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Old 14 Sep 2012, 01:13 pm
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A dump truck in front randomly spit out a couple small rocks, the lanes were full so there was no room to move to avoid it. One bounced off the front of my car, leaving a bullet hole, right to the metal, even denting my hood. Just so mad it happened in the first place... Now I gotta fix it, not him...

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Old 14 Sep 2012, 01:56 pm
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My cars (not PT and thankfully not my Vette) got hit twice by two different trucks. I caught up and got the firm the trucks was hauling for and tracked them down. Both cracked the windshield. One truck carrying stones, accepted that it was a stone from the load of the truck and paid for my car to be fixed. The other, tracked down what the truck was carrying and said that the load couldn't do the damage and that the rock that hit my car came from the wheels. THAT is covered by my own insurance since it's road debris.
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Old 14 Sep 2012, 02:02 pm
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A dump truck in front randomly spit out a couple small rocks, the lanes were full so there was no room to move to avoid it. One bounced off the front of my car, leaving a bullet hole, right to the metal, even denting my hood. Just so mad it happened in the first place... Now I gotta fix it, not him...
That sucks! Sorry man
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Old 14 Sep 2012, 02:55 pm
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be happy you weren't hit. 2 weeks ago i thought i got shot at. i heard a loud ping sound right next to my head and then felt a pain in my arm. here's the dent it left.

it was a 9/16" nut. i still wonder if it was kicked up from the road or fired from a slingshot. either way, i leave my windows part way up now.

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Old 14 Sep 2012, 11:00 pm
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Yeah, you're right, it could have been worse.
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Old 15 Sep 2012, 06:43 pm
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I had a block of snow slide off the top of a utility truck going in the oppasite direction and thought it was coming through the windshield. I ducked down fast and couldn't turn around in the traffic to catch up to the truck. Boy, that was scary and it left a 2 ft. dent in my Cruiser hood on the left. I got most of it out except for under the rearward crease on the rear left side. I guess I'll have to wait until something worse happens (hopefully not) before it gets fixed or add a couple of side portholes.
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Old 17 Sep 2012, 08:56 am
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Had someone ask if the car was shot at, then I had to go into the whole explanation. Not sure what's wrong with some people. Still want to fix this, but thinking of the best way to do it, for the least dollars and least time, since it's my daily driver.
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Old 17 Sep 2012, 04:19 pm
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be happy you weren't hit. 2 weeks ago i thought i got shot at. i heard a loud ping sound right next to my head and then felt a pain in my arm. here's the dent it left.

it was a 9/16" nut. i still wonder if it was kicked up from the road or fired from a slingshot. either way, i leave my windows part way up now.
Holy Balls!!!!!!!!!
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Old 17 Sep 2012, 04:26 pm
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did that comem in your window?????
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Old 17 Sep 2012, 04:48 pm
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did that come in your window?????
yes sir! i was doing about 70 at the time.

OP do you have a pic of your hood? maybe someone can give better repair advice if they see it
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