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Update on Blanche the Avalanche: accidents are expensive.

Yes her name is Blanche, and my Volvo’s name was Dolores...but I digress.

Got the estimate today - looking at $2500 and change. New rear bumper needed because she hit me hard enough to completely collapse the actual bumper below the cladding, new tail light on the passenger side, and roughly 6 hours will be needed on the quarter panel. I also found out that Escalade EXT tail lights are not a direct swap due to the LED pig tail, and the 2014 and up GM full size rear corner step bumper is not a direct swap for the 07-13 Avalanche (damnit). I can’t imagine the mounts are that different, and I plan to drive the wheels off this truck, so looks like I’ll have an eventual fab project if I ever get around to it.

I want that bumper, and those wheels in stock 22".

On the plus side Enterprise upgraded me to a 2015 Silverado LTZ Z71 at no charge. So I got that going for me, which is nice.

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