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  • [Traitor Car] 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.





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

  • #2
    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,
    Take a look, Its old and rusty[URL="http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html"]
    http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html[/URL]

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    • #3
      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

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

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      • #4



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

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        • #5
          made more progress this week.
          bay sprayed up and strengthing in for the engine mount. also found a oem gearbox mount.
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          started getting bits back in the bay
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          paint on the box
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          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..
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          My veiw is it was verry 80s.
          Gt the block painted


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          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
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          I realy like them. May get a set myself at some point.
          And a few with the intake manifold held in place
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          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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          Take a look, Its old and rusty[URL="http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html"]
          http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html[/URL]

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          • #6
            I was hoping you'd bring this project over.
            Please contact me via PM if you would like to transfer your AllCorsa Gold Membership over to our VIP Membership. It's completely free to do so.

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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  I am glad to see this beastie on here. Keep up the good work, it's a belting job you're doing on it.
                  1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      Keep it up ! Love it

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                      Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi SRi - New Car
                      Black 1.2 Corsa SXI Project - Sold
                      Aruba Blue 1.0 Corsa Project - Sold

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                      • #12
                        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.

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                        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="http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html"]
                        http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html[/URL]

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                        • #13
                          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.
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                          and new purchase went in
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                          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.
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                          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.
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                          Take a look, Its old and rusty[URL="http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html"]
                          http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html[/URL]

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                          • #14
                            Cage looks good bburt why have you reffited rear seats

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                            • #15
                              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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                              Last edited by small9918; 13-08-2013, 07:34 PM.
                              Take a look, Its old and rusty[URL="http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html"]
                              http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html[/URL]

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