Author Topic: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/10/2010)  (Read 111397 times)

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« Reply #135 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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« Reply #136 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
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Re: 1986 electric blue phase1 - updated 13.10.2009
« Reply #137 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

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Re: 1986 electric blue phase1 - updated 13.10.2009
« Reply #138 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?
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Re: 1986 electric blue phase1 - updated 13.10.2009
« Reply #139 on: 19:44, Mon 16 November 2009 »
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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?
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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.

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Re: 1986 electric blue phase1 - updated 13.10.2009
« Reply #140 on: 20:06, Mon 16 November 2009 »
Sounds good matey keep us posted with pics:)

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Re: 1986 electric blue phase1 - updated 13.10.2009
« Reply #141 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




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Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
« Reply #142 on: 21:54, Mon 16 November 2009 »
Feck me just a bit of rust :lol:

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Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
« Reply #143 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?!

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Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
« Reply #144 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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Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
« Reply #145 on: 23:25, Mon 16 November 2009 »
That a devil strut brace I spy?

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Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
« Reply #146 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.










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Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
« Reply #147 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:

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Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
« Reply #148 on: 09:43, Wed 25 November 2009 »
jesus, always thought this car was mint, goes to show its not whats on top that counts

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Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
« Reply #149 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

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