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Hi Dave,

My truck was backed into a pole and it dented my rear bumper and the corner panel behind the bumper.  The corner of the tailgate was bent a little and will only open half way.  Any idea of repair costs or some kind of estimate and what I would be looking at?  It won't need any paint, just a new bumper and a little work to get my tailgate to open.  I appreciate any thoughts.

Thank You!!!
Jevon

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Hi Jevon....Judging by your description of the damage in regards to the tail gate only opening about half way, unfortunately, there is a distinct possibility that the lower corner of the box panel has been pushed inward. This would cause the tailgate corner to be bent, and to not open completely. Without seeing the damage, and judging from past experience in repairing similar damage, my guess for cost would be in the area of $1500 to $2000. This would include repairing the box panel and tail gate, refinishing them both, and installation of new rear bumper assembly.

Hope this gives you an idea of the possible cost. If you could send me a picture or 2 of the damage, I could give you a more accurate estimate.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to write me back....Thanks....Dave.

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Dave Norgardt

Expertise

Absolutely anything autobody related... Frame repair, suspension, alignment, panel replacement, panel repair, fiberglass, plastic repair, paint, air bags, etc.....

Experience

Over 30 years in related areas. 25 years in HEAVY frame repair, suspension, and alignment procedures. As well as panel replacement and repairs, etc.....

Education/Credentials
Journeyman Autobody Technician with Red Seal/Interprovincial certification from N.A.I.T. in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Top Achiever award second year, also from N.A.I.T. Also have Platinum status from I-Car Canada...Also have Journeyman Partsman Certificate, Lethbridge, Alberta...

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Second Year Top Achiever from N.A.I.T.Edmonton

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