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Tato
Been traveling back to my home country for a few days. Arrived Tuesday night and had my first encounter with my car...one word to describe this long long waiting and the reaction when I saw the car: INCREDIBLE!

Man what a car...impressed from day one and most likely will be impressed forever :)

I will share some of the first pictures taken by me but I will get back with more professional once (just need to find a nice location).

I managed to get one armrest, which will also be the first step of my project. I should be able to fit it in in the next coming days and will get back once the job is done.

Second part of the project is to replace some of the interior/exterior lights (maybe you can help me a bit guys).

Moreover, I am starting to look for rims and let's see what I end up with.

Keep in touch people...cheers!

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Danny87
Looks awesome! Glad you're happy with the car :D

Are you going to do pictures of the bits and peices as you do them? I love watching project cars come to life :)
2011fiesta
Welcome back tato. So the long wait is finally over for you! I noticed you hadn't been online over the last few days and was wondering if you were heading home.

Glad you've got your hands on it at last. Enjoy driving it and keep the pics coming

Paul :)
Motocrossmad
Alrite man, I'm so happy u funaky have your car, its an amazing feeling isn't it.
Can't wait to see your project thread take off :)
Bingooo27
I thought something was wrong, you were usually commenting numerous times a day. My new alloys are being delivered today so make sure to look out for the pictures later on.
Tato
[quote name='Danny87' timestamp='1312534221' post='138731']
Looks awesome! Glad you're happy with the car :D

Are you going to do pictures of the bits and peices as you do them? I love watching project cars come to life :)
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Till now, extremely happy with the car. I don't regret switching from my old E46 to the new Fiesta.

Sure, I will try to post as much as possible. First is the armrest, but now I am driving all day...


[quote name='2011fiesta' timestamp='1312535164' post='138733']
Welcome back tato. So the long wait is finally over for you! I noticed you hadn't been online over the last few days and was wondering if you were heading home.

Glad you've got your hands on it at last. Enjoy driving it and keep the pics coming

Paul :)
[/quote]

Thank you Paul. The wait is over and I am very glad...been traveling for 4 days so I am still adapting to the new air :D

The pics will keep coming...

Cheers mate!


[quote name='Motocrossmad' timestamp='1312536735' post='138738']
Alrite man, I'm so happy u funaky have your car, its an amazing feeling isn't it.
Can't wait to see your project thread take off :)
[/quote]

Yes it is...

[quote name='Bingooo27' timestamp='1312541326' post='138750']
I thought something was wrong, you were usually commenting numerous times a day. My new alloys are being delivered today so make sure to look out for the pictures later on.
[/quote]

Sure, I will keep my eyes open :)
Focus_ST-3
Congratulations on the new car mate. Can't wait to see what you do with it. I really liked the alloys on the two other white Fiestas in your picture gallery.
Tato
[quote name='fiesta_zetec-x' timestamp='1312570847' post='138809']
Congratulations on the new car mate. Can't wait to see what you do with it. I really liked the alloys on the two other white Fiestas in your picture gallery.
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Thanks mate! Now I am starting the search for rims...don't know if I should get the original 17 inch from Ford or spice it up and get something different.
HA06ZZA
Mate love it get the 17" from ford you won't regret it :D
Nico.
nice looking motor that is mate... and if you want my lil theory with making the fiesta's look better, subtle changes go along way!
Bingooo27
Buy something different that the street pack wheels, stand out a bit......well as much as you can with a White zetec s lol. My kei force 10's came yesterday and I've got them on and all.
Tato
Thanks guys for your comments.

In the last days I've been driving a lot, like most of you when you first got the car, that's one reason why I was a bit lazy to add pictures here. Here are some:

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By [URL=http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ukko9]ukko9[/URL] at 2011-08-07

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By [URL=http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ukko9]ukko9[/URL] at 2011-08-07

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By [URL=http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ukko9]ukko9[/URL] at 2011-08-07

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By [URL=http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ukko9]ukko9[/URL] at 2011-08-07

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By [URL=http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ukko9]ukko9[/URL] at 2011-08-07

And Stig :D
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By [URL=http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ukko9]ukko9[/URL] at 2011-08-07
Tato
Few questions guys:

All the light bulbs (license plate, feet) are 501 bulbs? What kind of bulbs I need for the fog lights?

Cheers!
Tato
Managed to add the armrest (Armster) today and I am happy with it. The only small issue is that after drilling 3 holes I've realized that the left back one was not aligned so I did not clip that one anymore because the armrest seems very stable. Anyway, will post some pictures soon after I take them out of the memory card.

Keep your eyes open ;)
Sam C
Looks really good - I am (im)patiently waiting from my Fozen White Zetec S to be built. Currently I am one month down, with two left to go!

I am also coming from an E46. Which model did you have? I had a 325ti Compact which I really loved. The straight six sounded lovely, especially near the red line. It was also silky smooth and was able to soak up big distances quickly and comfortably. Unfortunately it liked Super Unleaded (a lot) and cost a lot to run; rear tyres didn't last long and cost a lot (255 35 18's), suspension components are consumables in the world of BMW etc. Great car though, and I really do miss it (just not the associated costs).
Tato
Back on board...here are the pictures with the armrest. Comments?...I feel like I am talking for myself out here :D

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By [URL=http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ukko9]ukko9[/URL] at 2011-08-09

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By [URL=http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ukko9]ukko9[/URL] at 2011-08-09

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Tato
[quote name='Sam C' timestamp='1312923354' post='139320']
Looks really good - I am (im)patiently waiting from my Fozen White Zetec S to be built. Currently I am one month down, with two left to go!

I am also coming from an E46. Which model did you have? I had a 325ti Compact which I really loved. The straight six sounded lovely, especially near the red line. It was also silky smooth and was able to soak up big distances quickly and comfortably. Unfortunately it liked Super Unleaded (a lot) and cost a lot to run; rear tyres didn't last long and cost a lot (255 35 18's), suspension components are consumables in the world of BMW etc. Great car though, and I really do miss it (just not the associated costs).
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I had one E46 Sedan, 1.9 petrol engine (year 2000). The car was very well made but somehow started to cost to much for the repairs and I've decided to switch it to something new. Let's just hope that Ford won't let me down...Now it's been 1 week since I am driving the Fiesta and I am very satisfied with it. A few minor minuses but overall a great small car :)
2011fiesta
[quote name='Tato' timestamp='1312923754' post='139321']
Back on board...here are the pictures with the armrest. Comments?...I feel like I am talking for myself out here :D

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I've thought the forum seems quieter recently my self. Maybe alot of people are on their summer hols :)

The armrest looks good Tato, nice width between the seats for both driver and/or passenger use, looks like it has a good size storage tray and also leaves room for the rear centre passenger's knees in the row behind.
Sam C
The arm rest looks good. One will definitely be on the list of things to get. I really miss not having one.

I thought my BMW was well made too, but like you it got to the point were for an older car, it was costing a lot of money. I reckon I was spending 1500 or so a year on repairs and serving, on top of insurance, tax etc. With the cost of fuel it was over 80 to fill up. And I'd go through a tank per week!

What else do you have planned?
Chris. ZS
Nice car, armrest is a nice touch, thats on my list for my mk6 as it just makes driving more comfortable.

Keep the pictures coming!
Tato
[quote name='2011fiesta' timestamp='1312925387' post='139325']
I've thought the forum seems quieter recently my self. Maybe alot of people are on their summer hols :)

The armrest looks good Tato, nice width between the seats for both driver and/or passenger use, looks like it has a good size storage tray and also leaves room for the rear centre passenger's knees in the row behind.
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Maybe, maybe...

The armrest is better than expected, because there is still enough room to operate the handbrake and looks really solid.


[quote name='Sam C' timestamp='1312925431' post='139326']
The arm rest looks good. One will definitely be on the list of things to get. I really miss not having one.

I thought my BMW was well made too, but like you it got to the point were for an older car, it was costing a lot of money. I reckon I was spending 1500 or so a year on repairs and serving, on top of insurance, tax etc. With the cost of fuel it was over 80 to fill up. And I'd go through a tank per week!

What else do you have planned?
[/quote]

Planned at this stage:

- Rims very soon
- Changing the light bulbs (interior + exterior)
- Lowering springs (after getting the rims)
- Scuff plates (not the illuminated ones)
- Aluminum Pedal Kit Fiesta

[quote name='Chris. ZS' timestamp='1312925946' post='139328']
Nice car, armrest is a nice touch, thats on my list for my mk6 as it just makes driving more comfortable.

Keep the pictures coming!
[/quote]

Sure I will...
Danny87
Looks nice! I love the armrest too, adds that little bit of extra luxury :D
2011fiesta
...p.s. Cool aviators tato. Can't take ya fez out on a sunny day without the aviators lol
Tato
[quote name='Danny87' timestamp='1312964586' post='139355']
Looks nice! I love the armrest too, adds that little bit of extra luxury :D
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You are perfectly right! :D

[quote name='2011fiesta' timestamp='1312965497' post='139358']
...p.s. Cool aviators tato. Can't take ya fez out on a sunny day without the aviators lol
[/quote]

Thanks Paul!
Tato
Guys help me out choosing the rims. I will most likely go for black ones, so please give me some feedback...

Here are my main options:

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By [URL=http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ukko9]ukko9[/URL] at 2011-08-10

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By [URL=http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ukko9]ukko9[/URL] at 2011-08-10
2011fiesta
I vote for alloy number 3
Tato
[quote name='2011fiesta' timestamp='1312969159' post='139365']
I vote for alloy number 3
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Thanks Paul...

Please guys, vote or scream something :D
irononreverse
I quite like number 2, the others just seems bit spindly or too busy in the centre.
Sam C
I'm an OE man myself when it come to wheels, but if I had to go down the after market route, the third option would get my vote.
Tato
Thanks guys for all the advice with the rims. I will have to think if I buy them now or next spring because starting from October I have to use the winter tyres anyway, so honestly it does not worth now to buy them, but let's see...

By the way, what kind of torx key size I need to open the air filter cover?

Update: Managed to get the Torx 20 and 30 for the air filter :)
Tato
Guys, any recommendation for H1 and H7 light bulbs? I want to get some that look more white...

Thanks in advance!
MRC89
[quote name='Tato' timestamp='1314089113' post='141190']
Guys, any recommendation for H1 and H7 light bulbs? I want to get some that look more white...

Thanks in advance!
[/quote]
Phillips bluevision is the staple legal headlamp replacement.
HIDs/LEDs will provide much brighter and crisper light, however they are illegal throughout the EU to be fitted aftermarket, (no full system in place for the fiesta yet)
Tato
[quote name='MRC89' timestamp='1314100558' post='141211']
Phillips bluevision is the staple legal headlamp replacement.
HIDs/LEDs will provide much brighter and crisper light, however they are illegal throughout the EU to be fitted aftermarket, (no full system in place for the fiesta yet)
[/quote]

Thanks mate for your reply. Will check the prices for the Philips bluevision.

Do you have any pics with the light bulbs?
D4nz0
HID all the way!!! :D


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Tato
[quote name='D4nz0' timestamp='1314128617' post='141272']
HID all the way!!! :D


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[/quote]

Looks good...and white :D
ONETrueSaturday
Yes Tato, get some Philips Blue Vision Ultra 4k, as far as Im aware (through the forums help) anyway, they are the brightest/whitest legal bulbs you can get.

Got mine a little cheap using eBay, and also got 2 sets of Philips Blue Vision side lights free too!

And for your fogs get some Osram Nightbreakers (H11)
andyedge
[quote name='ONETrueSaturday' timestamp='1314135538' post='141293']
Yes Tato, get some Philips Blue Vision Ultra 4k, as far as Im aware (through the forums help) anyway, they are the brightest/whitest legal bulbs you can get.

Got mine a little cheap using eBay, and also got 2 sets of Philips Blue Vision side lights free too!

And for your fogs get some Osram Nightbreakers (H11)
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+1 on the Blue Vision Ultra, can get the H1 & H7 for 25 per pair delivered (at least within the UK from ebay). Both come with free sidelight bulbs. I used the spare set for the rear number plate :)

See the stickied Bulb Change Guide for details on how to install, quite easy really.
Tato
Thanks guys!

Are these any good?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110715972987?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Can I use these for the fog lights?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170565649642?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Tato
[quote name='andyedge' timestamp='1314141201' post='141308']
+1 on the Blue Vision Ultra, can get the H1 & H7 for £25 per pair delivered (at least within the UK from ebay). Both come with free sidelight bulbs. I used the spare set for the rear number plate :)

See the stickied Bulb Change Guide for details on how to install, quite easy really.
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I think this might be what you mean right?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170616095096?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Update:

Here are the inside light bulbs changed:

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D4nz0
[quote name='Tato' timestamp='1314167189' post='141316']
Thanks guys!

Are these any good?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110715972987?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Can I use these for the fog lights?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170565649642?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
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That's the same bulbs I'm using in my fogs. Please don't buy them if you're hoping to use them for practicality... they aren't bright on the road. I just bought em coz they look better on the car. Here is a before and after pic I took when changing em


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Tato
[quote name='D4nz0' timestamp='1314174528' post='141330']
That's the same bulbs I'm using in my fogs. Please don't buy them if you're hoping to use them for practicality... they aren't bright on the road. I just bought em coz they look better on the car. Here is a before and after pic I took when changing em


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Are those fog light bulbs legal (E marked)?
D4nz0
I honestly couldn't tell you. :(
Nicola 88
Car is looking great, I really want an armrest but can't decide between your one or the boomerang one. Tbh I don't want to have to drill any holes in it and I am slightly worried that it will get in the way of the handbrake.

What bulbs did you use for the interiour? Really looks nice :D
ONETrueSaturday
[quote name='Tato' timestamp='1314195768' post='141366']
Are those fog light bulbs legal (E marked)?
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TBH Tato, I don't think they are mate, look good though Danny! ;)
Lenny
[quote name='ONETrueSaturday' timestamp='1314204997' post='141390']
TBH Tato, I don't think they are mate, look good though Danny! ;)
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Their Quality marked by all of us :lol: look great.

if you want to find out about the E mark check the flat pressed metal part at the base of the bulb should be stamped with an E
D4nz0
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1314206141' post='141391']
Their Quality marked by all of us :lol: look great.
[/quote]


:P Fanks




As far as E Marking? If you can wait till month end, I have to get in about the fogs anyway, so I will have a look for you then.
Tato
[quote name='Nicola 88' timestamp='1314202179' post='141384']
Car is looking great, I really want an armrest but can't decide between your one or the boomerang one. Tbh I don't want to have to drill any holes in it and I am slightly worried that it will get in the way of the handbrake.

What bulbs did you use for the interiour? Really looks nice :D
[/quote]

This is what I used for the interior:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190563306741?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

[quote name='ONETrueSaturday' timestamp='1314204997' post='141390']
TBH Tato, I don't think they are mate, look good though Danny! ;)
[/quote]

Thanks mate!
Tato
By the way, I will upload better pictures of the red light bulbs that I have in the interior.

I will also buy 4 LED red light bulbs, because the ones that I have now are 12 LED and they seem a bit to much...

Here is a link with the 4 LED red light bulbs:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190567281864?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
ONETrueSaturday
[quote name='Tato' timestamp='1314221057' post='141440']
By the way, I will upload better pictures of the red light bulbs that I have in the interior.

I will also buy 4 LED red light bulbs, because the ones that I have now are 12 LED and they seem a bit to much...

Here is a link with the 4 LED red light bulbs:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190567281864?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
[/quote]

Each of my footwells has a strip of 24 Tato lol :rolleyes:
andyedge
[quote name='Tato' timestamp='1314167253' post='141317']
I think this might be what you mean right?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170616095096?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
[/quote]

Probably should have included a link, sorry Tato.

Got mine off this guy here:
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PHILIPS-BLUE-VISION-ULTRA-H1-Xenon-Ultimate-Effect-NEW-/110608608063?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item19c0c96b3f"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PHILIPS-BLUE-VISION-ULTRA-H1-Xenon-Ultimate-Effect-NEW-/110608608063?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item19c0c96b3f[/url]
He sells the both the H1's & H7's for 24.99 per pair with free sidelight bulbs included. Also delivers to European Union for extra postage.
These were the cheapest I found on ebay.
Must say I'm very pleased with these bulbs B)


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