Ly r26 #0145

Discussion in 'Megane Media' started by pint, May 3, 2015.

  1. Today marks 1 week of owning the car after being away from renault sports for about 4 years or so - previously had a 182.

    Quick history - car is a 1 owner with 53,000 miles. Before sold to me it had the cambelt and water pump changed, full service, new discs, pads and fluid, engine mount and front coil replaced along with 4 new tyres.

    Overall the car is in pretty good nick bar the front bumper which ideally needs a respray as its heavily chipped.

    I had no really plans to change the car other than tidy a few bits up.

    Firstly I started with the exhaust as I don't think they had ever been cleaned.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Much better!

    So this weekend I set up sorting a few things. First of all was a good wash.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    No more pics during as I concentrated on getting it done. But this is the after results.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Finished it of with a cost of AF tough coat. Rained Saturday night and it beaded nicely.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    So that's the exterior done for now, now onto the bits I wanted to tidy up inside.

    Firstly I took delivery of these

    [​IMG]

    During:

    [​IMG]

    After:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Change of mats

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Next was dismantling a few bits

    [​IMG]

    Also stripped off the gaiter surround and door grab handles.

    Wanted to clean this up and try and match them to the wings mirrors to smarted it up.

    Renault were useless at helping me with the paint so I opted to try and match it best I could.

    Ended up using fords nimbus grey. Not a perfect match but a big improvement.

    [​IMG]

    Whilst painting I didn't really want to take the leather off the gaiter surround. I had many failed attempts to mask it off. A sudden brain wave and I found the perfect solution.

    [​IMG]

    And put back together...

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    That's it for now.

    C&c welcome.

    Matt
     
  3. Well done fella! Don't understand why you've got bottom door lights? Mine are blanked off?
     
  4. Looking good mate! How easy is that centre dash panel to remove?



    Mine are blanked too, but my brother in laws with xenon headlights has the door lights.
     
  5. Cheers guys

    Take the panel off at the bottom and either side you will see 2 T20 torx screws - take them off. Then remove your heading and cubby hole and you will see 2 more screws with a pink washer behind. Take them out then you can pull the dash off.
     
  6. Looking good mate !

    Did you remove the interior door handles to paint them up ? Drivers side on mine is driving me mental ! :confused:

    Easy to get off ?
     
  7. They just clip straight off, there's one plug behind to unclip but that's it.
     
  8. Cheers bud
     
  9. welcome mate - car looks spot on :smile:
     
  10. Gavin.

    Gavin. RSM Admin

    Welcome ove Pint, looks well that.
     

  11. Ahh so that's what they are, mine are also blanked off in carbon, is the wiring under there for them?
     
  12. Few new additions.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Big thanks to mr.clarke. For his help sorting the headunit out.
     
  13. Couple more.

    [​IMG]

    Undecided on this one currently.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Head unit looks very OEM. Nice :-)
     
  15. MBC

    MBC

    Good job so far mate!
     
  16. MBC

    MBC

    What is the headunit?
     
  17. MBC

    MBC

    I've been looking for something similar! Thanks mate!
     
  18. Yep that's the one. Good bit of kit!
     
  19. Flol all aboard the Chinese band wagon.

    Really great piece of kit tbf although this one is tempting too.
    . [​IMG]


    It's all looking great chap.
     
  20. Oops.

    [​IMG]
     
  21. Tidy project this!
    Could you send me the link for the interior bulbs; they add a nice touch!
     
  22. FUCKIT!

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  23. Ouch oh Shit.
     
  24. Feck! how?!
     
  25. Trying to park in a tight area near a fence, misjudged the rear wheel on a curb and it just lifted the rear arch onto the corner of a concrete fence post. So fucking angry with myself. Not going to polish out as its deep.

    No idea on how to repair it.
     
  26. If it helps; i'm getting some work done on my car - 2 1/2 days with the body shop, 2 dings to fix and spray/blend in - £250. It's not a HUGE hit considering the work.
    It can be repaired, don't worry!
     
  27. MBC

    MBC

    Cock it! The turning circles aren't small in these cars mate.
     
  28. Someone got lazy with the brakes as they came up to a junction and hit me as I went past.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  29. Talk about bad luck
     
  30. MBC

    MBC

    Not going well!
     
  31. Unfortunate about the scrapes, and massive bad luck on the plumb who drove into you.

    Apart from that though, good going on the little details like the L.E.D's. It's things like that, that make a car come alive.

    Head unit looks bloody good too, massively OEM looking.

    Good job on the interior paint too!
     
  32. Mines an absolute dirt magnet.

    A week ago
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Tonight
    [​IMG]

    Had to at least make it legal again.
    [​IMG]
     
  33. MBC

    MBC

    Ha! Jesus I thought my Meg was dirty!
     
  34. It's even worse now as I use lots of country roads getting to my new work.

    This was washed a week ago!
    [​IMG]
     
  35. Boom holy thread revival batman!

    Looking good any new additions to it?
     
  36. Haha it is a bit! sadly none currently. Had a bit of change in circumstances so havent had the disposable income to throw at it.
    Hopefully that will change in the new year. Just enjoying the car for what it is until then!
     
  37. Who wrote clean me on the back lol?
     

  • Share This Page


    1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
      By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.