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Offline Lancealot

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My latest addition (2nd C5) - Restoration Now Finished
« on: 13, March, 2011 - 12:55:26 »
Hi just bought my next C5 of ebay, hope to get it next week.



Lance
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Re: My latest addition
« Reply #1 on: 14, March, 2011 - 05:48:46 »
Good stuff, how many do you have now ?

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« Reply #2 on: 14, March, 2011 - 07:40:49 »
Hi Andy, this will be my second & hopefully will get a 3rd at some point. The plan is to have two standard 12v and one 24v converted. Waiting for the right one to find me or a good conversion (possible with new motor / gearbox), waiting to see the trials with the dragon unit.

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Re: My latest addition
« Reply #3 on: 14, March, 2011 - 19:08:46 »
Hey Lance, I loved this one on ebay, i really wanted to buy it, but for me it was just way to far to organise the courier, just wouldnt have been worth the postal costs.

Excellent buy for sure, like the seat pad and the skill use of the mast top! 

Glad someone on heres got it, excellent news. Good luck and let us know how it looks when it arrives!

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Re: My latest addition
« Reply #4 on: 15, March, 2011 - 12:28:36 »
Glad to see the "you have to have more than one Sinlair c5" virus is still spreading nicely  ;D

Keep up the good work  8)

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« Reply #5 on: 15, March, 2011 - 20:53:54 »
Karl, Its not as many as your latest batch, That was some find. How have you done it finding all of them!!!

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Re: My latest addition
« Reply #6 on: 22, March, 2011 - 21:11:54 »
Pickup the new C5, It looked better on the pictures as it need a bit more attention but took a battery and jump leads with me and tested it before I paid. POD & motor works and has the original key switch & 2 original keys so it just need a really good sanding and clean. May even think of getting it sprayed but will see what its like before going down that route.

Here are some more photos:







Lance

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Re: My latest addition
« Reply #7 on: 23, March, 2011 - 12:19:47 »
They do all photogtraph really well, but yours is at least very complete. Although you'll never get rid of the deeper scratches entirely, as you rightly say you can at least minimise them with some sanding etc .Once its all cleaned up they'll hardly notice  :)

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« Reply #8 on: 23, March, 2011 - 20:54:57 »
Mine looked like that before I started, but it turned out well.
Take a look:-
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=278.msg1966#msg1966

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Re: My latest addition
« Reply #9 on: 23, March, 2011 - 21:40:37 »
mine also had quite a few scratches, mainly on the rear wheel covers though. it looks much better now, still a couple of deep scratches but atleast i don't have to worry too much about scratching it as i would with a pristine c5  :)

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« Reply #10 on: 24, March, 2011 - 08:56:50 »
Mine is a bit rough like that with ingrained dirt. So far I've found a very fine scotchbrite style fibre sanding pad works wonders. It doesn't seem to take the plastic off but will remove the bits of stuck up plastic from scratches and also cleans them out a bit.

I'm not sure what the best cleaner is, I've been using car shampoo with some added Bilt Hamber degreaser.

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Re: My latest addition - Restoration has started
« Reply #11 on: 27, March, 2011 - 21:33:44 »
Hi all,

I have stripped down the C5 today as its been a nice day (yes even for us Northern monkeys :D :D :D). And also installed some mirrors to my first C5.

I hope the Crawley run went well today and we could do with a Northen run if anyone else is up for it  :o :o :o.

Anyway stripdown photos.




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Lance
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Re: My latest addition - Restoration has started
« Reply #12 on: 27, March, 2011 - 21:41:23 »
wow looking nice  with those new mirrors  :) restoration is looking good already- i love how there's a large hammer next to the pile of parts

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Re: My latest addition - Restoration has started
« Reply #13 on: 27, March, 2011 - 21:44:03 »
Looking good Lance!
At least you managed to get your steering stem out of the frame. I'm having a pig of a time with mine  >:(

I'm on the Wirral so chalk me up for a northern run when I finally get mine back on the road...

C.

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Re: My latest addition - Restoration has started
« Reply #14 on: 27, March, 2011 - 21:52:46 »
Hi Chris,

I had also a problem getting to work out how to get the steering stem out. Re-scew the long bar back into the handlebar a few turns then tap (Hammer or a mallet) and it will pop a round nut out at the bottom of the stem and bob's your uncle, nice a free ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D. Hope this helps

Lance