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Title: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 16:28, Mon 22 December 2008
heres my 1986 d-reg electric blue ph1
i have owned it for about 4 months now and made a few changes.
 - FMIC
 - yellow hoses
 - retrimmed interior
 - VNT turbo
 - clio williams wheels
 - avo coilovers
 - ktec side exit exhaust

there are loads of plans but heres where it is atm

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4346.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4351.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4353.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4356.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4357.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4359.jpg)
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Post by: scratcher on 17:27, Mon 22 December 2008
Nice car man. The wheels work really well with the blue  :)
What colour is the bonnet?
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Post by: jimmy_b on 20:18, Mon 22 December 2008
bonnet is currently silver
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Post by: r5gtt08 on 21:06, Mon 22 December 2008
hi m8 daft question was that corsa in total vauxhall (full feature) earlier this year (only askin cos i used to be a griffin lad til i decided to hav a change, i hav had lots of gsi's)
nd that phase 1 is a little belta m8 :D
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Post by: jimmy_b on 21:53, Mon 22 December 2008
lol. yeh that was me in the feature in total vauxhall back in feb 08. both bumpers changed since the shoot. think its going to be featured in fastcar with its new owner. no doubt he'll take all the credit lol

im loving the 5 tho, its soo much fun with the vnt lol
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Post by: r5gtt08 on 22:17, Mon 22 December 2008
YA PROBS RIGHT BOUT HIM TAKIN THE CRED ITS ALWAYS THE SAME BUD BUT AS LONG AS YOU NO WHO BUILT IT LOL :D
WOT POWER IS THE R5 RUNNING IF KNOWN
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Post by: jimmy_b on 23:20, Mon 22 December 2008
yeh lol. never mind tho. he did kill it after owning it 3days lol.

not sure what the 5 is running tbh. 16psi on low boost and 20psi on high, with fmic. poss around 150-170? that might be well over lol.

hopefully i'll find out soon
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Post by: r5gtt08 on 23:42, Mon 22 December 2008
NOT BAD THAT LIKE :D
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Post by: JK on 10:28, Thu 25 December 2008
nice 5, and althugh im not a fan of corsa's, yours is awesome!! :lol:
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Post by: markeyturbo on 20:08, Fri 26 December 2008
the corsa defied physics.... some say that it would take people on joyrides and hit 150mph between the 2 dual carriageway junctions in bury ;)
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Post by: James5 on 21:44, Fri 26 December 2008
Verny nice matey.

Nothing compares to the feel of a VNT on a R5 :D
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Post by: jimmy_b on 10:47, Tue 30 December 2008
couple of photos from the other morning (taken on my phone so please excuse the quality)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01174.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01175.jpg)

and then this was xmas day lol

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01167.jpg)

heater matrix hose came out of its brackets and melted on the exhaust downpipe - opps!
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Post by: pebbles on 09:04, Wed 31 December 2008
bad times! not what you want on christmas day.
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Post by: scratcher on 15:43, Wed 31 December 2008
Oh no, its bleeding!!! Bit of a duff present if you ask me.
Hope it was sorted out alright.
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Post by: jimmy_b on 12:56, Thu 01 January 2009
yeh its all sorted now, well kind of. the heater matrix hoses are the only ones that i hadnt replaced yet with yellow samco versions lol.

there now on order but the pipe joiner and jubilee clips are holding out so far!
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Post by: jimmy_b on 19:57, Tue 13 January 2009
heres a few more upto date photos before i took it into carrera bodyworks on monday to get the silver bonnet painted and also a ph2 spoiler.

(the oridgenal bonnet is fitted in the photos)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01191.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01192.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01193.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01196.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01199.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01202.jpg)


next plans are to get a new exhaust sorted out cause its far too low to have the side exit as it hits on everything and finish the phase 2 front bumper cause i hate this tarmac one!!
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Post by: BriC on 21:06, Tue 13 January 2009
Sweet! Let me know if you ever fancy selling those seats.

Very nice 5 :)
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Post by: markeyturbo on 01:05, Wed 14 January 2009
hurry up and get ya new bumper on there!!
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Post by: r5matt on 18:19, Wed 14 January 2009
i really really like the colour reminds me of my old reno in imperial blue 5's look so nice in blue
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Post by: jimmy_b on 19:01, Sun 18 January 2009
on satuarday i sorted out my indicator and sidelight wiring on  the front and relocated my side lights to the indicators.

when i had the indicator out i noticed a rust hole on the front panel, then noticed that my bumper was hanging off on the passenger side.
turns out that where my wing, inner wing and front panel all meets has rotted away. looks like i need to find another r5 campus to cut the front end off to repair mine. just as things were getting better also!!
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Post by: jimmy_b on 21:16, Mon 26 January 2009
update 26.01.

finally got my bonnet, spoiler and lower boot trim back from the bodyshop. looks soo much better now. sorry about the quality of the pics tho cause it pissed it down at the weekend

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4374.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4376.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4377.jpg)

also got a new exhaust made up. 2.5" from turbo back. thanks to my poor running issues its really sooted up already, but i prefer it to my old sidey

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4375.jpg)

and heres the reason the front bumper isnt fitted

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4380.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4381.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4382.jpg)

and heres the missin mount

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4387.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4388.jpg)

other side is looking like its going to want to be replaced soon also

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4384.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4386.jpg)
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Post by: dgdogz on 08:59, Tue 27 January 2009
i had the exact same bumper issue as u mate
dont worry
itl be all good when its fixed.
look like a great car....hope u get it all done and done the way you like
:)
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Post by: jimmy_b on 22:51, Wed 11 February 2009
quick update,

- complete front end and n/s inner arch have been ordered from renault
- front bumper has been painted
- front bumper has now been fitted (minus the n/s mount as thats missing)
- custom oil catch tank and header tank have arrived
- fitted new black rocker cover

heres the tanks :

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4410.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4409.jpg)

front bumper in primer with brake ducts temp fitted :

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/newbumper1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/newbumper2.jpg)

and the snow pic lol

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/snowy.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/snowy1.jpg)

will get some better photos in the day light

next jobs are to get another standard grill and paint it as mine is broken in many places, make some scuttle covers, patch up the hole in the sill, fit the brake ducts propperly, cut off the rusty front end and weld on the new one, custom exhaust manifold, new front indicators, fit samco heater matrix pipes when ever they arrive, yellow breather hose kit

i think thats about it for now lol
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:46, Wed 11 February 2009
Quote from: "jimmy_b"
quick update,



heres the tanks :

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4410.jpg)



I fancy one of those header tanks with the level sight..  where can I find of of those?  very nice!! Keep up the good work..  8)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 01:01, Thu 12 February 2009
lookin well smart mate,love this 5 in that colour  8) where did you get them tanks,like the window on the header tank 8)
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Post by: jimmy_b on 13:41, Thu 12 February 2009
Quote from: "GTTboost"
I fancy one of those header tanks with the level sight..  where can I find of of those?  very nice!! Keep up the good work..  8)


my mate custom made it for me.
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Post by: markeyturbo on 14:47, Thu 12 February 2009
i've got some pics of you 'fitting' the bumper lol
Title: ph1 electric blue
Post by: blueredblue2008 on 15:16, Thu 12 February 2009
that is bloodygorgous mate :lol:  :lol: ,do you fancy swapping it for my lass  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: ph1 electric blue
Post by: BriC on 16:23, Thu 12 February 2009
Quote from: "blueredblue2008"
that is bloodygorgous mate :lol:  :lol: ,do you fancy swapping it for my lass  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


What, pictures of him swapping his front bumper?  :lol:
Title: Re: ph1 electric blue
Post by: jimmy_b on 23:36, Thu 12 February 2009
Quote from: "blueredblue2008"
that is bloodygorgous mate :lol:  :lol: ,do you fancy swapping it for my lass  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


im sure ya lass has less rot on her lol
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Post by: jimmy_b on 23:37, Thu 12 February 2009
the new bumper

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/newbumperpainted3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/newbumperpainted2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/newbumperpainted1.jpg)

only photos i have atm, and i still need to get the brake ducts fitted
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Post by: markeyturbo on 00:20, Fri 13 February 2009
these are the pics of it being 'semi trial fitted'.... lol

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/mark_wsmcuk/DSC00939.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/mark_wsmcuk/DSC00941.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/mark_wsmcuk/DSC00942.jpg)

havn't got pics of it actually being fitted properly as i couldn't take pics of when i had to do it.... lol

i think these cars require a special kind of patence sometimes eh lol
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Post by: BriC on 08:40, Fri 13 February 2009
Looks nice mate

I want my old 'leccy blue 5 back :(
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Post by: r5gtt08 on 10:26, Fri 13 February 2009
that looks a lot better mate than the tarmac front bumper  :wink:

what other do have for it then :lol:
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Post by: markeyturbo on 15:03, Fri 13 February 2009
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Looks nice mate

I want my old 'leccy blue 5 back :(


makes me want another re-spray! lol
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 17:09, Fri 13 February 2009
It is a nice looking 5, looks even better now. I brought a brand new bumper for mine before it went into respray then a couple of weeks later hit a bunny and cracked it. Pants. :(
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Post by: TNE Gho$tRideR on 23:26, Sat 14 February 2009
Looks cool  8)

 What have you done with the old bumper (tarmac), as I would be interested in buying it?
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Post by: jimmy_b on 23:43, Sun 15 February 2009
old bumper was in abit of a state tbh but was offered £45 for it so its gone.
soon to be fitted to a "rwd 16v turbo 5" lol
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Post by: markeyturbo on 00:11, Mon 16 February 2009
...and the tarmac bumper looks shit lol
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Post by: BriC on 11:13, Mon 16 February 2009
Quote from: "markeyturbo"
...and the tarmac bumper looks shit lol


The boy speaks the truth.
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Post by: jimmy_b on 19:27, Sun 22 February 2009
big update this time, after 8weeks of waiting i finally recieved my heater matrix hoses so set about fitting them, along with the carb and header tank. i also spent a large amount of time fiddling with the turbo to try and set it up, still not sorted but its much better than it was.

i also trial fitted the 8x15's off my brothers scab (r19 16v cab) which have just been treated to a fresh lick of paint lol. looked awesome but the offset is too low so couldnt even drop the car down totally!

also fitted my brake ducts to replace the front fog lamps and gave it a really good clean.

pics to follow very shortly

 :D
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Post by: jimmy_b on 20:18, Sun 22 February 2009
how it started today after yesterdays antics of fitting the hoses and header tank

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4423.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4424.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4425.jpg)

VNT without the actuator

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4427.jpg)

repainting the actuator - primer

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4428.jpg)

sprayed in vauxhall anthracite (2k in a can)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4432.jpg)

and laquared

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4439.jpg)

the pipe that melted on christmas day

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4430.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4431.jpg)

front end (with brake ducts)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4429.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4434.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4436.jpg)

freshly pained "scab" wheels

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4437.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4438.jpg)

and fitted on the 5. i think it looks awesome, its just a shame they wont fit under the arch with the offset

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4443.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4440.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4442.jpg)
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Post by: sonic-jdm on 20:27, Sun 22 February 2009
8)
Mate where did you get thoses brake ducts too?
could do with them on my track car.

looking good! love the wheels, shame they wont fit. what colour is that called you used on the wheels?
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Post by: jimmy_b on 20:42, Sun 22 February 2009
got the ducts off ebay for £20. was really disapointed at how shit they were when they arrived but they look soo much better when fitted lol.

the wheels are just painted in day glow orange i think lol
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Post by: sonic-jdm on 21:00, Sun 22 February 2009
Quote from: "jimmy_b"
got the ducts off ebay for £20. was really disapointed at how shit they were when they arrived but they look soo much better when fitted lol.

the wheels are just painted in day glow orange i think lol


could you PM me the ebay link you used if you still got it, as i cant find them :cry:  will really appreciate it :wink:
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Post by: GTTboost on 21:36, Sun 22 February 2009
Looking good!  I like the anthracite alloys ...they look spot on with the blue... v nice! :D
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 02:00, Mon 23 February 2009
love that colour mate,wheels are perfect in anthrecite,looks wicked love it  8)  8) keep us posted with more pics
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Post by: jimmy_b on 23:40, Thu 02 April 2009
been a while now but finally some updates

finally heard form renault and after 3months of waiting, my new front end should finally arrive at my local dealer at the end of the month. when it arrives i shall pull my car off the road for a week or so and replace the front end along with the n/s inner arch and repair the sills.

before then i need to get my new engine built up and ready to be fitted when the front end is done. i dont see any point in refitting the old engine if the new engine can be done in time.

i shall post some photos up once they have finally uploaded
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Post by: 5-Mission on 07:59, Fri 03 April 2009
That's lookin well tasty - I'm amazed those 8x15s go on! Nice & tight I take it they don't go on on the front?
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Post by: GTTboost on 11:57, Fri 03 April 2009
Quote from: "5-Mission"
That's lookin well tasty - I'm amazed those 8x15s go on! Nice & tight I take it they don't go on on the front?


I think he mentioned they wouldnt go on without failing the arch.. would be cool to be able to fit 8" rims without fitting wider arches.
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Post by: jimmy_b on 00:02, Sat 04 April 2009
gttboost - if they didnt have such a low offset then they prob would fit. only down side is you wouldnt get the same look
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:27, Sat 04 April 2009
Quote from: "jimmy_b"
gttboost - if they didnt have such a low offset then they prob would fit. only down side is you wouldnt get the same look


 Its a shame there isnt a subtle rear arch replacement that looks like the original bolt on kit, but just gives an extra inch to allow for that 8" rim to sit inside..   8)
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Post by: markeyturbo on 21:25, Sun 05 April 2009
the wheels came off a dimma ;)
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Post by: scratcher on 22:05, Sun 05 April 2009
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Its a shame there isnt a subtle rear arch replacement that looks like the original bolt on kit, but just gives an extra inch to allow for that 8" rim to sit inside..   8)

I'm surprised there aren't any. There'd be a good market for them.

Good luck with the work Jimmy. Keep the updates coming in. We need to keep the phase 1's alive  :lol:
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Post by: jimmy_b on 21:05, Mon 06 April 2009
ive got a couple of spare rear arches so might be a good project to try out when ive got a few spare mins.

hopefully there wil be a big update at the end of  the month/start of next month when i can finally get on with sorting out the rot, then i might like the car more lol
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Post by: jimmy_b on 20:03, Thu 16 April 2009
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4490.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4488.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4497.jpg)
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Post by: jimmy_b on 20:36, Mon 20 April 2009
couple of quick photos from the weekend

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/180420095.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/180420094.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/180420093.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/180420092.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/180420091.jpg)
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:07, Mon 20 April 2009
Stunning!
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Post by: davesgtt,s on 01:00, Thu 23 April 2009
what paint did you use on that block mate?
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Post by: 5-Mission on 08:50, Thu 23 April 2009
Looks the nuts that - especially the 1st pic! :D  Must be sitting on the bumpstops at the front surely?
I hate any arch gap at the front! :x  I've gotta drop mine some more when it's back together. There's about an inch gap between the top of the tyre and the bottom of the front arches and still the subframe sits about 75mm from the road! :roll:
Your's has gotta scrape surely and speed humps must be a definite no no? :?
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 09:02, Thu 23 April 2009
lovin the pics bud, 8) what spec engine are you away to build there mate?
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Post by: davesgtt,s on 15:58, Thu 23 April 2009
what front mount do you have mate?i cant seem to find 1 that fits behind the standerd front bumper.

thanks mate
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Post by: r5gttraider on 16:23, Thu 23 April 2009
nice car... the vents in the bonnet. how are they achived as it looks like a stock bonnet, seen a few otehr cars with them i like them coz it dont let water in but lets loads of heat out

also i like the brake duct idea

and real shame the wheels dont fit as they look sick
orange against blue and then you have yellow against blue with the hoses
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Post by: jimmy_b on 22:44, Thu 23 April 2009
davesgtt,s - its just yellow hamerite smooth, same as my brakes haha. intercooler is a universal one that my mate bought for his 2.0 16v turbo corsa b but never fitted it. no cutting was envolved to the front panel to make it fit, and the bumper only had to be slightly trimmed on the back to fit over the intercooler.

5-Mission - ive got avo coilovers on it for a phase2. there is still more adjustment if i wanted it also to make it even lower. the only time it scrubs is when going up a steep curb on full lock, otherwise its all good. speed bumps arnt a problem either now the sidey is gone.

bazr5gtt - new engine spec is new std compression pistons and liners, full balanced bottom end, piper 285 cam, vernier, uprated valve springs, rebuilt head (std), re-jetted carb, VNT turbo, 15psi low and 20psi high on bleed valve, volvo clutch. think thats about it but hoping for 200bhp.

r5gttraider - cheers mate, the bonnet vents are pressed into the std bonnet by a company called cool louvres. another "cheaper" way would be to get the grills from a locker cut and welded into the bonnet to give the same effect. they do let water in which is a pain on the polished parts but ive never had any problems with it not starting after its been raining or after washing it.
the 8x15's dont fit but im currently working on my new wheels which so far i havent seen on or heard about them being fitted to a renault 5 before. there being machined on sat, and providing they will fit on there i will get them painted and tyres sorted and get them on there ready for FCS 09
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Post by: James5 on 22:55, Thu 23 April 2009
Lovely car matey i do love the Leccy blue 5's.

One thing I don't understand is why people have low and high boost setups on R5's becuase if your carb has been setup for 20psi of boost turning it down to 15psi means you will be overfueling for the lower boost (wasting fuel). Just run a constant 20psi this doesn't mean you have to drive it like you stole it all the time (I am assuing here that you have played with the 2nd stage to fuel for the 20psi)
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Post by: jimmy_b on 23:13, Thu 23 April 2009
james5_GTT - tbh with you im not sure what the carb has been set up for. im new to carbs as ive been working with multi-throttle bodies untill now.
i have been thinking about running it 20psi off the actuator all the time as i know otherwise it will just fuel for 20psi all the time
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Post by: James5 on 23:24, Thu 23 April 2009
Quote from: "jimmy_b"
james5_GTT - tbh with you im not sure what the carb has been set up for. im new to carbs as ive been working with multi-throttle bodies untill now.
i have been thinking about running it 20psi off the actuator all the time as i know otherwise it will just fuel for 20psi all the time


The actuator on the VNT you have will not hold 20psi by itself you will need to use a bleed valve to get the 20psi.  With ref to fettling the solex 32 Dis carb to be honest it is a piece if piss yo need to get yourself a decent wideband AEM, LM-1, Zeitronix, etc..

Some jet advice -

The 1st stage (the removable screw in jet that is inside the triangle enricher section) is only 1mm - if this has been increased then it'll get too rich when you give it alot of throttle, before boost comes on. Some tuners used to swap this jet around with the a/c! cheap skates, it made the fuel curve bloody horrible.

The 2nd stage only comes alive after a few psi of positive boost,

Normal driving is a real pig, that NEEDS a smaller main jet (standard if possible 120)!

The air corrector does't make a huge difference at normal driving rpm's, it has more effect on boost and higher up the range normally closed to a .9 or 1.0 (Standard 125)

The 2nd stage is the 1st thing I would open when tuning a carb. With everything else standard and just a 1.4 2nd stage thats normally good enough for 18psi boost on most engines. ( i would still recomend getting wideband matey especially with the boost and the power you are wanting to run)

AFR wise you want to see somewhere around the following
Idle -  13.9 -14.7
Normal driving - 13's
On full boost / WOT 11.3-12.1


I would also take a look @ 5teveL's carb jetting advice in the DIY section aswell if you need any advice matey do no hesitate to pm me or start at seperate thread.
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Post by: jimmy_b on 23:29, Thu 23 April 2009
cheers james. i shall take a look throught that. my mate who did the carb has done loads before including his own and so far as been spot on.

a wideband AFR is definatly something that im looking into
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Post by: James5 on 23:34, Thu 23 April 2009
Quote from: "jimmy_b"
cheers james. i shall take a look throught that. my mate who did the carb has done loads before including his own and so far as been spot on.

a wideband AFR is definatly something that im looking into


Your welcome, Find out what your mate done to the carb and post the spec, I think wideband should be really the next thing on your shopping list matey :D once you get that you can post your afr results and we can advise if any modding is required and in what area on the carb.

Has your brother (markeyB) got wideband on his if so borrow it.
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Post by: jimmy_b on 23:44, Thu 23 April 2009
think marks got an lc1 but not sure if it works. he doesnt like it anyway lol
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Post by: James5 on 09:00, Fri 24 April 2009
Quote from: "jimmy_b"
think marks got an lc1 but not sure if it works. he doesnt like it anyway lol


LC-1 I have heard alot about these going wrong as alot peeps of RTOC purchased them in a group buy me included although mine seemed fine but I sold it shortly after in favour of the LM-1 (Bit of a brick but never had any probs and you can take it from one car to another)
I think the refresh rate of the LC-1 is very slow I also had an XD-16 which was also good but I got annoyed with all the flashing lights in the dark it was like a disco in my car.
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Post by: jimmy_b on 23:54, Fri 24 April 2009
lol. my mate has a LM-1 which he brings over when he sets my carb up. its good to fuel 25psi before it started to lean off on full boost so im thinking 20max to allow for spike untill i can sort out an external wastegate
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Post by: jimmy_b on 21:09, Tue 28 April 2009
new wheels are now machined and almost ready to fit. 195/40r16 tyres arrive tomorrow
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Post by: jimmy_b on 17:19, Thu 14 May 2009
finally some more updates. had a really quiet day at work today so managed to blag the afternoon off. decided that seeing as i am going to attempt welding up my inner sill on sat, i would strip off the rear arch and skirt so that they dont get melted and get the car ready for welding.

all was going well untill the skirt was off.

i shall let the photos say the rest lol

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4565.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4567.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4569.jpg)

i was expecting that being a 22 yr old car  it was going to need some welding but i think i under estimated just how much i need to do to it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4571.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4573.jpg)

i went and ordered a new o/s outter sill panel and then got "happy" with the angle grinder

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4575.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4576.jpg)

next stage i painted it with kurust just to protect the bare metal, well whats left of it untill saturday when i can get the new panels welded on

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4577.jpg)

and then screwed and taped the kit back on just so the police dont see the huge hole in the sill on my 3mile drive to work lol

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4579.jpg)

on the up side though 2 of my new wheels are ready to go on, but the other 2 are back being machined again as they were fouling the rear brake calipers


i have also made a start on my new engine and so far i have fitted the crank, cam and timed up the bottom end.
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Post by: BriC on 17:28, Thu 14 May 2009
Cheese and rice! Makes me appreciate just how rust free mine really is  :shock:
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Post by: r5gttraider on 18:19, Thu 14 May 2009
wow  :Shock:

tin worm realy set to work there, id check behind the rear bumper to, the part thats behind the arch but covered by the bumper
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Post by: davefox on 18:21, Thu 14 May 2009
dread removing the side skirts on mine now even though underneath looks very clean!!

want to pm me your post code? and best price for wheels?
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Post by: jimmy_b on 18:56, Thu 14 May 2009
r5gttraider - ther rear bumper mounts are supprisingly rot free. i was shocked lol. its the sills and the front end thats rusty. ive got my new inner wheel arches from renault but im still waiting on my front panel to arrive from france
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Post by: r5gttraider on 19:56, Thu 14 May 2009
cool, well at lest your sorting it now so you wont have to worry for some time
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 15:28, Fri 15 May 2009
i was quiet surprised to see the rot,this car looked like it has been well looked after,at least your getting it sorted 8)
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Post by: jimmy_b on 19:07, Sat 16 May 2009
all the welding is now sorted. i shall get some photos up tomorrow sometime. there probly crap though as i forgot my camera so used my mobile
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Post by: jimmy_b on 23:32, Tue 26 May 2009
update 26.05.2009

finally got my new wheels on. some of you on rtoc might already of seen them as my brother posted up a couple of photos.

anyway, hope you like

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01356.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01355.jpg)

borbet a's
7.5x16 et20 4x100. they took some work to get them to fit as only the stud pattern was right but well worth it in my eyes!
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Post by: davesgtt,s on 23:35, Tue 26 May 2009
that 5s lookin better everytime i see it....love that colour.
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Post by: jimmy_b on 23:40, Tue 26 May 2009
next up a new straight grill i think and some phase2 front arches
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Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 23:41, Tue 26 May 2009
are they borbet mate .how much did they set you back .?
they look smart as hell
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Post by: r5matt on 23:42, Tue 26 May 2009
i really like this 5 ,
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Post by: davesgtt,s on 23:46, Tue 26 May 2009
is there any defferance between phase 1 and 2 front arches???
i thought it was just the back.
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Post by: jimmy_b on 23:53, Tue 26 May 2009
phase2 front arches meet the skirts and are angled at the bottom. phase1 stop just short and are flat at the bottom
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Post by: davesgtt,s on 23:57, Tue 26 May 2009
i may be getting a full phase 2 kit in a couple if days in electric blue if i find the funds to buy the car.
will allso have phase 1 rear arches but with the grill bits at the back smoothed like the phase 2 but still with bottom wheel vent..

u interested?no need to paint them.
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Post by: jimmy_b on 00:02, Wed 27 May 2009
i have a couple sets of front arches but a set of good skirts, phase2 front arches and a couple of good condition wings wouldnt go amiss tbh
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Post by: davesgtt,s on 00:08, Wed 27 May 2009
wont have wings but ill have a full spare kit in your colour.
ill let you know mate if i get it,times are hard at the mo tho.
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Post by: jimmy_b on 00:11, Wed 27 May 2009
not to worry dave, im in no despirate need, but if the offer comes up then i would be stupid to miss it lol
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Post by: davesgtt,s on 00:15, Wed 27 May 2009
i do have all that come to think of it mate,not in your colour tho but they are all in good nick
both wings,bothskirts,all four arches.

yours mate if you want them.
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Post by: jimmy_b on 00:36, Wed 27 May 2009
wings are main priority atm. any pics?
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Post by: davesgtt,s on 00:40, Wed 27 May 2009
there on the shell im giving away but nobody wants it.if you look in the parts section ull see it.
no rust or dents..
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 18:40, Wed 27 May 2009
lovin it bud a bit of euro stylin!!!!! :D
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Post by: jimmy_b on 00:25, Thu 04 June 2009
finally got some better photos. spent about 6hrs on sunday mopping and cleaning it and now im paying for it in sunburn lol.

anyway. hope you like

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4633.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4634.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4636.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4639.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4642.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4647.jpg)
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Post by: r5matt on 01:14, Thu 04 June 2009
like it mate , pay backs a bitch , Aye!!
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Post by: BriC on 15:31, Thu 04 June 2009
Quote from: "jimmy_b"
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4633.jpg)


New desktop background  :D
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 17:32, Thu 04 June 2009
Nice house. :D
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Post by: LEE on 19:32, Thu 04 June 2009
Looks stunning, love the alloys and mirrors.

Could I use this picture for the homepage ??

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4634.jpg)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:03, Thu 04 June 2009
lookin the dogs danglees mate,looks like you had a pro photographer take em photos  :lol: well worth the effort mate 8)  8)  8)  8)  8)
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Post by: jimmy_b on 22:27, Thu 04 June 2009
lee - your more than welcome to use any of the photos. i have more if you want to choose from them lol.

bazr - cheers chap. no pro, just me lol. and a good back ground. got chucked out last time i went there for photos cause its national trust  :lol:

mirrors were just abit of inspriation as i had a couple spare sets. toying with chequering the fuel flap also and poss vinyl the roof for FCS
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:13, Wed 10 June 2009
Love it!  very different...its hard to be different and not ruin it... but that looks great..  well done for having the balls to mod those arches to fit those fat wheels.. :)  (cool pics)
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Post by: jimmy_b on 23:46, Wed 10 June 2009
gttboost - cheers. ive always wanted a set of borbet a's so i was going to do what ever it needed to get them on it lol. i ended up having the spigot holes enlarged and the rear of the mating face machined so it would clear my rear brakes.

its changed abit more now and ive kind of got the euro bug i think but i'll next upload photos after FCS09
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Post by: jimmy_b on 00:23, Tue 16 June 2009
heres a few photos from FCS09, it was an awesome day!!

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs093.snc1/4948_207013155006_531715006_7043323_6764906_n.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs093.snc1/4948_207013155006_531715006_7043323_6764906_n.jpg)

(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs093.snc1/4948_207013410006_531715006_7043361_7300201_n.jpg)

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs093.snc1/4948_207013430006_531715006_7043365_3789197_n.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs113.snc1/4948_207013265006_531715006_7043339_7599094_n.jpg)

(http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs090.snc1/4650_1160612851035_1099204308_477559_964551_n.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs090.snc1/4650_1160613011039_1099204308_477563_6750605_n.jpg)

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs110.snc1/4650_1160613051040_1099204308_477564_718200_n.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs090.snc1/4650_1160616331122_1099204308_477643_6340384_n.jpg)

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs110.snc1/4650_1160616371123_1099204308_477644_6213588_n.jpg)

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs090.snc1/4650_1160616451125_1099204308_477645_4077586_n.jpg)


and the 5's that were on the stand (mine, marks, carters, oli's and lee's dimma)

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs113.snc1/4948_207013450006_531715006_7043368_3765234_n.jpg)
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 18:13, Tue 16 June 2009
looks better everytime you photograph this baby :lol: looking good with all of them on the stand 8)
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Post by: R4223R on 22:10, Tue 16 June 2009
Very nice.. i think the wheels set the car off..
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Post by: jimmy_b on 22:24, Tue 16 June 2009
cheers. the roof just finishes it i think. only did it temp but really like it so it will prob stay
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Post by: jimmy_b on 11:45, Fri 24 July 2009
heres a few more new pics. nothing really has changed on it tbh as im still waiting on the front end from renault. the new engine is almost built now but ive got to get it out of my bedroom and downstairs before i can finish putting it together.


other than that, here it is

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4714.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4716.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4720.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4722.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4729.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4725.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4723.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4733.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4742.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4739.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4740.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/100_4759-1.jpg)
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Post by: scratcher on 15:14, Fri 24 July 2009
Those wheels are so cool!
Theres a Corrado round the corner with them and I lust after them daily, haha.
The roof looks sweet like tropicana 8)
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Post by: markeyturbo on 15:43, Fri 24 July 2009
lol. wish i could of had the 9's on it rather than the 7.5's but there is just no way they would fit without some custom arch work. take abit of machining also to get them on here even as they are lol. this is james on marks computer btw
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Post by: jayy.cfg on 16:47, Fri 24 July 2009
i have a campus u can cut away on if u like, jus pm me, ur need to do the work
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Post by: jimmy_b on 18:49, Sat 25 July 2009
heres the new engine, partially built, but somehow ive gotta get it down stairs lol

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00101.jpg)


and my refurbed water pump. think the st orange has got to go though

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00102.jpg)
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Post by: xenon on 10:21, Mon 27 July 2009
your GT and splendid  :shock:  :P

could you say to me of how much and you to lower have before and have the back please  :oops:
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Post by: jimmy_b on 12:23, Mon 27 July 2009
im not too sure how low it is really. maybe -80mm?
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Post by: jimmy_b on 16:21, Mon 27 July 2009
27/07/2009

few more new pics.

repainted water pump as i wasnt feeling the st orange too much

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00109.jpg)

and a few other bits that got the vauxhall anthracite touch

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00112.jpg)

new track rod ends

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00110.jpg)

new driveshafts

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00107.jpg)

and as it sits

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00108.jpg)

now waitin for it to stop raining so i can attack my spare rocker cover with a grinder
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Post by: jimmy_b on 17:07, Mon 27 July 2009
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/th_MOV02351.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/?action=view&current=MOV02351.flv)
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Post by: mikebrfc on 18:55, Mon 27 July 2009
i love your 5, it's definitely up there with the best. strap your engine to a matress and get someone you don't like to catch it when it slides down the stairs
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Post by: xenon on 23:18, Mon 27 July 2009
Quote from: "jimmy_b"
im not too sure how low it is really. maybe -80mm?



thank you very much of your answer!!

and under which marks of suspension ?
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Post by: jimmy_b on 11:58, Tue 28 July 2009
mikebrfc - thats an idea lol. my car is directly below my bedroom so thought about cutting a hole in my floor n drop it straight inthe bay haha

xenon - ive got avo coilovers on there
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Post by: James5 on 21:40, Thu 13 August 2009
Quote from: "jimmy_b"
cheers. the roof just finishes it i think. only did it temp but really like it so it will prob stay


out if interest where did you get he vinyl to do the roof? I am toying with the idea of doing something to my tungy roof.
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Post by: GTTboost on 01:29, Tue 18 August 2009
Quote from: "jimmy_b"
mikebrfc - thats an idea lol. my car is directly below my bedroom so thought about cutting a hole in my floor n drop it straight inthe bay haha



Wallace and Grommet style...so u slip straight out the end of the bed and into ur trousers on the way down!
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Post by: xenon on 17:35, Tue 06 October 2009
news of this superb GT  :P
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Post by: jimmy_b on 23:38, Tue 06 October 2009
update 06.10.2009

fianlly managed to get some flat centre caps for my wheels. i think it looks soo much better now with them.

other than that nothing has changed tbh. engines leaks more and more oil but i have a new engine waiting to be fitted once i finally get round to replacing the front end (ive got all the panels now)

otherwise ive got a couple ideas for the engine bay but not 100% sure if im going to do it yet

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00214.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00215.jpg)
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Post by: BriC on 23:53, Wed 07 October 2009
Wheels are sexy!
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Post by: Jay-normous on 18:04, Sat 10 October 2009
Just read the whole thread, great work done..  where did you get the VNT from..?
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Post by: jimmy_b on 18:12, Sat 10 October 2009
jay - cheers chap. i got my VNT from ebay. bargin at £350 i think considering i was given £150 for my old t25  :D

i'll have new photos tomorrow as its on the show and shine at modified live
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Post by: jimmy_b on 20:14, Tue 13 October 2009
few photos  from modified live on sunday

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00220.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00222.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/modlive092.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/modlive09.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/modlive095.jpg)
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Post by: jayy.cfg on 20:37, Tue 13 October 2009
my i ask what alloys u got and how much they go for ? or how much deeps can be from
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Post by: xenon on 21:07, Tue 13 October 2009
your GT are superb !!!  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:
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Post by: jimmy_b on 21:08, Tue 13 October 2009
jayy - ive got borbet a's in et15 7.5x16" running 195/40r16 toyo tyres.

they dont make them for the 5. they were oridgenally for a e30 bmw but i have had to get them machined to fit my car.
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Post by: jayy.cfg on 21:21, Tue 13 October 2009
im after some deep dishes . i take it getting them machined to fit cost a bit or doesnt it?

i was thinking of getting a set of 'Kerscher Carmona' deep dish alloys
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Post by: jimmy_b on 21:26, Tue 13 October 2009
if it wasnt for a friend being an engineer then it would of cost alot more. there are loads of dip dish alloys about that will fit the 5. its just finding something that someone hasnt done.

as far as i know i have the only 5 gt on 16" borbets in the uk, if not europe. there are a few 15" borbets about though
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Post by: jayy.cfg on 22:36, Tue 13 October 2009
did u have to do any work to the arches for them to go on?
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Post by: jimmy_b on 19:20, Wed 14 October 2009
i had to cut the entire lip off the arches but they still scrub all the time as the arch is always sitting on the tyre
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Post by: Maxwell on 09:28, Thu 15 October 2009
Think the 16s are an overkill on the car but still looks nice, though tbh the williams wheels were nicer imo

if i was veedubbing an r5 it would have zender turbos
Title: Re: 1986 electric blue phase1 - updated 13.10.2009
Post by: jimmy_b on 22:46, Mon 19 October 2009
im putting a uk feel to the euro look lol.

the 5 isnt rounded enough for full on euro and you cant make it look smooth enough imo
Title: Re: 1986 electric blue phase1 - updated 13.10.2009
Post by: Matt_GTT on 07:10, Tue 10 November 2009
Just had a read through your journal dude! Lovely PH1! i feel your pain on the sills though, i've just done the same with mine!! Just out of interest, where did you get your front bumper from?
Cheers
Matt
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Post by: jimmy_b on 19:44, Mon 16 November 2009
Quote from: "Matt_GTT"
Just had a read through your journal dude! Lovely PH1! i feel your pain on the sills though, i've just done the same with mine!! Just out of interest, where did you get your front bumper from?
Cheers
Matt

the bumper is a std front bumper that i smoothed myself. the sills are only just the start of it. i recently got a place with my gf and im lucky enough to have a big garage now for the 5 so its been pulled off the road for the winter.

so far the front end is bare and ive started to cut off the panels ready to replace them all with out the tin worm. i have hundreds of progress photos so i'll get some uploaded asap. only problem atm is that i dont have the internet at home so can only get on here when i go see my parents lol.
Title: Re: 1986 electric blue phase1 - updated 13.10.2009
Post by: James5 on 20:06, Mon 16 November 2009
Sounds good matey keep us posted with pics:)
Title: Re: 1986 electric blue phase1 - updated 13.10.2009
Post by: jimmy_b on 20:35, Mon 16 November 2009
just a couple of photos. its going to under go a full make over. the passenger sill is rotten also

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00298.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00321.jpg)
Title: Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
Post by: James5 on 21:54, Mon 16 November 2009
Feck me just a bit of rust :lol:
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Post by: 5-Mission on 22:08, Mon 16 November 2009
How long ago was it painted as your paint always looks mint but that rust looks like it's built up over quite some time? Looks like a new front panel job?!
Title: Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
Post by: jimmy_b on 22:33, Mon 16 November 2009
no idea. think the passenger corner has been replaced at some point?

im replacing the front upper panel, headlight buckets (both sides), crossmember, both inner wing panels and both front wings. also plan to freshen up the engine bay and move as much as poss out of sight.

also wheels are going to be refurbed again to make it abit more euro

prob wont update for another week now as off back to mine but i'll make sure to get some progress pics as the week goes on. next step is finish pulling the engine out then cut off the front end panels ready to make way for the new ones.
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Post by: James5 on 23:25, Mon 16 November 2009
That a devil strut brace I spy?
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Post by: jimmy_b on 20:37, Tue 24 November 2009
you would be right there james. aparently there really rare??

heres a couple more photos. sorry there abit few and far between. once ive got the net sorted at hime i'll be able to update more frequently.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00346.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00348.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00351.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00354.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00356.jpg)
Title: Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
Post by: 5-Mission on 20:43, Tue 24 November 2009
Aaaargh!! All the same sort of work that mine needs going on on yours but actually getting done - damn I've really gotta get my arse in gear!!! :(  :lol:
Title: Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
Post by: baby blue r5 gtt on 09:43, Wed 25 November 2009
jesus, always thought this car was mint, goes to show its not whats on top that counts
Title: Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
Post by: jimmy_b on 14:36, Sun 29 November 2009
quick update. front end is now totally bare. just two chassis legs poking out lol. i'll get my bro (markeyturbo) to upload some pics later

 :D
Title: Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:31, Sun 29 November 2009
It's good to see a proper job being done, not just being covered with underseal.  8)
Title: Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
Post by: jimmy_b on 20:07, Sun 06 December 2009
just a few more pics

totally stripped back to the chassis legs only

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00383.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00384.jpg)

new cross member welded on and other panels trial fitted

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00385.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00386.jpg)

new brake pipe made up and hidded. (old one snapped when it was removed so it was badly rotton)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00387.jpg)

i'll get more pics as and when
Title: Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
Post by: bazr5gtt on 20:29, Sun 06 December 2009
hey jimmy mate that brings back memorys for me replacing the front end :D its gonna look really good once shes on and painted,keep us posted bud 8)
Title: Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
Post by: xenon on 02:14, Sun 13 December 2009
superb work which you made on your GT !!
is not necessary to be afraid to attack itself has the body!!
on the other hand could you say to me, if does it before and still dispos in England?  and what a price has!!
because in France, it is on standby !

I speak about numbers 7 on the photographs
(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/6135/fasseavanddegt.png)

thank you for all. 8)
Title: Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (13/12/2009)
Post by: jimmy_b on 16:35, Sun 13 December 2009
heres a couple of sneak pics.
bumper, wings and grill are all from renault.

all panels are just resting on atm to check to fitment. last thing i want is to weld anything on with it out of alignment.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00407.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00402.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00417.jpg)
Title: Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (13/12/2009)
Post by: r5matt on 22:57, Mon 14 December 2009
go on son ! Doing it propa , gets me Excitied ! Goooooood Luck
Title: Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (13/12/2009)
Post by: jimmy_b on 13:36, Tue 22 December 2009
cheers. borbets are back from there refurb now and its back on its wheels over xmas so it can be moved about before i tackle it some more after xmas when its not soo cold in my garage.

i'll get some more pics uploaded this eve hopefully
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive
Post by: jimmy_b on 18:17, Sat 02 January 2010
few more progress photots

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00429.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00441.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00452.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00459.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00464.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00465.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00468.jpg)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: bazr5gtt on 20:11, Thu 07 January 2010
hey bud youve been busy,looking good jimmy its really coming together keep the photos coming 8)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (12/01/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 20:56, Tue 12 January 2010
found another hole in rear chassis leg :

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00504.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00506.jpg)

welded up and smoothed drivers strut turret :

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00507.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00508.jpg)

intercooler mounted in its new possition :

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00509.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00514.jpg)

time to start mocking it up with some panels :

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00511.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00517.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00518.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00521.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00522.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00523.jpg)

the wings, grill and bumper seam to fit alot better around the lights than i thought they would :

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00524.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00526.jpg)

i have also smoothed the rear bumper swage line, and made a start on the front.
also new mirrors have now arrived.

its all coming together nicely now. will all be welded together finally on the 22nd Jan 10
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: 5-Mission on 21:08, Tue 12 January 2010
Top job Jim :D  I don't think I'd have had the bottle to cut my front end off that amount and not lose heart! :shock:
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: philsr5gtt on 11:19, Wed 13 January 2010
looks really good mate
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: jonnyshaw49 on 22:08, Fri 15 January 2010
some fair work going into that mate, looks like you got the tin worm bad, te blue ones always seem to rust more must be the paint thinner or something.keep up the good work
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: markeyturbo on 20:42, Sun 17 January 2010
should be some more updates next friday, we've both got the day off and its welding day!

got a sneak preview of james's wheels and light the other day... i'm not going to ruin the suprise, some may love some may hate but personally they are awesome, something fresh and will make his car stand out above all others lol

 :P
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: bazr5gtt on 21:33, Wed 20 January 2010
sweeeeeet jimmy sweet looking really good mate as you said lights and panels all lining up beautifully,keep us posted bud 8)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 21:57, Wed 20 January 2010
hoping that it will all be welded up friday. or atleast the front end tacked into place and the passenger inner sill, front of outter sill and passenger rear chassis leg welded.

both bumpers are now smoothed, headlights sorted, wheels finished, and mirrors arrived.
hope that i can get the bumpers, wings, grill, skirts and all arches off to the bodyshop next week for painting.
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:09, Wed 20 January 2010
good luck mate ill keep my spanners crossed for ya :lol:
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: yojimsindahouse on 17:24, Thu 21 January 2010
i love that interior it really matches the car :D
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 16:50, Sat 23 January 2010
welding is now all finished. all panels have been trial fitted again so next step is remove all panels again and send them off to be painted.

i'll upload some pics soon

big thanks to mark for coming over on his day of and helping out, would of lost interest a while back without him lol
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 19:52, Sun 24 January 2010
just a few that my bro took of the progress. i'll get mine up soon

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs165.snc3/19247_435930155316_548345316_10824134_8158215_n.jpg)

(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs165.snc3/19247_435930175316_548345316_10824136_3407894_n.jpg)

(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs185.snc3/19247_435930190316_548345316_10824138_3053500_n.jpg)

(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs165.snc3/19247_435930250316_548345316_10824143_6524323_n.jpg)

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs185.snc3/19247_435930255316_548345316_10824144_8007832_n.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs185.snc3/19247_435930275316_548345316_10824145_627673_n.jpg)

(http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs185.snc3/19247_435930290316_548345316_10824147_4914243_n.jpg)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: markeyturbo on 00:11, Mon 25 January 2010
that was a long day but alot was done, funny how many times the welder was retired, and then unpacked again.. lol

at least now its 100% rot free... gonna be a beast when its all done..

next stage... ENGINE!
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: GTTboost on 13:06, Mon 25 January 2010
Havent seen ur 5 for a while... didnt realise it was getting some major surgery..  doesnt look easy but looks like its coming along nicely.. keep up the good work  8)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 18:21, Sun 31 January 2010
update 31.01.2010

front end is all back to gether now and i spent today under sealing everything.
i did have photos of todays work but my phone messed up and didnt save them for some reason?

next step is the engine
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 22:33, Mon 01 February 2010
finally some photos

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00578.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00575.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00576.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00577.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00578.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00580.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00581.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00582.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00583.jpg)

and after this weekend. front end completely stone chipped.
tonight i gave the strut tops a quick skim of metal filler.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00626.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00628.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00629.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00634.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00636.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00637.jpg)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: Ash-Lee on 23:07, Mon 01 February 2010
Looking good.

Ready for the summer?  8)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: hendyR5 on 23:18, Mon 01 February 2010
Looking awesome!!!!!!
Is that the new refurb wheel lying about i see????  :lol:
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 23:28, Mon 01 February 2010
ash-lee - long before i hope so i have time to run the new engine in.
mot runs on start of april so want to have it done before then. dropped all the panels to be painted off at the bodyshop today also to get them out my way.

hendyr5 - you have eyes of a hawk lol
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: hendyR5 on 23:34, Mon 01 February 2010
lol Cant wait to c it back together, its gonna look the dogz nads!!!!! :lol:
the wheels are certainly summit different, they'l look amazin am sure when the 5's sittin on them!!!! :D
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 23:40, Mon 01 February 2010
lets hope so. im yet to get it back on its wheels
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: gaz on 00:15, Tue 02 February 2010
she looks sweet pal. ive got a vnt on mine just got to get fualin set up. is it a pain to set up for a vnt?  :?
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 18:50, Tue 02 February 2010
gaz - the vnt is awesome once set up but it can take abit of fidling to get it how you want it.
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: ryanreed on 19:45, Tue 02 February 2010
nice work mate.another 5 kept alive!
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: gaz on 19:57, Tue 02 February 2010
mines set up to come on boost at 2300 rpm n hit full boost at around 2900 rpm. not drove the car properly yet as im doing some work on it ready for better weather in may time. but i want to make sure fuelings set up first... but heard there a nitemare to get fueling set up?? so im just worried its going to break the bank?? lol :?
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 23:08, Tue 02 February 2010
sounds like its set up about the same as mine. mayb abit laggier.
my carb is set up to be safe at 20psi and i just run it on that fueling all the time
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: gaz on 23:15, Tue 02 February 2010
sorry my mistake lol its set to come in at 1600 & hit full boost at 2500. did u set it up on a wideband? if so wot jeting have you got?? ive only just bought the car you see & want to get fueling set for frame of mind...
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 20:14, Thu 04 February 2010
one of my mates built the carb for me. hes done quite a few now and his 5 is awesome.
he normally brings his lc1 round and then do some roadtests to make sure it doesnt run lean under boost.

i would like to get a wideband afr sensor in there tho just to be sure
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: gaz on 22:53, Thu 04 February 2010
ok thanks mate. its got the nut in the exhaust for a wideband so ill get 1 & probably get some 1 who knows what there doing. cgb motorsport said he would set it up for me so ill see what happens...
thanks
gaz
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: hondaman on 22:57, Thu 04 February 2010
thats top work there mate, out of interest how easy is it to get the liners out of the block?
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: James5 on 13:47, Fri 05 February 2010
Quote from: "hondaman"
thats top work there mate, out of interest how easy is it to get the liners out of the block?

Easy peasey, but the head needs to be off :D
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: hondaman on 10:10, Tue 09 February 2010
this is epic  8)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: markeyturbo on 15:32, Tue 09 February 2010
Quote from: "hondaman"
this is epic  8)

and close to being finished ;)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 21:11, Tue 09 February 2010
now back on his wheels  :D

still a way to go though
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/02/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 22:44, Tue 09 February 2010
new engine repainted black, then next was the oil pump (flash brings out some of the yellow on the edges. its not seen without the flash though)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00651.jpg)

then the sump

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00652.jpg)

(where possible ive replace all bolts with allen key cap bolts)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00654.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00655.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00657.jpg)

head bolted down with 2 old bolts to stop the liners moving

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00658.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00659.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00659.jpg)

chrome fan bracket

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00666.jpg)

et15 7.5x16's with out the arches lol

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00671.jpg)

after i cleaned out the garage of all the old rust

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00676.jpg)

engine bay

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00677.jpg)

carbon scuttle covers

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00681.jpg)

prototype manifold (doesnt quite fit though)
 
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00683.jpg)

intercooler remounted

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00687.jpg)

and seeing as the wheels can be seen in the last pic, here he is seeing daylight for the first time in a few months

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00669.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00670.jpg)

that was mondays work.

tonight i have started to sand back the strut tops and i have started to drill the hole for my boost pipe to go through, but as the battery in my drill died i didnt get very far . . .

more pics soon

 :D
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/02/2010)
Post by: markeyturbo on 00:00, Wed 10 February 2010
james, please dismantle fan from rad and paint the rad satin black  :lol:
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/02/2010)
Post by: r5matt on 10:59, Wed 10 February 2010
wow at them wheels .. there some thing different alright Lol
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/02/2010)
Post by: bazr5gtt on 18:54, Thu 18 February 2010
hey jimmy lovely job mate wheels are awsome aswell something completely different,thats whats its all about,are you gonna be painting under the bonnet blue or keep it satin black? i just cant wait to see this all back together and looking fresh keep up the excellent work bud  8)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/02/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 08:56, Fri 19 February 2010
under the bonnet is going to be a different colour also, the black is just stone chip to protect it. spend last eveing on it and my bro is coming over again today to get the engine mocked up in the bay
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/02/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 01:20, Sat 20 February 2010
todays work - 19/02/2010

smoothed the strut tops

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00694.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00695.jpg)

ready to be trial fitted

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00696.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00704.jpg)

seam sealed

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00711.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00710.jpg)

bulk head smoothed

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00712.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00713.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00715.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00723.jpg)

gearbox in

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00723.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00724.jpg)

engine in

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00725.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00726.jpg)

hoses on

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00727.jpg)

mock boost pipes made up

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00728.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00730.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00736.jpg)

the end result

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00737.jpg)

next step is remove it all and finish the bay and paint
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (20/02/2010)
Post by: Benj88 on 09:24, Fri 26 February 2010
Nice work mate, I was Pervin on this and the orange one at French car show last year lol! Duno if ul remember my old car from last years show it was a c2 code on modernlines..
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (20/02/2010)
Post by: Steve! on 19:13, Fri 26 February 2010
I can smell the Tax and MOT  :wink:
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (20/02/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 19:27, Sat 27 February 2010
long way from mot yet. its still taxed though lol
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (20/02/2010)
Post by: salahithe1 on 22:31, Sat 06 March 2010
Hi there i started to work for carrilion last year in bury st edmunds and i have noticed this car is always parked outsided on the main road is this the car.   :D  :D
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (20/02/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 23:43, Sat 06 March 2010
salahithe1 - yes thats the one. im a mechanic at mazda opposite carillion.

ive been busy todayand heres what ive done :

decided to give the other blue renualt in my life a good clean and polish
(my gf's dci clio)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00747.jpg)

first up on the 5 was to get the engine back out. took all of about 2mins without a crane on my own

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00746.jpg)

after a quick clean i masked up the bay

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00749.jpg)

then on with some primer

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00751.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00752.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00753.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00754.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00756.jpg)

then on with the paint

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00780.jpg)

thats after two coats, then i ran out of paint. another couple of coats of paint, a wet flat and loads of laqure and it should be a job done.

i'll get some better pics tomorrow in the light
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (06/03/2010)
Post by: scratcher on 00:50, Sun 07 March 2010
Good stuff dude  :D

Are you changing the colour of the whole car or just the bay?
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (20/02/2010)
Post by: 5-Mission on 10:43, Sun 07 March 2010
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00746.jpg)
Holy crap :!: How did you get you gearbox that clean? I took mine down my local jetwash - was a total waste of time and £2.45, I sealed the diff off 1st, don't want water in there but there's too many nooks and crannies to get into to clean? Did you strip yours? :?:
Quote from: "jimmy_b"
first up on the 5 was to get the engine back out. took all of about 2mins without a crane on my own
I'm guessing you're built like a brick sh*thouse then?
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (06/03/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 19:15, Tue 09 March 2010
sctacher - just the engine bay is changing colour

5-mission - im just getting used to lugging that engine around lol.
i steamed the gearbox off at work and then gave it a lick of paint lol
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (15/03/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 22:59, Mon 15 March 2010
finally another update

first up is the steering wheel. out with the old and in with the newer

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00788.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00789.jpg)

then next was my bargin of polished parts. cleaned up and fitted

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00790.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00791.jpg)

i also have polished alternator mount and bottom pulley. i decided i didnt want to use he timing chain cover and rear lifting eye though

the block in process of being built

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00802.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00803.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00805.jpg)

freshly wrapped manifold

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00806.jpg)

inlet fitted

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00807.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00809.jpg)

and a better shot of the manifold and turbo

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00812.jpg)

next up is to wrap the downpipe and turbo elbow
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (15/03/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 23:15, Mon 15 March 2010
o and hers how the 5 sits atm

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00784.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00786.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00785.jpg)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (15/03/2010)
Post by: Ruske on 23:51, Mon 15 March 2010
veeeeery nice...i can see the haynes manual on the table
great work!!!
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (15/03/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 00:04, Tue 16 March 2010
that table is my car lol
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (15/03/2010)
Post by: Ruske on 00:08, Tue 16 March 2010
LOOOOOOL
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (15/03/2010)
Post by: jayy.cfg on 16:21, Wed 17 March 2010
i take it you sprayed the engine bay yourself ?

does make me want to chop my 1 up and hurry up and do it quickly.
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (15/03/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 19:49, Fri 19 March 2010
jayy.cfg - yeh i painted that myself with cans. came out really good although ive got to touch it up in a couple places before the engine goes in.
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 19:33, Wed 24 March 2010
some progress from the weekend

had some spare time at work so polished my alternator

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00817.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/?action=view&current=DSC00817.jpg)

finished putting to gether my brakes and made new brake pipes

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00819.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/?action=view&current=DSC00819.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00820.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/?action=view&current=DSC00820.jpg)

passenger brake pipe is 90% hidden in the engine bay

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00823.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/?action=view&current=DSC00823.jpg)

and relocated header tank and brake resivoir

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00821.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/?action=view&current=DSC00821.jpg)

and then spent ages bleeding the brakes.

im currently waiting on my new coolant pipes to arrive from samco (warrenty replacements)
also waiting for my custom ali intercooler pipe work to be made
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: James5 on 20:10, Wed 24 March 2010
Looking fantastic matey loving the White bay you and Mark are putting loads of work into the old girl but nice to see her on the road.
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: hondaman on 09:41, Thu 25 March 2010
i always have an absolute apreciation for work like this well done mate
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: Arturas-zender on 07:29, Fri 26 March 2010
Hello.

You might have problems with inlet manifold. I did the same , by insulating exhaust manifold where it have a contact with inlet manifold , visually everything seemed fine , but after I started the car , had some fuel leak from there  :roll: so I had to cut wrap in that area  :wink:
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 21:57, Sat 10 April 2010
engines in  :D
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:29, Sat 10 April 2010
Looks clean and tidy.

About the brake fluid res, did you have to make a new pipe for that or does the original reach?

I have to take my engine out sooner or later and it could do painting to match the outside, perfect time to move some brackets around i think.  8)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (18/04/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 20:29, Sun 18 April 2010
big update

after a brake fluid leak from a dodgy master cylinder, i ended up having to respray the engine bay again. this time it has come out much better though.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00839.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00840.jpg)

then gave the subframe a lick of black paint

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00850.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00862.jpg)

finally a master cylinder that doesn't leak

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00866.jpg)

engine off the stand and flywheel and clutch on

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00863.jpg)

gearbox on

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00869.jpg)

and in the bay for the final time

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00871.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00872.jpg)

and on with my hoses, courtesy of samco replacing my stained yellow hoses free of charge

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00873.jpg)

and after some messing around, decided to keep the header tank back in the std place or there would be too much pipe work on the drivers side

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00876.jpg)

intercooler painted black to hide it behind the bumper

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00882.jpg)

scuttle covers

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00883.jpg)

new boost pipe run

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00887.jpg)

and thanks to a good friend, its now also got a bonnet bra!!

i couldnt be euro without one

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00891.jpg)

next up is bleed the brakes and adjust the gear linkage then its back on with the borbets

 :D
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 20:35, Sun 18 April 2010
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
About the brake fluid res, did you have to make a new pipe for that or does the original reach?

the originals just reach. i did try my own pipe work but it was hard get it to seal on the master cylinder. you do need to drill a hole in the firewall for the pipes to run through
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: 5-Mission on 22:25, Mon 19 April 2010
Wow respect for all your hard work Jim - looks awesome. I think you'll be competing with GTTboost in terms of mintness!*  8)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 18:52, Tue 20 April 2010
it better all be worth it lol :lol:
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 21:25, Wed 21 April 2010
small update

finished boost pipe run

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00901.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00903.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00905.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00906.jpg)

also bought some nice new t'clips for the boost pipes and a new airfilter as the old piperx was looking abit old lol
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: James5 on 22:47, Wed 21 April 2010
Looking good matey loving the White bay
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: scratcher on 23:06, Wed 21 April 2010
Thats nice. Really tidy  :D

Is that a white bonnet-bra thingy?
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 18:35, Thu 22 April 2010
Quote from: "scratcher"
Thats nice. Really tidy  :D

Is that a white bonnet-bra thingy?


yeh my mate made it for me. its not the right colour cream but its just gona get covered in bugs neway lol
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: scratcher on 21:46, Thu 22 April 2010
:lol:  Pesky bugs. What else is going cream on the outside apart from the wheels?
I'm sure it'll still look good.
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:53, Thu 22 April 2010
The boost pipe run is nice and tidy.

Unfortunately with the position of the outlet on my intercooler my only option is to head between the alternator and radiator, otherwise i might of pinched your idea.  :twisted:

It's looking good.  8)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 23:27, Thu 22 April 2010
only the wheels and bonnet bra on the outside, then cream under bonnet.
kinda all goes with the interior lol.

my bro has been over this eve and we've really cracked on with it. if it wasnt for him i'd of prob given up ages ago lol.

tomorrow night it will be back on its wheels, and hopefully have some oil/coolant in it
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: markeyturbo on 08:32, Thu 29 April 2010
nearly there! should be running by weekend  :D
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: vasiR5 on 17:09, Thu 29 April 2010
nice car!!i've been watching the thread all along...nice transformation...keep up the good work
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: Maxwell on 01:26, Fri 30 April 2010
That engine bay is superb. Love the idea of the hidden header tank and brake fluid tank.

Keep up the good work
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (21/03/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 15:43, Sat 01 May 2010
its kind of alive ............. atleast its turning over now but seams to refuse to fire
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (01/05/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 17:10, Sat 01 May 2010
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00936.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00935.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00934.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00932.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00930.jpg)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (01/05/2010)
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:12, Sat 01 May 2010
Those wheels look mental.  :shock:

I assume theres somekind of vinyl wrap on the rim? Or did you paint the squares on 1 by 1?  :lol:
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (01/05/2010)
Post by: r5matt on 23:33, Sat 01 May 2010
propper Euro dub style I like it ! :D
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (01/05/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 14:27, Sun 02 May 2010
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Those wheels look mental.  :shock:

I assume theres somekind of vinyl wrap on the rim? Or did you paint the squares on 1 by 1?  :lol:

powder coated cream with vinyl wrapped rim. no where would wrap them as they told me it couldnt be done so i just ordered a strip of it from them and did it myself lol



its now running and drives, altho its still lacking a few vacuum pipes, soem panels and a MOT lol
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (01/05/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 17:25, Sun 02 May 2010
few more update photos (before the last set above)

new manifold. i wasnt going to bother with one but it was cheap and brand new.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00912.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00913.jpg)

inlet off and olk manifold

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00914.jpg)

new manifold on

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00915.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00916.jpg)

its close but it all fits

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00920.jpg)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (01/05/2010)
Post by: Ruivar on 17:56, Sun 02 May 2010
OMG!! That new stainless manifold looks absolutely insane!! Sh!t :!:  :!:  :!:

But does it make any difference, power wise?

Cheers.
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (01/05/2010)
Post by: greggyboy134 on 10:09, Mon 03 May 2010
I'd say if it was a decent manifold it should make a difference every little helps this is one sweet 5 can't wait to see the finished article and power figures i'm so glad i'm coming back to 5 ownership bet i wont say that when i have one though lol
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (01/05/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 10:49, Mon 03 May 2010
the manifold is from the company that make it for k-tec, only without the k-tec price!!
if should improve perfomance abit as the flow of exhaust gasses to the turbo should be smoother and constant without the usual pulsing from the std manifold.

i'll be getting on to the bodyshop tomorrow morning to see when my parts will be ready for collection. waiting on :

front bumper
grill
front wings
front arches
side skirts
rear arches
under light trims
rear bumper
mirrors
doors

once its run in and set up i will defo get it on a dyno

 :D
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (01/05/2010)
Post by: greggyboy134 on 17:22, Mon 03 May 2010
I think it will be worth it i haven't made my mind up what route i want to go yet as my last car was a 430bhp gti-R but i think i want a useable car as well so i dont think i will try and go too mental  :evil: i definately prefer the look of yours as appose to the big body kitted 5's i'm going to try and either get a raider or go down the raider colour route if i cant get one
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (01/05/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 17:42, Mon 03 May 2010
i like the look of the standard bodywork on the 5 so wanted to keep the oem look but with a twist of my own  :lol:

im not going for big power really from this, 200bhp would be fine as i just want to keep it as reliable as poss. but its no longer  an everyday car
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (01/05/2010)
Post by: Ruivar on 17:55, Mon 03 May 2010
Quote from: "jimmy_b"
the manifold is from the company that make it for k-tec, only without the k-tec price!!
if should improve perfomance abit as the flow of exhaust gasses to the turbo should be smoother and constant without the usual pulsing from the std manifold.

 :D
Okay. I have just heard that the tubular manifold does not make any difference. And that the car then loses its fine burbling sound. I do not know, though. I have not tried one...
Please let me know, when you know if it makes a difference :)
Cheers.
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (01/05/2010)
Post by: greggyboy134 on 20:23, Mon 03 May 2010
Quote from: "jimmy_b"
i like the look of the standard bodywork on the 5 so wanted to keep the oem look but with a twist of my own  :lol:

im not going for big power really from this, 200bhp would be fine as i just want to keep it as reliable as poss. but its no longer  an everyday car

mime won't be an everyday car i'm getting a run around for the missis for day to day but would still like the 5 to be as reliable as possible for when i do use it i'll wait and see on the power i do like your personal touch's they look quality mate,
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (01/05/2010)
Post by: greggyboy134 on 20:26, Mon 03 May 2010
Quote from: "Ruivar"
Quote from: "jimmy_b"
the manifold is from the company that make it for k-tec, only without the k-tec price!!
if should improve perfomance abit as the flow of exhaust gasses to the turbo should be smoother and constant without the usual pulsing from the std manifold.

 :D
Okay. I have just heard that the tubular manifold does not make any difference. And that the car then loses its fine burbling sound. I do not know, though. I have not tried one...
Please let me know, when you know if it makes a difference :)
Cheers.

I'm no expert as i've been away from 5 ownership from some time and when i did i didn't go for the big performance but i was always led to believe the standard manifold is quite restrictive
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (01/05/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 20:11, Fri 14 May 2010
quick update. the 5 made it to my work yday and i now have most of my panels back from the bodyshop. tracking is tomorrow and i'll start putting the panels back on after.only prob is the colour match isnt great, so i will need to get the rear 1/4s painted at some point. main thing is its almost back on the road
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (01/05/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 15:06, Sun 16 May 2010
everything is now back from being painted. new paint is slightly lighter and noticeable but i dont mind, the rest needs paitin anyway and can be done at a later date. spent a couple hours after work today messing around with the 5 putting some of the panels back on.

start

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00956.jpg)

wheel alignment

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00960.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00962.jpg)

first wing on (you can see its not the same colour but i prefer it to the old colour)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00965.jpg)

next wing

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00969.jpg)

bumper

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00973.jpg)

engine bay with its blue frame

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00974.jpg)

rear bumper

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00977.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00981.jpg)

drivers side with skirt temp fitted

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00979.jpg)

phase2 rear arches

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00982.jpg)

finished for today

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00984.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/5%20turbo%20rebuild/DSC00986.jpg)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 16:33, Sun 16 May 2010
Have you done wire hiding or is it not fully plumbed up looks nice and tidy
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 17:03, Sun 16 May 2010
thats fully plumbed in and running. still got the devil brace to fit once its polished
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
Post by: gt alan on 16:08, Tue 18 May 2010
WOW! this car looks super man, i realy cant wait to start work on my own now

if u dont mind me askin but were did u get the manifold from thanks
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
Post by: BriC on 16:44, Tue 18 May 2010
Looks bloody gorgeous mate! Blue is the best colour for 5's afterall  :wink:

Not too keen on the chequered wing mirrors and rear view mirror, although the wheels and roof look good!
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
Post by: BriC on 16:52, Tue 18 May 2010
I noticed you've painted the inside of your headlights? Subtle, but different finish. I like it.

Was it hard? I have a trillion spare sets of headlights, so I may give it a go. How did you seperate them then bond them back together?
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 19:44, Tue 18 May 2010
thanks for all your comments. its now all back together and ready for mot tomorrow
 :D

also looking into a side exit again if it comes cheap enough.

bric - chequred wings mirrors are gone now and ive got bodycoloured california mirrors.
i melted the glue on the headlights with a hot air gun and pulled the glass off. i didnt want to pay loads for different headights and std ones just didnt cut it anymore
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 11:24, Sat 22 May 2010
small update, passed its mot on wed with only a brake light bulb needed.
small problem on way home though resulting in a snapped rocker shaft  :(

main thing is its got the green ticket and ive got all the spares to have it back in a few days

 :D

i'll update pics soon
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 21:48, Sun 23 May 2010
engine problems

i think the liner seals have spung a leak

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00992.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00989.jpg)

snapped rocker shaft clamp

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00990.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01004.jpg)

head off to inspect for any damage, and all seams ok

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00995.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC00998.jpg)

sump removed to clean out and gain access to conrod bolts to remove liners

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01001.jpg)

will remove liners one eve and inspect them and refit everything
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:36, Sun 23 May 2010
What a PITA!

That's what happens when you make the engine bay nice and clean, it plays up and everything gets covered in oily hand prints again.  :roll:

Good luck!
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 23:09, Mon 24 May 2010
now built back up. not bad for an evenings work.
oil and coolant tomorrow and then its running again.
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
Post by: sparkysparks on 23:20, Mon 24 May 2010
What did you find in the inside of the engine?
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
Post by: andybond on 07:27, Tue 25 May 2010
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
What did you find in the inside of the engine?

Oil , rods , cam , connectors , a little bit of swarf...


( sorry couldnt resist ! )  :D
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
Post by: sparkysparks on 11:42, Tue 25 May 2010
Haha, ok, what did you find 'broken' in the engine. hows that
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 18:23, Tue 25 May 2010
only thing broken was the rocker shaft end cap. my spare rocker shaft sorted that problem out.

also took out liners etc. found some corrosion around where the liner seals go, which would explain the coolant and oil mixing. all cleaned and rebuilt and hopefully have it running this eve
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
Post by: sparkysparks on 18:25, Tue 25 May 2010
Nice, nothing major then :D
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 15:22, Sat 19 June 2010
bit of an update for you all -

since my last post i found that the cylinder head had a crack which was the cause of the oil and coolant mixing. i have since replaced the head with a spare that i had presure tested and skimmed. i didnt want to take any chances this time with it only a week before fcs10

the running in period is going well. roughly 200miles covered now (almost a full tank already!)

its first proper drive was to fcs so it was abit of a test for it after a few teething problems. luckily the journey there was eventless

heres a few pics from fcs10

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/FCS1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01080.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01081.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01083.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01088.jpg)

also last nite i picked up some new seats for the 5. i plan on getting them retrimmed in cream leather with cream suede centres

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01125.jpg)

and after a clean, heres my current interior

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01117.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01115.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01114.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01121.jpg)

and the 5 safely home again (wheels havent got too dirty yet)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01123.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01122.jpg)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
Post by: Ash-Lee on 17:26, Sat 19 June 2010
Looks really smart!  8)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
Post by: hendyR5 on 11:35, Sun 20 June 2010
lookin brilliant m8  :wink:
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 22:22, Thu 15 July 2010
not really an update but it should soon be going for a full respray as im not happy with the current paint on the car. the roof chequers have gone now also
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
Post by: SarahR5GT on 13:15, Sun 05 September 2010
what where the old wheels u have in the pic on there they well nice ?
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
Post by: Ash-Lee on 14:21, Sun 05 September 2010
Quote from: "SarahR5GT"
what where the old wheels u have in the pic on there they well nice ?

The original graphite coloured wheels?

If so, they are the wheels that come on the Clio Williams.
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
Post by: SarahR5GT on 18:00, Sun 05 September 2010
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Quote from: "SarahR5GT"
what where the old wheels u have in the pic on there they well nice ?

The original graphite coloured wheels?

If so, they are the wheels that come on the Clio Williams.


no the check 1's they look mint ..
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 21:51, Sun 05 September 2010
Quote from: "SarahR5GT"
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Quote from: "SarahR5GT"
what where the old wheels u have in the pic on there they well nice ?

The original graphite coloured wheels?

If so, they are the wheels that come on the Clio Williams.


no the check 1's they look mint ..

my current wheels are borbet a's 7.5x16"
not something that fits the 5 off the shelf. i had them machined to fit but might be getting replaced soon as i cant stop toying with old ideas lol.

the new seats are coming along slowly but getting there. diy retrims arnt as easy as i want them to look good (i hope they do anyway)

and still no word on my respray  :(
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
Post by: projectgt on 13:11, Mon 06 September 2010
Amazing work and dedication Jimmy_b.

Puts my broken expansion tank cap into perspective haha!
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 23:49, Thu 09 September 2010
quick update, new carpet arrived today, fitted my yellow fogs and new seats are coming along slowly
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: Rliaklev on 21:21, Fri 10 September 2010
Quote from: "jimmy_b"
just a few that my bro took of the progress. i'll get mine up soon

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs165.snc3/19247_435930155316_548345316_10824134_8158215_n.jpg)

(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs165.snc3/19247_435930175316_548345316_10824136_3407894_n.jpg)

(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs185.snc3/19247_435930190316_548345316_10824138_3053500_n.jpg)

(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs165.snc3/19247_435930250316_548345316_10824143_6524323_n.jpg)

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs185.snc3/19247_435930255316_548345316_10824144_8007832_n.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs185.snc3/19247_435930275316_548345316_10824145_627673_n.jpg)

(http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs185.snc3/19247_435930290316_548345316_10824147_4914243_n.jpg)

Hi!

Did you bay the fender from a Renault dealer? Do you have the parts nubmer?

Robert
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 11:00, Sat 11 September 2010
fender? do you mean the inner arch?
all panels came from my local renault dealer apart from cross memeber and upper slam panel
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
Post by: Rliaklev on 12:59, Sat 11 September 2010
Sorry, I mean the inner arch.
Do you have the parts number on the hole front to?

Thank you!

Robert
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 14:02, Sat 11 September 2010
n/s inner wing - 7750808513
o/s inner wing - 7750808514
bumper - 7700779906
grill - 7701367888
n/s wing - 7751625845
o/s wing - 7751625846
n/s inner arch - 77516660458
o/s inner arch - 7751660457

those are the genuine parts i used on the front when i replaced it all
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
Post by: Rliaklev on 09:35, Sun 12 September 2010
Thank you. That was to big help :D
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
Post by: 5-Mission on 09:54, Sun 12 September 2010
(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs165.snc3/19247_435930250316_548345316_10824143_6524323_n.jpg)I spent ages looking at this pic before realising duh.. rear axle driver's side?!!lol I electrolysis tanked mine recently. It rusts the electrode away and in between, the charge derusts the workpiece. It's just flakes off and leaves clean metal behind. A quick coat of primer and black enamel and it's lookin good as new :D
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
Post by: sirrell on 09:08, Tue 14 September 2010
I have this i do not need:

http://www.cgbmotorsport.net/slam-panel ... -469-p.asp (http://www.cgbmotorsport.net/slam-panel-front-upper-complete-469-p.asp)

if your interested?
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 19:27, Sat 09 October 2010
hears some more progress photos.

thanks to my brothers "barn find" (tungy gtt) i now have some old skool renault wheels. there in quite good condition but need a refurb as i managed to wash the paint off when cleaning the years of grime off them.

i really like it on them and it handles soo much better even on budget tyres

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/DSC01306.jpg)

i fell it might want raising a little though?
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
Post by: Benj88 on 19:30, Sat 09 October 2010
mate that looks awsome!! really suite it
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: Chadster on 23:30, Fri 04 February 2011
Crackig thread you have on the go here bud.... where did you get your rear lights from please mate as i would like to lose my reverse

whats the current siituation on the car
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 23:34, Fri 04 February 2011
the 5's now been SOLD, and i have a 182 in replacement. haven been on here much to update really so will get some pics up of its before it went (porsche teledials fitted)

the rear lights are std lights tinted red
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: Ash-Lee on 23:35, Fri 04 February 2011
Quote from: "Chadster"
Crackig thread you have on the go here bud.... where did you get your rear lights from please mate as i would like to lose my reverse

whats the current siituation on the car

The rear light is from the euro R5s. They have the reverse light/foglight on the opposite sides. So one euro light and one uk light gives you 2 foglights.  8)

EDIT - Unless there tinted......like i've just read above.  :lol:
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: Chadster on 23:36, Fri 04 February 2011
oh right that sounds like a fair swap lol i will get on internet and track one down then:)

liking those standard renualt rims
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 23:48, Fri 04 February 2011
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/31012011168.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/31012011169.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/31012011170.jpg)

both together

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/31012011165.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/31012011162.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/jamesnova/31012011156.jpg)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: James5 on 10:37, Sat 05 February 2011
Looking very good James, how you finding the 182?
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 16:48, Sat 05 February 2011
lovin the 182 so far.handles loads better than the old 5 ever did but then it used to suffer from bump steer,and its like a roller to drive compaired to the rawness of the 5 lol
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: Chadster on 17:19, Sat 05 February 2011
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Quote from: "Chadster"
Crackig thread you have on the go here bud.... where did you get your rear lights from please mate as i would like to lose my reverse

whats the current siituation on the car

The rear light is from the euro R5s. They have the reverse light/foglight on the opposite sides. So one euro light and one uk light gives you 2 foglights.  8)

EDIT - Unless there tinted......like i've just read above.  :lol:

yea i found a pair on ebay that im watching, think they 15 pound atm
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: Ruske on 17:56, Sat 05 February 2011
oh nooooooo, you sold it :(

it was IMHO one of the best 5s here...

shame, but at least you've got a nice 182...
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: xenon on 09:29, Wed 09 February 2011
en espérant voir son futur propriétaire s'inscrire ici ou sur RTOC , pour voir les évolutions , ou tout simplement pour là voir sous d'autre photo !

while hoping to see its future owner being registered here or on RTOC, to see the evolutions, or quite simply for seeing there under other photograph!
 8)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: BLUE85GT on 13:39, Thu 04 August 2011
:D Hi people!,I dont know many of you on here at the mo but hopefuly will get to know you all along the way. This message is mainly for james butterworth aka jimmyb as i  would like to make conact with the builder of my new pride n joy, And to let any followers of this car know that he is in good hands and is now undergoing even more restoration work to bring him back to his former glory!!. will keep you all posted pics on way asap, best regards new owner Dean.
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: James5 on 14:18, Thu 04 August 2011
Quote from: "BLUE85GT"
:D Hi people!,I dont know many of you on here at the mo but hopefuly will get to know you all along the way. This message is mainly for james butterworth aka jimmyb as i  would like to make conact with the builder of my new pride n joy, And to let any followers of this car know that he is in good hands and is now undergoing even more restoration work to bring him back to his former glory!!. will keep you all posted pics on way asap, best regards new owner Dean.


Welcome to the forum Dean, lovely car you have there as you say just needed some love and attention to the exterior to make perfect.  Get a thread up and some pic's when you get a chance
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: BLUE85GT on 14:47, Thu 04 August 2011
Quote from: "James5"
Quote from: "BLUE85GT"
:D Hi people!,I dont know many of you on here at the mo but hopefuly will get to know you all along the way. This message is mainly for james butterworth aka jimmyb as i  would like to make conact with the builder of my new pride n joy, And to let any followers of this car know that he is in good hands and is now undergoing even more restoration work to bring him back to his former glory!!. will keep you all posted pics on way asap, best regards new owner Dean.


Welcome to the forum Dean, lovely car you have there as you say just needed some love and attention to the exterior to make perfect.  Get a thread up and some pic's when you get a chance
Thanxs mate wanted one of these for years,well happy to have one with as much history as this!!, Thanx again thread coming soon!
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: James5 on 14:53, Thu 04 August 2011
Quote from: "BLUE85GT"
Quote from: "James5"
Quote from: "BLUE85GT"
:D Hi people!,I dont know many of you on here at the mo but hopefuly will get to know you all along the way. This message is mainly for james butterworth aka jimmyb as i  would like to make conact with the builder of my new pride n joy, And to let any followers of this car know that he is in good hands and is now undergoing even more restoration work to bring him back to his former glory!!. will keep you all posted pics on way asap, best regards new owner Dean.


Welcome to the forum Dean, lovely car you have there as you say just needed some love and attention to the exterior to make perfect.  Get a thread up and some pic's when you get a chance
Thanxs mate wanted one of these for years,well happy to have one with as much history as this!!, Thanx again thread coming soon!

I take it the car still has the VNT :mrgreen:  awesome turbo what ever you do never get rid of that turbo very rare and ultimate turbo for the 5 gtt.  Although if you ever get strapped for cash that turbo aslong as in good working condition should get you £400 - £450
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: tubbyG on 15:10, Thu 04 August 2011
welcome   :mrgreen:

havent seen this car in a while, good to see it back in the hands of a loving owner.  good luck with it and keep us posted with your progress!!

p.s if you ever fancy selling the turbo....... First Dibs 8)
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: BLUE85GT on 18:50, Thu 04 August 2011
cheers for replies peeps, will defo keep you all updated on the project. At the moment i have taken out the front and rear screens to get at all the rust under the seals, The front was a lot worse than the rear as expected, also smoothed the remaining holes in boot where rear wiper was as it only had rubber bungs in it and had started to rott aswell, not bad so cleaned it all up and welded a small plate behind the holes. Door cards have also had a facelift keeping the original renault shape and handle location but now made from mdf and fiberglass as im putting some 3way Focal Components in the front doors and the old cards had seen better days and where not worthy of trimming so new ones had to be handmade. All the rear has been stripped out apart from the seats and i have started on a boot build to hold a P3 Rockford Fosgate but trying to keep weight to a minimum. Well will be back soon loads of plans, got photos will load some soon!! :mrgreen:
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: sparkysparks on 19:09, Thu 04 August 2011
Whereabouts in beds are you?
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 19:03, Fri 05 August 2011
good to here the last owner didnt totally kill him  :x
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: BLUE85GT on 12:34, Sun 14 August 2011
:D hi jimmy, no far from dead mate! tubbys alive lol. loads of work has been done but i cant seem to work out how to upload pics!. call me dumb or something can you help me pls as im baffled lmao :lol:
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: BLUE85GT on 12:36, Sun 14 August 2011
also did marky grab the number for the guys who built the turbo? as i need to bell them up about seals n stuff thanx!
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 22:26, Sun 14 August 2011
thats good to hear. how much did you get him for in the end if you dont mind me asking?
best way to uploads pics is using photobucket.com

btw ive still got the cream headlights and the california mirrors in my garage
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: BLUE85GT on 10:30, Wed 17 August 2011
YOUR THE DADDY!!! lol i want the lights and mirrors mate big time, im trying to get the glass off headlamps as we speak lol was going to replicate, and mirrors aint looking to happy either so would be a real bonus!. I paid 3 for him emma wasnt budging much lol but i wanted him and just had to pay it, its weird because it seems like iv owned it a lot longer than i have. you could say we both feel at 1 with eachother lmao :lol:  
ps what happened to the carbon slam panel from the engine bay ??
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 11:26, Wed 17 August 2011
No worries send me a pm and we'll sort something out.also got the STD ph2 spoiler still
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: BLUE85GT on 11:55, Sun 21 August 2011
were did the borbet rims go jimmy ???
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 13:53, Sun 21 August 2011
There now only bros dci Clio.look soo much better on that
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: BLUE85GT on 13:18, Wed 07 September 2011
Quote from: "jimmy_b"
There now only bros dci Clio.look soo much better on that
hi mate just to let you know things are cool and going well gonna put some pics up for you soon hows the clio?? when you starting your modding lol
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: jimmy_b on 18:40, Thu 08 September 2011
good to hear its goin well. clio is awesome and only mods are the bright blue ph1 172 wheels and r888's for track. money goes on the camper now
Title: Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)
Post by: gp0715 on 16:59, Fri 07 October 2011
Hi! :)  Got a question for the Clio 16V instrument panel goes on without any modification to R5?
Must be manipulated or bracket, screws? :?
Because I've seen here in the forums, but I do not know anyone! :(

Thanks in advance! :wink: