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  1. Well it's been a while since I've posted on the forum due to ongoing family issues but I have 10 mins spare so thought I'd update this thread, I got some springs and spacers just before Christmas which have been sat in the garage since, I'm itching to get them on I just need a few hours to do so, meanwhile here's some pics
  2. Not sure on the specifics with ford's but I've done 1 on a vw before and that required the petrol tank and fuel lines as well as most of the electrics, it wasn't hard to do, did it in 2 days for the entire swap on my driveway but as said that was a vw, I don't know if they are as easy to swap everything over on fords
  3. That's a tasty looking wheel, the blue is nice and subtle yet a big difference to the chrome
  4. 1st car = classic mini, 1978 model, started as a silver 1000cc which I had painted a custom metal flake blue, old English white roof and boot handle, full fibreglass front end with oew bonnet vents, I then fitted an mg metro turbo engine in, lowered wide arches, wheels and bucket seats, there is a pic somewhere on my laptop 2nd car = Vauxhall cavalier mk3 LS with a calibra turbo red top fitted, this looked stock LS spec outside with a 60mm drop and various wheels from 15" to 17" no pics sadly 3rd car = vectra B 1.8GLS bought as the wife was pregnant and wanted a comfortable car 4th car = baby arrived so bought a mk2 golf GTi 16v 1.8, lowered on coil overs, 15" deep dish wheels, then fitted a 2.0 16v from a seat cupra, then fitted a mk3 2.8 vr6 5th car = mk3 golf GTi colour concept in jazz blue, mint condition and 100% original, fitted 16" bbs splits, lowered on coil overs, full jetex stainless system, plastic arches removed 6th car = mk4 golf v6 4motion in jazz blue also the wife had a gttdi 130 mk4 also in jazz blue, my mk4 I fitted a full stainless milltek, lambo mercialgo 19's (both fronts off the lambo as not as wide as the rears) they were soon changed for audi S4 18's as handling was shocking on 19's lowered on coil overs, projector headlights 7th car = classic impreza UK turbo 2000, fitted WR1 alloys, coil overs, hybrid td04 turbo, mapped it to iirc 276bhp full stainless with all cats and boxes removed bar the back car 8th car = saab 9-5 aero HOT 250bhp standard, didn't modify this as was too nice a cruiser but got bored after 12 months 9th car = Polo 9n3 tdi sport 100bhp stock engine, rare heated seats and headlight washers, fitted coil overs, merc 17" alloys which were quite rare 10th car = Audi A6 avant bought as we got a husky, she didn't like going in the boot so that was useless 11th car = current car the Mondy st Not many photos on my phone, may have some more on laptop
  5. Well done withe the wall, looks good, if your not a brick then that's a ***** good job, not the easiest of wall types to build Going back to the tights on the rear lights, took my son to college this morning and he burst out laughing when I pulled up along side a volvo, I didn't get why until he got out and took these pics
  6. have a look at this clicky you should be able to get the part number(s) so it will be easier to go to ford or ebay for the bits you need and prices
  7. welcome aboard guys, sadly problems are part of the joys of buying 2nd hand, nobody gets rid of a car because it's working perfectly there's always something, hopefully it's be a cheap and easy fix for you
  8. Welcome aboard, nice looking motor too
  9. I've done some dodgy things when i first started tinkering with cars, worst thing i ever did was taking an engine out of a car using the trolley jack to help wheel it out as i had no lift, thought it was a genius idea until while stood behind it in the bay i pushed the jack with my foot and the engine leaned back pinning me in the bay, luckily my mate, who i might add said it was a terrible idea, was there to help me out for around £20 you can get a half decent set of spring compressors that will do the job safely them wheels look good on the car, saw the pic of them in general and thought they'd look awful but now they are on they suit it well, cracking buy that also if you're bothered about speeding tickets due to the rolling ratio then you should be fine, the police have a 10% +2mph leeway before they prosecute due to most speedos and wheels causing cars to lose a bit or gain a bit over the years
  10. wiper arms did look better in black to be fair, engine bay looks great, makes it look a lot cleaner, nice work
  11. +1 for that, not the cheapest but best i've used over the years
  12. sorry for digging up the old post, just having a look through this section the idea behind snow foam is that it lifts most of the dirt up from the paint so when you actually take a sponge/mitt to the car your not rubbing lots of dirt into the paint, do you use the foam as a soap and leave it on to wash the car or do you foam it then rinse it then wash with hands? i do the latter, leave it on for about 10 15 mins, then rinse, then was by hand, if the foam is running of quite soon after applying that's one of 3 things, either poor quality foam, not enough foam product being put through the lance or a well waxed car, if i was to foam a car that had been waxed in the last month or 2 the foam would slide of quite quick, if i foam a car that's been waxed a year or more ago then it will stick quite well and appear thicker i use valet pro PH neutral snow foam and a DODO Juice lance with karcher pressure washer, the mix ratio is 300mls of SF to 700mls water, the adjustment screw is all the way open for max foam and as i said the effect varies on the condition of the cars previous waxed status, id the foam sticks well i will then rinse and wash the clay then wash again before applying any polishes, waxes or sealants, i usually take an full day doing a car sometimes 2 if it's a poorly maintained one if you want to do the job quicker then you could buy a DA polisher, it's not likely to damage paint in the hands of a novice like a rotary would, if i use the DA then i use mainly Poorboys polish and liquid wax
  13. if your looking for the leds with the built in chip as mentioned by Bash look for ones that say canbus, the canbus system on newer cars doesn't like plain leds as they draw less power so the car thinks a bulb has gone and you get the bulb fail warning, the chip makes the led look like a bulb to make the car think its halogen thus no warning/error messages/lights, this is more evident with indicator leds and the indicator will blink faster with a blown bulb or stock led *edit* i have found the auxito leds from ebay to be quite good quality and the some of the 501 type ones are just a tad smaller than the original 501 bulb so they fit better in side lights and interior lights than the big blocky ones