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elrenovski

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Brought a knacker
« on: 16:54, Mon 10 October 2011 »
hi there after playing too many video games as a kid  i fell in love with the renault 5 gt turbo and have finally managed to get my hands on one, unfortunately after removing the body kit i found that the n/s arch is rotted as is the sill, does anyone know where i can get a new sill from at all? also does anyone in the leicester/east midlands area have any bonnet hinges and seat bolts they dont want? as im really struggling here:









oh and a filler cap lol

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Re: Brought a knacker
« Reply #1 on: 17:11, Mon 10 October 2011 »
welcome to the forum   :D

if you need parts, alot of forum members use Mike aka "Phase I 16 V Turbo" - he runs http://www.gt-turbo-spares.co.uk and offers a very good service, so get in touch with him as im sure he will have everythiing you need.....and more  :mrgreen:

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Re: Brought a knacker
« Reply #2 on: 21:05, Mon 10 October 2011 »
I wouldn't dimiss it as a knacker just yet.

Rotton sills is common, they have spent 20 odd years hidden from view.  :(

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Re: Brought a knacker
« Reply #3 on: 00:27, Tue 11 October 2011 »
dont look half bad mate nothing is unfixable  :D

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Re: Brought a knacker
« Reply #4 on: 04:48, Mon 17 October 2011 »
welcome to the forum mate,piece of cake bud sills and arches are easy mate,like the guys said plenty of parts available,can you weld yourself???

elrenovski

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Re: Brought a knacker
« Reply #5 on: 11:58, Wed 19 October 2011 »
i can't weld myself but i have a friend who will do it for me. do you know of anywhere that sells the rear arches or is it a case of find one and cut them off? :) to be honest i think its just a case of everything looks worse than it is, but i am determined not to let this go to the scrap yard as ive never seen another in person lol

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Re: Brought a knacker
« Reply #6 on: 23:11, Wed 19 October 2011 »
thats a bonus mate if you know someone,it depends on how bad they are,you could patch them or cut out arches from another 5 or new quarter panels are an option aswell,it really depends on how bad they are,they do rot under the rear windows so doin a qaurter makes sense

elrenovski

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Re: Brought a knacker
« Reply #7 on: 14:07, Thu 20 October 2011 »
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
thats a bonus mate if you know someone,it depends on how bad they are,you could patch them or cut out arches from another 5 or new quarter panels are an option aswell,it really depends on how bad they are,they do rot under the rear windows so doin a qaurter makes sense

to be honest they're quite far gone, where would i be able to get a new rear quarter from?

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Re: Brought a knacker
« Reply #8 on: 07:48, Fri 21 October 2011 »
if there that bad best just do them bud,i got from my local motor factors,but there is websites ,likes beavers panels ,and haidrian aswell ,google them ,if you cant get one for a turbo,you can use a campus one ,you just have to cut the arch out for the body kit :wink,oh try renault aswell they still do a lot of parts for the 5 ,and there prices arent too bad,hope this helps

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Re: Brought a knacker
« Reply #9 on: 18:15, Tue 01 November 2011 »
after stripping the interior out today i found a couple of holes underneath that need patching but all in all so far it looks to just need 3 bits of welding doing, a new head gasket (hasn't gone just wanna be on the safe side) and the seats bolting in, so hopefully wont be too long til its back on the road.

are there any tips anyone could give to doing the headgasket as i've never stripped a turbo engine before lol