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16-12-2014, 21:45
Well maybe this will work, ain't exactly intuitive for simpletons like me.

choose file from stream: upload: box disappears, no idea if photo is uploaded

in advance: sorry :-k noob

17-12-2014, 18:44
upload images via photobucket and link it direct to here ;-) good luck with the car :) so worth it when you get them how you want them...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/fatboy78/image.jpg (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/fatboy78/media/image.jpg.html)

18-12-2014, 09:48
Also wondering what to do with door card as can be seen in the previous photo, it has collapsed.

The car is what it is I guess. I know it has been owned from new by one person. It was his company car for a long time
then he bought it from the lease company when it was up.
It had no expense spared when the IT company he works for were picking up the bills.
I really would like to get hold of more receipts etc that document its history.
Am seeing my mate this weekend so will grill him :lol:

Meantime a few more:

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http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l540/lewb13/DSC00152_zps7fdbb7bf.jpg (http://s1122.photobucket.com/user/lewb13/media/DSC00152_zps7fdbb7bf.jpg.html)

13-05-2016, 11:53
So, as northy pointed out, I must of changed my settings on photobucket so no photos in my previous posts display.

So I'll attempt to post up a few older shots showing 385 when I got it and where we're up to now.
As mentioned, it is due back in the paint shop next week for a while for a friend of mine to finish it properly.

http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l540/lewb13/Williams%20Clio/DSC00151_zps63cf55b9.jpg (http://s1122.photobucket.com/user/lewb13/media/Williams%20Clio/DSC00151_zps63cf55b9.jpg.html)

http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l540/lewb13/Williams%20Clio/DSC00152_zps7fdbb7bf.jpg (http://s1122.photobucket.com/user/lewb13/media/Williams%20Clio/DSC00152_zps7fdbb7bf.jpg.html)

http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l540/lewb13/Williams%20Clio/DSC00155_zps8479f3a1.jpg (http://s1122.photobucket.com/user/lewb13/media/Williams%20Clio/DSC00155_zps8479f3a1.jpg.html)

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http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l540/lewb13/Williams%20Clio/DSC00174_zpsf7c3128b.jpg (http://s1122.photobucket.com/user/lewb13/media/Williams%20Clio/DSC00174_zpsf7c3128b.jpg.html)

http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l540/lewb13/Williams%20Clio/DSC00176_zpsc5f40da5.jpg (http://s1122.photobucket.com/user/lewb13/media/Williams%20Clio/DSC00176_zpsc5f40da5.jpg.html)

So off to one bodyshop for sills doing and getting the mechanical repair side done too so as to get it back on the road so I can get a feel for how much further I want to go with it.

13-05-2016, 12:02
Then as the basic bodywork was done and it got a good dose of mechanical attention

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13-05-2016, 12:12
So now with MOT and have driven it a few miles. Clutch pedal way too stiff for my ageing legs (probably benefit from a new cable)

A few squeaks and rattles but to be expected. My mate Pete gonna take it and finish the bodywork. So that will be paint slam panel, bonnet, rear spoiler, front bumper and a wing or 2.
Strip and repaint wheels and edge and lacquer. Then fix all the bits of trim etc that need attention like rear washer jet loose and rear wiper arm seized. Door mirrors a bit loose and door handles a bit stiff. Roof aerial refitting to get rid of leak. Fit sill kick plates. Treat plastics and detail generally.

Then off to my mate Ben to fit a new head unit and alarm and fix remote locking. And finally to my mate Jem to go through it mechanically and make sure everything is as should be.

Couple of pics as is now.

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Ayli Carper
13-05-2016, 13:13
Looking good well done. Got to get that left leg in shape!

23-04-2018, 13:36
Below is a response to an enquiry another forum member made about the scope of work.
This was about 6 months ago. Since then the car has done 2 miles.

The summary of work goes something like this:
Mechanical components fitted to get it through Mot plus
parts I wanted fitting just to bring it up to standard.
In no particular order:
Front & Rear calipers, discs, pads, hoses, brake pipes.
New Catalytic converter
Front top strut mountings
Clutch and cable
Alternator and starter motor
Timing belt kit and water pump
Engine core plugs
Silicone hose set
Oil cooler
Coolant Header Tank
Reman power rack and power steer pipes
Powerflex wishbone bushes
Full engine service to include oil filter, fuel filter, air filter,
Spark plugs,
Oil pressure switch
Fan belt

Off the top of my head that covers most of the mechanicals.
The file showing what was purchased and fitted is at work and I'm now at home and not due back till Friday.

Body wise, again extensive.
Inner and outer sills replaced.
Rear arches were solid with no rust so were stripped and cleaned and made ready for a full respray.
Drivers door had been crow barred so sourced another and was fitted.
New Bonnet (genuine Renault)
New headlights
New fog lights
New front indicator lenses
New bonnet and light strips fitted
New (Williams) sill cover stickers fitted (80 each)
Full respray
New windscreen
Engine and all front suspension removed to best repaint all engine bay and inner wings, bulk head etc
Engine block acid etched and painted
Gearbox same
All transmission parts (driveshafts etc) stripped, painted and rebuilt.
Same goes for all suspension parts including a full refurb of front subframe and powder coating
Many components powder coated to include timing belt cover, plenum chamber, rocker cover plus more
New Spark Plug Cover
New Thatcham Cat 1 alarm/immobiliser fitted
New Tyres
New Bluetooth Head Unit (Pioneer I think)

I think that's most of it but doubtless I've forgotten some stuff.

I have quite a lot of photos and can probably make them available for you to look at via Photobucket.
The car was supplied new to my brother in law as his company car. It was maintained regardless of cost. I believe it has full dealer service stamps up to around 60,000 or so from memory.
Unfortunately, all receipts for work carried out in it's company owned years are probably still within that companies archives or more likely binned.
After it was owned by the company, my bro-in law bought it from them and ran it as his own till around 2006 when he took it off the road for future plans. Never got round to them and rather than scrap it, I took it on. If I'd only known the work and cost I probably wouldn't have bothered.
Having said that, it could of been done easier and cheaper but my OCD won't allow it 😉

Hope that gives you a flavour.
The only bit not lavished in attention and money is the interior. It's all there and pretty sound. Small tear in drivers seat. Odd carpet stain and slightly faded plastics on lower door cards.
Has a superb 90's sound system with Focal Labs sub and 6 x9's and component fronts with separate amp.
Sounds superb.

30-04-2018, 17:15
Managed to fettle body work a bit this weekend, though didn't get opportunity to detail interior.

Few pics to encourage any interest.
There are few out there as clean and well sorted as this car.

A few pics in a suitable res for the uploader