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Djs second R5 Tungy Jplate
« on: 07:23, Thu 03 December 2009 »
Here is my new r5, no mot/tax at the min, some folks may remmber it belonging to username paddyswag (somthing along them lines)

Hope you like, opinions welcome

Its been stood a while etc and needs a good clean over.. told you i havnt given up with the r5's.

Car also came with heaps of spares including spare engine, new chrome scuttle, just to mention a few bits









I did an insurance check and i can insure it for 16 for the week, so i decided id go for it to get it moted.

First job was to remove the interior, and throw in a red carpet as the grey orignal just didnt work.
Whilst at it i took a look at the floor pan which was in good condition with just a bung to reseal.



I also want to take some time to remove any unused brackets and tidy up the engine bay.

I attempted to sort out an earth problem which took ages on the rear back lights

Pic of the garden complete with full r5 interior and the mrs chilling

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Re: Djs second R5 Tungy Jplate
« Reply #1 on: 07:25, Thu 03 December 2009 »
mot aborted...

I found a problem..

2 new full sills im thinking ..


Ah well, best find the best place to get them and get my welder on the case hey.








bit of an update, ive got the sills, just waiting to get them welded up, and ive robbed the garage for the week so decided to strip down the cooling system etc , have a mouch to see if everything is in order and also stumbled across a few things

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found this mocal plate, presume its to monitor the oil temp, its in the oil return from the turbo




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Re: Djs second R5 Tungy Jplate
« Reply #2 on: 07:28, Thu 03 December 2009 »
well as the F reg r5 has now gone it frees up some time to tackle the J plate..

one thing is that sections of the bodykit need paint attention and i wish to remove the rear exhaust cut out and smooth out the recess.

I also purchased a carbon fibre bonnet.



I began the rear bumper tonight.

Im no expert but this is how i tackled it.

First i removed the black strip and used a flap wheel on the grind to key up the inside of the recess and also the very close surrounding area, i also used some 80 grade paper to help do this around the edges.



I then masked up the surrounding area to not get p40/fibreglass bridging filler where it wasnt needed.


I then filled the recess making sure to not bring it 100% flush with the surface and instead leave about 1mm to fill

then once this had gone off i used 80 grade paper to remove any bits of p40 that came above the recess and also to key up the flat area that i would be filling. I also gave it a clean up with panel wipe to make sure the p38/filler adheres well.


I then filled the full area making sure to filler outside of the recess aswell whilst keeping waste minimal


Well , ive taken the r5 to the bodyshop , now its just a case of waiting for it to come back with a pair of fresh sills

man its horrible when one of your cars is taken away.





after many hours sanding i got the filler back to 400 grade and flat, got it mostly right on the second fill so all good.. blasted it up with high build and a guide coat and begain wet flatting with 800.


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Re: Djs second R5 Tungy Jplate
« Reply #3 on: 09:35, Thu 03 December 2009 »
That's the trouble with 5 turbos - those skirts can hide all manner of horrors! I've got the same problem on my gtx on one side, I think I can just about get away with the other side. I hate the idea of removing the old one though - inner and outer, loads of spotwelds to break and some interior out as well I think. :roll:
Anyway, this will be a good project when it's done! The shell looks pretty straight and it's in good hands having the sill fitted at the moment. Check bazr5gtt's thread on here if you wanna see a thorough restoration, his shell was so bad most people would've just scrapped it I reckon! :lol:  :wink:

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Re: Djs second R5 Tungy Jplate
« Reply #4 on: 22:33, Wed 12 January 2011 »
she comes home tonight

I was down there last nite and took a couple of pics.. This is basically at the stage where hes painted up to the character line, and has jst wet flatted it into the existing paint to around 3000 grit also along the sill hence its dull, it will be buffed up before i collect tomorrow.







well i tackled a few of the jobs for the day, first being fitting of the front mount intercooler, and side exit exhaust system, also removed the remains of the bits of standard side sticker that was still on the car.

We also fitted the carbon bonnet although this requires more adjustment to get sitting better.

Few pics









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Re: Djs second R5 Tungy Jplate
« Reply #5 on: 22:33, Wed 12 January 2011 »
just been working away on repairing the preping the bodykit for paint.

one of the front arches had some very bad damage to the arch as through the car had a blow out and ripped a very large chunk out, I cut a section out of an old arch, fibreglass this in , and then filled the arch, there is also a few more cracks etc ive had to repair.. the photos are not great but give an idea.






Also i took on what so far has been a nightmare of a job. I will be running a side exit and therefore didnt want to see the crappy hole for the rear exit exhaust, so therefore i cut up another rear bumper, qbonded the section in , fibreglass matted it from behind and began filling the arches to blend the 2 sections together as close as possible.. Just to point out this really has not been easy but its getting close now.



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Re: Djs second R5 Tungy Jplate
« Reply #6 on: 22:33, Wed 12 January 2011 »
i finished all the repairs on my r5 bodykit over the last week (there was quite a few).

I high built them yesterday using maxmeyer high build at a 5:1 ratio, I decided to try somthing and rigged up my 2 pretty small compressors to give myself some mroe air pressure... the result was excellent, 2 motors about 70 or so litres of air , and my 29psi hvlp gun didnt have any problems, this made it so much easier, and the high build is going to be much easier to flat down.








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Re: Djs second R5 Tungy Jplate
« Reply #7 on: 22:34, Wed 12 January 2011 »
well today i set up my gazebo and compressors and set about doing my first basecoat/clear coat paint... to say i was a little nervous as i was doing my first metalic ever aswell, and the weather was hit and miss etc etc..

Had great help my my mrs in setting up..

arches , skirts and grill all paint, 3 coats of base, 3 coats of lacquer..

And im very happy with the end results ..

only 2 drips and these were caused by over filling the gun and when painting one of the arches it came out the top .

This is how the bits came out the gun..

Plans are to flat with 1500, then polish up with g3 followed by super resin..

the arch that had the drip im going to flat out and then relacquer when i do my bumpers, however im not sure if i just 1500 the whole arch and then apply a fresh coat of lacquer.. any guideance much appreciated.



busy one today.. more painting, really beginning to enjoy it now.

First coat of base










began fitting the kit, sorted out timing cover, fitted new clocks and did a few other bits.



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Re: Djs second R5 Tungy Jplate
« Reply #8 on: 22:34, Wed 12 January 2011 »
finished off final jobs

fuel filter,

interior refit,

fitted the front bumper with some new clips and screws but not happy with it so going to renault to get brand new fixings i think.+

Also fitted the skirts, i bolted the bottom and bonded the top however im not 100% kene on it, think at a later date im going to take them off and measure up exactly where the fixings need to be and do it propelly





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Re: Djs second R5 Tungy Jplate
« Reply #9 on: 22:35, Wed 12 January 2011 »
As the sun came out yesterday i decided i needed to do somthing,.. So i began work on sorting out the standard bonnet that came on the car and preping it for fresh paint.. I also fitted a pair of speakers and crappy cd player to the r5. And gave the carpets a damn good hoover out.
Whilst doing all this and working damn hard the mrs decided to give him a hand, in the form of watching.










update,

sold the carbon fibre boonet n grabbed the original out..

began working on the rust and found a hole the size of a 50p, bit of work later and its gone.


Then i attached the rust on the underside, and etched primed the bits.


then up went the gazebo/spraybooth and on went the high build, ..


then on with basecoat and clear,

after finishing this the compressor made a bang and then rattles lots...!!!

the result



ah well, it spray the bearing out that connects the conrod to the crank.. easy fix

Anyway , happy with the bonnet, will get flatted and compound and hopefully be nice and shiny




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Re: Djs second R5 Tungy Jplate
« Reply #10 on: 22:35, Wed 12 January 2011 »
speant the best part of 4 hours wet sanding this morning.. the bonnet had a lot of crap in it as it was windy, lots of crap managed to land in it, i attacked it with 1500 and then 2000 , could of done with somthing a bit more brutal i think to speed things up.

Anyway after many hours the result, a nice matt bonnet, with 99% of the crap sanded out.



I then removed the bonnet from the car and used a g3 polish with a hard compound pad and this was the result after 1 pass,


then i went on with a soft polish and a softer mop head, the polish was very cheap and called encore , reccomended by the local bodyshop supplier, i really cant fault it.



I then fitted the bonnet to the very grubby car - dont worry its just lacquer run off from when i wet flatted it earlier on the car and all washed off.


Unforunatly one of the repairs on the lower corner began to bubble though, i fear this was becuase i repaired the bonnet and painted it all in the same day :( , possibiliy sealing the filler in before it had fully cured, either way i will see if the problem gets worse, its barely noticable at min, however you can see the small bubbles here. If it does get worse im going to use the exercise to teach myself how to blow new paint into exisiting as its not somthing ive done yet.


If at any point anybody wishes me to stop posting pics etc please say so, ive learnt everything i know to do with cars from the internet and unforuantly its very difficult to find the info so i like to try to make as much of it avalible to people in my threads aswell as detailed.

ok quick update, ive got o.e interior now, curtosy of matt from ilkeston.. thanks mate, before any1 mentions, i know they are both passenger seats but for now they will do, no real major rips, just tiny wear holes, and saggy bolsters, forgot how comfy o/e stuff is.



Began flatting down my turbines for paint..

And the biggest ball ache.. I brought 2x delocked doors a while back, they had m3 carbon mirrors on..  I got one ready to flat for paint and then noticed the carbon mirrors didnt have a baseplate as such... and was surpirsed they bolted straight to the doors oirignal brackets.. then i looked again and realised a plate had been welded in and filted over the original.. I began the crap taste of grinding the welds back to remove it and the result was below




I was ready to scrap the doors but then like a fool gave myself the bodywork taste of seeing if i could rebuild them to accept the original mirrors.. I got a few spot welds in to hold the remaining now very week metal, and fibreglassed the holes remaining.







 i will continue.

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Re: Djs second R5 Tungy Jplate
« Reply #11 on: 22:36, Wed 12 January 2011 »
gota a few more hours in on the car.. Preped up a set of turbines and gave them some paint..
managed to borrow a room at my friends bodyshop as the weather was so hit and miss, with sunny spells with rain :S






also removed the sump and timin cover to reseal, however had a nightmare.. first time round i found a snapped bolt, this took hours to remove and required the engine dropping of its mounts to gain access.. then i found i coudlnt get oil pressure.. anyways about 8 hours later and its back together..

noticed some pretty fresh marks in the timing cover.



whilst pushing the car this morning my mum managed to catch the door, this bent it down... a bottle jack and 5 mins later i managed to bend the hinges to make it close again however theres now a huge dirty crease which made me push harder to get the doors prepped and ready to paint..






slowly getting there

what have i got up my sleeve


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Re: Djs second R5 Tungy Jplate
« Reply #12 on: 22:36, Wed 12 January 2011 »
Nothing special here, but really just a few pics to show as a final where the car is as progress will slowl massivly as i get cold and drunk over xmas ..

but here she is, and also a monkey started cleaning my bad up.









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Re: Djs second R5 Tungy Jplate
« Reply #13 on: 23:30, Wed 12 January 2011 »
Thats a serious amount of work lad lol..  
You have done a great job too!!
I would be far too nervous to take on bodywork.
Thanks for posting that up as I have learned a lot from reading it..
Keep up the good work!!

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Re: Djs second R5 Tungy Jplate
« Reply #14 on: 13:05, Thu 13 January 2011 »
I enjoyed that read, youve done an excellent job by the looks of it, pat on the back from me  :lol:, ive done lots of paintwork to my 5 myself so i know how much work you have had to put in. You got any more plans? by the way you can never put to many pics up imo :lol: