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My other pride and joy clio willams :)

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    fitted my air box back on today which is much better for these cars and going to spray my spare wheel black again then take it to get a better tyre fitted will do that tomo

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    the car is still at the paint shop getting a respray hopefull get it back on monday the 10th :)
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    just been down to the paint shop getting there slowly, i know he has being doing it in his spare time as he is really busy but he is doing me alot of work for the money so i dont mind waiting

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    I used to have a grey phase 2 16v 1.8 a couple of years ago, my pal had a red 1 at the same time. they are serious fun, but we both had lists of problems. mine blew up 2 days after I brought it ( the bottom end had a 12" crack in it) so I fitted a new engine I found for a £100, the engine was sweet so I replaced a lot of parts to make it run as good as it could. next the windows stopped working, then the sunroof, then the immobiliser broke because the sunroof leaked, the electric mirrors stopped it was endless. great to drive, but I couldn't own another haha
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    EXCELLENT Read...... So glad you have saved such a classic car.

    Well done for all your effort. Must of been a tiring process.
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    good old french cars mate can be a pain in the backside lol there are alot of fun as you say
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    cheers mate not many left now to :)



    got some updates

    just come back from the body shop the doors could do with a full strip and all be done inside and out as on both there is some rust on the bottom so getting that done also where the scuttle panel sits and goes over the front piller theres some rust spots so the front windscreen is coming out and scuttle panel off and all being sorted and painted gonna end up a full respray soon lol
    They are also sorting out my side trims and and roof molding get them looking new again [​IMG]

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    i took the ecu and air filter off the number 1 in the garage today and im going to put them on the 2 the ecu is my spare and is chipped with a raised rev limter that i bought of a member years ago
    Also took the headlight off the number 1 the one as the no 2 is all broken inside so will change that over, i have a brand new pair coming for the 1 [​IMG]

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    got a few new bits through the post today all the clips and bits and pieces ive needed for the body shop that have been needed i have bought twice so i dont need to hunt around for when i do the 1 also went down to the body shop everything is primered ready for paint [​IMG]

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    Some window reg clips for the w1 also needed to get some new cage nuts as they had broke
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    the car [​IMG] getting him to save the kick plate stickers as im not paying over £300 for 4 as i have bought a set already but keeping for the 1
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    Brilliant thread!

    God, I miss my red 1.8 16v.

    It was an awesome little car, but like most other French hot hatches it was a buggar to keep on the road, Every time I took it to the garage it'd cost me £500 to £1000 to get it back on the road. I'd probably still have her as (an expensive) project but one cold day in December a 7.5 tonner decided to squish me into the cental reservation barriers on a dual carriageway and Kylie the Clio was no more. RIP Kylie :-(

    Good on yer for keeping a Williams going!
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    Yea but saying that I forgot I had a 172 which I had for just over a year, that caused me no issues or problems at all. luck of the draw I recon haha. Your Williams is starting to take shape fair play.:yum:
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    cheers mate sorry about your car :(
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    yeah just luck of the draw really my mate has had his 172 a few years with no problems :)
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    i popped down today and the car is now sprayed [​IMG] just putting things back together now and give it a polish over. They had a nightmare with the doors to but all on now, only took a few pics as my camera died.



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    just got back from paint shop and there just doing the finishing bits, they just started moping the car when i got there and all looking good very happy with it [​IMG]
    picking it up on monday [​IMG]


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    French car fan meself and ex owner (s2 rallye) I can see a lot of time graft and money has went into this and its had a canny restoration the before and after pictures show all that and its come a long way RESPECT! did it pass its mot? im guessing yes
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    Cheers mate love the s2 rallye :icon_thumright: Yeah alot of time and effort has gone into this car it was near to being stripped and sold for parts that's was the reason I bought the number 1 but glad I saved it now :) and yeah it passed its MOT just had to change the headlight that was it :)
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    ot my car back today and its looking mint very happy with it [​IMG] still waiting for some stickers for the sides

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    Epic !!!
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    Awesome thread mate. Double kudos for taking photos, they'll serve you well in many years whether you keep it or not. You can tell I wish I'd kept photos of my mk2 Escort that was rebuilt from the ground up. Stupidly gave them all the new owner as proof.
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    fantastic mate. I had a hybrid years ago. rebuilt a megane engine to go into it Great Little car apart from the rust and this was like 10 years ago I recon. I remember changing the alt, brings back memories what a pig of a job as was getting to the oil filter. Had to take the rad out to change it once. I thank you for the trip down memory lane and I hope you cherish it for many years to come.
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    Shouldn't you have taken the final pics at an Elf garage?

    Seriously though, Loving this project! I've wanted one of these when they first came out but could only afford an RSI.
    Test drove one & it cornered like a go-kart!
    Even at only a few years old, the rear arches were blistering! Bloody tinfoil manufacturing!
    They looked good with the quad headlight conversion, & you used to get an Ansa back box which sounded so sweet on them! A nice growl without sounding like a chav mobile.
    What are you planning for it? Long term keeper?
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    Sorry for hijacking but...
    Remember although they are quick, they crumple like tinfoil too... Clio damage1.jpg Clio damage2.jpg Clio damage3.jpg
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    looks a sore one..
    I think small french cars should come with a disclaimer..
    Saxos are even worse
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    Respect! That is what you call a labour of love! Great car and I hope you enjoy it!
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    nice mate yeah im going to keep it such a fun car to drive and the williams 1 i have in the garage will be a show car at one point an other project for the future :)
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    UPDATE
    cleaned my itg filter and fitted it on

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    sorted out my rev counter the regulator had gone and was messing around with my electrics, my revs used to sit to high and go down when i used anything like electric windows all sorted now [​IMG]

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    more new bits

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    after seeing P4cks refurb his steering wheel thought i would give it ago

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    as my grill was broken and i had no clips i got a some new ones with a new primered grill got to get it painted

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    i also managed to find a rear boot trim on ebay for the number one in a job lot sale, i ordered one off RPD a couple of months ago but renault dont make them no more so they could not get it, it came with some clio side trims for the willy 1 and 2 also some other bits that i no use to me but all only cost me £30 so happy days

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    been doing bits that have been needed doing for a while so as the weather has been ok lately thought i would get on the case

    took the TB off and gave it a good clean then re oiled up

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    sorted the TPS as the wires were bare so used a hot glue gun, works a treat

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    i have a wobble at low speeds on the speedo and its making it idle at 1500 k after booting it, Its messing around with the speed sensor so i change the plastic doofer and re earthed the speedo wire but still no luck my cable has had it, so ordered one of RPD today and that should be the end of all the little problems and all running sweet

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    got my speedo cable and fitted it a few days ago and all is running sweet, no more high revs after booting it and no more wobbly speedo [​IMG]

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    fixed up my heatshield
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    also got this part that goes on the gear stick link bar as my one has gone completely and the gear stick moves around so this should stiffen it up

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    thats it for now

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    Theres some good work going into that. I miss my williams 1 now looking at all these pics :( its nice to see some one saving one of these since the rot had started on it. Keep up the good work :thumbup:
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    Looking good!
    That reminded me, I did my steering wheel parts with a carbon fibre wrap. Looked good as far as I remember.
    Defo well worth hanging on the the 1 once it's restored. Pretty sure it will be a future classic!
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    everyone who has owned a Williams and sold it wants it back lol still not to late to get one but there are getting rare now days in good condition
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    cheers mate yeah the number 1 in the garage will be fully stripped and restored one day it has the gold plaque and the number on the dash which the Williams 2s don't and i just have my fun in the 2 :) and lets not forget my S3 totally different car though but i still love my 8l and will be keeping both for a long time
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    What number is your 1? I had 0144. Yea i'd like to get another one, just gotta wait till i got some where to store it lol.
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    Yea that was it :) only got rid of it cause the mrs was pregnant an needed a bigger car :( should of kept it really
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    get another lol
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    Yea would love to but at the moment cant afford to run 2 cars and i havent got anywhere safe to store it. Maybe in a year or 2 i'll be able to find a decent 1.
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    yeah i got a 1:18 size diecast model it way up high and protected from the kids :)

    got some number plate surrounds but only 1 fitted on the rear as its to narrow on the front bumper

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    got a few more things to do like fit the rear spacers, 4th gearbox mount of a Clio 172 also got a poly-bushed dog bone on the W1 so going to put it on the W2 and that's it for now get ready for FCS [​IMG]
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    got a bit done today in this muggy weather was even worse when i had to take things off the W1 in the garage like fooking oven

    fist i started with the gear linkage spring feels so much better now a lot less movement

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    then took the dog bone off as i wanted to swap it with the powerflex one off the W1 in the garage

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    Then took the powerflex dog bone off the number 1 in the garage

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    then fitted to the W2

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    i also noticed my front shock was leaking :( so i swapped it over with one on the W1 in the garage, going to get new ones for when i restore the W1

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    all done

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    put a new gasket and sealent as i had a slight leak on my front pipe

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    changed the oil 10w 40 semi and some engine oil additive going to put some fuel cleaner when i fill up to

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    lso some new nuts and for the alloys as the standard old ones are like cheese, also started to paint my calipers

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    got a 4th gear box mount off a clio 172 and some new bolts going to save it for my W1 and put it on that

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    Will update when i get the rest of the calipers done and fitted my 10mm rear spacers and new bots all round
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