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#46 mattiff

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 08:02 PM

Yeah my dash and door panels are the same two tone blue, I will be changing them for black in time.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:30 PM

Right well this morning I fitted the scuff plates, sadly a combination of too much wine last night and lots of football on the telly has meant I didn't attempt to wire them in but just got them fitted in place ready for that at a later date.

First job was to clean the skirts.

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Thankfully the adhesive tape I bought seems pretty strong, certainly strong enough to hold these down. There pretty easy to fit as they have a ridge where they sit all along the same ridge on the skirt. Gave them a polish after I had them in place.

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Other side.

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Looking forward to them being lit up at night, but for now it's an afternoon feeling sorry for myself on the sofa.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 08:19 PM

So today I decided to take the car into work as I wanted to make sure the scuff plates worked, we have a few batteries lying around to be able to test them. I should have done it ages ago, well straight after they arrived really lol. So connected the up to a battery sat next to the car and viola!!

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Excuse the poor photos but they were taken on my iPhone 3GS which is showing its age now. Chuffed they do work and will get them properly wired in when it actually stops raining which should be in about six months lol.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:56 PM

So, whilst I'm waiting for the rain to subside enough to wire in the scuff plates I decided on a cheeky little mod to compliment the seats I fitted. Was a pretty cheap one at £15 posted off eBay so thought why not. I went with some seat belt stalk covers, I appreciate these might be a "marmite" addition but at the moment I like them.

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The quality of them is good but not amazing, loose Velcro bits for instance. I just need to snip the bits exposed and I'm going to sew the top together to stop the edges sticking out. All they need is a little bit of double sided tape to keep them secure.

Re trimmed steering wheel should be here by Monday, properly excited about that.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:15 PM

To be fair those seat belt stalk covers look decent, I've thought about getting a set for a while but wasn't sure how they would look



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:39 PM

So after a crappy day of driving for three hours to referee a football match that was never going to be played I eventually get home to find that I have a package waiting for me. My retrimmed steering wheel. Not going to say much and just let the pictures do the talking.

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LOVE IT! it's even better than I thought it would turn out. The smooth Nappa leather smells lush and it all feels great. You'll have to use your minds eye as to it being fitted but it will be done on Friday, or maybe tomorrow if the anticipation gets the better of me.  

The wheel was retrimmed by Jack of www.royalsteeringwheels.com I cannot recommend him enough, had dramas with the posting it back but he got it all sorted and with no hassle. Top Service.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:03 PM

That looks fantastic! Can I ask how much it was?

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:11 PM

Leather !Removed!, I need red stitching on mine!

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:51 PM

That looks beautiful fella... but you're a ref so you'll need to get the rest of your car done to gain respect from me haha only messing



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 08:14 PM

Cheers guys, it cost £115 delivered. I did have to buy the spare one from eBay to be done as I wasn't prepared to go without the use of my car, I'll make the cost of it back when I sell on my original.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:03 PM

So today I went into work to find there was no poor whatsoever. So we hung around until about midday until we finally got told to go home. I then though, hmmm best get the new steering wheel fitted, so here's the boring half leather standard one prior to removal.

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Then after much hassle and stress because of a fiddly Ford design on it's airbags I got the old one off.

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Took much less time to get the new one on and sitting nicely.

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Managed to Jam the horn on when I first fitted it which no doubt pleased the neighbours lol. A few more shots then:

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I also fitted some double sided tape to the leather seat belt stalk covers as no matter how tight I fitted them they still slipped down. Not anymore :)

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So now that's done, I just need to keep an eye out for the black dash and other bits. I'm sure eventually one will come up. Although the pictures do make it seem very bluey it's not actually that bad in real life, certainly could live with it if need be.



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 05:27 PM

Was going to wire in the scuff plates today but when I ventured into my tool box I found my soldering irons tip was gone so had to put that on hold for a bit while I order a new one as halfords, wickes etc just sell the irons themselves with no new tips.

Decided whilst I was in the mood I would also fiddle with the air box on the car, now before anyone jumps in i'm not expecting any power increases but if it makes things slightly smoother then great, if it does nothing then oh well. I've never liked where the car originally draws air as it takes it from the panel underneath the slam panel but this doesn't have a direct feed of cold air. Plus the air has to come up then do a 180 turn, down, another 180 turn then into the airbox which seems unnecessary to me. So removed all that gubbins and angled the feed towards the side to draw cold air from the gap to the side of the rad etc.

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And the air box sat back in the car, you can see it angled to the side, I will try and affix a bit of piping that draws it a bit better maybe.

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It was whilst looking in my engine bay I decided that it was minging and needed a clean.

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The outside of the car wasn't much better.

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So got busy with the jet wash and cleaning gear. My wheels bleed a fair bit:

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Results

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Much better :). After cleaning it I thought I would try and rejig the airbag as since fitting the wheel it didn't quite sit right. Que it being very stiff to remove and me losing my rag a bit and bang off it came along with the airbag plug :censored::censored::censored:

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Have had to leave it like this in order to drive it

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Lesson learnt there as being an impatient bugger has cost me the best part of £70 in a replacement steering ring :(:(.



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:15 PM

Right then, good weather and some red bull meant I had the
energy to finally wire in the illuminated scuff plates, feels like years ago I
bought these. First job was to remove the seats and centre console trim to give
me plenty of access and be able to get my hands under the carpet.

 

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Running the wire was straight forward after this, but I was
fiddling around with the fuse box and swearing a lot when I realised that I was
reading the instructions wrong and I needed to wire it into the wires coming
from this plug.

 

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Before I could solder them in I decided to tidy the wire up
and use the small zip ties provided in the kit to keep them in against the
existing wiring.

 

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Next job was to strip the wires and tin them. Bought this
little thing a while back and it makes wire stripping so much easier.

 

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Used some old carpet I had in the garage to stop and solder
damaging the car interior.

 

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Soldered the wires like the instructions dictates, it does
provide a crimp piece to use in the kit but I prefer to solder them together
than crimp. Once done I covered them in heat shrink and shrunk it as best I
could with the soldering iron, I sadly do not own a heat gun. All zip tied up
and put back in.

 

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Tidied the rest of it up.

 

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Would be a waste not to give the interior a thorough hoover
whilst the seats were out, just to get those annoying bits you can't normally
reach.

 

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So I waited until the early evening to let the light die
down a bit and had a look :)

 

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The observant amongst you will have realised that I have
also fitted another little mod. I bought the new aluminium pedals online last
week and they took two seconds to fit.

 

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All in all a successful day I think.



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:49 PM

Looks Mint... specially with those wheels... Trying to get some of those myself... Leather interior is good aswell and loving the look of the scuff plates... tempted to get those myself



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 07:53 AM

Looks Mint... specially with those wheels... Trying to get some of those myself... Leather interior is good aswell and loving the look of the scuff plates... tempted to get those myself


Cheers, keep an eye on eBay for the scuff plates as new from Ford they are an eye watering £300. I'll be getting the wheels refurbished soon as they have a lot of scuffs and marks, from the previous owner of course.

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