MarcB's LY Clio 197 F1 R27

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by MarcB, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. MarcB

    MarcB Gold Member

    294
    Scotland
    LY 197 F1 / Trophy / Escort RST
    Well as im now rather active on the forum I thought I would start a spanking new Project page regarding all the work that I have done since owning the car.

    We Had a small Monaco 172 that was just too small so we looked for a bigger car which lead us to a RS Megane 175 Dci with a lot of extra's from factory.

    I then decided that I wanted something LY and the megane was sold and after seeing this LY for sale on a Scottish highland for a good few weeks we took the chance.
    This was the pictures of the car that was sent to myself before buying the car and making the trip.

    As you can see the seats where torn and ripped, The wheels where marked, It had a silly induction kit and mud flaps but it did tick all the boxes and came with 12 months MOT.

    The was not crazy and I had plans for the car as soon as I seen it.


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  2. MarcB

    MarcB Gold Member

    294
    Scotland
    LY 197 F1 / Trophy / Escort RST
    So as time went on I loved the rear end of the Clio 200 diffuser and was dying to get one.

    It just so happened that one came up for sale on ebay for £200 and I sent the Mrs a 6 hour drive down south on her day off to go and collect it and she done me proud.

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  3. MarcB

    MarcB Gold Member

    294
    Scotland
    LY 197 F1 / Trophy / Escort RST
    So the car was in need of a lot of work so off it went for a £1500 overhaul to get it running tip top at my Renault specialist in Stirling , Scotland (SWR Autos)

    There was so so much that got done I cant list it all but the car drove like a dream, As you can see I also got everything Vapour blasted so it looks better then new.


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  4. MarcB

    MarcB Gold Member

    294
    Scotland
    LY 197 F1 / Trophy / Escort RST
    So next up we noticed the the Brembos where in a bad state and rather than refurbish them I bought new OE brembos along with front discs, pads and pins.

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  5. MarcB

    MarcB Gold Member

    294
    Scotland
    LY 197 F1 / Trophy / Escort RST
    So once again we all know how the seats get ripped, stained and end up smelling just like cat pee.
    I wanted something nice and something I knew I could get repaired at any point so went for a full re-trim on the fronts.

    I also got a seat cover and got the Renault Sport logo put into that also to protect the seats.

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  6. MarcB

    MarcB Gold Member

    294
    Scotland
    LY 197 F1 / Trophy / Escort RST
    So as the car came from the Scottish highlands I wanted to start cleaning and get as much done as possible so out with the X5 steam mop and lets get started.

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  7. MarcB

    MarcB Gold Member

    294
    Scotland
    LY 197 F1 / Trophy / Escort RST
    So both front arch liners where smashed and I managed to get a good second had set so I thought I would get it up and cleaned and clean out as much dirt and sand as I could and unblock any drainage holes I could.

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  8. MarcB

    MarcB Gold Member

    294
    Scotland
    LY 197 F1 / Trophy / Escort RST
    So was given the chance to change the alloys to some 200 cup alloys that where freshly powder coated so I did.
    The R888 tyres where not in the deal and I never wanted them anyway so I managed to get the tyres swapped round.

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  9. MarcB

    MarcB Gold Member

    294
    Scotland
    LY 197 F1 / Trophy / Escort RST
    I was not a fan of the silver looking trims and the fact they looked like they had faded or had a dye through them I wanted them to be fresh and to match the rest of the car.

    My mate who is a painter painted them Audi Black for me.

    I would love to have all carbon fibre parts but thats just crazy money and you dont see a lot of them

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  10. tombate911

    tombate911 Paid Member

    800
    2010 Clio RS200
    This is a great first post. Love the attention to detail and the effort you're putting in to get it back into perfect running order again.
    Keep them in tip top condition is one of the best bits of modding.
     
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  11. MarcB

    MarcB Gold Member

    294
    Scotland
    LY 197 F1 / Trophy / Escort RST
    So im now in the process of collecting parts for the car to have work done.
    So far I have the following

    Hubs & Carrier -

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    Upper Ball Joints - Bought From Rsports.Ltd
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    Now I have also got the following to fit to the car which is listed below and all genuine Renault parts.

    New bottom Arms x 2
    New Anti Rotation Links x 2
    New Anti Roll Bar Links x 2
    New Cup Shocks x 2
    New Cup Springs x 4
    New Top Mounts x 2
    New To Mount Bearings x 2
    Clutch Kit & Slave Cylinder
    Nuts & Bolts (Over £100 from Renault)
    Rear Discs x 2
    Rear Pads x 1
     
  12. matt9566

    matt9566 Paid Member

    676
    Barnsley
    Ultra Red R27 #91
    Wow! Really well played mate, you've done a fantastic job so far getting the car to where you want it to be.

    Wish I had the time/money/enthusiasm to get mine looking as good as yours.

    Keep the updates coming.
     
  13. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    WOW!

    What a transformation, really cracking work mate - them seats are gorgeous!

    Now I see why you wanted the image uploader up and running properly lol :smiley:
     
  14. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Proper proper build. Kudo's to quality, time taken and attention to detail. Not to mention time and money.

    No half-baked short cuts here....
     
  15. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    London
    Clio R27
    This story here is beautiful. Bringing a very tired car to the standards it deserves is simply awesome.

    I'm really surprised by the state of the calipers, what happened there? I can only presume that you brakes were atrocious? Also, that wiper arm!! it's totally rusty, do your wipers move?

    Echoing Chris re the seats, great job!
     
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  16. peter

    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

    b e l g i u m
    RB7 #166
    another 197 saved. :thumb:
    yup. those seats!
     
  17. cpaterson76

    cpaterson76

    170
    AG 200
    He’s the same with everything he builds! He has a rather nice collection of cars, all to this standard.......
     
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  18. cpaterson76

    cpaterson76

    170
    AG 200
    In fact that’s doing his other cars an injustice as he’s only getting started with this one!!
     
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  19. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    will have a proper read when i get home from work but well done mate!!what a cracking tlc..
     
  20. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Outstanding. Great to see the effort you’re putting in is being rewarded by having such a great car!
     

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