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#1 tir33d

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:22 PM




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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:43 PM

Holy crap Phill! Are you OK?!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:53 PM

Not good, hope you're Ok and the car isn't too bad.

Mountain Straight is a pretty daunting piece of road for a hillclimb. You are travelling suprising quick across the finish line.

Other than that, I hope yoou had a good weekend and came home with a bit of plastic to show for it.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:57 PM

Dude, that is heart breaking, you poor bugger.  Hope you are ok.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:59 PM

hope your OK man , you were fear on it there , I'm guessing the car is shaged 

#6 tir33d

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

I'm fine, 4 stitches on forehead where my sunglasses were pushed by my helmet. Car is screwed. No front right suspension left, right rear has bent the hub, both right wheels broken, I can prob get about $8k worth of gear back out of it.
I didn't get my plastic, think I still managed 3rd in sport sedans.
Funny I did a 48.78 yesterday, but still managed a 49.1 with that big wall scrub.
Will load some pics

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:17 PM

As long as the rail isn't too badly bent on the front right the chassis may be Ok, will be well worth having a good look when you pull it apart.

One good thing about being a 280ZX is a replacement shell or front corner isn't too bad. Also, get someone around to have a look at the car once you pull it apart to check the shell and to see if it can be straightened, the dollars will be less than building a new one.

Take your time deciding what you're going to do before making the final decision. Been there and done that, but because of the cage, floor, A pillar and rails where bent and what the car was to be used for I decided to write it off.

If you go down the reshelling route, re shelling doesn't take long, I have helped reshell an RX3 overnight to racce on a Sunday after a saturday afternoon multiple roll over.

And for yourself, take a couple of days off, you will be sore tomorrow and tuesday once the adrenalin goes away, again I know from experience from a couple of occaisions now....

Matt

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

mate thats terrible but that is motor sport, if you want another shell and cant get one locally i have one, i was going to use it on the track so i started the rust repairs(not much rust) it has no box or engine but is generaly strait, i would reshell it, if you cant track one down locally i might part ways with mine as its for a good cause.

cheers pauly

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:43 PM

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

Thanx for the support and help, tomorrow is a fresh day.... My wife hasnt banned me so we will see how it looks tomorrow.


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:58 PM

Excellent, the minister for war and finance hasn't changed policy!  That's a good start

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:40 PM

Man that was a big hit, just ran out of road. Hope you can get it sorted. Good luck.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:10 PM

Doesn't look to bad, strip the guard off and check the inner guard and the rail, the rest is pretty easy. But you will have to strip it all down to make sure.

You should be back on the track in not too long. Good luck with it.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

Right inner is creased up, pushed into my expensive headers, dry sump pump nearby, but intact. I think your right, it may be a bit of work, but may be like the phoenix and rise from the dead.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:47 PM

Tough luck mate, it looked like it just kept pushing  :(  If you do have to get a new shell an early tin top shell would be better for racing. Lighter without the targa tops and stiffer.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:54 PM

Right inner is creased up, pushed into my expensive headers, dry sump pump nearby, but intact. I think your right, it may be a bit of work, but may be like the phoenix and rise from the dead.


If the rail is reasonably straight and the floor isn't kinked, there is a good chance it will pull out pretty good.

This will save you a lot of time and dollars.

I hope you do have a pheonix on your hands...

#17 tir33d

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:29 PM

DAMN NO PLASTIC....
4th in sports sedans.  24th outright (15 open wheelers. 6 4wd, 2 serious racers Inwood and Trenoweth in a Jag)
I was only .5 of a sec slower than Inwood in his AU supercar from the cutting to the finish. I thought they were big (kahunas), but not that big.
Watching that vid it does look quick at the top, and the bloody thing didnt turn.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:35 AM

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Very sad pics, tragic end..

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:46 AM

Ouch!  :'(
The only positive you can take away, is the fact you can tell the story.
And at the end of the day, thats all that counts.
Good luck with the rebuild

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:03 AM

Having raced full circuit a bit, the run up mountain straight is fun, when the rear get airborne over the hillclimb start line.
The vid shows pretty clearly that the car was about 3 metres off line, going into corner before, marbles, dust, no rubber on road, annoying thing, you have visual going into that corner when racing, you come into it, look over top of wall on LHS, and can see the cars in front.
Coming off of skyline, (blind crest) after the finish line is the undies moment, when someone in front has pirrouetted.

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