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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:47 pm 
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Location: Swansea, South Wales
Drives: MK3 FIESTA, MK1 FRS
Being only 16 and turning 17 in January ive been wanting a project to have as a first car for a while now and originally was going to get a MK2 Fiesta pop+ but got let down last minute so went back on the hunt for another car.
Eventually found a 5spd 1995 MK3 1.1L Quartz with 53,000 a few weeks later that someone had attempted to do a FRST replica but was a unfinished project that looked like someone had lost interest in and the car needed to be saved,

After contacting the seller at 11am on a sunday morning me and my dad went to collect the car and had it back home by 3pm that afternoon ready to be fully restored and soon to become a road/track car over the next 6 months ready to start driving in January

How the car looked (04/08/13)
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After a good look over i noticed the previous owner who fitted the body kit had done a rather botched up job of fitting it and seemed to like body filler abit to much and decided to fill in all the grooves and swage lines in the kit making it some sort of smooth look :/
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Enough with all the filler i decided that it was easier to just rip off all the kit and buy a new one so managed to find a full kit with a few spares from a local lad so got that delivered the same night and stored away ready for sanding and priming
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with fordfair just a few days aways all the interior was stripped out leaving just the dashboard in and a bucket to sit on to move the car back and fore
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got my self a few cheap bits at Fordfair off various people so was rather happy with my findings when returning home with -
parcle shelf £10
full set of clocks with rev counter (like new) £5
Brand new Mamba bucket seats (pair) £100
Chrome strut top cover £2 :D
feeling lucky i had browse on the internet and managed to find -
brand new headlights and rear lights (genunine ford) £17 for the lot
Pair of sabelt 4pt harnesses in red £34.50
and also managed to find mysef 16" mondeo gti alloys like new with tyres and full adjustable koni shocks with lowering springs for all round the car for just £120 (suspension & wheels)
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Had the car for 5 weeks now and in this time ive managed to achieve quite abit had now got all the car in primer ready to be flatted back and done again but with to many pics to share on here ive created a facebook page with albums showing constant updates and pictures of my progress
https://www.facebook.com/mk3fiestarestore

Album of the 5weeks of owning the car
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Album from Saturday (31/08/13) where showing the whole car sanded down,taped up and first coat of primer
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 507&type=3

Ill keep posting a few pics of progress on this thread but for those of you who would like to keep looking mainly all of update will be on the facebook page.

The car was going to be painted Renault Meagane Sport Yellow but ive now decided im going to stay close to original and painting it Vauxhall Flame Red but with alot of detailed touches and suprises to make it a little different :)

Still undecided to what engine to use for road/track use so would love to hear or even see anyones ideas of what you have all done or used :)

Sorry for all the writing lol but hope you all like the car and as said would love to hear anyones ideas or tips of what you can recommend

Thanks Josh

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:25 pm 
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Hi Josh,
Looks like you've got a decent first car in the making there and you appear to be quite handy at getting bits cheap too!! That is a skill that will serve you well.

As for an engine you can't beat a 2.0 zetec for bhp/£ but at 17 I don't know how crippling the insurance would be. Any of the ford stable would do you well be it 1.4/1.6 cvh or 1.6 cvh turbo/2.0 zetec IMO.

Keep up the good work and keep the photos and updates coming :)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:15 am 
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you own this and mk1 FRS at 16?

Looks like a good base and plans for the mk3 ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:11 am 
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looks like a good base to star with there josh :thumbsup:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:54 pm 
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Location: Swansea, South Wales
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Cheers all and yeah rather handy when it comes to bargains aha :)

been offered a full 1.7 puma engine,box,loom and ecu for 180quid but would it work in the mk3 ??
and as for owning the focus, yes i do but being only 16 my dad drives until i can get insurance :D

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:44 pm 
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Nice project hope it all pans out nicely pal.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:29 am 
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You should some pics of 'your' FRS up on the forum.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:26 pm 
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Looks like you got a nice base to start with. keep us updated :thumbsup:


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