Fast Car – September 2019

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‘Fat biscuit’ style retrim in modern/
vintage Forest Green by Cobra


Renaultsport Liquid Yellow paint, Prima Racing Corsa wide
bodykit, Clio RS200 rear spoiler, OEM Clio aerial, OEM fi ller
cap grafted back in, fully sealed using Raptor Paint

C1J/Cléon 1.4-litre turbo – full rebuild by Prep’N’Lay, full
custom hose kit in black from Forge Motorsport, black Forge
Motorsport actuator, black Forge Motorsport dump valve,
black Forge Motorsport intercooler, black Forge Motorsport
header tank, Pipercross air fi lter

7x16” (front) and 8x16” (rear) Dimma 3-piece split-rims –
refurbed by The Wheel Specialist Fareham, 205/45 Nankang
AR1 tyres, custom Bilstein B14 coilovers, MMR performance
rear beam, Powerfl ex bushes, stock callipers fully refurbished
at EBC Brakes, EBC Yellow stuff pads, EBC discs, Forge
Motorsport braided lines, Garage Midnight stud conversion

Renaultsport Recaro CS front seats, rear bench trimmed
with Renaultsport cloth to match, yellow Renaultsport seat
belts, grey Renault carpet, Campus dash, Campus doorcards
(Campus trim used to show off 3-stage pearl), Kenwood audio

“Thanks to Meguiar’s UK, Refl ex Auto Design for all the work
and total, fi nal build, Bilstein, EBC brakes, Powerfl ex, Forge
Motorsport, MMR Performance, Nankang Tyres, The Wheel
Specialist – Fareham, Garage Midnight, Pipercross Filters,
Dave the Trimmer, Kenwood, Raptor Paints, Syco Graphics,
Russell for the engine build, Bobby for the wiring, Vick for
help with the wheel building, Matt at Refl ex for giving his life
away to build the car, Aaron and Glen for the most important
purchase/gift: Haynes manual, Mike at GT Turbo Spares, and
Chris at Urban Composites.”

a touch of the premium, and the body enjoys just enough
custom touches to make it Dale’s own: a grille emblem
delete, candy red taillights, mirror delete, it’s all in the details.
Inside you’ll fi nd the original seats, but they’ve been
beautifully updated. Cobra Seats worked with Edd Aldridge
to retrim them in modern/vintage Forest Green in the
old-school ‘fat biscuit’ style. A full audio install from JVC
has been hidden where you can’t see it, and the crowning
fl ourish is a Mooneyes foot pedal donated by Dale’s dad.
“The dramatic stance is brought to you by Phil at The
Install Company – nothing here was just bolted on,” says
Dale, with the sort of laugh-or-cry expression that suggests
the Merc was fi ghting back every step of the way. It looks
next-level awesome when it airs out though, and a large part
of that is down to the magnifi cent wheel choice. He’s opted
for the Delray design from Detroit Steels, as they provide
an aesthetic link to the W114’s original steel wheels (while
also being markedly bigger); Dale repainted them himself in

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