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Offline radiomarty

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3 off repairs for Johnny5
« on: 24, July, 2012 - 18:45:55 »
Hi all - makeing the most of the weather I moved out of the workshop and into the garden to turn my attention to 3 c5's in for repair

The wiring looks very challenging and there are a number of issues for the top bodging gallery (not by the present owner) so I will post them later but in the mean time some progress ::


As received - although working two of them were a wiring nightmare :




A very large on - off switch



So decided to strip all 3 and start again - so far the motors have been rebuilt - one replacement gearbox - all new inners - one set of tyres - 2 control box repairs - one replacement control box - all bearings greased or replaced - metal work painted - new brake blocks and cables

Next to get the bodies back on with power wiring kits and new harness as required :




Marty

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Re: 3 off repairs for John
« Reply #1 on: 24, July, 2012 - 20:27:11 »
Looking good keep the photo's coming .....Chas

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Re: 3 off repairs for John
« Reply #2 on: 25, July, 2012 - 11:19:46 »
That will keep you amused for a few hours or so  8)

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Re: 3 off repairs for John
« Reply #3 on: 25, July, 2012 - 14:19:34 »
Looking good, nice bit of a production run.  More than originally done.

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Re: 3 off repairs for John
« Reply #4 on: 27, July, 2012 - 19:06:02 »
A bit more progress today - major head scratching on wiring but managed to get back to original :

From this :




To this :




And the none indicator version :




And found some little visitors:



Now for some of the bodges :

Wiring harness with quick release clamps :



Large on off switch :



The old belt slip fence mod :




And a good one that seems to work well :



Marty
 

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Re: 3 off repairs for John
« Reply #5 on: 28, July, 2012 - 21:42:23 »
Gotta love a good bodge haha. I cut the old sills off one of my minis to find them full with expander foam. What goes though peoples minds when they do things like this I will never know haha.

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Re: 3 off repairs for John
« Reply #6 on: 29, July, 2012 - 09:51:12 »
Some top bodging there !  ;D

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Re: 3 off repairs for John
« Reply #7 on: 30, July, 2012 - 15:09:18 »
Did the C5's actually work with all that bodging ... i would have thought the risk of something going bang was probably quite high  :o ;D

Looks like you've done a great job on sorting them all out .. well done  :)

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Re: 3 off repairs for Johnny5
« Reply #8 on: 31, July, 2012 - 20:53:00 »
Cheers Minidaz - yes believe it not two of them worked to a fashion

All finished now awaiting collection :

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Re: 3 off repairs for Johnny5
« Reply #9 on: 01, August, 2012 - 07:53:30 »
What a great line up well done They look like they have just come of the production line .....Chas

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Re: 3 off repairs for Johnny5
« Reply #10 on: 01, August, 2012 - 16:09:19 »
They look realy good, nice one. I am sure they will be well used now.

Lance

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Re: 3 off repairs for Johnny5
« Reply #11 on: 01, August, 2012 - 19:02:11 »
I saw them when I called in to visit Radiomarty last weekend , they are every bit as good "in the flesh" as they look in the piccies  8)

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Re: 3 off repairs for Johnny5
« Reply #12 on: 11, August, 2012 - 12:55:01 »
Top job Marty, they all look very nice.  :)

Retro Andy.