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Old 14-09-2013, 11:58 AM   #31
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It even has the numbers on the gear knob
For any parts, give Mike at Gt Turbo Spares a call. He stocks pretty much every single part new or used
That gear-knob was a gift from Mitchells Renault as a small compensation for
a c*ck-up they made. I've already contacted Mike through the RTOC forum.

I'm looking at completely replacing the brakes - lines, discs, pads etc. The car
won't be tracked, so what would you recommend? I'm assuming Renault parts
will no longer be available...

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Old 14-09-2013, 12:00 PM   #32
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one of my neighbors has got 2 of these in his garden just being butchered for parts.
I'm looking for a driver's door and front bumper / valance...

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Old 14-09-2013, 12:13 PM   #33
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That gear-knob was a gift from Mitchells Renault as a small compensation for
a c*ck-up they made. I've already contacted Mike through the RTOC forum.

I'm looking at completely replacing the brakes - lines, discs, pads etc. The car
won't be tracked, so what would you recommend? I'm assuming Renault parts
will no longer be available...

Regards,
Steve
Ah, what happened to it?

That's probably the easiest way to get hold of him He comes to a lot of the meets too. A genuinely great guy.
I'm sure most of the standard items are still available. If you speak to Mike, he has a Ranualt trade account so can get you a great deal on it all. Better than a dealer would offer you, that's for sure! I always go to Mike for parts now. Saves hunting ebay and such and I know they'll be perfect.
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Old 14-09-2013, 02:23 PM   #34
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Ah, what happened to it?
Some idiot couldn't read and took out air filter and replacedit with a standard
one. This despite the do not remove sticker on the case and a note on the job
sheet! T'was a good job I read the bill closely. The early computerised bills were
very confusing...

So, you're saying that I get everything from Mike. That'll save me loads of time
if nothing else. At first looking around at all the options was quite an adventure
but it soon turns into a bit of a chore - so many options at wildly varying costs
that it becomes a minefield! I go down to Southampton about twice a year, so
I can go and have a good look around too

Is your GTT on the road?

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Old 14-09-2013, 04:32 PM   #35
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Hi Ted,

I'm looking for a driver's door and front bumper / valance...

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i will ask for you.
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Old 14-09-2013, 04:50 PM   #36
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So, you're saying that I get everything from Mike. That'll save me loads of time
if nothing else.

Is your GTT on the road?

Yep Mike usually has everything in stock. If not, he can get it for you.
I still haven't ventured down to his place but from the legends, is something of an Aladdin's cave

My Renault 5 is on the road I got it in December of 2007 as a barn find (it lived with 2 horses for a few years and was used as a shelf). And I got it all ready to go by March the following year. It's been taxed and tested ever since I learned a lot about cars from it.
it took me a long time to find as I only every wanted an electric blue one since I was 10 years old.
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Old 15-09-2013, 04:32 PM   #38
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subscribed.... use to own a pearl white one when i was 18 and I loved it. Although it use to cost me a fortune in bills, always over heating and other issues, but even so i love it still.

i want another lol
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Very interesting project, look forward to more updates.
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looking forward to seeing how this turns out....
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