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fordy

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #75 on: 16:28, Thu 07 April 2011 »
well the car is pretty much fully prepped  and whilst my bro was finishing off the passenger door shut....
I started to play   :mrgreen:

No grill at the moment as my old one is beyond repair so a new one is coming when i can afford it

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Bad boy louvered bonnet unknown origin?





Come to the conclusion that it wont be used ever as,
1. the bonnet needs that much repair work i have no energy left to do it
2. it doesn't suit the car imo
3. my brother hates it and thus wont paint it for me  :lol:

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #76 on: 17:56, Thu 07 April 2011 »
Stick with the OE bonnet, bad boy look is so 1990's  :lol:  Or you could cut the bad boy bits out as the vented bonnet is nice apart from that :mrgreen:

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #77 on: 19:30, Thu 07 April 2011 »
Just been through this start to finish, top work & I hope the respray goes well. I like the bonnet  :mrgreen:  I'm in need of a louvred bonnet I think as the valver lumps run hot, turbo will be hot. hot, hot  :mrgreen:

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #78 on: 21:17, Fri 08 April 2011 »
He's in the spray booth and omg its a big booth indeed
Seems like such a luxury to have so much room  :mrgreen:

Even treated him to a full tank of tesco 99 on the way  :D


Anyways pictures as always











One tall booth



Little shot of the stuff they have in for painting etc
They have a few redbull f1 racing units and even a few FIA trucks being worked on and a couple in the other booths


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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #79 on: 21:36, Fri 08 April 2011 »
Fuck me that is one big spray booth fancy another 5 in there  :D

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #80 on: 21:54, Fri 08 April 2011 »
they have 4 booths all the same size  :shock:  we could do a whole club respray  :lol:

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #81 on: 23:58, Fri 08 April 2011 »
Yikes!

What do they paint, HGV's?  :D

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #82 on: 15:40, Sat 09 April 2011 »
Yup all HGV and the odd private job car ;)

So after a lovely 530 wake up after my brother had attacked me with a torch in my eyes and slapping my head to wake me

We finished the masking then gave it a final look over and quick prep of some areas











Primered













Final coat

























its not been flatted and polished yet so still a bit "factory finish" here and there but that'll all be done in a few weeks at home

8 o'clock start tomorrow morning reftting everything ready for the drive home where all the trims will get fitted on and cleaned etc

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #83 on: 23:13, Sat 09 April 2011 »
Looks like a good job!

I bet your keen to get it all bolted back together, it's going to look minty fresh.  8)

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #84 on: 16:53, Sun 10 April 2011 »
He's back home after a little trip round to see my cousins and they love it  :D

Gave them a kick up the arse to get their tungsten one back on the road









Still a few trims to fit etc but the most has been done and we can have a rest for a week


BUT its not all good news! Like a true renault 5 it has a new problem.......

Its clutch has decided that with the newly rebuilt engine and all the new power plus a spirited drive home, the clutch didn't like it and started to slip on full throttle after 3k

So new clutch time yay....

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #85 on: 17:19, Sun 10 April 2011 »
Looking very tasty matey, typical after all that work clutch on way out

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #86 on: 17:32, Sun 10 April 2011 »
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Looking very tasty matey, typical after all that work clutch on way out

Ain't it  :roll:  Will put some more miles on the engine before changing the clutch and drop the oil again as i've only done 60ish miles. Its had a oil change at 30miles already  :lol:

Got home and was cleaning off the dead bugs with water and a cloth then put in the garage quicky as the bbq had just gone on and didnt want ash and grease on it  :oops:

Will be interesting to see if after 17 owners what clutch kit it has fitted  :?:  :?  

If it is a valeo kit then i'll fit a new valeo kit as the pedal feels fine to me, if its not a valeo then just a sachs clutch will be used as 120ish bhp is more than enough fun so far  :mrgreen:

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #87 on: 20:01, Sun 10 April 2011 »
Top work there bud looks really nice, a credit goes to your brother for the spray job, the best thing i can get off my brother is a cup of tea and i have to ask for that to :lol:

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #88 on: 20:12, Sun 10 April 2011 »
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Top work there bud looks really nice, a credit goes to your brother for the spray job, the best thing i can get off my brother is a cup of tea and i have to ask for that to :lol:

 :lol:

My brother has a motive. he'll be using the line "since i preped and painted your car for free"

Basically I've got to rebuild and fit a metro turbo engine into his L reg spi classic mini when he buys a good engine and everything else to go with it. and there was me thinking he was doing it cause he loved me  :roll:

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #89 on: 23:21, Sun 10 April 2011 »
Your brother looks like he knows what hes doing! Looks mint mate.