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Old 07-23-2017, 06:29 PM
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Picked up a project truck. Was looking around at insurance auctions and saw this thing. 2017 Silverado Z71 with 700 miles. It was in San Diego with AZ title, thats usually a bit fishy but it seemed like a good risk to take. Seems like someone bought this new in AZ and drove to San diego and crashed it and the insurance company didnt see like it was financially smart to tow it back to AZ to try and fix it and instead just decided to salvage the truck and sell it where it crashed, thats just my guess. For insurance to see if they can repair it, first they would have to tow it back to AZ, then take it to a shop to estimate the repair and see if its worth repairing? Well anyways, seems like i got a great deal on this thing at $16,800 for a $45-50k truck, the only reason i think it didnt go for more is because of the AZ title in CA.

The goal is to repair this thing, and bring it to a driving condition, then start planning upgrade for it, such as exhaust, lift, wheels, tires, tune etc etc... Enjoy the build guys, ill try to keep it fun and interesting if i can



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Old 07-24-2017, 03:51 AM
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The 2017 Silverado Z71 project arriving home, Will have a good look over at things and see how bad she really is, so far things are looking promising, so rta start and runs/rolls lol ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrL4c9Q-s1Q&t=60s

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Old 07-24-2017, 08:58 AM
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Good luck with the project. Have you tried registering the vehicle in CA ?
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:14 AM
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Good luck with the project. Have you tried registering the vehicle in CA ?
thats in progress right now, few loopholes need to jump thought cuz AZ title, blah blah
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:59 AM
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Taking a look at the damage a bit closer to see how bad it is and what parts ill be replacing.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnUipYZj3EA



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ0bd8o1GBw

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Old 07-28-2017, 07:08 AM
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After a quick wash it looks a little better and can see the damage better. The suspension is less damaged than i expected, the body is still pretty bad, will be looking for black painted fender and black doors if possible to find.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvGttFnenjA

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Old 07-28-2017, 07:11 AM
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The upper control arm arrived and it was time to install it with my little helped guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFFl1EWBeP8

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Old 07-28-2017, 09:45 AM
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i'm still amazed that the insurance company totalled this vehicle, could the cost back to Az been that much to make them handle it this way. keep the video's coming.
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:27 AM
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i'm still amazed that the insurance company totalled this vehicle, could the cost back to Az been that much to make them handle it this way. keep the video's coming.
the way i see it, in a way i got lucky, and from insurance point of view, for them to tow it back to AZ then to go thought shops to get estimates, it seems better financially to just dumb it at the nearest auction in CA where it crashed. Plus it was only start and not "drivebale" so they assumed the damage was much worse. The damage is not easy, plenty of things to replace, but i simply changed the upper control arm and i can now drive it to work and back as is lol
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Old 08-02-2017, 03:02 AM
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Upper control arm was installed, everything was checked and double checked and shes now on the ground and ready to roll.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZpmWkSkmUw

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