Pippa Puma Project

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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:38 pm

Thankfully not Pippa this time, but still annoying - someone's driven into the Jeep now:

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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby Bentleya » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:41 pm

You've got a freking jeep? 8-)
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Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:44 pm

Yeah.
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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby V220 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:28 am

I bought a 06 Fiesta Zetec S while my puma is being restored and since I've had it some kids have danced on the bonnet, some one scuffed the o/s rear corner in a car park and a bus reversed into the front of it. Sigh lol it was mint too.
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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:22 pm

Quick update: there is no update. Haven't even driven her since the middle of December. I avoid using her when it's wet unless I *really* have no other way of getting somewhere - and it's pretty much rained every day hasn't it? :(

Now she's mechanically sound, 2014 will be the year of the expensive cosmetic work - refurb the alloys, new sills installed, arch rust cut out and replaced, one or two car park dings sorted out, possibly front bumper and bonnet respray. Then towards the middle of the year I was thinking of replacing the shocks and springs, and treating her to some new tyres. Providing there are no unexpected big expenses this year, there might be a new windscreen on the cards as well. Oh, and new headlight enclosures and a near side rear light cluster as well.

After that, I have no idea what I'm going to do. I'm sure I'll find something though!
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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby quest63 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:50 pm

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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:51 pm

What's up with you, Questy?
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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby quest63 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:53 pm

Gobsmacked by the itinaarary itinerrery schedule of works :-D
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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:07 pm

Mate, you should see what Alex (Fatttty) has been doing to his FRP - he's taken it apart piece by piece and either replaced with new or powder coated / plated everything down to individual bolts. Even stickers have been replaced.

I'm just covering the basics!
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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby PumaHammer » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:12 pm

Hi Rob,

Had a long read through this thread - was meant to be going to bed an hour ago but couldn't get away lol

Love what you have been doing to this and has kinda pushed me more toward a few jobs on mine, which I've had for about 6 weeks now. Lovely car.

One thing I would like to know is, what was the ingenious idea for the parcel shelf please?

Cheers,

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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:25 pm

PumaHammer wrote:Had a long read through this thread - was meant to be going to bed an hour ago but couldn't get away lol

Love what you have been doing to this and has kinda pushed me more toward a few jobs on mine, which I've had for about 6 weeks now. Lovely car.

Cheers Steve! There are far more interesting projects on here, though; I just keep it clean, well-maintained and whinge when people damage it.

Check out The Arch Bishop, ScubaSteve, BigAl, tuonokid, pumanoob amongst others for some legendary Puma reading!

PumaHammer wrote:One thing I would like to know is, what was the ingenious idea for the parcel shelf please?

I'm sure Tony will be along shortly to explain - but he has basically found some plastic washers which snap perfectly over the pegs to stop the strings falling off.

In other news, Pippa will be in for her MOT on Thursday, so hopefully no big expenses as the tax is due as well. :hide:
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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby PumaHammer » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:35 pm

Well, it's my kinda thread - not too over the top but just enough touches to make the car your own and that little bit different :-)

Once the weather warms up I'll start my own thread and get in there and clean like a git!

I will await for Tony to explain the parcel shelf thing, cheers.

Good luck with the MOT buddy :-)

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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:27 pm

PumaHammer wrote:Well, it's my kinda thread - not too over the top but just enough touches to make the car your own and that little bit different :-)

Well I'm glad you enjoyed it. :D

PumaHammer wrote:Once the weather warms up I'll start my own thread and get in there and clean like a git!

Definitely get a thread up - looking forward to it! This Werkstat Acrylic Kit works beautifully on a freshly washed and clayed Silver Puma, if you were in the market for some new products. Or you can get practically the same product (with a slightly different formulation, and no quick detailing spray or microfibre cloths) here for a bit less (you can see the results of the cheaper product on my car here).

PumaHammer wrote:I will await for Tony to explain the parcel shelf thing, cheers.

I have no idea what exactly they are or where to get them, only that they solved the problem. Hopefully Tony will fill us in on the details when he sees this. :thumbs:

PumaHammer wrote:Good luck with the MOT buddy :-)

Cheers - fingers crossed!
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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby red » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:17 am

Are you talking about the electrical grommets you can get from Halfords (an assorted size pack)? They go right over the pegs to keep the strings on.

Here's our "how to" for the parcel shelf which includes a brief reference.
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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:20 am

red wrote:Are you talking about the electrical grommets you can get from Halfords (an assorted size pack)? They go right over the pegs to keep the strings on.

Here's our "how to" for the parcel shelf which includes a brief reference.

Ha - yes, Matt - it's exactly that!
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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby Dal » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:28 am

Good luck Thursday :)
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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby CherryVimto » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:52 am

evilrob wrote:
red wrote:Are you talking about the electrical grommets you can get from Halfords (an assorted size pack)? They go right over the pegs to keep the strings on.

Here's our "how to" for the parcel shelf which includes a brief reference.

Ha - yes, Matt - it's exactly that!

I did tell you Rob that the idea came from the forum!

I bought the grommets from Maplins....
http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-rubber-grommet-85mm-10-pack-qt92a
Make sure you get the correct size, as I can't remember which ones I bought!
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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby BigAl » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:55 am

evilrob wrote:Got a Scangauge II on the cheap from another Puma enthusiast today - whacked it in using YOG's guide:

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Hello Rob

A quick question, where did you get that replacement cubby hole in place of the ashtray?

I want one! :grin:
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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby BigAl » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:57 am

ps & good luck for tomorrow mate, I'm sure it will sail through! Or maybe drive through! :lol:
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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby Skippy » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:18 am

Good luck with the MOT
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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:25 pm

BigAl wrote:quick question, where did you get that replacement cubby hole in place of the ashtray?

I want one! :grin:

It's a CD/coin holder out of a Fiesta Mk4 FINIS 1086232, sprayed silver. Here are a couple of pics of how they look when they don't have a Scanguage wedged in them:

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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby BigAl » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:34 pm

lovely jubbly! Cheers Rob! :thumbs:
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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:35 pm

Dal wrote:Good luck Thursday :)
BigAl wrote:good luck for tomorrow mate, I'm sure it will sail through! Or maybe drive through! :lol:
Skippy wrote:Good luck with the MOT

Cheers, peeps! :thumbs:
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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:36 pm

BigAl wrote:lovely jubbly! Cheers Rob! :thumbs:

No worries, fella. 8-)
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Re: Pippa Puma Project

Postby evilrob » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:39 pm

CherryVimto wrote:I did tell you Rob that the idea came from the forum!

I bought the grommets from Maplins....

Nice one! :thumbs:
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