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#1 Fast Fiesta

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 03:45 PM

Very Recently i restored my fiesta. The car was a Catorgory D write off. However I thought I would bring it back from the dead and restore such a beautiful car and give it a second life,- and in return it would be my first car. The project took quite some time, (the majority of it was ordering parts for such a young car). Overall 4 months from wreck to the finished in good order car.

The car is a 1.25 petrol and at the time it had less than 1000 miles on the clock, I consider myself quite
fortunate to have such a new car at my age, I must admit the car has made an impact on me,
as it has quite a Personality- after I have been through so much bringing it back from the dead, so I
often spoil my fiesta, and I must admit I am one of those guys who are constantly cleaning it and
waxing it up.- (If it doesn’t look like glass your not rubbing hard enough)

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 03:46 PM

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 03:48 PM

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All airbags deplployed,including driver knee airbag

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 04:02 PM

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To date, im sorry to see it in the state it was before,- its coming on now though :)

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 04:11 PM

:blink: Wow, top job mate, looks like new :)

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 04:16 PM

Cheers Buddy. Lot of time, alot of effort went in, but im very pleased with the outcome, i love the fiesta and got the new car for a fraction of the price if i were to buy it from the dealer. No problems so of yet either touch wood. But im happy you like it. Thanks :)

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 04:52 PM

The black alloys look smart too, gives the car a mean look. B)

Not that I've give it much thought, but I was suprised to see where the passenger air bag comes out of - theres no seem what so ever on the dash, so does it just burst through or something? :huh:



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Posted 20 March 2011 - 05:14 PM

Not that I've give it much thought, but I was suprised to see where the passenger air bag comes out of - theres so seem what so ever on the dash, so does it just burst through or something? :huh:

I've always wondered that too - it's the same as on the mk1 focus. I believe the steering wheel one breaks out of flaps as well doesn't it? Must be a lof of energy there as the dash doesn't feel thin/soft in those areas.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:12 PM

Wow :blink: amazing work, looks like new! you must have saved a fair bit doing it like this :)

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:44 PM

Nice job, looks brand new! Now you can enjoy the fruits of your labour.
What alloys have you got on it? :)

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:52 PM

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To date, im sorry to see it in the state it was before,- its coming on now though :)



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Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:54 PM

hi

what polishes and waxes did you use to get a brilliant shine :rolleyes:

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 10:43 PM

Thanks for the quick reply guys,
regarding 2011 fiesta question, yeah the airbag breaks a hole straight through, meaning i had to get an entriley new dashboard which wasnt a cheap job at the time as the car is so new, cost me around £1000 for the dash alone. oh well, worth it in the long run.
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Maybe an alternate angle can help the airbag location :)

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 10:52 PM

Thanks nicola and mark yeah i try to keep it looking new, as i have spent so much time trying to get it that way.
So i am constantly cleaning it and waxing it.
My alloys are black 17" team dynamics, im always getting good comments, they seem to really suit, i cant tell you how much of a difference they really have made, steering is so light and precise, i originally had the 15inch steel wheels and the response and grip comes nowhere near close, i wouldnt go back!!

And martin i agree the forces in an airbag are huge. Controlled explosion that sets them off, i know banger racing they disable them as they unbelievably come off worse as a result (burns and deceleration forces)

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 10:55 PM

It does, seems to be a nice clean cut shape on the passenger side!

Back on topic the car looks good, I think the darker headlights actually look better than the chromed ones on a black car. Any more photos?

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