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My Clio 172 Cup

Discussion in 'Clio Projects' started by blburied, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. blburied

    blburied ClioSport Club Member

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    Location:
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    Car:
    172 Cup
    Bought for 1000 of my hard earned pounds

    Well it turns out the M.O.T. is dodgier than Phil Mitchell and its had little care from its previous owners, other than Stickers n a 'Zorst.

    List so far

    Brakes all round, Rear wheel bearing - £120 from Euro
    Steering Rack End - Grease monkey to source
    Rear Tyre - £20 part worn
    Cambelt,Aux Belt + Possible Dephaser Pulley
    Full Service
    Bonnet release handle/cable - £23 from Ebay
    Standard exhaust - £60 for a cheapy reproduction
    Standard rear lights - £24 from RenaultSpares
    Standard airbox
    Battery
    Alloy Refurb

    As I'm not exactly flush I'm spreading the work over this month and the start of next. Its booked in on Thursday for the Brakes, Bearing,Tyre, and Exhaust. As you can see I've been buying parts already, The rear lights should turn up tomorrow and be fitted asap as the lexarse ones are s**te. I've re soldered one already due to the joints being crap, now the other ones fecked. Luckily its been parked up and only moved for a check up and a de-sticker since I acquired it. Anyway, Here's pictures.

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  2. kris172

    kris172

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    looks good without the stickers, alot better than the abused 172 ive just purchased
     
  3. blburied

    blburied ClioSport Club Member

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    Yea, The stickers were not my bag at all. I cant complain too much at the price as it only has 78k on but the downer of no s/h
     
  4. leeds_182

    leeds_182 ClioSport Club Member

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    How can someone do that to a car and think it looks good?
     
  5. Beef-Mc

    Beef-Mc ClioSport Club Member

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    Wow, that exhaust is truly something to behold! Keep de-chavving and you'll be onto a winner!
     
  6. blburied

    blburied ClioSport Club Member

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    I believe a previous owner enlisted this chap for the job [​IMG]

    Give it a month or two and it should be how I want it. Just a few plugs "unplugged" under the bonnet to sort.
     
  7. crombie1

    crombie1

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    looks good now without the stickers. iv just bought a 172 myself
     
  8. timuss

    timuss ClioSport Club Member

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    That exhaust is epic!!!
     
  9. blburied

    blburied ClioSport Club Member

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    You can buy it if you like! :tongueout:
     
  10. timuss

    timuss ClioSport Club Member

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    Thanks but i'll pass lol!!!
     
  11. sonny172cup

    sonny172cup ClioSport Club Member

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    Looking good. Looks a lot better. When are you going to fit the new rear lights?
     
  12. blburied

    blburied ClioSport Club Member

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    As soon as they arrive, tomorrow hopefully :smile:
     
  13. sonny172cup

    sonny172cup ClioSport Club Member

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    Nice one, I purchased a172cup a few weeks ago....going to give it a tidy up very soon.
     
  14. GilesB

    GilesB

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    That's a bargain!

    Won't take much to get it looking like a decent Cup again.
     
  15. blburied

    blburied ClioSport Club Member

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    Update:

    Brakes, Bearing, Bonnet Catch, and rear lights arrived

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    Its in the garage waiting on a steering rack end to go on since I forgot to put it on yesterdays list with the brakes etc, Lights will go on tonight, and bonnet catch when I can be arsed fiddling about, We managed to free up the old catch with some WD40 which meant it at least locked on correctly.

    Talking to the Grease Monkey last night and apparently who ever last had the wheels off managed to put in varying length bolts and bugger the thread on the hub up. Lovely..
     
  16. blburied

    blburied ClioSport Club Member

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    1 Month Later, Circa £1000 spent

    Done:
    Cambelt Kit
    Dephaser
    Aux belt
    Oil,Plugs & Filter
    Standard Airbox fitted
    Discs&Pads Changed
    Passenger Hub Replaced
    Rear lights fitted & Loom fixed
    Standard Exhaust fitted
    Steering Rack End replaced

    To Do:
    Alloy's
    New bonnet
    Bonnet Release Cable(Handle Snapped off)
    Front bumper taken off, Push the lower grill back in place
    Dent & Scratch removal
    Maybe one of those Paint corrections or something.

    Fark this isnt cheap work!
     
  17. blburied

    blburied ClioSport Club Member

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    Blew the rad hoses last month, £270ish gone.
    Hub got replaced too

    Onto this weeks latest though. I got the wheels sorted out. 4 with buckles, 1 had a small crack. All been professionally straightened and welded, topped off with a powder coat of silver. Drives so much better!

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  18. DaveB666

    DaveB666

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    If you're up to £2270 now, wouldn't have been easier to buy one with FSH etc? It'll still be a nightmare to shift on in future with history..
     
  19. blburied

    blburied ClioSport Club Member

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    Tell me about it :worried:

    I tend to keep cars till they wear out, looks like i'm stuck with this one!
     
  20. Advikaz

    Advikaz ClioSport Club Member

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    Nice one, previous owner ruined it!
     
  21. blburied

    blburied ClioSport Club Member

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    On the upside though, my insurance renewal came through. Its now bugger all a month :smile:
     
  22. Stephenx77

    Stephenx77

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    I think I saw this one for sale when I was looking to buy my cup. Didn't fancy all the work that it needed to rescue it from the previous owners insanity though. But you seem to have done a nice job of it (y)
     
  23. cjgower

    cjgower ClioSport Club Member

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    Looking good mate, glad to see you've returned it to how it should be :smile:
     

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