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Old 08-05-2003, 02:04 AM   #41
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Well he had a peice from the TP to a filter box and everything was glued together from the filter box down to the airdam. The bird when thump and got stuck in the second 90* bend just b4 the filter box. What a bad day for the bird. A 3" (or so) bird and only one 3" hole on the entire car and the little thing (well big thing) gets a ringer....
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I remember the first time I hit a deer. It was in my Firebird when it was only 2 months old.
It jumped out and I didn't even have time to hit the brakes. Hit it at 80 mph square on the front end. It wasn't a very big deer. Just a baby. Pushed my lights in and imbedded it'* hoofs into the urethane bumper. Also embedded all of its entrails inside my rad. When it hit it flew out in front of the car, as I was slowing down braking, it hit again and then flew over the car landing behind it. Dead before it hit the ground......but I still got out and kicked the damn thing in a mad fit of rage.
There was so much splatter all over the windshield and front end, I drove to a local self wash station.
The woman who was washing her car beside me freaked when she saw the mess and almost fainted when the liver dropped out from the rad. I told her that the damn kid shouldn't have been playing on the road and then she really did freak.

Oh, I told her the real truth after she calmed down a little.
.....it did help to ease my pain....
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Old 08-05-2003, 02:10 AM   #43
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Ya that sux...now I know why he couldn't get the bird out if everything was glued together

How well did his R/A work? (Before the bird ) Wouldn't it be better for the PVC to be a smoother route to the filter instead of hard right angles? Or wouldn't it matter at high speeds. Just wonderin'.
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Old 08-05-2003, 02:17 AM   #44
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It helped a little i think, but he isnt the best engineer, so i think it could have been a lot better. And now he has a second chance
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My dad hit a cow with his VW Bug at 45 mph--broke the floor pan in half just behind the pedals. He drove it home, all the while this feet were shifting left and right in relation to his body. He was in Mexico going to Med school and didn't have money. Had he stopped, the police would have fined him (they think all Americans are rich).

He then took it to a "body shop" where they took a rubber mallot and pounded the roof back out. They then hooked a chain around the front bumper and a tree and proceeded to back up repeatedly in order to "straighten" the body

They then replaced the hood, bumper, and front axle, and welded the floorpan back together. That became the car I learned to drive on...and I eventually inherited it as my first car--but not before my older sister pulled out in front of a car (T-bone on the drivers side door), backed over some railroad ties (there went the rear fenders and the rear aprin) and pretty much trashed the 4 speed transaxle and the engine. By the time I got it, it was using a quart of oil every fillup--at 15 mpg. I eventually replaced the engine with one out of a '73 bug.

I have personally encountered one deer, several turtles, a raccoon, a dog, a cat, several small rodents, several birds (one punched through my grill and flattened my radiator fins), a UPS Truck, some snakes, and had a near miss with 15 pigs that decided they wanted to sun on the back side of a small hill in the middle of a country road (while driving an International Harvester straight truck).

What can I say...look out, here I come.

BTW, none of those were intentional. I drove truck for a living, so the chances of me hitting something were increased by the sheer number of hours and miles I was on the road

Can we find an emoticon with a VW backing up while hooked to a tree?
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encountered one deer, several turtles, a raccoon, a dog, a cat, several small rodents, several birds (one punched through my grill and flattened my radiator fins), a UPS Truck, some snakes, and had a near miss with 15 pigs that decided they wanted to sun on the back side of a small hill in the middle of a country road (while driving an International Harvester straight truck
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I may have to go with the vegitarian entre'.
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Thats classic *fists pounds on desk*
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