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Merv130

Phoebe The Mk7 S1600 (Pic Heavy)

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Thought it was about time I did a project thread, I have been on here and done a fair bit of lurking.


I'll start with my previous car history...


car 1, vauxhall corsa c 1 litre, I had it for less than 9 months before I got rid.


car 2, Renault Megane 1.4 dynamic, bought standard and by the end looked like this


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I then purchased a seat leon 2lt FR and didn't do anything bar drive it and clean it


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Finally I saw sense and moved onto a 2011 ford fiesta s1600 with 4100ish miles on the clock in August. A few pics from the day I bought it


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and parked beside a friend later that evening


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This was the second fiesta to join the household with my brother already having a titanium


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didn't remember to take photo of the milage when i bought it, but here is a blurry one 700 miles down the road


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Next mod something I have done to a few of my cars.


before


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during


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after


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next I went about changing numerous bulbs on the car


first to go were the number plate bulbs and i purchased these


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comparison with one fitted and one standard


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both fitted


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how it looks in daylight


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night before


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night after


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next to go were the indicator bulbs on the wing mirrors which got changed to silvatec 501s


before


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After


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then the side lights got swapped for cree LEDs


before


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after


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the front indicators got swaped to silvatec as well


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as did the rear but I forgot to take a picture

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I then bought and fitted Steda lowering springs and gave the car a good clean.


The results


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I then made a trip to the local scrap yard and picked up these at a bargain price


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fitting the interior lighting


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standard


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replacement


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I then hooked up the LEDs with one of these boys


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to give me an ignition live from the fuse box


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the result


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bulbs swaped out for LEDs


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and with the sunglass holder in shot


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also purchase these for a bargain £10 to replace my ford motorsport ones for the winter


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I also bought the sony cd player over ebay and striped it down ready for a mod I have planned


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few night photos I took just after I finished washing it late one night


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next mod was to purchase a second hand J1 kit


before


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and the kit after i had cleaned and oiled it


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after pic to follow


a car we were working on the same day I was fitting the J1


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also spotted this when I was over in Plymouth :wub:


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I then purchased a mountune short shifter and had the bright idea of starting to strip down the car in the evening meaning it got too dark for me to finish :doh:


this is how I ended up driving around until I had the time to finish it off


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eventually stripped down


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and comparison between new and old


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and fitted


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a photo of the mountune short shifter after everything was put back together


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and I then had to drive about in the car for a week with all the trim missing


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another shot of the ambient lighting behind while i had the trim off


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and the reason for having the interior stripped was to get it carb dipped including the air vent surrounds on the sony unit.


the result


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I also installed cruise control and got it carbon dipped at the same time


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incredibly rubbish night shot


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photos do not do it justice at all, easily one of my favourite mods


The sony unit is DAB compatible but I have yet to hear of anyone successfully retrofitting it, which is a shame. It might be an area I look into in the future


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my mate got the ST inserts from his focus done at the same time


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I had a xenon kit lying that I had installed in the Leon, and due to laziness and being very busy I didn't get around to fitting it until recently.


First off I ordered these off ebay for the bargain price of 99p. not the best quality if i'm honest but they do the job


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next I set about fitting the kit


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standard


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Xenon


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and both done


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apologies for the filth of the car

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That's pretty much everything I have done so far C&C welcome

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Look's great, very clean. Looking forward to updates:)

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Brilliant build thread so far mate a nice read !

Looking forward to seeing more progress...

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Looking good mate, any closer pics of the carbon dipped parts?

See the ambient lighting strip by the glove box, what does that connect to cause I have the strip already in my car but it doesn't seem attached to anything

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cheers guys, you wouldn't think it was clean if you saw it now! haha

I have a load of stuff planned, but due to being very busy I probably wont get much done until after xmas

scousa there should be a connector on a wire somewhere, I think I found it clipped into a blanking connecter behind where the strips goes through the dash. i fitted it in august though so my memory is a bit hazy.

I'll get more pics over the next few days of the carbon dipping. limited to camera on my phone as my camera is broken.

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Awesome effort so far, good thread to read :)

Maybe its good to soak up all the changes you've made so far over the christmas break!

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Are them license plate light units led built in ? If so where did you get them from ? Thanks

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Hi mate they are built in, there are 18 leds in each I think, here is a link to the one I bought. He mustn't have any stock and upped the price to stop the listing being lost. because I definitely didn't pay that price for them




I just checked and I paid £20 delivered and got £3 back so he could use photos of my car in his listing

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Awesome effort so far, good thread to read :)

Maybe its good to soak up all the changes you've made so far over the christmas break!

cheers, that sounds like a great plan, I am always so impatient though

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Thanks for that, il keep my eye on the listing to see of he gets more in and lowers the price.

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Looking good mate, any closer pics of the carbon dipped parts?

See the ambient lighting strip by the glove box, what does that connect to cause I have the strip already in my car but it doesn't seem attached to anything

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sorry it took so long, crazy busy on the lead up to xmas. I managed to get a few today...

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Looks good mate

Got any plans for the rest of the interior?

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