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I got the call today to come pick her up! Needless to say I was amazed at the work done and the quality of the finished product! There's one thing wrong though. No scratches or mud. I have to correct that asap! Here's a few pics!

I had some of the trim blacked out since I was getting the truck entirely repainted. The bezel will be done in another week or two after I get a custom graphic made for the top of the bezel.



A brand spanking new "bling" plate was put on! Completely unexpected! I couldn't get the old one back as a trophy! Oh well...



Brand new sliders and mud flaps too! See how shiny and unmolested they are!



New stock rims!



Blacked out mirror bucket. I had the bumper wings done too.



Amazing body work all done with dolly and hammer work! Real sweet! Did I mention there is no "orange peel" at all with the paint? I love color sanding!



Brittany and Napoleon The Pig. I have to get them to pose for some shots together! Yes! More FJ porn!



All work was done by Erichs Auto Body in Niles IL. I can't say enough about these folks who worked some real magic!
 

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Looks great Phil....She needs a bath!....of MUD!....
 

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The miracle of insurance!:jester:
 

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ok why the fresh paint?
 

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Phil had a slight mishap that gave new meaning to the term "tree hugger". The good news is that he is all right and both fj's are back in action.

Glad to see her all fixed up! I can certainly appreciate the longing you go through without having your baby!
 

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I slid into and angled tree which crushed the upper drivers side from the mirror to the rear. There's pic in a thread in the midwest section here under the last Badlands outing in March. I made the insurance claim and all was well. The only thing I paid was the deductible! I so love my Insurance agent!

Seven weeks in the shop and I'm itching to get her out again Steve! Then again, maybe I should take the FJ62 as I originally intended! I'm on vacation starting tomorrow. (FTW!)
 

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Phil good to see her back!

Now come here and nurse ours back to health :(
 

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This is part of the aftermath of the accident.



The damage also included the mirror buckets, door frame, half door frame, rear tail light, passenger side fender and a couple of deep gouges on the roof.
 

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Phil your truck looks great! I am glad to see everything is back to its pristine pre trail rash (for now).
 

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As the truck behind him at the time I got to watch the whole thing, Im just mad I didnt have popcorn....

I think Im going to call that phils tree, but you are by no means the first to challenge that tree. It has been a point of entertainment for years. I even got on Jessie Colms ass (xtreem 4x4) last year because she stuck her hand out to catch the same tree while driving woodys fj40
 
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