Well got a bit done today. Just finished fixing the bumper and splash shield. had an ingenious idea to fix the cracked bumper/fender link, took a chunk of the old splash shield, made a hole and bridged the gap. it worked PERFECTLY. then installed the new splash shield. take note for anyone ever doing this...the splash sheild from a 92 is quite different from a 93'*. The holes are all different! I ended up not using about 3 holes and had to make new ones. nut nonetheless, it looks spectacular! the bumper looks nearly 100% again! solid as a ROCK. Just that scrape that was there and then a few scratches.
corner light is confirmed to come in tomorrow morning at the dealership. 5 minute install.
Final Damage list?
Cracked Fender - 1 inch - Permanent
Cracked Bumper cover mount point - fixed $ FREE
Obliterated Corner Lamp - On order - Fixed by 8 AM tomorrow $30
Smashed Headlight retainer - Replaced $5
Cracked Splash Shield - Replaced $5
Blood - Removed
Fur - Gone
$ OH yeah, FREE!
Hood Dent - Permanent
I think I got off pretty easy.
Went to my local shop and they pulled off my old keyed lugs and installed the new regular lugs for only $10.
I was ecstatic. Took him about 20 mins only, but most of that was on the front wheels. Those lugs were ON there.
Greased my tie rods but for some reason my ball joints won't accept grease. Its pissin me off.
Ball moves, but no grease will go in. Oh well.
Tossed the wheels back on and torqued them back to 100 ft lbs with a drop of oil on each stud. SO much better.
So anyways, Its 10 PM here and I STILL have tons to do.
Probably getting to sleep around midnight-1 am and gotta get up by 6:30 and do a load more. Light should be at the dealer by 7:30-8 am, then so some more stuff. Gotta be at the airport by 10 at the latest. Should be interesting.
13 hours left in Wisconsin! Not to return for a while.
I'll be sure to take some pics of the fixed up left front corner before I take off.
And Les! Thats friggin hilarious! Haha. Not common, jees. Sitting at a TRAIN CROSSING and a deer hits you. I'm sorry, but thats a good one. Reminds me of those Chevy Malibu commercials where the lady runs into the Malibu parked on the street. "Soon there will be a car you can't ignore."
I guess its pretty easy to ignore a t-bird.