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wrecked my xr...

blu xr

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heading home tonight after work i hit a deer (big doe) and destroyed my front grill & radiator.

it was rainy and light fog. i saw a deer up ahead and was about to slow down when another stepped in front o me.

here are the pics...

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Damn, that sucks dude! Nothing that cant be fixed though. Whats the plan with it?
 

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gonna take it to some local body shops and get estimates. id like to let the dealer fix it, but that may be pretty expensive.

it's got over 260k miles on it too...so is it even worth it? what do you guys think?
 

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That sucks! Sorry to hear that. Is your insurance going to cover some of it? Fixing it depends on the cost. I sure would want to fix it. They are going to be a classic.
 

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gonna take it to some local body shops and get estimates. id like to let the dealer fix it, but that may be pretty expensive.

it's got over 260k miles on it too...so is it even worth it? what do you guys think?
Well having worked at a body shop before, i can tell you it wont be a cheap fix but in my opinion still worth it assuming that the frame is solid and it runs good. But like madtrucker said, they will be a future classic and go up in value. If you ever wanted to do the front end update, now would be the time.
 

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Well having worked at a body shop before, i can tell you it wont be a cheap fix but in my opinion still worth it assuming that the frame is solid and it runs good. But like madtrucker said, they will be a future classic and go up in value. If you ever wanted to do the front end update, now would be the time.
i agree and feel they are already classics. gonna see what my insurance will cover...hopefully most of it because one of my rx7s is in the shop now and needs a rebuild.
 

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Ouch, that sucks. Hope you keep it going and get it fixed.
ive had it for a long time and still enjoy driving it daily. im already starting to get prices on parts.

i think ill go ahead a repair it regardless if insurance totals it out. im thinking they won't want to repair a 2005 truck with over 260k in the od
 

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If you are interested, I’ve got a handful of slightly used parts you might can use. A swb/grey grill, a set of aftermarket headlights, and some fogs I think. Will have to confirm the fogs. PM if you are interested. I can shoot you some photos.
 

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^ pm'd


looking at the pics and just noticed my front plate is missing...

i passed by that poor doe today and had another deer walk in front of my 86 tonight. it surprised me because the exhaust is so loud i figured it would scare everything off
 
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I got a swb front bumper, headlights, and grill all use. Willing to trade for one xrunner rim and two xrunner rim caps.
 

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looks like the insurance is not gonna cover it...so i'm on my own. seems this is going to turn into a rebuild thread lol...

anyone have a radiator laying around they want to sell?
 

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does anyone know of a good video that shows the removal of the front bumper and grill assembly? gonna start taking it apart tomorrow weather permitting...
 

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does anyone know of a good video that shows the removal of the front bumper and grill assembly? gonna start taking it apart tomorrow weather permitting...

There ya go. Its all pretty easy to do. These trucks are really easy to take apart.
 

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^ thanks for the link.
for some reason i thought there was one on our forum...maybe it was just a write-up.
 

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^ thanks for the link.
for some reason i thought there was one on our forum...maybe it was just a write-up.
Yeah im sure theirs a write up on here somewhere. I just did a quick google search lol
 

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found my license plate and a few other pieces lol...

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found my license plate and a few other pieces lol...

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I have most of the front end parts you need, aside from headlights and grill surround. I’m in NJ. You’re welcome to them.

Just upgraded my radiator so that and the shroud are just taking up space. I even have a steering rack since I installed a Tundra rack.

Edit: Painted parts are black.
 
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