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Old 19-04-2017, 09:30 AM   #11
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Great work and write up

Thanks bud, hopefully there shall be more to come soon


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Your certainly not hanging around
I'd like to be out on track ASAP, so cracking on with it as fast as I can. Well, as fast as funds allow

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Guess there's no going back now
Are you fitting a cage ?
Nope, the only way now is track! Or scrap

As for the cage... I'd like to put a cage in the car, it's prepped for it now, so time will tell.

All parts that have been purchased, will fit a Clio 182, so if the car turns out to be a lemon, I can very easily swap everything over to a 182. That car will get a cage, but I'm holding out until I know this car drives and handles the way it should :should:

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Old 19-04-2017, 11:11 AM   #12
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great work so far mate, look forward to seeing the progress.

Off to see the other thread now too
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Old 19-04-2017, 02:48 PM   #13
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Love threads like this, good work so far. I'll be coming back for the updates
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Old 20-04-2017, 10:03 AM   #14
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Weirdly looks very nice with no wires in.

That steering wheel looks nice!
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Old 20-04-2017, 04:31 PM   #15
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Seeing these threads makes me miss my clio
Brilliant cars on b roads. I'll have another one in the future I hope
Great work with yours
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great work so far mate, look forward to seeing the progress.

Off to see the other thread now too
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Weirdly looks very nice with no wires in.

That steering wheel looks nice!

Steering wheel is one of the 'treat to myself' parts...You know, when you tell your wife, here's something I treated myself to ... there will most likely be plenty of other treats


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Seeing these threads makes me miss my clio
Brilliant cars on b roads. I'll have another one in the future I hope
Great work with yours

Thing is... I've only ever driven this car 100 yards, just to make sure the wheels actually did do around I have no idea how it drives, but if it's good enough for plenty of other track day users... it's good enough for me to take a gamble on


Thanks for all of the great comments guys, it's been a long time coming and I just want to be flat out
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So........





I'm Track Ready.........


























Ok so not quite..



Seats will be here 16th May
Wheels will be ordered shortly as I've not managed to find any elsewhere


So.....
I've got these two bolts out of the car now...
A bit of a mess, but they're out!









Leaving me with a nice empty interior






What a mission that was with only a drill at hand....
I'll be tidying up the rest of that mess shortly

I had a little bit of Jelsol left and thought I'd give it a go on the remaining tar/Glue on the car...
let's just say.. LIGHT WORK!!






This stuff is brilliant for the remaining tar and glue and I always recommend it to EVERYONE!!
Spray on and seconds later, wipe off :thumb


Fom this....






To this... in just under 10 minutes







There are a few areas that I'll need to go over again but I had a very little amount left so just did what I could.
I've ordered more and that'll arrive over the next few days.

I then got the wiring all back in after my recent alarm removal.
Hooked up the battery.
DIDNT START!
I crapped myself thinking I'd "" it all up...
I then look inside the car and spot the Earth strap that I deliberately leave off (my way of immobilising the car)
I got the car started
Moved it to a better location in the workshop
Mainly so that I can sort anything underneath the car, but I can also get the Corsa in too now


The car is now up on two stands and will be up on the other two when I get down the unit next.
I've removed the carbon canister...
(no idea what I removed from behind the N/S bumper no though, as I thought it was the carbon canister. )
Brakes should all be off next and quite possibly later tonight...





Also in need of a new CV Boot (possibly the joint too) on the O/S





That's about all for now.
There has been a lot more happening but I shall update you all in the next few days.

More things ordered...and more things ripped out...

I'm enjoying this so far!

Thanks all

Karlos


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When you get all the trim out of a modern car, It's quite fascinating just how it's put together, so many individual panels, unlike my mk1 fiesta I stripped in the late 1980's.
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When you get all the trim out of a modern car, It's quite fascinating just how it's put together, so many individual panels, unlike my mk1 fiesta I stripped in the late 1980's.
There are so many clips, screws, tabs and one use items that if you remove them they break!
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good luck and well done on progress so far. following with interest
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