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Old 31-12-2017, 04:26 PM   #781
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Happy New Year Pete. Wealth and Happiness ahead of you
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Old 24-01-2018, 06:28 PM   #782
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It's Complete!

Hello Folks,

I'm pleased to report that the tailgate is now all spic and span and complete
with its spoiler and insignia in place...





The first clean of 2018. Even though it has its own cover, it was surprising
just what muck came off. The ADS Octagon Kit surface has had time to fully
harden and it was rejecting the ONR with all it could muster. The smoothness
and slickness had to be felt to be believed.







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Old 25-01-2018, 10:15 AM   #783
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Spot on fella, now to enjoy it once all this horrible weather has gone away!
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Old 25-01-2018, 02:11 PM   #784
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Spot on fella, now to enjoy it once all this horrible weather has gone away!
First trip is back to the supplying dealership on its 28th birthday. The only thing
missing from the back there is their original sticker...

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Old 25-01-2018, 03:16 PM   #785
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First trip is back to the supplying dealership on its 28th birthday. The only thing
missing from the back there is their original sticker...

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Excellent stuff. I will be impressed if they have an original period correct sticker but if you have pictures of one then try DMB Graphics, they can make replica sets including windows stickers and number plate, tax discs etc
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...but if you have pictures of one then try DMB Graphics, they can make replica sets including windows stickers and number plate, tax discs etc
It's a picture that is currently missing. I have a guy locally who made overlays
for the red letters on the rear badge, so getting reproductions made won't be
a problem. I'm in touch with Holdens in Norwich who bought out the original
Reliance Garage several years back. I'm hoping they have an archive of some
sort which will give us an indication of what an original looked like.

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Old 06-02-2018, 09:58 PM   #787
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Hello Folks,

Not really an update on the R5, more an acknowledgement that today this
thread reached the top 5 of this DW Forum section. That has probably been
achieved by visits of many returning visitors over the four years and a fair bit
since the restoration began. So, this is just a note to say thank you for your
ongoing support. It is much appreciated and there are so far no plans to sell
or otherwise dispose of this iconic little car.

I'm still awaiting the arrival of its new AEI unit and how that will help to extend
the engine's life and performance. I'll be continuing to post updates as the car's
new lease of life develops, but in the meantime, thank you for the support that
you have given so far. The thread is not that far off the half-million mark, so I
guess that's the next milestone...

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That's been a very pleasurable read for me this evening. Thanks for sharing. A whole heap of respect from me: the car looks awesome and our attention to detail and determination to finish the project is second to none.
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Love popping into this thread when I see that you have posted Pete...never know if its going to be words or a pic fiesta!!!

My single favourite thread on any car forum I have ever frequented !!
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