Yes mate, it looked like they were just welding over the top of the rotten metal and hiding the rust that way... either way, I'm glad it's sorted nowGreat to see so much effort going into getting it sorted 👍.
I’d agree with above, I think the rust is nowhere near as bad as it could have been. It looks like there’d been a couple of dodgy MOT spec repair panels welded on and they’ve made things worse
I'll post some pics up of how it looks now, I still need to stick the interior in, and some other bits and bobs... been parked in the garage since I was working on the 182 instead.There's Ford's a quarter of the age with worse rust out there 😂. Great work on it, especially swapping the roof. My second tungy had a sunroof and I got soaked every time I turned left! Please tell me you put the standard grille back on?
I think you’ll find people will sell stuff, but some need to know the parts are actually going onto a car.I'll post some pics up of how it looks now, I still need to stick the interior in, and some other bits and bobs... been parked in the garage since I was working on the 182 instead.
I need at least one of the projects back on the road for this summer lol!
I'm on the hunt for a standard grille, but parts are few and far between, when you can find them for sale, they're a fortune haha
That nova Gsi takes me back to my youth. Bought mine of 140k, stuck a Courtenay sunstrip and TSW alpines on it. Great to see one still kicking around.After I had the wheels refurbished and buying a nice private reg for it, I had it on the road for a further 2-3 months, before taking it off and stripping it in the garage!
I had full intentions of just getting the shell re-painted... things didn't go to plan, as you'll find out why in the next load of pictures
Let's just say that rust became a big issue!...
Here’s mine that I Barry’ed into oblivion back in the day - wish I’d kept it….and kept it standard
Looks ace that! Shame you don't have it anymore
Plan is to build it back to OE+Epic to see another one saved. Well done sir👍👍
Gold Williams wheels on a tungy looks the nuts.
Are you building back up standard or Resto mod?
That's awesome bud! How many dump valves does one man need though!! 😝
😂 3 valves, 2 intercoolers, water injection, boost up to the max and hopelessly unreliable. I was really buying into all the GT Tuning bullshit back then and spent a small fortune with them - I don’t even want to think about how much that car cost me. I actually saw their old blue Raider demo car around my way about 3 or 4 months ago - reg number B5 GTT. It looked horrific, stickers in the windows advertising its statistics….it was crying out to be de-chavved. Your one however is coming along very nicely and I’ll be interested to see the end result👍🏻
Parts aren't that hard to find, I think the main issue is when people add the Renault 5 tax on top...Something I'd love to get but guessing parts are hard to find, I've spent many an hour back in the day changing clutches & cables, turbo's, head gaskets etc, I loved them but they don't like a good daily hiding without breaking something 😂
Yep! dig out some pics mate, would be good to see themI had a fair amount of GT Tuning parts on my first 5. I had the first production breadbin intercooler fitted along with a hybrid etc by Roland himself and I had a blast with a certain David Kirk when I left Poole. I'll have to dig out the pics of car although I took as few pics back then as I do now😂.
Thanks dude! Don't post that much on insta anymore as you'd have noticed... I'll have to get back on it and share some updates on there soonBeen following updates on insta and good to see its about there now after all the work.
Still dont miss my old tungy. Prefer looking at them these days. Extra van still fills that c1j hit when i need it though.
If only I still had them williams wheels...OE+ 👍 👍
I have stripped mine down for a second time now in the 16 years I’ve owned it. Like you, I want it to look original on the outside, just with aftermarket wheels (preferably Williams wheels as well) and I have a full mint interior to go back in. I want to do a lot more with the C1J though. I want a high spec build with efi, stand alone management and I’m not putting any 30 year old wiring back in. I need someone to build me this high spec engine though. (Someone like you Brigsy would be great!?) I have the body work and paint and electrics being handled.
I will be watching your build closely! I’ve got 2 or 3 gtt grills in the garage I think. If it’s 3 I will sell you one, or I would love to have done a deal for your Williams wheels!