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SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

\:d/ :-({|= \:d/ \:d/ \:d/ \:d/ \:d/ \:d/ o:) Hi here is my next restoration calling it the 20th for Tony Bye Chas more photos to follow
posted on: 15/01/2015 16:31:07

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Here is the next photo of the C5 New tyres + inner tubes and new bearings fitted Also new axle cog fitted Chas \:d/ :-({|= \:d/ o:)
posted on: 16/01/2015 11:46:42

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Here is the body that I will be using after it has been cleaned up Chas
posted on: 17/01/2015 15:51:10

offyoutoddle posted:

looking good!
posted on: 17/01/2015 22:09:47

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Thanks more to come later Chas
posted on: 17/01/2015 22:12:37

dave posted:

Oh no is the shell bent ? If anyone can fix it chas can
posted on: 17/01/2015 22:13:03

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

No problem you will not know it when I have finished with it Chas
posted on: 17/01/2015 22:14:46

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Just had a message from Tony saying that he is gutted and will not be wanting the C5 as they have had a load oh problems with car and it must Come first Here some more photos of the chassis ready for the body to be fitted Anyway had a good time time cleaning the body also fitted the Horn and a new battery support strap .photos to follow Chas
posted on: 20/01/2015 15:52:23

offyoutoddle posted:

Yeah, guess this one wasn't meant to be for me. Feeling pig sick, but thanks to Charles for his understanding.
posted on: 20/01/2015 16:33:41

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there Tony no problem I'm sure some one will want it I have never had any problems selling my C5s all he best Bye Chas
posted on: 20/01/2015 16:37:39

dantheref posted:

how much are we talking for one of your restorations Chas. send me a Private message if you want. Will this one have indicators and mirors? Dan
posted on: 20/01/2015 17:26:30

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

PM sent regarding the extras it will depend how much the buyer will pay as we all know the items have gone up and up in price Chas Anyway as you can see I have just tested the wiring before putting it in the body .and I looks like it's ok but it will need testing when it's finished And now the motor and all well
posted on: 21/01/2015 11:57:35

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Just threaded the wiring harness into the body
posted on: 21/01/2015 18:08:43

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

And now fitted the chassis / pedals and the chain on also the handle bar + the front / back brakes
posted on: 21/01/2015 18:13:45

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi all just finished servicing the motor that will be fitted to the C5 I am restoring ..Stripped it down cleaned new bearings fitted + New gearbox insert (the type with the longer teeth.Version fitted ) also regreased the gearbox .and it looks great
posted on: 22/01/2015 17:41:11

offyoutoddle posted:

i don't know why I'm still doing this to myself, but honestly Charles this is fascinating to watch. Its amazing to see the process of how this is taking shape.
posted on: 22/01/2015 21:31:39

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi if you want you could look at my videos on YouTube. JORDAN8ISH Bye Chas PS not sure if you have seen them ............ \:d/ :-({|= \:d/ :-({|=
posted on: 22/01/2015 21:37:02

offyoutoddle posted:

thanks yes already watched most of them. Amazing to watch. Love the 24V one btw ;) So, not far from done on this one by the looks of it. incredible. truly incredible
posted on: 22/01/2015 21:46:01

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi just worked on the C5 a little .checking out the electronics and they seem to be ok .But only a test run will make sure they are . Here are some photos ]
posted on: 28/01/2015 09:29:35

offyoutoddle posted:

it looks gorgeous - question - the bent bodywork - if you have done that already, how did you get that straight? Just curious really.
posted on: 29/01/2015 22:44:08

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi I have had a go but there is still a little work to do on it but it's no problem The way I do it is to get a piece of wood cut to size (it has to be long enough-to push the front up about say 4ins) then fit it from the handle bar to the front above the pod Then I use a paint stripper to heat up the front from underneath and the top but be careful not to melt the body as it will if you don't watch it ...leave the wood in until the body cools down then take it out and leave it for a while to see if it stays straight if not repeat it again Chas. Be careful you only have one body [-x \:d/ =d>
posted on: 29/01/2015 23:05:10

offyoutoddle posted:

Children don't try this at home I guess ;)
posted on: 30/01/2015 12:58:09

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi just had a go at cleaning the wheel covers .Stickers fitted looking good . Now they have been cleaned have cleaned the covers I started on the wiring also fitted the motor and drive belt . I Also fitted new mud flaps
posted on: 31/01/2015 16:19:52

offyoutoddle posted:

Looking gorgeous! By the way will it be having a grey boot in the end?
posted on: 31/01/2015 18:12:30

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi not sure yes I do have both . \:d/ :-({|= [-x
posted on: 31/01/2015 18:19:44

offyoutoddle posted:

You must have so many spares! Always liked grey best myself though ;)
posted on: 31/01/2015 18:34:48

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Yes I do have a few
posted on: 31/01/2015 18:57:10

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Here is the boot + liner ready for cleaning and fitting when I get the lock and key
posted on: 01/02/2015 17:03:25

offyoutoddle posted:

Charles what do you do with the original battery top and key switch? I know you mentioned before the safety wiring harnesses. Do you just strip the original mechanism off and connect up directly to battery poles via your wiring harnesses clips?
posted on: 03/02/2015 00:53:56

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi regarding the old key switch I disconect them from the control box and fit my safety cable onto the same connectors . Then I strip the key switch down and clean it then build it back up ready for fitting ..the last C5 that I restored was a factory fitted twin battery in stead of using my safety cables I restored and fitted the original twin key switches to keep it in original condition ...I do have a few key switches with keys ready for fitting if I want to use them on an original restoration ...
posted on: 03/02/2015 09:21:14

offyoutoddle posted:

ok, so when the safety harness is on, it won't have the keyswitch right? If so, how do you control the power, does your kit have a new master switch or something then?
posted on: 03/02/2015 13:07:28

offyoutoddle posted:

since most of my posts are here this seems best place - had a bad cycling accident yesterday. won't be online a lot as it hurts to type - can't use left wrist or right shoulder. may be a while. getting all my messages out of the way now as getting set up on the pc was a nightmare lol speak soon guys.
posted on: 04/02/2015 08:25:52

offyoutoddle posted:

hi all, an update, turns out my left wrist is sprained badly and barely usable. Right shoulder broken and right elbow broken too and am in a full cast for the foreseeable future. I wont be online for a good while now i think sorry guys take care
posted on: 09/02/2015 22:33:42

Karl posted:

My oh my, when you do something you appear to go the whole hog. I had a similar experience a long time ago, but as luck would have, it I just badly sprained everything on my right hand side. Bit of a pig, as I had to use my left hand to operate the computer at work. Hope you're not incapacitated for too long a period. Take a good rest, and don't go cycling.
posted on: 10/02/2015 13:12:13

Area51 posted:

All the best offyoutoddle
posted on: 10/02/2015 18:49:10

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Same here All the best Chas .Take it easy
posted on: 10/02/2015 18:51:38

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi Tony just to let you know that the C5 is just about ready I have been testing over the last few days and all is working as it should but it looks like it's been ridden off road so I will spend the next few days cleaning it and get back to the forum ...with some photos .. Bye Chas \:d/ \:d/ :-({|= \:d/ \:d/ \:d/ \:d/ \:d/ :-s
posted on: 16/02/2015 15:19:49

offyoutoddle posted:

Hi Charles that's great news. Unfortunately being realistic I'm not able to use my arms properly still and will have to miss out on this C5. I have an appointment at the hospital in 2 weeks to discuss an operation to put steel plates in my shoulder and I am still quite unable to use either arm properly. The recovery time for this is looking to run into moths rather than weeks I suspect. I'm sorry but realistically I can't think about anything but that now, I hope you understand and accept my apologies, as this is not how I imagined any of this ending.
posted on: 22/02/2015 02:12:25

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi Tony no problem just get well and back on your feet (arms) all the best Chas
posted on: 22/02/2015 10:32:19

offyoutoddle posted:

Appreciate that a lot. Thank you and to everyone else for their well wishes.
posted on: 22/02/2015 16:30:01

charliekoudsi posted:

Interested in purchasing. Could you ship to California?
posted on: 20/03/2015 03:00:23

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there if you are interested in the C5 then it will be up to you to sort out the delivery as I would not know where to start .... But I will ask on the forum and we will see how it goes Bye Chas
posted on: 20/03/2015 07:41:28

dave posted:

I no Dan sent one abroad you could ask him Chas
posted on: 20/03/2015 16:52:01

Karl posted:

Hi Chas, I don't know if it's still the case today, but in the 80s sending items from the UK weighing over 20 Kilos was cheaper by air than by surface. Unless you are going to sell a new boxed item the main problem will be crating it, plus the crate will most lightly weigh more than the C5. Anyway, av phun.
posted on: 20/03/2015 19:13:06

Dan posted:

[quote=dave;5348]I no Dan sent one abroad you could ask him Chas [/quote] Hi Dave, The C5 I sent abroad went to Denmark if I recall and the buyer arranged everything
posted on: 20/03/2015 20:51:10

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi thanks for the info .. Bye Chas
posted on: 20/03/2015 20:59:25