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Offline Retro Andy

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C5 Restoration for John
« on: 08, May, 2011 - 22:35:54 »
Hi all, I recently meet a man called John who lives about 15 miles from me in Hunstanton and has owed his C5 for a long time, but it has'nt been used for about 4 years, I am going to strip it down, clean/restore it for him. Here are a few pictures before I start, hopefully John will intruduce himself on the forum soon and be able to get out and about in his C5 again,
P.S Do you like the tent, perfect for a C5 ?

















Will post more pictures as I go.

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #1 on: 09, May, 2011 - 08:55:33 »
Hi Andy - the pictures are great and I like the cover.  Where did you get that from.  It is ideal for the C5 and it keeps it covered.  I think a wooden platform on the floor would be nice to have the tires of the grass in the event if it rains heavilly etc. -  John

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #2 on: 09, May, 2011 - 09:20:12 »
Doesn't look too bad, a bit of elbow grease and some painting and that will come up a treat  8).

Not sure about painting the motor black though..and cutting the wires to remove the motor is criminal  :o

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #3 on: 09, May, 2011 - 20:59:32 »
The tent would'nt be a long time store for a C5, this is a small kitchen tent used when camping from argos, but comes in handy for lots of things like this, I put it up as it was ment to rain yesterday and I like working outside in the fresh air and daylight, here are a couple more pictures





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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #4 on: 09, May, 2011 - 22:01:18 »
Looks like you're winning...no nasty surprises so far ?  Good to see the handle bar stem and pedal crank came out ok  8)

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #5 on: 09, May, 2011 - 22:05:37 »
This is what i used to temporary store my C5 one winter, perfect fit for a C5  ;D





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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #6 on: 10, May, 2011 - 09:22:39 »
The tent would'nt be a long time store for a C5, this is a small kitchen tent used when camping from argos, but comes in handy for lots of things like this, I put it up as it was ment to rain yesterday and I like working outside in the fresh air and daylight, here are a couple more pictures

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I think you just like building a base  ;D

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #7 on: 11, May, 2011 - 01:34:32 »
Doesn't look too bad, a bit of elbow grease and some painting and that will come up a treat. ;D
Not sure about painting the motor black though..and cutting the wires to remove the motor is criminal :D

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #8 on: 11, May, 2011 - 05:57:00 »
Is their an echo  ;D

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #9 on: 11, May, 2011 - 06:04:17 »
Been busy stripping down John's C5, and know its onto the big clean up before re-assemble and testing, not sure about the condition of the hub bearing in the left rear wheel, will it be alright ?









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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #10 on: 13, May, 2011 - 06:09:16 »
Now started clean the frame up ready for painting, new tyres, tubes, brake blocks, brake cable, decals, C5 Alive wiring and a few small bits ordered and on the way, will update pictures shortly.

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #11 on: 20, May, 2011 - 06:26:37 »
Frame and forks cleaned and sprayed, a nice lot of new parts and things are coming along.















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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #12 on: 20, May, 2011 - 10:56:46 »
Looking good !!! ;D

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #13 on: 20, May, 2011 - 14:48:15 »
Coming on well Andy - keep the photo's coming

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #14 on: 20, May, 2011 - 21:35:55 »
The chassis came up nice, looks like your winning  8)