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 Post subject: Lincolnshire Newbie
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:25 am 
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Morning all,

Just thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Nathan, I'm a 27 year old married dad of 1 and 8/9ths (due next week!). I'm a mechanic by trade although I'm currently a track day marshal at cadwell park and have had 107 cars in the last 10 years.

I've recently purchased what has affectionately become known in our family as 'the dog box'.

It's a 1998 Fiesta 35 Van 1.8 Diesel.

At the moment it's totally standard but not for long.

It's only the every day hack for me to get to work so I won't be spending loads on it but a few bits would be nice. Having said that, I'm surprised by how well it drives as standard. It's not as slow as I thought it'd be and even on skinny tyres it's really chuckable.

Planned modifications are as follows:

Zetec-S interior
Lowering springs and shocks
Vented brake conversion
Jap style arch extensions
15" Peugeot 306 GTi-6 cyclone alloys
Stainless back box
Remove roof bars (may be tricky...no key!)

I'll be shortly putting up a photoshop plea in the appropriate area relevant to these mods!

I'm struggling to get photos on here (photobucket is being a nob) but I will when I can.

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 Post subject: Re: Lincolnshire Newbie
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:09 pm 
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Welcome, sounds like a great plan!

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 Post subject: Re: Lincolnshire Newbie
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:30 pm 
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I've finally got photobucket working...

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 Post subject: Re: Lincolnshire Newbie
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:57 am 
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Sounds like a cool project

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:27 pm 
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Welcome to the forum buddy!

looks like you have a good little base to start with :thumbsup:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:37 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:01 pm 
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Welcome pal, this project sounds good, look forward yo the updates.

so being a track marshal and going through 107 cars I have to ask have you got any previous motors you wanna show off?

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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 11:09 pm 
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Welcome to f-si known as the extended family
Nice little project keep us up to date with a members gallery thread
I used to be a marshal at donington park it was fun but the cold weather races were a test of staying warm

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