Ford Fiesta Mk6 Project
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:51 AM
Cool got some work in this Sunday, not much but with the time I had I did what I could
Managed to get the girlfriend to help, just needed her to lie there to help out (she didn't know for how long)
I needed to glue down the plugs that go by the brake pedal to tell the brake lights to come on. I bought others but it was from the facelift model and out of all things on the car they changed the break plugs I can still use them but the problem is that I donít have the connection to plug into the facelift plug, I would make a plan and cut wires but I didnít take the facelift's cable as I didnít think I needed it. so I decided to glue the things down to the pedal with Pratley only problem I had is I put the dash back so not much working space and the brake pedal keeps pushing back so I canít hold the pedal down and glue at the same time. So brainwave moment I got the girlfriend to lie there I got a pillow some bug spray and a jacket and made her comfy and started gluing it took a while but it think it worked. She was there for almost 40 minutes so Iím sure it dried. Will check tonight if the pedal didnít push it back out. So that was a success.
While she was there I fitted the consol by the gear lever and hand break. Looks good Will try do more tonight
This would be the 40 minute position of pedal holding
these are the plugs i glued down
got the hand break and gear level consol in (very easy, just dont forget the plug for the power outlett)
that the girlfriend lying there
only got that one side thing in that goes under the dash that connects to the gear level consol, will put the other in tonight
Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:28 PM
sorry that there have been no new posts just got totally sidetracked with another car of mine. http://www.fordowner...997#entry151997
but it looks like iv come right and should be getting back to work tomorrow night. will try round up the buddies to make up for lost time and progress
more posts tomorrow
Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:03 AM
hey guys. i worked on the car yesterday a little just to analyse how to fix the seat so it can fold down once the stupid lock releases, and the big back seat has a seatbelt mechanism in it. and i dont have a tool to get it loose and the seat belt from the seat mounts to the body of the car but i dont have a tool to get that loose either. so i decided to keep it all attached and work on the seat on the outside of the car cause i know the seat belt can extend and just hang out the car. but for some reason the seat belt wont extend. as i try pull it locks. its locking like it does if you pull the seat belt really fast. but its doing it now even if you go really slowly. i dont know how to fix it yet. so i tried looking at the seat belt on the sides of the car for the backseat passangers. i pulled the one cover off to look inside and well didnt find much. just it had this spring you turn. !!NOTE!!! to anyone who takes the black covers off the side of the seat belt real, there are these black plastic pins you push out. there are 3 of them. pop them out then remove the plastic cover that has the spring it. when it gets removed the spring unwinds itself so if you just put it back it wont work and the seat belt doesnt pull back in if you pull it out. you have to wind it up and then try put it back in. i tried to rotate that plastic thing on the seat belt reel till i think i had enough tension then glued it down since i broke the plastic things by forcing it off with a screw driver well didnt do much else as that took so long to get right and it was so late. so today ill try hit some good progress and tomorrow ill try get that motor in or atleast get some pipes in the engine in their original locations will post pics of last night when i get home.
Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:33 PM
Thursday was hot i must say. this glue stick was left in the tool box in the car and it melted on the tools
Got the these side pieces on easy. just the clips were a mission to get off but we discovered that if you make them go up and down while pulling the come out easier
and the other floor side pieces we got on aswell
Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:39 PM
My attempt to keep the rain out
my seat belt encounter
this seat belt locks instantly
Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:59 PM
Ok today i was supposed to try put the engine in but i was blocked by all the rubbish in the garage and it was too hot to move everything.
so i just finished off the interior today.
Worse thing today..... i noticed the below on the couch
yip the air duct pipes. they mount on the dash bar.... so that means dash out again
well i went ahead and took the dash out. wasnt too bad, went fairly quickly. also glued the passenger airbag cover while i was at it and put the piece i found of the driver air bag.
bonus!!! i found out where a random grey piece of plastic goes!!!. it goes on the sides of the dash before you mount the black side pieces. so now it doesnt have a gap ok the other side i couldnt find so ill have to hit the scrap yard
tried to put back what i can. also attempted the back seat. tried to see what was wrong on the seat belt. managed to get it out and open it up nicely this time. the spring looked ok but the other side had this piece of plastic in it that helped make the seat belt lock. i couldt find out how it works so i left it out and the seat belt was fine again and it still locked when you tugged really hard. i kinda lost the piece that you pull down to make the seat fold down so i just left it off. will have to hit the scrap yard for that too
oh and the girlfriends 40min brake peddle pushing paid off. the glue held
i noticed the radio was skew when it was mounted and the dash cover went over it so while i had it out today i noticed the metal around the radio was bent so i gave it a straighten and it worked so now the radio looks alot straighter
well that was it for the day. couldnt put the front seats in cause the bar is still bent and i tried my best to straighten it but it turned out crooked. so i must get one from the scrap yard.
looks nice so far. cant wait till the engine is in
Posted 12 November 2011 - 11:17 PM
Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:45 PM
Yay its monday night. well tonight was just a case of fitting the last of the interior.
first went to a friends house after work to beat the bar that goes under the seat. it went ok. turned out not too bad. just had to try twist one of the end pieces when i got home as it was twisted skew.
fitted the bar when i got home. it worked well. didnt battle to get it in. everything seemed to line up ok. so i bolted it down and added all the chairs plastics and screws and arms.
gave both seats a vacuum, the dogs hair was all over them. i then fitted them in the car they went in well. just had to align to drivers one up a second time as it looked skew
i also managed to get free from the scrap yard... the ashtray cup and the side piece for the dash board to make it fit flush . i got rid of the old paint on the ash tray and resprayed it it looked new:) and fitted the side piece. looks so much better. i tried working on the back seat. it took up so much time and i tried rebuilding the one hole for the seat clip and it ended up breaking so iv just left it. the guy from the scrap yard wants R1000 for all the seats so i was thinking at a later stage get the seats and take the missing parts i need
i manged to put the driver door panel back.
for the interior i still need what looks like a light for the glove box
a cover for the screw buy the handle that opens the driver door
the lever to fold down the back seat.
airbags and covers
screws for passenger door handle
screw for passenger door unlock handle
the bar being beaten
drivers seat with the bar
i got my car a car cover to assist with the rain
thats the seats in
Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:47 PM
i looked in the glove box. there seems to be a place for something.. is it the light?? if anyone can post a picture that would be great
Posted 16 November 2011 - 09:05 PM
ok yesterday was epic fail. got a friend over so we could tackle the engine. i started moving the stuff out of the garage before he came and i decided to get the ford ready to push to the garage... ran into a problem. step dad pulled his bakkie in when he went to action cricket and took the keys so i couldnt move the thing. so we sat staring at the walls the whole night. ok we manage to put the passengers door panel on.
well today i managed to organise a engine crane. first we cleared out the garage again the engine strapped up and moved it around then brought the car in. i tried seeing where stuff attaches and bolt down the engine mounts but i ran out of bolts and nuts so that was alot of work for no car work. im gonna have to hit the scrap yard for some parts (bolts and nuts) least the car is in the garage so it will be easy to work on.
IF ANY ONE HAS PICTURES OF FORD FIESTA ENGINE BAYS WITH THE PIPES AND STUFF STILL VISABLE PLEASE POST OR PM ME OR EMAIL ME (firstname.lastname@example.org) . IF THE ENGINE IS IN THAT IS OK TOO. JUST NEED SOME INFO
my sister had to do the steering had to pull loose the plastic so she could see
tried to get the engine strapped up with ratchet straps but it didnt work
had to clear stuff out
rotated the engine around
Posted 16 November 2011 - 09:10 PM
its new home
trying to see where things go
and that was the day
please post or pm or email me if you have any engine bay with or with out the engines in thanks
Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:41 PM
Sunday today.. didnt do anything on saturday was looking around for other fiesta's. found 7 but like totally empty. only 1 had the gearbox mount and nuts. it cost me R225 and he gave the nuts for free.
so i attempted to get the engine in today. it went pretty well. managed to get it in. wasnt too hard(well i think). just had to put my back into it to tilt the engine to the rear gearbox mount and try put the bolts in it. well that was the engine work. next i tried to fit the panels... well that was a mission on its own. something got bent in the accident. i think it was the arm by the battery box or the panel where the fender fits too. noticed the cradle doesnt line up either. its like way out. the bumper stiffener was okish. the right 4 bolts fitted fine and the 2 bolts of the bottom left but the left top 2 bolts were out. i got the high lift jack and used that to straighten it out a bit and bolt it down. hope the chassis is not affected well that all kinda took alot of time so ill call it a night
the rear gearbox mounts
top engine mount
battery box plate doesnt align at all
the minor damage to the left bumper stiffener arm
the right arm
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