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Author Topic: My latest addition (2nd C5) - Restoration Now Finished  (Read 7498 times)

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ScubaChris

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Re: My latest addition - Restoration has started
« Reply #15 on: 27, March, 2011 - 21:58:28 »
Yeah, if only it was that simple... The bolt and cone came out really easily but the stem itself seems to have rusted solid into the outer tube. Hopefully if I hit it and swear at it a bit longer it'll come out, the swine.  ; >:(

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Re: My latest addition - Restoration has started
« Reply #16 on: 04, April, 2011 - 22:36:08 »
Hi all, I have finished getting the chassis complete, now to look at cleaning / repairing the body. Need a few items if anyone can help. Please see current photos.







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Re: My latest addition - Restoration has started
« Reply #17 on: 04, April, 2011 - 22:52:20 »
That chassis looks cool in black  ;D

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Re: My latest addition - Restoration has started
« Reply #18 on: 04, April, 2011 - 23:18:02 »
looking good!  :) i also went for black for my chassis, can't go wrong with it!

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Re: My latest addition - Restoration has started
« Reply #19 on: 05, April, 2011 - 12:08:23 »
Doe's look nice, coming along a treat, always nice to see restoration projects, but I reckon it might be a bit of hard ride with those bare wheels  ;D

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Re: My latest addition - Restoration has started
« Reply #20 on: 06, April, 2011 - 01:35:19 »
Andy, We are hard up North, who needs tyres. ;D ;D ;D
All this refurb is costing a furtune.



I have ordered some city jet tyres but have to wait 2 weeks from my local bike shop.


It probable going to take that time to sort the body shell as it's quite bad with scuffs and some deep scratches.

Will be also trying some 11% Chlorine solution I got from a friend. The water treatment guys use it to clean / flush new mechanical pipe work installs, so will give it a go (small area) but will still use the normal CIF and scouring pads, etc.

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Re: My latest addition - Restoration has started
« Reply #21 on: 06, April, 2011 - 06:49:24 »
Good luck with that, let us know how effective it is.

Retro Andy.

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Re: My latest addition - Restoration has started
« Reply #22 on: 06, April, 2011 - 19:11:09 »


I have ordered some city jet tyres but have to wait 2 weeks from my local bike shop.



I have them in stock sitting on the shelf and ready to go  ;D
 http://www.c5alive.co.uk/ecommerce/index.php?cPath=3&osCsid=9b5c83f28bb3e111e865dd53300137d0


ScubaChris

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Re: My latest addition - Restoration has started
« Reply #23 on: 06, April, 2011 - 22:28:13 »
I second that - The C5alive shop has been a massive help in getting my first C5 back on the road.  Great stock and fast delivery :D

* Any freebies gratefully accepted  ;) ;) ;).

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Re: My latest addition - Restoration has started
« Reply #24 on: 06, April, 2011 - 23:28:09 »
thirded, although the magnet part of my fridge magnet doesn't work  ??? :-[

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Re: My latest addition - Restoration has started
« Reply #25 on: 07, April, 2011 - 11:00:03 »
2 things.
Always better off with a light colour chassis paint because any cracks will show up
I'm up for Northern run as I live in Leeds

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Re: My latest addition - Restoration has started
« Reply #26 on: 12, April, 2011 - 18:00:26 »
Thanks Karl got all items today. There goes an easy evening ;D ;D ;D ;D

Lance

Karl

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Re: My latest addition - Restoration has started
« Reply #27 on: 12, April, 2011 - 20:40:00 »
Thanks Karl got all items today. There goes an easy evening ;D ;D ;D ;D

Lance

You're most welcome mate, glad it all got there ok. It was definitely the weirdest looking parcel I've ever sent and got a couple of strange looks at the post office  ;D

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Re: My latest addition - Restoration has started
« Reply #28 on: 12, April, 2011 - 20:42:55 »
Karl, do you have a star shapped rear (drive side) locking nut as part of your spares

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Lance

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Re: My latest addition - Restoration has started
« Reply #29 on: 12, April, 2011 - 21:04:37 »
Karl, do you have a star shapped rear (drive side) locking nut as part of your spares

regards

Lance

I'll have a rummage, fairly certain I'll be able to find one - I'll reply on your wanted ad if I'm successful  :)