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Old 14-09-2013, 07:21 AM   #21
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Love these little pocket rocketss. This is going to be another awesome restoration!

How long has it been in the garage like that again? 15 years you said? Very surprised of it's overall condition. Very little mold in the interior. Was expecting to see a huge mushroom has taken the place of the interior.
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Old 14-09-2013, 07:48 AM   #22
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Really looking forward to this one.
My bro had a red one and I had a Golf GTi back in the 90's.
I never did win a drag race against him, even with his MASSIVE sub woofer in the boot!
Good luck
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Old 14-09-2013, 07:53 AM   #23
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My mate is restoring a R5GTT in this colour too...he found 2 in a barn....a pearl white one and the grey one...sold the white one for the price he paid for both....and the white one didnt run!!

One sugestion dont faf about with ONR get a proper pressure washer on it with loads of TFR to get that crap off it....
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Old 14-09-2013, 08:12 AM   #24
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This is going to be epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 14-09-2013, 10:09 AM   #25
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I am going to enjoy this thread, one of my neighbors has got 2 of these in his garden just being butchered for parts.
I look forward to updates.
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Old 14-09-2013, 10:17 AM   #26
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That is awesome! Your own barn find!! Wish I had a lovely little car like that nestled away!
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as others have said, it's like a barn find, but you already had it... a credit to you to that its remained so clean after all those years...
gotta agree with nick mcuk above, get a pressure washer on it and see whats what...
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Old 14-09-2013, 10:46 AM   #28
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Never been a big fan of R5s but this looks like a fantastic project. Well done to you!
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Wow, 15 years! It even has the numbers on the gear knob
It's nice to see another GTT on the forum. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

For any parts, give Mike at Gt Turbo Spares a call. He stocks pretty much every single part new or used... http://www.gt-turbo-spares.co.uk/
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Hi Nick & Others...

Thanks for your kind comments guys. I do feel very lucky! The car, when put
away, was wearing the remains of a tin of Harlys Wax given to me years
before, and is probably still rusting in a cotton bag with underwear rags in
the boot.
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One suggestion dont faf about with ONR get a proper pressure washer on it with loads of TFR to get that crap off it....
Actually, I'm very happy with the ONR and HFE cleaning regime I've used so
far, as the pictures might show. The car is at present immovable, mostly
because there's a massive tree-stump blocking the garage door. All I'm doing
is getting the worst of the crap off the top to protect the paint from hands
that do rubbing when pushing etc.

The power washer will have its place at some point, but not until the car is
moved out into the daylight. Actually, most of the underside is pretty clean,
I did keep the car pretty well. Most of the mud on there was unavoidable, the
access track to the garage is nearly always muddy. I didn't have a PW back
then and being as I have a very long garden, the hose wouldn't reach either.
There was never any intention to keep the car in there for very long...

Regards,
Steve

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