I just got my truck back from the body shop!
For sure those 3 piece tinfoil bumpers on the gmt-900s suck!
YES....I said 3 piece !
My right side of the rear bumper was pushed into the body when
I backed into a snow bank. The left side was BENT in and the quarter
panel bent pretty good from some a-hole sliding around a corner and
smashing into it while parked ! A trapped deer also dented in my door!
Poor truck worked hard and took a beatin' this year without a wimper
at 4 years old!
Since plow duty is done for the year my bud took it to his side work
shop and repaired and painted the body damage. He scrounged up
a left side bumper piece that was scratched and replaced on a
customers car ($225+ for that ONE piece at the dealer). He unbent
the other side with the help of a heavy friend, a pry bar and a couple
milk crates and re-installed my newly unbent/cobbled bumper !!!!!!!
Looks REAL good and can't tell anything was smashed at all for a
very reasonable $400 bucks cash!
Insurance estimate was $2000 bucks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Didn't want to do a insurance claim because you KNOW what happens
then at renewal time!!!!!!!!!!