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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:06 pm 
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After lots of humming and harring, I've finally decided what to do with my two MK2 Fiestas!

I recently bought this

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and this,

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I was going to build the orange one into a track car, but I want to build something a little (a lot) different and the orange one is better suited than the shell I've got ;) . So she's giving up all her running gear to go into the shell.
The shell is in really good nick with only front corner of each of the front floor pans needing repair. The previous owner also did me a favour by fitting front arches to the rear which will allow me to run a slightly wider wheel on the back than standard 8-)

I've been mainly collecting parts for it the past few months, namely all the suspension panels etc (so I can keep the orange one rolling for now.)
I've finally got some motivation up and now the weathers warming up I've made a start :mrgreen:
Basically its going to be a stripped out car running (for now) a 1.6 CVH on bike carbs. The future may see a Zetec under the bonnet but only if I kill the CVH first!!

So first job was to get the shell up on axle stands as she's been sat on a crate for the past four months

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Bootlid was a bargain 99p ebay purchase! I also picked up a P/S door for a tenner whilst I was there :D

I thought I'd get one of the worst jobs out of the way..... stripping all the sound deadening off. Hot air gun worked a treat :wack:

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Over 5kgs in total :shock:

I then mocked up the steering brake assemblies in order for me to determin where to weld in the bucket seat mounts

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I've also made lots of little plates to block up (sh*t loads of) various holes I no longer need

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I was going to start welding these in today along with starting seam welding the shell but my welder has decided to pack in :cry: (can't complain I've had it for the best part of 12 years), so I need to go shopping for a new one. So I'm afraid thats all for now!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:08 pm 
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Looks like an interesting project mate. Look forward to seeing it progress 8-)

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whats up with these pictures fella i cant get them on my laptop?!?!

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Cheers guys. Its gonna be on an a 'if or when the parts are too good to refuse' basis so may take a while, but then again :lol:


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whats up with these pictures fella i cant get them on my laptop?!?!


They're fine on both my phone and iMac......

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:00 pm 
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looking good there buddy, i shall be keeping my eye on this :thumbsup:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:55 pm 
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Hmmm, this has potential. Looking forward to your updates :thumbsup:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:46 pm 
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How shes sat atm :insanity:

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