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Offline C5 ENTHUSIAST + RESTORER

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This is my latest restoration project ...photos before starting the Restoration .
I know that it looks ok but it hasn't run for about 4 years .and as you can see there is some surface rust .the tyres need changing .all the bearings need checking replacing if worn and then re-greasing .new brake cables . stickers a new belt / new power cables with built in safety in case connected the wrong way round .Front brake shoes + all metal parts sanded down cleaned and re sprayed /body will be deep cleaned /++++ the motor will be stripped down checked cleaned re greased , built back up ....control/box / pod wiring will also be checked and repaired if need be
new switch bracket / + connecting back the horn in the right place .stearing checked out ...+ + +  +
























Will keep you all updated ...


« Last Edit: 17, August, 2010 - 08:39:05 by C5 ENTHUSIAST + RESTORER »

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More photos of the motor striped down









 bearings / brushers look ok .Body just needs cleaning .Bearings need greasing Gearbox was dry needs a good clean and repacking with grease.
As you can see the motor shaft is in good condition the bearings are ok and not snapped of the shaft

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This is top notch Chas, I am really looking forward to following this thread!

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You don't hang about - keep up the good work !

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Got relations staying at the moment but will be free to start the restoration later this week (cannot wait) keep looking 

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Just managed to escape for an hour this afternoon and started on the motor it.s now ready for rebuilding up after I.v applied some grease to the bearings + gearbox .


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Looked a really nice C5 before you started mate, so its going to the buisness when you have finished with it, look forward to more pictures.

Retro Andy.

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Hi there Andy you are right but had not been used for some time and it needed a strip down and a good clean and some new parts fitted to replace some of the old one's ....
Will build the motor /gearbox backup first then start on the chassis
will post photo's as I go on .Chas


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Motor now rebuilt up bearings/gearbox greased .Now tested working great .



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Just been able to work on the frame primer on undercoat to follow .






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Frame now completed




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Just started cleaning up parts today .And started building up the chassis as you will see .








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Now completed .Just taken it out for a run and everthing was working great as it should be ...
As you can see its now a stunner .
The owner will be very pleased with it (Fingers crossed)











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Looks fab  8)


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Great job Chas