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Post by raggamuffin » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:45 pm

Guy at work knows all sorts of people and he's hooked me up with a contact in the next town who does bodywork repairs.

Next on the agenda will have to be the bodywork. If this is going to be a long term project I need to ensure the rust and any potential rot is cut out ASAP.

30 quid to give the car a full going over and inspection which I'll do as soon as I get the car back. Then I'll know how much money I need to save up to get the car sorted.

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Post by DAN@ADRIAN FLUX » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:34 pm

Hi.
If you need any help with insurance at all then please feel free to drop me a line.
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Post by raggamuffin » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:16 pm

I did a quote with Adrian Flux before the Puma was modified and for some reason they quoted me nearly £1500.

If I can feasibly get cheaper than this latest quote I might give them a call.

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Post by raggamuffin » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:41 am

13 days until the insurance runs out on the Focus.

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Post by YOG » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:59 pm

Changed mine to black, back in 2010:
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Haynes Fiesta Manual (3397) answers a lot of your questions: http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5259"

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Post by YOG » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:13 pm

raggamuffin wrote:
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It's personal preference, but I have to admit that I've never been that keen on the silver panels in the Puma interior:


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Once again, I hadn't even intended to buy any more parts at the moment, but I noticed an(other) eBay bargain which will help go with the all black millennium door panels I won:


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I'll replace the head unit with a black fascia and aftermarket head unit that has USB so I can have all my music on a flash drive. I'm also thinking of buying a spare speedo surround/trim and getting it carbon dipped:


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Although I'm not sure if that last one would look a bit tacky.

Finally, I want to get the dashboard flocked. My only grievance would be the plastic covers on the door covers and the usual light coloured roof colouring not matching with the rest of the car. Come to think of it, my ST180 was the only car that had a dark roof lining.


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Changed mine to black, back in 2010:
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Haynes Fiesta Manual (3397) answers a lot of your questions: http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5259"

S/Steel BlueFlame Catback Exhaust. Denso Iridium Spark Plugs. ST150 Front Brakes. S/Steel Braided Brake Lines. Eibach Springs/KYB Shock Absorbers. Heated Washer Jets. Internal Boot Release. Glove Box Light. 2nd Boot Light. Diadem Side Repeaters. LED Front Indicator, Front Side, Stop/Tail and Number Plate Lights. Bilt-Hamber Rust Treatment/Corrosion Protection.

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Post by raggamuffin » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:00 am

Yeah, that looks much nicer imo.

What's the textured bit on the dash inbetween the top of the head unit and beneath the clock?

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Post by YOG » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:38 am

The "textured bit" was Velcro, to hold my mobile and use it's satnav, before the days of magnetic mounts (which it now has). I've also replaced the 6000 radio with the 6006e, which looks the same style as the original Thunder radio, but in black.
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Haynes Fiesta Manual (3397) answers a lot of your questions: http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5259"

S/Steel BlueFlame Catback Exhaust. Denso Iridium Spark Plugs. ST150 Front Brakes. S/Steel Braided Brake Lines. Eibach Springs/KYB Shock Absorbers. Heated Washer Jets. Internal Boot Release. Glove Box Light. 2nd Boot Light. Diadem Side Repeaters. LED Front Indicator, Front Side, Stop/Tail and Number Plate Lights. Bilt-Hamber Rust Treatment/Corrosion Protection.

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Post by raggamuffin » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:03 pm

Spoke to J yesterday asking when I can collect the Puma. he said before the 28th. Hopefully this weekend then.

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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:53 pm

Jeeez, this is like Waiting for Godot..... :cry:
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Post by raggamuffin » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:25 pm

It's certainly been a long road. Knowing it's near completion hasn't really filled me with excitement at this point. I was feeling positive and energised a while ago, but the peaks and troughs of this project have been massive. The length of time waiting without updates or progress has dampened my spirits to the point of indifference many a time. I've gone through a range of positive and negative emotions whilst I've been waiting all this time.

There is genuine relief knowing I won't have to sink money into the Focus or get another car to tide me over. I'm sure I'll be extremely excited when I get the call to say that the car is ready. I've questioned if I wanted to continue any further with the project once I get the car back. I'm going to wait and see how I feel once I'm back in the car, but I don't think I'll want to quit.

Will it live up to expectations? It's been such a long time since I've driven the car, I don't think I'll recognise the different in power or performance. I do remember how it felt driving the car home after I collected it. There was a smile on my face the whole way home and I felt elated inside. I can only imagine similar feelings when I go to collect the car the end of this week or the beginning of next.

With the expectations having changed so many times since the project began, I'm not sure where I will go with the project next. Knowing how few Pumas are now on the road, and how much time and money has been sunk into the project I feel like wanting to quit would be foolhardy at this point. With the MOT and bodywork required, the next few months won't be much cheaper. At the end of the day though, I wouldn't have bought a 3rd Puma, or gone down the road of a project car if I didn't want to see this through. The rebuild was to be the foundation of the project - there's still a long way to go, and whilst I've had no end of doubts over the months, I think I know deep down that I'm not going to quit.

It's nice to feel relief at this point, knowing I'm closing in on the date of completion. There's still apprehension, but I guess after all that's happened that's only natural.

Anyways, I'll be back when I get the Puma back.

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Post by red » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:20 pm

8) looking forward to hearing about it!
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