Hello. I run a Mitsubishi Galant VR4 Rally Car in the Queensland Rally Championship. In November, whilst competing, along with my co-driver Janet, we had a big crash into, then off, a bridge culminating in some time upside down in the water. We were thankfully rescued by a number of selfless people who jumped into the water to turn the car back on its wheels and help us back up the bank to dry land. Water is great stuff, but not inside and through all parts of a car.
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The damage to the car is repairable, and there is a lot of work for me to do stripping the engine and gearbox down and rebuilding them with new bearings, cleaning and removing water from inside every electrical connection throughout the car. All wheel bearings will need to be replaced and a repair kit is needed for the turbo. I have lost gauges, cameras and an 18 volt rattle gun in the immersion. The race seats suffered in the incident and will need repair and recovering. Other major items broken were the radiator, both electric fans, the new dump pipe has been flattened but the fuel tank and its contents seem to be fine. The Autronic SMC has been dried out and cleaned, but is yet to be tested as to its espris.
I am putting out my hand for your gracious help to raise funds to fix the car and purchase new accessories. Both my wife and my co-driver are keen to see the car back in the forest. I shall endeavour to get the car back on the road by July 2018, sooner if possible. Thankyou for your attention.