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    Default It was me this time :-(((

    Should've known better. Didnt even trust Aaron's statement that the curbs are slick as ice in the morning after the rain.

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    It was going to get interesting if the car was total, but Spec vette build would wait for a while now

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    Well crap.
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    Ouch!

    In your trusty hands it should be back on the track soon.
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    Drag. Sorry to see this.

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    Ouch, sorry, that really sucks!
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    That sucks. Sorry to hear that. Think of it as a good opportunity to make some improvements
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    Where did it happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Where did it happen?
    Sunset. There is a video link at the top of the post.
    Thanks guys. Looks like it needs some body parts and a tie rod. From the initial evaluation it looks like that the frame is straight, no fluid leaking and no suspension damage except a tie rod. I was expecting it to be worse, but I was able to drive to the paddock.
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    Looks like a little buffing, and some new decals, good as new

    Kidding aside, Bummer,
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    Bummer. Many of us have been there. No injury means only car parts...that's a win. Glad you are ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    Well crap.
    Yeah, that.
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    Living, breathing, everything's fine.

    Could have been lots worse!
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    Sorry to see this. Damage looks to be cosmetic for the most part so hopefully the repair won’t be too involved. This car is one of my favorite thq ‘projects’ so please don’t give up on it. Look at it this way - you are halfway to that wide body that you wanted anyway. Just needed an excuse. Now you have it.
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    Id be tempted to leave the body ugly and focus on chassis development, then pretty it up again once the big experiments are done.
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    ouch !! glad you are not hurt. someone wants you to build a Spec Vette NOW !!
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    Glad you are OK. Shows how fast crap can happen. I agree with Rob - do minimal body work as the remaining stuff can be proud battle scars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolTech View Post
    I agree with Rob - do minimal body work as the remaining stuff can be proud battle scars.
    Towards the end of the season I like it when my car has that "Don't eff with me look."
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    The curbing there really does turn to ice after some water gets on them. Had a pretty wet and wild time on Saturday myself.

    Glad it was mainly cosmetic, and could be nursed back into the pits.
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    I know the feeling here recently too not fun, good job with hands off the wheel at impact....
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    Yeah, my plan is to straighten the panels a bit and go back to the track soon.
    10 years ago there were at least 5 E30s in every pick-a-part yard, but now a so-so quality fender is $250.

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