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Posted 21 February 2010 - 07:32 PM

Hi again all yet more fiddling questions to ask you all. I found these front grill surrounds http://cgi.ebay.co.u...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT they dont have the center's but can i just taje the center of my standard one and clip that on or does the whole grill need to be removed and faffed about with?.

I was also going to take a trip down to my local scrappy and find a ghia and remove the rear chrome strip above the numberplate and put it on mine also what do i have to do to remove the peices with out damaging the cars or the trim?.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 07:56 PM

Hi again all yet more fiddling questions to ask you all. I found these front grill surrounds http://cgi.ebay.co.u...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT they dont have the center's but can i just taje the center of my standard one and clip that on or does the whole grill need to be removed and faffed about with?.

I was also going to take a trip down to my local scrappy and find a ghia and remove the rear chrome strip above the numberplate and put it on mine also what do i have to do to remove the peices with out damaging the cars or the trim?.

Cheers for any replys guys

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ill be honest ive seen them on and they dont work on the car at all if it was a coloured pin stripe round the original black it would look good but the coloured ones that ive seen fitted just dont work as for the trims im sure they are glued on yet again ach to his own but ide rather have black than chrome so last year darling honestly i hate chrome on the outside of cars ide either colour code the original or leave it you know me ive looked at the pics of youre car and honestly dont mate

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 08:13 PM

ill be honest ive seen them on and they dont work on the car at all if it was a coloured pin stripe round the original black it would look good but the coloured ones that ive seen fitted just dont work as for the trims im sure they are glued on yet again ach to his own but ide rather have black than chrome so last year darling honestly i hate chrome on the outside of cars ide either colour code the original or leave it you know me ive looked at the pics of youre car and honestly dont mate


It was a tossup between colour code or chrome chrome was just loads easier and my spraying skills arent the best in the world saying that ive got to do a fair amount of it in the summer (door handles need touching up and gotta do the rear arches). I'm deffo converting the rear foglight to a LHD reversing light though and plonking a bulb in, just even's out the back of the car http://cgi.ebay.co.u...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT . As for the grill sod it im going to leave it and fit DRL's insted.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 08:26 PM

It was a tossup between colour code or chrome chrome was just loads easier and my spraying skills arent the best in the world saying that ive got to do a fair amount of it in the summer (door handles need touching up and gotta do the rear arches). I'm deffo converting the rear foglight to a LHD reversing light though and plonking a bulb in, just even's out the back of the car http://cgi.ebay.co.u...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT . As for the grill sod it im going to leave it and fit DRL's insted.

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im lightly tinting mine to fit with the rear bumper im sure the chrome ones are glued on never tried ripping them off to be honest avoid cheap drls they only work with the sidelights on which kind of defeats the purpose as they should be wired to accessory wire on the ignition and to a relay bit every ones wiring them directy to the sidelights and wondering why theyve all blown 4 months later different wattage and power either the leds run normally and the headlights dim to match the output or the leds burn out just a word of warning nothings ever as straight forward as it looks

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 08:48 PM

im lightly tinting mine to fit with the rear bumper im sure the chrome ones are glued on never tried ripping them off to be honest avoid cheap drls they only work with the sidelights on which kind of defeats the purpose as they should be wired to accessory wire on the ignition and to a relay bit every ones wiring them directy to the sidelights and wondering why theyve all blown 4 months later different wattage and power either the leds run normally and the headlights dim to match the output or the leds burn out just a word of warning nothings ever as straight forward as it looks


How can i wire them in then because my headlights as it is have drl's in them that come on when the side's are on and if i cant do drl's that dont work of postion 2 on the igniton or when the engine is running then whats the point lol. On the straight foward front thats something ive come to know all to f***ing well NEVER take your door cards off art ever they rattle like sin :angry:

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:01 PM

How can i wire them in then because my headlights as it is have drl's in them that come on when the side's are on and if i cant do drl's that dont work of postion 2 on the igniton or when the engine is running then whats the point lol. On the straight foward front thats something ive come to know all to f***ing well NEVER take your door cards off art ever they rattle like sin Posted Image

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been off to do the waxoyl/underseal inside the doors and no rattles you mustve left youre wallet in there lol if you have drls already in youre lights dont put another set on the same wiring personally from looking at youre car pics i wouldnt dont want to sound rude but sometimes less is more and with the grill badge and lights etc it looks very nice as is too much will spoil it mate

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:21 PM

been off to do the waxoyl/underseal inside the doors and no rattles you mustve left youre wallet in there lol if you have drls already in youre lights dont put another set on the same wiring personally from looking at youre car pics i wouldnt dont want to sound rude but sometimes less is more and with the grill badge and lights etc it looks very nice as is too much will spoil it mate


Its got clips inside that im going to have to get a magnet out on and forridge itl be like a treasure cave lol. I know i dont take it to heart dont worry scotty speak ur mind i do i just want a few more things to make it look something that little bit different if you get my drift lol but god knows what.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:35 PM

Its got clips inside that im going to have to get a magnet out on and forridge itl be like a treasure cave lol. I know i dont take it to heart dont worry scotty speak ur mind i do i just want a few more things to make it look something that little bit different if you get my drift lol but god knows what.

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focus on the interior get the arm rest etc and do interior stuff to it i think the outside looks good just the way it is not too much not too little unless you fit an outragous bodykit they will never look different the whole love of the focus is the look its like nowt else on the road you see a focus yu know its a focus its distinctive and i think personally thats its quality you can ruin a good thing by doing 2much stand back and look at it if you re proud of it and it makes you smiole thats enouggh dont compare it to others be individual thats why i havent lowered mine fitted 18 inch rims etc too msany like that around i just want to be happy with it and improve on the bits that i think can be improved on get under that bay and get colour coding my new avatar is as much as im doing the now

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:57 PM

focus on the interior get the arm rest etc and do interior stuff to it i think the outside looks good just the way it is not too much not too little unless you fit an outragous bodykit they will never look different the whole love of the focus is the look its like nowt else on the road you see a focus yu know its a focus its distinctive and i think personally thats its quality you can ruin a good thing by doing 2much stand back and look at it if you re proud of it and it makes you smiole thats enouggh dont compare it to others be individual thats why i havent lowered mine fitted 18 inch rims etc too msany like that around i just want to be happy with it and improve on the bits that i think can be improved on get under that bay and get colour coding my new avatar is as much as im doing the now


I'l do the rear light for sure thats a done certain. What cud i do to the interior though bar the arm rest. The engine bay colour coding i do like ALOT but where i live its just not pratical unles my car was brown lol. Oh was going to change the numberplate screws to white and yellow ones rather than the nice rusty ones its got now.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 01:09 AM

I'l do the rear light for sure thats a done certain. What cud i do to the interior though bar the arm rest. The engine bay colour coding i do like ALOT but where i live its just not pratical unles my car was brown lol. Oh was going to change the numberplate screws to white and yellow ones rather than the nice rusty ones its got now.

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be creative do what i did get the cans out and start spraying i havent cleaned the bay in over 4 months so what you see has been through the winter so it dont get thet bad really

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:25 AM

be creative do what i did get the cans out and start spraying i havent cleaned the bay in over 4 months so what you see has been through the winter so it dont get thet bad really


Hmmm *scratches head* after looking at yours i do like the idea just my engine bay is a world apart from yours, its got no manifold covers etc nothing just a tiny engine, black manifold, tuppa ware and cables. Got a quick easy idea for yours though, smooth rear wiper arm http://cgi.ebay.co.u...=item3359e12a12 looks simple but just tidy's the back up abit.

http://www.european-...6d4adb53d08b7cf Was thinking of that im assuming though id have to wire the ambient's up to the sidelights or would that just kill it all.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 12:25 PM

Hmmm *scratches head* after looking at yours i do like the idea just my engine bay is a world apart from yours, its got no manifold covers etc nothing just a tiny engine, black manifold, tuppa ware and cables. Got a quick easy idea for yours though, smooth rear wiper arm http://cgi.ebay.co.u...=item3359e12a12 looks simple but just tidy's the back up abit.

http://www.european-...6d4adb53d08b7cf Was thinking of that im assuming though id have to wire the ambient's up to the sidelights or would that just kill it all.

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youre existing wiring to the interior light is all you need no need to wire up to anything that im aware of just clips on 2 plugs thats it and it will the ambient lights are tied in to the actual light wiring on the new fitting so its just a simple swap over yeah already gonna do the wiper for anypone whos interested scrapyard find a fiat punto its the same rear arm simple swap

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 03:10 PM

youre existing wiring to the interior light is all you need no need to wire up to anything that im aware of just clips on 2 plugs thats it and it will the ambient lights are tied in to the actual light wiring on the new fitting so its just a simple swap over yeah already gonna do the wiper for anypone whos interested scrapyard find a fiat punto its the same rear arm simple swap


Sveet thats going to be ordered shortly then lol hopefully it will be a plug and play like you say, what mark of punto is it of aswell art just thinkin of when the time comes to replace the blade.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 04:11 PM

Sveet thats going to be ordered shortly then lol hopefully it will be a plug and play like you say, what mark of punto is it of aswell art just thinkin of when the time comes to replace the blade.

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almost any of them 1998 onwards will fit simple 13mm nut and its off i wasnt sure so i measured it at the scrappy the wipers 17 inches total the blade 14 inches total exactly like the punto most mk1s have them and mk2s i thought i recognized the wiper when i seen it well im gonna tint the fog and reverse light maybe the headlights very lightly and the rear lights the red and black theme works on my pepper red car saw one the same at the scrappoy that had all the bump strips etc painted and it didnt look right then im gonna hunt and save for some leather interior and im ordering a new leather steering wheel cover but i got to stitch it on myself 45 mins work or so

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 04:51 PM

almost any of them 1998 onwards will fit simple 13mm nut and its off i wasnt sure so i measured it at the scrappy the wipers 17 inches total the blade 14 inches total exactly like the punto most mk1s have them and mk2s i thought i recognized the wiper when i seen it well im gonna tint the fog and reverse light maybe the headlights very lightly and the rear lights the red and black theme works on my pepper red car saw one the same at the scrappoy that had all the bump strips etc painted and it didnt look right then im gonna hunt and save for some leather interior and im ordering a new leather steering wheel cover but i got to stitch it on myself 45 mins work or so


Cant you just replace the steering wheel i know it means removing the airbag but still id of thought thatd be easier. Go easy on the tint spray or film my mate did it to his fiesta and buggered the lights lol but il admit i do like the black on the bottom and red on the top get some back to black on it to make it EXTRA dark :ph34r: . How can you lightly tint the headlights though thought that was illegal and if youve fitted the xeon bulbs wont it ruin the effect anol. LEATHERRR SEATTSSS love mine with a passion best thing ive ever invested in transformed the car inside.

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