R27 track car build

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Prototypetom, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Prototypetom

    Prototypetom Paid Member

    96
    Clio 197 cup No. 164
    Hey my fist post on here so thought I may aswell start a progress thread. I just got this shell rebuild and possibly use as a track car as a bit of a demo car. I have a small business. Prototype Motorsport and in a nut shell it's mainly shell preperation.so the shell is going to be mint.

    what is a cup shell worth with cage in it. It has a few battle scars needs a rear panel, near side sill could do with been replaced to apart from that it's just a freshen up. I know what I paid for it but I'd like someone more clues up than me.

    Jobs on the list to do this year as as fallows.

    stip clean the shell
    build a jig for it to sit on
    remove cage
    new rear panel
    new sill
    fit air jack system
    all bodywork done
    decide to convert it to rhd or not
    prep and paint the shell inside outside underneath

    once i I get to that point I'll have a good idea what route I'm going down with the shell. Either 197 or megane turbo. If I decide to keep it al all at this point we will just have to see. One thing is fore sure by the end of the year the shell will be immaculate :smile:

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  2. Daverb

    Daverb Paid Member

    320
    Fife, Scotland
    Clio 197
    Will be watching this. How has it got so minging inside?
     
  3. Prototypetom

    Prototypetom Paid Member

    96
    Clio 197 cup No. 164
    Last owner didn't cover it properly I'm guessing started to jet wash last night but ran outa time comes up clean tho
     
  4. Prototypetom

    Prototypetom Paid Member

    96
    Clio 197 cup No. 164
    So as it's a new year I'll do a quick update.

    Roof

    In the middle of been sanded down to bare metal then painted
     
  5. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200

    Please keep us all updated with this.....:smile:

    We're all jealous of a Cup Racer and i for one; would love to keep up with your progress.
     
  6. Prototypetom

    Prototypetom Paid Member

    96
    Clio 197 cup No. 164
    Don't know why my post only posted half. Any way generally on with body work and cage comning out to be rhd converted.

    Also just managed to douche a cup racer dash so will be moulding it and then making more to chop up and make them into rhd cup racer dashes so that should be january sorted :tonguewink:
     
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  7. Prototypetom

    Prototypetom Paid Member

    96
    Clio 197 cup No. 164
    I will I'm on with a few other cars but I really want this out this year doing some track days :smile:
     
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  8. 930Tech

    930Tech CLIO CUP groupee. Platinum Member

    North Nottinghamshire
    197 CUP and most of a 197 CUP race car
    I went to see this when it was on eBay last year, Lee Pattisons old car.

    Make a nice project car that, good base and no rot issues.
     
  9. Prototypetom

    Prototypetom Paid Member

    96
    Clio 197 cup No. 164
    Any history would be great, no rot issues for sure but a fair few panels need replacing
     
  10. Prototypetom

    Prototypetom Paid Member

    96
    Clio 197 cup No. 164
    So I thought id upload a pic of the dash that should be deliverd by end of week. Once moulded I'll put this back up for sale as I don't want to cut up a genuine item.

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    And here is today's work on the bonnet just the underneath to prep and then be ready for moulding

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    Will get the bonnet the the booth tonight for first bit of primer and a guide coat
     
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  11. DannyAG200

    DannyAG200 Gold Member

    254
    Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire
    Alien Green 200, mini cooper d
    Watching this build :smile:!

    Sounds good so far
     
  12. Prototypetom

    Prototypetom Paid Member

    96
    Clio 197 cup No. 164
    Cup dash should be deliverd tomorow and I picked up a base model bootlid in great condition from my local break yard

    Couple of questions there's a few base models in the yard that are perfect for robbing bits from so going to take headlights, rear lights, slam panel etc etc basic things like this. Now 2 main questions are I'm thinking bout getting the front subframe and rear beam if there the same apart from what's bolted to them ?
     
  13. 930Tech

    930Tech CLIO CUP groupee. Platinum Member

    North Nottinghamshire
    197 CUP and most of a 197 CUP race car
    All the panels (if three door) are the same and the slam panel, lights etc will all be of use but the rear beam is different, i think it's shorter or will give you a shorter wheelbase.
    I had a front subframe from a 1.2 and iirc it was not quite right for the job, I think the part number for the front frame is the same as a megane 225 and I bought one of those, it fitted up correctly and was fine with the lower arms but I took mine off when I got a cup frame.

    Are you making a new bonnet? reason I ask is I have a carbon bonnet (carbon skin on a fibreglass frame) and it's no lighter than an alliminium standard bonnet.
     
  14. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Interesting. And probably not surprising....

    I bet it's loads better looking in the eye-candy department though !!
     
  15. 930Tech

    930Tech CLIO CUP groupee. Platinum Member

    North Nottinghamshire
    197 CUP and most of a 197 CUP race car
    It's lighter now though :excited: I cut all the innards out of it, just a skin on a frame now, need to fit some 6mm bar to tie the hinges together.
     
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  16. Prototypetom

    Prototypetom Paid Member

    96
    Clio 197 cup No. 164
    Yes every panel will be in carbon. That's the main aim of the project. Inc quarter panels only choice I'm stuck on is rs front end swap.

    The reason your bonnet will be heavier is because it will be a let way up and polyester. While I build the moulds (bonnet roof tailgate) I'm also building a oven to bake my parts. I can garentee you what ever the bonnet weights I'll have somthing lighter.

    I'll get it all panneled up and go through the work from there.

    And thanks for the info on the base models I'll go rob what I need then.get some lights too. :smile:
     
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  17. TB Rich

    TB Rich Paid Member

    Bournemouth
    Clio 200
    Full carbon bodied mk3, nuts!!! :smiley:

    Will you be making any parts after for order and any idea roughly what the parts would cost? Boot and Bonnet I'm thinking, if properly pre-preg carbon skin and carbon frame etc.

    cheers
     
  18. Prototypetom

    Prototypetom Paid Member

    96
    Clio 197 cup No. 164
    Parts to order yes but not until I set up a trader account with the club
     
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  19. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Did you make contact or enquire with Kirsty at all ?
     
  20. Prototypetom

    Prototypetom Paid Member

    96
    Clio 197 cup No. 164
    Not yet mate, got a few weeks work on Evo so Clio won't be touched till Feb maybe apart from getting panels so no rush just yet
     
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