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The tale of 2 Clio’s


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Went to Harry Potter studios on Friday with the Mrs

Obviously being a bloke I pre-planned collection of car parts on the way there and on the way back😂

I sold my unpainted trophy rep spoiler and got one that's already put together and painted in Monaco👌

I'll probably fit it when it's got MOT because I dont want it sat about in my dads garden under a tree with it on and my 3rd brake light works so I cba messing yet🤦‍♂️😂


I replaced the wishbone on the passenger side 2 weeks ago for Strongflex yellow 90sHa ones... well, I only did one side bevause the other side is going to be a c**t to get off as the inner part of the wishbone Bush has seized to the bolt.

I bought some dirt cheap Powerflex black bushed arms for the time being, as I dont know which f**king way the bushes need to be on the Strongflex ones🙄

As you can see I was really pleased when doing the strongflex ones, I couldn't swear properly because I'd twatted my fingers when pressing out thebold bushes


And then I was in an even worse mood when I did this


So obviously you have to upgrade


I was hoping to have it MOT'd by now. I'm gonna leave the EPAS until after the MOT because cba. I just need to reset some codes, replace brake lines, put my bucket seats in, replace the lower arms and give it a proper wash so the MOT tester doesn't think I'm bringing him a bag of s**t I've thrown together within a week😂

Ta for reading


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Started mocking up my buckets. I found a few bits wrong/annoying

Firstly, because in a fat c**t I have to get XL seats. Because they're XL they dont line up with any holes on the subframes😭😂


Secondly, the previous owner of the seats failed to mention the part where he snapped off one of the mounting bolts in the seat. So yeah, cheers


And annoyingly it's the one I wanted to use as the drivers seat as it's still in FIA date until 2022 and the other one runs out this year and has a heat gun burn mark on it

Never the less I needed to get one in there to love the car about for the time being. It's a tight squeeze when I placed the seat sort of where I wanted it


I came back to it the next day because adult duties called😴

Started out by laying some tape and marking out a few places where I need to mount the side mounts to the subframes


Measured 3 times and then pressed on by drilling holes all over the shop😂

This hole goes through the sidemount, subframe and then uses the existing but underneath as the bolt would make the subframe rock if not.


I'd just hovered it and I couldn't be fucked to remove the subframe again so out came an old sheet😂


Then my punch started enjoying me so I stuck it in the drill and sharpened it on the grinding wheel. Now I dont have to worry about it sliding all over when I'm trying to stamp a point!


Got all my holes drilled and the sidemounts in place... I messed up at this point too. I spent 10 minutes bolting everything down like this...


Then forgot that I'd not stuck the seatbelt in!😐☹ doh


After all that I got the seat in and I'd raised it and brought it a little more forward than I first anticipated but it feels better for it...



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Pics of the finished article!


The door does shut and it doesn't come into contact with anything either!


Pug 206 seatbelt, I may bolt it to the floor though!



I'll get some more pics when I get the other seat in and carpet the rear floor out next week.

Ta for reading


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Looks like my subframe! Ive been drilling holes non stop since I got it, I settled on using spacers to raise it up so it was flush with the lip, then drilled lower holes in the side mount to bring it back down, did this so I could put it left more central with the wheel. What a hassle though..


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Fair enough! I made a door card as the ledge was too close for me, I would sometimes go to reverse and lock my arm between the wheel and the card and proper bend my wrist back it was not nice lol


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Are you going to leave the passenger seat out or is just while work is being done?


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Few little updates for the bag of s**t


100mm brake ducts


Pulled out the carbon canister and blocked off the breather with a wheel bolt. Who knew they were a perfect fit😂 Cheers @Louis for holding my hand, EML is on now tho😭


Camber bolts slapped in, I removed this nut afterwards and swapped the bolt the other way round, I used a standard non sport Clio nut.


I bought yet more wheels... These are the last pair... honest


Then I fitted my buckets, had to drill out the old snapped bolt and I just nut and bolted it. I cleaned the rear out too because it was a bit grotty


Then I cut some carpet, my mums kitchen floor is nice and open. She was out so she couldn't kick off at me😂



Buckets look the part fitted, they're a squeeze because I'm using weird sidemounts. What a pain in the arse but they're in and they're not coming out now!!


Fitted the Fabia splitter. Headlights are fucked and need sanding, might do that next


Cheers for reading


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Started cleaning up a set of Brembos I had in the garage. Might as well chuck em on the Megane and then the Megane ones can go on the Clio😂


They'd definitely been painted by a licker and the car they were pulled from wasn't well looked after either.

I fought with standard Brembo pins that were bent and full seized into the calipers😪


Yeah my best advice for Brembo users is use grease and get Mr Pink pins. The standard ones are f**king s**t for daily driven cars!

Some quick before and afters. I used some brass wire brushes on an old drill and then a bit of 240 grit wetpaper. Out of all the paint slopped all over only a few bits actual stuck properly😂

Before Vs After pics




Then it started raining so I came inside to watch Mr Robot and sulk because I wire brushed the inside of my leg and it stings like a b**ch!😫😂


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If they'd come off of some track nutter car I'd love them, but I guess not? Yeah black'll be good :cool:


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Got my TD's back from powdercoating and got my NS2R's (100 compound ones) put on and marked them up with what corner they need to go on so I dont have to do any thinking😂 Cheers to @dann2707 for recommending the place, the finish is decent and for the price I paid I wont complain one bit!



I've mainly been doing bits to get it into an MOT bay. This included putting the horns back in and bending the f**k out of the bracket so they clear the 100m brake duct


Some people will moan they're not pointing at the brakes... they do... a bit


Good enough for me and should provide plenty of air. Worst comes to worst I can bend up some deflector plates

Chucked on the polybushed lower arms, I had some strongflex bushes I'd pressed into some arms but I wasnt sure about how they go in. Some black series arms came up for pittance so I got them instead and put them on. The strongflex yellow bushes look the exact same as the powerflex ones if anyones wondering

I made up some new washers to stop the bushes splaying out under hard braking.


The OS was a pain as it was the original balljoint and wouldn't come lose for love or nothing! It looked like the car had been at the bottom of a b*****d lake for the past 10 years! After laying on the floor for 15 minutes holding a blowtorch against the bottom of the hub and getting the bolt hot cherry red it finally just tapped out really annoyingly easily😂


Got another bonnet to throw on that's in better nick than my other one. I thought it was mint but when I got it home and cleaned off all of the dust I found this


Wounded. Still 10x better than the rippled one on there now and at £30 I'm not losing out on anything!

Now it's just a case of getting my airbag light turned off for good, cleaning up the brakes and giving them a check over along with cleaning up each reluctor ring as my ABS light comes and goes as it pleases. Then it should be sound for an MOT and any other jobs like brake lines and the rear arb can be thrown on at my own leisure.

I've owned the 53 plate Monaco for over a year now and never had it 'properly' on the road. Been a long time coming tbh so I'll be glad to slap its tits on a road test as its maiden voyage will probably be the 20 mile journey from my mam and dads house to my house😂 I will have it finished before Jult and she will go to the ball

Ps. Some finished pics of the calipers I was refurbing above



Ta for reading