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C5 Alive attending the following event
Easter Sunday 20th April 2014 - Sandwich Gears of Change Motor Show - Kent
http://classicmusicandmotors.co.uk/flv_portfolio/motor-shows/


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Surprised I haven't had more replies or feedback/comments on this!

After giving it much thought and discussing with my e-biking community friends, I've decided not to modernize or upgrade the C5.

I want to do a simple restoration of it, keeping it as original as possible. As others have pointed out, it's a piece of British automotive and manufacturing history that needs to be restored and preserved...it would be a pity to change it or alter the appearance of this iconic vehicle.
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For Sale - Sinclair C5 Parts & Accessories / C5 for parts on eBay.
« Last post by Jim on 01, May, 2016 - 20:06:56 »
One of my c5s that i'm never going to get around to doing anything with is currently on eBay. It is not complete and due to being a garden ornament is very rusty underneath. useful for parts or could be restored if you already have all the parts you need?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272229031550?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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For Sale - Complete Sinclair C5 / Re: Very good condition C5 on Ebay
« Last post by BrooklandsC5 on 26, April, 2016 - 19:13:45 »
Is it your C5? Looks really nice condition and well kept, I reckon it will go up to £500 or more!

Yep! I've had the C5 for about 7 years - been extremely well looked after and cleaned and cared for very regularly. Once that chain tensioner's fixed, she'll be almost pristine - I hope to get around £500 too!
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For Sale - Complete Sinclair C5 / Re: Very good condition C5 on Ebay
« Last post by Paul Langton-Rogers on 26, April, 2016 - 18:08:12 »
Is it your C5? Looks really nice condition and well kept, I reckon it will go up to £500 or more!
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Really good C5 I'm selling on EBay.  Bodywork is amazing - has the usual ware and tare to be expected from a C5, but looks lovely.

Few very minor issues - main one is chain tensioner.  Needs repairing or possibly replacement.

Apart from that and a few other little things outlined in the eBay deccription, it's very sound indeed. This is an extremely good C5. All electricals work perfectly, battery connector kit installed. 

I've taken it to many shows and been to multiple C5 Alive events, completed the very long Zutphen run in 2011 with absolutely no issues. Would be great if it could stay in the C5Alive community.

Take a look!!    https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/222097039369
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For Sale - Complete Sinclair C5 / Re: C5 open to reasonable offers
« Last post by Paul Langton-Rogers on 25, April, 2016 - 22:38:15 »
OK I'm bumping my own post up and giving anyone interested 3 days to make an offer then it will be withdrawn from sale, and I will take delivery.

If anyone wants delivery to their door by a specialist carrier with a van, the cost will be £50 with full insurance included, and delivery will be within 7 days.

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C5 Support / Re: I seperated body shell... Oops!
« Last post by C5 ENTHUSIAST + RESTORER on 25, April, 2016 - 22:07:33 »
Hi I don't think that you will be able to find any material that will glue the parts together ...Sinclair used wire mesh and heated it until it fused both parts  together ...you can see it if you look close ..I think the only way  is to have it welded together ...
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For Sale - Complete Sinclair C5 / C5 open to reasonable offers
« Last post by Paul Langton-Rogers on 25, April, 2016 - 18:30:08 »
Hi all,

Here is the C5 itself...















I purchased the C5 off the original owner from new, who is now an elderly gentleman. The C5 has been in dry-storage for over a decade but as you can see, is in need of some TLC and restoration to tidy it up and get it back running again. There's no battery included, however the motor and electrics I have been told should be in good working order still, and it has the indicator lights on both sides.

The C5 is in Scotland (Edinburgh) if you cannot collect, I can help arrange delivery either using a man-and-a-van service or a pallet to curb side, cost of delivery probably will be about £50-£60 maybe a bit less if you're up North or easy to get to on along a regular route.


Photos album link:

http://imgur.com/a/d5dmL
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C5 Support / Re: New Owners Quick Start Guide
« Last post by Paul Langton-Rogers on 25, April, 2016 - 18:15:58 »


What do you do about rust on the chassis?

I assume it's best to try to remove this and treat the metal with some anti-rust paint, rather than just leave it and let it get worse?

I assume a complete strip-down is the best way to go when treating the chassis for rust, may as well do the whole thing, rather than just the rust exposed area?

Paul
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Thank you Chas for your reply. Your strip-down video is tremendously helpful and I've bookmarked it for future reference:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiSv35zsUtc

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