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#1 User is offline   d170sam 

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:18 PM

hello all, just wanted to post up my project thread, i have been collecting up FRP parts over the last year or so, the idea was to transform my puma in to a FRP, i have all original body parts with the addition of a Carbon FRP splitter and i even have the carpet arch liners, i have alrady collected up all the suspension components, including:

- New Drive shafts
- New CV boots and joints
- New Drop links
- New Steering arms (Focus ones)
- New knuckles, with custom adapters so i can run coilovers from a standard puma, plus hubs
- New ABS sensort
- Custom made wishbones with camber adjustability
- 20mm rear hub spacers

at the moment i have st170 front and rear disk conversions, the idea will be upgrade the front callipers to wilwood 6 pot items soon, the interior is mostly FRP but with a sparco bucket drivers seat and a sparco passengers seat (which is the same model as the frp) but trimmed slightly differently, as for the engine i have FRP inlet 591, plus the full piper exhaust manifold and sports cat, i dont have the gearbox or cams but thats ok because i have started building a spare engine with a top secret spec, needless to say it will be alot faster than a standard 1.7 once its done

will post up pics as the project develops, the car is currently in the body shop being preped and sprayed

thanks for reading

sam

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 01:16 PM

Awesome project Sam!

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:34 PM

Looking forward to seeing more of this!

If you fancy a FRP gearbox, to help complete things a bit more, drop me a PM.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:05 PM

Nice project Sam,

I'm looking forward to following this one,

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 07:06 AM

View Postd170sam, on 19 May 2010 - 12:18 PM, said:



will post up pics as the project develops, the car is currently in the body shop being preped and sprayed


1st pic


What colour is it going to be? Imperial Blue?
1.7L. ST150 clutch. Shawspeed lightened flywheel. Miltek exhaust manifold & full decat system. Pipercross foam cone filter. Speedline white 17" wheels. Toyo R888s. Weitec coilovers.
Powerflex rear beam bushes. Willwood 4-pots, 280mm dics & HEL braided hoses. Kenwood headunit. OMP: rear strut brace. Oddessy Racing 40 battery.
Corbeau Clubman seats. LUKE harnesses. FRP rear seats. Carbon fibre interior. FRP splitter.
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 06:20 PM

thanks for the comments, flash i might have that gearbox off you, please pm me with a price, dave thanks for the comments, am watching your thread with interest too! Pat as per title the car will be panther black, with black wheels

cheers

sam
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 06:23 PM

black will be so good :)

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:51 PM

Hi,

I too toyed with the same idea, i do you over come 'extending the wheels out' so that the wide arches dont look... silly?

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:54 PM

sam's got all the frp running gear.

lower arms, driveshafts, knuckles etc so it will basically be an frp just not built by tickford.
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:14 PM

I do like it in black! :)

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:37 PM

Sweet.... what all do you need to do it as im seriously considering doing the same?

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:48 PM

alot of parts that cant be bought anymore as ford have no remaining stock of parts.

lower arms, driveshafts, knuckles, front and rear wings, both bumpers, splitter, grills, arch liners, fuel flap, alcon brakes and discs or hi spec equivalent, frp interior or the like

do you want me to continue ;)

sams always wanted to do it and has collected up the parts over a few years but in all honesty it would be cheaper to buy one of the cheaper 5-6k frps.

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#13 User is offline   Spike 

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:52 PM

you can buy mine for 6k, save the hasstle of converting a standard one!

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:57 AM

Well i already have the full interior fitted, i have the alcon calipers, discs and pads, front and rear suspension struts in a box, i have the exhaust manifold fitted. I bought the parts rather hastily then found out... ooo these wont fit... lol
The body panels i can pick up no problem, ive seen loads over the past month for sale. Its the other stuff i didnt know too much about, knuckles etc...

View PostSpike, on 22 May 2010 - 09:52 PM, said:

you can buy mine for 6k, save the hasstle of converting a standard one!



Fill me in... status of the car?

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 06:35 PM

little update, the car is taking longer than expected to get finished in the body shop, i had to go see the car and speak to the guys working on it to explain how a couple of sections went together and how they should look, i am expecting to have it back in the next 7-10 days, woo! took some pics while i was there, you can really see how much wider it is over the standard width suspension

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:04 AM

Looking good Sam, any updates? :)
1.7L. ST150 clutch. Shawspeed lightened flywheel. Miltek exhaust manifold & full decat system. Pipercross foam cone filter. Speedline white 17" wheels. Toyo R888s. Weitec coilovers.
Powerflex rear beam bushes. Willwood 4-pots, 280mm dics & HEL braided hoses. Kenwood headunit. OMP: rear strut brace. Oddessy Racing 40 battery.
Corbeau Clubman seats. LUKE harnesses. FRP rear seats. Carbon fibre interior. FRP splitter.
Ultimate green. ~990kg...PROJECT THREAD

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:50 PM

hello all, am really sorry for the lack of updates or progress pics, the body shop guy has had it for 8 weeks now and its still not done, to say im annoyed is an understatement!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have been assured that it will be painted and finished by next week so all that is left is to fit all the suspension and drivetrain components and it will be ready for terorising the roads of cornwall! i have a few new upgrades whislt i have been waiting for the car including a HID kit and some new standrad parts including boot struts among other stuff, i also now have a FRP gearbox but i will be keeping that to one side for my turbo engine upgrades...........

thanks for reading

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 04:27 PM

Better be soon Sam or all these bits stacked up in the garage will be funding a new coffee machine :roflmao: . :roflmao:

Or could be used to make a new coffee machine :beer:

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 04:19 PM

zero to espresso in under 5 seconds, i like it!
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 05:26 PM

Right, managed to incorporate the charge cooler, silicone hoses, gearbox, cylinder-head and carbon splitter with current coffee making facility. Dont seem to be able to froth the milk that great so needs a bit more developement.

Better hurry up Sam as your other pile of parts might make its way towards Pauls van :ph34r:
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