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Pigsnake's phase 1 GTT

Discussion in 'Renault 5 GT Turbo' started by Pigsnake, Feb 15, 2015.

Discuss Pigsnake's phase 1 GTT in the Renault 5 GT Turbo area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    Awesome job Luke! :i-m_so_happy.gif:
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  2. Ross

    Ross Active Member

    Great news luke. That looks fantastic. I honestly thought the doors were beyond redemption, or at least the passenger one was. hopefully, your man will prove me wrong
  3. leloby

    leloby Member

    That's a superb job. I've found some of these guys are craftsmen, but there's far more total chancers around!
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  4. Pigsnake

    Pigsnake Well-Known Member

    I maybe asking a lot from getting the other door sorted but I am hopefully. It would be nice to keep it all original.
  5. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Awesome job on the door. I too thought that was too far gone, just shows what you can do if you have the skills
  6. detailR

    detailR Well-Known Member

    That's an amazing job on the door! Hopefully he can work that magic on the other side too. Did he mention it needing welding up first?

    That test patch on the bonnet really stands out now, doesn't it :cool:
  7. TNT Andy

    TNT Andy Well-Known Member

    Wow - just seen this Luke - flipping amazeballs fella.
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  8. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member


    Where is this chap based?
  9. Pigsnake

    Pigsnake Well-Known Member

    Not to long now scratcher till you get your hands on it. :i-m_so_happy.gif:
    He's going to try and do it without the welding and straightening first . Only because it's opened up where he needs to get in. I will get a picture so you can all see the state which it's in where it was broken into.
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  10. Pigsnake

    Pigsnake Well-Known Member

    He's not far from Huntingdon . I haven't got his number on me at the moment but I will put it up later, he's a top bloke and loves the 80's hot hatches.
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  11. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Hmmm. Sixty miles....I could do that.
  12. Pigsnake

    Pigsnake Well-Known Member

    His name is Mark Moden ( supadent ). 07407 713456.
    Give him a bell he's a top bloke.:i-m_so_happy.gif:
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  13. Pigsnake

    Pigsnake Well-Known Member

    Here's a few pics of the n/s door, its been badly damaged mostly by a scumbag trying to get in with a crowbar and screwdriver.
    IMG_20150429_203205125.jpg IMG_20150429_203240982.jpg
    Really not sure how good I am going to get this back and welded in place. I know the car isn't going to be show room mint but it will be a good original car of nearly 30 years old. Right from the start off this project i wanted it to be as original as it could be, so fingers crossed I can get this door looking good.o_O
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  14. Pigsnake

    Pigsnake Well-Known Member

    A mate of mine who has the local garage said he would like to have a go at welding and straightening the door. Also he would do a pre MOT. So friday night i gave her a service ready for the 1mile epic journey. She didn't let me down, apart from a strange grinding noise from the front wheels.Maybe a bearing or driveshaft. I will investigate that later.
    Well here's a few pics. IMG_20150704_091801474.jpg The paintwork looks so much better in these photos it really is bad and needs a polish.
    Here's a pic of the door IMG_20150704_094414885.jpg this one is after
    The door was really out of shape but we managed to get it back. Its not perfect but its very good. IMG_20150705_125747316_HDR.jpg
    Now I've got to get my Dentman back to see what he can do with the last dents in the door.
    The underneath of the car was better than I expected. Ross who had the car before me started to do a few bits on it.
    But she needs inner and outer sills and jacking point on o/s. The n/s sills aren't to bad but i will probably replace them it also needs a jacking point this side. Brake pipes were really good still. There was a few other bits but all in all for a car that's been stood for 12 years it pretty bloody good.
  15. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Starting to look the business there @Pigsnake@Pigsnake

    Two desirable fives.

    Jammy sausage !
  16. Pigsnake

    Pigsnake Well-Known Member

    Cheer's mate. It will get there eventually.
  17. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

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  18. TNT Mr Raider

    TNT Mr Raider Well-Known Member

    Nice work Luke, look forward to the next update!
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  19. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Admire the patience, if it were me that door would be in the skip by now lol
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  20. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

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