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  • [Traitor Car] Michaels Fiesta - The Colonel

    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

    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, 11:24 AM.
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    Today a gift came in the post (ignore the packaging!)

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

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    That's all for now

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    And a quick night shot outside my house

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    A lot nicer without the yellow tint

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    New gift again!!


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    • #3
      I really like this


      • #4
        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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        Originally posted by jt999 View Post
        I really like this
        Cheers dude
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        • #5
          Why not get a zetec s to start with?
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          • #6
            Insurance, running costs, buying cost etc etc

  's fun to mod ;-)
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            • #7
              This car looks familiar.


              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  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.


                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      Nothing major...but the spoiler is now polished and shine :-)

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

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                      I'm pretty chuffed with the outcome
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                      • #12
                        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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                        Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            Ford Mondeo 16" alloys with 205 50 ZR 16 would suit it.

                            Et40 offset. 6.5j wheel width like these

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