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Title: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:08, Mon 12 April 2010
Everyone seems to have progress threads so i though i would knock one together and keep adding to it. I have posted some pics before but there all scattered about.

It started out like this back in Aug 2007. It cost me a tatty Corsa GSi and had about 84'000 miles on it. It had about 16 previous owners and came with a whole heap of problems, not loved at all but most importantly reasonably solid body wise.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/20080406_130951.jpg)

I sorted the bodywork out with a new bumper and grill and replacement bonnet and passenger door. Once i had gone a bit mental with sorting out the dents and scabs etc there really was no other option but to send it to the painters. Also chucked on a set of original alloys.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/14122008035.jpg)

Shortly after it had another bumper and intercooler from Bob @ CGB's Silver R5 and the rear end lowered to match the front. Currently looks like this and is showing 115'000miles.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/ashes5.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/11022010060.jpg)

I have broke a few things along the way, here are two of the best.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/Image009.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/29122008074.jpg)

Current spec is as follows.

T25 .49 @ 16PSI manifold.
Scorpion S/S exhaust.
Carb adjusted to suit.
Cone filter.
Uprated clutch.
FMIC.
Cylinder head adapted to take M.....8 (silly text speak police  :lol: )rocker shaft bolts (more of a fix then anything else)
'Cup mod' for actuator pipework and oil breathers.
Wideband.
Aftermarket boost, oil temp, oil pressure gauges.
Braided brake pipes.

It's currently awaiting surgery, the crankcase is cracked on one of the waterways so i will get a picture of that as well.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: scratcher on 22:29, Mon 12 April 2010
I really like your car Ash. The bright red ones always look good  :D
And thats some good going to snap a crank. I've seen one bend but thats on a whole other level  :lol:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:33, Mon 12 April 2010
Quote from: "scratcher"
I really like your car Ash. The bright red ones always look good  :D
And thats some good going to snap a crank. I've seen one bend but thats on a whole other level  :lol:

Thank You.

If your going to break something, might as well do it properly.  :lol:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 21:57, Tue 13 April 2010
You had a tungy and you painted it red are you mad!!
Just joking mate it looks sweet
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 23:36, Tue 13 April 2010
Quote from: "DanielSon-gtt"
You had a tungy and you painted it red are you mad!!
Just joking mate it looks sweet

It was a bit ropey, the rear quarter had been painted at some point and had a noticable 'greeny' tint to it compared to the rest of the car. Shame really.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: bazr5gtt on 20:46, Mon 19 April 2010
respect for the the crank ash,never seen that before, 8) do love that red 5 though
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:47, Mon 19 April 2010
I finally made a blanking plate for the re-circ DV today.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/19042010081.jpg)

Unfortunately the material i was using was just short around the bolt holes, shouldn't make any difference.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/19042010082.jpg)

Some sticky gasket 'stuff' just incase, the face of the plate is flat but you never know.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/19042010083.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/19042010085.jpg)

Done. Need some polishing in there!
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 10:35, Sat 24 April 2010
Engines coming out today. Will post pics later of my crack.  :o
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: scratcher on 11:05, Sat 24 April 2010
Just some pics of the engine swap will do Ash  :wink:  :lol:

Best of luck mate. I hope its a doddle for you.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 18:14, Sat 24 April 2010
Swopped the engine around now and bolted most things back together.

Had enough for one day, i'm going to have a GUNK session before i refit all the pipework and wiring because it's really grimy under my bonnet.

Bad news as well, the passenger bonnet hinge stud gave way, it was the last one aswell so the welder will have to come out before it's finished.  :(
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:10, Sun 25 April 2010
Engine is in and running. Two jobs left to do, weld that hinge and crawl underneath and fix that exhaust bracket back onto the engine block near the starter motor.

I'm not doing this again, if ever it needs any more work like this then i shall just break it. What a waste of a weekend.  :(
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: H150GTT on 00:55, Mon 26 April 2010
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Engine is in and running. Two jobs left to do, weld that hinge and crawl underneath and fix that exhaust bracket back onto the engine block near the starter motor.

I'm not doing this again, if ever it needs any more work like this then i shall just break it. What a waste of a weekend.  :(

Aw dont say that!!!  You will find the more you do it the quicker you will get lol!!  :mrgreen:
Good job you got it going again...  First drive and you will think it was worth it..
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:57, Mon 26 April 2010
All up and running.  8)

Took it for a quick blast down the dual carraigeway, everything seems fine. There's a massive air leak somewhere though, lots of turbo whistle and no ooomph i've probably not nipped the hoses up.

Nice to get home and find out it's held all it's coolant, that's something that hasn't happened for a long time.  :lol:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: scratcher on 22:10, Mon 26 April 2010
Great success  :D

Do you feel it was worth it now after a drive down the dual carraigeways?  8)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:13, Mon 26 April 2010
Quote from: "scratcher"
Great success  :D

Do you feel it was worth it now after a drive down the dual carraigeways?  8)

So far so good, ask me in a weeks time.  :lol:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 15:48, Tue 27 April 2010
Ash do you still have that picture of your rear window with the cgb sticker on It won't show in the post about cgb sticker I'm looking to see how far down the spoiler comes on the boot bit as be removed my spoiler to find a nice hole I want the oe one to cover
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 16:58, Tue 27 April 2010
Here are some rear shots, hope they help.

All the links have broke since i tidyed up my photobucket account that's the reason the other posts aren't working.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/28072009077.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/ashes52.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/14122008025.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/14122008024.jpg)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: yojimsindahouse on 22:29, Fri 07 May 2010
looks really nice in them pics :D
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: sparkysparks on 13:18, Sat 08 May 2010
Christ how did you manage to snap a crank?!

Does look lovely in a red that isn't faded mate :D
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 14:21, Sat 08 May 2010
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
Christ how did you manage to snap a crank?!

Does look lovely in a red that isn't faded mate :D

I really don't know. I was just driving 'normally' down the M5.

I did however spot when it came to taking it all apart that the engine to gearbox rod was missing on this car, my guess is the weight of engine against the gearbox probably caused it, as the gearbox to engine bolts only really cover the top half if that makes sense, there was nothing to hold the lower part of the gearbox onto the engine.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: sparkysparks on 14:27, Sat 08 May 2010
Yeah i could see how that would happen, still, its very impressive. I think my piston was the worst i've done.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:31, Sat 08 May 2010
Bag of s**t!

Oil pressure light has come on and it's rattling. I wouldn't mind if i carelessly rag it about senseless but it just gets driven normally.

Sick and tired now, check the 'For Sale' section.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 12:44, Sat 15 May 2010
The car is still for sale.

It's not getting much interest ATM, so tomorrow i'm going to pull it apart and see what's wrong with it.

Thought  it would get more interest, but i suppose it's in a bit of a 'grey' area, people usually pay more for clean ones or look for a cheap project. Mine seems to fall somewhere in the middle.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:59, Sun 16 May 2010
Problem found!

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/16052010125.jpg)

The drive for the oil pump is prober fubared. I slide it back into the hole and it doesn't grip at all so no wonder there was no oil pressure.

Popped one of the caps off to look at the crank/bearing and it looks fine, will check all the others to make sure but it looks like i caught it in time.

I hope those miserable buggers that didn't buy it are kicking themselves.  :P
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: scratcher on 07:35, Mon 17 May 2010
Good investigating Ash  :D Lets hope all the shells are good.

Will it be fixed and kept forever now?
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 08:17, Mon 17 May 2010
I already have a replacement so it would be rude not to get it running again.

Assuming the rest of the bearings are ok then it will be back on the road later, it will still be up for sale but the plan now is to get it through it's MOT and revise the price.

There's no rush for it to go though.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: sparkysparks on 08:25, Mon 17 May 2010
you sure do muller them properly :D
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:09, Tue 18 May 2010
All back together, still no oil pressure.

I just want it gone now. Sick of the sight of it.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: 5teve L on 07:41, Thu 20 May 2010
Looking at the oil pump, it either has swarf in there or the cam gear looks the same as the old oil pump gear :(
Or you just may need to do an oil change & prime the oil pump as per your other thread.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Steve! on 19:31, Thu 20 May 2010
Shame you sprayed it red, otherwise it would of sold the day you listed it on the bay.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:55, Fri 21 May 2010
I have oil pressure!  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: sirrell on 22:23, Fri 21 May 2010
good news. and the culprit?
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 23:49, Sat 22 May 2010
Gave it a runaround tonight, everything seems ok. The turbo seems to have suffered from the oil starvation though, cloud of smoke on overrun and warmup.  :roll:  Just in time for it's MOT.  :lol:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/ashsgtt.jpg)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: James5 on 09:50, Sun 23 May 2010
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
I have oil pressure!  :mrgreen:


Well done matey what caused the continued no oil pressure after you replaced the oil pump out of interest?
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 13:03, Sun 23 May 2010
I must of got the wiring muddled up, i unplugged the oil level sender and the guage sprung to life.

Either that or i didn't crank it over long enough to 'prime' the oil pump. No laughing at the back there, i was both rushing and stressed.  :oops:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: jayy.cfg on 08:59, Mon 24 May 2010
i didnt think you can get them wires the wrong way round, as 1 fits both connectors where the other 1 only fits 1 of them. well it seems that way on my car.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: bniasR5GTT on 10:43, Mon 24 May 2010
you say the car smokes on the overrun and warm-up ? last time my car done this itwas due to the piston rings ?

only a thought but may help ???
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:50, Mon 24 May 2010
Quote from: "jayy.cfg"
i didnt think you can get them wires the wrong way round, as 1 fits both connectors where the other 1 only fits 1 of them. well it seems that way on my car.

I've lopped all my plugs off and re-crimped spades onto the wires because they were all ropey.

Quote from: "bniasR5GTT"
you say the car smokes on the overrun and warm-up ? last time my car done this itwas due to the piston rings ?

only a thought but may help ???

Good point, will do a compression test soon.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 13:14, Sun 30 May 2010
Collected another turbo off eBay last night.

Need to do a few things under the bonnet, mainly cosmetic but i also need to sort out the choke cable and adjust the valve clearances because it's a bit tappity.

Then i have to pull my finger out and check it over for it's MOT which is soon, AFAIK it needs new pads all round and theres a small hole (20p size) on the drivers sill which needs attention.

Then i think i had better do something to the paintwork, the tree it's park next to seems to drip horrible sappy goo and it's blown over onto the roof and the suns hit the drivers side and made it a bit dull.  :(
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 20:12, Mon 31 May 2010
Fitted replacement turbo today and all the smoke has gone.  8)

Ordered some bits and bobs from ECP. Brake pads front and back, oil filter, fuel filter and sparkplugs so that will keep me busy for another day.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 16:00, Tue 01 June 2010
MOT is booked for Sat 12.00. Fun times.

The boost guage packed in today and it started running lumpy, figured the vacumn pipe had popped off again so i just brought a roll of tubing and replaced the lot, the old stuff had got a bit brittle and just kept splitting at the ends.

It's a laugh a day this car is.  :lol:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: sparkysparks on 16:08, Tue 01 June 2010
So are you keepin it now :D?
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 16:12, Tue 01 June 2010
I'll get 12 months ticket on it and try my luck at selling it again.

I'll probably ask around 1500 for it, that seems the going rate for a decent 5. At the moment i'm running around in it every day, the Saab is off the road because the handbrake needs fixing and it's those silly inboard shoes.

If it doesn't sell then i guess i had better keep it.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 17:25, Thu 03 June 2010
Might have to cancel the MOT and rebook.

The parts only arrived today and the welding to the drivers side sill is a bit worse then i had expected. Doesn't help when today i had prepped it ready to weld and got the enthusiasm to start, but the wire ran out after about two inches.  :(
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 16:29, Sun 06 June 2010
95% of the welding has been done, i must be one for punishment i very nearly gave up and flogged it for 600 to CGB.

Never went to the MOT station, it wasn't ready in time. Brake pads and a few service items have finally arrrived. Rebooked for next Sat but the MOT expires on the Friday, i think i'm correct in thinking the car can be driven to and from a pre-booked test, i have all my other particulars.

On a good note, the cars been running fine since i changed the oil pump. My only complaint is the oil and water temps seem a bit higher but i guess this is normal considering the rise in the outside temperature. On a run the levels return to normal.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Steve! on 21:36, Sun 06 June 2010
I'd buy it for 600, forget CGB  :wink:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:43, Tue 06 July 2010
After several attempts at flogging this car and some truly insulting offers the car is still on the drive.

Must be a sign, work starts again on it tomorrow.  :wink:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 22:01, Tue 06 July 2010
600 for the old girl ey ash and it didn't sell
I think your ment to keep this car
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Brigsy on 10:24, Sun 11 July 2010
Cant believe it didnt sell for 600, i was tempted to have a bid myself! The bodywork looks tidy.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 16:03, Tue 13 July 2010
MOT time tomorrow, and this time it is actually going in.  :lol:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: James5 on 16:05, Tue 13 July 2010
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
MOT time tomorrow, and this time it is actually going in.  :lol:


Fingers crossed for you matey :D
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 15:48, Wed 14 July 2010
FAIL!

2 Fails.

N/S/F Steering rack gaitor split.
Parking brake lever has no reserve travel.

4 Advisories.

O/S/R tyre worn close to legal limit.
N/S/R tyre worn close to legal limit.
Oil Leak.
N/S/F brake disc worn on inner face.

Got the day off to get the parts and fit them, should have a nice green ticket on Friday!  :D
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:13, Wed 14 July 2010
Handbrake done, probably should of adjusted it after i replaced the rear pads?

Steering rack gaiter is off, picking a new one up tomorrow.

Oil leak was from the turbo oil feed, removed that ready for replacement tomorrow also.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 23:23, Thu 15 July 2010
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/15072010011.jpg)

Nice braided oil feed.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/15072010012.jpg)

New rubber thingybob.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: tubbyG on 14:54, Fri 16 July 2010
hey Ash, where did you get the braided oil feed from?   i've been lookin for a good one but cant really find anythin less than 30ish from ebay,

cheers
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:12, Fri 16 July 2010
I got it from CGB, 10.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 00:04, Tue 20 July 2010
Everything seems to be working fine, had the car on the road for a few days now.

Still weeping some oil from around the rocker cover nuts, need to buy a bag full of those fibre washers, they self destruct when you remove them.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: yojimsindahouse on 22:17, Tue 20 July 2010
looking nice ash :mrgreen:
mine would have failed on a steering rack gator but i bodged it a little and it passed  :lol:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: James5 on 16:17, Wed 21 July 2010
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Everything seems to be working fine, had the car on the road for a few days now.

Still weeping some oil from around the rocker cover nuts, need to buy a bag full of those fibre washers, they self destruct when you remove them.


I don't bother replacing them anymore I just use a little bit of sealant at the bottom of the thread just after you have the rocker cover and as you do the nuts up, the nuts turn the selant around the hole, works fine form me never had any leaks from there and if you do it right it can look tidy aswell.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 23:52, Fri 23 July 2010
Clutch cable snapped.  :roll:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: andybond on 23:59, Fri 23 July 2010
Gah! Your run of luck has to end soon mate..
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 00:06, Sat 24 July 2010
Just over a week of driving? Is that all it can offer?  :lol:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: andybond on 22:54, Sat 24 July 2010
work on the principle that there cant be too much more to change that can fail ...
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: dj_craig_ on 10:00, Sun 25 July 2010
nice pics mate :D  shame about the cluch cable.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 23:22, Tue 03 August 2010
It's still keeping me busy.

Rad fan sensor wiring - FAIL
Starter motor wiring - FAIL (repeatedly)

So when it starts to get hot i dare not turn it off incase it doesn't start again, therefore i have to carefully plan my journeys and hope for the best.

At least i have something to do this weekend.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 00:26, Sat 07 August 2010
Came back on the end of a rope tonight.  :evil:

WHAT A LEMON!
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: andybond on 22:51, Sat 07 August 2010
What you broke now dude ?
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: yojimsindahouse on 22:55, Sat 07 August 2010
it turns over but doesent fire almost like there isnt fuel getting to it
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: andybond on 22:57, Sat 07 August 2010
Fuel pump relay or crank sensor ?
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 09:12, Sun 08 August 2010
Quote from: "andybond"
What you broke now dude ?

It just died on me along the dual carriageway.

Haven't really looked at it yet, it's in the dog house. All i know is it has a good spark, i'm guessing fuel pump relay that seems to be a common problem.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: James5 on 13:11, Sun 08 August 2010
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Quote from: "andybond"
What you broke now dude ?

It just died on me along the dual carriageway.

Haven't really looked at it yet, it's in the dog house. All i know is it has a good spark, i'm guessing fuel pump relay that seems to be a common problem.


Defo try removjng the relay and using a wire with spade connectorsd on each end to on the white and yellow connections (ignition live) or red and white constant fuel pump live feed even when your not in the car  :D
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 16:18, Sun 08 August 2010
I've dismantled the fuse box area.

Bridging the wires makes no difference, not a drop of fuel is coming out the fuel pipe. There is a very faint whine coming from the fuel pump, doesn't sound like it used to.

I will jack it up tomorrow and try a direct 12v to the pump to rule out dodgy wiring.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: andybond on 22:13, Sun 08 August 2010
Dont give in dude.

I went thru hell getting my car on the road ..
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 07:24, Fri 13 August 2010
Bolt a new fuel pump on today hopefully if the rain holds off.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 08:17, Fri 10 September 2010
Bit of an update.

The car is still running and in daily use, i will be taking it off the road soon for the colder months.

Had to drive through a flooded road after some heavy rain the other day which had made it run a bit jumpy, i'm guessing there's some dampness somewhere.

Few jobs to do over the winter, she could do with some new tyres and a general cleanup and i might actually get round to changing the drivers door pins.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: 5teve L on 15:03, Fri 10 September 2010
Good stuff, glad to hear it's still going... reminds me I need new tyres  :oops:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 07:59, Mon 13 September 2010
Clutch cable has snapped again!?!

Genuine Renault item next time maybe? I know clutch cables are a common issue but every other month? Give me a break!
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: 5teve L on 08:32, Mon 13 September 2010
Where is it breaking ?
Shouldn't keep breaking, it's not like you have a really heavy clutch is it...
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:44, Mon 13 September 2010
Last time it broke just as it entered the sleeving at the gearbox end. Had just worn thin over time.

Not sure where the new one broke....couldn't bring myself to lift the bonnet on the thing!

The cable i used was some same day delivery thing my brother-in-law ordered from the garage he works at. Admittingly it didn't look as beefy as the old one i took off but i thought it would hold out a bit longer then this.

Clutch is nothing special, it's quite heavy but it's just the usual 'uprated' green box job.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:54, Thu 16 September 2010
Changed the clutch cable.

The old one (which really wasn't old) hadn't snapped but the crimp on the gearbox end had just popped off.  :shock:  Guessing it was a 'wrong'un'.

Also found the cause of juddering drive, wasn't anything to do with the water I drove through, one of the 'T' pieces on the vacuum pipe must of come loose, dropped down and melted on the exhaust. The fact all 3 ends had melted shut probably explains why it really wasn't that bad considering.  :lol:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: sparkysparks on 19:56, Thu 16 September 2010
Is this car still for sale? It is this one with the big front mount isnt it, im sure i keep seeing it, then i come on here and your fixing it :D
I think you should keep it if you are thinkin of selling.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 20:02, Thu 16 September 2010
It has been for sale a few times.

Once when i couldn't bring myself to get the work done for the MOT, and then i tryed my luck with selling it with 12 months ticket.

Mainly timewasters, i think the most i got offered was around 750 and no one even bothered to come and view.

It will be taken off the road soon over the winter for a general tidy up and i might pull the engine out and replace a few parts.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: sparkysparks on 20:09, Thu 16 September 2010
750 is a joke. Id say this is one of the most tastely modified cars on here.
I bet it was all people that had never owned one either saying, just wanna go with one.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:29, Mon 04 October 2010
Got a new toy.

GTTuning Stage 5 HE5B turbo. Looks to be T25 size, has a .47 rear but the wheel looks the same if not bigger then the .49 Rover items i keep destroying.

Scrap what i previously said about Rover turbos, i don't want to see another one again there's only so many i'm willing to 'adapt' before it gets frustrating.

I might even melt down my circlip pliers. I hate circlips, especially big ones, big ones that guarentee mangled knuckles.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 07:28, Sat 09 October 2010
Turbo is fitted.

It's very responsive, noticably less lag then the Rover unit. Currently set at 14PSI, when i have more time to tinker i'll be trying to set it up to run at 20PSI.  8)

Got to keep my eye on those tyres though, those wear markers keep getting closer and closer. I wanted to try and avoid replacing them this year i was going to wait until after it'd come out of hibernation.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 18:44, Sun 10 October 2010
I'm scared again now.  :shock:

Car is very rapid, had to mess about with the carb and jets again. Overfuelling slightly i'm only just nudging 12's at high revs. Better safe then sorry maybe?
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: 5teve L on 20:13, Sun 10 October 2010
yeah a little rich but nothing to worry about, ideally you want 12-12.3. Glad you are enjoying the car again, can't remember what it's like to drive one it's been so long  :lol:
I will have most of the parts tomorrow for mine so fingers crossed the beast will be alive !
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 15:31, Sat 23 October 2010
Found some decent wheels.

Team Dynamics (Monzas i think?) Not so slippy in the wet anymore, good tyres all round as well. Car doesn't look so low anymore though  :(  I know the back still needs to come down a touch to match the front.

They came with some centres but i think they look better without.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/23102010054.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/23102010053.jpg)

Also got myself some red/black bucket seats, unbranded but in good condition. Just need to knock together some frames. As a bonus the rears tilt, i think i'm getting too old to be sat bolt upright all the time.  :lol:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: 5teve L on 17:55, Sat 23 October 2010
Looking good. The wife had some of those on her 106 xsi, nice rims.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: James5 on 18:19, Sat 23 October 2010
Wheels defo look good on the 5 Ash, I agree need to bring the rear down so it's sitting just above the top of the alloy :D
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: yojimsindahouse on 13:49, Sun 24 October 2010
in my opinion they would look nice in white or graphite grey
and are them bucket seats anything like these?
(http://i54.tinypic.com/2lihpnk.jpg)
because nathans got some of them in blue
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:23, Mon 25 October 2010
Took the rocker cover off and cleaned it up. Squidged some sealant on the base of the nuts to try and stop the damn thing weeping oil.

Noticed one of the end sections of the rocker shaft is fractured a little, right by the headbolt.  :evil:

Also need to tap some new threads into the carb for the carb top studs. I think 2 of them were held in the chemical metal. They have lasted for years but one has finally given up. Will drill and tap and pinch some hex head capscrews from work.  8)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: scratcher on 10:45, Tue 26 October 2010
Nice wheels Ash  8)  they have more of a 'motor sport' look without the centres.

Where is your rocker cover leaking mate? Has a nut been done up too tight and squished the sides out a little bit? Fingers crossed for the sealant  :D
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: James5 on 14:10, Tue 26 October 2010
Sealant did the trick for me for a along time although recently changed to the small gaskets.

Loving the wheels suit the car, defo need to bring the ride height down at the rear abit.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 16:37, Tue 26 October 2010
It was leaking mainly from around my nuts. It's cured now, it's gets a bit grubby around the filler cap but the seal looks like it's seen better days. I know what you mean about overtightening it, the long faces can bow outwards. I did that when i very first had the rocker cover off.

The threads for the carb top were shot, i decided to drill and re-tap them to M-8. I wish the material i use at work was so easy to chew through!


(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/26102010057.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/26102010059.jpg)

Couldn't find any nice shiny coated capscrews in this size at work.  :(

Note to self - Drilling the job is usually better then drilling your own fingers.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/26102010060.jpg)

Note to self No2 - Degreaser and open cuts hurts like hell!
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: sparkysparks on 17:40, Tue 26 October 2010
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
It was leaking mainly from around my nuts.
Haha  :D
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: 5teve L on 18:20, Tue 26 October 2010
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
It was leaking mainly from around my nuts.
Haha  :D
I couldn't resist a cheeky mod edit...  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 18:52, Tue 26 October 2010
Quote from: "5teve L"
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
It was leaking mainly from around my nuts.
Haha  :D
I couldn't resist a cheeky mod edit...  :mrgreen:

Clearly a violation of your powers.

I'm filing a grievance with the site owner right this second.  :!:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: 5teve L on 19:18, Tue 26 October 2010
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Clearly a violation of your powers.

I'm filing a grievance with the site owner right this second.  :!:
:mrgreen:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: rich1_2_3 on 15:04, Sun 31 October 2010
looks tidy in that red mate, spesh for such an old car. good work!
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 11:16, Sat 20 November 2010
Bit of an update.

A few problems need sorting out.

Radiator fan has stopped working.
N/S/R wheel bearing is getting unbearable.
Heater fan is squeaking like mad, horrible first thing in the morning.
Car is starting to drive like a pig now with the cold and misty mornings, need to look into blocking a section of the intercooler off.
Needs a wash!  :?
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:53, Fri 03 December 2010
Radiator fan - Fixed!
Squeaky fan - Fixed!
Needs a wash - Fixed! (last weekend, filthy already though.)
Wheel bearing - When it gets a bit warmer.  :lol:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: 5teve L on 09:18, Sat 04 December 2010
Getting through the list nicely. Wish my list was as easy to sort  :lol:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 12:04, Sat 04 December 2010
Quote from: "5teve L"
Getting through the list nicely. Wish my list was as easy to sort  :lol:

It's a magic list. It never ends!
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: 5teve L on 12:08, Sat 04 December 2010
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Quote from: "5teve L"
Getting through the list nicely. Wish my list was as easy to sort  :lol:

It's a magic list. It never ends!
Aren't they all with GT Turbo's...  :lol:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:30, Tue 21 December 2010
Off the road..........had an interesting brake pedal on the way home.  :(
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: James5 on 21:47, Tue 21 December 2010
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Off the road..........had an interesting brake pedal on the way home.  :(


What happend Ash?
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 08:37, Wed 22 December 2010
There is an insane amount of movement on the front passenger wheel. Looks like it's the wheel bearing. The hub nut hasn't moved from what i can see.

The brake disc must of been flapping about spreading the brake pads apart, that explains why i had to pump the pedal to get any real brakes.

I had intended to change a wheel bearing over the holidays, i was sure it was the rear wheel though. It's hard to tell when it echos around the car.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 08:09, Mon 31 January 2011
Got the hub off, that's in the boot ready for a trip up to CGB to get a new bearing pressed in.

Drivers side bucket seat is ready to bolt in, i kept the original sliding part of the subframe and used some stainless steel box section to bolt it to the seats. Looks a tidy job and they sit a bit lower then the originals which is good as i'm quite tall and always felt the standard seats were a little high.

Hopefully the driving position 'feels' ok, if not i will have to modifiy them.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: 5teve L on 12:26, Mon 31 January 2011
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Got the hub off, that's in the boot ready for a trip up to CGB to get a new bearing pressed in.

Drivers side bucket seat is ready to bolt in, i kept the original sliding part of the subframe and used some stainless steel box section to bolt it to the seats. Looks a tidy job and they sit a bit lower then the originals which is good as i'm quite tall and always felt the standard seats were a little high.

Hopefully the driving position 'feels' ok, if not i will have to modifiy them.
I love it when the buckets sit low, feels more like a go cart then  :mrgreen:

Say hello to Bob for me :)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:07, Mon 31 January 2011
New bearing is pressed in. Had to replace the flange thingy-bob the brake disc bolts onto, mine was really battered, seems this might be why i keep getting through bearings so quickly.

Hope to be back in it tomorrow.  8)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 08:06, Thu 03 February 2011
Went for a spin in her last night.   8)

There is still a slight rumble, maybe i was right before about one of the rear wheel bearings on its way out aswell, bit annoyed but i suppose it's about time i treated it to some new rear discs anyway, i don't see much point in just changing just the bearing because the rear discs look a bit tatty anyway.

Bucket seat sits perfect, a bit lower then standard but not too low it makes your legs uncomfortable, i will put the passenger side in over the weekend.

Car seems to handle a lot better now with less wheelspin in the wet. I had a look at the trackrod ends while the front was in the air and the one side was a good 3mm shorter then the other. I adjusted them so they were even both sides and measured the distance inside the wheel both at the front and back and evened them up as best i could.

I know it's not as accurate as the garage with the lasers and what not but it's a damn sight closer then it was, maybe now i wont shread the inside of my tyres as much.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 00:47, Wed 02 March 2011
Pulled the passenger rear disc off earlier, definitely a rumble coming from this wheel.  Glad to see the rear discs are in perfect condition. I would be annoyed to have to cough up for a replacement pair and a pair of wheel bearings instead of just one.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/IMG20110301_004.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/IMG20110301_003.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/IMG20110301_002.jpg)

Hmmmm, several years life left in them? Meh.................  :roll:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:32, Thu 03 March 2011
Umm they look tasty :lol:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: alexwebber on 12:49, Thu 03 March 2011
i thought my project 5 was a nightmare! Mines nearly ready for mot (more new problems probably)..... running out of patience after a year!

Keep going man!
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 03:00, Sat 05 March 2011
Sorted now.

They look nice and bling.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/IMG20110304_001.jpg)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: 5teve L on 09:34, Sat 05 March 2011
Looking good  8)
I'm hoping after 3 months of nbot moving that mine will clear up after a bit of use, I may have to help them a bit with some snadpaper I reckon though  :roll:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 12:38, Sat 05 March 2011
Quote from: "5teve L"
Looking good  8)
I'm hoping after 3 months of nbot moving that mine will clear up after a bit of use, I may have to help them a bit with some snadpaper I reckon though  :roll:

I tryed to clean the lip off the old ones, they then measured 5-4mm thick.  :shock:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:58, Sun 17 April 2011
Gave the car it's first proper clean this year.

Pictures are a bit cramped, a bunch of lads came round after a VW show so is was tripping over Golfs and Polos.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/IMG20110417_001.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/IMG20110417_004.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/IMG20110417_005-1.jpg)

Eagle-eyed might spot the gauge on the far right sticking out slightly, wiring issues!

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/IMG20110417_007.jpg)

And a tin of Wolverhamptons finest for a reflection shot.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/IMG20110417_003.jpg)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 22:16, Sun 17 April 2011
Looking good matey  :D
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 17:12, Sun 22 May 2011
Nothing to report here...seems to be having a good run lately.

Just a new balljoint on the drivers side and a coolant drain/flush/renew.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 18:12, Tue 24 May 2011
Good to hear Ash 8)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 12:43, Mon 30 May 2011
BAST**D!

Clutch cable just snapped. On a Bank Holiday.

At least it did it on the driveway.  :?
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: tubbyG on 12:51, Mon 30 May 2011
typical...........  :x

things were going so well...
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: H150GTT on 14:33, Mon 30 May 2011
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
BAST**D!

Clutch cable just snapped. On a Bank Holiday.

At least it did it on the driveway.  :?

 :roll:
You would really think these cars were wemon sometimes..  
Must be your cars time of the month again for new part cravings  :lol:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:41, Sun 19 June 2011
MOT time soon. Less then a month away now.

I reckon it's going to need new discs on the front and a set of rear tyres.

Gave it a good polish today, damn this thing fades overnight. Starting to doubt my choice of colour, red is a nightmare.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:05, Mon 27 June 2011
I thought i would have a poke around with a screwdriver considering the MOT is not far away, and i was concerned the area just behind the rear of the front drivers wheel was starting to look a bit crusty.

I'll let the pictures do the talking.  :(

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/IMG20110626_001.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/IMG20110626_002.jpg)

And seriously?! WTF. The sound deadening was soaked, looks like i have a leak somewhere. It's been in there sometime by the looks of it.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/IMG20110626_003.jpg)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: scratcher on 19:12, Mon 27 June 2011
Bad times man  :(  can you do the welding your self?
At least you caught it before it was a fail.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: GTTboost on 20:23, Mon 27 June 2011
last time a saw a hole like that it was on one of those wonders of the Universe programs.. :lol:     seriously tho..  hope you can get it sorted out ok for the MOT.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 08:08, Fri 08 July 2011
I found the leak anyway after all the rainfall over the past few days.

In heavy rain the gutter underneath the window overflows, into the scuttle area and right down the heater fan, and ends up on the floor inside the car.

I've never had the original cover that fits around the bonnet catch, i'm guessing one of it's jobs is to stop water getting down there! Probably the reason why my heater fan is nearly packed in alltogether.

MOT next Friday......  :(
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 00:31, Wed 13 July 2011
Every MOT time this car f**ks me right off.

Just slipped off the trolley jack and crushed one of the fuel lines. Smells nice, i think it helps with the tears.  :(

EDIT : On a brighter note, my front brake discs have arrived. I've got a good mind to send them back........
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 09:52, Wed 13 July 2011
:(  your not having much luck with this 5 at the mo, i hate it when a jack slips :x  i once had a car up in air on one side with some 5 tonne agricultural jack, i let it down but did it to quickly and it ended up pushing me floor up in the air :lol:  :oops:
Hows the welding coming along.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: tubbyG on 01:10, Thu 14 July 2011
those holes are looking nasty,   chin up. you will get it sorted tho then she will be all good again.....till next year :lol:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: bazr5gtt on 10:22, Thu 14 July 2011
thats just 5s for you mate :D you do one job which turns into 3 ,best of luck with the mot mate fingers crossed for you  8)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 20:42, Thu 14 July 2011
MOT expires tomorrow.

This car has no chance of getting another years ticket tomorrow. I've been working on it none stop after work all this week.

The drivers side is done, no more plates and patches. Whatever was even slightly rusty was cut out and new sections welded in. This included the mess you see above around the front jacking point and it was a similar story around the rear jacking point. Surprisingly the centre was ok, i very nearly just ordered new sills but i had a good poke about and things are ok there.

I even scavenged a piece of 1mm thick alloy plate from work (easy to bend) and made some new 'hooks' for the sideskirt, similar to the repair kit that CGB sells. So the drivers skirt sits nice and flush and i put a new rubber strip along the top to finish it off.

There is a bit of work needed on the passenger side inner sill, no where near as bad as the drivers side.

I should of took a load of pictures, but i've just had to crack on and get it done.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:55, Thu 14 July 2011
that was excactly the same place mines was rotten ash,its amazing once you start grinding what you keep finding,youll get there in the end bud ,keep us posted mate besta luck fella 8)  8)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 16:26, Sun 17 July 2011
F**k me this shell is screwed.

Half tempted just to scrap the thing now. Pictures later once i've stopped crying.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 16:27, Sun 17 July 2011
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
There is a bit of work needed on the passenger side inner sill, no where near as bad as the drivers side.

Ha!

I'm eating my own words at the moment.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: bazr5gtt on 19:02, Sun 17 July 2011
make yourself feel better ash,just go back and look at my restoration mate ,then you will think things arent that bad  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 20:58, Sun 17 July 2011
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
make yourself feel better ash,just go back and look at my restoration mate ,then you will think things arent that bad  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

I'm a self-employed fabricator so the work involved is not beyond my capabilities.

However, after working whatever hours i can to make ends meet it's starting to get to me, coming home and essentially doing what i've been doing all day long.

I'm starting to question whether this is the car for me now, i'm sure the good outweighs the bad but it would be nice to come home, kick my boots off and just have some family time, my son is at that age where he just wants to be out and about doing stuff together.

I'm sure all will be well when it's got another 12 months ticket and i'm sure i'll question what all the fuss was about.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: owe on 21:24, Mon 18 July 2011
i kno exacly wot ur going thru ash,

(http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo35/owe1984/IMAG0384.jpg)
(http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo35/owe1984/IMAG0381-1.jpg)
this is how far ive got, still a long way to go lol

(http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo35/owe1984/IMAG0488.jpg)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:34, Mon 18 July 2011
Ouch!

Mine was similar, but you've gone that bit further! At least my front wing was still in one piece.

This is my passenger side, it only shows the rear, there is also a nice hole towards the front as well.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/IMG20110717_001.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/Frankie%20v2/IMG20110717_002.jpg)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: fordy on 22:03, Mon 18 July 2011
keep up the good work ash  8)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: dj_craig_ on 22:05, Mon 18 July 2011
Quote from: "owe"
i know exacly what your going thru ash,
]

That makes 3 ov us, I havent started mine yet but it looks like your have more to do than me, good luck in getting them sorted lads :-)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Rupx on 22:39, Mon 18 July 2011
Jesus .. You boys have got your work cut out there ... :shock:  be worth it in the end . If the end ever comes .... With these things  8)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: bazr5gtt on 04:55, Tue 19 July 2011
holy s**t lads,brings back bad memories,besta luck fellas on bring them back to life,my heart goes out to you all :(  :(  :(  :(
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: bazr5gtt on 04:58, Tue 19 July 2011
chin up ash ,dont give up mate,just think how you will feel when its boosting down the road :D  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: owe on 09:32, Tue 19 July 2011
ye i havent even looked at the passenger side yet, was told by a car body bloke not to start the 2 sides at once, or the scale of the task wud just depress me lol

went out an bought this to keep my spirits up tho lol
(http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo35/owe1984/IMAG0548.jpg)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:21, Tue 19 July 2011
Quote from: "owe"
ye i havent even looked at the passenger side yet, was told by a car body bloke not to start the 2 sides at once, or the scale of the task wud just depress me lol

I disagree. It must be better to see the whole lot to begin with.

Imagine how depressed i was to do the drivers side only to find the passenger side was probably worse.  :lol:

There is progress though, but it's slow work.

Inner sill is repaired.
Floor pan is repaired and joined to the new section of inner sill.

Had to cut a bit further into the door shut, you can probably see the picture above where the fibreglass is. I assumed it was covering a previous repair, turned out it actually WAS the repair.  :roll:

I was hoping i could get it all done without going above the level of the sill so all the repairs were out of sight, oh well.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: owe on 08:40, Wed 20 July 2011
ye i see wot ur saying but the other thing that worried me was the car losing its rigidity. plus u have a head start being a fabricator, ive only just started to teach myself how to weld to do this. my test pieces are all good, its another story doing in on the car lol. have u butt welded all the inner sills? some more pics wud be really helpfull if u have them?
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: James5 on 10:10, Wed 20 July 2011
Bloody Hell Ash not good but you have means to do the work yourself and do a proper job of it, my front jack points are going to needed to be done very soon and I am going to have to pay someone to do them. I have done some welding before but not much and it ain't pretty :lol:

keep up the good work once done you will love the car again
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:08, Wed 20 July 2011
spotted on ebay james ,front jacking point repair panel,have a ganders mate worth a look  :D
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 23:23, Wed 20 July 2011
Quote from: "owe"
ye i see what your saying but the other thing that worried me was the car losing its rigidity. plus u have a head start being a fabricator, ive only just started to teach myself how to weld to do this. my test pieces are all good, its another story doing in on the car lol. have u butt welded all the inner sills? some more pics wud be really helpfull if u have them?

Butt welded, no chance. Maybe on a work bench but on the car lying on your back it's far to easy to blow holes and end up in more of a mess. I leave an overlap, only a couple of mm. Close enough so when it welds it will melt together anyway but should you make a mistake you can hit it with the grinder and go again.

My welding isn't exactly 'pretty'. I'm in gasless mode at the moment which i generally find more messy anyway.  :(  

I'm going to have to butt weld the section in the door shut so that i can grind it right back and fingers crossed you wont see where the welders been.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/IMG20110720_001.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/IMG20110720_002.jpg)

And some more work ahead....

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/IMG20110720_007.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/IMG20110720_006.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/IMG20110720_005.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/IMG20110720_004.jpg)

Ugly compared to what can be capable on a bench. Also working outdoors in the sun will play havoc with your visor.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/IMG20110119_003.jpg)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 23:36, Wed 20 July 2011
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
make yourself feel better ash,just go back and look at my restoration mate ,then you will think things arent that bad  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

F**k me!

I remember that thread, i'm sure i commented asking why you didn't just get a new shell.  :lol:

I consider myself rather lucky now, there must of been some hours spent cutting that one up.  :o
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Jeff Ninebar on 15:48, Thu 21 July 2011
after reading this thread the other day I had a peek behind the slightly loose passenger side skirt to see if I had any rust like this on my 5. I discovered a nice hole in the sill by the back wheel  :(

I'll take a pic and post it up on my cars page to help share the pain  :)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:29, Thu 21 July 2011
My god.

This is the car that just keeps giving and giving! Now this really IS the last of it, once i've sorted this small hole out i will be sorted, hopefully for a very long time.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/IMG20110721_003.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/IMG20110721_002.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/IMG20110721_001.jpg)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:47, Thu 21 July 2011
hahahahah so did i ash,thank god i got all the welding done,looking good though mate nice tidy welds  :D
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 16:14, Sun 24 July 2011
Oh the relief!

I can see light at the end of the tunnel....instead of through my floor.  8)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: bazr5gtt on 00:20, Mon 25 July 2011
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: thats excactly how you feel when eventually theres no holes left ,good job ,more photos please ash :D
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:19, Wed 27 July 2011
MOT was a fail!  :(
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: robx1r on 19:37, Wed 27 July 2011
what did it fail on?
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 20:31, Wed 27 July 2011
Quote from: "robx1r"
what did it fail on?

N/S sidelight.
N/S side repeater.
Corroded fuel line.

All sorted ready for tomorrow.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: bazr5gtt on 12:54, Thu 28 July 2011
ats nothing ash youll have that done ina flash !!!!!
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 20:12, Thu 28 July 2011
I HAVE YET ANOTHER MOT CERT!

I wanted to kiss the guy, but that might of been just a little bit gay.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: bazr5gtt on 21:17, Tue 02 August 2011
hahahahaha well done mate enjoy!!!!! :D
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:17, Wed 03 August 2011
Fuel pump has packed in!

Ive got power at the pump but no action. It was running rough last night and the temps were higher then usual, running lean no doubt.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 12:17, Thu 04 August 2011
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Fuel pump has packed in!

Ive got power at the pump but no action. It was running rough last night and the temps were higher then usual, running lean no doubt.

 :(  its like these cars dont care that you've just spent time and money on them so they can live a little bit longer, they just have to push you and keep doing it :x

Could have been worse though, you could have been going flat out and found out your pump was knackered.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 23:28, Thu 04 August 2011
It's back to life......again.

Was fun trying to hold back 3/4 of a tank of fuel though.  :?
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 18:37, Sat 10 September 2011
Today i attacked the car with a soldering iron.

Missfire has gone now, not sure what it was in the end but it was one of the following.

1. Suspect wiring on the 3-pin power plug for the AEI.
2. Removed excess wiring from an old rev limiter and reseated the coil.
3. Removed and cleaned the TDC sensor, also fitted a new plug on it.
4. Removed and reseated all the HT leads.
5. Wrapped insulation tape around the boost pipe directly above the dizzy cap.

One of those was the cure.

Also finally cured my intermittent horn and foglight issue, following the wiring all the way back to behind the drivers side front indicator i came across a 3-pin plug which was badly corroded. One of the pins seems to be the main 12v feed for that section of wiring, it comes from the drivers inner wing, maybe into the car or the scuttle area?

Anyway, chopping that and fitting a new plug has cured that problem.

And to finish off, i fitted a nut i had lost off the exhaust manifold.  8)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: H150GTT on 23:33, Mon 12 September 2011
I had a similar problem Ash. I would start the car then it would go for a few seconds then splutter and stall. The car would not restart for a while due to no spark. I took the rev limiter off it and it cured it..  It must of been causing a bad connection at the coil.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: 5teve L on 08:37, Tue 13 September 2011
Blimey you have been a busy boy, at least it has a new lease of life, well for 12 months at least, mind there can't be much else to go wrong....can there  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:55, Fri 24 February 2012
The 5 has been off the road since December.

I'm getting to old to be messing about with the cold-starts and asthmatic heater/blower so i packed it up and let it hibernate.

While it's been off the road it's been treated to a service, new vacuum piping (in red of course), front wheel bearing sounded a little dry that that's been replaced and also some new front indicators.

Took it out for a bit tonight. Feels good to be back in it again!

Tomorrow will be spent cleaning her up, and trying to get that musty smell out from inside! Although now it smells more like hot oil and fuel fumes.  :twisted:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 07:09, Tue 31 July 2012
MOT time has rolled around again.....i'm sure it gets quicker every year.

The car has barely been used, so I can't imagine there has been much wear and tear over the year.

I had a quick look around, I changed the steering rack to coloumn joint which had a fair bit of play in it and also swapped out the intermittant starter motor (which had stopped turning over full stop once it was warm)

I'll pop in the garage on my way to work, should manage to get it in for tomorrow AM.  :|
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 18:26, Wed 01 August 2012
I think this is the first time since I have owned the car that it has passed it's MOT for the first time!  :D

There were 3 advisorys however.

1. Play in suspension leg bearing assembly. (Worn top hat maybe?)
2. Inner edge of rear tyres close to legal limit. (They were swapped from the front about 6 months ago)
3. Oil leak. (My rocker cover is weeping again after I adjusted the valve clearances)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: dj_craig_ on 21:46, Thu 02 August 2012
Nice one mate an well done, bet your buzzin!
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 20:54, Fri 02 November 2012
I knew the car had sprung a leak a few weeks ago, I didn't realise just how bad it was until I started taking it apart earlier.  :(

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/FrankieWaterLeak004.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/FrankieWaterLeak002.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/FrankieWaterLeak005.jpg)

Looks like it's coming from behind the dashboard. Was hoping I didn't have to disturb that. Nightmare job.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: H150GTT on 00:35, Sat 03 November 2012
Hmmmm... Tidy  :(
You reckon its leaking around the bottom of the windscreen?
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 10:18, Sat 03 November 2012
Quote from: "H150GTT"
Hmmmm... Tidy  :(
You reckon its leaking around the bottom of the windscreen?

Could be, there are also a few extra holes dotted about from years of aftermarket alarms/immobilsers etc that could do with sealing up again.

I'm going to remove the dashboard today. It will be a good chance to have look over the wiring as well.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 15:22, Sat 03 November 2012
Bottom of the windscreen is leaking, I could just bung it all up with sealant but i've gone to the effort of removing the dashboard so it's only right I remove the windscreen and sort it out properly.

Looks like a nightmare job, I can already see a lot of crusty bits.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/R5Windscreen007.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/R5Windscreen006.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/R5Windscreen004.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/R5Windscreen002.jpg)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 18:56, Mon 05 November 2012
I got the windscreen out in 1 piece, shame about the nice crack along it though.

The light was gone by the time I had tidyed up some of the remaining sealant, the bodywork along the bottom of the windscreen doesn't look as bad as I thought it was, an hour with a grinder and flap wheel might show otherwise though.  :(
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 17:28, Tue 06 November 2012
I managed to get the windscreen out. The outer and middle seals are salvagable, the inner seal is shot though (probably good practice to replace this one regardless of condition anyway).

I fell at the last hurdle and applied a little too much pressure.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/003.jpg)

I had hoped to reuse it, however there were 2 scuff marks on the passenger side caused by worn wiperblades at some point so maybe it was a blessing in disguise.

The corrosion is quite bad.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/006.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/008.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/009.jpg)

I'm going to stay positive and consider myself lucky that the lip is still intact meaning i've still got a shape to work with when it comes to welding new material in.

The wiper mechanism will need removing and the whole panel grinding back, i think I can see filler down there.

Light doesn't last long in the evenings, next job is slowly cutting out all this excess sealant.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/ashlee205gti/012.jpg)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 16:24, Sat 10 November 2012
I have managed to cut out the rot. A quick run with the flap wheel exposed the true extent of the tin worm.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8059/8172199875_5aba59dd88_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8172199875/)
007 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8172199875/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8201/8172198761_96ea7bcfe0_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8172198761/)
004 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8172198761/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8346/8172197661_a99972847c_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8172197661/)
002 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8172197661/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

This will need more then a dab of fibreglass and skim of filler, no choice but to just cut it out.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8482/8172232662_5b3be3a1fe_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8172232662/)
015 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8172232662/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8064/8172230680_59c6223ee0_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8172230680/)
011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8172230680/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8203/8172202773_71f51d648a_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8172202773/)
014 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8172202773/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

Popping the windscreen in shows more clearly how much crusty metal had to be removed.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8210/8172206947_c6d231304a_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8172206947/)
021 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8172206947/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8345/8172205981_854cd2d556_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8172205981/)
020 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8172205981/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

Apart from that, the rest of the screen surround is free of rot. Just these two smaller holes on the drivers side pillar.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8482/8172233840_3cbc02b029_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8172233840/)
017 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8172233840/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

Plan now is to cut and shape the replacement sections throughout next week, with a hope of welding it all up next weekend.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: GTTboost on 15:08, Fri 28 December 2012
A real credit to you, nice work..it's all worth it in the end.. cant wait to see it when its all sparkling and ready to rumble again!  :wink:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Jeff Ninebar on 12:22, Thu 03 January 2013
This is exactly the next thing I need to do on my 5, looking forward to seeing more work done to help me along the way  :) . keep up the good work.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: 5-Mission on 13:48, Thu 03 January 2013
Respect for taking this on as it looks like quite a daunting task due to the amount of metal removal. So the plan is to fabricate the replacement sections in plate and weld in. I was lucky I only had a few small holes when i took my screen out, it was the filling and sanding that seemed to take ages.
At least yours is a flat colour though - trust me you never get a proper match to the original  paint with metallic and lacquer! Best of luck with it.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 16:56, Thu 03 January 2013
Thank You for the praise.

There has been a change of plan regarding the fabrication of new material, I have managed to source a replacement scuttle panel so the plan now is to just cut out out and replace the whole lot, assuming the rain stops long enough. I really wish I had a garage at this point.

Then its paint, seals and replacement screen. Hopefully the car will be nice and water tight and no more whistling along the motorway.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: GTTboost on 20:43, Thu 03 January 2013
Bloody hell..   I like these cars a lot,  but nothing like some of you guys do!  Well done with all the hard work..  there must be a repair and weld gold medal award somewhere around here!  :wink:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:35, Tue 05 February 2013
After waiting since the 19th December, I finally managed to get the replacement panel.

I didn't see the donor car, but I'm guessing someones lairy flip paint R5 got chopped up not so long ago.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8463/8448475238_f687988acb_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8448475238/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8448475238/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8497/8447383057_56d19946cd_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8447383057/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8447383057/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8328/8447382189_0774cc87ed_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8447382189/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8447382189/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8496/8447381489_ef147621cb_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8447381489/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8447381489/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

I don't need all the material supplied here, i'm only after the top (outside) layer, so the first job is removing that. Just a few spot welds.....apparently.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8225/8448470350_f2aaa71334_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8448470350/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8448470350/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Jeff Ninebar on 17:42, Fri 08 February 2013
That new panel looks just the job, should have you rust free in no time, good luck, I know that is not an easy job to weld in but I'm sure you'll have it done no problem  :)

I got my screen out, I need some small sections of a panel like that. *makes call...
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:25, Fri 08 February 2013
I've just seen the pictures of yours. Looks like we're in the same boat.

It's going to be a bit of an adventure, I'll probably get cracking on with it sometime next week. The new section is free from rust surprisingly.

Apparently, in each corner there should be a drain hole at the bottom. If the person who fits the windscreen goes a bit crazy with the sealant then these holes get covered up and the water gets trapped......leading to one very big hole!  :lol: Something to remember when refitting a new screen.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 15:51, Thu 21 February 2013
More updates.

The old scuttle panel was easy to remove, 4 spot welds on each inner wing and another 4 on the bonnet catch. I didn't need to drill the spot welds along the top edge for obvious reasons. :D

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8231/8494412341_6176527651_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8494412341/)
IMG20130221_001 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8494412341/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8529/8495513266_9690a0522a_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8495513266/)
IMG20130221_002 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8495513266/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

Then I marked out where to cut on the pillars, and made a note of the measurements and removed the old section.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8380/8494426563_f99fbb3104_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8494426563/)
IMG20130221_005 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8494426563/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

Removed everything but the wiring from the scuttle area, hopefully there doesn't seem to be anything nasty hiding underneath the battery tray. The battery tray itself looks a bit crusty though.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8494418775_d551888221_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8494418775/)
IMG20130221_003 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8494418775/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8087/8495526242_26f1e9c488_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8495526242/)
IMG20130221_004 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8495526242/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

Next I had to get a flapwheel on the edge where the new panel will attach to, this cleaned up OK apart from the drivers side corner (where the original leak was) I had to cut this section out and weld a new lip in.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8228/8495527544_2955a3f7a2_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8495527544/)
IMG20130221_006 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8495527544/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

It's looking a bit sorry for itself at the moment. I packed up after that, ready to prepare the replacement panel and hopefully get it all tacked up tomorrow.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 16:32, Fri 22 February 2013
Even more updates!

I didn't take any 'during' pictures really, it was cold out and I just wanted to crack on! It basically went like this,

1. Remove spot welds and cut to size the replacement panel.
2. Clean up all the areas that were to be welded, remove paint etc.
3. Line up new panel (PITA...) Luckily the neighbour had plenty of clamps I could borrow.
4. Buzzed along with the welder, started in the centre working outwards.

I ended up with this, most the welding is done, really just a few more spots on the drivers side and the 4 spots that join the bonnet catch onto the scuttle panel.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8101/8497223239_9dcaef8011_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8497223239/)
IMG20130222_001 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8497223239/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8518/8497240159_912ee08a22_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8497240159/)
IMG20130222_002 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8497240159/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr


The bonnet is lifted in the centre because the bonnet supports on each wing have been removed.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8389/8497240721_7f72aaf530_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8497240721/)
IMG20130222_003 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89837466@N02/8497240721/) by MrAsh84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/89837466@N02/), on Flickr

I don't think that old windscreen is going to be up to another lift. It's getting very creaky.

Once the welding is finished i'll tidy up with the flap wheels and get some red oxide on the bare metal.

Then it's onto the filling and primering etc.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Jeff Ninebar on 17:48, Mon 25 February 2013
Looking good Ash, Mike GT spares has cut me out a panel so I can do mine, seeing yours going in so nicely has given me the confidence to crack on with it  :D
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: sparkysparks on 21:39, Mon 25 February 2013
Cover the window in tape man
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:44, Mon 25 February 2013
Quote from: "Jeff Ninebar"
Looking good Ash, Mike GT spares has cut me out a panel so I can do mine, seeing yours going in so nicely has given me the confidence to crack on with it  :D

Thanks.

Just take your time, that's what I did. Separating the replacement panel into the sections I needed was the slowest task, simply just trying not to dent it all up.

Quote from: "sparkysparks"
Cover the window in tape man

I was thinking something along those lines, if only to keep the splinters of glass in place! It shouldn't be around for much longer.

Speaking of which, what the hell do I do with it? My recycling bin accepts glass....but on this scale?  :lol:
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: sparkysparks on 07:47, Tue 26 February 2013
youll have to get rid bit by bit
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: James5 on 21:36, Fri 01 March 2013
Ash alot of work gone into this 5 well done matey your doing a top job
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:06, Fri 01 March 2013
Quote from: "James5"
Ash alot of work gone into this 5 well done matey your doing a top job

Thanks.  :D   I forgot to add, there has been a little more progress earlier in the week.

The welding is finished now.

Not a lot has changed appearance wise. Just a lot of work with various flapwheels and wire brushes to tidy up the windscreen surround and then a good coat of red oxide on all the bare metal.

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Next i'll get to work with some filler to smooth over the rougher sections, then it's primer, paint and then finally some new glass.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 17:08, Sun 19 May 2013
Several updates.

Turns out I'm not a natural with the body filler. :( I probably applied far to much to start off with.

After a while sanding I'm roughly where I want to be, obviously I want to try and get the lines as close as possible so nothing obvious stands out.

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Spent some time on it again this afternoon.

Still some areas i'm not 100% happy with but the windscreen surround is getting there, I have just placed the front wings in position to make sure the lines are ok. Nothing seems obviously incorrect just some finishing touchs now before I get the colour mixed up.

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All in colour now.

I'm going to leave it 24-48 hours to fully cure then I will flatten it back polish it up. Can't wait to get the windscreen in!

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Great time to test the new polisher out!

Again, the wings haven't been bolted on. I'm going to paint the inner wings and scuttle area also before it's all bolted up again.
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: Ash-Lee on 09:29, Sat 25 May 2013
Windscreen is now fitted. It cost a little more in the end with additional replacement seals etc but the fit is great.

A positive comment from the fitter as well, he sometimes doesn't look forward to windscreen surrounds the have been 'repaired' because particularly dodgy repairs can push the glass out or make life difficult for him but he said this is a great job and the windscreen went in without any issues.  :D

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Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: 5-Mission on 20:39, Sat 25 May 2013
This is looking good Ash.. well done  8)
Title: Re: My 89 GT-T
Post by: timotei1980 on 18:37, Mon 10 June 2013
Nice repair to the scuttle panel. I worry about my car having corrosion there as I have to replace my windscreen.