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hondaman

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my 1st 5
« on: 21:01, Sat 06 March 2010 »
ello all been hovering around this site for a little while now and have only just got my 1st 5 and its not even a propper one :(

few really good reasons why i bought this:

99% rust free
very basic (not a lot to go wrong)
limited interior (no need to strip)
the paint omg the paint was mint for a red car not faded atall

ive got a few plans for it ive only had it 2 days and ive started buyin stuff for it already. il be going back to college to do motorsport engineering as makin cars faster is my passion

il let the pics do the talking....












the grill i bought off ebay


the rims i bought just this minute

from an old ford escort so 4x108 pcd but 13'' and 7JJ :D only 6kg a rim, gotta get wheel adaptors from america to fit em


theres a few things a fucking hate about the car already for example

renault reliabilty: driving home a white van man undertook me dangerously close to a lorry i attempt to toot ma horn at him to find it coff and then die wtf renault i need a horn!

the handling is sloppy to say the least

build quality atrocious

acceleration..... :lol:

the brakes in themselves are a friggin hazard they are so bad

the clutch is unbelievably heavy

but i didnt buy it for that, the 5 has charm and character

hope you like my build up :)


out of interest does anyone know the paint code or name for the red 5's??

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Re: my 1st 5
« Reply #1 on: 23:02, Sat 06 March 2010 »
Nice 5 :D I had a Campus like this for my first car and loved it so much.
Loving the wheels for it 8) Good luck with the build up.

Oh, 719 Bright Red ;)

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Re: my 1st 5
« Reply #2 on: 19:24, Sun 07 March 2010 »
Congrats on the 5. I must say it looks absolutely spotless!! Was it previously owned by an old lady? :lol:
I like your new alloys. Quite old school, which is nice for an old car! :D
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Re: my 1st 5
« Reply #3 on: 18:12, Mon 08 March 2010 »
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like your new alloys. Quite old school, which is nice for an old car

cheers man, i often think you cant teach an old dog new tricks so why put wheels that were designed for newer cars with more modern lines when i could get something old and bold??

im gunna refurb the wheels btw was thinking of goin black centre and candy apple red lip, either that or gold centre and polished lip :)

also just won that set of gaz coilovers on ebay that no doubt some of you were fightin over  :lol:  teehee!

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Re: my 1st 5
« Reply #4 on: 22:53, Wed 10 March 2010 »
rims turned up yesterday, got my gaz coilovers today and my front grill, also got a little windscreen seal T-peice from CGB and fitted that


just to get a rough idea...



found this after my dad inspected the car after i brought it home... a little peice of black insulation tape was covering it up, ummmmm no i dont do bodge jobs so that had to be sorted...



also got me a locking fuel filler cap so the pikeys cant rob me as much :D

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Re: my 1st 5
« Reply #5 on: 23:20, Wed 10 March 2010 »
That could make an excellent sleeper  :wink: