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« on: 21:41, Thu 14 May 2009 »
alright guys, bin askin many questions for a while on hear now, now my cars nearly done i thought i would share my diary with u, (i have had it on going on another site so it might not read properly) hope u enjoy





and a few of the car its self











car had been sat on my drive for a while, cos it wouldn't start (fuel pump relay had gone) i lost my job couldn't afford to do any thing with it, and to make it worse it was leaking, i thought i would fix the leak before i got it running as it could be a long time till i got a job, and by then the rust could be eating the car up









thought the coolant was leaking into the floor pan, but when i took the dash off  to have a look i realized where the water was coming from.  on the driver side had completely rusted through, i got the window out so a new plate could be welded over, but when i got the windscreen out all the bottom of the front window sill was rusted where the rubber had perished and the water was sitting in the sill its self











after the new plate had bin welded, i took the windowsill back to metal and treated the rust, i was using u plastic tarpaulin to cover my window over night, and one morning after i had taken the tarpaulin off and tucked it under my car for safe keeping my dad decided to fold it up tided and get it out the way, but as he pulled it our from underneath the car the tarpaulin caught the back left quarter panel and side skirt and snapped it pretty bad,









after i pulled it off completely i realized it was only held on by silicon filler and a cable tie at either end, and the other side wasn't much different,

the police pulled me over out side Cardiff central station on some joke terrorism ting, and even after i asked em not to open my bonnet to far, they did, which bent my grill  :(





there were small bubbles of rust around the back windows and underneath the skirts was a mess, i cleaned what i could off, and tided it up as best i could, but i was left with tatty paint work, the inside of the foot wells didn't look to pretty either








a few days after i got a job, which was amazing, i also took my old boss to court about sacking me on the spot, i won and got given 700 quid (loving it)
a mate had just started renting his own unit (barn) where he was spraying cars, offering me a heavy discount he said he would give it a full color change, and sort all the rust out so having just landed a wedge of money it seemed a silly thing not to do





 

(thats his red 106 rally gti turbo and another mates 106 quick sliver)













new bumpers both side skits and front and back quarters were brought







when my front quarter wing was taken off it was all rotten underneath all the rust was treated and undersealed along with the wheel arches


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« Reply #1 on: 21:42, Thu 14 May 2009 »
my car taken back to metal











all rust treated and undersealed

(sorry some of the pictures are pretty shitty, my mate txt me em, and the quality was lost  B) )









prepping











* SPRAY TIME *


the car had just bin sprayed inside when i got a txt with this picture again bad lighting but i love the colors almost wish i had had it done in these




the paint looks bright because its wet and the spot light is right on it





(TESCO COKE IS THE SHIT)














and then last few are after the paints had time to chill out on the brightness a little bit but again the quality/color was lost









heres some taken with a decent camera







bad news though, my driver door reacted with something - never good





while the dash is off i figure i might as well try and sort the little bits underneath out so i don't have to take the dash off again, cos it was a bit of a mission, so i got a;

new speedo
new fuel pump relay
new led bulbs to change the color of my display
and a lockworth speedo kit in white











so that's pretty much it so far, Ive just brought some new sparco sprint bucket seats with the 4 point harness and runners - only 100 quid o yeah and the little sparco pads so the harness dont digin for a 10ner

(also the lad who's bin spraying my car has lost his unit/barn because his landlord had a stroke and is selling up all his land so my car will be stuck on my drive again - which will hopefully prompt me to get the dash back init and get the little bitch up and running again soooooooooooon-ish)

hope u all enjoy

safe  :P
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« Reply #2 on: 21:43, Thu 14 May 2009 »



and i was undecided on what type of red to have it sprayed when i saw his pug i just said ill have it that red plz, i was told it had to be bright no matter what, but im not one for the attention and i don't like the idea of being noticed all the time (by the wrong people and police) i had like 3 reds that i was deciding on, and then the lad pulled the cover of his pug  and when i saw the red with white wheels i knew that that was what i wanted so i had it sprayed the same red (sad i know) i was hoping to get  some lenso r5's in white put on, i have seen them on a R5 raider but the spokes we colored raider blue/purple to match the car and it looked sweet, so just to give a u glimps of what im trying to go for (and to show of his  pug a little bit)



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« Reply #3 on: 21:44, Thu 14 May 2009 »
proper shocker, got my car back from "the shop" and many problems


(i tried to save money by getting a "mate" to do it)
























thats as far as my passenger door will shut



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« Reply #4 on: 21:45, Thu 14 May 2009 »
ok so my cars been back on my drive for a while now and its starting to look pritty good

i got some new bits for it (serviceable parts) and a few that were needed



new window clips



new uprated spark plug leads



new spark plugs



uprated gasket and carburetor refurbishment kit



new fuel filter



new battier



new tdc



new boot lights




bit of old and new now


old fog lights (yellow)





new fog lights (clear)



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« Reply #5 on: 21:46, Thu 14 May 2009 »
while changing the fuel pump relay i noticed the back of the connector block was looking pretty shocking, i guessing some time in the cars life it had been over loaded, and instead of the wire being replaced it had just been taped up - i thought that the fuel pump relay being nakerd was the reason why my 5 wouldn't start, then seeing the shoddy wire behind made me think i had found my problem for sure







u can just see where its burnt the loom








10 minuets later it looked like this










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« Reply #6 on: 21:48, Thu 14 May 2009 »
next lot are what the car looks like

i had to get a mate from round the way to help me as a lot of this i have never done before and ain't got a clue as how much of it goes, the 5 is also my first own car (its a lot different to a 1.1 fiesta) and allot of the fittings the boy who sprayed my car took apart, so i don't no where they go or how they go, so having another car to look at help allot



i think these are the only 2 5gtt's in Cardiff what made me laff even more is where both called Pete - don't hold me to that though, there is a Grey one i've seen, but i think its a campus made to look turbo'd............. any way;




(the head in the picture is of another mate - also called pete at one point on my drive there were 3 petes and 2 R5's - silly i no but it makes me laff)

i just got the dash in





center console added and gear stick gator, also i added 2 extra "chav" lights on driver and passenger side foot wells, also added the heating control face and clipped all the wires back in place





white dials in affect



the "chav" lights glowing



at night - the lights ain't in the right place but u get a idea



speeedo close up

(the bulb for 0 to 40 bottom left wasn't working at this point)



sorted now



all i gotta do now is wait for the new (original seats) to turn up, and sort the fueling problem and it should be back on the road  :D

(let me no what u think guys)


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« Reply #7 on: 21:49, Thu 14 May 2009 »
right a few of  the new interior, new carpet new (original) front and back seats and a lot of kinda clean door cards















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« Reply #8 on: 21:50, Thu 14 May 2009 »
my windscreen beeing fitted




















the new twin morette lights (in raider blue)







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« Reply #9 on: 21:51, Thu 14 May 2009 »
and the new rims  :D :D :D  

















just gotta get the black strip round the bumpers and it should be all done :D
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« Reply #10 on: 22:10, Thu 14 May 2009 »
looking good mate, some transformation :)

glad to see the bits of neglect by the painter didnt put you off.
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« Reply #11 on: 22:31, Thu 14 May 2009 »
i want them morrette,s really badly

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« Reply #12 on: 15:25, Fri 15 May 2009 »
looking good mate lots of hard work gone into it 8) well done mate!!!

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« Reply #13 on: 16:49, Fri 15 May 2009 »
thanks guys, its been a steep learning curve, the paint job did do my head in but after driving my mates raider it changed my view on things,

 just gota get the drivers door / under bonnet resprayed and them morrettes done 2 and then try get the engine bay a doing over and i should be looking sweeet

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« Reply #14 on: 17:16, Fri 15 May 2009 »
Top work mate! Looks nice!!

I did have a giggle about the red Brake & Clutch pedals though  :lol: make sure you keep those, they match the car! Plus you can say you painted them red as they're the nasty pedals that stop the car going faster, you're only interested in pushing the accelerator (which you should paint Green!)  :lol: