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Karl

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Take one angle grinder.....
« on: 05, September, 2009 - 21:14:28 »
Oh yes, take a "scrap" Sinclair C5 and remove the bodyshell..



Then find your angle grinder .. ???



I think you can see where this is going... :o







Phase One is now complete  8)

More to follow in about a week or so... :P :-X

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Re: Take one angle grinder.....
« Reply #1 on: 05, September, 2009 - 21:32:58 »
Are you OK Karl ?????????

Karl

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Re: Take one angle grinder.....
« Reply #2 on: 05, September, 2009 - 22:02:42 »
Are you OK Karl ?????????

Never better mate  ;D

I know it looks bad at the moment , but it's something I've planned for quite a while now, developed from a chat with C5Martin a while back. Progressing nicely  :)

With luck, this project will be ready for Brooklands on the 20th - if not then it will be shown at the 25th Anniversary event January next year.

And in case anyone was wondering , the bodyshell had a huge vertical split in one side and a very rusty chassis complete with a DIY wiring job.

I wouldn't take an angle grinder to a salvageable C5, honest !!


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Re: Take one angle grinder.....
« Reply #3 on: 06, September, 2009 - 09:37:59 »
You look like Jack Nicholson in the "Shining" with that grin, Did you say :- Hello C5 shell, daddy's home ?

P.S. Not being rude Karl, but have you put a couple of pounds on and need to make the seat a bit widder ?  ;D

P.P.S. Only joking mate  ;)

Retro Andy.

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Re: Take one angle grinder.....
« Reply #4 on: 06, September, 2009 - 09:58:53 »
Yes I agree a very worrying grin !!!!!!
Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

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Re: Take one angle grinder.....
« Reply #5 on: 07, September, 2009 - 19:55:41 »
I've got a possible idea of what you might be doing ... guess i'll just wait and see  :D


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Re: Take one angle grinder.....
« Reply #6 on: 07, September, 2009 - 21:26:48 »
OMG!! what are you doing to the poor c5!!  :o

Karl

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Re: Take one angle grinder.....
« Reply #7 on: 07, September, 2009 - 22:10:57 »
OMG!! what are you doing to the poor c5!!  :o

A few gentle alterations... :P ;D

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Re: Take one angle grinder.....
« Reply #8 on: 09, September, 2009 - 21:39:05 »
lol - looking forward to seeing this one karl !

Karl

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Re: Take one angle grinder.....
« Reply #9 on: 16, September, 2009 - 19:41:20 »
Hope to have this finished tomorrow, just needs a good clean and some stickers.

Pictures to follow when its ready....

Karl

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Re: Take one angle grinder.....
« Reply #10 on: 18, September, 2009 - 21:22:21 »

Meet the latest addition to the c5alive stable ;

Now christened "Half-Pint" by Angie ....










Arguably the weirdest looking c5 ever produced, it is a fully functional "display" model...if it wasn't for the fact that half the seat is missing, it could actually be driven about  8)

The idea is to take it to shows like Brooklands, Amberley, Ardingly etc and display it so that everyone can see how they are made, how it all fits together and functions.

I think it turned out quite well, pretty chuffed with the result  ;D   




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Re: Take one angle grinder.....
« Reply #11 on: 18, September, 2009 - 21:51:59 »
That's superb Karl, great idea, as I think a lot of people dont really know whats under a C5 body.

Retro Andy.

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Re: Take one angle grinder.....
« Reply #12 on: 18, September, 2009 - 22:13:41 »
That's exactly what i thought you were up to  ;D

Looks good like that , and a great way of showing people how it all works.

They've got a Mini like that at Gaydon museum, which is what made me think you were doing that as soon as i saw the body cut in half  ;D

Daz

Karl

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Re: Take one angle grinder.....
« Reply #13 on: 18, September, 2009 - 22:25:52 »
There are one or two bits that could do with some fettling,but overall it is ready for showing so will be making its debut at Brooklands on Sunday  :-*

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Re: Take one angle grinder.....
« Reply #14 on: 18, September, 2009 - 23:06:25 »
Great idea Karl - will look good on display and no doubt get lots of attention.