GEN 1 Gen 1 Restoration Project / Cost Estimate help needed

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wazatataza

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if I was in your shoes, I wouldnt restore it. I would upgrade it all. My insurance paid my body shop 34k to fix a minor front end colision. The amount they charged for parts was absurd. The stuff I could of done with that amount of money…. I regret it being fixed by them every day, and not doing it all myself.

Instead of oe parts, look at the aftermarket. Go fiberwerx, SVC, and all the goodies. A restored salvage title raptor inst worth much, and modified one isn’t either. Might as well have fun with it.
 

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Before the accident with 115 miles on it I would think it would be worth at least 30k. If you have 10k for buy back and 10k to get the damage fixed that would leave you 10k to throw at what parts that might be needed for the suspension. If it hadn't been in the accident, you would have needed those suspension parts anyway. So, you are at a breakeven point if you want to keep the truck, if you want something newer it's going to cost a lot more than 30k.
115,000...not 115
 

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Raptor forum request



Dear fellow Raptor enthusiasts,



I hope this message finds you well. I am currently faced with a decision regarding my beloved 13 Gen1 Raptor that was involved in an accident. I went ahead and purchased it back from the insurance company for price of 10k, which means it now holds a salvaged/branded title.



I have been the proud owner of this truck for the past 8 years, and it has served me well. Fortunately, the frame, suspension, motor, and transmission were untouched in the accident. It has been under Ford's extended warranty (now void) and is still in great mechanical condition, although it does have high mileage and shows some signs of wear and tear.



A friend who owns a collision shop has inspected the damage and offered to handle the repairs for 10k. This would include several components such as the hood, headlights, grill and latches, radiator supports, radiator, radiator fan, AC condenser, transmission oil cooler, front bumper, driver and passenger airbags. Of those parts, some are OEM new, some OEM takeoffs, some aftermarket. At first glance, this seems like a reasonable deal, but I am not well-versed in this area and would appreciate some advice.



Recently, I had the opportunity to drive a 14 Gen 1 Raptor and realized that my 2013 model feels somewhat loose in the steering and suspension department. I believe it's time to consider the cost of servicing and replacing these worn-out components as well. It's surprising how gradually these parts degrade over time and feel "normal" until you experience a freshly maintained vehicle.



As someone who is not a mechanic, I would greatly appreciate your assistance in compiling a general list of items that I should address and the approximate costs associated with steering and suspension repairs. This could include shock rebuilding, bushings, bearings, dampers, and any other steering-related components that may need attention.



I currently reside in the Santa Clarita Valley area of SoCal, and I would also love to hear any recommendations you may have for independent shops in the vicinity.



In order to make an informed decision about whether to keep this truck for the long run or sell it in its post-accident, tired and worn condition, I would greatly benefit from ballpark cost estimates. As a reference, the truck has 115k miles on it, and the motor, transmission, and alignment are all running smoothly and have been regularly serviced. It's a stock truck with mid perch fronts on 35's, and it has been used extensively off-road but never abused.



Thank you all in advance for your valuable input!



Warm regards,
Once you know the frame is straight and motor/trans/drivetrain is good, take it to SVC OffRoad and dump the rest of the money into suspensions/bumpers/lights and never look back. You'll have an amazing prerunner for a long time to come!
 
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if I was in your shoes, I wouldnt restore it. I would upgrade it all. My insurance paid my body shop 34k to fix a minor front end colision. The amount they charged for parts was absurd. The stuff I could of done with that amount of money…. I regret it being fixed by them every day, and not doing it all myself.

Instead of oe parts, look at the aftermarket. Go fiberwerx, SVC, and all the goodies. A restored salvage title raptor inst worth much, and modified one isn’t either. Might as well have fun with it.
So that’s prolly what’s gonna happen. Emotions override intellect once again
 
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