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#1 OFFLINE   D Spares & Tyres

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:36 PM

I have this Clio I was going to weigh in but I would like to save it, despite having quite a bit of scrap I'd like to put in it.

Seems a shame though, it's not a bad little car but I'm not putting any effort into getting it tested then having to deal with penniless mouth breathers so if none of you lot want it for bridge money then I shall be getting bridge money. From the bridge.

I can't keep it too long, the French Quarter is already overpopulated.
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It's done 97,000 and doesn't appear to have any rot. Sweet little engine. Exhaust hanging a bit low and has a slight blow.IMG_20180816_113937.jpg

Body generally tidish. I reckon it's lasted better than Nicole has. Some rust thoughIMG_20180816_114007.jpg IMG_20180816_135843.jpg
Interior ok apart from a hole in drivers side bolster. Pattern designed by a toddler with a felt tipIMG_20180816_134016.jpg
Mirror is not to factory specificationsIMG_20180816_135831.jpg
The previous owner kept the battery ( these are worth a fortune now apparently...) I have one I can give you but it needs the fixing to hold it in place or a modification.IMG_20180816_135754.jpg
It has sustained a small bump to the front. It hit something with a towbar hence the plate being broken and the bumper being misaligned in one side.IMG_20180816_113921.jpg IMG_20180816_135824.jpg

Some damage in the drivers door. I was told it has been broken into but I'm not sure. That looks like a messy way to get into a Clio!

So there it is. It is a pleasant little car, It would be sad for it to have lasted this long only to be thrown away. £120 to a shiter?IMG_20180816_113841.jpg
Could deliver but I see no reason why it would not drive anywhere.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 06:27 PM

These really are very good cars, one of the last reliable Renault models.

I have a large amount of spare parts free of charge if anyone takes it on.

 

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 06:32 PM

My wife and I both have a thing for these. Sadly, it’d need to be a really nice special edition to get me excited (like a BeBop!) but fair play to you for trying to save it. I think they’re just starting to look interesting now...
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 06:34 PM

It’s been a long time since I’ve had anything to do with these but didn’t they have a battery with posts that some set screws went into?

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 06:54 PM

These really are very good cars, one of the last reliable Renault models.

I have a large amount of spare parts free of charge if anyone takes it on.

 

http://autoshite.com...acquired-shite/

 

I've got an exhaust centre section (nearly new), both mirrors, and various other bits as well. I think you can get the adaptors for the battery terminals easily enough, ask Bramz as he put a new battery on mine before he sold it to me :) .


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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:40 PM

It’s been a long time since I’ve had anything to do with these but didn’t they have a battery with posts that some set screws went into?

It's been a while since I've been near a Mk1 Clio, I think the battery terminals are conventional but the positive and possibly negative terminals have plastic screw fixings that clamp on to battery terminal adapters.

Are batteries really worth that much? I noticed all the stuff on the eBay tat thread with "battery removed", even some fairly expensive project cars.
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:42 PM

I had to buy a generic adaptor from some parts website as Rave correctly states, apart from ordering the wrong size to begin with it was sorted pretty easily. 

 

Good cars these little Clios. I would happily swing another. 


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Posted 16 August 2018 - 08:42 PM

Are batteries really worth that much? I noticed all the stuff on the eBay tat thread with "battery removed", even some fairly expensive project cars.


No,a small battery like the one this would have had is a fiver in scrap at most. I was being sarcastic. It does seem to be a thing to keep the batteries though
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 08:44 PM

It’s been a long time since I’ve had anything to do with these but didn’t they have a battery with posts that some set screws went into?


There is a collar that goes over the terminal with a threaded top. When the connection is screwed into it then it tightens up the grip. Quite common in French stuff of this era

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 08:44 PM

My wife and I both have a thing for these. Sadly, it’d need to be a really nice special edition to get me excited (like a BeBop!) but fair play to you for trying to save it. I think they’re just starting to look interesting now...


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Posted 16 August 2018 - 09:00 PM

There is a collar that goes over the terminal with a threaded top. When the connection is screwed into it then it tightens up the grip. Quite common in French stuff of this era


Didn’t know Renaults used those too, seen them on PSA stuff

Pretty sure you can buy the parts for it too but changing the terminals would also be easy

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 09:08 PM

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 10:03 PM

I'm quite interested in a Mk1 Clio before they vanish. Cool, cool cars. Lets hope someone here can rescue this one!



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Posted 16 August 2018 - 10:20 PM

Looks like a decent motor for someone with a little tinkering. An I bet that will go through a Mot without much hassle as the online history looks good too.

 

I drove one years ago and it seamed a pleasant motor just like my old Renault 19's. Sadly I'm in the lack of spare funds / space category but if I get some cash injection I'd be well up for having this as a winter daily / second car. 

 

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 11:37 PM

From memory, front windscreen, badly damaged rear hatch with intact window, bonnet, full set of locks/two keys, gearbox, front passenger seat, same colour and trim in good condition, rear seat, newish front brake discs, calipers, pads and stub axle wheel bearing assembly, empty petrol tank, one headlight, most of the dash assembly, drive shafts, keep fit steering rack, both front wings, front bumper, newish oe spec rear shocks, front suspension legs, rear light units, both door mirrors, pair of two door driver and passenger doors, part exhaust system, coolant expansion tank.

 

Probably some other parts I've forgotten about, will have a look next time I visit my unit. 

 

All of the above and anything else I find are free. No particular rush to collect within reason.

 

Also have four newish tyres on steel rims, bought about mid 2016, 165 70 r 13, although these will be £40 as they are same size as fitted to my Fiesta.


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Posted 16 August 2018 - 11:49 PM

Edit, tyres bought new mid 2015, less than 5000 miles, also main wiring loom.

Up-date spares list early next week.


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 05:14 AM

There is a collar that goes over the terminal with a threaded top. When the connection is screwed into it then it tightens up the grip. Quite common in French stuff of this era


Which crack when overtightened,allowing things like the electric power steering to cut in and out and help the power cables get a tad warm....
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:23 AM

Well if it helps any southern shiters, I'm up by the old bloke next door every week. I could collect the spares and pack them into the Clio ready for the new owner.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:35 AM

ROFFLE? I would have several tickets. These black bumpered Clios are smashing looking things.
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:56 AM

Why not just buy it if you like it


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 11:04 AM

Why not just buy it if you like it

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 11:06 AM

Cause you could win it for about a quid. Then realise it’s miles away from where you live and then you’ve only lost a quid then.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 11:08 AM

Yeah but then D_spares has spent a week fannying about doing a roffle, and he's still stuck with the car in his yard


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 11:09 AM

Wish I hadn't mentioned it FFS.

 

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 12:07 PM

In absolute fairness, it’s £120. A lot of money if you don’t got it - but peanuts in the scheme of running a car (it’ll cost you more to tax it)

With the generously offered spares, this looks mega value.
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 04:57 PM

At the moment the spares are scattered around my Unit out of my way.

Probably take me a couple of weeks to have all the parts together ready for collection.

 

Once I've done that they will be in my way and would need them collected sooner rather than later. 

 

Will need a Transit size van or large trailer  to remove all of them.

 

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 06:12 PM

Are batteries really worth that much? I noticed all the stuff on the eBay tat thread with "battery removed", even some fairly expensive project cars.


60p per kg
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:11 PM

I'm driving back from Chesterfield tomorrow and Southampton on Wednesday if anyone wants a lift to Ludlow for maximum mingebaggery.
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 09:00 PM

Scrapyards won’t usually buy batteries when it’s just the odd one your bringing in. They won’t fuck about writing cheques for a fiver or so. It’s not the sort of trade they want, buying 10-15 of them a time is worth your time, not Joe Bloggs coming in like he’s got the Brinks Matt Gold wanting to know what you’ll offer him on a leaking 12v battery.
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 11:59 PM

My local were happy enough pinging 60-odd quid straight onto my card when I turned up with a heavy old arc welder, a couple of batteries, and 3 quid's worth of scrap steel. But I suppose I'd better see if I can grub up a bit more before I go back. I've found a few batteries on the street since then, but annoyingly the drop tester I bought with a view to condemning them reckons they're all sort of serviceable, so I'm torn about weighing them in.







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