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Postby GRANT » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:59 pm

OK so here we go...

This will be a gradual build so please excuse the slowness of updates. Between having a busy job and young child I am going to be fitting in the time where I can.

some of you may have seen my newbie area post already.

I have bought a Puma for £205 via eBay action. Result.

It has 117k on the clock and MOT until Jan17. It was welded for its last MOT.

Plans are for it to be as wide, low and light as possible.

Parts ordered so far:
• Springs
• Peugeot 406 Wheels with ET15 offset
• Wheel arch extensions (JDM Puma for the win)

Parts to be ordered end of Sept:
• Seat
• steering wheel
• 300mm brake conversion parts

EVENTUAL PAINT JOB BELOW.....
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Postby GRANT » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:00 pm

Springs arrived today.

Collected wheels from eBay seller. £80 with almost new rubber. With full size spare.

Now to clean, spray white and test fit.

Pretty sure I need to buy new wheel nuts to fit these rims, with flat face.
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Postby GRANT » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:02 pm

Wheel arches being delivered tomorrow hopefully.
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Postby Robyorks » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:32 am

Be interesting to see it with the Castrol livery on. Also hope your gonna grind the pug badge off those wheels before you paint them? :lol:

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Postby GRANT » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:55 am

Hi Rob,

Yes i will take old Angela the angle grinder to them. She is a great lass.

I test fit one of the 16" rims last night. They don't look as nice as the Fords but fill the arch immensely, and much wider too. See pics...

This weekend i should get round to lowering the car and fitting the other rims, then seeing where it rubs in order to cut the metal arches and fit the extensions.
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Postby GRANT » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:00 pm

Front wheels fitted now too. They rub the liner and the front bumper. Not even lowered it yet!

Need to perform a little surgery with the reciprocating saw.

Stay tuned...

P.S. Before anyone says it yes I know it looks much better with the Ford rims on, but I have to prioritise grip over looks on this build. Also they will be painted soon and Pug badge removed or covered.
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Postby Robyorks » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:41 pm

Mine came with 16's on, didn't rub anywhere but also had 5mm spacers on. Just a thought...
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Postby GRANT » Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:32 am

The offset on the new rims essentially spaces them 20mm either side. No doubt 5mm would be ok.

Also the tyres are pretty high profile
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Postby GRANT » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:21 pm

Test fitted the arches today.

They look damn good in my opinion.

They suit the puma lines well.

Need to trim the metal arches and a bit of the front bumper then drill and rivet the arches.
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Postby Frank » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:42 pm

GRANT wrote:Source of the post heel arches being delivered tomorrow hopefully.

Where did you get the arches from?
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Postby GRANT » Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:48 pm

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Postby Robyorks » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:00 pm

Me likey!

Do you happen to have a set of puma rear mudflaps? Just wondering what they would like fitted up to the new arches...

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Postby GRANT » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:15 pm

Nah don't have any. If I see any going I might snap some up.
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:05 am

Those tyres are massively oversized and will always rub even with metal cut out. Get some 215/40/16 or at a push 205/45/16.
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Postby grayfox » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:10 pm

Wouldn't you be a little screwed if you needed to remove either the front or rear bumpers? :pose2:
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Postby GRANT » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:54 pm

grayfox wrote:Source of the post Wouldn't you be a little screwed if you needed to remove either the front or rear bumpers?


Do you mean because of the rivets? I would just drill the rivet out and use a nut bolt afterwards.

Also is that your Puma in your signature? Looks like a track car too. Did you make a build thread?
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Postby GRANT » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:56 pm

TGPlayer1 wrote:Source of the post Those tyres are massively oversized and will always rub even with metal cut out.


I don;t doubt your knowledge for one sec, but I beg to differ. Mainly rubbing the wheel liners which are going anyway. You may turn out to be right. If so, I am 100 yards from a National Tyres luckily.

Just checked prices and hopefully it won't come to that. £100/corner.
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Postby red » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:43 am

grafox has a thread here about his car.
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Postby GRANT » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:18 pm

Mondeo calipers and Focus ST170 discis ordered. £43 and £48. Need to order bolts and a correctly size drill bit for the conversion.

And pads obviously. Recommendations on pads for a track day Puma?

Yellow stuff? or another coloured Stuff? :o
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Postby Brian' » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:37 pm

I have the ST150 calipers and run M1144 brake pads. They're really really good. I have heard of people running standard Pagid pads with discs and having great results.
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Postby moondustka » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:58 am

Personally I think yellowstuff don't get enough use on a puma, being a lighter car than the focus and Mondeo. I would go with redstuff.

Unless all you're going to be doing is hammering on the brakes then maybe yellowstuff.
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Postby GRANT » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:50 am

Thanks for the advice guys.

How about fluids?
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Postby GRANT » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:34 pm

PROGRESS!!!

I spent this afternoon stripping the interior completely.

Check out the custom relocated window switch mod, using the main support bracket for the door card.

Now off to try and convince my local tip that this constitutes "domestic" waste.
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