LY F1 Progress

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by MarcR, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. Optical

    Optical Paid Member

    116
    Oxford
    Clio 200, 182 Turbo
    Absolutely incredible. They look stunning.
     

  2. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Stunning! Now you have me thinking.
     
  3. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    The seats are achingly gorgeous. So-so much want in a few pictures.

    Afraid i'm too anal to have the 'standard' Renault tissue-paper covered versions. These are amazing though.

    HUGE CONGRATS.

    VERY jealous.......
     
  4. Optical

    Optical Paid Member

    116
    Oxford
    Clio 200, 182 Turbo
    They look completely OEM which I love. Its how the seats should have been made in the first place. Leather bolsters are so much better than the tissue paper bolsters.
    Really nice having seat covers embroidered with Renaultsport and recaro too.
     
  5. matt9566

    matt9566 Paid Member

    524
    Barnsley
    Ultra Red R27 #91
    The seats look absolutely brilliant! Exactly as they should have come in the first place. If I decide to keep my car it's definitely on my to do list!
     
  6. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197
    tasty..looks delicious!!
     
  7. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    The Recaros look immense trimmed like that, epic! I can't believe what a state they were in before though, some people have no sympathy/care with them!!
     
  8. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Marc would it be rude to ask the cost of the refurb on the seats?
     
  9. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    I'd like some idea too.

    Makes me think of buying the roughest set out there at a comparitively good price and going this route....
     
  10. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Gold Member

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 200
    Fantastic thread, must be the most spotless 197 out there, how very satisfying indeed!
    Those seats though... there are no words.
     
  11. MarcR

    MarcR Gold Member

    101
    Scotland
    LY 197 F1 / Trophy / Escort RST
    Have deep deep pockets and don't expect a lot of change

    I would like to point out that it was still cheaper doing this than it was to buy two new recaro seats from Renault
     
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  12. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Well worth it mate they look gorgeous. Are you doing the rear seats as well?
     
  13. Cossers

    Cossers Paid Member

    411
    Vxr astra (j) and an r27
    They look the biz mate, not much change from 1.5-2k I'd guess
     
  14. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Which although undoubtedly a large amount of money - is chump-change to some people. And no more than an Akropovic, manifold and fitting for example. Without a remap too....

    I'd still like to know the ball-park figure as i'm sure many would. Would seem to me there must be a few like me who wouldn't consider / hate / would like to rid themselves of the standard Recaro cloth; but would of course love them in this trim.

    Either way they are absolutely gorgeous :smile:
     
  15. MarcR

    MarcR Gold Member

    101
    Scotland
    LY 197 F1 / Trophy / Escort RST
    More of an update today, Managed to get the seats Temp fitted so I could move the car and get it up on Axel stands and get the wheel arches out.
    The passenger front rear section was smashed to bits and there was virtually nothing these so managed to get a good intact second hand one.

    I was also going to attempt to take the 197 rear diffuser off but a couple of the bolts holding it on where very very rusty and I did not want to snap or break them so I will use some tigers pi$$ (WD40) on them over the next few days and give them some wire brush treatment also.

    Here is todays pictures (With seats temp fitted also)

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  16. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Looks really nice!

    Have you had some of the engine bay powder coated?
     
  17. MarcR

    MarcR Gold Member

    101
    Scotland
    LY 197 F1 / Trophy / Escort RST
    Dont do powder coating, Its all been vapour blasted with ceramic powder and hot water.
    Take a look at page one and the stuff thats been done.
     
  18. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Sorry bud didn't see the earlier pictures. That vapour blasting is the real deal. Better than new. Lovely project. Enjoy
     
  19. cpaterson76

    cpaterson76 Paid Member

    79
    AG 200
  20. MarcR

    MarcR Gold Member

    101
    Scotland
    LY 197 F1 / Trophy / Escort RST
    Its a full Miltek exhaust system from CAT back Craig
     

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