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    Zetec powered Mk1 Fiesta

    I've joined the dark side and bought a ford! An old one a mk1 fiesta to be precise! Plan is a full restoration project to bring it back to its former glory!
    It's being deliverd next week, ill let the pictures do the rest of the talking.







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    I've joined the dark side and bought a ford! An old one a mk1 fiesta to be precise! Plan is a full restoration project to bring it back to its former glory!
    It's being deliverd next week, ill let the pictures do the rest of the talking.






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    been a while but heres a few updates.


    got the floor pan all cleaned up rust free and painted,




    battery tray mounted in the back with fuse holder just waiting on some more cable to run the live feed to the front.

    coversion rails on the seats.

    and test fitted driver side with harness,

    then started on the window frames in the back


    then things got a little tasy with the angle grinder.


    being plesently suprised when i found this was the worst bit of rust hiding away,



    just a few little spots left to sort out and weld a replacement plate in over the realy rusty bit and then its ready for a new wing,

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    well been a while... straight to business,
    front end stripped and rebuilt,







    new front part arrived quick test fit






    crossmember all treated.



    cut out the inner wing where the previous bodge was



    new metal going in




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    not the pretyest welding ive ever done but cetainly is strong enough
    new front panel welded in, bay primed and seam sealed





    cutout in the inner chassis rail ready for reshaping to make clearance for the zetec lump

    outside of the inner wings all rust free and treated


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    few more clearance issues to overcome but nothing that i wasnt expecting


    mocked up a gearbox mount in 1.2, will be stealing some 3mm from mk1 deano at some point to make up the real thing, although i have change the design a little since i made this one up





    then using some creativity made a bush puller


    10 minis later



    flo flex bushes are on order hopefully will arrive tomorow, this weekend engine will be back out stripped for rebuild and ill finish last few bits of welding in the bay and will have a rolling shell again

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    made more progress this week.
    bay sprayed up and strengthing in for the engine mount. also found a oem gearbox mount.



    started getting bits back in the bay



    paint on the box

    wheels back on and engine in



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    Got a few bits done on Saturday
    Some of you may not agree with it but I recon its a good idea...
    Had a gte dash lying about and a mate gave a little idea... So..


    My veiw is it was verry 80s.
    Gt the block painted




    Then the same mate that suggested the gte dash turned up with some seller steels that he'd just purchased for his mk1 escort. So I tried em on



    I realy like them. May get a set myself at some point.
    And a few with the intake manifold held in place




    Oh and also pained the itbs. Not realy to happy with the black finish so ill strip em and re paint at some point but they
    Will do for now
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    I was hoping you'd bring this project over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I was hoping you'd bring this project over.
    Was just about to say the same Lee, I didn't want to keep logging on to other place lol.

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    the paint scheme on the rocker cover is a bit random but I love it, was gonna suggest some pepperpot alloys for it, but the white ones suit it really well too

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    I am glad to see this beastie on here. Keep up the good work, it's a belting job you're doing on it.
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    glad to see this one on here as well. its definitely an awesome rebuild can't wait to see it all finished

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    Keep it up ! Love it

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    put the engine back in today to test clearances on the alternator and make sure with the st170 manifold on that the itbs would fit and how much room was left for the velocity stacks.






    alternator is incredibly tight but it does just about fit.

    and a random sneaky one of the manifold peeking through
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    Take a look, Its old and rusty[URL="https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html"]
    https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html[/URL]

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    well.... not alot been happening recently. a new job and working a month in arrears means very little cash to spend on the car... however there was just enough credit left on the card for the next big purchase.... so interior came back out.

    and new purchase went in


    only test fitted for now. none of the strengthening has been welded in yet, and it needs a coat of paint aswell.
    then i started to rebuild the interior so i could get an idea of what the finished thing is going to look like. you may be thinking what a pointless task seeing as its all got to come out again so i can weld but i needed the moral boost. getting a glimpse of what its going to be like to sit in is a great feeling.






    then seeing as it was covered in months of cutting and grinding dust i gave it a quick wash. again pointless as its going back in the garage to gather more dust over the newt few months but it made me feel better.




    Take a look, Its old and rusty[URL="https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html"]
    https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html[/URL]

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    Cage looks good bburt why have you reffited rear seats
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    Quote Originally Posted by craig55 View Post
    Cage looks good bburt why have you reffited rear seats
    thought id try them out.. in two minds at the moment either try to keep the interior as standard as possible or just all out strip it.

    you lads reckon it looks better like this?

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    Take a look, Its old and rusty[URL="https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html"]
    https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html[/URL]

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    Rear seats look retarded with a cage
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    If theres no physical way that anyone can sit in them they are completly pointless being there

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    point taken... with the seats out it does give me a good place to put the fire extinguisher. and they don't match the front seats
    Take a look, Its old and rusty[URL="https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html"]
    https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html[/URL]

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    Yeah it's just as much them not matching the fronts than it is being pointless having the rear seats in when they can't be used. Looks best with all the front stuff in and the rear stripped and maybe carpeted.

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    Seats out my thoughts are. Can't use them, don't match. Maybe without the cage in

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