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Last night I was at Wal Mart and they had a fresh case of 1/24 JL. No whites. So I got the thirst on for some wl's and called down to the next town over (Saratoga) and they said they had a case unopened and I was welcomed to it. ALRIGHT!! I got some gas and headed down the I-87. Cruising at a speed of 75 MPH I was enjoying the night. At mile marker 35/4 SUDDENLY I see a HUGE rack of horns and a BUCK. I said GOLLY GEE(yah right!) Slammed the brakes and sorta veered to the right catching Mr. Buck in the hind quarter. I stopped at mile marker 35/5 and quickly surveyed my damage and deduced it was bad. Ran down to the next marker and ...no deer. He must have ran into the woods. Got back to the car and drove 5 miles to the town I was going to and discovered I could not turn right. Pulled into WALMAT and cried a little.
Well folks my worst fear came true, I hit another deer just like i imagined I would. Luckily I am ok and the Jeep is fixable. It gave me a new perspective, maybe its time to move on from toys...
If anyone knows me I put alot of time into this truck. It unfortunate that this happened, I feel bad for the DEER.
Notice the fur on the bumper end
I believe his head hit the door.
Last edited by NYSWLHUNTER; 05-31-2007 at 11:38 AM..
That stinks, they sure can mess up a paint job, can't they? I have to dodge a deer at least a couple of times a week, on the way to work in the morning. So far I've been lucky, but sooner or later I'm sure I'll tag one. Hopefully I'll be in the Rubicon when it happens, because if I smashed the Scrambler that way it would break my heart.
Good luck with the repairs.
Location: Sweating in Florida, dreaming of the NC Mountains.
Man that stinks, sorry to hear it. I have come close a few times but been lucky so far. Theres one stretch of road by me that seems to have an abundance of both Deer and wild Turkeys, and I have had to dodge them on more than one occassion.
Glad that your are okay. I feel your pain there. A few years ago I hit a deer just like you did. Dang deer left fur and chunks of meat on my bumper and brushgard, but it was still tuff enough to run off. But look at the bright side, vehicle can always be fixed or replace a life can not.
I'm sorry to hear about your misfortune. Glad to hear that you are okay with no serious injuries to yourself or your loved ones.
You don't have to move on from collecting toys......just take a break. Count your blessings, it could have been alot worse.
I had a black JEEP Cherokee similar to yours about 2 years ago. I only used it in the winter. It got about 11-12 mpg around town. I hated to drive it in the summer because I drove the speed limit and everyone wanted to pass me. I had a modified suspension and it didn't ride very good around town. I didn't have to worry about anyone wanting to pass me on unplowed roads with up to 8 inches of snow on them. The insurance on the JEEP wasn't worth keeping it as a 4th. vehicle since I hardly used it.
I see that you are from New York (license plate on your JEEP). I know some parts of the state of New York get some terrible winter weather, and you may live in an area of New York where you need a JEEP.
HAHAHAHHA!!! I WAS WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO SAY THAT!!!!
Thanks guys! I just hope nobody else has to endure hitting something in the chase for JL's. Drive safe and keep alert! Im now forsure getting the driving lights I wanted. Im almost done fixing it, I managed to straighten the fender by pushing it out from the inside with my foot. The rest is just bolt on, luckily, and I am just waiting for the yard to call me back to tell me that my parts are ready. If anyone remembers I had a similar JEEP, It was an 89', some of the parts I got are from that JEEP!
only going to cost me $267 plus a set of TORX drivers.
Funny thing, the manager at AUTOZONE said it "might" buff out
As long as you walked away unharmed then things should be OK. At least you didn't back into an out of state driver in a Target parking lot. That little incident did not help my insurance bill at all. I'll leave it at that.
And from the looks of your Jeep and what you have said you will be back on the hunt in no time.