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#1 User is offline   h1jjy 

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:20 PM

Got my 1.7 Steel blue puma in June (bit late for a project post)

Made up with it. 67k and all the toys you need inc CD6006

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Was just going to leave it as is it and save up for a Fiesta ST.

But can leave things alone and done a few changes.
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Remove the fuzzie lenses from the headlight
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flat wipers and jet washers.

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K&N for in my mum and dads garage from my bros old Fiesta SI
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and replaced the blue side repeaters to clear ones

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:21 PM

Stolen

As a few of you know the car was stolen from my house.
They have broke into the house and had taken the keys, along with our laptops, Mrs H1JJY handbag with mobile and my PS3.
We found the bag but nothing else.

Until I got a letter from the police a few days later, saying they have recovered my car.

So off I went to have a look at it and found it like this

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Look at the front wheel compare to the rear. its a tad out
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Looking like suspension damage i have spoken to the insurance company to sort

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:18 PM

So I made the decision to try and fix it myself. If not able to fix i could brake it for parts.

The car was recovered without keys. this was not a big problem as luckily I had the key code so had one cut so we could move the car.

Also have been lucky as my parents have a large garage and have the space to store the Puma there so i could sorted the Puma.

A very nice friend from bumble automotive lent me a small Hyundai so i was not without a car.

Got the car back and had a quick look. It looked like it was just suspension and wheel damage.

Pick up a cheap set of Spax springs and shocks and was lent another spare wheel from a friend. The shocks where for a early puma (fork type).
The front shock i have taken off was bent in a number of places and was a bitch to get out and the front wheel was looked like a egg.
Fitted the front shocks and changed the bent wheels for the spares and look straight
and pulled the wing out and didnt look all that bad

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:46 PM

So the next job was to get the car running again.

As the key i had cut would lock the car it was not programed to the car, also knowing that who ever stole the car still had a set of keys and knew where the car lived.
And would have to changed the locks.
From eaby i have picked up a set of locks, ECU, key and clocks (didnt need the clocks but came with it and was cheap, anyone need a set of clocks with 15k(have not checked the yet) give a me a PM)

Changed the ECU, ring and the ignition lock. And holding my breath the Puma started and gave it a run around the block to make sure it all work and drove straight. Which it did.
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also changed the wheel for one i pick up that was in better condition and to fit the rest of the locks.

Not the next job was to sort the bodywork.
I need a new wing, door 2 wheels and could do with some work on the front bumper and rear wing.
Found a bumper, door, boot (needed to change it anyway) in the right color and 2 wheels from Ian P and found a wing at a locale barkers.
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Bit scary when the car looked like this

But by the next day had built it back up.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:17 PM

The Puma as been running fine for a few weeks, but with the green wing and the damage to the back wing, it didn't look the best.

Been wondering what i could do with it and have been looking into getting it wrapped. But could not afford the cost.
After a chat with Damon we decided we could give it a go, so just a little over a week away from Ford Fair I got started.
Need to sort out a few rust patches and damage.
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Then another strip down
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We have gone with matte grey metallic.
The 1st panel we did was the bonnet and was very happy with the way it looked
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Just a shame we where unsure what to do
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but quickly had it looking like this
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The job have take it bit long then we wanted and only got it finished on tue.
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We have gone with a carbon roof, door handles, rear wiper and front bumper lip.
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I am so happy with the way it looks. Now next job is to pick the wheel color

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:58 PM

Also made 20 at the scrap yard for my bent wheels and bodywork.
Also made 60 from eBay on old locks, shocks and left over parts

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:12 PM

That repair on the quarter panel doesnt look right maybe worth having another go but im loving the matte grey!
FRP 038 - R.I.P killed by an old man in his toyota avensis.
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:55 PM

Not much updates as on its last MOT the floor needed a lot of welding, so was going to sell it this spring but after having it looked the other week we rest of it is fine.So going to keep it.Got some parts lined up for itST150 front brakesSet of fan blade puma wheels (to be painted before fitting)Cat back system
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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:29 AM

A little update. Over the past few months I have made a few more changes Posted ImagePosted ImageSwapped the door mirrors for a black set and changed the headlight
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Also time to clean up my wheels and paint them black Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImageStill need to get hold of a few 9 spoke centre caps, if any one as some drop me a line.
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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:01 AM

Great to see such a turn around from your Puma mini unsheduled outing.
They are nice subtle changes that don't shriek out against each other from the photos.
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Posted 13 August 2013 - 03:19 PM

Also a change on the inside.Changed the dash to one from a ZS Fiesta, to match the wrap and changed the radio to a Cd6000, so I could get a iPod linkPosted Image

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:30 PM

Now fitted a contact 2 iPod like, very happy that it charges and plays music for both my old classic (uses the old style 30pin) my touch (uses now style 30 pin) Also with the adapter works with my iPhone 5, even plays the sat nav apps through the speakers

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:36 PM

Sorry for that lack of progress, but with getting married this year that's taking up my time and money.
Bit of servicing with filter and oil. Had to repaint the rear wheels as they started to flake off over the winter.Painted the nuts black to match the wheels and at long last 4 matching center caps (not sure if they will stay like that)
But this week the biggest change of the year a front brake upgrade. Had a set of Fiesta ST calipers sat in the shed for some time.A sand down, quick bit of blue paint and a lot of pain (thanks to a stuck nut)
They are fitted, with some MTEC disks and Brembo pads.Also needed a new set of front tyres and got a pair of Dunlop Sport blue.
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Next job is to fit the 6x9s in the rear bins

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 12:02 PM

Just fitted a set of JBL 6x9 in the rear speaker bins.Sound so much better and well worth doing.Also manage to get a the clips and bolts fitted (some of them have been missing since before I got the car)

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 07:00 PM

With new clips fitted I bet some rattles have gone
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Posted 11 June 2014 - 09:45 PM

Your right it is quieter back there. Before I turn the music up

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 03:26 PM

This week, fitted a TAPE ECU, the car feels better to drive and a nicer exhaust note with a nice pop and crackle and less drone

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 11:53 AM

Just been reading this thread and the car looks great. Can i ask if the re-spray was a rattle can job and if you had done any spraying before? finish looks really good and seems to have stood up to time pretty well

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