Hello Everyone, I thought I would share a quick story and some photos of my girlfriend's 2007 Armada. I always tell her to park in the driveway so her truck won't get hit out on the street (City of Boston). A police car involved in a pursuit lost control in our neighborhood and took out the rear of her Armada while it was parked in the driveway. Nobody hurt just property damage. The Armada was getting old so a month before the accident I cancelled the full coverage insurance (just my luck). Anyways, I had to put a claim into the city and chase them for just over a year before they paid us. This was during Covid and city workers were working remotely. I went a couple of weeks ago and bought and excellent condition used tailgate, rear bumper and left taillight for $600 at a scrap yard. My friend who is a body shop worker is doing the work and I am his cheap unskilled labor (ha, ha). Last evening we got the new parts installed and my friend began repairing the driver's side rear quarter panel/fender. The New England winters and the salt are a killer. He cut and welded new metal in place. The donor vehicle from a totaled 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid taxi cab. I guess technically our Armada is part Hybrid now (ha,ha). Maybe I e clean energy tax incentives or something. Here are some photos from the accident and last nights work. We still have a bunch of work to do including paint however we made good progress last evening. The vehicle has been off the road for a year and when the work is finished we plan on giving it to our son who will be getting his license soon.
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