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Old 06-21-2019, 05:47 AM
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My sweet Brain injury fiance- driving to work on 95. She doesn't remember how, but hit a retread that either came off a semi or had been sitting in the lane.

pics below (i hope) But She came home that night and i was upstairs, she had gone out to garage to get something out of that fridge and i hear my name VERY loudly. I come rushing down and she says "what happened to my star?" (the mercedes star)
I say "I have no idea?!" what is wrong? I am thinking someone vandalized or stole her mercedes emblem.

I go out to the garage and go "holy sheet!!!" "what did you hit?!"
she "Hit?!" " i don't know" she comes out with me and goes " oh no" " must have been that tire in the road"
I "what tire what hit??? were you in a wreck?!?"

She "I thought i told you"

"ahhhhhh, NO!" LOL brain injury fun LOL glad she was safe and not hurt.



anyway, look at pics and guess how much repair bill was




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$250 deductable
Old 06-21-2019, 05:53 AM
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Im not trying to be a dick and please dont take this the wrong way. But, is she safe to be driving with a brain injury and what sounds like some memory issues?
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
$250 deductable
Not on a Mercedes.
Old 06-21-2019, 05:57 AM
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Well from the looks of the picture. You need a new headlight cover. And a new “star”. I don’t know if the headlight is sold as a unit or if that piece is sold alone or as a part of the bumper valance.

Anyway, 500 in parts 500 in labor, 1k is my guess but that could range widely based on other damage and what comes as a unit.
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if it is the illuminated one it is $1000. plus labor, super secret Mercedes wiring needs to be done.
was going to put one on my girlfriend's car. I think the standard one was 300 or so.

oh the head light will get you another 500 or more. dealer here wanted 120 just to change a bulb. they are a bitch to do but not bad when you realize you are "paying yourself" $120 LOL
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Originally Posted by nhmetalguy View Post
Im not trying to be a dick and please dont take this the wrong way. But, is she safe to be driving with a brain injury and what sounds like some memory issues?
who really knows?? but yes. Drs have blessed it 100% Even w 90% brain power she is a way smarter person and safer driver than HUGE majority of the selfish nuts out there.

But i get your point and take NO offence. Its been a ride!

It's crazy but the injury has made her even sweeter than she was before. But yes tons of memory issues. She leans on her navigation a LOT

If you met her socially you would never know. Unless you hung around or talked to her enough where she repeats a story or forgets something in front of you.
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Its hard to see but the hood lip is crinkled too- star was not illuminated one- oh should say its a baby benz- c300
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$7,500
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$14,539
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Hood, bumper, grill, headlight. I’m seeing 5 figures.
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Have we seen pics. of the fiancé with the brain injury?

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It it is one of the moving headlights like a BMW the headlight alone is $1500.
Whole front end has to come off to be replaced.
the 4K price sounds about right.

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$1!

this is the price is right correct?
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Under 10k, more than 5k. I'll go $8,001

Set a time limit or put up a poll. Winner gets bragging rights.
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it really depends on who does the work!

my guy can do it for about $500-$1000 and make it look brand new. he works way to cheap!

standard body shop $2500

Mercedes $4000-$5000
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
Have we seen pics. of the fiancé with the brain injury?

only fair as much as i blather here.....

pic is prob weeks before the near death brain aneurysm


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