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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:13 pm 
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Hey! I thought it was about time I posted a thread about my car and the work I have done on it since I bought it!

Sorry about the essay :doh: , but I thought I might as well put it all on here together!

I have owned the car for two years now and as soon as I bought it, I took it off the road to restore it.To begin with, I rebuilt the whole of the back end of the car including removing the back axle and anti-roll bar, cleaning them up and painting them, followed by removing the petrol tank and replacing it with a brand new one from ford. I replaced all of the bushes on the back axle and anti-roll bar with brand new ford ones and also replaced the rear shock absorbers with brand new ford ones. I also removed the rust from and painted (with hammerite) the spare wheel holder.

Following this, I sorted out the brakes by replacing the front callipers and discs with new ford items, replacing the rear cylinders and also putting on new break shoes and front pads, as well as adjusting the handbrake. I also put new break pipes all round.

Following this, with the help of my dad, I removed the engine and replaced a long list of parts, including new steering rack, new track rod ends, new front suspension arms and legs, new CV boots, new anti-roll bar linkages, new clutch, new water pump, new power steering pump, new plugs and HT leads, repaced all of the seals in the engine (oil seals etc), new alternator, new starter motor, new heater matrix, new cat and downpipe, new hoses, new fuel filter, new air filter, new lambda sensor. I also wet and dried and polished the rocker cover, and removed all rust from the engine bay and battery stand and painted it.

Once the engine was back in, I concentrated on the bodywork. My dad welded on two new sills (including inner sills), along with a new front and back panel and also two new rear wheel arches. My dad also welded some patches on the floorpan where it was particularly rusty. The rest of the floorpan was de-rusted using a power file and then painted with black hammerite. Any parts that hadn't been replaced on the car were also painted with black hammertie. To finish off, I smoothed the new sills and arches into the origional bodywork with filler, sauced a new passenger door and tailgate (as the ones on the car were dented/rusty) and fitted them to the car. Finally, the whole car was resprayed gloss black by my dad.

We finished the job three weeks before ford fair 2008, got the car MOT'd and taxed and drove it to the ford fair and displayed it on the fiesta-si.com stand. I am now going to enjoy driving it for the next two years untill I am 21 and can afford the insurance to drop a two litre silver top zetec engine into the car.

Heres some pics of the car when I got it:

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Work in progress:

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New petrol tank

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New front panel
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New back panel
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Engine back in
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Sills and arches
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Before the respray
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car now
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All comments welcome!

Cheers 8-)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:19 pm 
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I've just had a Heart attack, breeze blocks! :doh:

Needs a subtle S/S exhaust to finish the clean look off! :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:48 pm 
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lol! I no, but they worked suprisingly well considering! :chill:

I'm gonna get a stainless exhaust on the go when im not broke, being a student is not good on finances!! :(

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:59 am 
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Looks really great! Really good to see someone putting so much time and effort in :thumbsup: I think it needs lowering a tad and as matt said zorst, but other than that perfect! Nice job :chill:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:48 am 
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well done mate luk like u done a really gud job :thumbsup:
ye as becks sed maybe lower a little and a subtle zorst 8-)

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Good work.. interesting way of raising the car, although scary..

Looks good now :thumbsup:

Makes me wanna get my car done properly :)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:09 pm 
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Cheers for the comments so far ppl!

It's good to get positive feedback after putting so much hard work into the car! 8-) It was quite scary at times when it was jacked up on the blocks, at one stage when the engine was back in I was connecting something up in the engine bay, leaned on the slam panel and the whole back end of the car lifted up off the blocks and was pivoting on the front axle stands! Not good! :o After that little incident I put a breeze block in the boot too!!

It was really helpful having it at that height tho coz it made doing the sills and arches so much easier and also getting the engine in and out! :thumbsup:

Keep the comments coming! 8-)

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I thought I would post some pics of my si in its current state before I put it off the road for the winter at the end of October.

Over the winter I'm planning to put a stainless exhaust on it and polish up the engine bay.

The next big plan is a 2.0 ltr engine next winter with carbs, along with lowering and possibly some uprated stoppers too!

Anyway, let me no what you think! 8-)

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:36 pm 
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Very clean, well worth all the effort :thumbsup:

Desperatey needs lowering though ;)

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:08 pm 
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i might be wrong mate, but was this in the back of the Fast Ford a month or 2 ago.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:15 pm 
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Yea it was mate! :thumbsup:

Was well pleased with the feature! :D

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Looks tidy :thumbsup:


I love how every other car I see are getting into the mags now 8-) .... but not the mk3 pickup :lolz: :doh: :look:

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Just keep trying paul! I'm sure they will put it in there eventually. :thumbsup:

When mine got featured, I sent them the info in July and it didn't go in until November! :doh:

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Featured for what?

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In the back of FastFord and Performance Ford magazines, there is a section where you can send in info and pictures about your car and they print it in the magazine :thumbsup:

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I see :)

Nice one :thumbsup:

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Update time! 8-)

As planned, I bought and fitted a new stainless exhaust over christmas. I got a cat back scorpion exhaust (3.5" inwardly rolled tailpipe) from demon tweeks, which btw is awesome! I've never been before and its just like car heaven! Its got everything you would ever want for your car :drool:

Anyway, I fitted the exhaust and it now looks soooooo much better and sounds well nice too! 8-)

let me no wot u think :)

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Looks mint with that exhaust on 8-)


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thats a real nice looker m8 looks brand new.... wud ya wana sell it lol


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Cheers, i'm really pleased with the result 8-)

lol, I don't think selling is an option after all of the work and money thats gone into it :doh: :lol:

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