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Offline madvanman

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hello
« on: 27, February, 2012 - 14:33:27 »
Hi i just joined :)
ive had 2 c5s since i was 15 (27 years ago :o) they were in bad shape but drivable when i got them since they were ex fair ground attractions.
They caused quite a stir when me and my brother used them to ride to school every day :)

they have been sat in my parents garden for the last 20 years , ive now decided to have a go at restoring one of them.

my other half thinks I'm mad and trying to get back my youth since I've recently gone back to driving an 80's reliant 3 wheeler and dusted off my collection of spectrum's and started using them again :)

Anthony

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Re: hello
« Reply #1 on: 27, February, 2012 - 15:38:05 »
Good luck with the restoration I also have 2 c5s one is in excellent condition and the other one needs a light restoration which I am in the process of doing. THis is a good forum with alot of people who can offer help etc so I am sure you will get the job done.

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« Reply #2 on: 27, February, 2012 - 15:53:59 »
Welcome to the forum & good luck with the restoaration!

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« Reply #3 on: 27, February, 2012 - 16:29:51 »
Hi there welcome ..Any  help you want just ask ..Bye Chas

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« Reply #4 on: 27, February, 2012 - 16:46:09 »
Welcome matey - if in doubt ask we have a wealth of c5 knowledge between us - happy restoring - photo's always favorite  :)

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Re: hello
« Reply #5 on: 27, February, 2012 - 20:56:17 »
Welcome to the forum and as others have said it would be nice to see some photos especially ones of 20 year old C5 that have been in the garden.

Lance

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« Reply #6 on: 28, February, 2012 - 08:00:43 »
I'll try and take some pictures tonight if i get home in daylight,
although i've already dis-assembled the one with the better chassis and re-commissioned the motor with the help of the posts on here :)

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« Reply #7 on: 28, February, 2012 - 13:31:21 »
welcome to c5alive mate  ;)

Hope to see you at one of our meetings or events , maybe the Brooklands cycle festival in September where you'll get chance to try out your restored c5 on the Mercedes Benz test track  :P

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« Reply #8 on: 28, February, 2012 - 23:23:16 »
didn't get home in time to get pictures of the c5s :(
but i did take some pictures of the chassis im going to use, with some heavy duty previous repairs  :o done before i got them.

its been repaired with 1/4 inch steel plate lol





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« Reply #9 on: 29, February, 2012 - 08:21:54 »
That chassis has had some repairs. I would be looking for a new one..................

Would be difficult to see or get it square...................


Would look funny seeing a C5 'Crabbing' along the road...........

I had a BMW Z3 that had that issue......................

Lance

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« Reply #10 on: 29, February, 2012 - 09:58:47 »
whoa..if that's the better of the two chassis , what does the other one look like ?  I agree though, it will take some work but could be salvaged.

If you want to take a shortcut I could sell you a replacement chassis already painted and ready for use that I have ready for one of my own restoration projects. Email me if you're interested.


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« Reply #11 on: 29, February, 2012 - 17:48:29 »
I agree with Karl & Lance. If I were in your situation I would be looking for a replacement chassis. There are a lot of better ones around.