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Campus Build
« on: 20:34, Wed 20 March 2013 »
Hi guys, now on my 4th 5.
This one was an impulse buy as after 3 i still feel like ive never finished a renault 5.



Bought it blind at an absolute steal.



Totally standard, had been garaged for 7 years when i picked it up and all it needed was a jump start to get it back, drove it 80 miles. Ran like a beaut.

Body has a couple of rust spots over it but no rot (not that ive found any yet anyway)

First things first, new battery and all that air box crap needs to go


Rear wipers gone along with the washer

Checked under the rear for rust, seems very tidy, so ive coated it in waxoyl anyway


No Photo yet.

And tonight i took the spare wheel holder out (spare wheel with brand new tire) and coated the underside of the boot aswell, again no photo cus it keeps getting dark when i finish.

Front brakes seem a bit solid so new pads and discs this weekend then go for an MOT.

Once its back yellow lights, rat bonnet, chopped springs and decked rear :D

Plans for the future are leave as a sleeper, gonna get my steels banded..... oh and drop the volvo engine in :lol:

Cheers

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Re: Little blue
« Reply #1 on: 19:32, Mon 25 March 2013 »
look very clean solid :)

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Re: Campus Build
« Reply #2 on: 18:04, Wed 03 April 2013 »
Cheers, its got a few scabs but no rott.

MOT test gave it a clean bill of health (after i had changed the pads, discs shoes and a rear cylinder), literally 2 advisories, brake and fuel pipes look corroded, standard.

Im amazed really. Gave her a clean and then this happened.


When i can make my mind on what to do with my springs ill deck it.


Apart from a few marks on the seat, which im sure will come out with a shampoo the interior is as new.


60,000 miles, and original tape deck ;)




Already running tights.

Finished the zed lights aswell as i had the equipment out.

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Re: Campus Build
« Reply #3 on: 18:53, Thu 04 April 2013 »


Looks a bit more beefcake with these wheels on.

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Re: Campus Build
« Reply #4 on: 13:03, Mon 08 April 2013 »
look forward to seeing this with a big engine, draggin its arse on the floor :D  :D

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Re: Campus Build
« Reply #5 on: 22:35, Mon 08 April 2013 »
Springs ordered, 60mm gt turbo springs, they say to go with shortened shocks only, so ill either destroy mine or im hoping that they will be both a bit stiffer, and not drop the full 60 as the campus is lighter

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Re: Campus Build
« Reply #6 on: 21:43, Tue 09 April 2013 »
Springs arrived quicker than i thought so got them on today.

Standard Height


Standard spring vs apex spring (they sent me 50mm anyway so im happy that i wont mess the shocks up)


Fitting those was easy, but i did get the issue of because they are so low they dont hold all the top mounts in their natural positions, so i had to stick it all on and hope for the best.


Front done, (didnt realise it was blurry when i took it)
Looks like a dragster :D


Rear done, went so smooth, nothing was rusted together, everything came loose easy.
I love working on clean renault 5's

Took her for a test drive, everythings fine, no knocking at the front, turned lock to lock, no knocks. Took her on the bumpiest road round here nice and fast aswell, apart from getting air im sure nothing felt like it fell out of place.

I measured before and after heights, turns out my 50mm springs gave me a 100mm drop up front, and to make it level it was a shocking 180mm drop at the back.

Job Done  8)

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Re: Campus Build
« Reply #7 on: 05:46, Wed 10 April 2013 »
Slammed!  8)

I really should level mine out a bit, the fronts have settled a bit lower then the rear over time so I look a bit off balance.  :?

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Re: Campus Build
« Reply #8 on: 09:37, Wed 10 April 2013 »
You could drive around dragster style  :lol:

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Re: Campus Build
« Reply #9 on: 17:21, Sun 14 April 2013 »
I parked next to a mini, i think i should send this pic to bmw with a name change advice.



its a goddamn discrace  :shock:

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Re: Campus Build
« Reply #10 on: 22:37, Fri 19 April 2013 »
looking good :)

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Re: Campus Build
« Reply #11 on: 21:09, Mon 22 April 2013 »
It was inevitable....




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Re: Campus Build
« Reply #12 on: 10:14, Tue 23 April 2013 »
how do you put the the hood with rust? isn't will rot?  :D
there in England, cops dont say nothing about that?

i like the style :)

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Re: Campus Build
« Reply #13 on: 12:20, Tue 23 April 2013 »
Its a spare that ive kept behind. Grinder, salt, lemons and bleach :D
The thing is i dont really understand how cars can rot from the inside out but a pannel can stay rusty for ages. Must be something to do with the ingress of water that cant escape.
This bonnets been on most of my 5's and its still fine.

Its not a danger to anyone, not a problem.  8)

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Re: Campus Build
« Reply #14 on: 14:16, Tue 23 April 2013 »
There goes the nice clean look. Haha