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Title: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 14:46, Sun 09 March 2008
For anyone that likes the original looks...  8)   I dug out an old file of pics of my 5GTT i havent seen for a while... thought u guys might like to see a few..

  Had quite a few 5gtt's... (red, tungsten, pearl white, black and now tungsten again) I've had most of the other sporty hot hatches as well.

  I missed owning a 5GTT soon as I sold my last one and had to find another one.  Took a while to find one I liked.... so many are overly modified and just not many healthy ones around.

 Anyways...  3 years ago... I found one that was 90% all orginal that I liked... it wasnt abused and generally well cared for... and just needed some loving care... with door dents...  scratches on most of the panels.. dirty carpet.. and the engine wasnt impressive to look at but in good condition...just pretty black and dirty with almost all the orginal hoses that were in need of renewing before they let go.

 Here's a few pics after the 1st makeover...  had all the scratches and dents removed.. and a high gloss polish up! I had it like this (looking 100% original) for a full year...  but then its almost impossible not to start playing with these cars!  :roll: and thats when my bank manager started to worry!  :shock:
 
 Heres how it was after the first clean up.. before it started getting a bit more expensive..  (the huge scorpion 4" tail pipe in these pics is no longer on the car that was on it when I bought it)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/Some%20Pics%20of%20my%20Old%20Cars/my5cleanedside.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/Some%20Pics%20of%20my%20Old%20Cars/my5clean.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/Some%20Pics%20of%20my%20Old%20Cars/my5side.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/Some%20Pics%20of%20my%20Old%20Cars/SIDE1.jpg)
 
(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/Some%20Pics%20of%20my%20Old%20Cars/my5interior1.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/Some%20Pics%20of%20my%20Old%20Cars/my5interior.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/Some%20Pics%20of%20my%20Old%20Cars/boot.jpg)
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 15:45, Sun 09 March 2008
Very nice, do you want to come and get my carpet that clean!  8)  8)
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Post by: 5teve L on 16:02, Sun 09 March 2008
That is one of the mintest standard looking GTT's i have ever seen, maybe even concours 8)

Tungsten is my fav colour for the GTT, electric blue 2nd & white 3rd...

Steve
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Post by: GTTboost on 16:11, Sun 09 March 2008
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Very nice, do you want to come and get my carpet that clean!  8)  8)


Haha...  I used some stuff called...Foam magic or something...  couldnt believe how it looked afterwards...  even had a 'nap' in it where you could really feel the depth of the carpet.  I might put everything back eventually... been having a play around with the way it looks but kept everything stored for safe keeping.
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Post by: GTTboost on 16:14, Sun 09 March 2008
Quote from: "GTTBoy"
That is one of the mintest standard looking GTT's i have ever seen, maybe even concours 8)

Tungsten is my fav colour for the GTT, electric blue 2nd & white 3rd...

Steve


Thanks Steve..  tried to make it as good as new really..  even down to a stone chip..  the underneath is also like a show car... all polished up... bit mad.. but just ended up doing more and more till nothing was left to do.
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Post by: steves_r5turbo on 19:29, Sun 09 March 2008
awsome thats how my one shall look again soon completely unmolested
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:34, Sun 09 March 2008
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Very nice, do you want to come and get my carpet that clean!  8)  8)

Haha...  I used some stuff called...Foam magic or something...  couldnt believe how it looked afterwards...  even had a 'nap' in it where you could really feel the depth of the carpet.  I might put everything back eventually... been having a play around with the way it looks but kept everything stored for safe keeping.


I use Autoglym Interior Shampoo, it used to work wonders on the red carpet in my 205 GTI, i haven't had time to try it out on the R5 yet though, seem to spend every bloody weekend under the bonnet.  :cry:
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Post by: James5 on 20:05, Sun 09 March 2008
Does look very very nice. Tungy my fav colour.
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 20:11, Sun 09 March 2008
jesus mate did you just pick it from the factory :lol: that is one mighty fine 5,is the engine bay as clean as the rest of the car?

that is some of the sraightest panels ive ever seen  8)  8) you did an amazing job to keep it in such beautiful condition,well done mate :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
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Post by: GTTboost on 21:38, Sun 09 March 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
jesus mate did you just pick it from the factory :lol: that is one mighty fine 5,is the engine bay as clean as the rest of the car?

that is some of the sraightest panels ive ever seen  8)  8) you did an amazing job to keep it in such beautiful condition,well done mate :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D


  Thanks for all your kind feedback...  8)  

  Yes I have completely changed the engine area with just about all new everything... I'm the crazy one that hates to see any dust in an engine bay...  :!:  pics...    you can wear white gloves to change the plugs and still not get them dirty..lol


  (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/2.jpg)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/mocaloilcooler.jpg)
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Post by: 5teve L on 22:31, Sun 09 March 2008
UBER  8)
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Post by: cathalGT on 23:30, Sun 09 March 2008
OMG thats the cleanest 5 ive ever seen.
Is it for sale  :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:52, Sun 09 March 2008
Quote from: "cathalGT"
OMG thats the cleanest 5 ive ever seen.
Is it for sale  :lol:



 Haha..  not just yet...  :lol:   thanks cathal and GTTboy!  8)

 a closer front end pic... just after the chip removal..  and new grill ...all new lighting.. and even new badge..and bump strips.. (alloys were prof reconditioned also)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/front.jpg)

 Here are some pics of how it currently looks underneath.. suspension / brakes......  and tidy underside..  I didnt want oversize disks as I like being able to still fit the smaller 13" alloys..  (also have a set of 15's that I swap around now and again)



(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/UnderArchespic.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/leftsidearch1.jpg)


(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/rear1-1.jpg)
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Post by: H150GTT on 12:35, Mon 10 March 2008
Thats Tidy!

I would be afraid to take it out of the garage if it was that clean  :lol:

Really Nice car lad.

You have set the standard for what I have to do with my white car!

Great work!
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Post by: James5 on 16:09, Mon 10 March 2008
Very very very nice wish my tungy was that clean.

What car washing liquid do you use? An what polish do you use?

Looks like your strut to hub bolts are facing the wrong way.
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:07, Mon 10 March 2008
Quote from: "4364_James"
Very very very nice wish my tungy was that clean.

What car washing liquid do you use? An what polish do you use?

Looks like your strut to hub bolts are facing the wrong way.


Thanks guys.

Yep,  those bolts are now back in the right way.. well spotted tho!  :wink:

These are the main ones I use when it gets a going over.. in this order..  

Meguiars gold wash
Meguiars clay bar   (used on glass and wheels as well)
P21s polish
Mothers wax
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 20:56, Tue 11 March 2008
hey mate where did u get that discs from,they lookthe same as the ones i put on my missus car i bought them from crn products off of ebay great discs they really do the job
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Post by: GTTboost on 21:29, Tue 11 March 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
hey mate where did u get that discs from,they lookthe same as the ones i put on my missus car i bought them from crn products off of ebay great discs they really do the job


Yes,  thats prob the same place...  they were off ebay..  I think they are still selling them on there.  I was going for bigger disks and 4 pots but really want to still be able to fit the 13's from time to time..  would be a shame to not keep those :)  so these worked fine.... and it still stops! lol.
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 21:43, Tue 11 March 2008
exactly mate they do the job and look nice,i think thats the setup for me what pads u running,ive that green stuff on the front and there brutal on the discs the pads still look like new but the ebc discs are almost no existant,the dimples and grooves are almost not there!what do your 15s look like?
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Post by: GTTboost on 21:45, Tue 11 March 2008
forgot to post the under side..   8)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/02.jpg)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 21:54, Tue 11 March 2008
hey bud ur crazy this car should be sitting in your living room  :lol: that is soooooooo clean i would be scared to drive it!do you want to come to aberdeen and finish my car  :lol: thats amazing i hope mines is half as good as yours mate 8) keep up the good work
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:04, Tue 11 March 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
hey bud ur crazy this car should be sitting in your living room  :lol: that is soooooooo clean i would be scared to drive it!do you want to come to aberdeen and finish my car  :lol: thats amazing i hope mines is half as good as yours mate 8) keep up the good work


Cheers Baz...   u gotta be crazy to own one of these cars..  :lol:   but with the pads..  I wont be using it on the track... and just went for the black EBC kevlar pads and stops very well.  I may change around the brakes later tho... I have heard ferodo brake pads ds2500 are the best option for track.
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Post by: 5teve L on 10:00, Wed 12 March 2008
I have Ferodo DS2500's & they are excellent pads, bloody expensive though.
I found the standard EBC's better than the Green stuff....
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Post by: GTTboost on 13:01, Wed 12 March 2008
Quote from: "GTTBoy"
I have Ferodo DS2500's & they are excellent pads, bloody expensive though.
I found the standard EBC's better than the Green stuff....


Nice one  8)  do they work well from cold?  I was on the brink of getting some when I did the brakes..  quite a few of the track day guys use these and swear by them.  I am really tempted to go for some Wilwoods that fit under the standard wheels...but too many other things being done at the mo.
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 18:07, Wed 12 March 2008
ill maybe give them a try!!spotted some omp front and rears on ebay cheap enough dont know if theyd be any good,
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Post by: GTTboost on 15:25, Sat 22 March 2008
Since its been put on a diet.....

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/barenecessities.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/ChromeGTbraceANDfireEx.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/3-1.jpg)
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Post by: Hafis on 19:42, Sun 23 March 2008
SRY if words offend u but that is the best f****** r5gtt i have ever f****** see its f****** awesome!
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Post by: GTTboost on 21:00, Sun 23 March 2008
Quote from: "Hafis"
SRY if words offend u but that is the best f****** r5gtt i have ever f****** see its f****** awesome!


Thanks Hafis...    :lol:   I cant wait for this summer  8)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:58, Tue 25 March 2008
yeh mate just what he said,cant believe how clean she is inside and out, 8) 8)  8)  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:50, Tue 25 March 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
yeh mate just what he said,cant believe how clean she is inside and out, 8) 8)  8)  8)


Thanks Baz mate.   There really is no dents, scratches or rust...anywhere on this car...  I have gone over it with a fine tooth comb and wouldnt rest if there was...  i sometimes wish I wasnt so fussy as i can have everything looking spot on and still want to improve it somehow... which explains why the underside ..under arches and inside and everywhere looks so tidy...I just keep going until there nothing left to make it look spot on....even the bits nobody will ever see are like new.

I took it to the supermarket today for a drive out...  a nice lot of boot space for the Beers! lol... and was stopped by someone that wanted to look over it... they couldnt believe it!  Really makes it worthwhile when someone like that enjoys seeing the car.

Nearly done 200 miles now since the engine rebuild...  roll on the summer :D
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 16:11, Wed 26 March 2008
yeh mate theres nothing more satisfying than some one taking an intrest after you put in all that hard work,its super cool best ive ever seen 8)  8) im just back from the garage today did my final bit of welding,shes coming together :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 18:22, Wed 26 March 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
yeh mate theres nothing more satisfying than some one taking an intrest after you put in all that hard work,its super cool best ive ever seen 8)  8) im just back from the garage today did my final bit of welding,shes coming together :lol:


  Final bit! ...nice one  :D keep up the good work mate and post a few more updates when u get time  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:03, Thu 03 April 2008
Picture ALERT... had fun in the sun today!  8)



 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/7.jpg)
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Post by: 5teve L on 23:06, Thu 03 April 2008
Mint :)
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:09, Thu 03 April 2008
Quote from: "GTTBoy"
Mint :)


cheers bud...  had a great day today  8)
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Post by: 5teve L on 09:41, Fri 04 April 2008
I love it when a car has fresh paint & it's been painted well, they polish up like glass :)
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Post by: James5 on 12:38, Fri 04 April 2008
very nice where did you get the side decals from?
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Post by: JK on 12:51, Fri 04 April 2008
never seen anything like it, mint aint the word... AMAZING.  :D
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Post by: GTTboost on 16:15, Fri 04 April 2008
Quote from: "4364_James"
very nice where did you get the side decals from?


 Cheers James,   I got mine direct from Renault..  be careful as there are several different colour choices (different part numbers)  :wink:
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Post by: GTTboost on 16:17, Fri 04 April 2008
Quote from: "JK"
never seen anything like it, mint aint the word... AMAZING.  :D


Cheers JK..    8)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 21:32, Tue 08 April 2008
aaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! ive just slivered on my lap top,that looks amazing mate :D
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:27, Wed 09 April 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
aaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! ive just slivered on my lap top,that looks amazing mate :D


 Cheers baz!  :D keep up the good work with u'rs mate.
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Post by: big dave on 10:11, Thu 10 April 2008
that is the cleanest 5 i have ever seen nice work
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Post by: GTTboost on 18:46, Fri 11 April 2008
Thanks!

   Ready for the new seats to go in next week..   brackets just being made.. lookin forward to getting the interior sorted  8)

   (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/5gtt.jpg)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:39, Fri 11 April 2008
every picture you post on here mate just gets cleaner 8) is there a word greater than concours cos this 5 is it  :D  :D  :D  :D ,are you fitting back in the origianal seats mate
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Post by: GTTboost on 12:10, Sat 12 April 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
every picture you post on here mate just gets cleaner 8) is there a word greater than concours cos this 5 is it  :D  :D  :D  :D ,are you fitting back in the origianal seats mate


hey Baz...  cheers mate..  8)  

  I am keeping all the orginal bits I remove and storing them for safe keeping.  But I wont be re-fitting the OE seats..  they weigh a ton! I nearlly broke my back getting them out..lol.  I'm trying to keep the whole car really top quality..  so i've gone for some Porsche GT3 replica seats..  these are really comfy and in leather and carbon fibre...  and most importantly... extremely lightweight..  they weigh a fraction of the standard seats..  I'm having some alloy brackets made that should be here next week .. so will try and get them in then.

 Heres a pic of the seats... in the waiting room  

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/SEATSGT3.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/seats0.jpg)


 They really go well with the Tungsten paint  8)
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Post by: JK on 13:04, Sat 12 April 2008
they're some sweet seats, i'm looking at getting some new ones how much they cost ya and were from please bud??  :shock:
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Post by: GTTboost on 13:51, Sat 12 April 2008
Quote from: "JK"
they're some sweet seats, i'm looking at getting some new ones how much they cost ya and were from please bud??  :shock:


 You can get them here..  u'll also need to get some seat mounts  :)
 
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Porsche-GT3-Style ... dZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Porsche-GT3-Style-seats-GT2-carrera-boxster-986-996-911_W0QQitemZ220222321280QQihZ012QQcategoryZ30172QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
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Post by: 5teve L on 14:51, Sat 12 April 2008
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "JK"
they're some sweet seats, i'm looking at getting some new ones how much they cost ya and were from please bud??  :shock:

 You can get them here..  u'll also need to get some seat mounts  :)
 
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Porsche-GT3-Style ... dZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Porsche-GT3-Style-seats-GT2-carrera-boxster-986-996-911_W0QQitemZ220222321280QQihZ012QQcategoryZ30172QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)


 :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:
£700 Fookin' 'ell you spend more than me on your car :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 11:36, Sun 13 April 2008
Quote from: "GTTBoy"
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "JK"
they're some sweet seats, i'm looking at getting some new ones how much they cost ya and were from please bud??  :shock:

 You can get them here..  u'll also need to get some seat mounts  :)
 
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Porsche-GT3-Style ... dZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Porsche-GT3-Style-seats-GT2-carrera-boxster-986-996-911_W0QQitemZ220222321280QQihZ012QQcategoryZ30172QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

 :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:
£700 Fookin' 'ell you spend more than me on your car :lol:


  well..  it should be getting towards the end now..    I have a few more bits left...  lol  :wink:
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Post by: steves_r5turbo on 12:11, Sun 13 April 2008
that is one awsome 5 i would be embarresed to park mine next to yours even when its resprayed
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Post by: GTTboost on 19:35, Sun 13 April 2008
Quote from: "steves_r5turbo"
that is one awsome 5 i would be embarresed to park mine next to yours even when its resprayed



 Steve..  It wouldnt take much to get your 5 into top shape. Thanks for your kind words  8)
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Post by: JK on 13:18, Mon 14 April 2008
£700 f**k yeah bit steep for me but respect for goin all out on your 5, no scrimpin and saving for u. Cheers for the link tho pal. Might just have to go for the reccaro's I'd planned on :D
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Post by: big dave on 13:59, Tue 15 April 2008
wow them are some nice seats love your work mate :D
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Post by: GTTboost on 19:04, Thu 17 April 2008
Quote from: "big dave"
wow them are some nice seats love your work mate :D


   Dave...  thanks mate..  :D

   I just done a quick test fit with one seat...  need to make some adjustments but should be in securely fairly soon.  Very happy with them...  

   (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/seatsfittedwithbrackets3.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/seatsfittedwithbrackets1.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/seatsfittedwithbrackets7.jpg)
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Post by: djinuk on 19:49, Thu 17 April 2008
Them seats are bloody awesome.
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Post by: penfold1981 on 16:55, Fri 18 April 2008
oh my f****** god!! i would literally sell my girlfriend for that car!! It gives a whole new meaning to the word clean. very nice motor.
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Post by: GTTboost on 11:57, Sat 19 April 2008
Quote from: "penfold1981"
oh my f****** god!! i would literally sell my girlfriend for that car!! It gives a whole new meaning to the word clean. very nice motor.


Thanks penfold!  Tempting!   :D
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Post by: Goran on 07:44, Tue 22 April 2008
Haven't been on here for quite a while, but wow, do we have some news on this site... :D

Very, very, very clean looking car you've got there... 8) it looks stunning!! 8) Well done... :wink:
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Post by: GTTboost on 20:31, Tue 22 April 2008
Quote from: "Goran"
Haven't been on here for quite a while, but wow, do we have some news on this site... :D

Very, very, very clean looking car you've got there... 8) it looks stunning!! 8) Well done... :wink:



Thanks Goran!  welcome back mate  8)   I have quite a bit being done over the next few weeks...  engine and interior..   hopefully the flooring too in the front.
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 21:16, Tue 22 April 2008
lovin those seats bud  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 20:33, Sat 03 May 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
lovin those seats bud  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)


 Cheers Baz  :)   I had to get the seat mounts re-fabricated..  so delayed fitting at the mo.  So instead...  I gave the engine a tidy today..   8)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/ENGINEMAY08.jpg)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/ENGINETOPPIC2MAY2008.jpg)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/ENGINETOPPICMAY2008.jpg)

 I've sort of come to a decsion... that I cant be assed to do anymore to the engine! I have a box of stuff I was going to put on...  but I think its reached a good enough level now for what I want..   so I think it will stay like this now... and happy with it.  Just need to get it tuned up now its done 300 miles since the rebuild... and ready for the summer  8)
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Post by: scratcher on 21:02, Sat 03 May 2008
thats spanking. cleans up really nicely, good job mate.
whats happening with the air box and cone filter? do you run both or just trying out each one? i sen both in the pictures and just wondered.
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Post by: GTTboost on 21:53, Sat 03 May 2008
Quote from: "scratcher"
thats spanking. cleans up really nicely, good job mate.
whats happening with the air box and cone filter? do you run both or just trying out each one? i sen both in the pictures and just wondered.


  Hi mate,  I just took the green filter off...  I've gone back to the standard set up...  I only use the car on the road now.. and dont race it around so decided to take it off..    I bought a charge cooler kit from K-Tec and was going to use it with the kit.  

  Sounded nice to have the chatter when you lift off with the large filter.. but happy to leave it as it is now..  I think Reno knew what they were doing with that OE air box  :D
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Post by: Arturas-zender on 07:51, Sun 04 May 2008
awsome car!!  :shock:  :wink:
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:06, Mon 05 May 2008
Quote from: "Arturas-zender"
awsome car!!  :shock:  :wink:


Thanks mate :)

 I got the seats in today.. bit of a pain fitting them in.. but was easy soon as I figured it out  8)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/seatsinfitted.jpg)
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Post by: big dave on 15:28, Tue 06 May 2008
^^^^ very very nice :D
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Post by: scratcher on 18:11, Tue 06 May 2008
yeah, the standard airbox is a good design, i'm going for the chatter though, haha. i love the sound.
the seats look well good with the tungy paint. you going with harnesses?
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Post by: GTTboost on 19:40, Tue 06 May 2008
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yeah, the standard airbox is a good design, i'm going for the chatter though, haha. i love the sound.
the seats look well good with the tungy paint. you going with harnesses?


 Thanks Big Dave and Scratcher :)  yep...  the compressor surge is nice.

 I have seen the harnesses I want... (black 3" 4 point) I was about to get them..  but I dont know 100%  whether or not to get them.  I just put the standard seat belt back in on the passenger side..  they work fine with these seats.

 The reason I'm unsure is if they will be a bit overkill..as I wont be doing any track days... just road use.  I'm trying to keep it as tastefull as poss.  I will have to think it over...   :idea:

 I used the car for the 1st time today with these seats fitted.  It feels like a totally different car now.  You feel the road and how the cars handling directly through your body...  feels like u'r part of the car!  awesome driving it now...  much more fun!   :D

I reckon if you put the standard Reno 5gtt seats on a Porsche GT3 it would feel pants to drive.  My advice to anyone with standard seats....  get some buckets...  it makes a lotta difference to the whole driving experience    8)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:25, Tue 20 May 2008
finally got to see your pics that computer offshore woudnt load them up shes looking stunning that has got to be one of the cleanest ive ever seen 8)  8)  8)  8)  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 18:25, Wed 21 May 2008
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finally got to see your pics that computer offshore woudnt load them up shes looking stunning that has got to be one of the cleanest ive ever seen 8)  8)  8)  8)  8)


Thanks baz!  I am starting to get that...  'when can I stop spending money on this thing' feelin!   It starts off with ...just one more bit..and then thats it... job done.   But theres always something else  :shock:

Have decided to put this on after all...  as the weathers warming up and to help get the air charge temp down..  and see how it goes..

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/new5chargecooler.jpg)

after this...  I am going to change the brakes to something a bit better.
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Post by: LEE on 19:05, Wed 21 May 2008
The top banner

(http://www.renault5gtturbo.com/pics/head.jpg)

Am gonna be making it change everytime a page loads and was wondering if I could use a couple of your pics !!
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Post by: GTTboost on 19:50, Wed 21 May 2008
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The top banner

(http://www.renault5gtturbo.com/pics/head.jpg)

Am gonna be making it change everytime a page loads and was wondering if I could use a couple of your pics !!


Hi lee...  yes u'r more than welcome to use any of them  8)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 00:04, Thu 22 May 2008
that looks a qaulity kit mate,i know exactly what you mean tho i cant stop buying goodies either :lol:
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Post by: smithsgtt on 00:13, Thu 22 May 2008
looking really gd now
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:47, Thu 22 May 2008
thanks baz and smith..   :D   I am going to try the charge cooler...  but will see how i like it...   I have heard some good and some not so good reports.   I dont over-use the car..  it wont be on track.   I dont think a charge cooler is suited for a track car but road use should be fine... and keep the charge temps lower than my current set up  8)

I'll see how it goes anyways...  :)
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Post by: smithsgtt on 01:02, Thu 22 May 2008
iam the same ive heard good and bad things about them but it all depends on what the person likes
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Post by: GTTboost on 18:13, Fri 23 May 2008
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iam the same ive heard good and bad things about them but it all depends on what the person likes


For some reason,  I've always wanted to have one.. i guess it was one of the toys I used to be jelous of other guys having that I really fancied when I got another 5  (this one)  :lol:

I've decided to change my brakes again...  I've gone for 285mm disks this time to fill those wheels up a bit more,  some new standard calipers and some Ferodo DS2500 pads.   I am hoping these pads will work well, I've heard good things about them so want to try them out.

Engine tune booked in 3 weeks..  just going to get the standard venturi carb set up with the right jets to run a little more boost and see how it goes.  (thanks GTTBoy for a great article on carb tuning!)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 19:04, Fri 23 May 2008
i own a valeting business and i thought my car was clean but after looking at your pics on here it makes me want to go out in to garge and clean mine even more, if you want a job call me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: OL1V3R on 20:14, Fri 23 May 2008
wish my engine bay was that clean. Very nice car.
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Post by: smithsgtt on 22:06, Fri 23 May 2008
you really do take pride in your 5 gttboost looking realy good i take it you dont use it much ?
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:44, Fri 23 May 2008
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you really do take pride in your 5 gttboost looking realy good i take it you dont use it much ?


 Thanks.

 Its been garaged over the winter months,  but been out in it a fair bit lately   8)  havent been boosting high tho as its been running in.. should be a bit more lively soon.. looking forward it.
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:45, Fri 23 May 2008
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wish my engine bay was that clean. Very nice car.

 
Thanks mate.
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:51, Fri 23 May 2008
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
i own a valeting business and i thought my car was clean but after looking at your pics on here it makes me want to go out in to garge and clean mine even more, if you want a job call me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


awesome to hear u like the work...  thanks dazzle!  8)   I would love a job that paid me to work on my own car...lol...  I love cars but just never felt the same about working on other peoples cars.. with all the hard work u do detailing customers cars...  I would want to keep it after!   :lol:
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 08:46, Sat 24 May 2008
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i own a valeting business and i thought my car was clean but after looking at your pics on here it makes me want to go out in to garge and clean mine even more, if you want a job call me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

awesome to hear u like the work...  thanks dazzle!  8)   I would love a job that paid me to work on my own car...lol...  I love cars but just never felt the same about working on other peoples cars.. with all the hard work u do detailing customers cars...  I would want to keep it after!   :lol:


i no what you mean i clean some really nice cars and once you have finished some of them you just want to park them in your front room and stare at them for hours,i spend hours and i mean hours cleaning my 5 turbo and the mrs thinks iam having a affair in the garage every night
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Post by: GTTboost on 09:38, Sat 24 May 2008
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i own a valeting business and i thought my car was clean but after looking at your pics on here it makes me want to go out in to garge and clean mine even more, if you want a job call me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

awesome to hear u like the work...  thanks dazzle!  8)   I would love a job that paid me to work on my own car...lol...  I love cars but just never felt the same about working on other peoples cars.. with all the hard work u do detailing customers cars...  I would want to keep it after!   :lol:

i no what you mean i clean some really nice cars and once you have finished some of them you just want to park them in your front room and stare at them for hours,i spend hours and i mean hours cleaning my 5 turbo and the mrs thinks iam having a affair in the garage every night



Well worth it when you see the end result   :D  and they always go a bit quicker when there clean!  :wink:
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 11:55, Sat 24 May 2008
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i own a valeting business and i thought my car was clean but after looking at your pics on here it makes me want to go out in to garge and clean mine even more, if you want a job call me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

awesome to hear u like the work...  thanks dazzle!  8)   I would love a job that paid me to work on my own car...lol...  I love cars but just never felt the same about working on other peoples cars.. with all the hard work u do detailing customers cars...  I would want to keep it after!   :lol:

i no what you mean i clean some really nice cars and once you have finished some of them you just want to park them in your front room and stare at them for hours,i spend hours and i mean hours cleaning my 5 turbo and the mrs thinks iam having a affair in the garage every night


Well worth it when you see the end result   :D  and they always go a bit quicker when there clean!  :wink:


they sure do go quicker when there clean and you cant beat driving a nice clean car
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 13:27, Tue 27 May 2008
good luck on the tune up mate,are you getting it rolling roaded
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Post by: GTTboost on 18:19, Tue 27 May 2008
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good luck on the tune up mate,are you getting it rolling roaded


 Hey baz,  yeh...  will have it rr'd ... need some new engine mounts ...  have a bit too much movement...  then will get the interior sorted finally and by then it should be time to get it set up..  think I've decided to go for some black harnesses...  I had a moment of inspiration and was thinking blue..  but decided to keep it stealth..lol.  Theres no other colour apart from red, grey, black on this car.. so might as well stick to it.
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Post by: 5teve L on 18:36, Tue 27 May 2008
Hi mate, cars looking sweet now, i do like those seats.
I was the same as you in regards to the chargecooler, i had to have one, then i sold it a bit later on in favor of the FMIC i have now.
I also use DS2500 pads, they squeel a little at low speed braking but they're awesome so i can live with it.
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Post by: GTTboost on 20:41, Tue 27 May 2008
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Hi mate, cars looking sweet now, i do like those seats.
I was the same as you in regards to the chargecooler, i had to have one, then i sold it a bit later on in favor of the FMIC i have now.
I also use DS2500 pads, they squeel a little at low speed braking but they're awesome so i can live with it.


cheers Steve,  I think I'll still fit it just to see how it goes (Its more curiousity than anything)..  I know of a few 5's that have been really impressive with the pace cc.   I was wondering what it was that you didnt like about it?  I think it will be better than my current cooler.  I only go for blasts on good weather days and wont be on track with it and pushing it to its limit...so I dont think I'll break it..  :lol:

Looking forward to getting the bigger brakes sorted should be here by Friday..  if the pads squeek like a stuffed pig...  they might not be on very long tho..lol.  cheers for the info dude.

 8)
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Post by: 5teve L on 20:51, Tue 27 May 2008
The rad & water reservoir were too small for the boost i was running IMO, if i gave it a good hard run @ 21psi the water was really warm !!
The large FMIC suits my application better now:)
The pads may not squeel on the different discs, i have ebc, my brother had ebc on his old rover with there red stuff pads & they squeeled so maybe it's my discs.
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Post by: GTTboost on 21:01, Tue 27 May 2008
Quote from: "GTTBoy"
The rad & water reservoir were too small for the boost i was running IMO, if i gave it a good hard run @ 21psi the water was really warm !!
The large FMIC suits my application better now:)
The pads may not squeel on the different discs, i have ebc, my brother had ebc on his old rover with there red stuff pads & they squeeled so maybe it's my discs.


ok,  I might find the same as u...   I'll post an update on how I find it.  I think it will be a better choice than the front double capacity jobbie I have now.

I'll let u know if I'm squeeking soon!  :lol:  (or not)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 20:21, Wed 28 May 2008
gonna look awsome when shes done mate,keep up the good work 8)  8)  8)  8)
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Post by: lexgtturbo on 20:34, Wed 28 May 2008
That looks too good to be true. Great work youve done there  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 21:37, Wed 28 May 2008
cheers guys...  its taken a long time to get it like this.. about 3 years.. each time I think 'thats enough'  but it never seems to work out that way....

Interior is being sorted with a nice black carpet in the front half soon..  a few other bits I have got hold of as well...  the CD player and speakers are back in the front  (thats what I call music to my ears!) 4 point black harnesses going in.

Brakes...  285mm grooved disks..  new standard calipers.. ferodo ds2500 pads... already have areoquip hoses.

Engine... charge cooler.. big green cossy filter,  bigger turbo downpipe..(not a all in one) as I got one of those but wanted to keep my heat shield over the turbo, set up the fueling to run around 20psi... then have sum fun in the sun.

 Cant wait to get these bits done...  bits on order so its a waiting game.

 Then...  'thats enough'  (unlikely)   :twisted:

   :wink:
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 21:53, Wed 28 May 2008
heard that before mate :lol: im still telling my missus the same thing,i think we should start up a r5 anonymous (i cant stop buying shiney bits for my 5) :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:24, Wed 28 May 2008
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heard that before mate :lol: im still telling my missus the same thing,i think we should start up a r5 anonymous (i cant stop buying shiney bits for my 5) :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


 lol..  :D  there really should be a number you can ring when your having a weak moment!  These cars are giant money boxes...  but theres never any money inside when u need it!
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:30, Wed 28 May 2008
yeh  mate im gonna cut a slot in my roof :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: lexgtturbo on 22:33, Wed 28 May 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
heard that before mate :lol: im still telling my missus the same thing,i think we should start up a r5 anonymous (i cant stop buying shiney bits for my 5) :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


Im in on the R5 anonymous, where do I sign??
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:41, Wed 28 May 2008
the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: lexgtturbo on 22:51, Wed 28 May 2008
:lol: Its like I said to a bloke asking how much i wanted for my car. "Its not for sale! When i die Im going to use it as a coffin" :lol:
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:56, Wed 28 May 2008
yeh it would look smart with some handles screwed to the side of it :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:55, Wed 28 May 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
yeh it would look smart with some handles screwed to the side of it :lol:  :lol:


 When was the last time you ever heard of someone turning up at the grave yard for there final moment.. inside there modified renault 5gtt  :lol:   (modified with some bling handles on the sides like u said! and some red curtains inside... nice  8)  )
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 00:41, Thu 29 May 2008
at least the curtains will match the carpet :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: 5teve L on 10:45, Thu 29 May 2008
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
heard that before mate :lol: im still telling my missus the same thing,i think we should start up a r5 anonymous (i cant stop buying shiney bits for my 5) :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 lol..  :D  there really should be a number you can ring when your having a weak moment!  These cars are giant money boxes...  but theres never any money inside when u need it!



So true, if i had a £1 for every time i said that to the missus about my 5 it WOULD be finished. lol.
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 12:43, Thu 29 May 2008
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Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
heard that before mate :lol: im still telling my missus the same thing,i think we should start up a r5 anonymous (i cant stop buying shiney bits for my 5) :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 lol..  :D  there really should be a number you can ring when your having a weak moment!  These cars are giant money boxes...  but theres never any money inside when u need it!


So true, if i had a £1 for every time i said that to the missus about my 5 it WOULD be finished. lol.


same here lads only had mine 10 weeks and spent over 1000 on it already
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 15:54, Thu 29 May 2008
its easly done mate you see one thing and then another then it gets you thinkng i need more things before you know it you remorgaged your house to fund your project :lol:  :lol:  :lol: sorry habit :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 16:03, Thu 29 May 2008
i no what you mean, just got carpet to do and door panels and that will be it for now as iam looking for a clio v6 in blue to buy for my next toy
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 16:16, Thu 29 May 2008
lucky you mate,is that you happy after that or is it a look on k tec's website for goodys :lol: so you fancy a v6 clio,there not that fast i hear,i would stick with the 5 8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 18:13, Thu 29 May 2008
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i no what you mean, just got carpet to do and door panels and that will be it for now as iam looking for a clio v6 in blue to buy for my next toy

 
 lol... I can go a while without buying anything... but I start to get the judders and then I spend twice as much as I intended to start with  :roll:

 V6 is a great car...  I think its called illard blue and its stunning ... (is it the ph2 V6 your after?) I advise this is a better option if u can reach the little extra it costs I dont think they'll lose much value as they have reached that level now  :)

 I had a Ph1 V6 before they made the ph2... had it almost 3 years and sold it just before the warrenty run out and the clutch was almost in need to replacement....so I timed that just right!  :D

 I changed the suspension the k-Tecs KW varient 3 coilovers.. decat the zorts..carbon induction kit..  and a few other bits..  

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/Some%20Pics%20of%20my%20Old%20Cars/V6FRONTCLOSE.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/Some%20Pics%20of%20my%20Old%20Cars/veezorst.jpg)

 Good luck finding a nice tidy example mate :)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 19:23, Thu 29 May 2008
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i no what you mean, just got carpet to do and door panels and that will be it for now as iam looking for a clio v6 in blue to buy for my next toy

 lol... I can go a while without buying anything... but I start to get the judders and then I spend twice as much as I intended to start with  :roll:

 V6 is a great car...  I think its called illard blue and its stunning ... (is it the ph2 V6 your after?) I advise this is a better option if u can reach the little extra it costs I dont think they'll lose much value as they have reached that level now  :)

 I had a Ph1 V6 before they made the ph2... had it almost 3 years and sold it just before the warrenty run out and the clutch was almost in need to replacement....so I timed that just right!  :D

 I changed the suspension the k-Tecs KW varient 3 coilovers.. decat the zorts..carbon induction kit..  and a few other bits..  

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/Some%20Pics%20of%20my%20Old%20Cars/V6FRONTCLOSE.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/Some%20Pics%20of%20my%20Old%20Cars/veezorst.jpg)

 Good luck finding a nice tidy example mate :)


yes iam after the phase 2 version as ive been told they are a lot better,iam trying to find a low milage one which is quite hard as i want blue,i dont mind paying a bit extra to get a low milage one as i intend on keeping it for a long time just like iam never going to get rid of the 5
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Post by: GTTboost on 19:36, Thu 29 May 2008
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yes iam after the phase 2 version as ive been told they are a lot better,iam trying to find a low milage one which is quite hard as i want blue,i dont mind paying a bit extra to get a low milage one as i intend on keeping it for a long time just like iam never going to get rid of the 5


Yes,  the ph1 was a good car.. but the ph2 is far better and I also love that blue...it just looks so right in that colour.  You've got good taste  8)

I used to go for a drive in the V6...and get home and go straight out again in the 5GTT...    as they are so different...I wanted the buzz from the turbo after the V6..lol.
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 19:53, Thu 29 May 2008
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yes iam after the phase 2 version as ive been told they are a lot better,iam trying to find a low milage one which is quite hard as i want blue,i dont mind paying a bit extra to get a low milage one as i intend on keeping it for a long time just like iam never going to get rid of the 5

Yes,  the ph1 was a good car.. but the ph2 is far better and I also love that blue...it just looks so right in that colour.  You've got good taste  8)

I used to go for a drive in the V6...and get home and go straight out again in the 5GTT...    as they are so different...I wanted the buzz from the turbo after the V6..lol.


i drove a v6 a while back and i loved it but like you said you still need that 5gtt buzz
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 00:12, Fri 30 May 2008
nice v6 gttboost,didnt relise you used to own one of them 8) what sort of performance do they have compared to the 5,i was out driving my mates 5 tonight trying to fine tune his carb,still needs a little tweek i keep telling my mate :lol: just the noise that comes from it,burbling down the street scaring old people with it  :twisted:
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Post by: GTTboost on 01:36, Fri 30 May 2008
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nice v6 gttboost,didnt relise you used to own one of them 8) what sort of performance do they have compared to the 5,i was out driving my mates 5 tonight trying to fine tune his carb,still needs a little tweek i keep telling my mate :lol: just the noise that comes from it,burbling down the street scaring old people with it  :twisted:


 The V6 weighs quite a bit... i think its around 1400kg but its full of luxury...  air con...  big heavy comfortable seats... but its a joy to drive... you can drive over pot holes in the road and not even feel them!  I would describe it as 'silky smooth'  you look at the speedo and its going past 80mph without any effort,  the gear changes just glide into gear and it goes well.... and sounds fantastic with the engine right behind your ears!  being rear wheel drive and all that weight over the rear wheels/fat tyres... you will put all the power down without any wheel spin even in the wet 8) But unless you've owned a V6 (either ph1 or ph2) you'll not realise the feeling you get driving it...  a real experience...  almost like a supercar experience (I know that sounds over the top.. but is a special motor) but saying that..  I did always feel it needed more power to match the style.

 The 5 is completely different and very raw (its more of a toy...and a big grin factor..but I dont need to explain about that on here..lol)  stipped out of all the unnecessary bits you dont need it weighs around 780kg  (which isnt far off 1/2 the weight of the V6!) which is why its such a grin to fly along when the turbo kicks in and all hell breaks loose..lol  :lol:   and it feels a lot faster than the V6 for sure!  But...  I have a performance meter... both cars were pretty equal as at the time I had 13" speedlines on the car...and they would just light up and spin off the line... where as the V6 would get all the grip down and not lose any time.. my 5 was prob about 160bhp and on the standard T2 turbo at the time.

 The V6 wasnt totally standard tho...  I had a decat... BMC carbon filter..  superchipped.. so it was a bit up on standard. I also bought wizard of Nos N20 kit for it! but thank fook I sold the car before I fitted it and blew the thing up! (I was starting to realise...I was going too far...and it was time to move on) I sold it and got a Clio 182 which was the newer shape at the time and tuned the 5 up a bit more.

 If you had a 5 tuned upto nearer 200bhp... it was eat the V6 alive.. but you have 2 totally different cars to contend with... luxury V's raw thrills.

 :)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 09:33, Fri 30 May 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
lucky you mate,is that you happy after that or is it a look on k tec's website for goodys :lol: so you fancy a v6 clio,there not that fast i hear,i would stick with the 5 8)


i will never be happy and iam sure i will be on k tecs website buying a few mods as you do, the clio is going to be more for comfort and then the 5 for when the boy racer comes out in me every sunday LOL
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:56, Fri 30 May 2008
i know what you mean mate,nothing better than killing some scoobys :lol: ,the missus just bought me rear gaz adjustables of ebay,what a woman :D
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 10:53, Sat 31 May 2008
i know i coudnt believe either especially cos im offshore at the mo,logged on to ebay and there they were,still waiting for my stuff from cgb tho thats been 2 weeks,hopefully when i get home it will be there,mmmmmm nice polished forge oil catch tank and oil cooler with braided hoses,must stop buying shiny bits :lol:
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 12:51, Sat 31 May 2008
you are one lucky man with a mrs like that
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 14:43, Sat 31 May 2008
as long as she doesnt mind me spending even more money :lol:
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 14:45, Sat 31 May 2008
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as long as she doesnt mind me spending even more money :lol:


i just buy my mrs a pair of shoes and that shuts her up for a while LOL
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Post by: GTTboost on 16:01, Sat 31 May 2008
Black carpet!   :wink:



 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/carpetblack.jpg)


 I'll try and get it in the car tommoz...if the weather stays dry.
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 20:54, Sat 31 May 2008
where did you get that black carpet from ???????????????? its just what iam after
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 23:38, Sat 31 May 2008
thats tidy gttboost where the hell did you get that from  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 23:52, Sat 31 May 2008
Hey you should see my red carpet, thats black.
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Post by: lexgtturbo on 02:51, Sun 01 June 2008
Looking good 8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:06, Sun 01 June 2008
I got it fitted in today....looks really neat and tidy  8)   i got it off a mate that had it for his..  saved me having one made.

 I'll try and get a few better pics up later.

 
 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/caarpetin.jpg)


 Another job crossed off the list..  8)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 22:16, Sun 01 June 2008
Quote from: "GTTboost"
I got it fitted in today....looks really neat and tidy  8)   i got it off a mate that had it for his..  saved me having one made.

 I'll try and get a few better pics up later.

 
 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/caarpetin.jpg)




 Another job crossed off the list..  8)



looking good
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:23, Sun 01 June 2008
Cheers daz...  looking forward to seeing yours when its trimmed in blue..  that will be coolio!  8)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 22:32, Sun 01 June 2008
same here cant wait, had car up on axle stands today and i was underneath cleaning away like mad after seing yours underneath, the neighbours think ive gone mad. they are always telling me to stop polishing my 5 and now iam lying underneath it polishing away, LOL
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:40, Sun 01 June 2008
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
same here cant wait, had car up on axle stands today and i was underneath cleaning away like mad after seing yours underneath, the neighbours think ive gone mad. they are always telling me to stop polishing my 5 and now iam lying underneath it polishing away, LOL


 haha  :D   I remember the next few days I had a stiff neck from laying under there for hrs! lol.  I was under there replacing nuts and clips with nice shiny ones today for the fuel lines and filter/pump...(covered myself in petrol pretty well)  replaced the reserve tank strap as well... I tried replacing the hand brake lever as well...but failed on that one as I couldnt see what I was doing enough on axel stands as its right in the middle behind the zorst! (have a new one that will look great with the carpet).  So you werent the only one getting strange looks! lol  :lol:
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 22:45, Sun 01 June 2008
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
same here cant wait, had car up on axle stands today and i was underneath cleaning away like mad after seing yours underneath, the neighbours think ive gone mad. they are always telling me to stop polishing my 5 and now iam lying underneath it polishing away, LOL

 haha  :D   I remember the next few days I had a stiff neck from laying under there for hrs! lol.  I was under there replacing nuts and clips with nice shiny ones today for the fuel lines and filter...  replaced the reserve tank strap as well... I tried replacing the hand brake lever as well...but failed on that one as I couldnt see what I was doing enough on axel stands as its right in the middle behind the zorst! (have a new one that will look great with the carpet).  So you werent the only one getting strange looks! lol  :lol:


LOL :lol:  :lol:  iam always getting strange looks of neighbours as i spend hours cleaning it then go for a small drive and come back and clean it again, my mrs says there is 4 people in this relationship me, my 5 our daughter and then her  :lol:  soon to be 5 when i find my v6 clio
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:51, Sun 01 June 2008
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
same here cant wait, had car up on axle stands today and i was underneath cleaning away like mad after seing yours underneath, the neighbours think ive gone mad. they are always telling me to stop polishing my 5 and now iam lying underneath it polishing away, LOL

 haha  :D   I remember the next few days I had a stiff neck from laying under there for hrs! lol.  I was under there replacing nuts and clips with nice shiny ones today for the fuel lines and filter...  replaced the reserve tank strap as well... I tried replacing the hand brake lever as well...but failed on that one as I couldnt see what I was doing enough on axel stands as its right in the middle behind the zorst! (have a new one that will look great with the carpet).  So you werent the only one getting strange looks! lol  :lol:

LOL :lol:  :lol:  iam always getting strange looks of neighbours as i spend hours cleaning it then go for a small drive and come back and clean it again, my mrs says there is 4 people in this relationship me, my 5 our daughter and then her  :lol:  soon to be 5 when i find my v6 clio


You know ...  its so good to know I'm not the only one!   :lol:   but there always something to do or .... u think there is!  :wink:
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 23:08, Sun 01 June 2008
Where do you two find the time to clean clean clean?

All i seem to do is fix fix fix.  :cry:

However i did manage to get all the boot trim, including the foam covers for the rear arches out of a campus in a scrapyard all for £5.00.  8)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 23:28, Sun 01 June 2008
looking even better now the carpets in gttboost,the floor under rear seats is cleaner than my 5 ever was,mind you by the time im finished mine there is gonna be some clean up :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:51, Sun 01 June 2008
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Where do you two find the time to clean clean clean?

All i seem to do is fix fix fix.  :cry:

However i did manage to get all the boot trim, including the foam covers for the rear arches out of a campus in a scrapyard all for £5.00.  8)


I havent done any cleaning on mine for ages..   well at least 2 days!  :shock:
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:53, Sun 01 June 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
looking even better now the carpets in gttboost,the floor under rear seats is cleaner than my 5 ever was,mind you by the time im finished mine there is gonna be some clean up :lol:


Cheers baz!  the speed your restoring your 5 ...u'll be all blinged up in no time!  8)  keep up the good work mate.
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:01, Mon 02 June 2008
Guys...  when you fit harnesses...  where abouts do you connect the lap strap mounting points to, that come out the sides of the seats?  I'm going to fit the rear straps around the boot brace. Any pics would be cool to give me a clue and would be helpful... cheers.
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Post by: 5teve L on 09:19, Mon 02 June 2008
The lap straps go to the old belt mounting points by the doors(where the black piece of metal goes that the old belt attached to) & the clip mounting points in the centre by the handbrake.
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Post by: GTTboost on 10:08, Mon 02 June 2008
Quote from: "GTTBoy"
The lap straps go to the old belt mounting points by the doors(where the black piece of metal goes that the old belt attached to) & the clip mounting points in the centre by the handbrake.


Cheers,   Just what I was hoping... no drilling required...great help.
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Post by: 5teve L on 10:16, Mon 02 June 2008
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
where did you get that black carpet from ???????????????? its just what iam after


There was one on ebay the other day, it still may be on there
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 10:19, Mon 02 June 2008
Quote from: "GTTBoy"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
where did you get that black carpet from ???????????????? its just what iam after

There was one on ebay the other day, it still may be on there


cheers ggtboy i will have a look,iam having a blue one made at the minute but not sure if it will look right so iam going to get a black one aswell and i can make my mind up when iam fitting it.
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Post by: 5teve L on 10:20, Mon 02 June 2008
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/renault-5-gt-turb ... dZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/renault-5-gt-turbo-black-carpet_W0QQitemZ180248323745QQihZ008QQcategoryZ36678QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
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Post by: GTTboost on 19:20, Tue 03 June 2008
Just popped on a new rad hose... so less rubber and more bling  8)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/newhose.jpg)

 Both seats back in..
 
 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/carpet.jpg)

 This weekend...  will get the charge cooler on.  The brakes didnt arrive as they fooked up the order... so still waiting for those but not really any hurry tho.
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 19:32, Tue 03 June 2008
that looks awesome cant wait to get my new carpet in now
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Post by: scratcher on 19:36, Tue 03 June 2008
that black carpet does look well'a nice. i still can't believe how new the whole car looks. that top rad hose looks cool as well, a bit different to the normal insert  8)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 19:49, Tue 03 June 2008
Quote from: "scratcher"
that black carpet does look well'a nice. i still can't believe how new the whole car looks. that top rad hose looks cool as well, a bit different to the normal insert  8)


i no what your saying its mint
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Post by: lexgtturbo on 21:46, Tue 03 June 2008
yup its looking really good there mate  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:09, Wed 04 June 2008
Thanks for the feedback!  Hope to improve the car little by little.... I hope one day I will be content...but thats unlikely...I was saying that over a year ago and still saying it!  :lol:  (gotta really nice head unit coming soon.... it will go a lot better than the one in there now...it just bothers me with the blue screen).
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 00:09, Wed 04 June 2008
hey gttboost where did you purchase that hose insert from,im looking to get one just missed one on ebay on sunday  :(
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:14, Wed 04 June 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
hey gttboost where did you purchase that hose insert from,im looking to get one just missed one on ebay on sunday  :(


I have a box of bits I have been putting on bit by bit...(I still have bits and bobs I havent put on yet)  I had bits from old projects... but this is a GT Tuning part....I dont think they make them anymore...but might be worth a call?   If not you should be able to get one made pretty easy...its just a 45deg bend.
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 00:20, Wed 04 June 2008
cheers gttboost i heard that they stopped selling them ill maybe give them a shout cheers
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:09, Wed 04 June 2008
Was going to stick the rear badge on at the weekend..  but before I knew it..I was out there in the dark doing it tonight instead  :twisted:  ...used my standard boot badge and modified it to suit the new colour scheme... pleased with how it tuned out  8)

 
(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/rearbadge.jpg)


(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/rearbadgefitted.jpg)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 00:20, Thu 05 June 2008
very nice 8) i just bought the chrome one from cgb looks well smart looks original but modern if that makes sense :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:59, Thu 05 June 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
very nice 8) i just bought the chrome one from cgb looks well smart looks original but modern if that makes sense :lol:


Cheers baz, I know the one you have...  that will look coolio when its on  8)   I dulled this one down a bit with a bit of grey in it so it blends in a bit more..  I started painting it all grey but then you couldnt see it..  :lol: also tried grey and black lettering... but didnt like that either.. but seems ok now..  8)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:55, Thu 05 June 2008
looks well cool fits in perfect with the rest of the car 8)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 08:48, Sat 07 June 2008
this car is just getting better and better
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:27, Sat 07 June 2008
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
this car is just getting better and better


Thanks baz and dazz.

  Had to delay fitting the chargecooler..  will be done soon tho.

  Have the brakes ready for going on...   they should work better and look huge next to the smaller ones on there now.. should fill up the gap inside those wheels nicely and anodised so they will stay shiny and not rust away  8)

  (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/285mmgroveddisksandnewcalipersandal.jpg)


  Ordered another bit today...  this isnt good...   I have banned myself from ordering anything else for a while  :!:
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Post by: Arturas-zender on 17:35, Sat 07 June 2008
what can I say.. it is absolutely awsome..  :wink:
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 23:11, Sat 07 June 2008
like i said earlier it just gets better and better this car..... just check out them lovely big brakes
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 23:05, Mon 09 June 2008
there gonna stop you bud were did you get that kit from  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:49, Mon 09 June 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
there gonna stop you bud were did you get that kit from  8)


 Hey bazr...  CRN.  I got the last kit from them as well.. but decided to go for the bigger kit this time see how they feel.

 My car doors have some movement in the door pins...  so getting those sorted in a few days... noticed them slightly catching more lately... so time to get them sorted.

 Got a better head unit now...with dvd player on the front.. hope to have that in soonish...but not a priority...  the one in there works ok for now...but needed changing as it had a flip down front and crazy patterns on the display when it was playing that i didnt like much....it didnt fit in with the rest of the interior so its days were numbered   :wink:

  Stripped out more plastics out the back of the car now... so more polished paint on display.. looks better now  :twisted:   still a lot planned for the interior...  but dont want to rush it...its coming along slowly. Should be good when its finshed... in about 10 years.

  8)
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Post by: 5teve L on 08:45, Tue 10 June 2008
What are your goals for the car ??
I knew mine from the start, over 200 bhp & a drag car in the 13's :)
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Post by: GTTboost on 16:57, Tue 10 June 2008
Quote from: "GTTBoy"
What are your goals for the car ??
I knew mine from the start, over 200 bhp & a drag car in the 13's :)

 
  When I bought it...to restore it into a 1st class factory example.

  I just do what I think of on the day now...  :lol:  no goals... long as its fun and reliable thats all I want from it..  it wasnt meant to get this messed around with.. I restored it to near factory spec....now I've butchered it again... but I would be bored otherwise.. lol.
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:20, Thu 12 June 2008
Finally got a better player...  this sounds 100% better than the Sony player...  you can crank it up quite a way with no distortion.. thats the sounds sorted..  got to get the door pins replaced next.. Reno supplied me with the wrong ones.. so picking them up tommoz.

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/dvdplayerview.jpg)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/DVDPLAYERCANONBALLRUN.jpg)
 
 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/jblspeakers.jpg)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 17:42, Thu 12 June 2008
looking good there
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:50, Thu 12 June 2008
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
looking good there


Thanks daz mate...  I seriously want that Lambo  8)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 18:02, Thu 12 June 2008
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
looking good there

Thanks daz mate...  I seriously want that Lambo  8)


lambo?????
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 18:03, Thu 12 June 2008
oh sorry!!!!!! lambo on screen yeah i no what you mean one of them would be nice sitting in my garage :D
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Post by: Maître Janium on 20:53, Thu 12 June 2008
Oh my f***ing god !

I've just noticed your thread mate ! I'm a full original enthusiast, but I have to admit what you've done to your GTT is just stunning
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Post by: 5teve L on 21:22, Thu 12 June 2008
8)
Canonball clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFB6FfaNQ40)
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Post by: GTTboost on 21:55, Thu 12 June 2008
Quote from: "GTTBoy"
8)
Canonball clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFB6FfaNQ40)


 U Legend!  I am sitting here watching this clip laughing like I hadnt ever seen it before.... I never get bored with this film  :lol:  I got it wired up so it can still play dvds on the move... dont think I'll put that on or I'll be ragging the car around thinking i'm in the Canonball Run!  :twisted:
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:07, Thu 12 June 2008
Quote from: "Maître Janium"
Oh my f***ing god !

I've just noticed your thread mate ! I'm a full original enthusiast, but I have to admit what you've done to your GTT is just stunning


Thank u Maître!  :) means a lot that you like what I've done.... as you also like them original as I do too.  I am trying to keep it as tastefull as I can whilst making these changes..  so feedback is always good to know its on the right track still  :)

Lots more to come...  I want to trim the seat 'cushion inserts in dark grey suede to match the rest of the grey areas on the car  (this is a way off yet) quite a bit to follow soon.
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Post by: 5teve L on 09:11, Fri 13 June 2008
Are you planing on going to any events this year in it, like pod or fcs etc.??
Are you a member on RTOC ?
I have canonball run on dvd as well.
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Post by: GTTboost on 11:24, Fri 13 June 2008
Quote from: "GTTBoy"
Are you planing on going to any events this year in it, like pod or fcs etc.??
Are you a member on RTOC ?
I have canonball run on dvd as well.


 Its still a project at the mo..  hope to have a lot more done over the next few months..  wont be taking it anywhere until its completed.  Its frustraiting knowing how you want the car to look and perform but it takes time to get it there (its getting there tho)  I might be on this for the rest of this year doing bits at a time.  But wont be happy until its finished.

 No,  I'm not a member of rtoc.  

 Took the car to Renault today to pick up the new door pins.. when I came out the entire workshop was standing around the car looking at it..lol  so was pretty cool.  Wish it had the brakes and charge cooler done ...but thats next.

  8)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 16:28, Fri 13 June 2008
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "GTTBoy"
Are you planing on going to any events this year in it, like pod or fcs etc.??
Are you a member on RTOC ?
I have canonball run on dvd as well.

 Its still a project at the mo..  hope to have a lot more done over the next few months..  wont be taking it anywhere until its completed.  Its frustraiting knowing how you want the car to look and perform but it takes time to get it there (its getting there tho)  I might be on this for the rest of this year doing bits at a time.  But wont be happy until its finished.

 No,  I'm not a member of rtoc.  

 Took the car to Renault today to pick up the new door pins.. when I came out the entire workshop was standing around the car looking at it..lol  so was pretty cool.  Wish it had the brakes and charge cooler done ...but thats next.

  8)


i get the feeling no matter what you do to this car GTTboost you will never be happy and you will want to make it better and better
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Post by: GTTboost on 18:29, Fri 13 June 2008
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "GTTBoy"
Are you planing on going to any events this year in it, like pod or fcs etc.??
Are you a member on RTOC ?
I have canonball run on dvd as well.

 Its still a project at the mo..  hope to have a lot more done over the next few months..  wont be taking it anywhere until its completed.  Its frustraiting knowing how you want the car to look and perform but it takes time to get it there (its getting there tho)  I might be on this for the rest of this year doing bits at a time.  But wont be happy until its finished.

 No,  I'm not a member of rtoc.  

 Took the car to Renault today to pick up the new door pins.. when I came out the entire workshop was standing around the car looking at it..lol  so was pretty cool.  Wish it had the brakes and charge cooler done ...but thats next.

  8)

i get the feeling no matter what you do to this car GTTboost you will never be happy and you will want to make it better and better


  I know what your saying,  it seems I come up with another idea every week..  something that hadnt even been considered before suddenly becomes a neccessity..   :shock:  I'm gonna call 118 118 and ask for the R5GTT addict help line.

  I know I'm not alone here...  stand up and be counted!   :lol:
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 20:29, Fri 13 June 2008
if i spend anymore on my 5 the mrs said she is going to divorce me :lol: i cant help it...its like a bug iam always looking for new things and idears like yourself
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Post by: 5teve L on 20:47, Fri 13 June 2008
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
if i spend anymore on my 5 the mrs said she is going to divorce me :lol: i cant help it...its like a bug iam always looking for new things and idears like yourself


Lol, same here !!

I've just rebuilt my engine twice in a month, the wife isn't happy at the moment!!
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 22:01, Fri 13 June 2008
Quote from: "GTTBoy"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
if i spend anymore on my 5 the mrs said she is going to divorce me :lol: i cant help it...its like a bug iam always looking for new things and idears like yourself

Lol, same here !!

I've just rebuilt my engine twice in a month, the wife isn't happy at the moment!!


how did you get away with that one
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 22:08, Fri 13 June 2008
what make are your wheels gttboost as i really like the look of them
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:00, Sat 14 June 2008
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
what make are your wheels gttboost as i really like the look of them


There ASA AR1 wheels... licensed by BBS.   I had to buy 5..  as they woundnt sell me 4.
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 08:58, Sat 14 June 2008
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
what make are your wheels gttboost as i really like the look of them

There ASA AR1 wheels... licensed by BBS.   I had to buy 5..  as they woundnt sell me 4.



how come they made you buy 5 ???? they do look nice on your car..iam after a new set for mine at the minute as i dont like the ones i have on and they were on the car when i got it so a change is in order i think
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Post by: GTTboost on 09:55, Sat 14 June 2008
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
what make are your wheels gttboost as i really like the look of them

There ASA AR1 wheels... licensed by BBS.   I had to buy 5..  as they woundnt sell me 4.


how come they made you buy 5 ???? they do look nice on your car..iam after a new set for mine at the minute as i dont like the ones i have on and they were on the car when i got it so a change is in order i think


 They call 5 a set and wouldnt sell seperately (so I have a spare lol)  I'm in the process of changing mine to anthracite.  I had some done before...   I had these done...  and came out well (they were covered in dust in that pic)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/deepdishjustsprayedAnthracitedia-1.jpg)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 10:39, Sat 14 June 2008
they look nice aswell but i think i prefer the black ones with the polished lip as i use to have some like that on my mk1 golf cab and they looked good
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:22, Sat 14 June 2008
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
they look nice aswell but i think i prefer the black ones with the polished lip as i use to have some like that on my mk1 golf cab and they looked good


Had a look at the car today and I dont think anthracite would look as good..  so decided to keep them black  :wink:
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 17:31, Sat 14 June 2008
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
they look nice aswell but i think i prefer the black ones with the polished lip as i use to have some like that on my mk1 golf cab and they looked good

Had a look at the car today and I dont think anthracite would look as good..  so decided to keep them black  :wink:


i dont blame you the black ones look really nice, ive been searching internet today looking for black rims with a polished lip as ive got to get some now as they look really good, what size rims are yours ?
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Post by: GTTboost on 21:59, Sat 14 June 2008
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
they look nice aswell but i think i prefer the black ones with the polished lip as i use to have some like that on my mk1 golf cab and they looked good

Had a look at the car today and I dont think anthracite would look as good..  so decided to keep them black  :wink:

i dont blame you the black ones look really nice, ive been searching internet today looking for black rims with a polished lip as ive got to get some now as they look really good, what size rims are yours ?


 Cheers daz, agree they would look quality on your 5..  mine are 15's.. keep us posted on what u get  8)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 22:04, Sat 14 June 2008
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
they look nice aswell but i think i prefer the black ones with the polished lip as i use to have some like that on my mk1 golf cab and they looked good

Had a look at the car today and I dont think anthracite would look as good..  so decided to keep them black  :wink:

i dont blame you the black ones look really nice, ive been searching internet today looking for black rims with a polished lip as ive got to get some now as they look really good, what size rims are yours ?

 Cheers daz, agree they would look quality on your 5..  mine are 15's.. keep us posted on what u get  8)


iam going for 15s again as thats what i have on now and the ride is spot on and i get no rubbing on back arches as 16s do a little it
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Post by: smithsgtt on 22:06, Sat 14 June 2008
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
what make are your wheels gttboost as i really like the look of them

There ASA AR1 wheels... licensed by BBS.   I had to buy 5..  as they woundnt sell me 4.


how come they made you buy 5 ???? they do look nice on your car..iam after a new set for mine at the minute as i dont like the ones i have on and they were on the car when i got it so a change is in order i think

 They call 5 a set and wouldnt sell seperately (so I have a spare lol)  I'm in the process of changing mine to anthracite.  I had some done before...   I had these done...  and came out well (they were covered in dust in that pic)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/deepdishjustsprayedAnthracitedia-1.jpg)


loving the look of the wheels that give me a thought to change the one's ive got in the shed for mine. the ones that are in the shed ar the wolfrace lionheart (shadows) i will find a pic and added tem to my cars for you to look at.
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:30, Sat 14 June 2008
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what make are your wheels gttboost as i really like the look of them

There ASA AR1 wheels... licensed by BBS.   I had to buy 5..  as they woundnt sell me 4.


how come they made you buy 5 ???? they do look nice on your car..iam after a new set for mine at the minute as i dont like the ones i have on and they were on the car when i got it so a change is in order i think

 They call 5 a set and wouldnt sell seperately (so I have a spare lol)  I'm in the process of changing mine to anthracite.  I had some done before...   I had these done...  and came out well (they were covered in dust in that pic)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/deepdishjustsprayedAnthracitedia-1.jpg)

loving the look of the wheels that give me a thought to change the one's ive got in the shed for mine. the ones that are in the shed ar the wolfrace lionheart (shadows) i will find a pic and added tem to my cars for you to look at.


 They are nice wheels...  get them out the shed  :)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 22:54, Sat 14 June 2008
i 2nd that
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 19:27, Fri 20 June 2008
nice lookin wheels gttboost  8)  8)  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:09, Sun 22 June 2008
Bit of an update...  with the help from my tuner doing a top job,  my charge cooler is now fitted..   have a tempory Carb to CC hose.. whilst waiting for my polished cross over pipe to arrive and hose ends.

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/chargecoolerfitted06.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/chargecoolerfitted0000.jpg)

 He's tuning the carb in a few weeks..  finally some booooost!  :twisted:  just gotta order some jets...looking forward to that  :)
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Post by: scratcher on 18:33, Mon 23 June 2008
thats looking well good, even with the temp pipe work.
are you keeping the grill off? it looks proper mean like that, i like how the filter pokes out. actually, i don't think i.ve seen anything on this car i don't like. apart from it not sitting outside my house.
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Post by: GTTboost on 20:34, Mon 23 June 2008
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thats looking well good, even with the temp pipe work.
are you keeping the grill off? it looks proper mean like that, i like how the filter pokes out. actually, i don't think i.ve seen anything on this car i don't like. apart from it not sitting outside my house.


Thanks Scratcher  8)    I took the grill off to see how the front mount cooler would look back where the green filter is (I'll need a smaller induction kit to fit that)  and took a pic whilst the grill was off..  :)   (it looks even better without the front bumper on...but I dont think I'd get away with it! lol  :twisted: )  I havent re-fitted the grill and I was just seeing how it run with better air flow to the induction kit without the grill...  and will wait till its set up with it open and see how it goes.  I kinda like the open grill area... you get a few people look in their mirror and wonder WTF it is  :twisted:

 1st thing is to get it tuned up in the next few weeks.  I have ordered the new main/air corrector jets from K-Tec.  I am after the jet in enrichment..  but couldnt get that from K-tec...anyone know who can supply one?

Also...

I have ordered the Red Samco 90deg corners (from Demon Tweeks that takes around 1 month for del) for the crossover pipe..   but would be helpful is someone can tell me if I've ordered the right size 90deg hoses?  

The one from the charge cooler is slighter bigger size... so went for a 60mm corner...and the carb top side 57mm ?  and alloy pipe 57mm.  does this all sound the same as the ones u guys have (that run CC's).

Going to get a matching rad top hose as well just to tie it all in... and later on...I'll drip feed in bits and pieces with other red pipe work around to finally complete this thing.

I have another trick bit coming for the interior soon..  and some black harnesses that I havent ordered yet.  I want to do something with the door cards... not sure yet but will be subtle.


 8)
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Post by: scratcher on 18:31, Tue 24 June 2008
i like the open grill look. i'm running it too but mine just looks shabby with the standard rad and intercooler so if i ever find a decent phase 1 grill i'll cover it up.
it'll look the mutt's with all the red pipe work in. do you think you'll ever stop? haha.
keep it up mate  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 20:52, Tue 24 June 2008
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i like the open grill look. i'm running it too but mine just looks shabby with the standard rad and intercooler so if i ever find a decent phase 1 grill i'll cover it up.
it'll look the mutt's with all the red pipe work in. do you think you'll ever stop? haha.
keep it up mate  8)


 Good plan for yours with the ph1 grill..  8)  but as you said... very hard to find one thats in good condition... or any condition.

 Thanks for backing the idea with the red hoses on the cross over pipe.  Its a fairly long wait till they arrive but not really in any hurry  :)

  I am just about to write a list of the bits I know I need to finish it off so I know where I am...  not gonna add to it after that  :!:    :)

 Have the car booked in for 2 weeks from now for setting up the carb and running some boost  8)  thinking of linking up my water injection again.. (with the proper size jet this time) but will wait and see how it goes.
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 20:57, Tue 24 June 2008
this car is getting better and better
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Post by: GTTboost on 21:23, Tue 24 June 2008
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this car is getting better and better


Cheers daz...  I can see it taking shape now... it wasnt long ago I didnt even had any seats in it..   :D  i'm pleased with how its coming along.
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 21:40, Tue 24 June 2008
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this car is getting better and better

Cheers daz...  I can see it taking shape now... it wasnt long ago I didnt even had any seats in it..   :D  i'm pleased with how its coming along.


show you should be as you are doing a grand job with it and its going to look really good when its done
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Post by: GTTboost on 01:22, Fri 04 July 2008
Oh ball locks!  got the 285mm disks all fitted on... but the wheels are like a split type wheel inside...and has a 2nd level that reduces the size of the insides of the wheel!  So u guessed it...   couldnt get the wheels back on afterwards    :roll:  (almost decided to get some other wheels just to get the brakes on..but I like em too much)  so the disks came off again... and have ordered some Clio Williams grooved disks and see how they fit.   If they dont give me any joy...  I'll get some nice Wilwoods.  I asked Hi-Spec but they dont do a kit to fit these wheels.
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:57, Tue 08 July 2008
Quick update....  the samcos turned up today...  just did a quick test fit...  i've now measured the gap between the hoses and can now order the cross over pipe to join it up!  I test fit another smaller induction kit... I think I will put the front alloy intercooler back on and have this silver mesh induction kit behind it...  will look better and should be be cool with both coolers fitted  8)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/samcohoses3.jpg)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/samcostest.jpg)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/samcoshoses0.jpg)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 18:26, Tue 08 July 2008
that looks mint
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Post by: GTTboost on 19:28, Tue 08 July 2008
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that looks mint


cheers daz  :wink:   those samcos take ages to arrive..  I'm just going to do little bits at a time on the engine to finish it off..  but still a list of things to get through.. will be worth it in the end  (I just gotta remember its not a race!)  :D
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Post by: Arturas-zender on 20:20, Tue 08 July 2008
all I can say is - wow!!  :wink:
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 20:35, Tue 08 July 2008
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that looks mint

cheers daz  :wink:   those samcos take ages to arrive..  I'm just going to do little bits at a time on the engine to finish it off..  but still a list of things to get through.. will be worth it in the end  (I just gotta remember its not a race!)  :D


perfection takes time :D
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Post by: scratcher on 16:46, Thu 10 July 2008
it'd look cool with the alloy cooler and charge cooler. and keep intake temps down. would it be a bit laggy though?
i'm liking the red pipe work as well. keeps looking better and better  :D
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:35, Thu 10 July 2008
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it'd look cool with the alloy cooler and charge cooler. and keep intake temps down. would it be a bit laggy though?
i'm liking the red pipe work as well. keeps looking better and better  :D


Hey Scratcher,   I know what you mean as the boost circuit wont be as short with both coolers.  I have seen some quick 5's with both fitted but I want to try it and see how it goes, if I like it... I'll keep it that way or change it back if not.  I have a long way to go till I get it how I want it.. but will try a few different things out and see what i like the best  :wink:

Cheers for liking the work so far mate  :)
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 07:38, Fri 11 July 2008
How the hell do you manage to keep it that clean? I have just spotted the turbo, even the exhaust housing and manifold is bright silver, is it painted? If so what with?

I'm suprised you haven't gone for a stainless steel heatsheild.

Never seen such a good looking engine bay.  8)
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Post by: PHASEONE on 16:13, Fri 11 July 2008
It looks good because the boost pipes are red and the coolant hoses are original black when they are all the same colour i think it can be too much imo. Very good i shall now steal this idea for my own car! :wink:
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 17:00, Fri 11 July 2008
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It looks good because the boost pipes are red and the coolant hoses are original black when they are all the same colour i think it can be too much imo. Very good i shall now steal this idea for my own car! :wink:


I agree, it's not just a sea of red silicon. It looks a look more detailed.
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:19, Fri 11 July 2008
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How the hell do you manage to keep it that clean? I have just spotted the turbo, even the exhaust housing and manifold is bright silver, is it painted? If so what with?

I'm suprised you haven't gone for a stainless steel heatsheild.

Never seen such a good looking engine bay.  8)


Hey Ash,   best way to keep it clean is hire someone to do it for you!   :D   with the turbo...  the part that you can see thats not under the heatshield is properly polished metal (not painted)  I zoomed in a bit to show u..


(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/turbopolished.jpg)
 

  I tried polishing up the part of the housing under the heatshield but its not the same metal finish and like a rough surface.  So I just thought I'd use some extreme high temp alloy paint, and its hung on! I thought it would flake off soon as the turbo got some action..  it has stayed bright silver...  so happy with that.  I dont like using paint tho, the gearbox is properly polished up also.   But where the manifold connects to the turbo that has high temp silver on it as well.. as I couldnt get to that any other way.

 Hope this helps.. :)
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:29, Fri 11 July 2008
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It looks good because the boost pipes are red and the coolant hoses are original black when they are all the same colour i think it can be too much imo. Very good i shall now steal this idea for my own car! :wink:


haha..  I have tried to keep it as tasteful as poss..  I agree about the hose thing.  You see a lot of bays packed full of colours, but they lose the detail.  I dont even think its looks as good yet as its going to, when the front alloy int.cooler is back and the silver mesh induction kit...  that will really set it off.  I am tinkering with the idea of a genuine carbon fibre turbo heat shield and carbon perc hose and scuttles.. but other things to do 1st (just getting some more brake bits chromed up then get them fitted)  Just ordered some carbon fibre for other parts  8)

I have ordered some more bits that should be here in a few days.. that will prob be the majority of the engine done then....(but I always say that!  :lol: )  happy days
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 17:36, Fri 11 July 2008
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It looks good because the boost pipes are red and the coolant hoses are original black when they are all the same colour i think it can be too much imo. Very good i shall now steal this idea for my own car! :wink:

haha..  I have tried to keep it as tasteful as poss..  I agree about the hose thing.  You see a lot of bays packed full of colours, but they lose the detail.  I dont even think its looks as good yet as its going to, when the front alloy int.cooler is back and the silver mesh induction kit...  that will really set it off.  I am tinkering with the idea of a genuine carbon fibre heat shield and carbon perc hose.. but other things to do 1st (just getting some more brake bits chromed up then get them fitted)  Just ordered some carbon fibre for other parts  8)

I have ordered some more bits that should be here in a few days.. that will prob be the majority of the engine done then....(but I always say that!  :lol: )  happy days


yep you sure do, you will get it how you want it and then the next morning you will go in the garage and change your mind and start all over again, lol
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:43, Fri 11 July 2008
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It looks good because the boost pipes are red and the coolant hoses are original black when they are all the same colour i think it can be too much imo. Very good i shall now steal this idea for my own car! :wink:

haha..  I have tried to keep it as tasteful as poss..  I agree about the hose thing.  You see a lot of bays packed full of colours, but they lose the detail.  I dont even think its looks as good yet as its going to, when the front alloy int.cooler is back and the silver mesh induction kit...  that will really set it off.  I am tinkering with the idea of a genuine carbon fibre heat shield and carbon perc hose.. but other things to do 1st (just getting some more brake bits chromed up then get them fitted)  Just ordered some carbon fibre for other parts  8)

I have ordered some more bits that should be here in a few days.. that will prob be the majority of the engine done then....(but I always say that!  :lol: )  happy days

yep you sure do, you will get it how you want it and then the next morning you will go in the garage and change your mind and start all over again, lol


lol  :D   I've always been like that.. but I am feeling happier about it now..  its staying like this now!  (I hope!)   :wink:
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 17:56, Fri 11 July 2008
untill next week  :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 19:53, Fri 11 July 2008
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untill next week  :lol:


 As it happens..I just had an idea  lol    :lol:
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 20:31, Fri 11 July 2008
hey gttboost this car gets cooler by the day shes looking amazing,keep us posted mate 8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 20:33, Fri 11 July 2008
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untill next week  :lol:

 As it happens..I just had an idea  lol    :lol:


 lol whats that then !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:40, Fri 11 July 2008
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untill next week  :lol:

 As it happens..I just had an idea  lol    :lol:

 lol whats that then !!!!!!!!!!!!


I have a bad situation...  :?   I just found out theres a Carbon fibre fabricator company right around the corner to me!  This spells danger..lol.

  :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:41, Fri 11 July 2008
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hey gttboost this car gets cooler by the day shes looking amazing,keep us posted mate 8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)


Thanks baz mate... welcome back from your trip!  :D
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 00:19, Sat 12 July 2008
thanks gttboost feels like ive been away for ages,carbon fibre yousay!!!!!!
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 05:11, Sat 12 July 2008
Interesting, my engine is reasonably clean but i find it is really let down by the brown manifold (my exhaust housing is hidden under a stainless steel heatshield so thats not really an issue).

When the head was off i did wire brush the exhaust manifold the best i could and painted with silver hammerite but like you say it just flaked off.
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Post by: 5teve L on 11:36, Sat 12 July 2008
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untill next week  :lol:

 As it happens..I just had an idea  lol    :lol:

 lol whats that then !!!!!!!!!!!!

I have a bad situation...  :?   I just found out theres a Carbon fibre fabricator company right around the corner to me!  This spells danger..lol.

  :lol:


Get me a price on some flat door cards mate ;)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 11:45, Sat 12 July 2008
it sound like the car is about to have some carbon fibre put on it :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 16:39, Sat 12 July 2008
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Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
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untill next week  :lol:

 As it happens..I just had an idea  lol    :lol:

 lol whats that then !!!!!!!!!!!!

I have a bad situation...  :?   I just found out theres a Carbon fibre fabricator company right around the corner to me!  This spells danger..lol.

  :lol:

Get me a price on some flat door cards mate ;)



Will do mate...  I'm getting my back quarters made as we speak... the guy around the corner has a month waiting list....so I have gone to another guy...  I'll find out from that guy for you mate  :wink:

I'll go to the local one for bigger bits I cant be assed to post...and it will save any damage in the hands of parcel force...  :D
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Post by: GTTboost on 16:45, Sat 12 July 2008
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When the head was off i did wire brush the exhaust manifold the best i could and painted with silver hammerite but like you say it just flaked off.


I dont think Hammerite would last long,   you need to drop into Halfords... look for the manifold spray!  Its an alloy finish and wont flake off  :wink:
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:54, Thu 17 July 2008
Few more hoses on..   (its all going to change around again soon   :lol: )

  (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/samcoz.jpg)

   (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/samcoradhose.jpg)
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Post by: scratcher on 23:03, Thu 17 July 2008
liking the red rad hoses. i've just been proper examining your engine bay, haha. it looks amazing.
  do you still have the "safety wire" thing on the bonnet? :shock:
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:43, Thu 17 July 2008
Quote from: "scratcher"
liking the red rad hoses. i've just been proper examining your engine bay, haha. it looks amazing.
  do you still have the "safety wire" thing on the bonnet? :shock:


 Thanks Scratcher... yeh..  that safety wire has saved my bonnet from flying away a few times! lol  :wink:
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 07:40, Fri 18 July 2008
the red hoses arrived then, looks really good :D
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Post by: GTTboost on 15:55, Fri 18 July 2008
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
the red hoses arrived then, looks really good :D


  Yep,  good to get them on..  slowly getting there  :)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 21:08, Sun 20 July 2008
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the red hoses arrived then, looks really good :D

  Yep,  good to get them on..  slowly getting there  :)


so whats next on the cards then
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:52, Sun 20 July 2008
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Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
the red hoses arrived then, looks really good :D

  Yep,  good to get them on..  slowly getting there  :)

so whats next on the cards then


  Fitted a different rear boot badge.. (that was the highlight of the week!  :lol: )  Picking up the chrome brake carriers next week if they are ready .. then I can get the new disks on. Testing some bigger carb jets next week and changing the set up with the front intercooler/CC combo..  fitting the new mesh Induction kit... just ordered a few connector hoses and another alloy pipe...lol.  You cant not have a bit of bling in there somewhere lol  :wink:    

   Next:  call the 5 GTT help desk.
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Post by: GTTboost on 21:54, Tue 22 July 2008
Just put some carbon fibre rear qtrs in that arrived today... pleased with how it looks with the seats  8)

  (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/carbon.jpg)

  (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/carboninterior.jpg)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 21:58, Tue 22 July 2008
very nice :D
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Post by: 5teve L on 21:58, Tue 22 July 2008
Looks uber  8)
Thinking about getting some front door cards myself
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 21:59, Tue 22 July 2008
Quote from: "GTTBoy"
Looks uber  8)
Thinking about getting some front door cards myself


are you keeping yours now then steve
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:02, Tue 22 July 2008
Quote from: "GTTBoy"
Looks uber  8)
Thinking about getting some front door cards myself



 Cheers peeps..   I got a price for you...I'll PM u  :wink:
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Post by: scratcher on 23:12, Wed 23 July 2008
the carbon fibre looks well sexy, especially with your seats.
have you thought about maybe going carbon on the covers behind the rear arch in the boot? i reckon that'd be a nice touch.
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:42, Wed 23 July 2008
Quote from: "scratcher"
the carbon fibre looks well sexy, especially with your seats.
have you thought about maybe going carbon on the covers behind the rear arch in the boot? i reckon that'd be a nice touch.


 Thanks scratcher.

 Not sure the bit u mean mate..  do u mean the boot plastic strip that the Reno badge fits on?  I was going to get a carbon rear roof spoiler...  then I suddenly realised it would be gone as soon as I left the car anywhere!  (some pikey would pull the thing off and run off with it!) but I have plans for more interior carbon in the future.
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Post by: scratcher on 16:04, Thu 24 July 2008
yeah, there's too many tea-leafs about these days.
i ment the interior trims in the boot, the ones you take off to remove the rear clusters. know what i mean? haha.
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Post by: GTTboost on 18:31, Thu 24 July 2008
Quote from: "scratcher"
yeah, there's too many tea-leafs about these days.
i ment the interior trims in the boot, the ones you take off to remove the rear clusters. know what i mean? haha.


 Oh yeh..  :D   I think I'll keep those as they are for now.. but I know what u mean.. they could be done and look good  8)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 21:11, Thu 24 July 2008
if you ever sell this car I WANT IT  :D
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:17, Fri 25 July 2008
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
if you ever sell this car I WANT IT  :D


 Cheers,  I'd deff know it would go to a good home... and not miss out on any of its polish ups!   :D

  Its a keeper tho...  have a long way to go yet...  I cant be happy till its all sorted how I want it.
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 21:01, Wed 13 August 2008
hey gttboost hows the 5 coming along have you done anymore to her?
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Post by: GTTboost on 01:30, Thu 14 August 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
hey gttboost hows the 5 coming along have you done anymore to her?


Hey baz,  I've got some carbon door cards coming in a bit to match the other bits in there... so they will be on soon'ish.  I've just got another box of bling! lol..  it wasnt quite shiny enough   :wink:

Still awaiting some other chrome so I can get the new brakes on..  that will be good!  I'm going to get a new brake master cylinder..  not happy that the one in there is upto the job...and its done its time now.. so I'll give it a perminent holiday.

Have a few things in the pipeline...  :idea:   even tho I dont know what half of them are yet!    :shock:   (I feel some suede/alcantara coming on)
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Post by: smudger on 10:15, Thu 14 August 2008
Lovely looking 5 mate. Credit to you for keeping it so damn clean  8)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 21:19, Thu 14 August 2008
excellent bud sounds ace 8) what chrome goodies you getting?that door cards will look sweet cant wait to see them keep us posted mate  8)  8)  8)  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 20:45, Sat 16 August 2008
Quote from: "smudger"
Lovely looking 5 mate. Credit to you for keeping it so damn clean  8)


Cheers smudger..   :wink:
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Post by: GTTboost on 20:52, Sat 16 August 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
excellent bud sounds ace 8) what chrome goodies you getting?that door cards will look sweet cant wait to see them keep us posted mate  8)  8)  8)  8)


 Cheers baz mate,  just the brackets I was missing that werent bling enough..  looking forward to the door cards...  the fronts didnt look right after the back carbon was fitted... so should all match up after thats sorted  8)  should work out ok.
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 20:52, Mon 18 August 2008
yeh shes gonna look sweet is the door cards flap or are they the oe door cards that have been carboned?
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Post by: GTTboost on 11:39, Tue 19 August 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
yeh shes gonna look sweet is the door cards flap or are they the oe door cards that have been carboned?


 Hey Baz,  I enquired about getting the door cards made to shape but they were a bit expensive...  I was quoted the moulds to make them would be £600 + £400 for the parts  = £1000 !   :lol:   so decided to go for the flat cards  :wink:

 After thinking about it,  having them made to shape can look a bit too much..  (like your over doing it)  it has to be kept to suit the car..  and I think the flat ones are better suited to the 5 and not too fancy looking.  I think they will look good, better looking than the originals.
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 20:47, Tue 19 August 2008
cool shes gonna look wicked keep us posted with those photos 8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:44, Wed 20 August 2008
The belts are now going thru the seat loops.  They were going around the outside of the seat before and fit/look way better now.   Still got my eye on some nice harnesses in black.. but didnt realise how much stuff I've got lined up to get sorted 1st.. got boxes of stuff still to sort out yet   :shock:

  Just about see the belts now going thru the seat..  only pic I have of the belts..

 
 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/belts1.jpg)

 and before the new door cards go on...   bare metal..

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/doorbeforecarbon.jpg)
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Post by: smudger on 07:57, Thu 21 August 2008
Nice work mate, keep the pics/updates coming. Car is nice and clean as usual I see... :D
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Post by: GTTboost on 18:03, Thu 21 August 2008
Quote from: "smudger"
Nice work mate, keep the pics/updates coming. Car is nice and clean as usual I see... :D


Thanks mate..  :wink:  yep..  been trying out the autoglym..  put a few coats on..  and its come out well..  need the shades on to look at it now!  8)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/5Afterautoglym.jpg)
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Post by: smudger on 22:01, Thu 21 August 2008
That is so shiny if I saw it on the road I would probably be dazzled and crash  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 23:10, Thu 21 August 2008
looking absolutely sweet gttboost im wearing shades just looking at her :lol:
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Post by: Theros on 14:46, Mon 15 September 2008
Are you sure that you really drove that car??? Maybe in your dreams, because it sooooooooooo clean...  :D
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Post by: GTTboost on 11:57, Sun 26 October 2008
Quote from: "Theros"
Are you sure that you really drove that car??? Maybe in your dreams, because it sooooooooooo clean...  :D


Thanks mate!  Yep..  I wanted to go out in it today...until I saw the weather this morning!   :?

Quick update...

Have a few new pics...  managed to get a few new bling bits under the bonnet and a new stage 3 head fitted..  so its just going to get a few miles on it till its set up.

The carbon is now fitted..  

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/carboninteriortrim.jpg)

and after a shine up..

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/25thoct08g.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/enginesidepic.jpg)

Front pic..

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/front0.jpg)

More bits on the way...  its getting there!  :twisted:
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Post by: scratcher on 15:23, Sun 26 October 2008
i've been waiting for some new snaps of this for a while.
the carbon looks sick. it goes really well with the seats  :)
how are the door cards looking? was it much trouble getting the handles to fit?
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Post by: GTTboost on 16:21, Sun 26 October 2008
Quote from: "scratcher"
i've been waiting for some new snaps of this for a while.
the carbon looks sick. it goes really well with the seats  :)
how are the door cards looking? was it much trouble getting the handles to fit?


Thanks scratcher mate its good to get your feedback..  looks much better now the front carbon matches the back and the seats and the Tungy grey goes well with it all. I am going to add some alcantara on the plastic trim thats left... when I get around to it...and around the gauges etc.. so you dont see the plastic ...just suede.

Fitting the front cards were a bit tricky at the start...(with the handles)  soon as you work out how to get the handle/metal rod to line up and bolted on ts easy..just take your time with it,  the second door card was very quickly fitted as I knew what to do the 2nd time.  The nut holding the door handle on is a  'sliding nut'  so I made that a fixed nut which made it easier to fix to.

Thanks   :wink:
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 18:30, Sun 26 October 2008
hey gttboost havent heard from you for a while,i see you have been very busy,she is looking absolutely amazing mate well done have you still got more to do or are content at the mo,who done your stage 3 head for you mate? 8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)
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Post by: Theros on 19:47, Sun 26 October 2008
Looks fast...I would say  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:16, Sun 26 October 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
hey gttboost havent heard from you for a while,i see you have been very busy,she is looking absolutely amazing mate well done have you still got more to do or are content at the mo,who done your stage 3 head for you mate? 8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)


hey baz  :D   thanks mate,   I contacted CGB and they have a Cyl head specialist they use which is where mine was done.

I am happy with how its going at this stage... but its still on going..  lots of bits to do still... I have only just started the interior really and want to change the brakes that I have got in a box somewhere.. and a few other bits that I have finally got hold of..  its about 75% there... but its a slow pace so will take me a while.. but it will all come together eventually..   :D  (but very happy with it right now)
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 23:15, Sun 26 October 2008
Looking nice and clean as usual! Even in the winter weather.

One question though, foot mats in the rear?  :shock: Going to be a firm ride for whoever sits back there.  :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:20, Mon 27 October 2008
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Looking nice and clean as usual! Even in the winter weather.

One question though, foot mats in the rear?  :shock: Going to be a firm ride for whoever sits back there.  :lol:


Cheers ash  :D   I use those quite a bit...  to chuck stuff on in the back... last time I carried a box in the back it scratched up all the paint so quite handy  :idea:    8)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 18:24, Mon 27 October 2008
its more complete than mine bud,looking amazing though 8)  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 19:35, Fri 05 December 2008
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
its more complete than mine bud,looking amazing though 8)  8)


Thanks bud, just seen how yours is coming along...and your catching up fast! all the hard work is paying off mate 8)

Not a lot to update on mine...  I have the new brackets fitted I wanted...  mainly the rad cage and top brackets are now blinged and bonet stay bar is now matching in chrome.

Few more new bits I've gathered...    

Not sure about fitting the coilovers, I've done a bit of tinkering I like my konis a lot more lately...but will try them sometime.  The other bits are anodised Clio Williams front disks...they are the biggest I can fit inside these wheels I've got at the mo...sadly the 280mm disks didnt allow the wheels to go back on! lol  so had to abandon them! :cry:   have some 16v brake extender brackets ready to fit with the disks. Got a chromed water pump to go on that should tie the rest of the engine together nicely  8)  Gearbox end cover to finish that off.. and new handbrake lever to tidy up the inside and give a better quality finish to the interior..

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/NEW5GTBITSDEC08.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/NEW5BITSDEC08.jpg)


 ..happy with how its going... the interior is the main area to complete next as its only half way there.. happy boosting everyone  8)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 20:01, Fri 05 December 2008
nice and shiney :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: just the way i like it,nice pile of bits there gttboost thatll keep you busy,yeh coilovers are great if your always adjusting them or want a precise ride height other than that normal uprated shocks do the job nicely,that gaz are really good tho,im running rear ones,keep us posted mate shes gonna look amazing  8)  8)  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 21:28, Fri 05 December 2008
lol..  oh yesss...if its not blinging it goes in the bin!  :lol:  theres plenty of black and grey around on the car...so it balances it out quite well.. those are the final bits that should tie the rest of whats done together finally...no more.

 Yep,  I got the gaz as the koni's felt a bit too soft for me...even on the firmest setting... but have got used to them now and happy enough with them.
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:09, Fri 05 December 2008
:lol:  :lol: yeh i know what you mean im starting to get a pile of old and dirty hoses behind me not to mention old wiring looms and sensors  :lol: cant wait to see this car finished mate it looks absolutely stunning just now but everything you do just makes it even better  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)
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Post by: TNE Gho$tRideR on 23:58, Fri 05 December 2008
Loving the seats and the car looks mint.


 Keep up the good work  8)
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Post by: Steve! on 18:37, Tue 09 December 2008
Quote from: "GTTboost"
 I contacted CGB and they have a Cyl head specialist they use which is where mine was done.




Should be the place below, very very good at what they do!!

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6550/headbf0.jpg)
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Post by: GTTboost on 20:55, Tue 09 December 2008
Thanks buddy :)
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 15:10, Mon 15 December 2008
this car is still looking sweet, makes me wish i didnt sell mine....
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Post by: scratcher on 18:09, Tue 16 December 2008
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
this car is still looking sweet, makes me wish i didnt sell mine....


 :shock:  He's back!!
Sell the caravan and get another  :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 19:43, Tue 16 December 2008
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
this car is still looking sweet, makes me wish i didnt sell mine....


Hey thanks mate..  :wink:  hows u?  I'm really liking the old 5 now... just really good fun to own now its gradually getting to the stage how I want it.. its taken long enough   :)  hope all is good your side  :wink:
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 08:46, Wed 17 December 2008
Quote from: "scratcher"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
this car is still looking sweet, makes me wish i didnt sell mine....

 :shock:  He's back!!
Sell the caravan and get another  :lol:


lol, caravan staying but i have been looking round for another car at the minute
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Post by: hoolio on 13:25, Wed 17 December 2008
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
this car is still looking sweet, makes me wish i didnt sell mine....

Hey thanks mate..  :wink:  hows you?  I'm really liking the old 5 now... just really good fun to own now its gradually getting to the stage how I want it.. its taken long enough   :)  hope all is good your side  :wink:


Been following this thread for a little while and it's just clicked, you're 182petrolblue arn't you?
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 15:19, Wed 17 December 2008
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
this car is still looking sweet, makes me wish i didnt sell mine....

Hey thanks mate..  :wink:  hows you?  I'm really liking the old 5 now... just really good fun to own now its gradually getting to the stage how I want it.. its taken long enough   :)  hope all is good your side  :wink:


iam ok thanks, missing the old 5 like mad some days and could kick myself for selling it but needed to at the time, been looking for my next car was going to get a clio v6 as discussed before but now thinking of a old porsche 911 turbo as i prefer the old classics and with the old credit crunch going on there is some good ones poping up for sale at the minute.
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:42, Wed 17 December 2008
Quote from: "hoolio"
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
this car is still looking sweet, makes me wish i didnt sell mine....

Hey thanks mate..  :wink:  hows you?  I'm really liking the old 5 now... just really good fun to own now its gradually getting to the stage how I want it.. its taken long enough   :)  hope all is good your side  :wink:

Been following this thread for a little while and it's just clicked, you're 182petrolblue arn't you?


haha..  yep :)  I had my fair share of Clios before this 5.   Had a Williams, 182, and V6 and a member on there still :)
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:58, Wed 17 December 2008
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
this car is still looking sweet, makes me wish i didnt sell mine....

Hey thanks mate..  :wink:  hows you?  I'm really liking the old 5 now... just really good fun to own now its gradually getting to the stage how I want it.. its taken long enough   :)  hope all is good your side  :wink:

iam ok thanks, missing the old 5 like mad some days and could kick myself for selling it but needed to at the time, been looking for my next car was going to get a clio v6 as discussed before but now thinking of a old porsche 911 turbo as i prefer the old classics and with the old credit crunch going on there is some good ones poping up for sale at the minute.


  Good choice  :wink:  I went to see one myself before the V6..  but it had been tracked with a cage and it just had too many squeeks I didnt recognise as I think it had been well 'used' (as they should be).

  But like you said, with the credit crunch its a perfect oppertunity to buy a minter for a good price.  This would also be my own choice if I was you.  I would be pretty sure even the MK2 V6 will lose more value than a well cared for 911.  The ph1's (top condition) will be lucky to fetch £9k in another few years.. (if I had one now it would be in the Autotrader fast!)  and I have a bad feeling the ph2 will drop to around £12k by then...or just dam hard to sell.  When they 1st came out they were a novelty and had a lot of interest from buyers, but I think they may be losing the edge a bit now.  I still like the mk2's but I think there are other cars that would give me more exitement...like the old Porsche  8)  go for it mate..  u'll be waxing that more than u did the 5!
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Post by: hoolio on 18:19, Wed 17 December 2008
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "hoolio"
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
this car is still looking sweet, makes me wish i didnt sell mine....

Hey thanks mate..  :wink:  hows you?  I'm really liking the old 5 now... just really good fun to own now its gradually getting to the stage how I want it.. its taken long enough   :)  hope all is good your side  :wink:

Been following this thread for a little while and it's just clicked, you're 182petrolblue arn't you?

haha..  yep :)  I had my fair share of Clios before this 5.   Had a Williams, 182, and V6 and a member on there still :)


Ah, if you look at this http://www.renault5gtturbo.com/forum/vi ... php?t=4045 (http://www.renault5gtturbo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4045)

you won't need to bother with the pm's i've left for you over on RS :wink:
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Post by: GTTboost on 18:51, Wed 17 December 2008
Quote from: "hoolio"
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "hoolio"
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
this car is still looking sweet, makes me wish i didnt sell mine....

Hey thanks mate..  :wink:  hows you?  I'm really liking the old 5 now... just really good fun to own now its gradually getting to the stage how I want it.. its taken long enough   :)  hope all is good your side  :wink:

Been following this thread for a little while and it's just clicked, you're 182petrolblue arn't you?

haha..  yep :)  I had my fair share of Clios before this 5.   Had a Williams, 182, and V6 and a member on there still :)

Ah, if you look at this http://www.renault5gtturbo.com/forum/vi ... php?t=4045 (http://www.renault5gtturbo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4045)

you won't need to bother with the pm's i've left for you over on RS :wink:


Oh, I havent checked my in box for a while... lol..  I have just spotted ur link..  been waiting to see it..  awesome!  I left u a reply on ur post ;)
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:05, Sat 31 January 2009
Its been a while...just a quick update ...
   
   Had a few xmas prezzies for the 5...  and now fitted a few bits..

   Some Omp harnesses and a nice Sparco suede steering wheel..   8)  

   Heres a pic to compare the large standard wheel to the more sporty Sparco..  it fits in much better with the theme of the car and with the other upgrades already done..

   (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/SPARCOoldandnewcompare.jpg)

   and fitted...

   (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/NEWinteriorompsparcobits.jpg)

   ....and the belts are now in... 4 Point 3" for more comfort.  I didnt like the bright yellow OMP logos....so I've darkened them up to tone them down a bit..

   (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/steeringwheeloffrearbelts.jpg)

    (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/ompbelts.jpg)


     Happy boosting!  :wink:
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:34, Sat 31 January 2009
Before:

  (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/Some%20Pics%20of%20my%20Old%20Cars/my5interior1.jpg)

  After:

  (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/NEWinteriorompsparcobits.jpg)
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Post by: hoolio on 17:58, Sat 31 January 2009
Wondered when we would get to see some more pics, looking good :)

 I Must resist the urge to mod :lol:
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Post by: scratcher on 18:10, Sat 31 January 2009
Oh-dear. This car is getting too fit! Is it going up for some trophies when show season comes around?
Have you gone carbon on the floor as well?
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Post by: jure on 18:22, Sat 31 January 2009
Damn! This car is way out of the league. Champion of mint cars  8)  8)  8)
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Post by: BriC on 19:31, Sat 31 January 2009
I need to change my underwear after seeing that interior  :oops:
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Post by: GTTboost on 20:51, Sat 31 January 2009
Quote from: "hoolio"

 I Must resist the urge to mod :lol:


 Hey H,  I lost the battle with mine...  :lol:  dont start or u'll never stop  :?
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Post by: GTTboost on 20:55, Sat 31 January 2009
Quote from: "scratcher"
Oh-dear. This car is getting too fit! Is it going up for some trophies when show season comes around?
Have you gone carbon on the floor as well?


  Thanks mate :) not sure when it will be finished..  someone asked me that last year... and its still not finshed yet...but its getting there  :)
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Post by: GTTboost on 20:57, Sat 31 January 2009
Quote from: "jure"
Damn! This car is way out of the league. Champion of mint cars  8)  8)  8)


hey jure... haha...cheers bud  :D
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Post by: GTTboost on 20:58, Sat 31 January 2009
Quote from: "BriC"
I need to change my underwear after seeing that interior  :oops:


 haha..  sorry about that!  :lol:
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 11:39, Thu 05 February 2009
hey gtt boost hows it going,cars lookin mint as ever,that interior looks amazing now total transformation,stunning mate 8)  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 19:32, Tue 10 February 2009
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
hey gtt boost hows it going,cars lookin mint as ever,that interior looks amazing now total transformation,stunning mate 8)  8)


 Hey Baz..  not bad thanks mate..  now I've driven the car with that new steering wheel  (330mm) ...its completely transformed the 'feeling' of the car..  it just feels like a go cart now... 8)   I went out and didnt want to stop driving it.   If anyones thinking of changing there st/wheel...get a 330!  wish I'd done it years ago now... and the seats just lock you in...so u can feel the cars response to the road...  rather than a spongy bouncy seat and a bus size steering wheel..lol..   :lol:   feels like a different car.

Cheers dude   :D
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 23:29, Tue 10 February 2009
i know how you feel bud,just gettin behind the wheel of mine has got me excited  :lol: looking well smart though mate love it bud 8)  8)  8)
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Post by: frix on 13:32, Wed 11 February 2009
amazing work mate, car looks beautiful!!
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Post by: rs250nut on 13:56, Fri 20 February 2009
Just had a quick look through the whole thread and I have to say that is one of the cleanest fives I have ever seen, its better than when it would have come out of the factory. Love the carbon door cards, ive just made some for myself.
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Post by: GTTboost on 14:48, Sat 21 February 2009
Quote from: "rs250nut"
Just had a quick look through the whole thread and I have to say that is one of the cleanest fives I have ever seen, its better than when it would have come out of the factory. Love the carbon door cards, ive just made some for myself.


Thanks rs250nut, (and frix),  I have had a few 5's... but always knew this would be the last one I'd own... so thought I might as well go for it and make it as good as I could  :)  the carbon door cards really give a nice quality feel to the interior and look neat as well..  good to hear u have some going in yours..   8)
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Post by: small_all@hotmail.com on 09:57, Sun 22 February 2009
dude!!!!!!!! ur 5 is outa this world well done (u should try ur handy work with a raider)
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Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 15:20, Sun 22 February 2009
I Just Like Many Others Love Your 5 Mate Really Nice Job
Where Did You Get The Carbon For The Doors And Is That Carbon On The Floor
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Post by: GTTboost on 15:56, Sun 22 February 2009
Quote from: "small_all@hotmail.com"
dude!!!!!!!! your 5 is outa this world well done (you should try your handy work with a raider)


Cheers mate  8)  this is my last one... lol.. no more projects but I do like Raiders if you can find a good'n  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 16:02, Sun 22 February 2009
Quote from: "DanielSon-gtt"
I Just Like Many Others Love Your 5 Mate Really Nice Job
Where Did You Get The Carbon For The Doors And Is That Carbon On The Floor


Hey Dan,  I got them from Performance Trim you can find them on the web.  No..  its not carbon on the drivers side its just a matt.. only a bit on the pass side.. as you can see here..

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/footcarbon.jpg)

Took a pic of the rear end earlier after a dust off..  no rain for 2 days.. so been out for a few blasts about :D

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/sparcorearendfebpic09.jpg)
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Post by: scratcher on 19:44, Sun 22 February 2009
You need to find a more suitable place for that fire extinguisher, haha.
Its looking as fresh as ever though mate. Was today the first run of the year?
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Post by: BriC on 20:38, Sun 22 February 2009
Your car is Adult Material and should not be viewed by anyone under the age of 18... i.e PORN!
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:01, Sun 22 February 2009
Quote from: "scratcher"
You need to find a more suitable place for that fire extinguisher, haha.
Its looking as fresh as ever though mate. Was today the first run of the year?


  No mate,  its been out quite a bit...looking forward to the spring/summer after the long winter  8)

  Cheers Bric!   :D
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Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 22:21, Sun 22 February 2009
Thanks For That Mate Door Cards Are a Few Pennys Did You Get The Rear Quarters Aswell.. Ive Got A Tungsten Myself And Yours Looks Soo Nice With Black Wheels
Soo Clean Aswell
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:57, Mon 23 February 2009
Quote from: "DanielSon-gtt"
Thanks For That Mate Door Cards Are a Few Pennys Did You Get The Rear Quarters Aswell.. Ive Got A Tungsten Myself And Yours Looks Soo Nice With Black Wheels
Soo Clean Aswell


 Yep,  they can also supply the rear qtrs at the same place. wheels are a nightmare to decide on... I wanted to be a bit different but not too over the top..  and they seem to fit the theme of the car quite well...but a bit of a nightmare to keep clean.  It was between these and Ronal Turbo's a while back..  but quite a few people had the Ronals already.. so I went for these  :)
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Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 01:29, Mon 23 February 2009
I Droped A Subject Up Last Week About What Wheels Because I Couldnt Decide Been Thinking About Black Wheels For A Wial And Its Been Growing On Me Soo Going To Go For Black Hopfully Ill Find A Set Of Turbines That Need Referb So I Wont Have To Ruin a Nice Set

Your Red Carpet Is Blinding Looks Apsalut Fresh As a Daisy

I Really Need a Standard Spoiler Back On Mine Looks So Much Beter Than The After Market Litter I Got Clinging On The Back Of Mine

Good Job On The Five Mate The More I Look At It The More I Fall In Love :lol:
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 04:50, Mon 23 February 2009
I'm amazed it's still that clean this time of year, i should post a picture of mine as a contrast. You can't even see the numberplate on the back, but theres not much i can do because i live in a small village and have to use the filthy lanes to get home. :(

How do you get on with the steering wheel? Does it leave you with black palms?
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Post by: GTTboost on 15:41, Mon 23 February 2009
Quote from: "DanielSon-gtt"
I Droped A Subject Up Last Week About What Wheels Because I Couldnt Decide Been Thinking About Black Wheels For A Wial And Its Been Growing On Me Soo Going To Go For Black Hopfully Ill Find A Set Of Turbines That Need Referb So I Wont Have To Ruin a Nice Set

Your Red Carpet Is Blinding Looks Apsalut Fresh As a Daisy

I Really Need a Standard Spoiler Back On Mine Looks So Much Beter Than The After Market Litter I Got Clinging On The Back Of Mine

Good Job On The Five Mate The More I Look At It The More I Fall In Love :lol:


 I saw a set of Ronal Turbo wheels painted in black with the raised 'Ronal Turbo' lettering left in polished alloy....and a polished lip around the edge of the wheel...  they looked trick!   Thats what I was planning before I got these... just an idea...and it will be different...  I saw them on a MK1 golf that was in Germany...   looks the dogs doodles!  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 15:49, Mon 23 February 2009
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
I'm amazed it's still that clean this time of year, i should post a picture of mine as a contrast. You can't even see the numberplate on the back, but theres not much i can do because i live in a small village and have to use the filthy lanes to get home. :(

How do you get on with the steering wheel? Does it leave you with black palms?



 Haha... thats handy having plates like that when you go past a speed camera... that must be a nightmare to keep it clean...  you need some anti-mud-sticking-paint  :D

 Black palms?  :lol:   No...   well happy with the wheel...its nice soft suede and feels good..   its made the steering more responsive...  I rate it one of the best things I've done so far to the car..  makes the whole car feel better and more fun to drive 10/10.
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 18:26, Mon 23 February 2009
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Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
I'm amazed it's still that clean this time of year, i should post a picture of mine as a contrast. You can't even see the numberplate on the back, but theres not much i can do because i live in a small village and have to use the filthy lanes to get home. :(

How do you get on with the steering wheel? Does it leave you with black palms?


 Haha... thats handy having plates like that when you go past a speed camera... that must be a nightmare to keep it clean...  you need some anti-mud-sticking-paint  :D

 Black palms?  :lol:   No...   well happy with the wheel...its nice soft suede and feels good..   its made the steering more responsive...  I rate it one of the best things I've done so far to the car..  makes the whole car feel better and more fun to drive 10/10.


It's a nice wheel, the reason i asked was i've heard suede steering wheels can rub off and leave your palms black.

Must just be the really sweaty people that have issues with them.  :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 19:04, Mon 23 February 2009
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
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Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
I'm amazed it's still that clean this time of year, i should post a picture of mine as a contrast. You can't even see the numberplate on the back, but theres not much i can do because i live in a small village and have to use the filthy lanes to get home. :(

How do you get on with the steering wheel? Does it leave you with black palms?


 Haha... thats handy having plates like that when you go past a speed camera... that must be a nightmare to keep it clean...  you need some anti-mud-sticking-paint  :D

 Black palms?  :lol:   No...   well happy with the wheel...its nice soft suede and feels good..   its made the steering more responsive...  I rate it one of the best things I've done so far to the car..  makes the whole car feel better and more fun to drive 10/10.

It's a nice wheel, the reason i asked was i've heard suede steering wheels can rub off and leave your palms black.

Must just be the really sweaty people that have issues with them.  :lol:


Haha..  yeh..  I think ur right...  I was going to say the same thing.. luckily I dont have sweaty palms..  but u could be right I havent noticed anything yet though.  I've had a suede steering wheel in a few other cars with no probs.  I've seen sweaty people corrode the metal plating off the gear changers before..  there are some very corrosive people out there!  :lol:  

In there deffence...  if your racing for hrs on end on a hot day..  u prob would drip all over the place  :lol:
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Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 19:31, Mon 23 February 2009
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I saw a set of Ronal Turbo wheels painted in black with the raised 'Ronal Turbo' lettering left in polished alloy....and a polished lip around the edge of the wheel...  they looked trick!   Thats what I was planning before I got these... just an idea...and it will be different...  I saw them on a MK1 golf that was in Germany...   looks the dogs doodles!  8)

I Was Seriously Thinking About Geting a Set Of Ronal Turbos But Sort Of Gone Off Them Now As Im Not Looking For A Euro Look
I Have a Set Of Venoms At The Moment Just Need a Change
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Post by: GTTboost on 15:15, Sat 28 February 2009
Keep looking at my standard alloys and thinking about painting them to match the car with a silver lip..   I had them professionally refurbed and didnt like the silver they came back with.  So just had a play... I ran out of paint   :? ...so only managed to do 2! have some more paint on order for next week...  

Heres a before and after...

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/5gttalloysbeforepaintedgrey.jpg)

after...  (they edge is still masked up but it will be silver)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/5gttgreyalloyrims.jpg)

colour match...

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/COLOURMATCH.jpg)


I'll keep the 15's and just have a swap about now and again   :)
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 00:24, Sun 01 March 2009
They look horrible!

But what you need to do is finish all 4 of them, and give them to me. :D

Seriously though, i had this idea for mine i reckon they would look nice against the red.
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Post by: GTTboost on 09:20, Sun 01 March 2009
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
They look horrible!

But what you need to do is finish all 4 of them, and give them to me. :D

Seriously though, i had this idea for mine i reckon they would look nice against the red.


 Cheers bud   :D   The place the reconned them in silver suggested doing them grey with a silver lip a year ago..  it wasnt till I got them back in silver I wish I had done them like they said..  If they dont look that good on the car..  I'll keep them as spares.  I'm still not sure how they'll look on the car but need to find out or i'll keep wondering  :?:   Just been waiting 24hrs before laquering them up..  and need a bit more paint for the others.

 Yeh,  I think on any colour they will look good..  looks like 2009 is the year of the grey and silver lip.
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Post by: GTTboost on 14:12, Sun 01 March 2009
Just stuck them on to see what they look like...

   (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/15.jpg)

     (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/12.jpg)

     I'm staying with the 15's .. I think they suit the car better...
 
     (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/rear15son.jpg)

      also...doing a back to back comparison..  the car feels like jelly on a plate compared to the 15s..  it feels a lot more planted and I could feel myself needing to be carefull when corning..  so the 15s have there job back..  :)   happy tweeking peoples  :wink:
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 14:45, Sun 01 March 2009
They look really smart.

I imagine the ruined handling might be down to the flex in the tyre walls on the standard 'balloons'

When i corner in mine i can feel it, that slight wobble when you first turn in. Push it a bit harder and you can get the back end sliding slightly for a 'shit your pants' ride.

Let go of the loud pedal at this point and you can get it backwards into a hedge, not recommended.
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 15:23, Sun 01 March 2009
hey gttboost,wheels are looking sweet bud love the colour and the two tone 8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 16:32, Sun 01 March 2009
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
They look really smart.

I imagine the ruined handling might be down to the flex in the tyre walls on the standard 'balloons'

When i corner in mine i can feel it, that slight wobble when you first turn in. Push it a bit harder and you can get the back end sliding slightly for a 'shit your pants' ride.

Let go of the loud pedal at this point and you can get it backwards into a hedge, not recommended.


Cheers ash,  yeah...I think ur spot on with that..  I forgot how well a set of low profiles perform..  they are like space hoppers compared to the 15's..lol..   I know what you mean about the 'SYP's' ride!  :lol:

I just took them off and put the 15's back on...  

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/speedlinesafterpainted.jpg)


  ...but pleased with how they turned out...I'm still going to finish the others as its good to have another option.
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Post by: GTTboost on 16:36, Sun 01 March 2009
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
hey gttboost,wheels are looking sweet bud love the colour and the two tone 8)


Cheers bazr, urs is catching up fast... u sure ur not sponsored by Lucazade?   with the speed u get things done  :D

I have just come up with another plan for what to do about wheels...  I'll see if it works out 1st  :idea:
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Post by: James5 on 16:56, Sun 01 March 2009
Mate those 13's look so sexy but as you say just crap on the handling I think you can get a 195/45/13 tyre from dunlop well you could a few years back as Steve had a set on his old tungy looked proper nice
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:15, Sun 01 March 2009
Quote from: "Jame5_GTT"
Mate those 13's look so sexy but as you say just crap on the handling I think you can get a 195/45/13 tyre from dunlop well you could a few years back as Steve had a set on his old tungy looked proper nice


Cheers bud,  when I went out to take them off I really thought they looked good... but I know I have the best wheels on now after how it handled.  Yep..   I found some 195/45/13 and thought about it... but low profiles on small wheels just look lame..  the chubby tyres actually suit the car on those wheels...  they just dont work lol.  Thanks for letting me know tho... it was a good tip! I think the best tyres are the ones Hoolio has gone for...  the r888.
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Post by: scratcher on 18:46, Sun 01 March 2009
The wheels look so cool painted up like that, Raider(ish) style.
What profile tyres do you have on the Speedlines?
I've got a set with 55's to go on tomorrow and I was wondering about the handling difference.
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Post by: BriC on 18:47, Sun 01 March 2009
Speedlines look nice :)
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Post by: GTTboost on 19:35, Sun 01 March 2009
Quote from: "scratcher"
The wheels look so cool painted up like that, Raider(ish) style.
What profile tyres do you have on the Speedlines?
I've got a set with 55's to go on tomorrow and I was wondering about the handling difference.


Hey mate,  they are 195/55/13  you can just about make it out on the side walls on the pic of the 2 wheels above.

Also the speedlines are only 5.5" wide...so not as much grip as a wider 15" wheel. It all depends what ur used to I guess.
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Post by: GTTboost on 19:45, Sun 01 March 2009
Quote from: "BriC"
Speedlines look nice :)


Thanks Bric  8)
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Post by: hoolio on 19:09, Tue 03 March 2009
Looking good G, they made up my mind for me although i want to try to get a slightly darker shade than those, i think the white will stand it.
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Post by: gtmatt on 21:26, Tue 03 March 2009
does glen not own this car any more ???
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:20, Tue 03 March 2009
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does glen not own this car any more ???


 Who's Glen?   :shock:  havent seen him around if he does..  :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:28, Tue 03 March 2009
Quote from: "hoolio"
Looking good G, they made up my mind for me although i want to try to get a slightly darker shade than those, i think the white will stand it.

 
 Cheers J  8)  it was a spare of the moment thing...  after thinking about it for a bit...  then the sun came out.... it was a receipe for something to happen.. pleased with how they turned out. Hope urs arrive soon...  8)
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Post by: gtmatt on 22:02, Wed 04 March 2009
there was a car on the rtoc just like that and a guy had it called glen , have you done all the work to the car yourself or did u buy it like that ?? so clean , did u reseal the wheel archs ?? if so what with ??
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:32, Wed 04 March 2009
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there was a car on the rtoc just like that and a guy had it called glen , have you done all the work to the car yourself or did you buy it like that ?? so clean , did you reseal the wheel archs ?? if so what with ??


Hi gtmatt,  oh I see what you meant :)  no... I've had this car over 4 years and the previous owner wasnt called Glen  :) I dont belong to rtoc  :wink:

Have a look on page 1 of this thread when I 1st restored it...the rest has been done over the years and shown along the way on this thread  :D Everything on the car was standard when I got it apart from a 4" zorst and a dump valve.

It didnt need much under the arches... just a clean up...there was no rust under the arches..  just a clean and some Hammerite was all it needed.

 8)
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Post by: gtmatt on 10:45, Thu 05 March 2009
cool mate , love the car , looks great keep up the good work mate :D
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:09, Thu 05 March 2009
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cool mate , love the car , looks great keep up the good work mate :D


Thanks matt... I can see ur a new member...  how about posting a new thread with some pics of your car in the 'Your Cars' section?  would be good to see another 5..   can never see too many  8)  I've never stopped loving these cars..  they just get better to me.
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Post by: GTTboost on 16:54, Sat 14 March 2009
Next bit to do...  getting the trim out for trimming  :)  looking forward to doing this bit...  I'm going to cover it all in suede alcantara to match the rest of the trim much better than the bare grey plastic.

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/fronttrimout.jpg)

...bit of bare naked A Pillar action...  :shock:

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/apillertrimbitsremoved.jpg)


 The worst part in the car was the gauge pods (for the SPA gauges)...  they were Supermarket quality and just made the whole front area look cheap as chips. So now they are smashed up ( :wink: ) I'm going to find some other way of mounting them to look better fitted and better quality..   thats the plan anyway.. should look a lot better.. but havent trimmed anything before so will get the best stuff for the job and hope I dont mess it up.. think it will be alright tho  8)
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Post by: scratcher on 18:03, Sat 14 March 2009
The inside will look hot with the alcantara, best of luck fitting it :)
And well done for getting all the plastics out in one peice!
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Post by: GTTboost on 18:21, Sat 14 March 2009
Quote from: "scratcher"
The inside will look hot with the alcantara, best of luck fitting it :)
And well done for getting all the plastics out in one peice!


Haha..  thanks mate..  I was worried about taking them out  (before I started)  where they fit between the dash board and the doors as its a bit of a tight squeeze in there, but after un-doing the screws and clips...  they came out on there own.. without any tug of war games..  :D  so all good!
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 00:54, Sun 15 March 2009
It's the section around the rear window thats the hardest to remove, it can crack very easily as you have to bend it slightly to get it free from the window.
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Post by: BriC on 01:21, Sun 15 March 2009
Oh god. The thought of it gets me excited.
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Post by: GTTboost on 10:48, Sun 15 March 2009
Waiting to order the bits I need to trim those plastics...  today would have been the perfect day with the sun out tho.

  Been getting the engine in shape..  but cant decide yet if I'm going for more red hoses?  This is it now...

  (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/23rdoct08afternewheadfitted1-1.jpg)

  and this is my attempt at drawing them on!  :lol:  thinking more could work...  but it could be over kill..  :?:

  (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/SAMCOSMOREREDSNEEDED1.jpg)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 15:38, Sun 15 March 2009
hey gttboost,your car just keeps gettin better every time i see it 8)  8) gonna look sweet with the retrim,i think you should go for the hose kit,it really finishes off the engine bay and there much better than the originals dont want a split hose after all that work :wink:
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Post by: scratcher on 16:54, Sun 15 March 2009
I think it looks fantastisch as it is. Or maybe black silicone. The red would be a little ott in my opinion :)
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:58, Sun 15 March 2009
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
hey gttboost,your car just keeps gettin better every time i see it 8)  8) gonna look sweet with the retrim,i think you should go for the hose kit,it really finishes off the engine bay and there much better than the originals dont want a split hose after all that work :wink:


Thanks baz,

I am hearing you with it finishing the engine bay..  its just a fine line to not go over kill..    :?:   I think I will go for it..  can always try and see..  if it looks like a explosion in a samco factory I'll just take a few off  :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 18:01, Sun 15 March 2009
Quote from: "scratcher"
I think it looks fantastisch as it is. Or maybe black silicone. The red would be a little ott in my opinion :)


I was thinking the same the other day about putting black on..  but if ur going to spend a few pennies..  might as well make it look different I spose  :wink:  thanks on the opinions mate.
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Post by: blueredblue2008 on 20:33, Sun 15 March 2009
hi bud me been looking through your build over time and what an absolutly cracking motor bud top marks to you soner  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

hows the fit on those door cards as i've been thinking bout doing the carbon type interior mate,are they screwed on?
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:05, Sun 15 March 2009
Quote from: "blueredblue2008"
hi bud me been looking through your build over time and what an absolutly cracking motor bud top marks to you soner  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

hows the fit on those door cards as i've been thinking about doing the carbon type interior mate,are they screwed on?


 Hey blueredblue,  you get the carbon supplied cut to shape but without any fixings, you can then either screw them in or any way you prefer..  but they fit perfectly and finish the doors off nicely.

 Thanks for ur comments mate  8)
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Post by: blueredblue2008 on 22:11, Sun 15 March 2009
mmmm im more interested in them now :lol:  :lol:  :lol: ,you should your hoses in red mate av got red and blue at the mo but going out all red as they go with the silver bay
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Post by: sonic-jdm on 21:28, Tue 17 March 2009
go for red fella, :wink:  but then again black would look good aswel, like you said may as well pay money to look different. keep your other ones you take off just in case 8)

if you do decide to go back to black then look on the bright side its easy to sell red hoses then black ones :wink: sorted :P

O one more thing just been reading your build and your car is MINT! in that condition il be scared of driving it or having a old lady driver behind me :?  :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 21:33, Tue 17 March 2009
Cheers guys,  Deffo going to get the red samcos..  I have seen some engine bays with a real speghetti pile of coloured hoses, I'll use a few but wont go over kill. Cheers.. for helping with my dilemma ;)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:46, Wed 18 March 2009
you know it makes sense, :lol: are you gonna get a full set,it doesnt look that bad i have all my hoses in blue and when i pull off the bonnet its like opening a treasure chest,people are blown away by how it looks samcos and chrome mmmmmmmm :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:06, Wed 18 March 2009
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
you know it makes sense, :lol: are you gonna get a full set,it doesnt look that bad i have all my hoses in blue and when i pull off the bonnet its like opening a treasure chest,people are blown away by how it looks samcos and chrome mmmmmmmm :lol:


 Yours is transformed with all ur new hoses  :wink:  looks quality.. I'll pop some more on soon as the interior is sorted out.. i'll have to work out what ones I need.. or get a kit  :wink:
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 11:03, Thu 19 March 2009
sound bud keep us posted,cant wait to see that interior finished  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 18:03, Sat 21 March 2009
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
sound bud keep us posted,cant wait to see that interior finished  8)


Just fitted new handbrake (and trimmed the carpet around it) and suede gear gaitor..  to match the rest of the trim.. (when its finished)  8)

Its was starting to get dark...  so pic is a bit dark

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/newgaitorandhandbrakelever.jpg)
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Post by: BriC on 23:33, Sat 21 March 2009
Where did you get the gator from? I need one.
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Post by: Matty on 23:54, Sat 21 March 2009
I really like what you've done with the interior! Very tastefully done! :)
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:22, Sun 22 March 2009
Quote from: "BriC"
Where did you get the gator from? I need one.


I got it on ebay :)
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:25, Sun 22 March 2009
Quote from: "Matty"
I really like what you've done with the interior! Very tastefully done! :)


Thanks Matty it feels a nice place to be in the car now..its slowly coming along 8)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 01:30, Sun 22 March 2009
hey gttboost thats lookin awsome bud cracking job 8) its gonna look mad when you got it all done 8)  8)  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 10:12, Sun 22 March 2009
Cheer bud..  planning on getting the new brakes on later.
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Post by: BriC on 11:11, Sun 22 March 2009
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "BriC"
Where did you get the gator from? I need one.

I got it on ebay :)


Link? :)
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Post by: GTTboost on 12:39, Sun 22 March 2009
Quote from: "BriC"
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Where did you get the gator from? I need one.

I got it on ebay :)

Link? :)


Tell him what you want...colour/material/logo's..  and he will make it for you.  Think it was £25 delivered. Very nice work, I got my last one from him as well.. nice quality.


http://stores.ebay.co.uk/TOP-GAITERS-BOOTS (http://stores.ebay.co.uk/TOP-GAITERS-BOOTS)
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Post by: BriC on 15:10, Sun 22 March 2009
Ordered :D
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Post by: BriC on 21:48, Thu 26 March 2009
Received it today. Very happy with it. Quite sexual infact. Time to send him some very positive feedback.
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:13, Fri 27 March 2009
Quote from: "BriC"
Received it today. Very happy with it. Quite sexual infact. Time to send him some very positive feedback.


 haha...  nice one..  its good enough to wear!  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 16:47, Sun 29 March 2009
Finally had some decent weather...  so got the alcantara out and the scissors and trimmed this up..   looks good and feels sexy..  

  Took a while to do... took my time and it worked out better than I even expected..    it should look good when everythings trimmed and back in the car..

 
(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/greysuedetrimmedpanel.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/alcantaratrimmed.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/greysuedereartrim.jpg)
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Post by: BriC on 20:31, Sun 29 March 2009
Looking damn good! Did you just glue it on? What are you going to do around the screw holes?
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Post by: GTTboost on 20:57, Sun 29 March 2009
Quote from: "BriC"
Looking damn good! Did you just glue it on? What are you going to do around the screw holes?


 Cheers BriC,  you can buy high temp upholstery glue, which is the best stuff. I've kept all the original screw hole caps I took off.. so will re-use them when it goes back on  8)
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Post by: BriC on 21:07, Sun 29 March 2009
Cool! May have to give it a go myself. Basically - If it's alright with you - I want to replicate your interior :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 21:13, Sun 29 March 2009
Quote from: "BriC"
Cool! May have to give it a go myself. Basically - If it's alright with you - I want to replicate your interior :lol:


 No worries,  but wouldnt you prefer to style and design your own ideas..  its what makes it your own  :wink: more fun that way.
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:22, Sun 29 March 2009
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Looking damn good! Did you just glue it on? What are you going to do around the screw holes?

 Cheers BriC,  you can buy high temp upholstery glue, which is the best stuff. I've kept all the original screw hole caps I took off.. so will re-use them when it goes back on  8)


Would you be able to point me in the right direction for such a glue?

I want to keep the interior standard on mine but on the rear quarter panels the fabric has come away and started to sag.
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Post by: BriC on 21:28, Sun 29 March 2009
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Cool! May have to give it a go myself. Basically - If it's alright with you - I want to replicate your interior :lol:

 No worries,  but wouldnt you prefer to style and design your own ideas..  its what makes it your own  :wink: more fun that way.


Yes.. I'm not literally going to buy everything you've bought, but I like the choices of colours and materials you have used :)
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Post by: GTTboost on 21:32, Sun 29 March 2009
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Looking damn good! Did you just glue it on? What are you going to do around the screw holes?

 Cheers BriC,  you can buy high temp upholstery glue, which is the best stuff. I've kept all the original screw hole caps I took off.. so will re-use them when it goes back on  8)

Would you be able to point me in the right direction for such a glue?

I want to keep the interior standard on mine but on the rear quarter panels the fabric has come away and started to sag.


I got advice from a trimmer...  and used this..  a very strong hold.
 
 http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/p-1554-hi ... esive.aspx (http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/p-1554-high-heat-resistant-aerosol-adhesive.aspx)
 
Hope this helps mate.
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:46, Sun 29 March 2009
Quote from: "GTTboost"
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Looking damn good! Did you just glue it on? What are you going to do around the screw holes?

 Cheers BriC,  you can buy high temp upholstery glue, which is the best stuff. I've kept all the original screw hole caps I took off.. so will re-use them when it goes back on  8)

Would you be able to point me in the right direction for such a glue?

I want to keep the interior standard on mine but on the rear quarter panels the fabric has come away and started to sag.

I got advice from a trimmer...  and used this..  a very strong hold.
 
 http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/p-1554-hi ... esive.aspx (http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/p-1554-high-heat-resistant-aerosol-adhesive.aspx)
 
Hope this helps mate.


Thankyou.  8)

Question is, will i be able to remove the carpeting from the rear cards without it stretching out of shape or tearing. Might as well give it a go, there not that great anyway.
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:07, Sun 29 March 2009
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"

Thankyou.  8)

Question is, will i be able to remove the carpeting from the rear cards without it stretching out of shape or tearing. Might as well give it a go, there not that great anyway.


 Sorry, no idea,  I've never had to remove the trim on those panels.  I would have thought it would be possible, but would prob tear if you force them as they have been on there for a few decades and the material will also be less stretchy... and more brittle to pull away.
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Post by: sparkysparks on 23:22, Sun 29 March 2009
i cant believe ive only just seen this thread. This car is absolutly amazing, i just read the whole thing.
This car belongs on a plinth for all human eyes to admire.
I bow to you GTTboost!
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:57, Sun 29 March 2009
Cheers sparky..  really appreciate it... well happy with the 5.. and even better that summer is almost here! :)
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Post by: smithsgtt on 01:03, Mon 30 March 2009
loving how your gettin on mate made me think of doing the plastics in leather now
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Post by: GTTboost on 01:20, Mon 30 March 2009
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loving how your gettin on mate made me think of doing the plastics in leather now


Thanks mate,  if its a choice between plastic and leather/alcantara...  its a done deal..  8)  looks much nicer.
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Post by: smithsgtt on 01:24, Mon 30 March 2009
ohhh well i can see the look i will get when i come home with leather to do the plastics lol

done a load all ready but still wanting to do more
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Post by: GTTboost on 01:34, Mon 30 March 2009
Quote from: "smithsgtt"
ohhh well i can see the look i will get when i come home with leather to do the plastics lol

done a load all ready but still wanting to do more


haha..   thats why we love these cars.. always something to play around with on them  8)
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Post by: smithsgtt on 01:38, Mon 30 March 2009
yip you can say that again mate lol
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 16:49, Mon 30 March 2009
hey gttboost looking the nuts mate 8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 19:06, Mon 30 March 2009
Thanks baz,  I have just had an idea.. lol..  (I have seen the ending the the Italian job too many times!)
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Post by: hoolio on 16:52, Tue 31 March 2009
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Where did you get the gator from? I need one.

I got it on ebay :)

Link? :)

Tell him what you want...colour/material/logo's..  and he will make it for you.  Think it was £25 delivered. Very nice work, I got my last one from him as well.. nice quality.


http://stores.ebay.co.uk/TOP-GAITERS-BOOTS (http://stores.ebay.co.uk/TOP-GAITERS-BOOTS)


Think i may be giving him a shout as well, mines  a bit like an old bit of cardboard now.
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 18:03, Tue 31 March 2009
:lol: qaulity film :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 20:01, Sat 04 April 2009
Quote from: "hoolio"


Think i may be giving him a shout as well, mines  a bit like an old bit of cardboard now.


 haha.. Deff worth it  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 20:06, Sat 04 April 2009
Trimmed the drivers side as well now... came out very well again.. I will get these on soon..  

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/leathersuededriverside1.jpg)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/leathersuededriverside.jpg)

  I had my seat cushions trimmed professionally in the same alcantara to match... (with some extra detail stitched in)  but after getting them back... they have been trimmed an inch too short so had to send them back to be redone...  but having the seat inserts done the same is starting to tie it all in well  8)
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Post by: James5 on 20:15, Sat 04 April 2009
I so love this car, keep up the top work matey
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:47, Sun 12 April 2009
Have started fitting some new hoses....  couldnt do anymore just now as it started raining....

This is only half way thru so these are not finished pics..  but work in progress...

 

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/redhoses0008.jpg)

 

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/redhoses0001.jpg)

 

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/redhoses0003.jpg)

 

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/redhoses0006.jpg)
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Post by: smithsgtt on 23:51, Sun 12 April 2009
love it mate looks better everytime
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Post by: OLLIe on 11:12, Mon 13 April 2009
just read this entire thread, unreal!

that is possibly the cleanest 5 ever. I can only hope mine aspires to be half as good as that!

keep up the good work :D
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 11:40, Mon 13 April 2009
hey gttboost engine bay looking good bud looks really cool with your hoses 8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 14:01, Mon 13 April 2009
Thanks very much guys...  its really enjoyable seeing it get better each time something is done.. I am really impatient and always see the bits that need doing....and not the bits that have been done!  If that makes sense...
 
Quick pic of the trim thats been fitted so far...   had to take the other seat to the trimmers to get the alcantara inserts made to match the trim panels.. will look better once there both back in..

  (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/carbonandsuedetrim.jpg)
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Post by: scratcher on 15:01, Mon 13 April 2009
I know what you mean with the seeing things that need doing and not whats done. Little bits bugg me and I never think things look complete on my car.
I thought the hoses would be too much in red before but it really works. What set did you go for in the end?
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 18:01, Mon 13 April 2009
that does look sweet with that retrim bud much better than the cheap french plastic look :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 12:55, Thu 16 April 2009
Thanks guys for the thumbs up on the work so far..  just a quick update...

I have got the seats back from trimmers... the guy has done a great job! I've had the inserts made to match the rest of the trim in alcantara..  also had some pleats added I've seen pleats like this on the very top of the range latest RS porsche seats and even the same alcantara... so thought I'd give it a try on mine... very happy indeedy!  They comfort was good before..but now  its like sitting on Britney Spears breasts they feel so good!  I got in and didnt wanna get out of them again!    :)

These will now  match the rest of the trim eventually..  8)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/seatstrimmedandpleated1.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/seatstrimmedandpleated.jpg)
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Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 13:02, Thu 16 April 2009
quick  question for you mate was the colour you used on the wheels tungsten

i cant beleve what your doing to this thing that trim looks amazing im guessing thats suade how much for a roll of the stuff..
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Post by: GTTboost on 14:00, Thu 16 April 2009
Quote from: "DanielSon-gtt"
quick  question for you mate was the colour you used on the wheels tungsten

i cant beleve what your doing to this thing that trim looks amazing im guessing thats suade how much for a roll of the stuff..


Hi Dan,  I used Hycote as it give a far better quality finish.  I have some Renault Tungsten grey, but I didnt want them the same colour (I wanted them a fraction darker)  so I went and had a look at the charts and found that Ford Palaris grey was exactly the colour I wanted.  That is the colour I used.

The alcantara is £50 per sq. meter

Many thanks
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Post by: blueredblue2008 on 20:32, Thu 16 April 2009
mmmmmmm love this thread gttboost keep it going lad :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 00:24, Fri 17 April 2009
thanks for that mate been looking at getting my hands on some speedlines and doing them that sort of style looks spot on :wink:
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 21:55, Thu 30 April 2009
hey gttboosthow things coming along looking good in your recent pics 8) remember i was telling you about that stuff you spray on your dash well ive found out its also used for ice systems bass boxes etc,instead of trimming the boxes they spray them,so any place that sells that equitment should have it mate
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Post by: GTTboost on 01:28, Fri 01 May 2009
Hey thanks baz ...  ur a legend :)  I have done a bit more... its getting there slowly... hope all is good ur side mate.. take it easy dude ;)
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Post by: scratcher on 20:34, Fri 01 May 2009
Where's the photos of the new bits you've done? This is my Eastenders, haha.

That polaris grey from ford it the colour of the dash in my Sport KA, I needed a facia plate sprayed and with the colour name, code and chart they couldn't do it and had to get someone to colour match it, how rediculous.
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 18:28, Sun 03 May 2009
hey gttboost no problem mate,hope you find a place that stocks it,it looks well cool when its done  8)
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Post by: BriC on 22:20, Wed 03 June 2009
Done much recently / fancy taking some more pics for me to perve over? :D
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Post by: GTTboost on 20:26, Fri 05 June 2009
Hey Bric,  nothing for the moment..  will do when i get some to post.

 Hope all is going well with ur 5   8)  keep up the good work.
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Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 01:40, Mon 08 June 2009
come on gtt boost i want to see this interior  :shock:  :lol:
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Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 22:39, Mon 08 June 2009
quick question where do you source your alloy pipes like the one you have on you top rad hose and so on
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Post by: GTTboost on 12:44, Tue 09 June 2009
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quick question where do you source your alloy pipes like the one you have on you top rad hose and so on


 The rad pipe is made by GT Tuning and the other one from Demon Tweeks..  measure the gap and the size of the pipe and they have a list of all the variations..  so its easy to find the one you need  8)
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Post by: xenon on 21:08, Thu 23 July 2009
superb work which you have to complete on your GRAY GT  :P

are your panel of door in genuine carbon ?  :twisted:
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Post by: GTTboost on 18:33, Tue 18 August 2009
Thanks for the praise guys... really appreciate it...  sorry these were a bit late...  but u might be able to tell...  it wasnt a 5 minute job...  

  Here are some of my new interior pics,  now its all come together you can kind of see where I was going with it.... ts a great place to sit now..  

 I think pretty much everything has been touched...  nothing was left original..  even if it was just the finish.. it was changed..

 
(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/carbonsuedeleathertrimjuly2009co-2.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/carbonsuedeleathertrimjuly2009co-3.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/carbonsuedeleathertrimjuly2009co-7.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/interiorcompletedJuly18th2009b.jpg)
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Post by: scratcher on 22:47, Tue 18 August 2009
Woah, someone's been busy. I like the carbon touches. Have you covered the dial surround bits too?
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:52, Tue 18 August 2009
Quote from: "scratcher"
Woah, someone's been busy. I like the carbon touches. Have you covered the dial surround bits too?



Hey Scratcher..hows ur 5 coming along? Thanks mate,  Yes.... I gave those a little tweek and a tuck to match in with the rest  :)
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Post by: scratcher on 14:39, Wed 19 August 2009
Cool, I noticed they blended in. Do you have any more pictures of them and the other bits you've done?
It look really good.
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:14, Wed 19 August 2009
Thanks mate,  Those pics I took the battery died as i took the last shot.. will get some when i can.

   Have a further away pic...

   (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/5-2.jpg)

   Cheers take it easy   8)
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Post by: zmangtt on 19:16, Wed 19 August 2009
holy crap that is a superb example mate i wouldnt let people near mine if it was as tidy as that!!! P
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Post by: BriC on 11:54, Thu 20 August 2009
OMG that's nice :D
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Post by: H150GTT on 15:31, Thu 20 August 2009
Its not a car..  Its a mirror!!!  :lol:
Looking really well lad..
You couldnt have much left to do now?
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Post by: GTTboost on 15:26, Fri 21 August 2009
lol..  cheers  :lol:

 The engine bay has come together more now..still have bits left to do.. just a few new pics..

  (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/enginesideaugust2009.jpg)

 
  (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/enginepicaugust2009.jpg)
 
  Happy boosting guys...take care  8)
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Post by: James5 on 15:35, Fri 21 August 2009
I so love this car, keep up the good work
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 01:54, Thu 03 September 2009
hey gttboost car is looking amazing bud,what have you been up to havent heard from you for a while
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Post by: GTTboost on 10:08, Thu 03 September 2009
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
hey gttboost car is looking amazing bud,what have you been up to havent heard from you for a while


Having fun with girls and the car hasnt been neglected so thats happy too..  :wink:   good to hear from u mate..sounds like u have been having some fun urself  :D   thanks for the kudos... take care mate.
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Post by: mikebrfc on 19:12, Thu 03 September 2009
Can only really say one thing, MINT
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Post by: Sangin on 19:28, Thu 03 September 2009
Just a quick one mate. Looking at doing my door cards as they ARE looking 20 year old. Did you have yours made or self help? Cheers in advance
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 23:37, Fri 04 September 2009
have that bud  :lol:
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Post by: r5matt on 00:55, Sat 05 September 2009
I cant not but echo everything thats been said in all this thread lovely example of a 5 gt and one i admire greatly , Good Determination , sacrifice , patience I never quite made it this far ! But am glad to see some ones put in some serious over time to allow us the oppotunerty to view such a wonderfull 5

All the best Lad
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:49, Sat 05 September 2009
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Just a quick one mate. Looking at doing my door cards as they ARE looking 20 year old. Did you have yours made or self help? Cheers in advance


 Hi Sangin,  the carbon door cards come from Performance trim...  I think I popped a link up on here for there website a few pages back.. but easy to find on the web.. hope this helps  :wink:

 I got some of the scuttle panels as well...  

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/scuttlecarbonbits.jpg)
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:52, Sat 05 September 2009
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I cant not but echo everything thats been said in all this thread lovely example of a 5 gt and one i admire greatly , Good Determination , sacrifice , patience I never quite made it this far ! But am glad to see some ones put in some serious over time to allow us the oppotunerty to view such a wonderfull 5

All the best Lad



Thanks for the kind replies..  cheers for the praise much apprecaited  8)
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Post by: Sangin on 18:41, Sat 05 September 2009
I found them through ebay. Just wondering how easy they were to fix etc. Cheers
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Post by: GTTboost on 18:54, Mon 07 September 2009
Quote from: "Sangin"
I found them through ebay. Just wondering how easy they were to fix etc. Cheers



 hey mate...  u'll be fine... they fit straight on no probs..  the only tricky bit is the bar that connects the door handle/to open the door...   u will see it will need to be adjusted slightly to line up as the handle willl now be flush to the door card...  but take ur time and u will find after u've done the 1st one the other side will take about 2 minutes!  will be worth it as they really do look good when there on.

Hope this helps  8) take care mate.
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Post by: 5teve L on 19:25, Mon 07 September 2009
Looking sweeeeet, love the carbon :cool:
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Post by: Sangin on 20:46, Mon 07 September 2009
Spot on m8 cheers, will post when i ve bought,(tried to fix and stopped throwing tools ! LOL)
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:17, Sat 10 October 2009
Cheers guys..  

 Small change...fitted some cooling ducts in the front where the fogs used to sit..

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/ducts00.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/frontducts.jpg)


  Take care of your 5's folks.
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Post by: OLLIe on 01:36, Sat 10 October 2009
oh i do like that...

come to think of it, i just love that entire car
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 23:44, Thu 15 October 2009
hey gttboost,see your still adding little touches :lol: like them ducts very much,car is lookin stunning as always,is she gonna be garaged over the winter mate? 8)
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Post by: r5matt on 13:25, Fri 16 October 2009
Question my friend ,what that motor looking gizmo situated on the drivers side scuttle panel
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:56, Sat 17 October 2009
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
hey gttboost,see your still adding little touches :lol: like them ducts very much,car is lookin stunning as always,is she gonna be garaged over the winter mate? 8)


 Hey Baz mate,  thanks for the kudos on the air ducts..  I was going off the yellow fogs... and these kind of things are super easy to put back anytime.. so just a bit of playing really :)  yes..  unless its a nice day.. shes always garaged  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:57, Sat 17 October 2009
Quote from: "r5matt"
Question my friend ,what that motor looking gizmo situated on the drivers side scuttle panel


 Hey matt,   thats the water injection pump (aquamist).
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:58, Sat 17 October 2009
Just a back shot...  theres a fine line in being tastefull or chavving these cars up...so you have to be carefull and know when to stop..  

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/dash002.jpg)
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Post by: Bass J on 12:43, Sat 17 October 2009
ive been following this project ...this car looks fookin mint!! niceone :D
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:43, Sun 25 October 2009
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ive been following this project ...this car looks fookin mint!! niceone :D

 Cheers Bass J   8)   its been worth all the blood sweat and tears...  can think of a few times in the middle of winter I've been laying under it cleaning bits nobody will ever see wondering what the hell I was doing! But had to be done.

 Just put the original red decals back on...  I felt it needed them back on to give it back its 80's retro looks..

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/oct2009005.jpg)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/5reddecs.jpg)

 Enjoy boosting.. take care.
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 04:43, Mon 26 October 2009
hey mr boost,lookin amazing mate,is she finished now? :lol: or is that a silly question,are you gonna enjoy for a bit or is she gonna be tucked away for winter?
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Post by: GTTboost on 16:50, Mon 07 December 2009
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
hey mr boost,lookin amazing mate,is she finished now? :lol: or is that a silly question,are you gonna enjoy for a bit or is she gonna be tucked away for winter?

 Hey baz mate,  havent been on for a few months soz for my late reply.  Haha.. yes thats a good question..  how many times have I said 'thats it now'   :wink:   the tungy is tucked up in the garage and been sleeping under a blanket in the warm....bit like me really!  :)

 Only slight idea I've had is fitting some 16's as I like the look of the lower '40' profile tyres and the arches being filled a bit more .... wheels are easy to swap and change... so its never a problem to change them in 5 mins if they dont look how you plan.. but I was thinking about a change to something like the oz alloys?

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/16inchozsupertlookawesomecoolreddec.jpg)

  But a bit unsure if they look a bit 'boy racer'  so maybe its just one of those flash in a pan ideas..  the car has been awesome this year loved driving it in the summer ...completely fault free for the whole year again..  awesome!  8)   hope ur doing good dude!  Happy xmas everyone...and have a good 2010!   :wink:
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 18:55, Mon 07 December 2009
hey bud no problem im the same bud been really busy decorating the nursery my baby is due on the 16th so its all a bit hecktick,still managing to do a bit of the 5 on the side  :lol: my plan was too tuck mine away aswell but found out my garage is soaking with all this rain and its all damp so im defo not parking her in there rather it sat outside,

as for your wheels defo go 16s just fills em arches nicely not to big not too small,just have a gander on my page bud for insperation  :lol: im running 195 40 16s they do look nice,especially in ozs or the old hockenhiems ,well have a good crimbo and new year bud and ill catch you soon
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Post by: GTTboost on 13:23, Mon 25 January 2010
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
hey bud no problem im the same bud been really busy decorating the nursery my baby is due on the 16th so its all a bit hecktick,still managing to do a bit of the 5 on the side  :lol: my plan was too tuck mine away aswell but found out my garage is soaking with all this rain and its all damp so im defo not parking her in there rather it sat outside,

as for your wheels defo go 16s just fills em arches nicely not to big not too small,just have a gander on my page bud for insperation  :lol: im running 195 40 16s they do look nice,especially in ozs or the old hockenhiems ,well have a good crimbo and new year bud and ill catch you soon

How's the new one baz?  congrats dude   :D  

I've got the new wheels now mate,  but will keep them boxed till the spring/summer...yes same size tyres as yours  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 13:10, Sun 31 January 2010
Something different..

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/Random%20Stuff/carbonzorst.jpg)
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Post by: linni on 00:51, Tue 02 February 2010
just sat here and read the whole thread  :D
congrats dude that really is a minter.id be very proud of that car if i was you
amount of effort and hard work you've put into ur 5 is inspirational
makes me want to get of my arse and crack on with mine haha
keep us updated 8)
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Post by: madmax on 22:15, Wed 10 February 2010
Not sure if anyone has asked this - there is obviously a price on everything so how much would you sell it for???? :)
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:54, Thu 11 February 2010
Quote from: "linni"
just sat here and read the whole thread  :D
congrats dude that really is a minter.id be very proud of that car if i was you
amount of effort and hard work you've put into your 5 is inspirational
makes me want to get of my arse and crack on with mine haha
keep us updated 8)

Thanks linni,  Its been a long journey to get it this far...  almost made it to the end now..   I want to get the rear interior of the car trimmed at some point... with some more carbon and suede.. just deciding on how I'm going to do it.. so it looks as good as the front...I think it should be looking nice when its all done.

Good luck with yours...  take your time and make it as good as you can...and it will look great!  8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 22:59, Thu 11 February 2010
Quote from: "madmax"
Not sure if anyone has asked this - there is obviously a price on everything so how much would you sell it for???? :)

 Hi Madmax,   I'd swap it for the winning lottery numbers! as long as it was a roll over week! lol  8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: James5 on 23:27, Thu 11 February 2010
How do you keep the bodywork so shiny
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 00:05, Fri 12 February 2010
Quote from: "James5"
How do you keep the bodywork so shiny

   I use this in a bucket with warm water... and it just gives it a nice deep gloss shine like its been polished.. just leather the car dry and your all done  8)

   http://www.waxamomo.co.uk/productcart/p ... category=3 (http://www.waxamomo.co.uk/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=122&idcategory=3)

   In between washes....  you can use a quick detailer...

   http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/detailing ... d_361.html (http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/detailing-sprays/meguiars-ultimate-quik-detailer/prod_361.html)

   If you feel the paint every few months you can feel if the surface has any contaminants  stuck on the surface.. which a wash wont be able to remove on its own,  so then I use a Clay bar...


  http://www.waxamomo.co.uk/productcart/p ... Category=4 (http://www.waxamomo.co.uk/productcart/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=4)

  ..it looks like glass once its been done....like new again..  8)  if you havent used it before it looks tricky but it is really very easy to use once you have given it a try. You can use it on the glass and wheels as well... but throw it away once your finished with it.

 After all that...if your still feeling like some more shine...   I find Autoglym is very good and easy to remove.  You need to seal the paint after its been clayed so it will need a wax afterwards to protect the newly cleaned paintwork.  This will seal the paint and wax it at the same time..

  http://www.directcarparts.co.uk/buy-car ... 20925.html (http://www.directcarparts.co.uk/buy-car-accessories/auto-glym-extra-gloss-325ml-p-20925.html)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: Ash-Lee on 08:12, Fri 12 February 2010
Autoglym Super Resin Polish is ideal for applying by hand as well before you put the EGP on. Theres a lot of fillers in it, perfect for hiding most of the swirl marks if you have any.

It lasts about 3 months on mine, but mines red and we all know what happens to red in the sun.  :(
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 16:07, Sun 14 February 2010
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Autoglym Super Resin Polish is ideal for applying by hand as well before you put the EGP on. Theres a lot of fillers in it, perfect for hiding most of the swirl marks if you have any.

It lasts about 3 months on mine, but mines red and we all know what happens to red in the sun.  :(

  Yes...  ASRP is good stuff Ash  8)

  I had a red one..  but it was washed and polished daily that thing! Surprised i had any paint left on it..   :roll:   its a Great colour!  8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 22:56, Fri 19 February 2010
I've got a craving for some factory looks again...  so I'm putting the speedines back to silver... (already done that bit)  and going to raise the suspension back up.   I might use the coilovers (front) to do this as it will give a firmer ride still even with a slight raise in height.  I'm going to put the rear wiper back on...original yellow fogs back on, a more standard looking exhaust and also looking at a few other changes inside the car. (as factory fresh as possible from the outside)

  I just want a change from the boy racer look (for this year anyway  :lol:  ) and you just cant beat the factory styling..  the older they get the better they seem to look to me!  8)

  I might just go full on raised back to factory standard height again...

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/Some%20Pics%20of%20my%20Old%20Cars/my5clean.jpg)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: H150GTT on 00:42, Sat 20 February 2010
LOL!!!!!
You dont know what to be doing lad  :lol:
You be safer buying a second 5 and restore it back to original so you can get the best of both worlds..    :wink:
You know you want too!!! lol
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 16:14, Sat 20 February 2010
Quote from: "H150GTT"
LOL!!!!!
You dont know what to be doing lad  :lol:
You be safer buying a second 5 and restore it back to original so you can get the best of both worlds..    :wink:
You know you want too!!! lol

haha  :lol:   thats why I have a 5gtt  :wink:    These cars are great for changing around. I changed all the bits I wanted in a few hours...  painted to rest of the wheels silver again and fitted the fogs back on... looks nice and factory again now, pleased I have the original decals back on.  Only the ride height to think about and thats it...(I like it this height now I've seen it) all done in a few hours...until I fancy a change again, good fun  :lol:

Just got the refreshed speedlines back on..  they look like they just come out there box from the factory..

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/14a.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/13a.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/5speedlines.jpg)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: Benj88 on 12:58, Mon 22 February 2010
Propa love this car mate, my tungys fairy clean but this is just the top dog! Wot bhp is it running?
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 18:08, Mon 22 February 2010
Quote from: "Benj88"
Propa love this car mate, my tungys fairy clean but this is just the top dog! what bhp is it running?

 Thanks Ben  :)   I dont know but I'll take it to somewhere this summer just for interest and see.  The last time I had it rolling roaded was about 4 years ago on the old engine.. it didnt even have an uprated fuel pump back then but was 176bhp.  Has had quite a lot done since then.
 
  I'd be happy to see around 180-190 though.  It never lets me down and love it how it is now..  8)  

  I cant remember how much it was I removed in weight from the car, when I put the new trim in.. but it was around 40kg (or more) which really made a difference to the way it handles/stops and go's
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: Benj88 on 18:52, Mon 22 February 2010
Ideal mate! Iv got pictures of this on me compuiter off years ago my mate sent me a link, I couldn't believe how clean it was! mines totaly standard with a group n clutch and uprated leads.. So iv got quite a bit of work to do! Lol

I don't no loads about how to do things yet but hopefully get a bit of help on here, i'm guna start a progress thread now.. Bit tricky doin everything on an iPhone me internets broke :/ lol
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 22:11, Mon 22 February 2010
Quote from: "Benj88"
Ideal mate! Iv got pictures of this on me compuiter off years ago my mate sent me a link, I couldn't believe how clean it was! mines totaly standard with a group n clutch and uprated leads.. So iv got quite a bit of work to do! Lol

I don't no loads about how to do things yet but hopefully get a bit of help on here, i'm guna start a progress thread now.. Bit tricky doin everything on an iPhone me internets broke :/ lol

 Well with engine tuning or setting up the fueling etc.  I leave that to the tuner (ex. BB Tuning guy)  I dont touch anything interally... (I mean the engine incase that sounds bad!  :lol: ) thats why its been so reliable  :D  

 The bolt on bits and tidying up and re-trim takes long enough as it is...  so have been busy with that most of the time I've owned it.  Yours is a great start with how it is now... so look forward to hearing how its going  8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: Benj88 on 23:11, Mon 22 February 2010
Or yeh a no that mate a just mean wot order to do things and the limits of reliability. I found this website called engine-dynamics? It said someone from bbt works there.. I use to always go on the website and look at the yellow speck engine and stuf lol, your interior is unreal, a lad lives near me with them in his mrk 4 golf it's had a few features mint seats!!
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: 5-Mission on 01:03, Tue 23 February 2010
I've been following your thread a bit lately GTTboost but only from near the end, so I went to the beginning and I have to say you have a definite modding and cleaning OCD!! :lol: Unbelievable how you manage to keep it so utterly mint?! Not just the body, interior and engine bay but every last square mil! You must be gutted if you take it out and it unexpectedly starts raining - dirt could get on the underneath!  :!:    :lol:
No seriously though, you've done an amazing job, well done.. have you taken it to many shows and won concours competetions? For me the engine bay is probably the most impressive part -some serious cash invested there.
I'd love to be able to get to the stage where I can do some of the stuff you have again, the chassis and sill repairs on mine and the lack of space are making progress move along at a snail's pace. I've owned it for nearly 10 years as well - should've kept an eye on these things when I 1st got it :roll:  :lol:
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 10:50, Tue 23 February 2010
Quote from: "Benj88"
Or yeh a no that mate a just mean what order to do things and the limits of reliability. I found this website called engine-dynamics? It said someone from bbt works there.. I use to always go on the website and look at the yellow speck engine and stuf lol, your interior is unreal, a lad lives near me with them in his mrk 4 golf it's had a few features mint seats!!

 I used to check out all the goodies and dream of what bits I was going to buy!  :)  I havent been to Engine-Dynamics but I have heard of them.   8)  once you start doing bits it's never ending..  but when its all done its worth it  :)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 11:01, Tue 23 February 2010
Quote from: "5-Mission"
I've been following your thread a bit lately GTTboost but only from near the end, so I went to the beginning and I have to say you have a definite modding and cleaning OCD!! :lol: Unbelievable how you manage to keep it so utterly mint?! Not just the body, interior and engine bay but every last square mil! You must be gutted if you take it out and it unexpectedly starts raining - dirt could get on the underneath!  :!:    :lol:
No seriously though, you've done an amazing job, well done.. have you taken it to many shows and won concours competetions? For me the engine bay is probably the most impressive part -some serious cash invested there.
I'd love to be able to get to the stage where I can do some of the stuff you have again, the chassis and sill repairs on mine and the lack of space are making progress move along at a snail's pace. I've owned it for nearly 10 years as well - should've kept an eye on these things when I 1st got it :roll:  :lol:

 haha...  yes I think your right about the OCD cleaning thing.  I was out there with a toothbrush cleaning bits at one stage! I am in recovery now!  :lol:

 No,  I am not into trophies..  I used to be good at sport and when I won trophies I didnt even want to collect them... I have a Tesco bag of them in the attic.  I dont know why but its never interested me in collecting trophies.  You will find the guys judging those things drive cars you wouldnt want to own anyway..lol  :lol:    I just do it because I like it :)

 Good luck with yours,  theres no hurry though and you will find time to do those bits eventually..  will be worth it when its all done  8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 18:31, Tue 23 February 2010
Quote from: "5-Mission"
I've been following your thread a bit lately GTTboost but only from near the end, so I went to the beginning and I have to say you have a definite modding and cleaning OCD!! :lol:

I was just clearing off my memory stick and have some pics I didnt post of the engine..  it made me think of what you was saying...  you might be right after all!  :lol:  

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/engineclean.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/enginetop-2.jpg)

 Pleased to say I wont be needing too much swarfega anymore... its around about now you start looking forward to the spring/summer.. to get it boosting about a bit   8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: 5-Mission on 20:26, Tue 23 February 2010
How much does it owe you? You'd never believe I'd spent £3k on mine looking at it!
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: Benj88 on 20:29, Tue 23 February 2010
Quality mate! Bet uv got some parts lying about in your garage! Lol, a bought some autoglym fabric spray tonight and cleand my carpets and seats it's worked great! Wot intercooler is that? Iv seen them on cars 5s but don't no were sell them..?
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: Austin-182 on 17:47, Wed 24 February 2010
This os class.looked at ur thread on clio sport mate
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 20:13, Wed 24 February 2010
Quote from: "5-Mission"
How much does it owe you? You'd never believe I'd spent £3k on mine looking at it!

 A little bit more than I'd like  :?

 Yes, I can believe it   :wink:  its far to easy to do that.
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 20:23, Wed 24 February 2010
Quote from: "Benj88"
Quality mate! Bet uv got some parts lying about in your garage! Lol, a bought some autoglym fabric spray tonight and cleand my carpets and seats it's worked great! what intercooler is that? Iv seen them on cars 5s but don't no were sell them..?

 I have a few lucky dips in the garage.. you want to buy a raffle ticket?  :D

 Thats good stuff..  I have always been amazed how well you can clean these carpets up... considering there 20+ years old.  I'm sure they dont look this good when there new.

  I've gone back to a grey carpet now (after the black one)  and was lucky to find a decent one that just needed a quick clean up and it looks like new again.  The red one's you need sunglasses after cleaning them!  8)

  I got mine from K-Tec ...its a Pace charge cooler.

  I've put my rear wiper back on again now... so I can wave at the cars behind me when I go past  :lol:


  Cheers Austin-182  :)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 21:21, Wed 24 February 2010
Hey gttboost like the way your taking the looks back to standard you know it looks better I was woundering what kind of silver you sprayed the wheels as mine need a referb
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: Benj88 on 21:44, Wed 24 February 2010
Haha yeh mate il have 20 tickets please!

Did tungys come standard with grey or red carpets? A love your black one.. I think i would prefer a black or dark grey one. I'm still thinking about wot to do with my interior, I was thinking about tweeding the door cards similar colour to the standard colour but subtley change the look.. I would leave your interior how it is mate it's so cool

il post a pic up on me thread of my interior it worked really gud! Smells fresh too lol
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 23:54, Wed 24 February 2010
Quote from: "DanielSon-gtt"
Hey gttboost like the way your taking the looks back to standard you know it looks better I was woundering what kind of silver you sprayed the wheels as mine need a referb

 Thanks Dan,  yeh..  I took a trip to the local car shop and all they had was Alloy wheel spray paint and it looked okay so I did a test spray and it worked out how I wanted it to.  It doesnt say what colour silver it is on the can, its just an alloy wheel paint.  Hope this helps.

 If yours need a refurb,  you might be better off having a specialist take care of them to bring them back to 'as new' again.  I had mine professionally refurbed a while back to remove any scuffs..   so they only needed a colour change this time which was quite easy.
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 00:06, Thu 25 February 2010
Quote from: "Benj88"
Haha yeh mate il have 20 tickets please!

Did tungys come standard with grey or red carpets? A love your black one.. I think i would prefer a black or dark grey one. I'm still thinking about what to do with my interior, I was thinking about tweeding the door cards similar colour to the standard colour but subtley change the look.. I would leave your interior how it is mate it's so cool

il post a pic up on me thread of my interior it worked really gud! Smells fresh too lol

Mine came with a Red carpet as standard (like yours did) but I think some of the Tungy's did come with Grey as standard..  I think Renault just decided what they had in stock when they put them together when they were new.

Raiders came with Black as standard.

I wont be changing mine again :) a few months ago I changed it from red to black and then to grey...lol  and sticking with the grey now  :)

This was mine before I fitted it...

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/greycarpet.jpg)


P.S  I'll post your tickets tommz! Thanks for your fast order!!  8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: Benj88 on 00:15, Thu 25 February 2010
Looks in good nick! Were did you find that then mate? I'm goin to get a price for my doorcards tomorrow and mebys look at a few different materials :) so are you putting the standard seats back in etc?
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 00:36, Thu 25 February 2010
Quote from: "Benj88"
Looks in good nick! Were did you find that then mate? I'm goin to get a price for my doorcards tomorrow and mebys look at a few different materials :) so are you putting the standard seats back in etc?

 I got mine from CGB,  I think he's got quite a few there to choose from if you wanted one. The only reason I changed mine was to match the suede trim.  No,  I just wanted the standard looks on the outside again...  the good thing is with the exterior is you can just change a few bits and its back to looking standard again..  all I have done is re-fit the fogs/speedlines/red decals/rear wiper  8)

 Its like having a different car in half a day of changing a few bits  :)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 00:45, Thu 25 February 2010
What does a referb actually consist of do they fill the scuffs or just sand them out I'm sure it can't be hard to do myself ..?
Mine also has a grey carpet think that came standard maybe the grey ones came with the none decaled 5s
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: Benj88 on 02:20, Thu 25 February 2010
Your right mate! A mite buy a grey one just to have incase I feel like changing it!

My wheels were a bit scuffd I got them powdercoated, payd 180 it's well worth it, they dip them in acid so it strips everything off then if there's any scuffs/curb marks they fill them in, then paint them and pick them up the same day :)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 17:04, Thu 25 February 2010
Do they just use body filler for this or is it proper alloy wheel filler sorry to be filling up your thread with this gttboost
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 19:11, Thu 25 February 2010
Quote from: "DanielSon-gtt"
Do they just use body filler for this or is it proper alloy wheel filler sorry to be filling up your thread with this gttboost

 hey dan,  its not body filler, its called 'Bondo Spot Putty' and I think Halfords sell it.

 Here's a link to show you the process of repairing kerbed alloys..  the end result would be much better to pay to have them done though, as you cant get the same result with an aerosole can..  but it can still look good if you take your time and do a good job of it  8)

http://www.autopia-carcare.com/realwhda.html (http://www.autopia-carcare.com/realwhda.html)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: Ash-Lee on 20:11, Thu 25 February 2010
My 'H' Plate Tungy came with grey carpet.
My 'F' Plate Tungy came with red carpet.

Maybe they ditched the red carpet on later models?
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: 5teve L on 20:19, Thu 25 February 2010
Sorry to everyone else but this Is the best Renault 5 GT Turbo on here, maybe even in the country !
Love it, makes me want another one sooo bad.. but then I look out the window... hehe.
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: Ash-Lee on 20:22, Thu 25 February 2010
Quote from: "5teve L"
Sorry to everyone else but this Is the best Renault 5 GT Turbo on here, maybe even in the country !
Love it, makes me want another one sooo bad.. but then I look out the window... hehe.

Oh Steve, one day something expensive is going to break and it will all end in tears. To prevent any future distress i would gladly swop your 5.....................































...........for my Saab.  :lol:
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: 5teve L on 20:30, Thu 25 February 2010
When it breaks, yeah sure, no probs  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 21:39, Sun 28 February 2010
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
My 'H' Plate Tungy came with grey carpet.
My 'F' Plate Tungy came with red carpet.

Maybe they ditched the red carpet on later models?

Same here.. I had an H Tungy that had a grey carpet...it may have been an option when they were ordered new from Reno. Like sunroofs were etc.
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 21:45, Sun 28 February 2010
Quote from: "5teve L"
Sorry to everyone else but this Is the best Renault 5 GT Turbo on here, maybe even in the country !
Love it, makes me want another one sooo bad.. but then I look out the window... hehe.

 Cheers Steve,  I hear you...  when I sold my last one I missed not having it there.  But the 5 you have now...  is made for you!    8)   looks awesome mate!
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 21:02, Tue 09 March 2010
Sorry guys to bombared you with a few more pics...I'm sure u've seen enough, but as it was sunny for 1 day last weekend...  I managed to get a few with the speedlines fitted..

  Some old skool styling..

  (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/speedlinesmarch2010sideview.jpg)

   (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/sidespeedlines2010.jpg)

    (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/tyres.jpg)

    (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/turbodecals.jpg)

     (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/speedlinesfront.jpg)

      (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/speedlinesonmarch2010.jpg)

       (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/speedlinesmarch2010fitted.jpg)

        (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/speedsfittedmarch2010.jpg)
 
       (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/open6.jpg)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: scratcher on 21:47, Tue 09 March 2010
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Sorry guys to bombared you with a few more pics...I'm sure u've seen enough

I could never see enough photos of your car! Its truely amazing.
I love how you change it around so much, it keeps it exciting and fresh  8)  :lol:
The wheels and decals look spot on  :D
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: OLLIe on 00:21, Wed 10 March 2010
Quote from: "5teve L"
Sorry to everyone else but this Is the best Renault 5 GT Turbo on here, maybe even in the country !
Love it, makes me want another one sooo bad.. but then I look out the window... hehe.


i get what steve is saying here....

but then i look out the window and see this :

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs463.ash1/25433_339895247108_514352108_3952885_2583048_n.jpg)

u cant see it...but the white 5 is just lurking behind the evo ;) that makes me smile everyday.... it would take something with the amount of fuel it takes :(



i always check this thread everytime i log on.. and everytime i bloody love it
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: Maxwell on 00:31, Wed 10 March 2010
fail ollie :P

this tungy is the nicest r5 i have ever seen! ollie will even tell you, raider or not, i have always lusted over tungys and wanted my first r5 to be one - but ended up with a red one ffs!

but absolute credit to you, ya lucky bastard lmfao!!!!
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: FSP on 11:00, Wed 10 March 2010
When I saw your 5 here (like 2 years ago?) I decided to get myself one! First I only wanted tungy but then i bougt silver wich now I think is best color for 5  :D
Your 5 is...  :shock:
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 12:28, Fri 12 March 2010
Thanks folks 8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GRA on 13:33, Fri 12 March 2010
Best colour !
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: James5 on 22:42, Sun 21 March 2010
Agree this is by far the best 5 on here sorry.  I look forward to this thread and watch carefully for update pics.  

Oh before I forget my tungy has a grey carpet the orginal plate is a 1990 G registration.
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 18:07, Wed 23 March 2011
Quote from: "James5"
Agree this is by far the best 5 on here sorry.  I look forward to this thread and watch carefully for update pics.  

Oh before I forget my tungy has a grey carpet the orginal plate is a 1990 G registration.

cheers James!  good choice of carpet..  think I must have gone through all the colours by now lol.

 Soz havent posted for a bit..  had other things happening.  It was the 1st sunniest day in 2011 today..  so the 5 is alive and waiting to hit the streets!  The winter was the longest one ever..  hopefully it stays like this now for a while  8)

 The 5's just had everything I had that was awaiting to be fitted (from boxes of bits I had bought and wrapped up in the loft)  last week had a new uprated clutch as the last one that only covered a few hundred miles was faulty but there was no warranty.. so to make it right I had a new uprated one fitted for 2011 which should last a long time to come with my granny shifting.  Just had a new Timing chain and tensioner.. the chrome water pump is now on and looks great in there.  A shiney grear box casing and few other little bits to finish all the engine bits off.. (I really mean its finished this time!!  :lol: ) and the only part of the braking system I hadnt re-newed was a new brake master cylinder..  so thats just been fitted and the brakes feel spot on now.. the car runs and sounds super smooth and just a real pleasure to drive. over the winter in had a new engine rebuilt from scratch and not missing out anything, so its better than its ever been.  I'll need to run the engine in again as it hasnt done any miles over the last 6 months.  

 Just rolled the 5 out to see the light!  

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/my5sidemarch2011picy.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/march2011engine.jpg)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/my5march2011.jpg)
 
 happy boosting folks  8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 18:13, Thu 24 March 2011
Just took a nice pic of the paint..   looks like the paints wet  :)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/wetgloss.jpg)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: small_all@hotmail.com on 18:36, Thu 24 March 2011
i think thats dribble  :lol:
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:36, Thu 24 March 2011
Ooooooooooo, i'm not jealous, not at all.  8)

Is this the only R5 where the indicators fit correctly?  :lol:
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:20, Fri 25 March 2011
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"

Is this the only R5 where the indicators fit correctly?  :lol:

Im glad im not the only one who has shite fitting indicators  :lol:

Lovely car you got there tho fella ooooh its gorgeous.
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: Ash-Lee on 11:24, Sat 26 March 2011
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"

Is this the only R5 where the indicators fit correctly?  :lol:

Im glad im not the only one who has shite fitting indicators  :lol:

Lovely car you got there though fella ooooh its gorgeous.

I can't get mine to fit properly, i locate the spring and they just find there own position.

I have clear ones so maybe there poor copies?
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 13:28, Sun 27 March 2011
Quote from: "small_all@hotmail.com"
i think thats dribble  :lol:
haha.. I've got a seperate bucket for the dribble!  :lol:
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: DanMay on 23:03, Sun 27 March 2011
Beautiful looking machine!!
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: bazr5gtt on 04:59, Mon 28 March 2011
hey gttboost how the hell are you? :D your car is as always looking at its very best :lol: any news mate? 8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 01:41, Tue 29 March 2011
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"

Is this the only R5 where the indicators fit correctly?  :lol:

Im glad im not the only one who has shite fitting indicators  :lol:

Lovely car you got there though fella ooooh its gorgeous.

I can't get mine to fit properly, i locate the spring and they just find there own position.

I have clear ones so maybe there poor copies?

You could try re-welding the wings so they fit spot on!  :lol:  (most likey the clear copies are not as nice to fit as the original versions)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 01:42, Tue 29 March 2011
Quote from: "DanMay"
Beautiful looking machine!!


thanks Dan!   :wink:
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 01:49, Tue 29 March 2011
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
hey gttboost how the hell are you? :D your car is as always looking at its very best :lol: any news mate? 8)

 Cheers Baz man, good to hear from you mate  8)   with the 5..    havent driven her for about 6 months,  had lots done though..  and just looking forward to the summer now..  had a few nice days lately and was good to take her out again.  The only thing I need to do is get the wiring fitted to one of the S.PA guages  (oil pressure) its nice to have that as a back up..  I moved the guage to fit into the new center pods that I built but the wiring didnt quite reach, so might need to order a new cable to get it all working.. I'll give S.P.A a call tomorrow.


Only other thing... I have a new set of wheels and tyres..they measure about an inch deeper on the dish than the black wheels that I already have.  I wanted to see how 16's would look for a change as I have never tried 16's with 40 low profiles before..  but not sure if I can be bothered to fit them as they are in boxes.. and the tyres havent been fitted on them yet.. and I'm liking the retro wheels at the moment.. will see how I feel later on as I have days when I wake up and just decide to change it around again for a bit of fun (before putting it back to standard again)   :)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: bazr5gtt on 05:15, Tue 29 March 2011
youve been a very busy boy,car is looking awsome though mate bet you cant wait to get her out on a sunny day!!!! :D your paint looks so good aswell have you been busy with the clay bar?looks so shiney,well hoping to get back on track with mines real soon,my pals white one is near done aswell,new quarter and odd parts fitted to his and ive to weld a scuttle on to my pals tungy one,what a bastard chopping one out at the scrappy,but managed  :lol:

yeh 16s on 40 profiles are good mate ive had no problems with clearance and they feel good on the road ,go for it buddy it will defo suit your machine,cant wait to see a look at them bud 8)  8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 00:55, Fri 01 April 2011
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
have you been busy with the clay bar?

yeh 16s on 40 profiles are good mate ive had no problems with clearance and they feel good on the road ,go for it buddy it will defo suit your machine,cant wait to see a look at them bud 8)  8)

Its funny you should mention that,  that was the 1st time since last summer I gave it a claying..  really needed it tho.  That last pic was afterwards, the others were just before.

Sounds good about those size wheels.. they look spot on for size on yours.  Might have to give this a go nearer the summer.. it would make a change as its something I havent done on mine before, cheers baz.
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: scratcher on 16:07, Sat 02 April 2011
Looking as perfect as always!  8)

What products do you use, polish and wax wise?
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 00:47, Mon 04 April 2011
Quote from: "scratcher"
Looking as perfect as always!  8)

What products do you use, polish and wax wise?

hey scratcher, the best wax I use is P21s..  other ones are Auto Glym and Maguiars.
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: Ash-Lee on 08:08, Mon 04 April 2011
Quote from: "scratcher"
Looking as perfect as always!  8)

What products do you use, polish and wax wise?

If your doing it by hand you can't beat Autoglym Super Resin Polish.  8)

Reasonably priced aswell.  :D
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: scratcher on 17:27, Mon 04 April 2011
Cheers. It really gives a nice wet look  8)
I want a new wax to try this summer, but I've got 4 Dodo's, Colli, Meguiars and some nice samples to get through  :lol:  I need to stop buying things  :roll:
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: 5teve L on 09:12, Tue 05 April 2011
Still the best looking car on here IMO.
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: H150GTT on 10:39, Tue 05 April 2011
Quote from: "5teve L"
Still the best looking car on here IMO.

For sure!!  8)
Real credit to ya lad!
Keep them pictures coming  :wink:
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: James5 on 11:14, Tue 05 April 2011
Quote from: "H150GTT"
Quote from: "5teve L"
Still the best looking car on here IMO.

For sure!!  8)
Real credit to ya lad!
Keep them pictures coming  :wink:


Agree best looking 5 on here, keep those pictures flowing  :D
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 01:18, Mon 11 April 2011
Quote from: "scratcher"
Cheers. It really gives a nice wet look  8)
I want a new wax to try this summer, but I've got 4 Dodo's, Colli, Meguiars and some nice samples to get through  :lol:  I need to stop buying things  :roll:

I usually get all the good waxes as birthday prezzies...so I'm stocked up for the summer..  :D  P21s gives that wet look you want  8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 01:23, Mon 11 April 2011
Quote from: "H150GTT"
Quote from: "5teve L"
Still the best looking car on here IMO.

For sure!!  8)
Real credit to ya lad!
Keep them pictures coming  :wink:

cheers guys, thanks for the nice comments..  :wink:   the only other pics I've taken lately are the trim..

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/2011gtapril.jpg)


I'll do a test fit of the other wheels soon as well..now the weathers back..  loving this sun!!  8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 12:24, Mon 11 April 2011
That interior looks mint matey. Is your centre vent holder a home-made jobby? Looks sweet.
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 19:01, Mon 11 April 2011
Hey blue,  I made those last summer out of carbon fiber so they matched the rest of the trim.
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 19:59, Mon 11 April 2011
They look great mate, as does the rest of the car! Give yourself a pat on the back ;)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 01:55, Tue 12 April 2011
Thanks for the pat  :lol:   was a while ago I did that.. luckily it worked out ok.. thats the best thing about these cars,  playing around with bits and seeing how it ends up.  Then change it again a few weeks later   :wink:
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 22:22, Mon 18 April 2011
Not much to tell you,  I wanted to give the suspension and underside a good check up and clean for the new year which I do every year now the good weather is back.. It's a good idea to keep these cars fresh and they will stay that way if you look after them..  I quite enjoyed doing it again and caught a nice sun tan at the same time..  so it was a good sunday afternoon.
 

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/chromesidekonis.jpg)


(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/chrome1.jpg)


(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/konischromed.jpg)


(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/the5.jpg)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 11:25, Wed 20 April 2011
I used to have the green stuff ones myself..   I now use the Ferodo DS2500 pads.. very good pads and I dont get any squeeling..  its a good option to go for.

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/285mmgroveddisksandnewcalipersandal.jpg)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: dazzleandshine on 08:58, Fri 22 April 2011
i see your car is looking mint still mate, i miss my 5 turbo and wish i never sold it but the time has come to get another one again as looking at the pictures of yours has reminded me what ive lost!!!
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: 5teve L on 13:32, Sat 23 April 2011
Where did you get the pads from, I used to have these on my old GTT & they are awesome pads IMO, could do with some more  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 17:16, Sat 23 April 2011
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
i see your car is looking mint still mate, i miss my 5 turbo and wish i never sold it but the time has come to get another one again as looking at the pictures of yours has reminded me what ive lost!!!

dazzel man!  how the hell have you been mate!   :D   thats made my day hearing your getting another 5... your last one was a stunner.. (everyone says they wish they hadnt sold it!  (we warned you not to sell it :lol:  ) cant wait to see what you get next!   8)


(wish I could spell things right the 1st time! think I've got sun stroke! lol)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 17:19, Sat 23 April 2011
Quote from: "5teve L"
Where did you get the pads from, I used to have these on my old GTT & they are awesome pads IMO, could do with some more  :mrgreen:

 Steve..  I'm pretty sure I got them from Demon Tweeks.. as I remember saying to the guy when I was ordering them...  'how much?!!'   :lol:  

 It was your advise when I was looking for new pads why I bought them to start with   :wink:   and hearing a few track day guys swearing by them.
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 17:21, Sat 23 April 2011
I almost forgot!  had another go on the car today...  it was a great day and getting a sun tan at the same time.. so going to have a cold beer and a hot burger now!   8)  

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/under07.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/under8.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/under001.jpg)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: 5teve L on 18:12, Sat 23 April 2011
I either got mine from tweaks or matt lewis motorsport, I'll see who is cheapest & get some on when I change my front lines.. rears need doing as well although I will use standard pads, I hope the nipples are ok  :roll:
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 18:24, Sat 23 April 2011
Quote from: "5teve L"
I either got mine from tweaks or matt lewis motorsport, I'll see who is cheapest & get some on when I change my front lines.. rears need doing as well although I will use standard pads, I hope the nipples are ok  :roll:

 I was gutted when I bought bigger disks the last time and they looked the whiskers!  until I found out the 15" wheels wouldnt go back on afterwards   :lol:  

 I was lucky,  my nipples were nice enough to have them on page 3 of the Renault 5 weekly!
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: dazzleandshine on 18:31, Sat 23 April 2011
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
i see your car is looking mint still mate, i miss my 5 turbo and wish i never sold it but the time has come to get another one again as looking at the pictures of yours has reminded me what ive lost!!!

dazzel man!  how the hell have you been mate!   :D   thats made my day hearing your getting another 5... your last one was a stunner.. (everyone says they wish they hadnt sold it!  (we warned you not to sell it :lol:  ) cant wait to see what you get next!   8)


(wish I could spell things right the 1st time! think I've got sun stroke! lol)


iam good mate and iam looking forward to getting another 5 as ive got BIG Plans for the next 5 turbo, i know you told me not to sell my last one and i should off listened as i really regret it now as it was a minter, the next one will be even better as iam older and wiser now!!!
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 09:27, Sun 24 April 2011
B E A UTIFUL. 8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 19:43, Sun 01 May 2011
Had the hose on the car earlier.. and my car had a rainbow going right the way over the top?  how did that happen  :shock:

  (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/rainbow01.jpg)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 22:00, Tue 14 June 2011
Little bit of a game plan for the summer..   I'm bored with the metal floor in the back and going to complete the re-trim throughout the rear of the car.   I have a nice Alpine system but I dont want to turn the car into a bump and grind wagon  :lol:   so there wont be any extreme bass or subs in there anywhere.  Just some smaller quality components.

 I am going to trim all of the plastics in the back the same as the front in grey suede.. and adding a light weight false floor with a hidden area that will be also covered so wont be seen until the door is lifted.   Thinking of fitting the 4 channel Alpine amp in there so its hidden and then adding some small size (but quality) speakers..  maybe components neatly fitted into the suede trim.  They will be flush with the trim on the rear pillars and also hidden in the floor.

  It should all just look like a matching Suede trim when its done.. with a few discreet speakers at an angle towards the front.

  How it looks now.. 'before I start'  some speakers I was playing around with positioning..  but just testing where things will go at the moment.

  (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/carbon-1.jpg)

   (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/boottrimbefore.jpg)

   There was some masking tape on the dash whilst I was making these last Sunday afternoon..

    Just need to add the red buttons and fit them in and there done.

   (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/carbonpodscomplete1.jpg)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: dj_craig_ on 22:19, Tue 14 June 2011
Stunning! Unbelievably clean 5. Do you actually drive it mate ? I would be scared of getting it  dirty or anything happening to it :-).
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 18:51, Wed 15 June 2011
Quote from: "dj_craig_"
Stunning! Unbelievably clean 5. Do you actually drive it mate ? I would be scared of getting it  dirty or anything happening to it :-).

Thanks craig,  no...I have a trailer..  and when I want to go for a drive...I put it on the back and go for a blast!! haha  :lol:     Yes it does,  but only on good weather days..  I dont even go out myself when its wet and windy   :lol:
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: dj_craig_ on 20:25, Wed 15 June 2011
Haha ;-) definately one ov the best if not the best I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: scratcher on 22:49, Wed 15 June 2011
I can't wait to see how this turns out.
Judging from the rest of your work, it won't be any less than perfect  8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: 5teve L on 23:05, Wed 15 June 2011
Looking good as allways :)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 21:45, Tue 21 June 2011
cheers guys..  gradually getting the parts together that I need.  

I saw something that I thought would fit in with the rest of the trim at demon tweeks..

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/Search.do ... o+footrest (http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/Search.do?method=delegate&n=1913&b=2&g=0&p=116348&s=sparco+footrest)

and gave it a try.. thought it was better than a rubber mat   :lol:

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/carbonsparcofootplate.jpg)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/carbonside1.jpg)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT/carbonfront.jpg)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: 5teve L on 22:14, Tue 21 June 2011
You've got to much money  :lol:
Loving the carbon though  8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 02:42, Wed 22 June 2011
haha... I wish i had half as much a you've got tucked under ur bed in that old biscuit tin..  :wink:

 forgot to add 1 ..  just waiting for the bits to get started on the rear trim.. looking forward to starting it.

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/my5carbonage.jpg)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: bazr5gtt on 00:15, Wed 13 July 2011
hey mr boost cars looking amazing as always ,that carbon really is looking good changes the whole interior ,thats the way reno should have built it mate !!!!!!!! :D hope alls well your end ,keep the photos coming  :lol:
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 00:12, Fri 15 July 2011
hey bazzer! good to hear from you mate  8)   hope ur getting the time to treat your 5 to lots of shiny bits!  :)

 You know what its like..  you start off with a little idea...and it turns into a mammoth project of the 3rd kind..   and its kind of heading that way again..  have a whole lot of things in motion that I hadnt even planned for when I had this little flash of inspiration appear a few weeks ago.. lol.   Time will tell..  but its fun to do...so thats what its all about, just having fun and enjoying a few sunny sunday afternoons playing around  (weather permitting)  :wink:

 Hope ur all good matey! take it easy dude.
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: bazr5gtt on 19:00, Fri 15 July 2011
im doin well mate thanks,well ive just got my second wind ,so gonna get to it mate,getting my plans under way to get her painted and finished at last,

no doubt you be doing lots of polishing this summer making your beast shine eve :D n more,i dont think its possible to get your car to shine any more mate ,have you any other plans for her?

enjoy mate keep in touch !!!
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 18:26, Wed 20 July 2011
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
im doin well mate thanks,well ive just got my second wind ,so gonna get to it mate,getting my plans under way to get her painted and finished at last,

no doubt you be doing lots of polishing this summer making your beast shine eve :D n more,i dont think its possible to get your car to shine any more mate ,have you any other plans for her?

enjoy mate keep in touch !!!

That will be awesome to see your 5 with a fresh new coat of paint  8)  looking forward to seeing how it all looks when its all done 8)

I think I'm all polished out.. lol..  havent been doing much of that lately..  I'm working on the trim this summer..  to finish the interior off.  Have designed the new rear quarter trims.. to house the speakers, been trying to get them fabricated out of carbon fibre..  my carbon guy is all booked up for a while, so waiting to hear from another fabricator at the moment.

After a bit of research, I've gone with Focal component speakers in the end..  they've exceeded my expectations already and thats before I have fitted them  :)   The frames and build quality of the speaker is awesome..  I've heard Focal before and was really amazed how good they sound, so should work out well in the end.  (going for quality sound rather than shaking the car sound lol)

The cones look like carbon fibre (but they are glass fiber)..  and the frames are in the same colour as the car, so will match the trim..  

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/speaker%20and%20trim%20install/Focalcomponents.jpg)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/speaker%20and%20trim%20install/focalcomponentkit.jpg)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/speaker%20and%20trim%20install/focalmids.jpg)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:16, Wed 20 July 2011
ace bud,there gonna looks the nuts ,love carbon fibre aswell looks amazing espeially on a tungy car ,i love the way you have spent so much attention on the detail of the interior as much as the exterior ,once again this has to be the best 5 in the country by far!!!!!!!!!!! absolutely love it

yes hopefully in the near future all ill be doin is polishing  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: ,

keep the pics coming mate ,cant wait to see it all done, 8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 19:13, Wed 10 August 2011
Liittle update..  one speaker panel down...  300 to go!

moved pics .
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Post by: bigman on 21:53, Mon 29 August 2011
best 5 ive seen theres nothing you can see wrong with it looks bob on  :D
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 17:42, Sat 03 September 2011
Quote from: "bigman"
best 5 ive seen theres nothing you can see wrong with it looks bob on  :D

 cheers bigman!  pleased to hear you like it  8)

 Finally got around to having a bit of fun with the speaker panels..    still didnt do as much as I liked and didnt get around to fitting the tweeter...which will be flush mounted next to this one.

 Trimmed the panel in suede and it came out well and it fitted like a glove in its new home..   Still the other panels needed to do to connect to this one and some carpet up the wheel arches and back of the boot and the floor..  and other bits needed.. but its good to get it rolling.. the speaker covers need painting as they came in this colour..

 
 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/fittedpanel1.jpg)


 Added a bit of coding around the sun roof as well..  would like to trim the sun visors sometime..  I did a bit more but forgot to take any pics..

  (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/My%205GTT%20part2/sunroof.jpg)

   Take care guys.
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Post by: 5teve L on 18:43, Sat 03 September 2011
Looking good  8)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 01:00, Sun 04 September 2011
that is the bomb mr boost looking really good mate 8)  8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 16:32, Sun 04 September 2011
thanks guys  8)  looking forward to getting the rest of the bits done.
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 22:13, Sun 25 September 2011
Built another panel today,  havent fitted the tweeter yet but should look good whens its in, the panel fits well alongside the last panel I fitted..  slowly but surely..
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: bazr5gtt on 06:24, Mon 26 September 2011
hey gttboost ,how are you doing? that is looking sweet mate,looks like its ment to be !!!!! is that you about ready to tuck her in for winter yet?? keep the pics coming bud never get tired of looking at her !!! 8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 21:46, Mon 26 September 2011
cheers baz   8)   it was meant to be finished by now..  hopefully get the rest of the trim  (carpet/floor etc) completed before the winter reaches us.  Everythings all good here thanks mate..  but I've had the worst run of bad luck with technology over the last few weeks..  camera, laptop and TV all melted down on me.

 Hows things going over there dude?  better luck?   :)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 06:15, Tue 27 September 2011
glad to hear your fine mate!!! shame about the electronics,least its nowt with your 5  :lol: ,

im fine bud just itching to get at the 5 ,but been busy at work ,you know what like ,then when i do get time its pissing with rain  :roll: ,well keep the photos coming bud ,never get sick of looking at this baby !!!
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Post by: compact on 19:47, Tue 27 September 2011
awesome car,looks perfect!
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 19:41, Wed 28 September 2011
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
glad to hear your fine mate!!! shame about the electronics,least its nowt with your 5  :lol: ,

im fine bud just itching to get at the 5 ,but been busy at work ,you know what like ,then when i do get time its pissing with rain  :roll: ,well keep the photos coming bud ,never get sick of looking at this baby !!!


I hear you,  when you have something you want to do on the 5 its frustraiting when something is stopping you from getting on with it  :?  I only mess around with mine on sundays.. as its a car day lol.  Luckily enough its been sunny for most of them lately... so has been good.

I try not to over do loading up pics as much,  as I understand that people must be sick of seeing it by now  :lol: .  so try to keep it as brief as poss.

 Hopefully u'll be getting your hands dirty on urs again soon mate!  lookin forward to seeing the next bit of handy work! keep us posted mate   8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 19:41, Wed 28 September 2011
Quote from: "compact"
awesome car,looks perfect!

cheers buddy  8)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: bazr5gtt on 14:10, Wed 05 October 2011
youve hit the nail on the head there mate  :lol: was up at my lock up yesterday ,and shes looking very sorry for herself ,all dusty and dirty ,thats a year and a half since it was on the road ,really need to get on with it  :cry:

no way bud ,every body loves loads of photos especially of this baby,theres always something new your doin to it ,photos tell a story !!!!! keep em coming bud  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D ,
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Post by: kz on 16:18, Tue 01 November 2011
You're absolute inspiration! Anyone on here that's not jealous... there's something wrong with you! Please get bored of it and sell it to me soon (http://www.renault5gtturbo.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_cool.gif)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 16:07, Sun 13 November 2011
cheers guys.. 8)     havent had a lot of time to get as much finished as I planned for 2011.. managed to get both the sides trimmed for the rear speakers.. will have to finish this next year now.. but happy with how its going.. should look good when its cleaned up and a nice carpet in there..

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/speaker%20and%20trim%20install/05rearspeakers1.jpg)

  (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/speaker%20and%20trim%20install/05rearspeakers2.jpg)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: crookston on 19:51, Tue 29 November 2011
Wow. I thought the pics on detailing world were good. Even better on here. What a job you've done. attention to detail is fantastic

Jamie
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:19, Sun 11 December 2011
Thanks very much Jamie!  8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:52, Thu 27 December 2012
Just popping by to say have a great Full Boost New Year to all my friends here!!  Haven't been on here for a whole year as had so much going on...I cant believe how time flies!  Still have my 5 and looking forward to the summer again!! (plus I'm in need of a tan!  :shock: ).  Hope everyone's havin a good few days off and your getting as fat as me!  :?

 Few pics to end 2012 with...  Looking forward to finishing off the final few bits in 2013!  8)

 Have a great new year folks!!   :wink:

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/MY5GTTurboengine_zps8989fc38.jpg)

 (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/under_zps1c05f4de.jpg)

  (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/underside_zps15566e3b.jpg)
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: Ash-Lee on 11:03, Fri 28 December 2012
This is too much.....

Even the axle stands are spotless.  :lol:

Awesome example, always has been.  :!:
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 14:56, Fri 28 December 2012
Thanks ash!  There's still nothing else like the Renault 5 GT Turbo that gives you that fun factor.

 The work you've put into urs goes beyond belief..  major credit to you for all the persistence and time you've put into yours mate.  It's really come a long way!  Keep up the good work mate...have a great 2013!   8)  :wink:
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 05:30, Wed 30 January 2013
hey mr boost hope alls well car is looking stunning as ever mate whats your plans for 2013???
Title: Re: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...
Post by: GTTboost on 19:50, Tue 05 February 2013
hey Baz man ;)  looking forward to seeing a bit of sun and heading off somewhere in the 5 this summer.  Still have a few little bits to do with the trim that I didn't get around to finishing off last year...so will have to get that done.  Everything else is pretty much there now..   so that's  the good news!  :D    looking forward to seeing how your 5's doing. there never seem's enough time.. last year just flew by!