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Postby tuonokid » Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:05 pm

Hi Ben
I hope the underneath is in better condition than the rear arches otherwise you'll be making friends with your MIG again, I like the mileage though, less than mine :-)
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Postby moondustka » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:09 pm

Hi Barry,

I'll know when I start taking it apart. In some places the bodywork looks right for its 36k and in other areas it looks like it's done 136k.

Shame no interest on my FRS one. Wondering whether to put it back to a 1.7 using this Silver one and putting it on eBay/Autotrader.

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Postby red » Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:05 pm

I imagine you'll sell it much easier running, if you have the time that's what I'd probably do, especially since you have the engine going begging already.
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Postby Frank » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:34 pm

moondustka wrote:Source of the post Shame no interest on my FRS one. Wondering whether to put it back to a 1.7 using this Silver one and putting it on eBay/Autotrader.

Sounds like a good idea. At the moment, your 'shell' would only be of interest to fellow modders and there's not that many around.

With a 36K 1.7 lump in it, as a runner? - anyone with any sense here (and space) would have your hand off for that long before it ever made it to Ebay, etc.
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Postby ArtfulHussy » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:02 pm

I'm always so fkn broke :(
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Postby tuonokid » Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:18 am

Hi Ben
I can't imagine what you are going to create next if you are using the same engine in a Puma shell but good luck with selling your existing shell as it's a tidy one (the car looked really well at FordFair).
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Postby moondustka » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:42 pm

Thanks for replies everyone.

I've decided that I'm going to merge the two shells together. My Aubergine one needs a little attention on one of the arches anyway.

The plan will be to swap the boot lid, bumpers, doors, front wings and bonnet from the aubergine one to the silver one. I'll strip the shell as much as possible and it'll probably end up getting scrapped :-(

So, yes the 1.7 engine and gearbox is for sale :-) it sounds lovely. Had a cambelt 5 years ago, so will be due another although it's only covered a few thousand miles since it was done.
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Postby moondustka » Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:55 pm

Going backwards... again :thumbs: :lol:

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I've stripped out a little more than this.

Anyone interested in the adapted subframe and all the engine mounts? (except the torque itself for gearbox - I need that)
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:20 pm

I am more interested what are you doing with it! :grin:
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Postby moondustka » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:10 pm

I want to wait until I get a bit further on and be able to get some photos to reveal :grin: But I think someone might guess before then!
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As Sinisa, desperate to know. :-)
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Postby Brian' » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:21 pm

Also really interested in what you're going to do! Can't think of anything better than a RS'd Puma..

I guess we'll just wait and see! :thumbs:
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Postby moondustka » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:50 pm

Little bit of progress on this one.

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The engine, driveshafts and front brakes are going to a happy home. I've put loads of other parts on eBay but if anyone can think of something they want then let me know.
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Postby moondustka » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:53 pm

Need your input please guys..

With the project going to be this Silver one and the Aubergine shell going, what colour do I go for? I need to decide this now, as if I stick with Aubergine I will just swap the doors, bonnet and tailgate to suit.

The other colour I was thinking of was Magnum Grey, which is the Thunder colour. When I was looking for a Puma beginning of 2011 that is the colour I was initially looking for, but ended up with Black.

I really like Aubergine but it is a bit of a nightmare to keep looking at its best with scratches/swirls (worse than black believe me!). I think grey might be easier. I don't want it Silver because that's the same as Dan's.

If it makes any difference, I'll be getting an FRP kit for it also.

Thoughts? :-)
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Nitrous blue Ben :thumbs:
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:21 pm

Electric orange 8-)
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Oooh, Honda Deep Pearl Bronze or Nissan Nightshade!
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Postby moondustka » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:42 pm

Sorry guys, forgot to say - the choice is between Aubergine or Magnum grey :lol:

The inside will either silver or white.

Nissan nightshade is like Ford Aubgerine I see.

Would Nitrous blue on a Puma work do you think?
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Postby XAF » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:50 pm

Aubergene all the way then. Such a gorgeous colour, love the fact it's almost black until the sun hits it
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Postby TGPlayer1 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:23 pm

moondustka wrote:Source of the post Sorry guys, forgot to say - the choice is between Aubergine or Magnum grey :lol:

Ahhhh I was gonna suggest Thistle :roll:
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Postby Brian' » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:30 pm

I think you should go for Magnum Grey then. I also really dig the Medium Steel Blue that's a factory colour on Puma's.

Nitrous Blue should look really good as well. My Puma is a kind of Nitrous Blue shade except for the metal sparkles :P
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Postby moondustka » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:30 pm

XAF wrote:Source of the post Aubergene all the way then. Such a gorgeous colour, love the fact it's almost black until the sun hits it


This was my initial thought..

Brian' wrote:Source of the post I think you should go for Magnum Grey then. I also really dig the Medium Steel Blue that's a factory colour on Puma's.

Nitrous Blue should look really good as well. My Puma is a kind of Nitrous Blue shade except for the metal sparkles :P


I think it's the sparkle that may not suit the Puma? Yours is a solid colour isn't it Brian? Not metallic?
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Postby tuonokid » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:31 pm

That's why I said Nitrous because Brians car looks so well. Light blues are becoming fashionable again :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NejccBymNL8

Or how's this an Olympic blue/darker blue selection.
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Postby g-whizz » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:51 pm

tuonokid wrote:Source of the post Light blues are becoming fashionable again :-)

Naaah... why be "fashionable"? Be more individual, you could revive British Leyland Allegro brown for instance... pretty sure no-one else would be doing that :grin: Try the square steering wheel while you at it for the full effect? :wink:
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Postby Brian' » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:09 pm

moondustka wrote:Source of the post
I think it's the sparkle that may not suit the Puma? Yours is a solid colour isn't it Brian? Not metallic?

Yeah Ben mine is a solid colour.
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