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Old 10-31-2007, 12:20 AM   #31
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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 $ FREE
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.
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Old 10-31-2007, 08:11 AM   #32
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Called the dealer while I was there and just ordered a new side lamp instead. $30. Picking that up tomorrow morning.
I didn't get no call...and it shouldn't have cost $30

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Yeah, but could you have gotten it to me by this morning? anotherwords...by tuesday afternoon? Looks amazing tho. Got pics, but the card is in wisconsin...might take a while to get the pics.
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The irony is overwhelming.

Oh. So I know I can JB weld that rear bracket back in, but umm...the bracket is gone...so...maybe replace the whole fender? seems kinda stupid..but umm..how else do yah do it?

I will be taking this apart tomorrow and seeing how it all goes together. I could use a little guidance from someone who knows how the front ends of these cars are put together. Crash, I know you do, you basically rebuilt your hole front end.

I just need a headlight bracket and corner light and fab up something for the back of the corner light and umm, I'll be good to go.

this just added to my already hectic list of things to do before I leave here on wednesday.
If you are interested I have a driver'* side corner corner lamp in the For Sale forum. It'* off a 93 Bonne.
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Sorry on the pic delay guys, had to get the pics from up there.

Here is how it looks after me replacing the splash shield, bumper support and corner light...

Sorry for the car being so dirty.

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That'* very clean! I love those after pictues! I'm very happy to see no fur left over. It'* weird to say, but even a few thousand miles after the last deer smash, with the parts replaced, there was still some deer fur found on the fog lights and around that area. Did you see any?
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Wow! the area that had the damage is looking really good!.
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