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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-16-2009, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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So last Fall I swerved to miss a deer and hit a mailbox instead. Crinkled the front of the right fender, the hood, and put a dent in the grille. I didn't think it was worth turning into insurance. Come Spring I would like to fix it and make my Jeep purty again. I was originally just going to get a junkyard fender and hood and bang out the grille. However, after doing some poking around I can see rust beginning to take it's toll on both front fenders. There is a brace underneath that collects crud and rusts out the tops of the fenders. So, I was thinking of buying some flatfenders, getting a used hood and fixing the grille. I saw these on the interwebs and while they are pricey, I like the fact that they are a complete, bolt-on kit.

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Anybody use them before? All thoughts and comments are welcome.
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I put the TNT fenders on my '98 last fall and am really pleased with the quality. I put the LED lite dots in for turn signals. Had to make one bracket to mount the manifold for my OBA, which had been mounted on the ABS tray on the old inner fender. They're strong and a great fit. They didn't take any modifications to mount. Took the Jeep out the day after mounting the fender and smacked a tree pretty hard with nothing but scuffed paint to show for it. You won't be disappointed.
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Quick word of advice...next time-HIT THE DEER! I have seen far too many serious accidents/fatalities that would have been nothing if the driver hadn't swerved....it's a lot better to hit a deer than a tree, or parked car...

Secondly, hitting a deer goes on your comprehensive- it's not counted against you or your rates, and the kind of damage you have probably would have netted you enough to buy the tube fenders and an AEV hood....probably a new grille, too.

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Quick word of advice...next time-HIT THE DEER!
Yeah, many people have told me that. Thing is, it was more of a knee jerk reaction than anything. All of a sudden there was a big thing in front of me. I didn't even register what it was until after I swerved. It was sort of like flinching when something comes at your face. I was pretty upset about it but my 4 year old daughter put everything into perspective when she said "It's okay, Daddy. It's just the Jeep. We can fix it." I was really glad (and lucky) nobody got hurt.

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my 4 year old daughter put everything into perspective when she said "It's okay, Daddy. It's just the Jeep. We can fix it."
Kids have a way of speaking the truth, don't they!

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It's been awhile!!!

What's the latest on this MTP? You getting some flat fenders??

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What's the latest on this MTP? You getting some flat fenders??
That is still the plan. I need to sell my truck and/or videotape some weddings to come up with a little cash. I have been looking on the For Sale section on this board for a good, used hood and maybe grille for cheap. Maybe a Fall project?

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