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Re: New project a comin'

Post by Dave_G » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:24 pm

Wow. :shock: Hokey smokes, that's some off-roading. I'm really glad you're OK. Now that your wits are (I hope) returned, allow me to welcome you to the replacing-bent-pieces club. :P
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Re: New project a comin'

Post by tiFreak » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:22 pm

yikes, how did the cage hold up?
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Post by sachilles » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:17 pm

tiFreak wrote:yikes, how did the cage hold up?
Held up. As I noticed tonight the sill bars on both sides got bent, more so on the drivers side.

Took these tonight, they are thumbnails, click on them for bigger versions.
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Re: New project a comin'

Post by Rooster » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:08 am

That'll buff out....


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Post by STI NICK » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:45 am

if you didnt want me to drive it all you had to do was say so.

Glad you are ok.
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Post by Rabbit Farmer » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:53 am

I have a number of pictures of the car (I went right down to where it was located) and of the recovery. The pictures do not do it justice for the distance it was down the hill.
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Post by sachilles » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:54 am

STI NICK wrote:if you didnt want me to drive it all you had to do was say so.

Glad you are ok.
You are still welcome to come drive it whenever you want.
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Post by tiFreak » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:02 pm

wow, I was going to say it didn't look that bad until I saw the last two pictures :lol: does look like it could have been a lot worse though
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Re: New project a comin'

Post by sachilles » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:29 pm

I had a few minutes to work on Ross this morning, despite family commitments. I was able to get the hood open, pull the plugs and clear the cylinders of oil. Put in some clean plugs and it started right up, albeit with a cloud of white smoke, it diminished in time. Radiator support is pushed back, but the radiator is intact. Looking underneath, the connection between the exhaust manifold and the cat leaks a bit. Driver side door sill definitely took a little shot, gas tank is pushed up on the drivers side, but doesn't seem to be leaking. No gas smell is apparent right now, but there was after the wreck. Passenger side rear suspension arm is bent.
So Nick, it runs and drives, you are welcome to come drive it, I've cleaned most of the dirt out of the drivers seat. :lol:
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Re: New project a comin'

Post by STI NICK » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:17 am

You should try and contact that guy that was trying to sell an RS shell on hillclimb forums. Should have all the parts you need or if the cage isn't able to be saved just do a swap.
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