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ElliotThompson

ClioSport Club Member
  Phase 3 / Fiesta ST
Hi everyone,

Been on the forum for a while and it has come in very useful for sorting stuff that's gone funny with the car in my ownership.

Have had my 2005 1.2 16v for years - had used it as a daily and it had racked up 138k before I sold it to a mate's younger brother who had crashed his car. He drove it for a year until the timing belt snapped at 153k and it lay up for a few months.

I kept it really well in my ownership and although it's worth the square root of f**k all it has a full history and a few RenaultSport bits that I threw at it during my time including a half leather interior and alcantara door cards.

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I couldn't see it lay up so I've just bought it back and it's midway through getting a new engine in to get used as a winter wagon. I've also just taken delivery of a 172 kit for it (still waiting on my wings arriving) that I'll get sprayed I45 Ottoman Blue later in the week.

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Would love to do a 172 engine swap but the prices I've gotten back from breakers for everything I would need have been enough to go out and buy one! Anyway, I'll continue to make this a visual 172 rep and plan to buy a 182 in the first half of the new year because I miss having a bit of N/A power.

Hope to post a bit more and will be keeping an eye out for cars / parts for sale on here from other members and maybe even getting rid of some spare parts of my own!

Best,

Elliot
 
Cheers man! Yeah it was the colour that drew me to the car all those years ago. I'm a sucker for blue cars as well, I've only ever had blue ones. :ROFLMAO: So whatever 182 I buy will most likely be Arctic Blue or Racing Blue.
Ottoman isn't too dissimilar to Arctic blue, really nice colours, they both have nothing on Monaco blue. Not that I'm biased 😂 If you need any advice then give me a shout, I made my old dCi Clio a replica years ago and turned my brothers 1.2 16v into a replica too :)
 

ElliotThompson

ClioSport Club Member
  Phase 3 / Fiesta ST
Ottoman isn't too dissimilar to Arctic blue, really nice colours, they both have nothing on Monaco blue. Not that I'm biased 😂 If you need any advice then give me a shout, I made my old dCi Clio a replica years ago and turned my brothers 1.2 16v into a replica too :)
Monaco is another lovely colour! There was a Monaco 172 with rear end damage at a local Copart last year for £650 and I'm kicking myself right now that I didn't buy it considering the route I'm currently going down. It was before I had moved house and didn't have the space for it at the time.

I may well do that, thanks man! Will be glad to get back into the Clio again, genuinely missed it! :ROFLMAO:
 
Monaco is another lovely colour! There was a Monaco 172 with rear end damage at a local Copart last year for £650 and I'm kicking myself right now that I didn't buy it considering the route I'm currently going down. It was before I had moved house and didn't have the space for it at the time.

I may well do that, thanks man! Will be glad to get back into the Clio again, genuinely missed it! :ROFLMAO:
£650 ain't bad money considering the catalytic converter on them goes for over £550 nowadays 😂

Look forward to seeing those panels get painted!
 

Coops Mk1

ClioSport Club Member
  Lots of Scrap...
Ottoman isn't too dissimilar to Arctic blue, really nice colours, they both have nothing on Monaco blue. Not that I'm biased 😂 If you need any advice then give me a shout, I made my old dCi Clio a replica years ago and turned my brothers 1.2 16v into a replica too :)

Then there's of course odyssey blue which is so superb everyone forgets about it 😋
 

ElliotThompson

ClioSport Club Member
  Phase 3 / Fiesta ST
This has an old school feel to it. Forum is full of 20k cars now and nob heads in volvos so nice to see someone doing something interesting.
Appreciate that man! Look forward to proper Clio sport ownership in the new year. My Fiesta ST has always been too fickle to track, it's forever breaking, so looking forward to some seat time.
 

Willo40

ClioSport Club Member
  M135i
Welcome mate, i doubt you will fine a better forum than this, some great people on here, also some bellends, but most of all, fantastic knowledge, and people who are helpful.
 


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