Will Any Carrier Touch an Old Van Modified into a Pickup?

Jan 15, 2016

  1. BlockO
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    I have a customer with an old Ford Econoline van that has somehow been cut off and modified into a pickup truck.

    will any carrier touch that?

    bonus points if you're licensed in Michigan. I'll send him your way. none of my carriers want it.
     
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    check with an auto owners agent.
     
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    check with progressive
     
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    surprised to see auto owners on that list, but I'll pass it along....

    already tried progressive. they said no.

    thanks guys.
     
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    Have you tried Haggerty? I know they do some modified stuff but I've never ran into this situation.

    Dan
     
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    thanks DJS. I forgot about Haggerty. I'll give them a try.

    I did try American Collectors, who said they would only insure it if it is a show car.

    I'd probably pay $10 just to see this ride. but I doubt it counts as a "show car". :)

    but I forgot that Haggerty does do modifieds, so I'll check.
     
    BlockO, Jan 16, 2016
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    At least in MN they will do salvaged/modified I believe its a 10% surcharge
     
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    Did you try Leland West? I have used them and they have found some rates that beat Haggerty.
     
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    thanks for the suggestions.

    Haggerty and Leland West both said no. Auto Owners hasn't returned my voicemail message, so I'm assuming that's a no just like everyone else.

    A lot of these specialty carriers avoid Michigan like the plague because of the medical requirements. but many said no before I told them what state. so they wouldn't have covered it regardless of location.

    Going to let this one go.... not worth the time I've already spent on it.
     
    BlockO, Jan 20, 2016
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