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Here is my recently-bought project:

One Mk7 Fiesta Sport van. Yes, I bought a van. Why? Coz it's the closest thing I'll ever have to a two seater sports car!!


(The massive boot is handy for lugging gear and/or dogs and/or drunken mates/clients from the pub around in...)



It's going to be my 'project' for the next year or so, so I'll be popping in here for advice as I go along.


So far I have done the following:

º Replaced the tyres for some low noise, low profile ones
º Got the mesh half bulkhead fitted (handy for hanging stuff off!!)

º Getting the bloomin' [i]awful[/i] speakers replaced 

Next on the list is:

º Get the alloys refurbished (they are scuffed to hell)
º Get the paintwork done where it's chipped or scratched
º Install heavy-duty sound dampening rubber mats to the load bay 
º Sort out the rusted brake calipers

Which is where I need to ask a question:

Is it better/cheaper/easier to get brake calipers replaced or refurbished? The ones on the car at the mo are so rusted and unsightly, but to keep costs at a sensible level - it is a van, after all - what option would you folks advise?

I want this van to look it's very best seeing as I will be using it for work, so any other 'smartening up' suggestions would be appreciated.


Gary Minty Jupe

paint the calipers yourself mate will come up looking good did mine silver 

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