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Old 03-27-2012, 02:48 PM
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Bad day at the office

I was driving over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, and just past the first tunnel, with a semi beside me, I noticed a fat seagull up ahead in the roadway. The gull was focused on some roadkill, was too slow to get in flight, and this is the result.

Bad day for the windshield, and my blood pressure, but worse for the bird.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:52 PM   #2
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Damn! That's no good, did you drive with you head out the window like Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura?

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Whoa! Man, that sucks...not worth a windshield to reduce the flying rat population by only one. Now if you'd scored four or five...

Doesn't look like there's any body damage, though. To your Jeep, I mean.
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Doesn't look like there's any body damage, though. To your Jeep, I mean.
Yeah, could have just a easily been a grill/radiator, so look at the positives!
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I'd have been worried about damage to my seat...stain damage!! Glad you're ok. That looks like zero fun.
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Yikes. Glad it's just a windshield.
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Sorry to seeit--

Looks like another argument for --

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Sorry to seeit--

Looks like another argument for --

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Hahahaha...
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Just a bird did that to the windshield?
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Yikes ! Glad you're ok! (But sorry about the bird, and your windshield).
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:17 PM
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A bird and 55 mph of force. Yeah, I really was Ace Ventura--two more hours of driving to get to the Courthouse, then 2.5 hours back to meet the windshield guy at my house. You should have seen the looks. All good now, but a sketchy morning.
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WOW, crazy. Glad your OK, and i bet you got some looks
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I think your past due on your inspection.



Sorry about your windshield.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:26 PM
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I got the new inspection right after the windshield was replaced. All legal now.
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Hope that's covered by insurance!
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Hope that's covered by insurance!
"why yes Mr. insurance agent, it WAS a rock that hit my windshield. A really big rock with fluffy white feathers"
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Good job keeping things together!!! that could have caused one hell of a wreck.
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Heard about a company that makes a full polycarbonate windshiled for the JK.
see if I can find the link.
Doesn't cost much more than that tough as peanut brittle stock wind screen.
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Whoa! Man, that sucks...not worth a windshield to reduce the flying rat population by only one. Now if you'd scored four or five...
LOL for some reason a certain quote from Independence Day with Will Smith popped into my head.............. (I've slightly modified the quote, see if you can figure it out )

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Wait until I get another windshield! I am going to line all your friends RIGHT BESIDE YOU!
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Wait until I get another plane.... right after he led the alein ship through the canyon and smashed it into the cliff wall.
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I drove from NC to OH then to CO when I moved. I just got my oil changed and I have 7 more rock chips in my windshield and just the other day I hit a bird with the top of my windshield/roofline. No damage but man I've never had any rock chips in my other cars. Got to love that perfectly straight up and down windshield.
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never heard of anyone hitting a seagull...that is intense. glad you are okay !
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I was driving over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, and just past the first tunnel, with a semi beside me, I noticed a fat seagull up ahead in the roadway. The gull was focused on some roadkill, was too slow to get in flight, and this is the result.

Bad day for the windshield, and my blood pressure, but worse for the bird.

You know we call that Natural Selection!
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My Dad's got a narley set of tools......I can fix that

Glad no one got hurt. Came close to hitting one those many times. Didn't think they would do that much damage.
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Your dad is a TV repairman huh??
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I drove from NC to OH then to CO when I moved. I just got my oil changed and I have 7 more rock chips in my windshield and just the other day I hit a bird with the top of my windshield/roofline. No damage but man I've never had any rock chips in my other cars. Got to love that perfectly straight up and down windshield.
When I bought my '12, the dealer made a point to tell me I would get a broken windshield for sure due to the up and down design

Got them to throw in the windshield coverage thing for 5 years
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When I bought my '12, the dealer made a point to tell me I would get a broken windshield for sure due to the up and down design

Got them to throw in the windshield coverage thing for 5 years
How it works is Geico will covered 2 chips per service claim free as sort of preventative maintenance cause they won't cover cracks or broken windshields within doing a claim. I guess I can do this 6-8x a year. Check and see if your insurance covers it because I didn't know mine did.
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I have to wonder...... How did they change the design of the windshield so dramatically that JK windshields break so much easier than the TJ design ? My 97' TJ has 163,000 miles on it. It looks like it was sandblasted, but has never cracked

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