Ultra Red Clio 200: Project Clubsport

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Christopher, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Yeah mate, sad times. I'm still an RS Ford fan and a lot of it comes from that guy directly or indirectly I'm sure.
     

  2. Sideshowfred

    Sideshowfred Gold Member

    140
    Northampton
    Clio RS 200
    I've got the omp frames in mine (currently what my Pole Position is sat on) but I love it being that low and am dreading my new frames being too high.

    I was thinking of red seatbelt's the other day as they would really suit the interior with the buckets.

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  3. Christopher

    Christopher Paid Member

    751
    Manchester
    200 Clubsport
    I need the extra height from the Sparcos mate, with the OMP's I'd be far too low since I'm about 5'8" ish

    Luckily GSM had no issues with the exchange so will be getting that sorted this week. I'm in no rush since the seats won't be here until the end of the month anyway.

    Yeah, red seatbelts would look great. I've messaged the guy so we'll see what the price is like!
     
  4. suj

    suj Gold Member

    402
    Birmingham / Warwick
    Nimbus Grey 197
    How have you grown from the first post to this one Christopher :tongueout: hehehehe

    Yeah you want it to sit correct, with no adjustment is a bit crappy.

    PP looks lovely mate :smile:
     
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  5. Northloopcup

    Northloopcup Gold Member

    366
    AG 200 FF
    His legacy will most definitely live on mate! I remember chatting with him about a 6r4 that he sorted all the suspension out on to make it handle properly! The guy was a mapping genius and also a great chassis engineer, which is what he did before he went to the mapping side.

    No worries at all mate! If you need anymore info just drop me a pm.
     
  6. Christopher

    Christopher Paid Member

    751
    Manchester
    200 Clubsport
    Haha! Whatever 174cm is in imperial
     
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  7. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    5'8 1/2, =

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  8. Christopher

    Christopher Paid Member

    751
    Manchester
    200 Clubsport
    That's my Dad mate.
     
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  9. BenAG200

    BenAG200 Paid Member

    Loving the updates Chris, the alcantara bits are awesome, Jack did my old M3 wheel and quality is certainly outstanding. Bet you're itching to get your seats, they are a great mod, the sportster is already a pretty supportive seat but fixed backs are next level, give so much more confidence going into corners.
     
  10. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    I bought a Cosworth from a guy who also had a 6R4 and reckoned it was an ex AB car. It certainly looked the part!

    Taa again for the advice mate, I'll shout if I need anything :thumb:
     
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  11. Christopher

    Christopher Paid Member

    751
    Manchester
    200 Clubsport
    Yeah I cannot wait. It'll have been about eight weeks since I've driven it by the time the seats are fitted, but my first drive will be down to the MOT centre since it'll expire whilst it's stood around. It'll be a great dive down though!
     
  12. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Enjoying reading this thread mate. Love the Clubsport look you're aiming at:grinning:
     
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  13. Christopher

    Christopher Paid Member

    751
    Manchester
    200 Clubsport
    Thanks dude. Forgot to add that I finally removed my rear seatbelts at the weekend too. A bitch of a job by all accounts... sharp plastics everywhere and you have to basically strip all the rear out. Glad that's done though!

    Saved a sweet 2kgs too. :tearsofjoy:
     
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  14. R32pete

    R32pete Paid Member

    550
    Hong Kong
    Clio 200 cup, Gallardo LP570-4
    Great choice on the poles bro, I had them in my old FRS probably my favorite mod, best seats ever. Not sure the Mrs would let me put them in the Clio though. Love this thread.

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  15. Christopher

    Christopher Paid Member

    751
    Manchester
    200 Clubsport
    Small update, as still no seats. :worried:

    I sent back my OMP subframes and changed them for Sparco ones, as the OMP's sat too low for me.

    I've also sourced some red seatbelts from a lad on RS197.200, so they'll be in the post this week! Chuffed with that! They'll really finish off the interior IMO. This but with red belts. :smiley:

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    I had a few hours spare yesterday after being with the in-laws all weekend, so mocked up some rear spats from thick, satin 3M vinyl. They turned out pretty well I think. Not sure if I'll keep them, but they'll do a good job of protecting the arches from more damage.

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  16. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    That looks decent imo. With the offset you're running some protection is probably needed. Like the idea
     
  17. Christopher

    Christopher Paid Member

    751
    Manchester
    200 Clubsport
    Pretty much. The rear quarters really took a battering on the last Ring trip. So these both cover the damage and protect them. :tearsofjoy:
     
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  18. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
  19. Christopher

    Christopher Paid Member

    751
    Manchester
    200 Clubsport
    Couldn't be arsed messing around with resistors etc, so just ordered a set of the plug/play ones from Capital.

    £70 for some wires. Ouch. At least I'll not have issues with them for the MOT due on Star Wars Day. :pensive:
     
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  20. Christopher

    Christopher Paid Member

    751
    Manchester
    200 Clubsport
    Seats have been once again delayed by Corbeau. Now looking at May 15th for shipment. Almost two and a half months after ordering... :sleeping:

    A few extras turned up today, ready for the track/summer season:

    Renaultsport trackday/show plates
    2x Recaro resistor kits
    Red RS seatbelts :sunglasses:
    Larger satin black sunstrip (since the new seats will be a lot lower)
    ARP stud conversion kit with anodised black nuts

    I've also managed to borrow an OMP universal side mount from a friend, so all being well I'll be able to fit the borrowed Pole Position and go for a drive next week/weekend.

    Every cloud!
     
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