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« on: 17:35, Sat 10 January 2009 »
Thought it was about time I put a post up detailing a bit about my Raider.

Purchased it in 2003 from a Family who had owned it since new. When I got it It had a few a few knock & scrapes. The rear nearside arch was knackered and the front offside wing had a big dent in it:



So first thing i did was get a Raider arch off & wing off a guy who was breaking one & put them on the car. This then after i had given it a bloody good clean:







You can see that the front bumper is cracked together with the foglights and their's rust bubbles all over the shop!! The wheels were knackered also.

That was fine for me when i bought it & it stayed like that for a few years, then in Summer 2006 I bit the bullet & started to do the work.

I Pulled the engine out first thing:



Then stripped the shell ready for the bodyshop to do their magic (You can see in the second photo all the new bits stuffed into the car for the bodyshop):





While the engine was out i stripped it down to a bare block:





Then at that point started to make it look pretty again by painting the block then re-assembling, cleanin, powdercoating re-plating everything in the engine bay or replacing it if it looked a bit manky:



Finished result:



Whilst I was doing all that the bodyshop were getting busy with their bits:





Untill the day finally arrived when i could pick it up!!  :D  :D  :D





Then the re-assembly of everything back into the car started:





Then i guess it was finished!!

Althought i've still got a few things planned you will understand!!  :wink:  :wink:

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« Reply #1 on: 17:46, Sat 10 January 2009 »
An amazing car, it looked nice and straight when you first had it apart from the knocks but now it looks factory fresh.  8)

You've done a great job.  :wink:

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« Reply #2 on: 17:49, Sat 10 January 2009 »
yeah definately well sweet 5, looks well mint now it's done but still looked pretty mint before you started :) sorted 5 respect. o and i'll be watching channel 5 on the 12th  :wink:
I got 5 on it..

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« Reply #3 on: 18:12, Sat 10 January 2009 »
THATS A BELTA :lol:

I LOVE RAIDERS ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE LIKE THIS ONE :D

AND A GOOD PAINT JOB TOO
LOVE IT
DONT KNOCK IT TIL YOU TRIED IT!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #4 on: 18:55, Sat 10 January 2009 »
thats one sweet lookin raider there steve 8) hats off to a great job

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« Reply #5 on: 19:31, Sat 10 January 2009 »
Very nice & inspiration to me as im trying to get my newly aquired Raider back to being a reliable useable classic.  With the intention of a full rebuild on the cards in the near future.  

Loving those turbines in raider style. 8)

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« Reply #6 on: 19:48, Sat 10 January 2009 »
I love this car. Can't wait to see it on telly monday night  :D

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« Reply #7 on: 19:48, Sat 10 January 2009 »
Nice spot, i didn't notice the wheels, thats how well they fit in on the car.  8)

Are you still using them or have you gone completly standard?

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« Reply #8 on: 19:53, Sat 10 January 2009 »
Love this picture !!

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« Reply #9 on: 23:24, Sat 10 January 2009 »
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Nice spot, i didn't notice the wheels, thats how well they fit in on the car.  8)

Are you still using them or have you gone completly standard?


I found them on e-bay for 150 just after i got the car & had them on the car all the time but now i'm going for the OE factory fresh look i'm back to the speedlines.


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« Reply #10 on: 15:27, Thu 16 April 2009 »
them wheels 15"s? wanna sell em :lol:

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« Reply #11 on: 15:53, Thu 16 April 2009 »
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them wheels 15"s? wanna sell em :lol:


i have a set for sale if your talking about the turbines lol :wink:
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« Reply #12 on: 15:56, Thu 16 April 2009 »
1st time I've seen this thread....  what a stunning Raider...  very very nice!   Best Raider I have seen.. great job!   8)

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« Reply #13 on: 15:56, Thu 16 April 2009 »
well yer, i have a set of nice wheels on mine but like the turbines, what are we alking for a set >?

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« Reply #14 on: 16:00, Thu 16 April 2009 »
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well yer, i have a set of nice wheels on mine but like the turbines, what are we alking for a set >?


mines for sale in the parts section matey have a peep at them they are under CLIO TURBINES then send me a pm
DONT KNOCK IT TIL YOU TRIED IT!!!!!!!!!