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GENERAL => Your cars => Topic started by: Sy5 on 17:05, Tue 17 February 2009

Title: My Tungsten Grey 5 GTT (pic heavy!)
Post by: Sy5 on 17:05, Tue 17 February 2009
So it's early days in my ownership, just had it nearly week now but so far i have loved every minute of it! Ever since before i could drive i was desperate for a 5 Turbo and i used to get a lift into my weekend job back then with someone who had a pearl white one.

When he came to sell it i had passed my test and was driving, i was adamant i wanted to buy it but back then my dad stood in the way and said it would be so much trouble and cost so much money. My fascination with them never died from that point on, so here we are 11 years later and i have one.

Friends over the years have owned a couple of 5 turbo's mostly modified examples, i have always been a big fan of the standard look to the 5 and swore that one day when i owned one it would be a credit to me and wouldn't deviate far from the standard spec.

Last Friday i became the owner of this 1989 G reg 5 turbo, it has 84,000 miles on the clock and as they go seems reasonably tidy all round. Previous owners have left their own little marks on it which i will slowly change and return back to standard.

How far i take this i am not really sure at the moment but i have room to keep it in my garage out of the way and work on it as my little project.

So the photos and updates will start here then.

These are following a 'rinse' off!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/13022009487.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/13022009488.jpg)

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(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/13022009489.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/888997-5-1.jpg)

So plans so far are to remove the seats and replace with originals, the lights are going in place of originals. The three gauges that have been hashed into the dash are going to be replaced by the original air vent. Toying with fitting Clio 16v alloys but thats early days yet.

Got an Alpine h/u to go in the dash, the tacky silver stickers that are apparently an 'alloy look dash kit' have been removed and all trim cleaned. About 3 miles worth of stereo cable, some of which was still live i found out! has been stripped out.

The air filter is going to be relocated, probably going to send it into Renault for a service which will be interesting...............

And so it goes on, as and when things change i will take photos and update the thread.

Cheers

Si
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Post by: Big Steve Raider on 18:16, Tue 17 February 2009
Those clear rear lights are lots of Put them on e-bay mate ;-)
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Post by: Sy5 on 18:25, Tue 17 February 2009
Cheers Steve - yeah i found that out this afternoon, acquired some standard ones so they will be on the bay shortly.

Cheers

Si
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Post by: Sy5 on 18:30, Tue 17 February 2009
Ok so an update already!!

Got my standard lights to fit tomorrow, a speaker grille as one was missing, door pockets as mine had been sprayed black?!?!? and on the weekend i pick up my standard seats!

Quick progress eh!

Will post some pics tomorrow.

Si
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Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 18:34, Tue 17 February 2009
Your Shiny Bits Could Do With A Buff Up Mate
Very Nice 5
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Post by: Sy5 on 18:39, Tue 17 February 2009
Yeah tell me about it! - got some Auto Sol and planning to get cracking with them tomorrow.

Thanks, see your local!

Si
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Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 18:43, Tue 17 February 2009
Ohh Yea So i See Just In Weston I Dint Realise Yea Im In Bridgy Nice One On Geting a 5 Man Ill Be Seeing You About No Doubt
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Post by: Sy5 on 18:45, Tue 17 February 2009
Yeah just 'up country' from you! lol!!!

Yeah probably see me around, i used to work in Bridgy but still visit few people down that way.

Si
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Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 18:51, Tue 17 February 2009
I Pop Into West Evry Now And Then Do a Little One Round The Old Mcds To See Whats About Lol (Im Not Sad Honest)

What Did You Drive Before
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Post by: Sy5 on 18:57, Tue 17 February 2009
Had many cars before this when i was working in Bridgy i had a MK4 Golf GTi in white then a BMW E46 convertible in silver with blue roof and then i had a MK5 Golf GTi in red.

Si
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Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 19:15, Tue 17 February 2009
Ah I See So The First Turbo For You Is It Mate
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Post by: Sy5 on 19:17, Tue 17 February 2009
Certainly is - been waiting about 11 years for it mind, circumstances are right now and it is do able if you know what i mean.

Si
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Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 19:26, Tue 17 February 2009
Whats That Now That The Fuel Prices Have Droped Down lol
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Post by: Sy5 on 14:14, Wed 18 February 2009
An update already!

Been busy today swapping off parts for standard ones i have sourced took a few pics -

The white lights came off to be replaced with the standard items.

Comparison -

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/18022009498.jpg)

Standard ones fitted -

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/18022009499.jpg)

Time to loose the crap painted door pockets!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/18022009504.jpg)

Ah that's better -

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/18022009507.jpg)

Removed the spoiler which has sort of removed itself to be fair, all the spring clips are in tact so hoping i can refit this nice and snug, looks odd without the spoiler though!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/18022009508.jpg)

So its all go on the 5!

Watch this space......................

Si
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Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 15:13, Wed 18 February 2009
Am i Rite In Sayin You Got This 5 From a Chap In Bridgy
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Post by: Sy5 on 15:18, Wed 18 February 2009
PM'd

Si
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Post by: Sy5 on 18:19, Wed 18 February 2009
Ok so been out there again this afternoon cleaning stripping rebuilding etc. i have removed both the rear windows and cleaned all the rubber seals and scraped the green build up out from the creases.

The plastic trims which run around the edge of the roof have both been off and cleaned along with the gutter - proper green and gunked up with years of sludge.

Me passenger seat is out ready for the originals tomorrow eve! :lol: very excited about this.

Also fitted this MASSIVE filter -

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/18022009509.jpg)

And here is a better pic of the engine bay as it is at the moment -

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/18022009510.jpg)

More updates coming soon.....

Si
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Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 21:25, Thu 19 February 2009
What Size Wheels Was The Bloke You Bought Ur Motor Off Selling Mate
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Post by: Sy5 on 22:41, Thu 19 February 2009
15"s i think - never saw them so not 100%, have is number if you want it.

Si
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Post by: Sy5 on 13:24, Tue 24 February 2009
Another update for the 5 -

This morning i removed the grey carpet and replaced it with the red which i think has brightened up the interior massively!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/24022009518.jpg)

The standard seats have now been fitted -

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/24022009519.jpg)

I have fitted the boot carpet i managed to get from CGB -

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/24022009520.jpg)

Parcel shelf is in -

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/24022009521.jpg)

And finally nice Alpine headunit slotted in the console -

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/24022009524.jpg)

So all in all a productive morning, still trying to return as much to standard as possible. Got a good clean inside and out lined up for Thurs afternoon so fingers crossed for some good weather.

Once its had a good clean and polish will upload some more pics. I know not that many people will be interested in this thread because you all know what a standard 5 looks like but i figured its good to show the changes and progress to date.

Si
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Post by: LEE on 13:40, Tue 24 February 2009
Looking nice now !! Dont put it in Renault for a service.. They aint got a clue about these cars unless they have an old timer who worked for them when the GTT was out.. Best of servicing it yourself or one of the well known GTT tuners..
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Post by: Sy5 on 15:25, Tue 24 February 2009
Cheers Lee i am pleased with how its starting to look. Since i posted about the Renault service, several people have said the same as you so going to consider the other options.

Next job on the list is sorting the rust around the windscreen.......

Si
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Post by: Sy5 on 12:18, Fri 27 February 2009
Well today the weather has been ideal for a good clean and polish, its dry and cool with no direct sun!!!

So out came the cleaning gear and this is what i finished up with, this was a wash, rinse, dry, pre wax cleanser, sealant, final layer of wax!

Also couple of the pics show the plates i hope to assign soon..... :wink:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/27022009530.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/27022009529.jpg)

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Post by: Ash-Lee on 13:22, Fri 27 February 2009
Looks nice, i had better get the suds on mine. It's two tone at the moment. Red + Dirt. :D
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Post by: Sy5 on 17:57, Fri 27 February 2009
Amazing how quickly the grime builds up!!! I nearly clayed mine today but had to refrain as leant my QD to a mate.

Si
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Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 18:31, Fri 27 February 2009
Looks Nice Mate Amazin What A Quick Sprinkle With The Hose Can Doo
I Been Out Tinkering With Mine Geting It Ready For A Headskim And Gasket New Oil Cooler And A Few More Goodies  :D
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Post by: Sy5 on 19:02, Fri 27 February 2009
Cheers bud - yeah its always nice to give them a once over, really wanted to cay it but had no QD so that will have to wit till next time.

You been busy with yours then, hopefully got a full set of silicone hoses, double capacity intercooler, stainless rad and alloy carb top to go in shortly!

Si
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Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 19:19, Fri 27 February 2009
Yep Got A Bit Of A Job On Me Hands Nextweek New Water Pump Headgasket HeadSkimed Oil Cooler Posibly A Front Mount Im Still On The Fence With that Dont Know Weather To Or Not New Turbo Bolts Low Temp Fan Switch An Thermo Door Pins And A Standard Spoiler And Grill For Now

Pm'd
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Post by: pebbles on 21:10, Fri 27 February 2009
yay standard all the way! :)
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Post by: Sy5 on 22:31, Fri 27 February 2009
Got to love the standard thing!!!

Got your PM mate - first dibs is yours.

Si
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 04:13, Sat 28 February 2009
Quote from: "Sy5"
Amazing how quickly the grime builds up!!! I nearly clayed mine today but had to refrain as leant my QD to a mate.

Si


Ahhhh, you have the 'detailing' bug.

I went all mental on mine when it was Tungsten, even as far as wet and drying some of the heavily scratched panels and polishing them back again with good results. But the difference in shades across the car really let it down so i just had it all painted in the end.
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Post by: Sy5 on 09:18, Sat 28 February 2009
Yeah i got into detailing when we recently owned a MK5 Golf GTi and spent literally hours on it every weekend, got a real satisfaction from it - people thought i was mental!!

The 5 didn't come up too bad to be fair, needs a good clay from the feel of the paintwork and was tempted to have it mopped once all over.

Ash - you have PM
Si
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Post by: Sy5 on 10:13, Sat 28 February 2009
Just gone out to the car this morning and there is some lovely beading on the roof - check it out!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/28022009550.jpg)

Si
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 12:28, Sat 28 February 2009
I was waiting for the beading shot! :D
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Post by: hoolio on 12:55, Sat 28 February 2009
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I was waiting for the beading shot! :D


The "money shot" to all us detailing nerds :)

Sy you didn't reply to the pm, do you still want those pics?
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Post by: Sy5 on 15:34, Sat 28 February 2009
Makes it all worth it! LOL!!!

Sorry Hoolio, been firing messages all over the place the last week just replied to your PM.

Si
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:08, Sat 28 February 2009
Quote from: "Sy5"
Just gone out to the car this morning and there is some lovely beading on the roof - check it out!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y136/simondavidr/28022009550.jpg)

Si


Looks like bubble wrap stuck on the roof..  :D   quailty.
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Post by: BriC on 18:42, Sun 01 March 2009
Looking nice :)
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Post by: UnstableCable on 22:47, Wed 04 March 2009
Like this trev, hope you manage to keep it!
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Post by: Sy5 on 00:18, Thu 05 March 2009
Cheers guys.
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Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 00:30, Thu 05 March 2009
I See Its On Ebay Mate :cry:
Good Luck With The Sell