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#1 Crofty_Fez

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:28 AM

Hi guys, new to this forum only today,
Name is Josh but alot of people know me as crofty, so either or is fine by me.
Always been into the car scene and have owned a Mk4 Escort Cab in the past.
Last Thursday I came across a Mk3 Fiesta which had been sat on a ladies driveway for just over 2 years, the car was growing a few things and covered from roof to tyre is moss, dew, and other wildlife.
Scraping this off the window with a card, I discovered it had smashed glass inside but all the windows were good.
With the intention of buying to sell, I knocked on her bought and bought the neglected fiesta for a total of 100.
Hooked up some jump leads and after putting some power into the battery she turned over straight away and fired. After unseizing the handbrake I drove it around the corner and parked up at a friends house. The next day I cleaned all the dirt and webs off and discovered the bodywork was immaculate other than a small spots of surface rust. The engine fired everytime with a jump and the interior is almost concourse. Today as she sits she is now completely dirt free and missing a headlight lense (fell off) but now I'm keeping her as my daily as she passed the MOT with only 3 advisories. Car to date owes me 200 so watch this space as I'll be updating with pictures the cars progress :)

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#2 btmaldon

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:16 AM

Great find mate. Any car with a years MOT has got to be worth a lot more than £200. Look forward to seeing some pictures.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:04 AM

Great find mate. Any car with a years MOT has got to be worth a lot more than £200. Look forward to seeing some pictures.


Welcome to the forum,
when you get a momment please join photobucket or a similar image hosting website then upload some pictures of your motor and link them to your thread here on the forum,

#4 Crofty_Fez

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:19 PM

Well today I managed to repair the rear bumper steel or valance and after prodding around I discovered a few 50p sized holes, so a bit of fibreglass, filler and some 80grit, and it's all repaired :) pictures to follow tomorrow, also 4 new wheel trims and a quick polish has seemed to brighten the car, I'll create a photobucket account tomorrow too
Thanks for the interest guys

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:38 PM

sounds like you got a bargain :) get some pics up when you can mate :)

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:40 PM

Well today I managed to repair the rear bumper steel or valance and after prodding around I discovered a few 50p sized holes, so a bit of fibreglass, filler and some 80grit, and it's all repaired :) pictures to follow tomorrow, also 4 new wheel trims and a quick polish has seemed to brighten the car, I'll create a photobucket account tomorrow too
Thanks for the interest guys


sounds good,
look foward to the pictures Posted Image

#7 James focus

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:23 AM

Sounds class good one

#8 Crofty_Fez

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:27 PM

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#9 Stoney871

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:36 PM

A few rust worms but nothing that can't be sorted.

#10 Crofty_Fez

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:39 PM

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#11 Crofty_Fez

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:41 PM

stopped at junction and headlight lense fell out drivers side...OOPS! anyone know of a headlight going? :)

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:03 PM

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