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« Reply #30 on: 20:56, Thu 08 January 2009 »
IS THIS THE CAR THATS ON K-TEC'S WEBSITE UNDER "YOUR CARS" :?
DONT KNOCK IT TIL YOU TRIED IT!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #31 on: 09:27, Fri 09 January 2009 »
^^^Yes, that was from last February when the previous owner had a full service/check done. I'll be trying to post more pics after the weekend, weather permitting.

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« Reply #32 on: 15:37, Fri 09 January 2009 »
AS I HAVE ALREADY SAID ON PAGE 1 WHAT A F#=];NG BELTA M8 TRY AND GET SUM OF THE ENGINE BAY M8Y :wink:
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« Reply #33 on: 16:30, Fri 09 January 2009 »
Thanks but like i've said before i think you guys on here who have put in hundreds of hours to get their's up to this kind of standard deserve far more credit.
oh dear i think i was just sick in my mouth :)  but honestly.

Anyway engine bay pics were what i had planned.

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« Reply #34 on: 16:43, Fri 09 January 2009 »
CANT WAIT TO SEE THEM AS I LOVE THIS CAR :wink:
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« Reply #35 on: 18:54, Wed 21 January 2009 »
Ok, here they are. A little late and not that great, sorry.








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« Reply #36 on: 22:49, Wed 21 January 2009 »
Loving the pics... stunning  8)    Seeing your car is like a time warp back at Reno as it rolled off the production line...  perfection!!   8)   The other good thing is....   its in good hands!   :wink:

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« Reply #37 on: 19:08, Tue 27 January 2009 »
Tried removing the battery tray this weekend to give it the rust treatment and a new coat of paint, what a mare, the two bolts in the passenger bulkhead have been put in with the nuts actually in the passenger foot well, off with the fuse box to try to find them without much joy, it seems the only way to get to them would be to actually cut out a section of soundproofing as it goes right under the dash, i did think i might be able to pull it down but it wasn't budging.
It turns out it's not actually that bad, this is it after a rub down with some wire wool, i think if i remove the four bolts i can get to i should be able to mask it off to do it in situ unless anyone has any ideas.
BTW that is not a hole in the top right it just looks like it.


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« Reply #38 on: 09:13, Wed 28 January 2009 »
Those are the problems that owners of mint fives have :)

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« Reply #39 on: 09:17, Wed 28 January 2009 »
I know mate, it's hard :lol:

Just slightly paranoid as i used to have a GTX and in the end the battery was just sitting in the frame it had rusted so bad.

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« Reply #40 on: 09:47, Wed 28 January 2009 »
just saw this thread for the first time, every ones already said it but, this is the mintest original 5, engine bay is just insane. love it in white 2 :wink:
I got 5 on it..

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« Reply #41 on: 09:52, Wed 28 January 2009 »
:)  I'm actually quite envious of your pearl JK.

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« Reply #42 on: 09:59, Wed 28 January 2009 »
mines a rare 1, but yours is much cleaner bud, thanks tho  :wink:
I got 5 on it..

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« Reply #43 on: 18:00, Wed 28 January 2009 »
The tray doesnt look bad enough to take out to me...   once you've rubbed down all the surface rust...  use a rust treatment that will turn any rusty area back to solid metal and then mask up all around it as well as u can and paint it whilst its still left on the car.  I dont think the underside will be corroded as its just where the water has collected in the tray over the years...and I'm pretty sure there will be a drain hole under the tray to prevent and water sitting under the tray.  Goin by the rest of you car...  its seen most of its life in a garage..... but this is what I would do to save all that work..  :wink:

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« Reply #44 on: 18:12, Wed 28 January 2009 »
G, you're quite right of course, its just me being some kind of anal perfectionist :) If i had bothered to wire wool it first i probably wouldn't have attempted to get it out. The drain hole underneath is working and from what i can feel by sticking my fingers under the tray it's smooth painted metal. It just would have been easier to do out, especially as the paint has peeled and rust traveled over the edge of the tray but as long as it lifts a little it'll sort fine.