Arctic 182 progress...

Discussion in 'Other Renault Sports' started by MrTom, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. MrTom

    MrTom

    176
    arctic clio 182
    Hi, i sold my corsa vxr nurburgring edition at the end of october last year to free up some cash, i was originally looking at 197's but i decided to go for a 182 as i would be saving alot more which was the whole point in selling the burg.

    I looked at a few that wernt in very good condition, i eventually found the right one which was a 250 mile round trip.

    It was bought at the end of october/beginning of november totally standard apart from a full decat miltek...

    Full fat arctic blue with full service history, 2 owners, 48k miles, both keys, all the belts done 9k miles ago,6 months tax, 10 months mot, all documents, manual etc in original renault folder, all receipts for all the work done, new battery, jack and locking nut etc all in original leather holder, 4 good tires and the whole car was in immaculate condition apart from one curbed alloy.

    All this for £2450 :smile:

    I am going for the standard but revived new look.

    Pics after i had picked it up after its 1st clean...

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    40mm apex springs...

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    fabia font splitter and numberplate surrounds...

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    led numberplate bulb...

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    silvertec indicators...

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    red calipers...

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    bright sidelights...

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    bright fog lights...

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    pressed plates...

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    heko wind deflectors...

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    renault F1 decal...

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    anthracite front and rear diamonds...

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    homemade ktec style induction kit...

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    vid (poor quality)...

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    197 badge...

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    wheels refurbished in vauxhall moonland...

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    I hated the tacky red calipers, so i did them a smart subtle silver...

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    sprayed the tacky looking gearknob insert...

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    onto tidying the engine bay up a little.

    sprayed the engine cover and fuel rail...

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    2.0l 16v decal...

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    polished strut top covers...

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    polished battery cover...

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    brand new sparkling coolant tank...

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    I also didnt like the anthracite diamonds so i replaced them with origional chrome ones, i also removed the renault F1 decal off the bonnet.

    This is where it is at at the moment, here are a few pics after a machine polish and a detail this weekend...

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    This was the engine bay before i started with it although its not finished yet...

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    and now...

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    Last edited: Feb 26, 2013

  2. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

    oh i like that alot :thumbsup:
     
  3. Deaks

    Deaks

    Reading
    Nimbus 197 FF
    Absolutely stunning example! All for a bargain price too :smile:
     
  4. that looks awesome,great work
     
  5. Giles

    Giles

    UK
    Red 197 & Trophy 220
    looks nice.

    I think old renaultsport badges looks better and go with the car. New badges didn't match well.
     
  6. MrTom

    MrTom

    176
    arctic clio 182
    Thanks mate :thumbsup:

    Yes it was abit of a bargain and thanks mate :smile:

    Thanks mate, its getting there :smile:

    Cheers :thumbsup:

    I think the old style badge looks like a halfords special and the newer one tidies the rear up abit :smile:
     
  7. Fletch_uk

    Fletch_uk Paid Member

    212
    Worksop, Notts
    Renault Sport Clio 197
    Really love the engine bay fella! I'm jealous of it, need to do something with mine :'(
     
  8. MrTom

    MrTom

    176
    arctic clio 182
    Thanks mate :smile:

    Ill be doing other little bits and bobs to it here and there.
     
  9. Looking at this, christ my car looks rough
     
  10. MrTom

    MrTom

    176
    arctic clio 182
    :driveby: Thanks mate :smile:
     
  11. N0ddie

    N0ddie Platinum Member

    Glasgow
    Mini JCW
    She's looking box fresh!
     
  12. MrTom

    MrTom

    176
    arctic clio 182
    Thanks :smile: Its mucky again now! Bluddy weather!

    It will give me something to do at the weekend atleast :smile:
     
  13. MrTom

    MrTom

    176
    arctic clio 182
    A few updates :smile:...

    Renault dust caps...

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    I decided to get rid of the plate surrounds and get these...

    a set of clean plates... (The front is a 3/4 plate)

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    So i decided to spray the grill satin black to match the other plastics as it was really fading almost blue/grey in colour.

    just taken off the car...

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    washed and de-greased...

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    dried and masked the renault stickers up to keep the oem look...

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    primered...

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    painted...

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    masking tape removed...

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    I then decided to do the back bumper strip and the fog surrounds...

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    A few pics after a clean and the newly painted parts fitted.

    satin black grille and fog surrounds...

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    satin black bumper strip...

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    and a few clean pics...

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    the satin black grill top makes the bay look even cleaner...

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    Then my genuine renaultsport mats turned up...

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    So all up to date...

    I gave it a good clean yesterday and then decided to put it in the garage just before the rain started, i havnt had it out today hoping for the rain to stop but it hasnt.

    I payed particular attention to the engine bay, polishing all the alloy and aircon pipes, applying carpet cleaner to the engine carpet at the back of the bay, applying rubber restorer to the hoses and waxing the engine cover, its looking pretty decent now, better than showroom condition if i may say so myself...

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    Im not sure what to do next as its near enough how i want it other than taking it away from its origional look which im not going to, anyone got any ideas?

    Thanks for looking, Tom.
     
  14. CL10

    CL10

    697
    Staffs
    Fiesta ST
    Looks lovely - very well cared for. One of the cleanest MK2 bays I've seen.
     
  15. Ashton

    Ashton 200T Test Pilot Platinum Member

    Rothley, Leicester
    Clio 200T Lux EDC
    Looks great. Top work there
     
  16. MrTom

    MrTom

    176
    arctic clio 182
    Thanks mate, it is in very good condition for the year, although i was lucky as it was pretty clean when i bought it, just standard. :smile:

    Thanks Ashton mate :wink: Appreciated :smile:
     
  17. Spedem

    Spedem

    76
    Bristol
    Corsa D ATM
    Very nice mate, one of the best 182's I've seen.

    Your old burg was amazing but IMO you can have just as much fun in this :smile:
     
  18. MrTom

    MrTom

    176
    arctic clio 182
    Thanks mate :wink:

    Yes the burg looked well but tbh i preferre this as daft as it sounds :smile:

    Its just so much fun :smile:
     
  19. Tidy! Got to be the best colour for a 182 imo!
     
  20. MrTom

    MrTom

    176
    arctic clio 182
    Yes i do love the colour, although i do really like black too when its gleaming :smile:
     

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