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Jon Ison

posted on 2/9/05 at 06:27 PM Reply With Quote
Another one bites the dust.

We can rebuild them......

Was on a drive out, almost home then well !!!! dunno really, accelerating hard just about too go from 4th too 5th, car snapped too left, hit verge, flipped 3 times, scraped over hedge upside down, landed on its side in field and came too rest in a sorry state.

Not 100% sure but think either drive shaft or shocker broke, whatever it went in an instant.

Damage, chassis looks ok, steering rack broke in half, all four front wishbones gone, 3 of the four rear ones gone, bodywork history,

Got out pretty much unscathed, considering the speed and going thru an hedge upside down i think a sore back and couple of nicks on forehead are ok, a guy coming other way was gob smacked, he peered over hedge expecting the worse too find me jumping out and pulling the kill switch.


I must say a big thank you too all at MK, this was a hard one, much harder than the one at Cadwell, I walked away, top chassis.

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Jon Ison

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Jon Ison

posted on 2/9/05 at 06:30 PM Reply With Quote
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Dillinger1977

posted on 2/9/05 at 06:30 PM Reply With Quote
blimey that looks nasty, hope your doing okay!





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Deckman001

posted on 2/9/05 at 06:31 PM Reply With Quote

Sad news mate !!

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JoelP

posted on 2/9/05 at 06:37 PM Reply With Quote
ah bugger

at least you're well yourself.





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Jon Ison

posted on 2/9/05 at 06:38 PM Reply With Quote
out of focus, this one shows the height of the edge and the near side pretty much damage free, was some flight. Rescued attachment smash01.JPG
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mad-butcher

posted on 2/9/05 at 06:42 PM Reply With Quote
glad you're OK
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ASH3

posted on 2/9/05 at 06:43 PM Reply With Quote
That hurts me really hurts

"Luved that car"

Jons not bad either! good to know you ok chap..






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theconrodkid

posted on 2/9/05 at 06:49 PM Reply With Quote
fook glad your ok Jon.





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Triton

posted on 2/9/05 at 06:52 PM Reply With Quote
Steering rack broke in half the reason for low flying then do you think?
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Hellfire

posted on 2/9/05 at 06:59 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Triton
Steering rack broke in half the reason for low flying then do you think?



Glad your ok Jon - will you be at MK tomoz?


Is this the confirmed cause?

[Edited on 2-9-05 by Hellfire]






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scutter

posted on 2/9/05 at 07:15 PM Reply With Quote
S**T, glad your ok John, easier to replace the car.

Time for a quick rest, then on with the isonblade Mk2.

ATB Dan.

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Peteff

posted on 2/9/05 at 07:16 PM Reply With Quote
That's rough !

How far from home were you? It looks familiar. Good that you're o.k. can you get the bits for the car or is it a make them fit order for MK?





yours, Pete

I went into the RSPCA office the other day. It was so small you could hardly swing a cat in there.

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Jon Ison

posted on 2/9/05 at 07:24 PM Reply With Quote
thanks for the msg's guys, thanks for the U2U Chris, gonna take that route.

Another look around the car as led me to what i'm 99% sure was the cause, the left rear hit nothing, nothing damaged on that side at rear, i thought a wish bone was but there ok, even the fibre glass is ok, then i found this........


The middle as pulled thru/ come out of a rose joint, instant "rear wheel steer" ??

Boys, check your bush's, Chris its in the position i was talking too you about, remember the conversation ??? anyone who does trackdays PLEASE check your left side rear bush's/joints, they are the ones that take all the hammer.







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chrisg

posted on 2/9/05 at 07:50 PM Reply With Quote
Thank god you walked away Jon, looks like a brown trousers moment.

I'm just thinking back to the time I went out with you in the car with no seat or harrness in it.

There wouldn't have been much left of me if that had happened then.

looks like we can start that glassfibre work a bit earlier mate.

Give us a ring if you need anything

Cheers

Chris

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Danozeman

posted on 2/9/05 at 07:51 PM Reply With Quote
foookin hell mate. Glad your ok mate. looks a nasty one!!





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scotlad

posted on 2/9/05 at 07:52 PM Reply With Quote
Blimey glad you're ok!!
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alister667

posted on 2/9/05 at 08:05 PM Reply With Quote
John,
Very sorry to hear about this. I'm glad you're OK at least.

All the best

Ali





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Fozzie

posted on 2/9/05 at 08:20 PM Reply With Quote
...ooooh, mate, that was bad, so glad that you are in one piece, and no doubt you will be sorer tomorrow
As I read your first post, our first thoughts were, steering rack, then saw the rose joint.., Can't honestly say in all of the years of racing, have ever seen one do that!...
Anyway, so very, very glad you are in one piece, and as you rightly say, cars can be fixed/rebuilt......
ATB Fozzie





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Wadders

posted on 2/9/05 at 08:28 PM Reply With Quote
Bad luck M8 glad you survived to tell the tale.
Out of interest were the rod ends expensive high spec jobbies?

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welderman

posted on 2/9/05 at 08:37 PM Reply With Quote
Never got to see the car in the flesh, sorry to hear its messed up. By the way were you wearing a helmet at the time. Or were you VERY lucky.
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OX

posted on 2/9/05 at 08:47 PM Reply With Quote
glad your ok m8,sounded like a nasty one
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Andy W

posted on 2/9/05 at 08:55 PM Reply With Quote
Glad to hear you're ok. From the pictures it looks like the car has stood up well. Most definately could have a been alot worse.
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