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Exferes

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#417528 Ford Fiesta Mk6 Project

Posted by Exferes on 08 October 2014 - 06:10 PM

Hi all :)

 

wow havnt been here forever.

So sadly i have bad news... the project has come to a end... a complete end :(

Had some small things to tend too to finally make the project complete but a friend needed a car and i sold it to him at a good price as he sold me my first car at a good price. so i returned the favor.

he was very proud of owning the car as he knew how far it has come and all the hard work put into it and we were still going to finish off the small things.

Sadly there were in an accident and the car took a beating in front from a side impact on the nose. lucky no one got hurt.

i have added the pictures from when we fetched it from the holding grounds :(

 

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Poor car :(

 

it doesnt look like much so i decided to start taking panels and parts off in the front. saw that the arms were bent as well as a broken starter (it fell out in pieces) the engine was pushed back against the firewall. but where everything was shifted too it still rolled freely on the wheels, had breaks, lights and car sound worked. just never started the motor to see if it could drive.

but for me work was getting to much and didnt have time to bring her back to life again. so sadly the car was sold as is :(

It was a great project and wish i could have seen it to the end :) it taught me alot :) also what to look for when buying a new car wether it is brand new or 2nd hand or even accident damaged and repaired really well.

 

Thank you all for the support!  :) 

 

In memory of my project :D

 

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#305062 Ford Fiesta Mk6 Project

Posted by Exferes on 13 November 2013 - 04:11 PM

Hey guys. wow been long since i was here :D

but before i start..  here are some up to date pics of the car completed and on the road :D

 

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ok took those just now :) so they are recent.

still havnt hud luck with the airbag covers yet so iv given up on them.bought an aftermarket steering wheel for the drivers side and i just need to neaten up the passanger airbag cover. it is missing for now as iv had friends try find a weird rattling noise from under the dash. had no luck yet and its the last rattle i need to get rid of. i have sorted the scraping noise. took it to a new mechanic and he said they tightened the shocks and the bottom plate that mounts under the car. said some bolts were loose. and he tightened the drive shafts. cant believe the last guy loosened stuff and still told be he heard nothing. well the noise is gone. it was that scraping noise when accelerating. i also got some mags from the new fiesta. sadly one is bent and 2 are black and 2 are silver but they beat the old bent mags. also got speakers from the doors. yay car sound!!! i was singing along to rattles :P

 

things still left which im getting too slowly :D

 

the power steering bottle started leaking. my make shift planlooks like it has failed. lol there is power steering fluid all over the engine bay and all over the garage floor.

need to connect the spot lights in the bumper

need to find out why the doors light on the consol stays on when doors are closed(it keeps the light in the car on)

need to sort out the petrol leaking out the tank.

hmmm i think that was it so far..

 

oh still need to do the aircon in the car. found a guy who can do the pipes for cheap but i got to get in there and get them out.dam gonna be a hard job

 

but so far im happy with the ride. wow its been a long project :P




#270874 Ford Fiesta Mk6 Project

Posted by Exferes on 26 June 2013 - 09:49 PM

we got the car jacked up again and removed the wheel hubs and all the other bits down to the drive shafts or tripod looking things. decided to replace those as the one bearing was bent on one of them. that was a really a hard job to do. getting them out is really hard. had to get a old cv joint and attach it to the end and hit it with a rubber hammer till it came out of the innver cv joint. yet when you pop the new one in there is no effort at all. so did all of that and put everything back together and tried another test drive around the block. still the same noise :(

im really confused now. it cant be the new engine and gear box as it was in perfect condition. so i decided to take the car to a cv joint place in town just incase i was missing something. they called me later on to let me know there is nothing they can do. they assume it might be the gear box. so had to take the car back home. what a nightmare afternoon that was. was alone and had my friends corsa utility and the trailer. had to load it on myself. funny enough no one helped guide me at all they were all impatient as i blocked the drive way to load the car. i sort of got it on a hill so it was a flat surface but as i drove up the ramp the back of the corsa lifted up and went forward. so i tried again with a bit less speed and got the car on. went out to look and how i made it on the lord alone knows. the car was almost off the side of the trailer. but it was on and had to head off home. so got back home offloaded the car took the trailer back and then decided im going to jack the car up and put it in gear and see what happens. maybe i can find the noise. wow what a bad idea :D the whole engine was shaking the inner cv joint was pulling out of the gearbox :blink: i turned it off and went back to check and all the gearbox fluid was pouring on the ground. something was really not right.so i decided to call our mechanic friend across the road and ask if he can take a look. he has the better working invironment to work on cars. so i dropped it off and waiting for results. he called and let me know the inner cv joint was bent and they replaced it. they also had to put spacers somewhere to stop the tripod looking shafts from popping out. i went to collect and took it for a drive and wow much better. just a knocking noise and the exhaust scraping on the heat shield. but it drives!!! yay

 

i decided since its working let me get it looking all nice and painted. i didnt have the setup to do the spray painting so i sent it to some people we know over christmas to new year. least the car was out of the way and locked up and they had plenty time to work on it.

i fetched it in the new year as they had finished up. they did somehow manage to crack the windscreen but it was a small crack so i decided to leave it and collec the car. i just needed to clean it up and make it look all new :D

 

i only have this photo of the car that i managed to take

 

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wow it looks so alive :wub:

 

i took it home to show everyone how good it looks :)




#270853 Ford Fiesta Mk6 Project

Posted by Exferes on 26 June 2013 - 08:57 PM

so...

 

the above happened a long time ago now that i think about it :D

so between late october and late june what has happened to the ford so far??

let me see if i can remember all the updates and details. sadly pictures are not available :( i have no clue why but ya missed loads of pics.

 

i dont have exact times and dates so ill sum it all up in a long story :)

 

After we got the car started and driving and heard all that noise from underneath i decided to go get a new crossmember (googled the name of the part he he :D )

i found that the fiesta i was getting parts from had it lying in its boot. was still in perfect condition. i checked that it was flush all round when i put it on a flat surface.

so off i went home to install the new part. my step dad gave me a hand to speed things up. i see the plate is supported by the chassis with some big bolts. we also had to remove the bolts on the hubs and steering so we could drop it. i see the sway bar is attached to the unit so had to move that over to the new unit.

 

i only have a pic of the old unit off of the car (i took it today :D still have it lying around)

 

the dog ran in to investigate as i took the picture

 

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this is the new addition to our family :D

 

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the plate is very big. doesnt look that big on the car :)

 

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ok so got the new plate installed.was a bit of a mission getting the front right wishbone back in but with a bit of brute force all was back together

took it out for another drive and that noise was still there. not sure what it could be :(




#147863 Accident Damaged Ford

Posted by Exferes on 10 October 2011 - 06:04 PM

Hi all and thanks for looking at my post
i bought a ford a while back from a salvage dealer. the car did not look all that bad with only front of car work to be done.
i kind of took it too a backyard mechanic and he kind of ruined my fiesta :(
I have built up the motivation to try and get this baby up and running as i really like the fiesta's. i have only one problem... the car has been stripped in the front and dash and i really have no idea what is missing or what goes where. i spent the past weekend puzzling the parts together (found loads of broken bits) and i am still lost to what is needed. i have asked surrounding mechanics for their input but they say i must sell it as is to a scrap yard, but i really really do not want too as i know there is hope. i have posted some pics of the car and would like to know if anyone could help in letting me know if i could get hold of a diagram of the dashboard setup or assembly or if anyone could assist in telling me all the parts that go with the dash board. any help would be greatly appreciated :) (i am a south african citizen if that helps)

this is how i got it back :(
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i did lay out what i found inside car but alot still seems missing
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thanks again for all future help :)

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