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 Post subject: Imperial Blue Zetec S
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:03 am 
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[*]Wellllll I might as well tell you all now really :) how longs my ban for? I swapped the Clio for a ZS! And a bit of cash my way.

The clio had 6months MOT, 6 months tax, needed airbag light sorting, rear discs, was keyed, had a dent in the rear arch, needed a service, didn't always like to start first time quickly, and the ABS/TC light popped on occasionally, all this added up to a worried me for a big bill eventually and as I said before I have been accepted for university so I need something cheaper to run, something I know how to fix and something fun!

The minute me and Danny got in it straight away we said how good a deal I had got really, and I couldn't stop smiling, I feel right at home again!

The spec!

85000 miles
12 months MOT
6 Months tax
New catalytic converter for MOT
Ph2! So, A/C, Boot pop, electric mirrors, heated front screen, and the black dash, door cards etc!
Had had recent Cambelt, water pump, clutch, slave, aux belt.
Tons of reciepts for all other bits (I have never had history really, let along a massive folder full!)
Race tube with sportex backbox (burbles nicely!)
K&N Induction kit
Colour coded bumpstrips
LED interior light
Blue LED clocks
Puma Gearknob (Danny gave me my old one back I gave him!)
straight subframe! :lol: and I investigated all the usual areas and its rust free! I'm stunned but it is immaculate, bodywork wise the only bubbling is on the rear arches and thats minimal (and common!)
Also has a gash splitter that doesn't really look like it fits right, so thats coming off.
Also I have a dyno print out for "118bhp" :lol: So yeah, Fast ZS y0!

I've probably missed bits out but yeah, I'll put some pics up probably monday, It needs a proper clean (got the Poorboys blackhole ready to use!), Danny has some and a video from when we picked it up, the checkers it came with have been taken off, peeled off some lacquer though so need a new spoiler and one wing mirror (will probably get this done with arches, as electric ones are expensive)

Only other thing is under one sides bumpstrips has some lacquer peel so I can't destrip it :( But when I get the arches done i'll get the whole side sprayed so its sorted :D

Only plans atm are:

RST Recaros
RS Splitter
Lowering springs
New Ford Badges all around as they were tacky white/blue not blue/white
Spray the rear light into a "euro"
Remove yellow fog vinyl
Smoke fogs, headlights.
Freestyle Grill
Centre the exhaust as it sits a bit to the right

Plan is to keep it simple! Clean! Yet effective :) so those plans are pretty much all I need to do

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It doesn't look like this anymore but you get the idea :D Sorry for the essay! What do you think? :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:22 am 
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Shed.

I'm joking :lol:

It is indeed a very clean and straight car, much better than the last one (lol). This one seems to have been looked after very well and comes well equipped too. And it shall continue to be looked after well with no bodging! :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:22 am 
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Nice car, sounds like a minter.

Didnt realise the clio was in a state, I thought it was in good shape, knowing that I can see your reason for getting shot of it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:38 am 
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It worked alright, there was nothing wrong mechanically and with the belts etc done thats all the guy wanted, and I told him all about the maintenance he needed to do and he was fine with it, just consumables mainly, but all those add up to a big bill on a car like that!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:05 am 
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Nice. Best colour.

Ace little car. Wouldn't mind one as a project.

Would ditch the checks personally.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:22 am 
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Checks already ditched!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:42 am 
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Game of chess on the spoiler would of been good at meets lol

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:51 am 
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Could of done that on my old roof! :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:12 am 
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Gayyyyy. Gay car.

Ban!

Nah, I understand your situation and your feelings about this model of car as I've been the same in the past, so hopefully it's a peach compared to the last one.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:13 pm 
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Good stuff, just don't mess with it... too much.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:15 pm 
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Good stuff, just don't mess with it... too much.


Just a little bit :D No engine mods :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:45 pm 
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Another instagram magic photo. Hopefully it will be clean tomorrow for pics

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:58 pm 
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Nice one chris, love it :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:42 pm 
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Looks good mate!! Really like the ZS and think I'll get one if my Mk3 ever goes.
Agree with you on the splitter and yellow fogs.

Looks a minter though, good find :-)

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nice one :)

best colour!

look after it ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:29 am 
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nicely done chris!

prefer this to your old one :lol: :D


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wrap :lol:

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RIP BEN ELVIN (JAM) 6.6.84 - 3.10.12 - Gone but not forgotten - The below sums you up chap
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:21 pm 
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Got the colour I wanted :P No wrap! Probably the best car i've ever had condition wise really. Needs a new bonnet as theres scatches and chips and stuff lol

So until rain stopped me waxing, hoovering and any other plans I had, I cleaned the car! Needs a pressure wash really but I don't have one, just to get the spots of the bottom of the doors, the clay I used is dead! Just from the bottom of the doors lol

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Shampoo'd and fogs removed (Looks epically better if I say so myself!

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Cleeeeeean!

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looks good ;)

would smoked lights/yellow fogs not work?

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Nope! But Smoked Fogs and Smoked headlights will :D

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