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Old 03-29-2009, 12:23 AM   #1
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Default Deer@50MPH=New sedan front end!!!

Sup fellow Scoobaholics! Well ive searched all over this site and still got mixed results and a ton of “maybe” or “should” answers but never a definitive answer on how to swap sedan fenders onto a wagon. When this happened I figured I might as well seeing as everything is the same price and insurance was paying for it so why not! Heres my story:

I recently was driving from AZ to MN and everything was going smoothly…gorgeous weather and the scenery was everything to be expected . When I reached the border of Colorado it was starting to get dark and I love driving on those hills there so I figured this was gonna be the best part of the trip….little did I know how “exciting” it was gonna be…

I was cruising down the hills taking corners like a breeze when I came off one of the final turns to get outta the hills between NM and CO. I was going about 75-80 when I noticed a slight reflection come hoping into view off the right side of the road. When I saw that it was a deer I started to brake pretty hard but not full on ABS type braking…..my mistake lol.

The deer looked straight @ my headlights and wandered into the center part of the 2 lanes. The divider of the freeway there is a pretty steep drop off and had lots of those steel reflector markers so I knew it wouldn’t be a smart choice to try and swerve around it left… By the time the deer was in the middle of the road I was about 40 er so ft from it and hard on the brakes. It finally stopped looking @ me and took one final step to put itself right in front of my car =(

When I hit the deer it sounded like …..a very large pop can getting crunched lol. The deer rolled up onto my hood and tore off the hood scoop and rolled just barely enough onto my windshield to leave fur on the wipers hahaha. After I finally stopped the deer kinda rolled off my hood like ….a yo yo and rolled about 50 ft away and to the right. It was DOA and never moved a inch.

The car had stalled out and I restarted it to move it to the right shoulder and holy crap was it running terrible. When I was on the left side though 3 ppl passed me and never slowed down @ all >=/ I watched the rest of the heard of deer pass the freeway and almost get creamed by a greyhound bus but they managed to sprint outta his way. One thing I noticed is that when he honked his horn the deer stopped in their tracks…IMO don’t honk your horn @ deer when they get in front of you… just makes the amount of time they are in front of you longer.

Heres the aftermath:






After a variable mix of 4 letter words and numerous smacks against the steering wheel I got out to inspect the damage. Nothing was leaking thankfully. CO state patrol showed up and ran my ID and told me about how there are deer hit @ that exact same spot at least one every week…. Waited 1 hr for a flat bed truck to arrive and insurance …. Im not even going to delve into that BS.

And here is the finished product:





So to answer the conversion ?.. Parts you need to do a sedan fender conversion:
WRX sedan fenders
WRX sedan bumper skin
WRX sedan inner fender liners (front DUH)

Up next…. Stage 2 it, 1” lift and 215/75/15 BFGs, black out the headlights, and some DIY mud flaps!!!
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:51 AM   #2
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at least you killed the deer
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:27 PM   #3
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dinner?
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:37 PM   #4
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you should of thrown the deer on the tow truck, you would be eating free for a month lol
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:50 PM   #5
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you should of thrown the deer on the tow truck, you would be eating free for a month lol
Funny you should say that lol. I asked the tow truck guy if i could slide it on the back and he said no cuz he got a fine before for not having it "properly" secured........

O well deer season is only a summer away. Better get the bow out and dust it off lol
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