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Have you had a glance at the underside yet? I just hope all my efforts aren't reversed over winter this year, I keep mine outside. Proplates
I was going to over the weekend, luckily my Jack wouldn’t fit under the car and I couldn’t be arsed to pull the wheels onto the plates. I’m going to this week. I’m expecting a s**t show! But I do know the previous owner spent some time underneath it. Shall I post pictures of the expected horror show?Have you had a glance at the underside yet? I just hope all my efforts aren't reversed over winter this year, I keep mine outside. Proplates
Yeah what the hell, do itI was going to over the weekend, luckily my Jack wouldn’t fit under the car and I couldn’t be arsed to pull the wheels onto the plates. I’m going to this week. I’m expecting a s**t show! But I do know the previous owner spent some time underneath it. Shall I post pictures of the expected horror show?
Where did you get the stainless ABS brackets from mate? I am in neeeed.Christ I have been s**t at keeping this updated, but to be honest work has been hectic, so just been doing some fairly boring jobs which don’t really add value to thread until they are finished.
I have dropped the passenger front wing and side skirt off the car. I’m lucky my jacking points are nice and straight. But there is some surface corrosion which needs tidying. Glad I removed everything as I can now address some local areas of corrosion. There isn’t a lot and to be honest most normal humans would just ignore them they are that tiny, but I’m turning into a complete anal retentive mong.
whilst I had the wing off I noticed the Horn was a bloody mess, it worked but was corroded as hell. So I bought another from a breaker and give it a tidy upbefore refitting.
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next up the abs brackets on the front shock body were basically dust, so a stainless pair were sourced and fitted.
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the surface rust on the sill needed tidying up where the crap gathers between it and wing. Luckily this is all covered so preventative work now and a repaint should see it well.
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I have one sat in the garage, with the Type D coolant ready to tackle that job mate. Just need to order a new thermostat and some new hose clips, then I will crack on with it.Also, looking great - next time you change your coolant I can recommend getting a new reservoir, they cheer the engine bay up so much. I think I bough mine from ECP for a daft £12.
Ordered, thanks very much!I have one sat in the garage, with the Type D coolant ready to tackle that job mate. Just need to order a new thermostat and some new hose clips, then I will crack on with it.
These brackets mount to the front struts on many small Renaults like Clio l ll, Wind, Twingo l ll etc etc. And the wire flapping around or cable tied to the strut.…. A Pair of ShackTune ABS wire brackets.www.ebay.co.uk
That’s basically my setup, just with Eibach springs. Definitely a worthwhile upgrade in my opinionIm on new cup shocks with cooksport springs, my original plan was for solid top mounts, I thought I would be able to improve steering feel and geometry without hurting ride too much, you've convinced me to give it a go! Not that I've done any miles at all on the new febi mounts in there right now
That under bonnet clean is ace On my list of jobs to do.Sunday I managed to grab a couple of hours, whilst wife was at the in-laws with the kids.
I had purchased a battery cover from a chap making them on Facebook. Quality is brilliant, however I was a bit miffed that it’s made out of steel, expecting it to be made out of alloy...regardless I am where I am with it for the time being and I can’t grumble too much as it looks smart enough! I made some new brackets to ensure the induction kit doesn’t rattle around too much
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oh and fitted a nice rubber bung on the acoustic valve port thanks to @frayz for supplying me one, the best over and cable toed hose was hammering my OCD every time I lifted the bonnet.
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final job for the week was removal of the OE badges and fitment of a newer style Renaultsport badge. I prefer the cleaner look with less badges and stickers everywhere so pretty happy with that.
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almost forgot...earlier in the week I had repaired all the spots of corrosion under the bonnet and fitted a new bonnet catch.
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I will continue to tidy up under the bonnet over the coming weeks. Next upgrade will be some Proam exhaust brackets as mine look well past it and the exhaust is more misaligned than my teeth (I’m from Gloucestershire, so it’s a genetic thing) oh and new number plates are ordered!! I can’t cope with how busy the current ones are on the car!!