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Mrmark941

My New Fiesta's Build Log

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Hi!

Welcome to my build thread about my new Fiesta which has replaced my old Mk3 Fiesta (Scarlett)

I'm planning on putting all my mods here so I don't have to make like a million threads! :blink:

So anyways, on with the show!

Heres the Fiesta when I picked her up :)

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Now after buying this It made me poor and really need to look after the pennies, so I decided to start by mapping out what I want to mod and what priority based on cost etc. For example, K&N Filter is going to be cheaper than the Fiesta ST seats that I want etc etc.

anyways, for £3 I picked up an LED light, when I got it I found that actually the light I got with my Fiesta wasn't the correct one, so being my Mum has the 06 Ghia I swapped the lights out (With her permission, ofc :P ) and put the Blue LED in there.

This is how it looks currently:

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Now the only problem is the reading lights are white still, whether I change them I'm not sure but if I do want to change them I'm not sure what bulbs they are! :wacko:

So yeah, this is what I've done so far, hope you like it.

My Upcoming Mods are:

Badge Gel Overlays (White Background, Blue 'Ford' writing)

Fiesta ST Gearknob

Fiesta ST Seats

Fiesta ST Pedals

K&N Filter

Air vents wrapped

Ice Blue Sidelights

Any comments/Feedback let me know but I'm going to keep this thread updated and Picture heavy so watch out!

Still trying to think of a name for her however!

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Hi & Welcome.

Car is looking sweet and be warned this forum is hazardous to your bank account and profitable for eBay :D

Did you buy the car outright as if so I understand about being poor after buying it.lol

The blue LED's are great, same colour I have in my car.

Look forward to seeing what you do next.

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Hi & Welcome.

Car is looking sweet and be warned this forum is hazardous to your bank account and profitable for eBay :D

Did you buy the car outright as if so I understand about being poor after buying it.lol

The blue LED's are great, same colour I have in my car.

Look forward to seeing what you do next.

Cheers, yeah man, it's not going to be fun when it really starts!

Yeah bought it outright, I've just got to 'Watch the pennies' as they say. Yeah the LED's are always hard to picture however, I've not seen a really nice image of them!

hoping to do the gel overlays at the end of the month and maybe the K&N filter/blue tinted sidelights. :D

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looks like a nice fiesta you got and look forward to seeing its progress

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So! Since October, I've been busy, working on the car, also focusing on Work, looking for new jobs etc. SO heres but update on the Fiesta.

Right, as you can see from the post above I added my Blue interior LED's.

First thing I did was got my Private plates on the Fezza :D I'd been sat looking at these for a long long time and finally had the funds to buy them :) As the Surname is 'Sammut' I came up with the 'S19 MUT' Which I treated to myself as an early (about 4 months) birthday present for my 19th :D I feel the 19 looks like an A as well, so ye :)

Second thing I added was Gel Overlays from DMB, now as you lot probably know these guys are brilliant, work quality, customer service and everything is amazing, would recommend! So I added the Blue on white Gel overlays, love them so much!

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Next thing I did was purchase a K&N Air Filter, now I went for the conventional Panel filter, didn't fancy going for the 57i Cone filter as the money difference compared to the Panel filter was crazy! I also thought that although the car will sound nice the money just wasn't worth it. So the Panel filter is in :) 2MPG Extra I found! Not bad!

Next was the de-badge! Got fed up for the 'Fiesta' & 'Zetec' Badges, I figured that after playing with photoshop the car would look better imo! So, here it was as it stood Christmas time! (Notice the FOC sticker in the back as well ;)) Later I also took out the dealer sticker from the window.

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Okay! So, Into 2014! 'New Year, new me' Facebook Statuses etc, however, not for me! New year, new mods! :lol:

So, I finally bit the bullet.

I went for the Fiesta ST Seats that I've wanted for AGES! Pretty mint condition, was 35 minutes drive from me and for £260 I couldn't say no!

So, grabbed the Merc sprinter from work and away I went with a good friend of mine. Two hours laters I had my Fiesta ST seats. First thing I did was get up early on the Sunday and went to get some VAX cleaning gel, as the person I bought it from has smoked the seats smelt a little bit!

So after two hours, my ST seats were clean and looking mint!

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Last thing I've done is wind deflectors! Two front ones, not yet put the back ones on!

So, that's the Fezza atm.

I'm currently in the middle of painting the interior vents etc. Today I took them off, sanded and prepped them!

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Will keep you all updated! :D

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Seats look good :)

Do I see a new gearstick gaiter as well? Leather instead of the old rubber one?

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Seats look good :)

Do I see a new gearstick gaiter as well? Leather instead of the old rubber one?

Oooo yes!

I forgot that as well!

And a leather Gaiter lol!

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So, little update on the coloured Air Vents. I've finished them! *yaaay* ;)

So, I was going to do a step by step guide but I forgot :( So, Please see the information below on what I did (below the photos).

I'm so proud of these, they really do have that metallic look, the same as the fezza!

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*INSTRUCTIONS*

Okay, I got:

1x Grey Primer
1x colour
1x Lacquer
1x Mixture wet/dry sandpaper (260, 600, 800, 1200)
All from Halfords.
Also got some tattoo gloves as they stop the oils from your hands going on (eBay 99P for 10)
So the order I did it in:
1. With the 260 paper sanded down the rings.
2. Then did the 800 grit to smooth it a little bit.
3. Washed the rings and let them dry.
4. Hit them with a coat of light primer.
5. Waited 20 minutes (15 minutes to touch but I always wait 5 or more minutes)
6. Hit them with a second coat of primer.
Waited 30 minutes.
7. Hit them with a coat of colour. (Now, I did try wet sanding with 1200 but it just took the primer off in little parts so I didn't do it)
8. Waited 20 minutes
9. Hit them with a second coat of colour.
10. Waited 20 minutes
11. Hit them with a third and final coat of colour.
12. ***This time I waited 45 minutes before anything else****
13. Hit them with the first coat of lacquer.
14. Waited 20 minutes
15. 2nd coat.
16. 20 minutes.
17. 3rd coat
18. Waited an hour and a half.
Done!

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