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    Exclamation Arno Samimi - Gallery Renault Clio Williams - Chassis N°: VF1C57MXXXXXXX957

































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    now that looks smart

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    thanks!
    yes I had very good luck, to find one finally, and in such a good condition..!

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    Very nice! Absolutly love the wheels and how it sits!

    What size are the wheels? 16"?

    Dunc

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    Very nice

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    Thanks!
    Yes, Speedline 7.25"x16"

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    Restoration Engine, Gearbox & Engine bay:

    Engine, gearbox and front axle were expanded together.



    All attachments removed.



    Here is just a fraction of the new parts.
    All in all, the complete restoration of the entire car required more than 1000 part numbers.



    Also from other manufacturers parts were needed.
    For example, rubber grommets for the connectors on the cable harness
    or here clamp brackets for the water hoses in all sizes from Volkswagen.



    All parts to be galvanized were blasted first. Then black passivated.
    The front axle and the stabilizer were powdered black.



    The front axle was reassembled.
    Of course with new bearings, wishbones, bolts and nuts.



    A known problem of the F7R engine has also just been eliminated.
    The serration for the V-ribbed belt tensioner on the additional assembly carrier wears off over time.
    This carrier is no longer available.



    The cast aluminum spline was milled off and teeth made in steel.
    Then bolted to the carrier. The problem is now solved permanently.



    The parts to be painted were also blasted first.
    Furthermore, various aluminum parts on the engine and the intake bridge were blasted.



    The steel parts were painted. The wheel bearings were replaced a few kilometers before.
    Therefore, they could continue to be used.



    The engine block was cleaned, derusted and painted black with heat resistant paint.
    The innards of the engine have been revised a few kilometers before. That’s why the engine was not opened.



    The complete engine harness was cleaned, retied and fitted with new rubber sleeves for the connectors.



    The harness was tied with fabric adhesive tape.



    The new rubber sleeves. Ordered from Volkswagen.



    The attachments of the engine were mounted.



    The gearbox has been completely revised.



    All parts were cleaned, the housing blasted, and replaced all wearing parts.



    And reassembled.



    Almost finished.



    The fitted gearbox. It was also installed the Group N short shifter.



    The gearbox was screwed to the engine.



    The engine harness was led around the gearbox and other parts reassembled.



    The starter and various holders were reinstalled.



    The Engine and the gearbox were put back on the front axle.



    The steering has been reinstalled.



    Other holders and water hoses found their place again.



    The devil group A complete exhaust system.



    Retro pure!



    The manifold and the downpipe were mounted.



    The RSC Competition Pro PC57D-WS (Williams Special – blue gold) has been screwed on again.



    The oil pipes from the steering were mounted.



    Now the engine bay came to it.



    All parts were removed for painting the engine bay.



    The body was sanded…



    … and covered.



    The engine bay was painted.



    The rear box was also in a second step…



    …painted.



    Before the engine, gearbox and front axle were mounted, the wheel arches were also painted.



    They were cleaned and painted.



    Ready for the wedding.



    And already installed.



    No comparison to before.



    The crossbeam had also to be painted from the outside.



    And also the substructure of the bodywork from the outside.



    The right side as well.



    Missing still the radiator and the ECU. Otherwise the complete restoration is finished up to the “windscreen”.



    It was still a Group N EPROM installed. Now the F7R turns up to 7400rpm and hangs a little better on the gas. The controller housing was also blasted and a new data adhesive was made. Of course with RSC logo.


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    Very nice especially like what you did with the ecu

    Can you tell me what the finish is on the gearbox mounting bracket? I've been trying to get a finish exactly like that on mine but this is the 1st time I've seen that finish so I've had nothing to use as a reference

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16v_paddy View Post
    Very nice especially like what you did with the ecu

    Can you tell me what the finish is on the gearbox mounting bracket? I've been trying to get a finish exactly like that on mine but this is the 1st time I've seen that finish so I've had nothing to use as a reference
    Thanks!
    I don't know exactly what you mean about the finish of the gearbox bracket. It's a normal OEM part...

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    Restoration Underbody:

    The whole body of this Clio Williams is very well preserved.
    No serious rust spots or rust holes were found.
    First, all attachments were removed from the underbody.





    Only harmless, brown rust spots were found, such as here…





    … and rusted shielding plates of the exhaust system or rusted screws.





    The rear axle was removed.








    The fuel tank as well.





    At the lift points on both threshold, there was most work.
    Either the points were deformed by improper lifting of the car, or even injured so far, that the rust could eat the plate.
    Nevertheless, the repair was no big deal at these places.











    After repairing all rusty spots, the bare areas were treated with Brunox.














    Thereafter, these places were primed.














    All sheet edges / transitions were also cemented after priming.











    Next, colored, overcoatable underbody protection was used to simplify the subsequent painting in the body color.











    Now the entire underbody could be painted in body color.























    All steel parts of the underbody were blasted, black powdered or black passivated.





    The rear axle was assembled again.
    Of course, all wearing parts and screws were replaced.








    The rear axle was mounted again.





    New fittings are a matter of course.








    Also in the interior again everything in original condition and sealed with foil.





    The fuel tank was cleaned, and the hoses and clamps replaced.





    The fuel tank was reinstalled.








    The new handbrake cables were still mounted.
    Also the brake lines, some of which had to be repaired. In addition, there were steel brake lines in blue.





    The rusted shields of the exhaust system were blasted, blue galvanized, and reassembled.














    The front shield in the center tunnel was actually still available from Renault.





    Finally, the devil Group A complete exhaust system was mounted.




 

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