|12-06-2013 12:57 PM|
You should be able to push those dents out of the plastic by heating them up with a hair dryer or a heat gun....The fender is another story. You could drill some small holes on both sides of the breaks and "lace" it back together with wire.....Yea, I know, it'll look like Sh-t but it's better than flopping around and you could still drive it while you hunt down parts.... ( Or more Deer )... Small pieces of metal bolted to the fender across the breaks would also hold it together for a while....
Good Luck..... "BH"
|12-06-2013 11:25 AM|
Depending on what your driving like a lifted 3/4 ton truck + anything smaller and the moose 9 out of 10 goes over the hood and ends up in the front or rear seat.
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|12-05-2013 10:24 PM|
I was considering these:
But it looks like our forum vendor stopped selling them a couple of weeks ago.
|12-05-2013 08:23 PM|
|Mikel01||Malicious maniacal intent.|
|12-05-2013 05:44 PM|
Got me too when this 2010 was just bought. $7600 damage
|12-05-2013 11:14 AM|
|slmorley||I have a, as new, front bumper, off a 2013 Wrangler, anyone can have for free. Local pickup only Western North Carolina.|
|12-05-2013 10:37 AM|
That said it is 100% legal to disable your airbag.
|12-05-2013 10:10 AM|
|back in the game||Yeah I would leave the front bumper alone. Save up for a steel one!!|
|12-05-2013 09:56 AM|
My wife's parents live an area that is nothing but deer. One of my big concerns is hitting one...(especially on our motorycles). I'm thinking that if I wanted to, I could probably justify getting an inexpensive steel bumper for that reason alone.
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|12-05-2013 09:24 AM|
|NFRs2000NYC||Don't replace it with an OEM bumper unless you want to deal with this again, and next time, you may not be so lucky and actually suffer an injury. Get a steel bumper.|
|12-05-2013 01:49 AM|
|Lusus_Naturae||The one thing I have always worried about is having a deer set off the airbag somehow. I know is shouldn't but it still worries me. All those years driving little cars before I found Jeeps.|
|12-05-2013 12:50 AM|
|Justgot2hunt||Funny how an animal SOOO smart in evading us hunters can be so dumb about crossing a road !! Good luck picking new stuff.|
|12-04-2013 11:11 PM|
|907JEEP||Ill take a deer over a moose any time. Moose demolish vehicles in alaska all the time.|
|12-04-2013 10:51 PM|
|Jeepinallday||LOL i just nailed a small doe about a 100 yards from my home. Key is the smash the gas not the brake, raises the front up. Threw her in the back, and had her cleaned, baged and in the freezer in and hour. Happy Jeep Huntering. Great excuse for a bad *ss bumper and fenders!|
|12-04-2013 08:03 PM|
|sledder2006||Thanks guys. It was really foggy when I him. Never even saw him coming. My estimate was 980 so I decided to turn it in. Already ordered a new fender from Amazon and I think I am going to go with an aftermarket bumper. I really like the old school look of the Smittybuilt tube bumper. Except nowhere to mount the fog lights. Whats the reason most people do not like their products? I never see any good reviews of them but I don't know why.|
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|12-04-2013 01:25 PM|
|i_am_montes||Dang... you're lucky that's all the damage to the vehicle.|
|12-04-2013 01:14 PM|
|Mikel01||Earl the zombie loves deer. A little closer....closer|
|12-04-2013 01:08 PM|
But....i recently switched to a 1000 dollar broadform deductible. If its not my fault, no deductible. It only cost 5 dollars a month. Im a perfect driver so this works for me. Im sure a deer collision wouldnt be at fault....
Of course i live in michigan where insurance is retarded...
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|12-04-2013 10:26 AM|
|Dare||time to mod, that's the exact reason we added a modular system to Dixie, deer are all over around us. Glad that's all that happened could have been worse.|
|12-04-2013 10:22 AM|
I just put on an XRC mod bumper with stinger. A week later smacked a deer. Poor basterd didn't have a chance. The stinger kept him away from the jeep and pretty much impaled the deer. And no damage at all to the bumper. I know it's a shittybuilt but held up great.
|12-04-2013 10:04 AM|
|Strokerswild||Try hitting one on a motorcycle once....|
|12-04-2013 06:48 AM|
|n3tfury||Very lucky. That damage is nothing.|
|12-04-2013 06:15 AM|
I love deer, so yummy. Nothing like killing dinner with a jeep.
If it was me i would go around get estimates and get the insurance to cut me the check. The prices for stock parts are probably higher than aftermarket. You could get metal bumpers. Id probably stick with the factory flares.
Unless theres bent metal, its easy diy work...
|12-04-2013 01:27 AM|
Take a look at Craigslist too. We often get cheap/free bumper ads in there for stock.
Or it could be time to upgrade.
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