My $1700.00 Deer

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Fog lights and bumpy are back on. It's a real PITA doing yourself, the new bumpy is a lot heavier than the original one. hint... loosen up all 6 brackets before hand. They are very adjustable when loose and makes fitting the new bumpy a lot easier. Now its just snap and go, shouldn't be to bad for the rest of it. But it will have to wait until the rain passes.
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It's so pretty and shiny! Don't go running into anything with it, lol!
That it is...
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I think my truck is a Chevy. It's funny they would put that on a piece of rubber buried behind all of the front pieces. I guess it's in case you forget what kind of truck it is when tearing it down.
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How much money did you save? Good job.
Well in excess of 1/2 the cost of the body shop estimate. Grand total of $618.09 for parts.

This included:
6 new bumper brackets. The body shop wanted to just replace the passenger side 3.

new air deflector that I have yet to put on because I'm short 4 clips from hitting the deer

new clips for the air deflector

new bumper

new upper bumper cover

new grill

new lights (including high output bulbs)

i kept the fog lights because they were undamaged. But a new pair would cost $54.00

So out of the $1698.21 estimate, minus my $100.00 deductible, minus $618.09 for the new parts. I got paid around $980.12 to fix my own truck. This is an exact number. Included having all parts shipped to my home. Of course when I shop on line I only buy if it's the lowest price and there is no tax and free shipping (I don't like paying Dick Durban sales taxes one little bit). I needed no special, new tools I had all the tools already. I did all the work myself, total time was about 6 hours, I figure about another 30 minutes to put the air deflector on. So basically I made $150.79 an hour to fix my truck :) no too shabby for a crealcritter
 
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