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Benniz

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My £100 eBay C5 project
« on: 26, May, 2009 - 21:43:02 »
Here are the first pictures of my c5 that I paid £100 on eBay for.

She has had a hard life but I am going to try and bring the old girl back to life! (No name yet) :D

It came with a odd wheel so I removed it first thing!

I have a small budget so am guessing this wont be a quick project lol

I have removed the frame from the body and have already learnt my first lesson in removing the handlebars I was trying to remove it wrong I now think  and believe I have lost/broken it as when it slides back in it does not move the wheel after much frustration it suddenly came loose by twisting(nothing has snapped or broken though!! I think but can come back to that (I have added photos lastly of the parts if anyone has any advise concerning this?)










Here are new Pictures of progress I have sanded down and applied 3 coats of primer/ rust beater to the frame


« Last Edit: 03, June, 2009 - 23:13:09 by Benniz »

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Re: My £100 eBay C5 project
« Reply #1 on: 26, May, 2009 - 22:03:48 »
Its fine. Mine did that, and I just had to screw it in really tight. Good Luck!
Mark

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Re: My £100 eBay C5 project
« Reply #2 on: 26, May, 2009 - 22:44:52 »
I think i had my eye on that one ...but then realised i didn't have enough pennies  :D
Good luck in getting it back on the road  :)

Daz

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Re: My £100 eBay C5 project
« Reply #3 on: 26, May, 2009 - 22:52:24 »
By the way, was this the one with that big dog on the picture?
Mark

Benniz

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Re: My £100 eBay C5 project
« Reply #4 on: 27, May, 2009 - 12:46:39 »
Thanks Daz!

And yes Mark thats the one! It had a big dog in the picture :D
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Karl

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Re: My £100 eBay C5 project
« Reply #5 on: 27, May, 2009 - 21:15:41 »
..you might want to check this thread out, about the "fingers" ;
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=322.0

..it's looks to be in a fairly reasonable condition compared to some that we've seen on here  ;)

I do have a few rear wheels left, but not many (especially after my performance at Brooklands  :P) - if you're interested let me know.
http://c5alive.co.uk/ecommerce/product_info.php?cPath=36&products_id=4&osCsid=b30ec0cd2c218352b235231935ab03b3

Benniz

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Re: My £100 eBay C5 project
« Reply #6 on: 03, June, 2009 - 23:16:30 »
Some new pictures added :D primer coat applied to frame

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Re: My £100 eBay C5 project
« Reply #7 on: 03, June, 2009 - 23:34:28 »
Hey Benniz
Out repair job seems to be identical so far, even in the colour of the primer! Nice work.
Mark

Karl

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Re: My £100 eBay C5 project
« Reply #8 on: 04, June, 2009 - 07:51:01 »
Thats an amazing transformation , you've done really well there mate  8)

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Re: My £100 eBay C5 project
« Reply #9 on: 04, June, 2009 - 11:41:03 »
You never did that in your bedroom surly ?

Benniz

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Re: My £100 eBay C5 project
« Reply #10 on: 04, June, 2009 - 13:51:35 »
Thank you for the positive feedback karl :D

And Yes Umpa surprisingly so far I have!

I don't have a shed/workshop as we speak so I have had to do the work in my flat

removed it from the body outside but all the sanding/repainting has all been done inside :D

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Re: My £100 eBay C5 project
« Reply #11 on: 04, June, 2009 - 17:11:45 »
You never did that in your bedroom surly ?

I love my C5, but i don't think i could sleep with it  :D

Retro Andy

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Re: My £100 eBay C5 project
« Reply #12 on: 04, June, 2009 - 17:44:04 »
Lets just say - I hope you kept the windows open! If thats the primer I think then its some strong stuff...
Mark

Benniz

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Re: My £100 eBay C5 project
« Reply #13 on: 04, June, 2009 - 18:43:02 »
Hi guys

Yep windows are all wide open :D

It is hammerite no1 rust beater is that what you were thinking mark?

Ben

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Re: My £100 eBay C5 project
« Reply #14 on: 05, June, 2009 - 17:11:55 »
well done ben great job  it is a lot of work as i found out,cheers scott.