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Old 10-03-2007
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Son OF A..... another Accident mod

Well coming home from work last night about two miles from my house i was tooling along about 55mph and all of a sudden a deer decides he want to cross the street directly in front of MY vehicle needless to say he wont be walking anywhere else ever again and here is the damage done to my baby.
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I have had 2 deer commit suicide while I was driving. The only good thing is it's an act of God so your insurance doesn't go up but it doesn't really help much being without during repair. Many years ago the State of CT paid your repairs bills but they stopped that.

I remember heading souther 95 near the Mystic int he passing lane. I was getting ready to pull over to the right lane but saw an older battle wagon come flying up. I saw the brake lights on the 18 wheeler in front me go on so I slowed down. Then I saw why a dear was coming across the median. The deer jumped over the guard rail across the front of the 18 wheeler and landed so that the car barreling down the right lane had it end up laying across the front of the hood. As I drove by the car was taking the exit and steam was coming out. It reminded me of the old pictures of guys strapping deer kills on the front of their cars.

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Eww! your second toes longer than your big toe!
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Wow, the deer did some good damage there.
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Think a brush guard would of helped at all?
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those things bend like wet spaghetti
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Sorry about the deer run in, i know I would be so mad if that happened to me. I put a push bar with brush guards on when i got my truck and man, they have paid for themselves 3 times now.
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those things bend like wet spaghetti
really? Cause i was seriously thinking of getting one now.
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Depends what its made out of... most are for looks only
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That sux, stupid deer sometimes. A lot of times a grill guard will bend and go into you fenders and hood causing more damage. That is why I invested in my baby, bring it on bambi

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sorry for your truck

did you have deer for dinner????
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that sucks.....i hit one a couple winters ago, got my truck back from being fixed and hit another one the next morning...pissed me off...
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sorry for your truck

did you have deer for dinner????
no unfortuneately the meat was all screwed up not even worth keeping and it was only about 150lbs and only a four point and i even broke one of the antlers when i hit it so i couldnt even keep the rack not that i would have anyway bein so small.
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That is why I invested in my baby, bring it on bambi

Nice!
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Well found out my estimate today the grand total for repairs replacment and repaint is ............................$3568.00


but the good part is i only have a $50 deductible YYAAYY!!

Oh Yeah i told them the put on a powerdome hood with the factory honeycomb grill instead of the "XLT" value crapage and their replacing my lower valence which i broke forever ago offroading, score one for the home team
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Glad you got it worked out the way you wanted! Sucks though.
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Hope you are back in the driver seat again soon. Glad that you weren't hurt to!

(Elmo beat me to my other question....)

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my wife took one out year before last i think it was, only thing it did was blow out the light bulb replaced it and kept going
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last accident i got in, i upgraded the whole front end and am very happy with it. accidents happen for a reason. post pic on the new shiny frnt end when you get it!!!
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YAY got the truck back today, after two days of fighting with the dealership to send the body shop the right friggin hinge for the hood. but i got her back with everything that i asked for and it looks awesome. pics up later i am at work right now.
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Knock on wood, ive never hit a deer.. but if i do, you better beleive i will have his antlers / head mounted...

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Hey buddy how much would you charge to make another one of those LOL???
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Sorry bout resurrecting such a dead post but Finally got around to getting a picture but she needs a wash bad and it is a crappy cell phone pic CLick IT
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Eww! your second toes longer than your big toe!
I hear that means your Irish, my toes are like that and I happen to be Irish, so I guess it may be true.
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It must be true cause i am irish as well
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