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In Topic: Exciting News! Ford Owners Club Halfords Discount Cards Now Available...

16 July 2014 - 04:46 PM

Mine arrived today...just in time to buy some spray paint :)

In Topic: Drivers Central Locking Locks But Won't Lock

13 July 2014 - 06:39 PM

Had the same problem on my mk3. Due to a worn lock barrel. You can still lock it because ford locks can be locked with anything. The inside of the lock can be rebuilt to replicate the original but I found it easier to replace all the locks for £30, only takes a few hours.

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In Topic: Urgent Radio Code Needed

12 July 2014 - 10:00 AM

What should I do, the customer is picking it up at 2:00pm and I work for a dealer so I'm not just some kid selling his car

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Plenty of websites that offer free radio codes if you put your serial number in. Failing that there are the ones on ebay for 99p

In Topic: James' Fiesta

07 July 2014 - 08:29 PM

Right, this will be the last update on the mk3 for the foreseeable future. Likely to be pretty much off the road for the next few years anyway.


Finally got round to doing the mudflaps, now I know a lot don't like mudflaps, but I wanted them for their practical use as much as their, IMO, cosmetic enhancement. Hence why I got extra wide ones for an XR2i :P In one of the pictures you can see that I have also moved the tailpipe even further into the bumper, looks nice and discrete, but noticable at the same time.


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Couple of months ago I got a set (5) of XR2i/ghia alloy wheels, these were an option on my LX (that wasn't ticked) so I don't mind putting them on. Unfortunately, due to other commitments (another fiesta) these will have to wait to be refurbed, but I've got them now and they will only go up in value :D
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Also the Pioneer stereo has gone and has been replaced by an original for one, which actually sounds better, and it's a tape player, just shows that some of this modern stuff is hopeless. Especially when the Ford stereo is hooked up to my Rockford amp :P
So this is the end for now, over the past two years I have worked very hard to bring the car back to pretty much showroom condition (not that it really needed it) and with a few subtle modifications. And by garaging it now I hope I can keep it in such good condition. Looking forward to taking it to a few shows in a few years (just need a car trailer to take it there to preserve the mileage :D
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It's home for the foreseeable future, with a cover over it as well - of course.



In Topic: Mk3 Escort - 5 Door Ghia Build Thread

06 July 2014 - 05:57 PM

Looks good. I don't think ford got the speaker covers quite right, the ones in my dad's XR3i don't match any of the interior.


Is it a vinyl paint you've used on the plastics? Might go a bit flaky otherwise.