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Old 05-12-2015, 12:56 AM   #1
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ZL hits Armadillo (Bloody Photos)

I hit an Armadillo on the way home.


Splitter is cracked











On a good note it wasn't a deer.

I guess tomorrow I will talk to the body shop or insurance company, not sure I may just fix it myself.
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Old 05-12-2015, 01:15 AM   #2
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Thats a brutal scene. It might be worth to replace it on your own.

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Old 05-12-2015, 01:59 AM   #3
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I don't think it will be pocket change to repair and repaint.

A disintegrated Armadillo Vs a ZL1
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:01 AM   #4
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The bone chips on the paint.
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:14 AM   #5
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Well now, that just sucks. And you're right - good thing it wasn't a deer.

I hit a deer back in '98 in a 9 day old '98 Z/28 doing 70 mph on I-75 south of Wapakoneta here in Ohio. My car was totaled by the insurance company because after I hit the deer, I slid off the road, down into the right side of the road's steep embankment, back UP the embankment and through the right of way fence into the adjoining woods about 15 feet.

The car's uni-body was twisted from the impact. And the deer? Dead of course with fur embedded in the cracked fascia and windshield surround.

I've got pics somewhere - it was ugly.

Glad you are ok - the car can be fixed.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:31 AM   #6
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Glad you're safe...

Seems to me to be a lot less damage than I would have thought hitting those little armored bastards.

I hit a possum once in my Charger SRT8, and it wiped out the bumper, radiator support and radiator (cracked right where there trans fluid went in).
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:03 AM   #7
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The splitter itself is fairly inexpensive. I had mine replaced at the dealer a year or two ago for $170 installed.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:56 AM   #8
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On a positive note, you will never hit that armadillo again.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:04 AM   #9
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There is a complete new black bumper for sale right now in the ZL1 parts section.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:37 AM   #10
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Can we assume that the armadillo was uninsured
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:25 PM   #11
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Can we assume that the armadillo was uninsured

....Sorry about the car OP, hopefully you can get it repaired nicely and for not a lot of money. Dang Armadillos.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:37 PM   #12
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I was about to say that North Florida is known for armadillos (I have family there). Good luck with the fix.
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:30 AM   #13
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Watchout with what you touch, they carry mycobacterium leprae....Id spray it off and make sure to use gloves when you touch any of that if you do.
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:18 AM   #14
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Talked with adjuster today scheduled for repair on Tuesday. No paint work required and from what we can tell no underneath damage. More to follow...
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:27 AM   #15
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That is good to hear. Most of the other parts are relatively easy to replace.
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Old 05-14-2015, 03:55 PM   #16
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Dang! All in all, I'd say the car held up pretty well! You definitely won that battle.

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Old 05-20-2015, 11:00 PM   #17
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Just a quick update. ZL is still under the knife damage is not bad at all. Should be ready tomorrow or Friday.




They ordered a new windshield washer fluid tank.


The good news is the work is done by one mechanic in a separate building and he only does Corvettes, BMW, Z-28 and ZL-1. So far can't complain.

Let's say after seeing new Corvette wrecked I don't feel bad about mine.
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