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Friday, April 26, 2013

Daughter's New Ride

My daughter saved up some money and purchased her own car. A 1997 Mercury Villager Van. The price was right because it had body damage due to two deer accidents. Other than some outside cosmetic issues and some elbow grease to clean the inside out, the van looks fantastic.

Hubby and I took her down to the local salvage yard and found all the new parts for her van and hubby helped her put them all on. Now the van looks like new.. She paid $1,000 for the van plus $200 for the parts.. Can't beat that...

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Picture above shows the front damage from one of the deer the previous owner hit
 
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Before- picture of broken tail light and missing MERCURY letters
 
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After- new tail light with new MERCURY letters
 
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Before- ducktaped mirror from when the deer hit the car from previous owner
 
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After- new mirror
 
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Before- mirror was duct taped to stay on from another deer hitting car from previous owner
 
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After- new mirror installed
 
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Here is an up close frontal view of van with my daughter before repairs
 
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Here it is after repairs. New hood, lights and grill
 
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My DD18 proudly standing in front of her newly fixed van. Paid for and repaired alongside my hubby.. She's so proud of all her accomplishments. Nothing like buying your first vehicle with cash, fixing it up with your own hands and taking pride in it.. My hubby and her spent hours over several days cleaning the inside of the van out as well. I don't have any before/after photos of that, but it wasn't clean when she got it.. A little deep clean and some time and it looks like new..

This was posted on one of my other blogs. The reason behind the photos w/ a different name on them. They are my sole property and not for use by any other person without written permission

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