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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:28 pm 
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just come back from the MOT and its failed as i expected. only ?150 to get it fixed this time but the guy who does it said that basicly this time next year the price will be astronomical due to the fact that the whole underside its rusted :(

obviously very upsetting but i really cant justify keeping it going, and i cant afford to buy a newer si and swap the stuff over.

so basicly its open season on the car, nothings deffinate yet but if theres enough interest i may strip it.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:52 pm 
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don't do it. that car is mint.
Just cos it need underside work doesnt mean it's the end of the road for it.
take it to a good bodyshop and talk to them about getting the underside sorted, cant see it costing too much mate
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:09 pm 
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Get it sorted ASAP, if its not gonna cost that much & u love the car & don't wanna get rid of it. Do it! I'd do n e thing 2 keep my Si, no matter how much it cost me, I've already spent over what the cars worth in repairs but I don't care, the Si is my 1st car & love it 2 bits & don't wanna part from it 4 a long time yet.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:31 pm 
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just spend the money, at the end of the day its not gonna be worth anything in a year but who cares, its not the kind of car that you'll ever see the money back from.

im about to spend ?450 on bodywork for the front of my car, ?300 at the rear, ?550 on wheels, im never gonna see that kinda money back from the car, but im probably gonna have it for another year or two due to the fact that i've got no no-claims anymore :x so might as well throw a few quid at it and make the most of what i've got, do the same, you'll feel better once its done :)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:43 pm 
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yes you dont add mods to the car to increase its value, cause that doesnt happen, you do it because it makes you happy, and when your driving it down the street people turn and look. If you strip it and get what...say ?500, what you gonna do with that, buy a crap car that may also need money spending on it for repairs anyway. Cars are all the same, you have to keep throwing money at them to keep em going, if it was my si, i'd phone around and get the cheapest quote to get the work done, do some price matching if you have to, haggle !

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 9:41 pm 
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really really sorry to hear this mate. do all you can to keep it, even if it does mean loosing a bit of cash, now that you have the car as you want it.

if you decide to break it id be intrested in the suspension

again sorry to hear it mate.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:04 am 
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Sorry to hear that fella. Got my mot next month would hate to be put in the same situation.

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if worsts comes to worst and you have to break it, are you gonna get another Si?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:26 am 
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Very sorry to hear this mate :(

But before you decide on doing anything, just phone around, get some quotes for what needs doing, and just get an idea of your true position.

But if worst comes to the worst, do what you have to. It's not worth getting into alot of debt over a car.

I certainly hope you keep it and get it sorted though mate :)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:31 am 
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im in the same boat graham :) i know people are saying keep it and spend the money on it, but i tell thee. mine aint stayin :lol:

how very postitive of me, sorry. bagsy wheels

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:02 am 
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it's not just the rust though i'm afraid, it seems that as soon as i get 1 thing sorted 2 more expensive problems take its place. it is sad but i've got a year so i'll be spending that time cleaning up the body work and then i'll try and sell it on as a whole. ralised i dont really have the space to break it!

question is though, if i dont get another ford will i still be welcome at sixfields!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:19 am 
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yeah course you wil :lol: i might take an excusion from my familys parade of Fords. have to wait till for a year till im classed as 'responcible' driver by my insurance company :devil:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:12 pm 
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It'll be a shame to see this one go, as its pretty unique imo, however they're quite often Si's going on eBay for tiny sums of money that look to be in good condition, maybe looking on there you might find yourself a bargain to replace the cureent Sueymobile.

And of course you'll be welcome and sixfields... you're a legend mate!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:23 pm 
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yeah i'm toying with the idea of just getting another si and swapping the stuff over. i've got a while to save up the cash.

at the same time though i'm quite excited about the thought of a new start with a completely different car.

i guess we'll have to wait and see, however i can promise you this, i havn't lost the modding bug and whatever happens its just gonna get better :D

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Yes mate, i withdraw my comment i made earlier about dont do it, tempted to strip mine too as today ive had another problem with the window winding metal cord, it snapped now the windows down with nothing to hold it back up in place, ive posted this problem on the technical forum if anyone can help ?

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i fooking love your car !!!!
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Its a sad day

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 8:42 pm 
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Two cents for: 95 Fiesta Si:

I've not done an si before but if you rip the doorcard off.. various hidden bolts (varies from car to car as they use whatever bolts are lying about)..

Just one tip on that, push the door card up and off when you do it.

Then you want to rip off any plastic liner on it, dont worry about it, probably needs replacing anyway.

Should be able to feel your way around in the door find the window solenoid/mech and unbolt it and replace the entire unit / go to b&q or somewhere and get yourself the wire and diy..

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bit of a shame really :(

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Get it up in the air, strip the underside down, get any bits welded by a mobile welder, and paint the underside :)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:46 am 
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:cry: Sad, sad news hon. Hope you can get it sorted!

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