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    Michaels Fiesta - Toothless the MK7 Night Fury

    Hey guys!!

    I decided to start a project thread for my "traitor car"

    Posts are copied over from the Fiesta Forum...I'll try and omit some of the responses

    Hey guys!


    I figured I may as well start making my own project thread!


    Once upon a time, I had a lovely 1.3 CDTi Corsa SXi (MY08) Remapped. Sadly, it cost too much in repairs (replacement Turbo, Intercooler pipe, EGR valve, Clutch, Gearbox, Diff and gear 6 Syncro), so I part ex'd it for a little 1.25 Zetec (MY09).


    So, here's how it started.


    This is the day I picked it up












    A couple of months (about 1 I think), went buy, when I came across a Zetec S boot spoiler on eBay for a nice 50,
    So I bought it :-D

    A few shots of the first wash after fitting the ZS spoiler!











    THEN, I had a moment of stupidity and thought this would look good...











    (I still have these...anyone want them!!?)


    During my stupidity, I had a moment of wiseness, and bought a nice complete suspension kit. Shocks and Springs, 55 front, 45 rear, with the option to stick 60mm springs on





    Then I got less stupid and got black wing mirrors again





    I THEN decided that Halogen sidelights are rubbish, and so are the headlights...So I bought some White LED sides, and some Plasma Xenon dipped and fulls.


    Unfortunately, the sides were odd colours :-/





    SO I just switched them for the xenon sidelights and fitted the rest





    My brother was nice enough to get me one of these :-D





    And I was awesome enough to get me a set of these





    Then it snowed, so I figured, perfect time for photos!











    It was a quiet couple of months after the snow, mainly as I was buying a house, left little time to play with the Colonel.
    After the house was bought, I noticed how horrible and rusty the drums and calipers were, so I bought some Hammerite and got to work!


    Drums were really easy





    Got Stance ;-)








    Then on to the front








    Feeling pleased with myself, I carried on with my little 'mods'
    The foot rest felt, lacking, so I bought a rubber mat from Wilkos, and made this...





    Far nicer to rest on :-)


    A quick wash afterwards








    Around this point I de-restricted and drilled the airbox. I have to say, the noise is really nice, especially around 3k revs


    And that's the Colonel so far








    Next on the agenda is:
    Paint alloys anthracite
    ZS rear valance
    ZS Front lower spoiler
    ZS sideskirts


    I have a set of spare wheels that I'm gonna stick on during the alloy refurb, so I should be able to get them done sooner


    I know alot of people will say its a waste, but I am also getting the car remapped


    Comments and criticism welcome


    Thanks for reading!
    Last edited by Michael; 13-02-2014 at 11:24 AM.

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    Today a gift came in the post (ignore the packaging!)








    Before





    After





    And then I decided to give my engine a bit of a much needed clean







    That's all for now


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    And a quick night shot outside my house





    A lot nicer without the yellow tint





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    New gift again!!



    Fitted



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    I really like this
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    I Won a Zetec S Front spoiler off eBay!

    Painted and fitted...but it needs a polish as I may have steamed it whilst trying to remove the excess Tigerseal during fitting...

    Anyway... a little photo shoot...unwashed haha!






    Tbh...i just wanted a picture with the spoiler on :-D


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    Quote Originally Posted by jt999 View Post
    I really like this
    Cheers dude

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    Why not get a zetec s to start with?

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    Insurance, running costs, buying cost etc etc

    Plus...it's fun to mod ;-)

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    This car looks familiar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    This car looks familiar.
    Oh aye? I used to live in Stafford, now I live in Rugeley :-) in stafford nearly everyday for work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Oh aye? I used to live in Stafford, now I live in Rugeley :-) in stafford nearly everyday for work
    Recognise the number plate and green wing mirrors. I'm in Hednesford.
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    I'm very regularly in Hednesford! Tesco!

    Well...not so much again now that rugeley had a tesco! but I go through regularly for band practice :-)

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    Nothing major...but the spoiler is now polished and shine :-)



    Then I gave the whole car a wax ready for winter...i do love black cars









    I'm pretty chuffed with the outcome

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    I'm not a fan of Ford's but I do like the look of the front on this, I'd change your alloys next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomush View Post
    I'm not a fan of Ford's but I do like the look of the front on this, I'd change your alloys next.
    Cheers dude! I'm keeping the alloys, having them in anthracite instead :-) Steelies will be going on soon, for the winter

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    Ford Mondeo 16" alloys with 205 50 ZR 16 would suit it.

    Et40 offset. 6.5j wheel width like these

    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/vie...d=151178566546
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