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fordy

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My white 5 gtt
« on: 21:50, Mon 16 August 2010 »
So i took a gamble and brought the car off my cousin as a non runner, no mot or tax, water mixing with oil project

Spec is pretty much unknown but have found a few things:
Alloy header tank
ktec alloy carb top
mocal oil cooler
alloy degassing camber
ktec bored out turbo elbow
bigger alloy intercooler
samco silicone hoses everywhere
engine rebuilt back in 2006 new pistons+liners, bottom end rebuild
scorpion straight through exhaust system
clifford g5 alarm
Ecotek valve (removed as soon as i saw it)

This is how the car turned up on my door step after being towed,
Carb and turbo had both been removed and put in the footwell  :)






then i started work on the engine to get the liner seals changed and inspect the rest for damage









Whilst waiting for parts to turn up from renault i decided to take the front bumper, front archs and side skirts.
Found a few medium size rusted through sections in the drivers outer sill and a small hole in the passenger side outer sill.

So far have cut out the rusted sections and put in new metal and welded it, seam sealed and painted with paint, got to do the rear of the drivers sill as the inner sill needs a bit of welding but need to drop the tank as its too close for my liking

Replaced both front wheel bearings and bottom ball joints as they were knackered

Then my bits from renault turned up :)

new heatshields as mine are missing
new headgasket kit
new rear window square trims as mine are falling apart
new sideskirt clips as most of mine have broke
Metre of brake servo hose as some knob has fitted a ecotek valve in mine
New coolant
Sump painted black by my brother
Also found out the whole car has dynamat everywhere







Rebuilt the carb
Dinner trays are good for carb rebuilds  :mrgreen:  found out some muppet had got the accel pump spring wrong way around so it was sitting on the diaphram and would of split it sooner or later


Then i got the engine all back together after cleaning the liner platforms (Drill wire brush attachment and flat screwdriver works wonders) new liner seals fitted, new headgasket

After much internet searching i found out where each samco hose should be
Engine bay now its fully functional but slightly smokey from turbo oil seal


Turned him around so i can start work on the back end so took pics of the front end all rust treated and painted black
 




Bolted the front bumper and pushed the broken grill back in place to look better for the moment


Now i got to fix up the back end
drop fuel tank
do small bit of welding on sills
fix the fuel pump and filter on properly
fix a fuel pipe leak
make a new reserve tank strap
raise back end as currently sitting far too low

Got to sort out the interior aswell as its a bit of a mess  :roll:

Then hopefully get it to work for a mot and i just need to get the turbo rebuilt and the car onto the rolling road for a fueling check and boost increase  :mrgreen:

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #1 on: 21:56, Mon 16 August 2010 »
Bloodyhell !

Go dude !

Another one back on the road.

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #2 on: 20:00, Sun 05 September 2010 »
did a bit of filler and prep work where i had to weld in a new bit of metal on the top of the sill the other day during the week



all primered ready for a rub down and lick of paint  :nodyes:

And had a decent amount of progress today  :)

Sill has been painted


Drivers and passenger rear sections of sill holes has been fixed and strengthened so much its a new jacking point   :D


Then the front archs, sills, floor pan, boot floor pan basically everywhere under the car has been waxoyl'd super thick  :mrgreen:




My reserve tank strap had rusted away and snapped and i wasnt going to pay 30+ delivery for one  :shock:
So i went all blue peter on it   8)   Mine cost 0   :P

Cut away snapped strap from brackets



Cut out length of metal from brothers crash austin mini



Clean brackets ready for welding, Spot welded new metal strap to brackets, welding outside in the wind with a gas mig turned out half decent  :)



Temporary fit on car, bend strap to right place and measure the second bracket and mark where it needs to be welded on to get a nice tight fitting strap



Spot weld second bracket onto metal strap and you should have something like this



Then it got painted in etch and chassis black paint, and a nice sticky foam strip was cut to length to stop it rubbing through when its all bolted up  :)


Then after arseing about with the exhaust to get it a perfect fit, took off the rear bumper started poking some holes and found some rather nice rusty holes to weld up  :eek:  So glad i brought a new reel of mig wire and gas bottle today

Provisional mot date is beginning of october fingers crossed if i don't go rust hunting again  :oops:

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #3 on: 11:38, Mon 06 September 2010 »
Nice one, glad to see another enthusiast joining.
So what are the plans once the MOT is done?

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #4 on: 17:06, Mon 06 September 2010 »
Sweet build mate.
Went through it so quick it felt like you did all that in a day :D

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #5 on: 17:29, Mon 06 September 2010 »
Quote from: "5teve L"
Nice one, glad to see another enthusiast joining.
So what are the plans once the MOT is done?

Always wanted a 5 turbo and never been able to scratch the itch for one, was fixing one a few years ago for someone and i've never been able to forget it  :D

Once the car is mot'd, i might send it off to my brothers work and get it fully resprayed in standard white so all the dents etc are fixed in one hit.

Then it'll be my winter run around so i can take my 200sx off the road, tidy that up underneath before the tin worm sets in  :roll:

Once summer is back i might keep it and drive it now and then or possibly sell it but i get attached to cars to easily  :oops:

Quote from: "sparkysparks"
Sweet build mate.
Went through it so quick it felt like you did all that in a day :D

cheers fella,
i'm a mechanic by trade so got alot of skills which helps, i thought this was going to be an arse of a project but its turning out the car is much more simple than i thought to fix  8)

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #6 on: 17:48, Mon 06 September 2010 »
I found the same thing when i was doing mine. The more i worked on it, the simpler and easier i found it, i could have it stripped in hours.
Good work, im lookin forward to the finished thing

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« Reply #7 on: 19:33, Sat 08 January 2011 »
started working again now the snows over

Before


My little helper making sure i dont grind my fingers again



And After




Doesn't look like much but we've done a fair bit.

Removed the tailgate as its scrap but kept all the wiring safe.
Removed the rear seats, drivers seat, boot carpet and under back seat carpet.
Removed the show roll cage.
Fixed the rust hole on the rear bumper mount and fuel filler neck mounting.
Fixed the captive nut so the bolt that holds the drivers seat frame to the body so it actaully screws into something and the seat dont flap about . :lol:
Hammered off all the renault sound deadening from the boot floor and rear arch sides.  :muahaha:

But i got pokey screwdriver happy and found another 2 rust holes

So i've crossed a few things of my to do list but added a few aswell doh!  :)


The worst rusty hole less than 1 inch away from the rear seat belt mounting point  :D
Some of the weld went shit near to the end as i ran out of gas and the gas regulator packed up  :x

This is just the inside part of the panel i've fixed, got to do the part in the wheel arch tonight  :)


Oh and you can see where i removed some of the sound deadening on the arch and floor


Rear seat backs repainted black


Interior going back in




Shopping this morning got some new engine bits


Took the rear windows out to change the 3 little rubber bits and well i'll let the pictures do the talking.......



My newly paint floor is going to get ruined :( even tho it'll be recovered in sound deadening anyways



Looks like the welder is coming out again..... surely there cannot be anymore rust after this?

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #8 on: 19:41, Sat 08 January 2011 »
Dont jinx the rust! Atleast your well on top of it mate your doing a great job. I like the wheels lol.

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #9 on: 19:55, Sat 08 January 2011 »
This is gonna be a minter when you've finished :D  Seems to be the trouble with these cars - the more you dig around the more rust you seem to uncover. I lifted my original sound deadening in the boot only to find rust in the same place as yours. :roll: right where the boot floor meets the bottom lip of the inner wing underneath!
Shame about the rear window surrounds though.. :(  that's gotta be bad prep in the factory surely?
Keep posting up your progress though, am liking the wheels too.. look good in white, can't tell if they're 16's or 17's??

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« Reply #10 on: 22:48, Sat 08 January 2011 »
My rear windows went like that, not quite as bad though.

I had no idea until it went to be painted and i pulled the rubber off, a load of red dust just fell out.

I'll have to check my rear arches, not the first time i have seen it in that place and the tin worm on mine is cropping up all over the place.

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #11 on: 22:49, Sat 08 January 2011 »
i keep saying "its the last of the welding" but then i keep finding more whenever i pack the welder away  :roll:  At least it should last a fair few more years when i'm finished  :mrgreen:

The worst part of a 5 i've found is the renault underseal its so thick in places that when tapped it sounds fine but if you heat it up and scrape it away you've find it's rotten  :(

The wheels are very nice design and 17inch but they are in such bad condition and the car scubs on full lock so they're getting changed for refurb'd renault 19 wheels which are 16inch and a bit smaller width tyre

Pretty much got the drivers window bit all fab'd up out of metal and clamped up in place just needs welding into place. Glad i found it now before we took to the car to be resprayed

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #12 on: 06:38, Sun 09 January 2011 »
seems to coming along along nicely mate, good luck with it

i know ive some rust on the rear windows but i just hope its not as bad as that tho

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #13 on: 15:57, Sun 09 January 2011 »
Looking good matey car looks sweet in white with the white alloys, ive seen abit of rot on outside of the windows but never inside good job you know how to handle a welder  :lol:, keep the pics up :D

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #14 on: 20:00, Sun 09 January 2011 »
Driver side has all been welded and fixed just needs some paint, welding took quite a bit of time having to let the panel cool down so it didnt warp but its looks fine  8)  :D

Passenger side shouldn't take too long as its not half as bad  :mrgreen: