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RX crash carnage revealed
Posted 26 June 2006 - 11:25 PM
what did you hit and how fast were youy going
Posted 27 June 2006 - 03:01 AM
Posted 27 June 2006 - 09:46 AM
Posted 27 June 2006 - 09:50 AM
After getting crushed in, everything got pushed up and pulled forward. Both exhaust bolts at cat connection broke and pipes seperated. Engine pulled tranny, tranny pulled drive shaft, driveshaft pulled rear diff. Diff mount pulled forward, bucked rear seats inside, broke mounting bracket. Dog bone is at an 80 degree angle.
And this was about 5k after my rebuild. Brand new oil pump, water pump, radiator, everything else.
I am trying to get everything swapped to the red coupe for some sand dunes over the 4th.
Posted 27 June 2006 - 04:59 PM
Posted 27 June 2006 - 05:10 PM
sorry for the wreck, rebuilds are tedious
Posted 27 June 2006 - 06:04 PM
I'm not sure I'd fix it, I'd just keep on driving it!
Maybe jump on the hood so you can see better:grin:
Posted 27 June 2006 - 09:42 PM
Slid sideways, into ditch, tried to get back on road - nope, tried to drive into empty field - nope. Long wet ditch grass and 45* banks don't make for good traction. The ditch's "V" shape guided me into the pole. The tracks looked like an ATV playing around.
I would have driven away if I could, unfortunately it wouldn't restart. Walked 1.3 miles home (into the 25mph 30*F wind wearing a t-shirt) with a backpack and 3 bags.
I was wearing my seatbelt. Maybe a 2% chance of survival if I wasn't. Also quite fortunate that the downed wire laying on my roof wasn't live. Got busted up good, couldn't move for a few days, missed 3 weeks of work (physical job), chipped 4 teeth. Airbags would have been nice. Too bad I never installed a 5-point harness...
Posted 27 June 2006 - 09:51 PM
Posted 30 June 2006 - 01:16 PM
Oughtta be a law!
seriously, tho - holy crap! That's the kind of pic you usually see a big-old dent from the inside of the windshield coming out, with chunks of brain matter clung to it. Be glad to still have all your fingers to take pics & type about it ... wow!
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