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BriC

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My cars and my story
« on: 21:26, Mon 02 February 2009 »
OK, so I joined this club absolutely yonks ago under the username Maximum_Power. I think I was 16 at the time.. I then discovered RTOC and didn't come on here at all really (until recently)  :oops:

It's not all bad news though.. My love for 5's since I was 16 has done nothing other than grow! I'm now 19 and I've had 9 Renault 5's and 1 200sx.

Pictures speak a thousand words, so I'll share some with you..

Here is my first car: A campus GTT lookalike (let me know if it is now owned by anyone on here, I'd love to see how it's doing):



I bought this whilst I had my campus with the intention to restore it back to original condition (it wasn't a real cup car, just a lookalike), but gave up and sold it:



I then sold the campus after a year of motoring, when I had a years NCB, and bought this GTT:



I then sold that after about 4 months (stupid mistake), and bought the 200sx:



I then sold that after about 3 months, because it was boring compared to 5's and then I bought this:




I obviously (having had 9 in total) bought and sold a few in between, but they were my main cars.

Having learnt that 5's are the only way forward, I decided to settle for the red 5, and started sinking some money into it:




However the paint let it down, so I booked it in with a bodyshop (a guy off RTOC). When I'd saved enough money, the date was set, and my Dad and me set to ripping it to pieces. Didn't take too long, as we've had to disassemble / reassemble a few of my 5's in the past :P






So, on the back of a towing dolly it went all the way up to Carlisle...

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« Reply #1 on: 21:34, Mon 02 February 2009 »
So the bodyshop set to work.. I'll let the pictures do the talking.




(new tailgate, because mine was rotten)
















So after a long wait, it was time to get it again! I got it this Saturday just gone:



So, onwards with the rebuild! I have LOTS of new bits stockpiled, so it should be nice when it's all back together. I will take lots of piccies of the rebuild, so stay tuned :)

Oh yeh, and here are some piccies of it's garage  :lol:




It's a tent modified to fit a 5 :D

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« Reply #2 on: 22:43, Mon 02 February 2009 »
Bric been following this on RTOC and what more can I say but fecking awesome that DaveSBS has some skills.

I am loving the tent :lol:

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« Reply #3 on: 22:45, Mon 02 February 2009 »
lookin good, an lovin the little garage aswell lol
everybody needs to watch this film >>>>>endgame by alex jones

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« Reply #4 on: 08:09, Tue 03 February 2009 »
very samrt m8y  :lol:  so are the other 5's aswell tho the 200sx is not my cup of tea  :?  

lovin the paint job aswell what colour is it, (inspiring me to hurry up n get on with mine now)  :lol:

what engine plans do you have  :?:

are you keeping it on the standard wheels :?:
DONT KNOCK IT TIL YOU TRIED IT!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #5 on: 12:18, Tue 03 February 2009 »
It's a Peugeout / Citroen colour. It's called Bleu Lucia.. or Lucia Blue in english.

Engine? I have a T25, AFR Kit (so I can sort out my fuelling), side exit, Silicone hoses, and I will run around 18-20psi. I will just see how that goes. On my old one (the blue one with ronal turbo's) I had it set up for 18psi, and that was on a T2, and that shifted, so I'm sure I'll be content with just those modifications.. for a while  :lol:

Nah, not keeping the standard wheels.. I've got my eye on some though! I also need suspension. I will probably be getting Koni Sports.

As said, I've got loads of bits, so I will take piccies as I go along refitting it all!

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« Reply #6 on: 12:42, Tue 03 February 2009 »
yea lookin great, more soon i hope

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« Reply #7 on: 13:51, Tue 03 February 2009 »
So young with so much experience. Great work mate and hope everything will be according to the plans ;-)

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« Reply #8 on: 16:04, Tue 03 February 2009 »
Very nice.

The registration looks familiar, did you get this off CGB? I'm sure i've seen it at his yard.

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« Reply #9 on: 16:17, Tue 03 February 2009 »
very nice Bric, and Dave's work is just out this world!

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« Reply #10 on: 16:35, Tue 03 February 2009 »
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Very nice.

The registration looks familiar, did you get this off CGB? I'm sure i've seen it at his yard.


Certainly did my man, for the bargain price of 1300.

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« Reply #11 on: 20:29, Tue 03 February 2009 »
Exciting stuff!!   Feel exited about seeing this build ....  and its not even mine!  ;)

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« Reply #12 on: 13:45, Wed 04 February 2009 »
looking good respect 4 your five
I got 5 on it..

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« Reply #13 on: 12:24, Tue 17 February 2009 »
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0329217047

My old 5 on ebay with a new heart in it  :(

I want it, but I can't really justify spending the money

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« Reply #14 on: 20:04, Tue 17 February 2009 »
lookin absolutely mint there mint 8) how much did you pay for your paint job it looks flawless cracking job,cant wait to see this 5 take shape looking forward to the next bit keep up the good work and keep us posted  :D  8)  8)  8)