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Renault 11 Turbo Phase 2 Restoration

Discussion in '9, 11, 25, Fuego and Laguna' started by Big Steve - Raider, Feb 6, 2014.

Discuss Renault 11 Turbo Phase 2 Restoration in the 9, 11, 25, Fuego and Laguna area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    Thanks @malcolm@malcolm, that looks good!! I'll do a bit of research! :)
  2. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Sterling work Steve. The underside definitely needs to be body coloured after all that graft.
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  3. marcel

    marcel Well-Known Member

    wil this r11 when ready beter than the raider ????
    i have seen the raider i think by the WSR at the ring a few years ago???
  4. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    That's the plan @marcel@marcel, and I sure hope so, I never went to this much effort on the Raider before! :)

    Yes we went to the WSR Nurburgring in 2009
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  5. marcel

    marcel Well-Known Member

    yep i was there also with the german friends .

    but ontopic again a think
  6. NRG

    NRG Active Member

    U-Pol gravitex stone chip Steve.
    eBay item number:
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  7. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Would Mr Lundgren, er, I mean Mr Thomson be interested in this if I scan it in?

    20150117_192211.jpg 20150117_192228.jpg
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  8. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    Thanks for thinking of me Mr LFB, but I've already got a copy :)
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  9. phildini

    phildini Well-Known Member

    Well done Steve, fantastic build!! glad to see a R11 Turbo is finally getting some deserved love. Keep up the good work!! :grin.gif:
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  10. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    Had a couple of hours in the garage this morning, and continued with the seam sealing. This time on the inside of the car:
    IMG_4128.jpg IMG_4129.jpg IMG_4133.jpg Thanks for reading :)
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  11. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    This car will outlast us all. In 5000 years when mankind has destroyed itself, an alien race will land on this planet and the only evidence of civilisation will be a solitary Renault 11 Turbo sat atop a hill, refusing to give in to the elements.
  12. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    ....with Steve's skeleton at the wheel.
  13. gtmatt

    gtmatt Well-Known Member

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  14. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    Correction: ....... With Steve's skeleton slumped over the engine as he was obviously puzzled why the bloody thing broke down after he'd spent all that time and effort restoring it! :grin.gif:
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  15. Haz

    Haz Well-Known Member

    Looking good Steve, first time I've seen the thread and looks like you've really gone to town on it. A few things I was going to comment on but will wait until your at those stages so will just go with where you are at, stonechip.
    Do it yourself, if you have a compressor now. Get upol gravitex and a gun, comes in black, white or grey but get white. 4-5 bottles will be plenty for the underside and arches. Mask up everywhere you don't want it, it spits far. You can get various finishes depending on air pressure, distance and drying time between coats, but cover the entire floor plan. Feel free to give me a shout if you go down that route
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  16. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    Again it's the weekend, and I had a few hours in the garage this morning continuing with the Seam Sealing..
    I'm deliberately taking my time with this process as it's untrue just HOW MUCH there is to do, and I don't want to get sick to death of it all!! So a few hours at a time then when I start to get cold and fed up I give it a rest. (The winter weather doesn't help this process)

    I'm also not taking too many pictures at this point as there's only so many times you can look at little lines of Polyurethane, but it's fair to say I'm doing a lot more than I'm show you here.

    My technique is certainly improving now as well. I don't bother with the masking process like I did when I started. I'm now just lashing on a bead, and if it's neat then great - Like this one:
    Or if it starts to get a little raggy, I go over it with a finger dipped in some thinners, and it soon smooths it off - Like this one:
    When It's under all the primers & paint I figure you won't see much difference.

    It's not going to be long now before I'm done so am starting to think about the under-seal. Thanks for your top tips everyone @Haz@Haz & @NRG@NRG

    Thanks for reading :)
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  17. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Some mental dedication here Steve. Madness.
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  18. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    Thanks @andybond@andybond, it's certainly a long process! o_O
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  19. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    .... saves me writing it AGAIN! :confused: But you know what... I do believe that the end is in sight!!

    It's funny how every time I finish a session (of seam sealing), I think there can't be much more to do!! But then the next time I go out there to continue working I find a HEAP more of areas that I missed the last time...
    So the battle continued today and I took a few more pictures for your perusal:
    IMG_4147.jpg IMG_4148.jpg IMG_4149.jpg IMG_4153.jpg IMG_4154.jpg IMG_4155.jpg
    Given the slow progress of the work on the car, I thought I would buy a few of the things I will need for the next steps. First was a big roll of Masking Paper: IMG_4156.jpg

    Then thanks to the suggestions from @malcolm@malcolm @NRG@NRG and @Haz@Haz, I've purchased a few bottles of the Gravitex Plus (in white) and the spraying nozzle thingy:
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  20. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    That sealing job would destroy my soul.
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