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Oaksey's 5

Post by Oaksey » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:49 pm

Yeah, I bought it. It seems I have a reputation for having 10 pages of project thread before getting the car so I decided to start one once I'd got the car this time :lol:
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My beautiful pair :w :mrgreen:
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Interior isn't awful
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So what have I got?
A pretty sound chassis,
A sound body bar the hole at the back (despite appearances)
Ok interior (perfect headlining :D )
A seized engine,
Partially seized bonnet and fully seized boot hinges,
Fairly original wiring,
A whole heap of patina
And probably some pissed off neighbours :lol:

Anyway, straight off the trailer it went and the work began. All plugs out and some oil down the cylinders. I'll see if I. Can un seize it over the next week or so after I get a good amount of something down the cylinders. Is it redex that is said to be quite good at this or something else? I know diesel is supposed to work but I haven't got any diesel containers to go to the petrol station with.
In its home now (well, hotel probably as the parents aren't too happy with it :) )
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Re: Oaksey's 5

Post by MikeyBikey » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:53 pm

fm. 10 out of 10 josh


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Re: Oaksey's 5

Post by 747PETE » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:12 pm

Well done Josh!.tell those next door its one of Damien Hurst's projects :-) I have seen far worst.Good man,another one saved!!



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Re: Oaksey's 5

Post by ScimiTom » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:19 pm

Holy cr*p, you must have an understanding mother! Good on you - best of luck making her pretty again. :)


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Post by Lukeyboy46 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:44 pm

Lovely patina, loving the grip tape steering wheel.....


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Re: Oaksey's 5

Post by GeoffTE » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:54 pm

Excellent, well done Josh, but boy have you some work ahead :D ....and some fun too of course! If the bonnet and boot hinges are seized at least you know by following my SAR thread how to deal with them :w Good luck, look forward to seeing it at Curbs next year! :mrgreen:


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Re: Oaksey's 5

Post by DarrylWebb » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:07 pm

Blimey, Josh. I jumped over here 'cos I saw your thread on R-R. Have a million hero-points for your bravery! :lol:
EVERYTHING will need attention :D
Sorry If I missed your other progress. Did you have a stab at GRP repairs, 'cos it looks like this one will need it :)


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Re: Oaksey's 5

Post by greeny » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:05 pm

And the men in white coats will be around in a van for the whole Oaks clan!!!!!!!!!


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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:40 pm

Blimey Josh!! You are brave with projects, the Coupe was a state but that looks like it was dredged from a lake!! Im sure your Mum loves thats swamp donkey in the garage lol
Im sure it will be pristine when youve finished with it though 8)


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Post by scimjim » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:45 pm

That looks marginally worse than my white SE5 which had the engine and box on the seats when I bought it for £50. If it hadn't been for Mick Jennings doing the sills and painting it - it would never have been on the road in the six months it took - it would have been cheaper to buy a good car to start with but I definitely had a "built not bought" car at the end of it.

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Re: Oaksey's 5

Post by Coupe Racing » Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:01 am

So is the coupe finished


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Re: Oaksey's 5

Post by Corky » Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:09 am

I don't know how you got away with that :lol:

You have very understanding parents. I hadn't realised that your dad had sold the Porker to free up space for your next project :shock: or has he said yes to keep you out of the big garage whilst he builds the DET :mrgreen:


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Re: Oaksey's 5

Post by swoakes » Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:23 am

Coupe' Racing wrote:So is the coupe finished
No :roll:
Corky wrote:I don't know how you got away with that :lol:

You have very understanding parents. I hadn't realised that your dad had sold the Porker to free up space for your next project :shock: or has he said yes to keep you out of the big garage whilst he builds the DET :mrgreen:
His money he just bid :shock: I want him in the garage for the heavy oily bits on the DET whilst I do the clean nice bits :wink:

And we had just go used to having a garage again........ :roll:


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Re: Oaksey's 5

Post by Scimher » Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:03 am

....Never mind, Steve, just think how rewarding it'll be seeing it come together..........



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Re: Oaksey's 5

Post by greeny » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:42 pm

How many straight jackets shall we bring Steve?


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