Yup, you guess it, this is the sequel to "When ricers attack". I nailed Bambi's dumbazz last Sunday morning with my white '92 9C1 on the road between home and work tonight. I figured I'd try out rebuilt tranny no. 2 in the last month after picking her up Friday afternoon. She shifts great! Shifted great all the way into that 8 point Buck @ 40 MPH!
I was cruising all of about 40 MPH and at the last second see the buck flying across the median in the directions of the headlights. So what do I do? Unlike what I tell everyone else to do which is floor it, I slam on the brakes and whilst my archaic ABS system thinks about stopping the car and I swerve into the right lane to see if I can get away from it only to have the stupid turd accelerate and practically jump in front of my car. I hit it and it tumples over onto the hood gouging it with it's impressive rack and then upon the car stopping it flies end over end about twenty feet away before tumbling to a stop and then getting up and limping/running away. Believe me, had I killed it, I have no aversions to picking up dead stuff thanks to my current means of income, I'd have had venison for a month!
I am fit to be tied. In the last month, a burnt up 50K mile tranny, a ricer-ruined wrecked blue 9C1, and now another torn up 9C1! Damage is reminiscent of my wife's blue 9C1 from the "Ricer" thread only in DIET flavor.
Well, here's that *DUW* as promised:
Indentions from the deer's antlers into the hood:
These two pics are of the replacement parts thus far:
Some of these were taken with and without the flash on to better contrast the damage. I started taking these immediately after I started banging the hood back out to accomodate the replacement lights so this is actually a tad better than the actual damage.
I spent most of the last Sunday afternoon in & out of the local Pick-a-part. I snagged a headlight housing and mounting bracket, corner lamp assembly, and a WHITE hood. No, not for clan meetings, an actual mint condition white hood off of another 1992 Caprice in the boneyard which I also robbed the lights from. It also had a nice white matching fender that I ran out of time to try and pull so I might be making a return trip over there tomorrow because I fear this car isn't long from the crusher as it's already pretty well stripped otherwise. So far I'm about $130 into it.
After about 30 mins of pounding on the old hood I got it bent back out far enough to allow the replacement lights room to mount. I know, why not replace the hood with the new one I got? The old fender is shoved inward so I might as well wait til I get the replacement. I got the lighting done last Sunday night and got everything bent back around as close to where it was with the current mangled hood and fender to accomodate the lights. My priority was the lights since the emissions inspection sticker ran out after Monday, October 31st. Perfect timing for all of this, yeah I know.
This crap this last month is geting just a little ridiculous with cars.