July 25, 2013, 2:45 am
hey guys! this is my first attempt at a progress thread!
This is my progress thread for my little mk4 fiesta :)
it is my first car and has come along way since ive had it :)
This is the car when i first bought it. Completely standard apart from a crappy little induction kit and a scorpion exhaust.
July 25, 2013, 2:47 am
The FIRST thing on the agenda was a de badge on the rear
July 25, 2013, 3:02 am
next after the de badge came a debadged grill. after that was to get some cheeky stickers one it! and after that, some alloys on the beast! so i opted for some 15" TSW's.
July 25, 2013, 3:06 am
i had the alloys on, and the car was starting to take shape. next thing i tackled was to upgrade from the crappy air filter i had to a bigger and louder induction kit. while i was fitting the cone filter i had a call from my cousin, saying his partner wrote off her ZS and he had a set of lexus lights for me. was a hit or miss oppertunity, and it payed off! look amazing!
July 25, 2013, 3:07 am
just when everything was going fantastic, disaster struck with a burst radiator...
July 25, 2013, 3:08 am
The Radiator fixed i then set about the exhaust change.
July 25, 2013, 3:11 am
After the exhaust change, came the lowering... 40mm drop all round!
July 25, 2013, 3:13 am
The Lowering looks amazing!! :D it also handles like a go cart! :D so happy with my car :D few wee mods added, ie grill re sprayed black, Red interior light added, and Supreme Brilliance Bulbs.
July 25, 2013, 3:16 am
The Car Before I Bought it And then after it was lowered... HUGE DIFFERENCE!!
Next came the fun part! the grill got sprayed red! finally the car looks amazing haha!
July 25, 2013, 3:19 am
Not much has been done recently, Ive just recieved my 'Team HEKO' wind deflectors and im awaiting a Zetec S Spoiler! :D
July 25, 2013, 3:22 am
I hope that so far you all like what ive done to the car. its my first build and im very proud of it.
theres alot more to come to the car i promise :D
im very open to suggestions, and i look forward to hearing your feedback/opinions! :D
July 25, 2013, 11:09 am
Nice transformation Jamie. Liking the mods :) Keep the updates coming, just love watching projects evolve :) . Good work.
July 25, 2013, 4:39 pm
Thanks Daniel, im really proud of myself and the car!
One last thing...
My spoiler is here!!! :D
Anyone got any wee tips for fitting it? Will post photos when it's done :D
August 3, 2013, 2:55 pm
So I got my spoiler on and here's my pictures I said I'd post :)
August 3, 2013, 5:53 pm
Fiesta is looking tidy mate,
If you have a Dremal style cutting tool may I suggest purchasing a sheet of clear perspex and using it to create a slam panel,
It is a flat section that covers the area above your front grill,
It works by increasing the air flow through your radiator,
Clear perspex is easy to work with as you can see obstacles through it,
Ideally a slam panel would be made from alluminium,
Also de-wiper the rear would look tidy,
The shape o the spoiler will help channel air down the rear window.
August 4, 2013, 9:40 am
liking what you have done so far its looking good
August 4, 2013, 12:35 pm
The spoiler is on!! :D
August 4, 2013, 12:49 pm
People of the FOC, I have some bad news. On Friday the 2nd of August, my little fez was involved in an accident.
2:25pm on A7 between stow & gala
Was driving along the A7 towards galashiels and got to the long straight outside stow. Driving along the road I noticed a small item in the road at the last minute. There was a car coming towards me so I couldn't swerve to miss it. it went under the car and there were a few loud bangs. I noticed the item fly out the back of my car and I pulled into a layby behind a tractor and trailer, and noticed the car had left a trail of oil all the way up the road and the oil was pouring from my car and had sprayed all over the undercarriage. I asked the tractor driver if anything had fallen off his tractor and he said he didn't know. We proceeded to walk up the road until we found the item. It was a valve from his slurry tanker. He admitted fault and admitted the item was his. I then walked with him to the car, and took his details. We then had a look at the damage, and then The driver said "if the damage isn't too expensive I will just pay you straight up to avoid the hassle of going through insurance but if the damage is expensive then I will be happy to go through the insurance."
After the driver left the scene, I then called Scottish Borders Council and reported the oil spill. A man from the road works team then came down and proceeded to put sand over the spill.
I have photos as evidence of my cars damage and The tractor driver holding the item. Aswell as the tractors No. plate.
I am now reduced to having to drive my mothers Vauxhall Zafira :'(
Please take potty on me :(
August 4, 2013, 2:16 pm
Main thing is your OK mate,
Tore the sump pan off your engine anyways.
August 5, 2013, 3:09 am
Thanks Lenny. To be honest mate, I'm quite shaken up. if i had been a foot to the right id have either ended up on my roof or gone sideways through a wall into a field. I'm gutted about my car, but I'm glad I'm here to tell the tale.
Will be finding out today how extensive the damage will be.
I know im needing a Sump, as its got an inch wide hole in it but not sure what else is messed up...
August 6, 2013, 9:24 am
sorry to see the accident fella but hope fully it can be repaired and the spoiler looks good
August 14, 2013, 12:24 pm
Well guys I got my car back. It's not ALL fixed but I can do the rest myself.
There is a very small leak from the gearbox, and a hole in the exhaust.
A few wee mods to update.
I popped up to the scrappies in Newbridge and got myself a few interior switches and a new blue oval for the back.
I have also dewipered the rear wiper.
I was also talking to the local cruising club last week and they've asked me to be one a member :)
So I am now an official member of Borders Tuning Scene :D
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