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james132
Hi all, not been on the forum for a while having bought a Fiesta, sold the Focus and been mega busy at work.

Il copy this from another forum, so if the odd bit dosnt make scence... sorry!

Heres some pictures from the day I picked her up from Wales:

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8984.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8986-2.jpg[/img]

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[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8990.jpg[/img]

And one of the misses car (Soon to be replaced by a mk6.5 fez)

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8989-1.jpg[/img]

One of the two together:

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8991-1.jpg[/img]

It was a miserable cold day but we still had a bit of time to look around and drive some of the awesome roads.

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF9005.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/100_2258.jpg[/img]

Theres a few niggles that need sorting with it which will be done when money allows. But for now im saving for the insurance renewal in a few months.... (This is not going well LOL!)

First mod was a bonnet bra... the bonnet has a couple of nasty stone chips in it which I cant afford to be repaird, so for the mean time, this will cover it up and make me feel better ;)


[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121108_094446.jpg[/img]

First time iv taken photos at night (Didnt go too well.. only 1 came out half decent) :


[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF9097ed.jpg[/img]

Beading shot :P

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121110_121716.jpg[/img]

Painted front callipers:


[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121112_122612.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121112_124452.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121112_141806.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121112_141817.jpg[/img]

DMB overlays and boot lock cover fitted


[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121123_153609.jpg[/img]

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[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121123_153650.jpg[/img]

Laguna splitter fitted (Worse job ever in below 0 temp on a stone driveway!)


[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF9183.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF9185.jpg[/img]

Worth it though :D

Birthday prezzy from inlaws :)

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121128_145757.jpg[/img]

Soon put to use: (went mad with pics)


[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121208_135359.jpg[/img]

This is the front wing polished and bumper not polished.. you can see the difference!

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121208_135804.jpg[/img]

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[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121208_143328.jpg[/img]

I also got the gopro hero2 out for the first time in a long time (Normally use it when racing bikes, but due to work not been out for ages!)

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/GOPR0328.jpg[/img]

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[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/GOPR0333.jpg[/img]

CCing....


[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121209_143051.jpg[/img]

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[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121209_143044.jpg[/img]


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Will be removed again in a week or so's time to flatten off the lacquer and get that mirror shine. Quite happy bearing in mind it was my first time spraying anything... and it was only rattle cans too.

Mist jets removed from the focus before I sold it happen to fit the fez :) so they were colour coded and fitted too!



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[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121212_134457.jpg[/img]

Crimbo prezzie from the misses :D :D :D Cant have them till crimbo day though :( Cant wait!


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So this is the list...

[color=#008000]Done:[/color]
[color=#008000]Boot lock cover[/color]
[color=#008000]Put in 12v lighter socket (missing when I bought the car)[/color]
[color=#008000]Replaced passenger side headlight (damaged when bought)[/color]
[color=#008000]DMB overlays black/chrome[/color]
[color=#008000]Paint front callipers blue[/color]
[color=#008000]Colour code boot grab[/color]
[color=#008000]Colour code exterior door handles[/color]
[color=#008000]Colour code front fog light surrounds[/color]
[color=#008000]Colour coded mist washer jets[/color]
[color=#008000]Laguna front splitter[/color]
[color=#008000]Richbrook gear knob[/color]

[color=#FFA500]In progress:[/color]
[color=#FFA500]Fit scangauge for an OEM look (Fitted, but not looking OEM yet)[/color]


[color=#FF0000]To do list:
Detailed clean/try remove some light scratches
Leather gear gator
Upgrade audio
Paint brake drums black
Aero wipers
Mountune MRD270 remap[/color]
[color=#FF0000]Lower 30/40mm[/color]
[color=#FF0000]Richbrook aeriel[/color]
[color=#FF0000]Rubber floor mats[/color]
[color=#FF0000]Wind deflectors[/color]
[color=#FF0000]Colour code bump strips[/color]
[color=#FF0000]Paint grilles (Satin black or gloss?)[/color]

I will try keep everything up to date as much as possible. C+C welcome :)
Preee
Nice looking Fez James welcome back
james132
Cheers Paul. Its miles cheaper for me to insure... better on fuel and only £30 a year tax! Once its remapped it wont be far off the power of the focus too :)
Steve
nice to see a thread like this... good job on the polish too
james132
[quote name='Steve' timestamp='1355511669' post='221168']
nice to see a thread like this... good job on the polish too
[/quote]

Thanks. Theres not really many project threads on here... Should be a dedicated section perhaps?

The polish was only a quick once over.. it was about +1degrees with the threat of rain so rushed it quite abit, that blackhole polish is amazing though!
iNath
For the love of god please take that bonnet bra off. Bras are for tits! A stone chipped Fiesta looks much better than one covered in that monstrosity.

But apart from that nice car ;)
Brigante
Gotta side with nath on this one mate. Not liking the bonnet bra.

But apart from that, everything else is really looking bang on mate.

Liking it a lot. You've only just got the car and already done a fair bit so fair play. It's good to see you back on here.

Concerning the audio, have you got anything in mind concerning a new head unit?


As for project threads, mine hasn't been getting much views lately :( which is surprising since i've got a few more big mods out the way lately with my new head unit n reverse camera.
james132
Im not overkeen on the bra... but think it looks alright. I dont often have it on to be honest, and tend to take it off for photos anyway.

Iv not got any real plans for audio... thats the last of my worries. Once everything else is done I wouldnt mind a double din and some upgraded door speakers. But im not a fan of subs and stuff on the parcel shelf- adds weight, looks bad and means I cant get as much gear in the back when im away racing.

Remap will be the next big thing, followed by 40mm eibach springs, and rear axle spacers. Keeping my eye out for ARB's going cheap too :)
james132
Not much of an update to be honest. Ordered a bunch of small things on ebay (Prety much all under £5 so nothing exciting)

LED numberplate bulbs,
Couple of stickers,
Leather gear gator (Custom made to fit my richbrook gear knob)
Some radio keys so I can get the code off the back to generate a key code (Not got a code with the car)
And a few detailing bits.

Iv been eyeing up a set of 12.5mm rear axel spacers for it.. Think it would make it look alot better as the rear wheels look a little lost in the arches, will also improve handeling too.

Oh... And yesterday I bought my first californian scents air freshener.... OH MY! :)
james132
My girlfriend picked up a fiesta a few weeks ago... Everything loaded on it. Really nice car. Its a 1.4 petrol zetec freedom in moondust silver.

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121217_142100_zps6d17fd47.jpg[/img]

Today we done her first mod which was to debadge the rear.

Before:
[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121217_132952_zpsadbead08.jpg[/img]

After:
[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121217_142027_zpsf7917065.jpg[/img]

And a couple of them together [img]http://www.fiestaownersclub.com/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121217_151454_zps6d1e623f.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121217_151512_zpsfb10dd1d.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121217_151524_zps182e9c9a.jpg[/img]
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Navarro93
That's a nice pair (of Fiesta's :lol: ) you've got there!!
james132
Spent much of today cleaning the car. Then decided to 'test fit' my new plates as the girlfriend still hasnt hidden them for wrapping [img]http://www.fiestaownersclub.com/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png[/img] Now my excuse is that I cant take them off because the holes for the old number plates are covered up by the velcro [img]http://www.fiestaownersclub.com/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png[/img] ... Im gunna get my balls chopped for this!

Anyway bunch of pictures coming your way!!!!


[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121219_114635_zpsa4b0377b.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121219_135543_zps7a6e1abc.jpg[/img]

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Not great quality pictures I know... Tried my best at touching them up a little... Failed epically!
james132
Few small updates, il let the pictures do the talking:


[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121224_121500_zpseea1839d.jpg[/img]

And heres an idea of how to put the 's' to good use... But im not overkeen...

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121224_121716_zps6008107d.jpg[/img]

Car was filthy but couldnt turn down the oppertunity of this car park, which was empty, however next to no lighting :/


[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF9230_zpsa4a56edf.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF9223_zps4c385f90.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF9221_zpsec9cdcb2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF9220_zpse3404c79.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF9246_zpsedcb3597.jpg[/img]

And my favourites [img]http://www.fiestaownersclub.com/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF9237_zpsb3e4398b.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF9234_zps6ebe6081.jpg[/img]

Richbrook fitted


[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121228_160328_zps9207a5cc.jpg[/img]

Now I have next to no radio reception :/ so audio adaptor has been ordered so I can finally plug an mp3/ipod in.
The base needs CC'ing

Little addition to the 'dirty derv' sticker. I think the little bomb finishes it off :D


[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121228_174433_zpsf04f91dc.jpg[/img]
And these will be fitted to the misses car today :


[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/20121229_120549_zps1f6c9ece.jpg[/img]
james132

So I kinda gave up with the thread as there was very little replys...

Thaught i'd just put an update up, fair bits happened since last time.

Mods:
Eibach -35mm springs
12.5mm Rear axle spacers
Colour coded a few bits
Painted drums black
Fitted radio controll stalk
Fitted AUX plug
Led boot light
Led side lights
Split and sprayed headlights
Yellow fog tints
Few small scratches removed
K&N Panel filter
Floor mats

Aero blades

4 X Toyo Proxes 4's

 

And finally, last week she was remapped at AMD tuning
Results were - Before map -105hp & 172lb/ft
- After map - 117.3hp & 204.1lb/ft

 

 

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gforce

Love these wee cars, and yours is as nice as I've seen, top job!

Brigante

you definitely have a cracking looking fiesta mate

 

lot of effort gone into it

 

when you fancy coming to give my focus a valet? ;)

james132

Cheers buddy, Appreciate it!

Well a busy few days coming up, Round 2 on the bike this monday, then the following day the car is going off to Jake at True Depths Detailing to have a good going over and machine polish, just in time for FITP :)

Few things have been done, professionally sprayed boot grab and door handles thanks to Paintmodz.

Expect more photos in the coming weeks :)

Bladerunner

Hi James, I think the car looks spot on, as some have said they don't like the bonnet bra -so what we are all entitled to our own opinions, looks ok to me its just not a common sight, loads in USA.

I have been looking at this type of polish for my dark morrello Fiesta as I have some swirl marks on the bonnet I inherited when bought.

Anyhow, keep up the blogging as its good to see subtle mods done.

I am also looking to have my tdci pumping more torque as its prety flat at low revs.

Cheers

Martin

james132

Hi Martin!

I'v always liked them really, never thaught I'd have one on my own car though, I only ever use it for shows/photos. Simply bought due to a huge stone chip in the bonnet, along with a small crease where the bonnet latch is (hardly noticable to be honest) but enough to bug me!

Poorboys black hole is really good for covering up minor swirl marks and scratches. I use Megs ScratchX for scratches and that seems to work a treat. However nothing will ever completly cover up the swirls, other than a paint correction/machine polish.

The remap completly changed the car, best £ for £ mod iv done.

Bladerunner

Hi James, thinking of either a TDI box or a re-map from Angel tune.

I have been looking for a while and there is a good tutorial on fitting the TDI box on here to my exact model.

My 'friend' Lenny has also had his tdci re-mapped plus other stuff.

It really annoys me when I get stones bouncing off my cars as it was almost factory fresh when I bought it almost a year ago with 8,500mls but have done almost 27,000 mls so to be expected, almost all done on M6 so stones travelling at high speeds are expected to leave there mark!! 

Any how all the best

Martin

Chris Powell

I literally LOVE your Fiesta! Good job :P

james132

Cheers guys, appreciate the comments.

I guess the main thing is I love the car, but when others like it so much too, it makes all the time and effort worth while :D

Anyway... Round 2 of the national championship on the bike tomorow, looking forward to it, currently sitting 7th in the championship after round 1 so look to try maintain a top 10 position.

Alex.h.95

This is looking nice. I quite liked the 'S' badge on the front, gave it it's own look compared to others that you see

 

You done anything to the inside of it? 

james132

Not done much interior wise to be honest, that will be last if I decide to do anything, iv fitted aux plug, radio controll stalk and scangauge II and thats about it.

I played with the idea of the 'S' on the front grille but went off it quite quick :/

Anyway, just got back from round 2 of the national championship with another solid 7th result snatching the position on the last corner of the last lap! Loving the racing at the moment, really have stepped up another level this year. No more being spent on the car for the next couple of months as its all going into keeping me out on track as much as possible. Round 3 only 2 weeks away and cant wait!

james132

So took the car to Jake at True Depths Detailing yesterday for a 'Quick' going over ready for FITP.

Arrived at about 8:30am to see Jake waiting with pressure washer and foam lance in hand ready for work to begin!

So first step was a going over with snow foam, whilst that dewlled jake went round all the hard to get at areas with a APC and brush, window edges, door shuts, panel shut lines, fuel cap etc etc..
Then he set about the wheels too. Once the car was rinced down he went over the car with shampoo and wash mitt. Once the car was rinced off again he then moved onto fall out remover (Boy that stuff stinks!!), another rince and then a layer of tar remover.
Once the tar remover had done its work we clayed the car ready for machine polishing.
Jake only lightly went over the paintwork with AM glaze with the M/P because the swirling wasn't too bad and we plan to give it a full going over later in the summer when he has a unit set up. So after a couple of blasts over with the machine polisher (which I was too scared to use! lol ) he then polished a couple of needed areas by hand and then sealed with AM seal to protect. Trim and tyres finished off with Megs endurance tyre gel.

Heres some snaps from the day:

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Lovley looking glanza in the background no?..... May be sitting pretty but the trusty ol fez had to come to the rescue come lunch time as the glanza had run out of electrisity wink.gif Wish I got a pic of that!!
 

james132

Also, as you may remember me mentioning, it was round 2 of the NMRRC championship. Currently 7th in the standings after what was a fantastic round 1 for me as I honestly thaught going into that weekend that a top 15 result was going to be difficult.

Anyway, round 2, new track which I'd never riden before, practice went terrible and couldnt get to grips with the track, due to slow pace learning the track I couldnt get any heat in the tyres, which ment no grip!

Heat 1, started 9th I think, finished 6th in what was a boring race.
Heat 2, started 7th finished 6th again, closing down the guy ahead to take 6th place on the last lap.
Final (the only race you score points towards the national championship) Started 12th finished 8th after getting held up behind a couple of slower riders on a track with very very little oportunity to pass on.

After another great days racing, I have done the maths and IF I'm right, after round 2 I have jumped up into 5th in the championship!

Didnt upload heat 1 as it was boring.

Heat 2 - Watch out for the last lap effort to make up positions!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWU-vSn-H7Y

Final - Again, last lap effort, last corner to gain an extra point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-MsCGViEYk

 

Please feel free to give them a like, and even subscribe! I have lots of videos, and a few 'off's' which you might enjoy haha!

D3ano

nice car mate, ive got practically the same but petrol, will have to get pics up soon. i fitted st sideskirts to mine and it makes a whole load of difference to the look, maybe get them next for yours ??

b4zz

liking the look of the fez fella and looks like its coming coming along well.

als looks like the mrs has got a tidy looking fez to

james132

I attended FITP on Sunday, there was some cracking looking motors there, really enjoyed the day.

 

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Car didnt look too bad bearing in mind I had to completley wash it again once I was there.

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I picked up a set of colour coded door moulds and had them fitted during the day. I think they make a huge difference!
 

Not much else planned to be honest, funds now going towards racing which is going rarther well so far.

This year I hope to get a black sun strip in the windscreen, and a set of wind deflectors. Other than that not much else will change.

Then next year I plan for a change of wheels, but lots of saving is needed to get what I want on there :)
 

trikidy

What are colour coded door mouds?

How did you tint your front fogs yellow anyway? And where did you get the boot key cover from?

 

Loving your car and all the little touches!

james132

Thanks!

 

The plastic strips along the side of the doors, I bought a set of them colour coded, so no longer the plastic look :)

 

As for the fogs, its just tint film which you apply with heat, you can find lots of it on ebay.
 

The bootlock cover was bought from someone on fiestaownersclub forum for about £3.50.
 

Nothing else has changed on the car since the last post, due to funds really, iv been racing a lot and lots of improvements still. Check out the youtube channel further above for the latest videos :)

 

james132

Nott much of an update, the misses pointed out I had a headlight out last week, so Iv just fitted a set of Orsam Nightbreaker Plus bulbs which seem fantastic.

 

Racing updates:

Round3 - Went ok, not as high up as I had hoped but seemed to struggle for pace all day long, finished the final in 8th, so again a nice points haul.

Round4 a few weeks back went superb. I entered 2 classes this time, 140's which is my normal class, and open class which allows for highly tuned and higher capacity engines. (Entered just for some extra track time)


 

Heat 1 140s, finished 2nd, best ever result
Heat 2 140s, finished 3rd, another fantastic result

Final 140s, crashed out from 4th on the first lap, took ages to get it started after the crash, lost about 3/4 of a lap, managed to haul myself from last (23rd/24th ish) up to 14th to grab 2 points, setting fastest lap after fastest lap with bent bars and footpegs.

Didn't do the championship a lot of help, but I know I can run with the front guys now!

 

In the open class I managed a 3rd in the final to get my first ever piece of silverware!

 

And yep, as you expected.. the camera was rolling when I threw a possible top 3 finish away in the 140s final:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsKYlx6TGHo

 

Lots more videos from the weekend on my channel too!

 

Gemz1982
Hi there, I'm after a pair of eibach extra low for my fez (same model as yours) and just wondered if I had to get the ST ones because of the weight of the car being a diesel or whether I can purchase a set off a petrol?
Thanks
james132

Good question! Im not 100% sure on that one, I bought mine second hand (removed from a zs diesel) as they had only been on the car a couple of months and covered only a few thousand miles. Might be worth asking either in the fiesta section on here, or on a fiesta forum, such as fiestaownersclub :)

Gemz1982
Cool, thanks for your help :)
Hyrule

Don't have a fiesta but after looking through your thread, but your car looks amazing. Keep up the good work

Born_Leader

bought my 1st car today and its the exact same as yours but 57 plate. I came across ur posts by google today at work & thought I need to join this club bcuz of u lol u've inspired me lmao no joke, I think what u've done takes time, effort & dedication and I would like to think I could take a leaf from your book. I like how u keep ur mods subtle & not over the top.. need to stop banging on now.. hopefully if I ever need some guidance u'll be able and willing to help me. but keep up the good work mate. Jay from Birmingham B)

james132

Thanks for the kind words. Makes it worth while when people compliment the car :)

No updates still :( I have a set of Heko wind deflectors on the way but nothing on the horizon unfortunately.

I was away racing this weekend. An average weekend I guess. Torrential rain saturday evening made it the worst night of my life.

Sunday morning the bike wouldn't run, combination of water in the electrics, very humid air so wrong carb settings made it a nightmare getting it running.
A new plug later and lots and lots of carb fettling it was running, just in time for practice.

Results: 

Stock 140 Class: Heat 1 - 5th, Heat 2 - 7th (with a loose exhaust due to a sheered stud in the head, causing lack of throttle responce!) Final - 6th An ok result, and good points towards the championship, this 'should' bump me back upto 5th in the championship.

Open class: Heat 1 - 2nd, Heat 2 - 3rd, Final - 3rd, Two 3rd's in 2 rounds is fantastic, and more silverware!

Gemz1982

Hi James

Did you have much difficulty taking off the boot grab handle?

I have taken the screws out of the plastic cover from in side the boot and then tried to lever this plastic molding off, although there seems quite a bit of resistance and I am concerned about breaking something, or is it just a case of go for it?

Thanks

Gemma

james132

Hi James

Did you have much difficulty taking off the boot grab handle?

I have taken the screws out of the plastic cover from in side the boot and then tried to lever this plastic molding off, although there seems quite a bit of resistance and I am concerned about breaking something, or is it just a case of go for it?

Thanks

Gemma

 

Hi Gemma, Sorry for the late reply! I have been extremely busy with my own racing, working in motorsport and also starting a new day job so havn't been on here for ages!

If you haven't already got your answer this is how:
You need to remove your boot interior trim piece (3 Philips screws I believe)
Once removed you will have access to the 3 nuts holding the grab handle on, I think they are 10 or 12mm nuts, you will need a deep reach socket to get at them. Also be careful not to drop them, I dropped one down inside the boot lid itself and it took hours to fish out!
Once they are removed you also need to remove the two number plate lights from outside, these are held in with 2 small torx screws each. (you can do this before removing the 3 nuts from inside, whichever you find easier)
The boot grab should simply  fall off. They do have a small layer of foam on the back of them, so this may have got stuck slightly to the paintwork.

 


 

james132

On a side note, still nothing on the car has changed. Drove it over 2000miles in 1 week when I went away for a weeks holiday in the lake district, didn't miss a beat. The splitter was somewhat an issue on them roads though!! 
If anyone wants to terrify themselves I recommend Hardknott pass. Quite possibly one of the scariest experiences of my life!

Been busy with the racing still. A couple more rounds have passed with more mixed results. I feel I am getting quicker, but with that im having  some nasty offs more and more often.

Results for anyone interested:
Round 6 - Whilton
Open Heat 1 - Fighting for 2nd all race when on the last lap 3 corners from home I made a big mistake which resulted in the mother of all highsides:
 

Gopro mounted to catch tracy under bike: 
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvH_TIshVPM&feature=c4-overview&list=UUaUpIHnffq-Uz26JH-07GJg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvH_TIshVPM&feature=c4-overview&list=UUaUpIHnffq-Uz26JH-07GJg[/url]
 
Vivitar (my friends camera) mounted to the rear fender (this actually come out of its case!): 
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_ug1KOsXOE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_ug1KOsXOE[/url]
 
The bike came out alright, bent bars, foot peg and a damaged front master cylinder. I however didn't come off so well.
 
 
 
 
Riding injured the 140 Heat 1 didn't go any better, when lapping in 5th place a few laps in I got taken out:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90AO1_3XKKI&feature=player_embedded

Lots of damage to the bike we just about got it ride able for the next two heats which were average finishing about 8th in each.

Open Final - Started 14th Finished 8th
140 Final - Started 18th Finished 9th

Not good results but could have been worse.

Round 7 - Swaffham - This weekend went a little better, but still not without its spills!

Open Heat 1 - 1st, my first ever heat win!
Open Heat 2 - Starting from last on the grid finished 5th
Open Final - 2nd, my best ever finish in a final

140 Heat 1 - 3rd
140 Heat 2 - 10th (Crashed out of 5th 2 laps from home!)
140 Final - 13th worst result of the year.

And yep you guessed it, I got the crash on camera... Its the first time iv been collected by another rider... actually TWO riders..

Onboard me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTkeXsix4ls&feature=player_embedded

Onboard one of the guys who had nowhere to go:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D94Me4Pexw&feature=player_embedded

Luckly everyone was ok, I know I was lucky to get away with that one with nothing worse than a few scrapes and bad bruises!

And one last bit incase your not already bored of bikes..
 
I run a team (of 3 riders) in a charity 6 hour Endurance race raising money for cancer research a few weeks back. 
Brilliant event, great fun, lots of strategy and effort went in to make it through such a long race and at the end of it we came out on top! Winners of the first 6hour charity Endurance. I hope its the first of many!
Heres a bit of footage from the Le Mans style start:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF9kQHbVBmU&feature=c4-overview&list=UUaUpIHnffq-Uz26JH-07GJg

If anyones still awake at this point... thanks for reading :)
 
MarkRaff
Looking good mate !!
harveycafc

Nice one mate

paradice88
Great posts and great fiesta am doing mine at min just subtle hopefully get posts up shortly
esoe88

Love the fiesta buddy! Keep it up :)

fiesta21
Have you colour coded the door mouldings ie the grey trim on the outside going from the front door to the rear.. If so how do you do it and ales the door handle the window jets etc? Haha


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