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Old 08-01-2013, 10:34 PM   #21
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awesome work and nice car mate
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:47 PM   #22
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Great job matey very nice car and I bet you can't wait to get it finished then stand back and admire your hard work. I'm doing a similar thing whilst modding my Impreza engine. and am tempted to do the engine bay at the same time now after seeing this post.
Keep up the good work
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:51 AM   #23
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Great work , had a 1.7 ,bought it new ,lovely little car
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:06 AM   #24
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How long will the callipers last before they fade ?? I can either get mine in passivated zinc like yours or powder coated black!
That was somethnig that did concern me, I've been advised to laquer them before I fit to prevent them fading as this can happen fairly quickly im told. The finish is awesome. Bigg Red do a fanastic job!

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Alex, welcome to detailing world. Nice to see a few more bits updated .
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Great job matey very nice car and I bet you can't wait to get it finished then stand back and admire your hard work. I'm doing a similar thing whilst modding my Impreza engine. and am tempted to do the engine bay at the same time now after seeing this post.
Keep up the good work
Yeah I can't wait. Saying that once the rear end and middle sections are done I'll be moving on to the front lol! Its a lot of hard work but well worth it

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My mate has number 5 of these and it was a really nice car
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:32 AM   #27
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Looks awesome, I have a massive soft spot for the FRP.

I plan to do what you're doing with my fiesta in the not too distant future
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Lots of work but it will be a stunner when she is finished, could never understand why it was never more popular. maybe they should have used an XR name instead of puma. Well done though, you have a really nice one when its all finished.
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Lots of work but it will be a stunner when she is finished, could never understand why it was never more popular. maybe they should have used an XR name instead of puma. Well done though, you have a really nice one when its all finished.
Thank you, at the time they were released on the road price for the FRP was £22,750 so a whopping £8k more than a standard puma. They were just too overpriced and bombed. Mine and most others were owned by managers of the dealerships, they were given a good discount and helped shift the stocks.

Their lack of popularity has made them very rare and hopefully a future value increasing classic (he hopes!)

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UPDATE: After taking a rest from the car for Christmas and new year I got back into the garage late last week and got cracking again

I've got the majority of the underside of the car painted now. The main floor pan and exhaust tunnel are done. Just need to done the edges where the floor meets the sills.

Can't tell the colour too well again but...





Got some of my new clips fitted, new brake line, fuel line and handbrake cable clips. Only got a few on so far got about 10 more to go on-





The fuel lines that ran from the front to the back of the car were looking tired and were covered in horrible thick underseal, I rubbed them down with wirewool and light sandpaper and gave them a quick coat of grey stone chip paint.

Much better





Still got some little jobs before I rebuild her. Got the offside rear arch to paint as well. Should be done this week

Thanks, Alex
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