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That pink bagged baguette



I can't quite get my head around how some rubber bags can hold up a whole car... but then I guess they raise sunken ships with bags of air, and they are a lot heavier :D lol
 

Eddie555

ClioSport Club Member
  Q7 2018 & 172 Cup.
I can't quite get my head around how some rubber bags can hold up a whole car... but then I guess they raise sunken ships with bags of air, and they are a lot heavier :D lol
My 2015 Audi RS6 was on Air suspension, so is my present 2018 Audi Q7.. Both had/have active setups you'd struggle to tell the difference between a sprung car and airbagged car..

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  clio campus sport1.2
Got around to getting it all ready for the engine to come out today. Just the shafts to come off and crack off the engine mounts.

i had someone work on the car before it got put away in the garage, new clutch and all new bushes on the front, and i can happily say i wont let them work on it again. One of the threads for the Driveshaft had been stripped in the gearbox so I've had to drill it, and replace it with a helicoil. And the bolts for one of the anti roll bar bushes had been put on that tight it had ripped the rubber in half and completely stripped the threads.

but all the damaged bushes will get replaced. Along with new disks and pads for the front set up.
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  clio campus sport1.2
Been a while since ive done any work on this, priorities have changed recently so progress has been slow. Subframe and a few other bits have been sent off for powdercoating so i should expect to get them back sometime soon.

as im no longer running a form of a/c or oem heater unit. Im stuck on how to remove this. Im guessing the rest of the removal involves taking the dash out. Could anyone possibly help before i begin to remove the dash.
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  clio campus sport1.2
Again, been prioritising other things so work has been slow. Started the pain of a job which was removing the seam sealer and getting the bay prepped for fab work.
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Also roughly marked out areas that need cutting out for more custom fab work to be done in the arches, to allow for a bigger wheel to fit and for the wheels to sit lower.
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  clio campus sport1.2
Bit more work done recently. Started removing rusted areas, applied some rust prevention over and then some primer.
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Also started to apply fibreglass filler into the areas that are going to be smoothed.
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Templates made up using card and then cut out and bent into shape ready to be welded into place. Was my first time fabricating with metal, so it was all a learning experience to me.
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massivewangers

ClioSport Club Member
  Several
Fair play for giving all that a go. I had virtually no fabrication experience before I started building my last Escort. It's such a great learning experience just cracking on and having a go. I mean, I'm still not very good at it, but I had fun all the same 🤣
 

Adeyspec

ClioSport Club Member
  57 Renault Dauphine
Bags are for shopping.....


In all fairness I like this, it takes me back as a few have said. Nice to see some custom out of the box work being done. Whats the score with a heater? Trust me, not having one is horrible.

Keep up the good work and keep posting updates 👍
 
  clio campus sport1.2
Bags are for shopping.....


In all fairness I like this, it takes me back as a few have said. Nice to see some custom out of the box work being done. Whats the score with a heater? Trust me, not having one is horrible.

Keep up the good work and keep posting updates 👍
Im going to run a 12v heater box instead as its more compact. The car will only be used for shows and some weekends so its not to big of a deal for me.
 
  clio campus sport1.2
Bit more work done today, another blanking plate made. And a bit more progress done smoothing out the strut tower.
first time welding so still got a lot to learn.
trying to get as much practice in as i can along the way.
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  clio campus sport1.2
plates on strut tower cut down on both sides as im wanting them to be symmetrical on both sides when finished. Still needs a clean up and smooth down so its a even shape and no sharp edges.
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Cut out the raised areas on the scuttle ready for blanks to be welded in so its a neat finish. (The a/c pipes have a temporary blank, its just to stop any s**t going through them before i get round to fully removing and blanking it off)
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And finally got rid off all the rust that was present in the bay. Mainly on the crash bar.
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Mickb

ClioSport Club Member
  van low and 1.6 16v
Mind smoothing my old 5 doors bay... pain in the dick. So was the wire tuck. Never fully finished it as I got bored.
You're doing well though.
 
  clio campus sport1.2
Mind smoothing my old 5 doors bay... pain in the dick. So was the wire tuck. Never fully finished it as I got bored.
You're doing well though.
Yeah this is being nothing but a pain to be honest with you.
luckily im okay when it comes to electrics. Im weirdly looking forward to making up a new loom, relay board and other bits.
 

Green51

ClioSport Club Member
  Goodwood Green '01
Haha yeah i sent it in knowing full well they would hate it😂 I’d be stupid to think that they’d like it.
I just didn’t think it would make the thumbnail. It did the trick though as I’ve gained a lot more people following the build on my instagram now.
I watched the vid because of it :LOL: The build is mental, great to see something different
 
  clio campus sport1.2
still got a bit more welding, grinding and smoothing to do, but you get the idea.
The bay is 80% done now.
had a put a hold to working on it for a while due to health reasons but im back and cracking on again.
making the most of this lockdown before i go back to work in april where i have no time to myself😂
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  clio campus sport1.2
Haha - looked at the picture and thought you had just covered it all up, was wondering what future maintenance was going to be like.
Yeah leaving it behind there would of just been a absolute pain.
i was going to do a ABS delete but i couldnt be bothered with the hassle. Made much more sense to keep the factory pump, just fab up custom lines and relocate it outside of the bay.
 
  clio campus sport1.2
All the welding in the bay is finally done now, few plates needed cutting out and welding in so i could get a form of curvature in the corner. I didnt get round to taking loads of pics as i just wanted to crack on and get everything welded in.
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Went on to carry on with the fibreglass filler to skim over the area so i can get a nice flat finish.
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Still got a lot more skimming and sanding to do, but the for the time being this is where I'm at.
 


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