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    i have a prestine 1985 renault fuego, and am looking to do it up. Does anyone knoe where i can get bodykits/spoilers or any external excesories

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    Noooooo, don't do it!

    But if you have to, I think "gunnawanna" might know of some good Fuego bits...
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    Default Fuego - recommend not fitting rear spoiler.

    Quote Originally Posted by HoldenFreak
    i have a prestine 1985 renault fuego, and am looking to do it up. Does anyone knoe where i can get bodykits/spoilers or any external excesories
    Not sure what you mean by body kits. Mistarenno is in the process of trying to bring in a new front bumper from France via Renault normal suppliers, you can re fibreglass and refinish old bumpers. There are some NOS tail lamp assemblies about and they occasionally come up on Ebay.

    Myself I would not fit a rear spoiler as it just adds weight on the hatch cover frame, which is already probably slightly weakened by water seaping through cracked sealant (very light metal frame inside the rubber moulding) and the hatch lock platforms get weak if rusted and virtually impossible to fix/weld back if they break off - the extra weight just flexes the weak weld area.

    Door scratch protectors may be available somewhere, but replacements usually come from Pick a Part cars. The rubber to accentuate the sweep line should be able to be sourced from auto shops or wrecked Fuegos.

    Don't know where you would get a new or newer grille, and the plastic chrome strip at the bottom of the grille is becoming hard to find in good condition.

    Metal strips and clips usually come from wrecked Fuegos, but you might just find some lying around at a former Renault part suppliers - ask.

    Hope this helps a little.

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    Ill swap you my Fuego for the pristine one you can put a body kit on.



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    thanx im also looking for a repair manual... does anyone have one??

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    Ps, new name please!

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    Yeah, I must echo the sentiments of the others..Don't Do It...

    The Fuego has unusual bumper lines that just don't seem to suit a body kit..

    You can get Fuego GTA bumpers (there is a set on EBAY at the moment) that don't use the bumper line - for a 'wrap around look' but even they look a little 'wierd' IMHO...

    FWIW - Why do you want to fit spoilers?

    I presume it is just to improve the looks?

    If you lower it slightly and fit some nice wheels, it will look great and handle even better

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    One of the FUEGO owners on my website got some from france:

    http://www.clanmedia.com/fuego/index.cfm?pid=71&uid=95

    I'll try to get the details for you.

    Cheers

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    umm....
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid
    umm....
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldenFreak
    i have a prestine 1985 renault fuego, and am looking to do it up. Does anyone knoe where i can get bodykits/spoilers or any external excesories

    How about a photo of your car?

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    Don't do it!!! Simple as that.
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    Ebay has parts for the South American phase 3 GTA Max but only the radiator grille will just bolt on. Fitting both front and rear bumpers would require cutting off metal from both front and rear panels, and you can be guaranteed that mounting them would be quite a bit of work. As for a spoiler, big ones just look stupid.
    The best way to sport them up is a good set of (non Chrome!) 16 inch alloy wheels, and i've lowered my Turbo slightly at the front - She looks awesome!!! (my other 2 are in original condition).
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    I must admit to pondering about body work to the fuego.Based on every kit i've seen,particularly from argentina, I'd have to sat that they look like crap, and remind me of the body work that guys would do to their toranas and HQ's in the seventies.I'm thinking of opening up the vents in the turbo bonet,and constructing an intake off that.If I could hide the spare a bit with a skirt,that would be cool, too,but all that other crap like side skirts and rear quarter pannels...YUCK...
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    Keep it basically stock-spend your money on wheels and the mechanicals.

    Most of the Argentine stuff is for competetion cars that is light and relatively cheaply replaced.
    Unless you are racing most of the aero-dynamic bits are definitely not required on a road car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zareh
    One of the FUEGO owners on my website got some from france:

    http://www.clanmedia.com/fuego/index.cfm?pid=71&uid=95

    I'll try to get the details for you.

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    They dont exactly fill out the arches do they?

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    Icon7 While I like the standard look..

    Most of you are aware that I try to keep my own cars standard and as original as possible, my personal credo is that any owner is entitled to do what they like with the car - thats part of being an owner.

    Also it keeps another Fuego around and running and one day someone may just want to restore it to its original configuration.

    Just as there are good and bad restorations, there are good and bad styling changes.

    But that's life and its your choice, I might prefer original and recommend against modification but in the end its your car - I say enjoy your car and take pride in it.

    If some don't like the finished product well that's life too, now wheres that tough tittie emoticon

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    thanx for all the tips.... on the asumption that i am going to keep it original condition, i still need an original front spoiler... the one with the foglights..... mines in need of some maintenence and as i am a busy man i dont have the time to repair it and would rather replace it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldenFreak
    thanx for all the tips.... on the asumption that i am going to keep it original condition, i still need an original front spoiler... the one with the foglights..... mines in need of some maintenence and as i am a busy man i dont have the time to repair it and would rather replace it!
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    yeh only thing is, i caused the damage...... broke the left hand floodlight and broke a chunk off the corner of the spoiler!!!!!!! GUTTED!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldenFreak
    yeh only thing is, i caused the damage...... broke the left hand floodlight and broke a chunk off the corner of the spoiler!!!!!!! GUTTED!!!!
    Still got the chunk?An easy repair being fibreglass.
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    no unfornatly not!!!!u dont know another way??

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    Could use resin to fill it, and paint the whole thing.

    There should be some old threads on painting fuego bumpers.

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