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post #1 of 5 Old 04-22-2013, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Correct Way to Fix Damaged Bed Quarter Panel

I dropped my 2010 F-250 Harley off to the body shop today, to get the rear quarter fixed. (Some clown hit me from behind at an angle). The quarter is now pretty much fubar.

Figured the best repair would be to r&r bed,and replace entire drivers side of bed - But the service writer recommended having it pulled & repaired instead. (Aqain, it is quite jacked up, got into all the compound bends/contours).

So as the truck waits for the Progressive adjuster to come out, I'm hoping you guys could please chime in and advise which is the best bet - entire new panel/side = my choice, or go with the pull and bondo bucket fix? Basically just want to look EXACTLY like new!

Thanks for any help/advice - Really hoping someone in the know can give me a heads up so I will know if I need to fight for the new panel..

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Your best bet would be to get a new panel. Having body filler is not a bad thing but you dont want a whole bunch filler because you would get cracking and it would eventually fall out. Getting a new panel is not bad just takes time drilling out and rewelding all the spot welds.
I would fight for the new panel for sure.

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Hey 4playin,

I appreciate the quick response.

With your advice, I informed the service writer that I would demand the bedside if necessary. When the Progressive claims guy finally came out, he passed on the info & I ended up with entire bedside to be replaced. So other the the hassle, everything should turn out well.

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Good deal, I'm glad they will fix it the right way for you. Its never fun fighting with insurance company's

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As I've learned, fixing anything on the bed of a truck is very timely and costly. I have a couple of marks on the exterior of my bed from where some LED bed lights were installed on the interior (the installer's drill bit went too far and cracked the paint and clear on the exterior side of my bed and I went to get a quote to fix it and the estimate is just over $2000. The body shop needs my truck for 5 days to do the repair properly and it sounds very invasive from the way the body shop appraiser was talking and describing the process.

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