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OLLIe

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My Raider project :)
« on: 23:18, Sat 11 April 2009 »
Some people knew this was coming, a lot didnt as I spotted it at lunch and had it bought by 7pm that night. I`ve sort of reached my limiti with the scoob without spending several fortunes so i needed somethign else to entertain me.
 
I`ve been after one for years, and been so close to having one then let down so many times I lost count, but thanks to some fluke autotrader searching and 1 very kind mum lending me the extra reddies to have it on my drive, I finally bagged myself a Renault 5 GT Turbo - Raider
 
Its been garaged from 2003. 4 owners over 2 families, has pretty extensive history from new, and loads of reciepts, mot`s etc! it does need some love tho, the paint has suffered from being stored and does have its share of blemishes. So the pennies are being saved and counted to do a good quality rebuild.
 
spec :
 
1990 R5 GT Turbo - Raider
57K miles
 
nearly 100% standard bar :
 
Koni suspension
GT Tuning Group N clutch
GT Tuning Dump Valve / Hardpipe
GT Tuning heatshied
GT Tuning Intake
Devil exhaust system
 
theres also a Ktec / gt tuning or Prima grille in the boot... and it`ll be going bin bound, there is a campus grille fitted atm, which is also destined for the bin. other minor things are the OEM bumpers have been modded and smoothed and fitted with the GT Tuning bumper oval for the intake, they are also going for the bin.
 
its not going to be a very exciting car, just standard, and clean
 
but heres a few pics :
 
 

 

 

 

 



if anyone has any parts, i`m after :

OEM front and rear bumpers
Rear Calipers
1990 Glacier White Phase 2 GTT
2000 Rheims Blue Lancer Evolution VI

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« Reply #1 on: 00:25, Sun 12 April 2009 »
looks like a good starting point there matey  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

keep the pics coming bud :wink:
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« Reply #2 on: 17:02, Sun 12 April 2009 »
Looks good, are you keeping it standard?

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« Reply #3 on: 19:05, Sun 12 April 2009 »
the plan is to firstly restore it to former OEM glory, then once it's on the road I'd like to bling up the engine bay. Long way from that yet sadly :(

I've some pics from today I'll post up later. Spent the day removing the bodykit, bumpers, fitted the front brakes, and had a good poke at the entire car.

Sills are pretty good to be fair to the wee car, but I'll be replacing them anyway.

A mate buffed the bonnet for the craic and it came up mint (bar the dents)! So hopefully with some love the roof might survive the need for paint
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« Reply #4 on: 11:40, Mon 13 April 2009 »
heres what i did yesterday :


Full bodykit removed, front and rear bumpers, rear lights, bonnet, front brakes changed. I might try to clean up the arches some more today as I cant really tackle the rear brakes yet, plus i need my garage cleared before the interior comes out :D and my mums cracking up because her conservatory currently houses 2 subaru seats, 4 wheels and a full boot install from the integra.



sills arent the worst ive seen... to be fair my crx was 10 times worse.



some pics :



















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« Reply #5 on: 11:50, Mon 13 April 2009 »
looks pretty fresh mate good base car to start with :D

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« Reply #6 on: 14:32, Mon 13 April 2009 »
Hey Ollie,   well done for taking the plunge and finding a Raider to fix up..   this is a really nice base and with some handy work will be looking a beauty.  Good to see your not hanging around and already getting things going.. good time of year to get things done as well... u wont be freezing in the snow now!  :)

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« Reply #7 on: 18:57, Mon 13 April 2009 »
cheers guys :)

i`ll try to not turn this into a "heres the bolt i removed today" thread, but following on from yesterday,

I got the passnger side disc off as it scuppered me yesterday, so both front brakes are now on, painted and fully operational.

Both front arches were stripped, treated with a rust killer called KURUST, left to dry for 3 hours, then waxoyl`d.

The roof drain trims, front windscreen trim, rear windows, and trims, bootlid seal and the lower bootlid panel inc the R5 GTT badging removed, and the GT Turbo which was gold, sanded down and ready for painting.

very few pics today sadly as I thought i`d lost my phone... turns out I just left it sitting on the window sill about 15feet from me!
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« Reply #8 on: 10:10, Tue 14 April 2009 »
after yesterdays attack on the front arches I thought that would do until today when I planned tackling the rear.

 

until simon (mr.sheen / scoobyireland) and michael (resintooth / RMS) decided they would like to visit late last night..... and here are the results. Massive thanks to them also, as I needed the boost of a few more opinions as to whether i`m going mental or not, plus it made me grow some balls for pulling the engine out :D

 

couple of shots of the arches from earlier in the day :




the engine before the carnage :



the engine during the carnage :





the smallest turbo in the world :






thats as far as we got until I find out if the engine comes out of the bay north or south.
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« Reply #9 on: 23:07, Sun 03 May 2009 »
quick update, I`ve been out of action for about 10 days due to a chest infection, so most of the time i felt ok was spent taking out interior bits rather than lying on my back inhaling more crap.

I`ve done some bits here and there, mainly sourcing, buying and collecting bits I need, and at the minute cash flow is slowing me down as i`d really like to get the welding sorted.

Some of the bits removed from the engine and put in the aptly named "****e Bin"




Rear Arches stripped and sealed, and reserve petrol tank removed, again to allow better access to strip and seal




Interior removed and tidied



that was it up until i got the death cough and was bed bound. So I bought these :

Replacement Boot badges (the blue and gold one will be repainted all raider blue)



Replacement OEM front and rear bumpers (thanks to maxwell who also supplied a host of OEM goodies and spares)



OEM replacement lower boot trim as mine was strangely kinked in places?



Stainless Steel Battery tray (also aquired rear discs and bearings from the same seller)




Also managed to pick up a brand new, unused OEM phase 2 front bumper at a price I couldnt refuse so its currently in the post :D

and today, feeling not hung over and with most of the death cough gone i set about attacking the bootfloor :




and took a picture of the bad sill, can anyone say rust holes?:(

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« Reply #10 on: 19:20, Sun 05 July 2009 »
Please keep updates coming Ollie! Im doing exactly the same thing with my raider so this spurs me on! :D

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« Reply #11 on: 20:46, Sun 05 July 2009 »
TBH the rust isn't that bad, after working away at mine with a wire brush it took the best part of 9 hours to weld her all up ready for the MOT.

Looking at the pictures of the sills and the rear bumper mounts in particular then i would say you would struggle to find a better example. It seems a tidy R5!

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« Reply #12 on: 11:31, Sun 12 July 2009 »
thanks for the comments guys :)

sadly ive not been up to much recently as a few personal problems meant i`ve not as much disposible to spend on it, and i even had to get rid of my impreza for an ep3 civic to help save money :(

hopefully things are on the turn and all being well if i shift my plasma TV i`v e fully restored mint phase 2 rolling shell in white comming my way. this will allow me to basically reshell everything from the raider into the white one, getting it on the road and allowing me to then work at the raider in my own time.

doing things this way means i get a 5 on the road again and save around 1500 in bodywork in the interim.

Sadly ive also brand new bumpers and pistons etc sitting for the raider.. but ill hold on to them with the intention of putting the raider on the road for sure
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« Reply #13 on: 22:08, Sun 12 July 2009 »
hey ollie if i only had that much holes to sort i would have been over the moon,a new sill will sort that out nicely,keep it up ollie,shame youve had to sell your scooby as long as you dont part company with your 5,keep us posted mate 8)