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Messed my rear bumber up pretty bad the other night

was backing up in the dark and rainy night and couldn't see a steel column and ran into it. the tailgate has a dent on it from hitting a piece of my trailer. Considering turning it into insurance under comp, or fixing it my self. either way i am thinking 08+ bumper and tailgate if they will bolt up?

anyone care to estimate the damage for me and maybe a parts list of what i'll be needing?







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First thing would be get rid of that ugly Georgia Tech Tag

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First thing would be get rid of that ugly Georgia Tech Tag
Haha, maybe I should get pics with the Georgia Tech Tailgater hitch cover in with the beer opener as well! Can't be mad at me for representing my Alma Mater!
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True that! Have you checked to make sure the brackets were not bent? If its just a tailgate and bumper it will just bolt up.

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True that! Have you checked to make sure the brackets were not bent? If its just a tailgate and bumper it will just bolt up.
well the metal part of the bumper is bent down and touching the hitch, which worries me. just sucks because i wasn't even going that fast. wish it would of hit the hitch like most things do!
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Hitch looks like it should be OK, its not bent down too far that i would say it bent it or anything,

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My neighbor is in the bumper business and they can fix them a lot cheaper than buying a new one. Bumper man is a franchise and bumperman.biz has people in Georgia that work for the franchise. it worth a shot?
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bah, buy a new 08 rear bumper, bolts right up, then go get an 08 tailgate, and mine as well get a set of 08 tail lights too to match it all, then order yourself a drives side lower hinge for the 08 tailgate as it is different then ours..bango complete..your truck looks brand new..dont fix the dent..its a reason to upgrade..

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bah, buy a new 08 rear bumper, bolts right up, then go get an 08 tailgate, and mine as well get a set of 08 tail lights too to match it all, then order yourself a drives side lower hinge for the 08 tailgate as it is different then ours..bango complete..your truck looks brand new..dont fix the dent..its a reason to upgrade..
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Can check salvage yards also, find a 08+ truck that has beeen totaled but hit on the sides or front. And if you cant find a new one at least get a 99-07 stuff.

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