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#1 Southbound

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:23 PM

Hi All

 

18 months ago my mk5 Fiesta was close to being written off by an uninsured plumber towing a caravan, to make matters worse it's my first car and i had only had it two weeks to the day.

 

However at 31 years old with a shrewd old head I got every penny of my money back on the car that i had paid for it from the uninsured driver and my plan was just to save up, move on and get a different car but i have fallen in love with the little motor and cant bare to part with it...

 

The previous owner looked after the little fella, serviced regularly, kept it smart and added a hell of a lot of sporty mods on the way, i think it's high time that i restored the car and get rid of all the dents, cracks, scratches and scars from the infamous caravan incident.

 

For this restoration i am going to need a little help and a point in the right direction for a few things.

 

I hope you guys can help :)

 

(Keep your eyes out for the numbered topics for problems that i need to fix / get fixed)

 

Cheers

 

Dan



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 09:44 PM

Hi Dan, sorry to hear about your incident. I don't understand those without insurance! I hope all is well.. What have you got planned on your list to tackle first? Or are you still on the planning stage of the project? I'd like to keep up to date with your thread and try and help you as best as I can with things!

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 09:21 PM

Hiya

 

I am currently going through the planning phase, working out what order to get the bits done and trying to get some prices together so that i know what money i am playing with...

 

Will post the problems, scenarios and rough plan outline this weekend :)



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 10:29 AM

I hope everything goes well for you, they're a super little car I sold my mk5 flight in feb and bought a mk6.5 good luck, post photos as you go!

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 07:07 PM

Hi Dan, don't know if you have these already from DMB graphics, gel overlays £13 a set for your car, they are fab, however DMB will no longer be doing the ford logo ones after June. So get in there quick if you haven't already, its a small but well worth it mod! They have some chrome and silver ones or white and chrome would look great too, or whatever you fancy while they still have them!
http://www.dmb.uk.co...iesta45#colours
Hope this link works :-)

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 07:32 AM

Hi Sam, thanks for the link for the gel overlays, you're right they do look good :)



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 07:44 AM

Ok Guys and Girls, 

 

Here is the link to part 1 of the restoration Project :)

 

http://www.fordowner...project-part-1/



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 10:50 PM

Hey Dan, how's it going so far?

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 10:15 AM

So far i have done nothing but clean the thing haha....

 

I have been going to see my friends to try and get some work done on it but we have all been busy modding their cars for last nights event, hopefully now i can try and find the source of the dashboard problems so that i can start work on the cosmetic damage.



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 10:50 PM

Hey Dan, nothing wrong with cleaning the thing! When I got my Mk5 it was parked up safely until I sold my mk 4, all I did was clean it for a month!! Promise me you'll seriously look at DMB gel badges! I'm a huge fan of these and they'll never be available after June! Ask the rest of the club! :-) I'm just sad I have no other places to put them ha ha, thought about replacing tax disk with one when no more tax disks are needed.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 10:18 PM

Haha i am considering it, my car is debadged at the front but thinking of putting a black badge on the back to blend in with the black lock and handle trim for the boot, put a little black one on the steering wheel so that it blends in and then put a silver one on each of the front wings in a similiar position to where the ghia badges used to be on the ford orions.

 

Need to get my door and front wing sorted first though, i have a new front wing at work but needs spraying and fitting and i am still looking for a new door...



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 10:11 PM

Picked up a new door, front wing, and rear bumper for the car but need to find a new lock for the door, any ideas people?



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:25 AM

Is it just the barrel? if so you can buy them off ebay and then set them up for your key



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 07:59 AM

Getting the dents removed on Saturday :) :) :)

 

I was trawling the internet as one does and someone local breaking their Zetec S had the parts i need.

As mentioned above i managed to get a new door, front wing and rear bumper for £50, unfortunately the key to the drivers door was sold with the ignition barrell, i followed Resident Loons advice and trawled through eBay and picked myself up the new car door locks for £12.99 inc P&P and next day delivery... :)

 

Hopefully the spire clips and acme screws will be arriving Wed or Thursday so i should be able to drill my wing off Saturday morning and get the new one straight on, i have a knowledgeable friend who is going to fit the parts for free, well i will pick him up some beer but it's as good as free :)

 

However whilst he is in the mood for repairing my car i'm gonna get him to help me flush my system out in case there is an air lock because my temp gauge keeps shooting up to the red and then hitting zero sporadically, as a process of elimination i'm going to flush the system through, check the thermostat at the same time, if it doesn't cure it then i will get a new cap for my coolant tank, failing that i will have to look at the head gasket, but thats a job i don't need to worry about yet...



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 12:53 PM

Hi Dan,

 

Good result picking those parts up for £50! as for the keys and barrels, fingers crossed you find its an easy process to complete. and if you can get the car pretty much repaired for under £100 then that is an excellent result!

 

And beers are definately as good as free!



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