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Title: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 13:00, Mon 19 September 2011
Just spent the morning tidying up the garage and wiping some of the crud of the paintwork ready for the Mrs to take some photos so I can upload them soon.
Been looking at the paint colour and as it's all over I'm thinking it's genuine and it stays for the rarity factor alone.

It does need some work though, I lost the keys and the 2 immobiliser and 1 alarm fob years ago and the engine hasn't been started in 10 years so it ain't going to be pretty. Over the years I have used it as everything from a storage shelf to a workbench, the paint is worn and scratched so badly that it has to be resprayed. The drivers side skirt is on the passenger seat and one of the TSW stealth alloys has a big crack in it.

Talking of which, I have no idea what trouble lurks in the drivers side front wheel arch. That's where I hit the roundabout which led me to put it in storage all those years ago. At least it taught me a valuable lesson, brake, lift then turn and not turn, brake, slide and smash :roll:
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 18:11, Tue 20 September 2011
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n556/cosmicrayturbo/172.jpg)

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n556/cosmicrayturbo/173.jpg)

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n556/cosmicrayturbo/174.jpg)

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n556/cosmicrayturbo/176.jpg)

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n556/cosmicrayturbo/179.jpg)


I cant beleive I actually managed to do this all on my own, well with the help of the forum and my Mrs.

But anyway this is My 5GTT, he's called Cosmic.
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 18:42, Tue 20 September 2011
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n556/cosmicrayturbo/176.jpg)

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n556/cosmicrayturbo/181.jpg)

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n556/cosmicrayturbo/184.jpg)

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n556/cosmicrayturbo/177.jpg)

Getting a bit of a dab hand at this now :lol:
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: dj_craig_ on 20:45, Tue 20 September 2011
Hi mate, car looks good in the pics must admit I have never seen another in that colour :-) good luck bringing her back to life an keep the pics coming now your a pro   :lol:
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: bazr5gtt on 21:42, Tue 20 September 2011
really like the colour mate,if your gonna get it painted you have to keep it that colour she will look awsome ,having to upload to photobucket can be fiddly to start with but looks like youve mastered it  :D ,keep the pics coming mate !!!!!
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: 5teve L on 22:23, Tue 20 September 2011
I spy TSW stealths (well 3) & a clio cloverleaf on there... Car looks good though, lets hope the damage isn't to bad. Deffo a pearl white though.
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: s3irios on 23:18, Tue 20 September 2011
pics pics pics more picssss!

Nice 5 matey, i know u reach a point where u don't know where to begin, but if you have love for it you'll do fine.
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 07:06, Wed 21 September 2011
:wink: Cheers lads, yes you can see a couple of TSW stealths on the back I swapped them for the originals and a 100 quid way back in the day. I had to put 10 mm spacers on the hubs to clear the brakes even though they came straight off another GTT, the guy wasn't happy about it but he needed the cash for a mortgage deposit :twisted:  Wish I still had them though. We found the Clio wheels in the garage of a house my mate bought so he gave them to me for helping to move him in.
They are the only 4 wheels out of the 8 that I have with Tyres that will stay inflated for any length of time :D

The other TSW stealth has a mighty crack in it :oops:
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 11:36, Fri 23 September 2011
I have been reading all your stories of rust nightmares so as I had a spare hour this morning I had a root around the sills. The drivers side skirt was already off so I poked around with a screw driver and found a small patch of rust about the size of my little fingernail. A quick jab with a screw driver and this grew by 500%  :(

Still not that bad though as it is very repairable.

When I tried to take off the other skirt it was held on by a 5/16ths bolt and an old Alan bolt. Not good I thought but on the whole it seemed ok, the seam at the bottom of the sill was like a dogs hind leg but it's all do-able.

There was a curious thing that I thought you guys might know about, the clips holding the skirts on just crumbled into dust........and I mean dust. Is this normal and are they readily available or is there a better way of affixing the skirts?
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:39, Fri 23 September 2011
Yes the skirt clips are still available new.

http://www.cgbmotorsport.net/body-kit-s ... -600-p.asp (http://www.cgbmotorsport.net/body-kit-side-skirt-clips-pack-of-10-600-p.asp)

They do have a nasty habit of dissolving in your hand though, i found that out myself. They stay there for 20+years yet as soon as you touch them they disappear!  :lol:
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: dj_craig_ on 20:08, Fri 23 September 2011
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Yes the skirt clips are still available new.

http://www.cgbmotorsport.net/body-kit-s ... -600-p.asp (http://www.cgbmotorsport.net/body-kit-side-skirt-clips-pack-of-10-600-p.asp)

They do have a nasty habit of dissolving in your hand though, i found that out myself. They stay there for 20+years yet as soon as you touch them they disappear!  :lol:
Same thing here! Got a new set from ebay, I have a few spare in you need them mate :-)
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 21:35, Fri 23 September 2011
Quote from: "dj_craig_"
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Yes the skirt clips are still available new.

http://www.cgbmotorsport.net/body-kit-s ... -600-p.asp (http://www.cgbmotorsport.net/body-kit-side-skirt-clips-pack-of-10-600-p.asp)

They do have a nasty habit of dissolving in your hand though, i found that out myself. They stay there for 20+years yet as soon as you touch them they disappear!  :lol:
Same thing here! Got a new set from ebay, I have a few spare in you need them mate :-)
Cheers mate I will remember that come the day.

Was bonkers though, I saw them and thought hmm they look typically French and not straight forward I wonder how they work? As I reach over they crumbled into dust like a vampire extra on Buffy. :lol:
Saw lots of paint runs behind the skirts though, big gulps and hard taps but it all seemed kosher :|
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:59, Fri 23 September 2011
these cars can rust every where ,so make sure you check in every nook and cranny ,they like to leak round windscreen and in under the scuttle panel which means the water gets in under the carpet and rots the floor out from the inside ,check out my car mate ,thatll give you a guide to where these can rust !!!!!!!! :D  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 07:18, Sat 24 September 2011
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
these cars can rust every where ,so make sure you check in every nook and cranny ,they like to leak round windscreen and in under the scuttle panel which means the water gets in under the carpet and rots the floor out from the inside ,check out my car mate ,thatll give you a guide to where these can rust !!!!!!!! :D  :D  :D  :D

Right then, taking your advice I have done this and found that the battery tray (or what is left of it) is badly rusted. Tried to unscrew the bolts but they have badly rusted too. Copious amounts of penetrating fluid and I will get them this coming week, I will also take off the inner arch so I can get the bolt that fell through :D

Carpet up and back to poking things with screw drivers :lol:

A small prayer to the mighty God of oxidisation methinks.
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: bazr5gtt on 18:12, Sat 24 September 2011
:lol:  :lol:  :lol: ill keep my fingers crossed for you mate,im hoping because she has been garaged you wont have to worry about the tin worm,besta luck fella !!!!!
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: denty225 on 19:51, Sat 24 September 2011
That will be a proper nice car once the required TLC is applied. Good for you for hanging on to it for so long and not going down the " Breaking GT Turbo" route soooo many seem to find so easy.
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 13:31, Mon 26 September 2011
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
:lol:  :lol:  :lol: ill keep my fingers crossed for you mate,im hoping because she has been garaged you wont have to worry about the tin worm,besta luck fella !!!!!
Cheers mate :wink:  most of his life in various garages with only short and occasional spells on driveways hopefully means the dreaded worm will won't have to much of a toehold on him.
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 13:38, Mon 26 September 2011
Quote from: "denty225"
That will be a proper nice car once the required TLC is applied. Good for you for hanging on to it for so long and not going down the " Breaking GT Turbo" route soooo many seem to find so easy.

Could never bring myself to get rid of him, he was so much fun and so much heartache when I first got him. Everybody was going the RS turbo/205 GTI/XR3 or 2 route at the time that I just had to be different.
There's might have been more reliable but I still have mine they all drive mondeos now :D  probably.
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 14:10, Mon 26 September 2011
Quote from: "cosmicrayturbo"
Quote from: "denty225"
That will be a proper nice car once the required TLC is applied. Good for you for hanging on to it for so long and not going down the " Breaking GT Turbo" route soooo many seem to find so easy.

Could never bring myself to get rid of him, he was so much fun and so much heartache when I first got him. Everybody was going the RS turbo/205 GTI/XR3 or 2 route at the time that I just had to be different.
There's might have been more reliable but I still have mine they all drive mondeos now :D  probably.

 :lol: i bought my GT about 10 years ago now, and i also drive a mondeo :oops:
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: small_all@hotmail.com on 15:54, Mon 26 September 2011
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
Quote from: "cosmicrayturbo"
Quote from: "denty225"
That will be a proper nice car once the required TLC is applied. Good for you for hanging on to it for so long and not going down the " Breaking GT Turbo" route soooo many seem to find so easy.

Could never bring myself to get rid of him, he was so much fun and so much heartache when I first got him. Everybody was going the RS turbo/205 GTI/XR3 or 2 route at the time that I just had to be different.
There's might have been more reliable but I still have mine they all drive mondeos now :D  probably.

 :lol: i bought my GT about 10 years ago now, and i also drive a mondeo :oops:

is the bumper cracked ?
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 05:59, Tue 27 September 2011
Sure is. Why is that buddy?
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 10:10, Tue 27 September 2011
Quote from: "cosmicrayturbo"
Sure is. Why is that buddy?

I could be wrong but i think he was asking if my mondeo bumper was cracked, as you always see them about with gaffer tape holding them together  :lol: . If this was what he meant then the answer is no, but i have had the rear bumper off before and it is incredibly wobbly :shock: and its a top spec MK3 ST model.
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: small_all@hotmail.com on 10:19, Tue 27 September 2011
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
Quote from: "cosmicrayturbo"
Sure is. Why is that buddy?

I could be wrong but i think he was asking if my mondeo bumper was cracked, as you always see them about with gaffer tape holding them together  :lol: . If this was what he meant then the answer is no, but i have had the rear bumper off before and it is incredibly wobbly :shock: and its a top spec MK3 ST model.


yeh i was sorry dude, and like u say its hard to find the old mondeo's with a bit of rape tape stretched across the bumper, the people who make duck taape should ave made it in shades to match the mondeo  :lol:
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 13:44, Tue 27 September 2011
Ahh I see what you mean, the standard mondeo taxicab modification. No cab is complete without thickly applied duct tape across some part of it's bodywork :D

"rape tape" so wrong but so funny :lol:
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 18:08, Tue 27 September 2011
Managed to get the battery tray out and this is what is left of it and what I found under it

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n556/cosmicrayturbo/173-1.jpg)

That busted spanner is'nt mine by the way it was under the tray

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n556/cosmicrayturbo/174-1.jpg)

underneath the battery tray wasnt to bad actually, all the rust was just dust from other things :)

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n556/cosmicrayturbo/176-1.jpg)

Bit of a mess but not far off original so can be restored.
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 18:14, Tue 27 September 2011
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n556/cosmicrayturbo/178-1.jpg)

Looks a bit like a septic wound dosent it :)

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n556/cosmicrayturbo/179-1.jpg)

Both of the bottom of the sills looked like this all the way along, what do you think chaps?

Repair or replace?
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:21, Tue 27 September 2011
I found a spanner under my battery tray as well.  :lol:
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 19:45, Tue 27 September 2011
The rust seems to eaten away the spanner rather than the bodywork :D  I can highly recomend it as a deterent against the worm :lol:  kinda like what they do on the ships :wink:

Have checked out inner sills on GT turbo spares and they are a very reasonable 21.50 each havent seen the outer ones yet though.
 Anybody know where I can source them :?:
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: denty225 on 20:48, Wed 28 September 2011
That tray is new comapred to mine. I must try to get the bolts out some day! There'a a thread about sill in the 5 section that is quite recent. Have a search in there mate.
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 09:50, Fri 30 September 2011
Found it but it dosent mention outer sills, i'll keep looking :)
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: denty225 on 19:05, Sat 01 October 2011
Try this:
http://www.carz2.co.uk/renault-7393-c-3 ... =1&sort=2a (http://www.carz2.co.uk/renault-7393-c-360_361.html?page=1&sort=2a)
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 20:55, Sat 01 October 2011
Quote from: "denty225"
Try this:
http://www.carz2.co.uk/renault-7393-c-3 ... =1&sort=2a (http://www.carz2.co.uk/renault-7393-c-360_361.html?page=1&sort=2a)

You da man, you da man 8)


Will save this to my favourites for when the time comes.
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: gt5rob on 09:16, Sun 02 October 2011
looking good mate! ive recently done both sills too, i didnt bother buying an inner sill, just cut a long strip of metal from work and welded it on. did you get through to the guy at carz2? the body parts on there are alot cheaper than people selling them on ebay. keep it up mate :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 12:40, Sun 02 October 2011
I'm along ways off that yet but I'm keeping a file where I'm writing what I need to do and where I can get parts from etc. Carz is in there under the heading off body parts.

I have to formulate plans first. It's how I work :lol:


Top tip by the way 8)
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 18:06, Thu 13 October 2011
Just had a chat with the chaps in work and they have agreed to blast my battery tray for me.
Will post some pics next week 8)
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 15:33, Fri 24 February 2012
Sorry chaps been away from the forum for while soon after joining. Constant overtime in work as we are under staffed and they won't take anyone else on. Been doing 10 and 12 hour nights since before Xmas. :roll:

Anyways work is a little quieter now so am turning my attention back to my five. I got my battery tray blasted in work and gave it a couple of licks of red ox and black hammerite. It looks half decent now and I will get some pics up this weekend if I can remember the password to the photo bucket thing.
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 21:08, Sat 25 February 2012
Couple of coats of red oxide
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n556/cosmicrayturbo/003.jpg)
Couple of coats of hammerite
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n556/cosmicrayturbo/004.jpg)
Not factory I'm sure, but I reckon it will last for ever now.
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n556/cosmicrayturbo/005.jpg)
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 21:21, Sat 25 February 2012
Thats red oxide on the bottom of the bolt not rust by the way :)  :wink:
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 19:06, Wed 07 March 2012
Changed the oil and filter, the plugs and leads and filled with coolant. Unfortunately I got carried away and didn't check for leaks first, even though I read the label on the coolant and then dismissed it :roll:  Fresh water and coolant everywhere. :evil:  The plastic swirl pot had a crack in it so I tried to get it off to do a quick bodge with a tube of glue and the damn thing cracked into 3 pieces. Jubilee clips rusted solid and frayed hoses sent me over the edge so I knocked it on the head for the day, will start it again on the weekend.
Damn thing is fighting me already. :D

Cheers for the replacement pot Rob  :wink:
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:54, Wed 07 March 2012
Quote
Jubilee clips rusted solid and frayed hoses

Sounds like it could end with grazed knuckles.  :twisted:

I hate stubborn hoses, almost certainly end up whacking your hand into something when they do finally decide to let go.
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: hughesrobert13 on 20:12, Wed 07 March 2012
got to love a renault 5  :D  no probs mate
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 21:59, Wed 07 March 2012
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Quote
Jubilee clips rusted solid and frayed hoses

Sounds like it could end with grazed knuckles.  :twisted:

I hate stubborn hoses, almost certainly end up whacking your hand into something when they do finally decide to let go.
I have a pot of jubilee clips somewhere I may go around with the wd40 and replace them all one at a time every now and again.

The offending article, and the replacement
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n556/cosmicrayturbo/107.jpg)
Title: Re: Cosmic
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 17:54, Sun 11 March 2012
Went for start up today. I had power but no spark, Rob came around to help and he worked out my coil is knackered. The knock sensor was stuck in with sealant as well so it's best I get another of those too. :oops:

I can't say I'm very disappointed as the way I see it I'm still a damn site further along than I have been for the last 13 years :)  It'll be another two weekends before I get back to the garage ( Damn family and work :twisted: ) But fingers crossed :D