My Albi blue r27

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Cossers, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Cossers


    Vxr astra (j) and an r27
    I'm in the middle of spending quite a bit on my house at the moment and to make matters worse I just spotted a nice site which has made me think about building again so my planned spend on upgrades might be slow but I thought I'd start a thread anyway.

    Bought my car approx a month ago, bought it as I second car to run in the winter to keep another car good! The car turned out cleaner than I thought and as usual I've started my usual (I'll just give it a quick clean) which turned into sitting in my garage for the last two weeks and me all over it.

    Really wanted to access the underside and arches so I removed the liners and cleaned everything, all looked good so I'm a happy man :smile: had a plate on retention so just put it on the car too.


    Inside.. All looks good in there, possibly a new set of mats!

    Exterior...body work wise and styling I'm fully happy with it, no plans to add anything

    Chassis wise etc...

    Front struts have seen better days, rears as well, would like a shiny new set of coil overs :smile:

    rear discs and pads are ok but will replace them at some point soon, fronts look good

    Going to referb the front and rear calipers either metallic anthracite with yellow decals or yellow with black decals and a set of Hel brake lines

    Change the gearbox oil shortly

    Service and belt change in December for piece of mind

    Sorry there are no big plans like some of the great threads on here but I'm mostly happy with the car as is :smile:

    When I got it





    Time for some cleaning :smile:


    Pretty good under here :smile:


    Wheels cleaned and dressed with poor boys sealant, hubs painted while they were off




    Arches out and dressed with poor boys bare bones


    And tucked up for bedtime :smile: lol, think I need better number plate light too!


    Nothing massive but hope it's on some intrest :smile:

  2. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    Best colour :wink: The front looks great with the splitter, and I am beyond jealous of you having your own car ramp!
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  3. Cossers


    Vxr astra (j) and an r27
    Lol, cheers, had it a while now, was of more use when I had the TVR! Just used for cleaning the cars tbh, bit over kill but makes it easy.
  4. BenAG200

    BenAG200 Paid Member

    I'm not sure which is more porn the car or the garage! Very jealous!

    Lovely R27
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  5. Cossers


    Vxr astra (j) and an r27
    Thanks :smile:

    I remember when I was marking it out with chalk for the foundations and thinking....that doesn't look too big and adding another 6 foot all round :smile: glad I did though.
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  6. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    LOVING your lift mate. Very jealous of that.

    The R27 looks fantastic, good on you for making such an effort immediately.

    Nothing bad about keeping it as Renault intended, they left the factory being superb fun and very capable indeed!
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  7. Cossers


    Vxr astra (j) and an r27
    Cheers bud, the lift is great but if I had had the floor thicker I'd had sunk it so it's easier to place blocks at the jacking points, the ramp, although very low, still sits too high for lowered cars so you have to have an additional ramp at the front and rear for a static height to get the blocks in, no biggy TBH, it's handy having access to all the corners for wheel removal
  8. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Yeah, when I bought my BMW we had a similar situation, the guy had the lift but had to add a ramp to get on the ramp...


    The joys of modified car ownership. I'd still love one even if it's a bit of a pain getting on it!
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  9. Dystant

    Dystant Detailing Dale Paid Member

    Clio 200 CUP
    Nice post mate, car looks really tidy!

    Like the number plate too! Not very appropriate for such a clean car though! :tonguewink:

    Having said that, I'm sure it will be filthy after a short journey or two :excited:
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  10. Cossers


    Vxr astra (j) and an r27
    Lol, thanks, tried to get f1 but it on a porsche, and the the correct spelling from what I gather doesn't exist sadly, yes as a keen keep the car clean I thought it was a good one :smile:
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  11. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Great start to the project thread, and also very nice to see a really clean, standard R27. It looks mint! I'm another that's jealous of the ramp... but then I'm also jealous of your driveway AND garage - some people are just spoilt :smile:
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  12. Cossers


    Vxr astra (j) and an r27
    Cheers buddy, built the house about 14 yrs back now, done a lot of it myself, driveway is being redone in 2 months and I'm getting a new fence, kerbing and tar at the front! Looking forward to getting it done, hate parting with the money :-(
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  13. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    It looks great, plenty of land and a nice big driveway! I know absolutely nothing about it, but I imagine it's a really satisfying thing to build your own house!
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  14. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member


    I want that ramp!!!
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  15. Cossers


    Vxr astra (j) and an r27
    Thanks again, it was an eye opener but very enjoyable hence the look out for another plot, comes with its own set of issues too, people fell out with me when I built it! I just don't get that attitude tbh! I see people day in day out doing a lot better than me with a lot bigger houses and nicer cars! I think fair play to you, health to enjoy, I don't think, can't wait to see you fall :-( it's just the way some are sadly, well as they say, I'm happy as long as it sticks in their throat! Lol
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  16. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Another ramp lover here - very jealous!

    Enjoy your beast and Keep us updated!

    (Off to google if I could get one)
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  17. Cossers


    Vxr astra (j) and an r27
    Cheers Chris, think they are about £1550 delivered in England, I've had no issues with it and 3 tonne max, just be aware that you need an air compressor for the safety lock release as they need an air supply to unlatch them.
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  18. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Yeah I did have a little butchers.

    Don't think I'd get away with that right now lol!!
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  19. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Car looks great.

    Garage looks better.

    Space looks better still !

    Sounds like your a bit of a petrol-head and have some plans already for your car. Look forward to reading all about it :smile:
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  20. Cossers


    Vxr astra (j) and an r27
    Have been all my life bud, TBH the space and quiet is nice but I hate having to look after it, garden etc, something half the size would have been ample, it's near an acre of grass to cut, I really do detest doing it :-(
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