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My Puma (formally pictures at last)

Post by RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:41 pm

Hi, when I created my first post titled "ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF" as a newby I promised some photos. I put them under this topic as any Puma is an on going project to some degree. I have completed the following mods;

Springs.
Wheel spacers.
17" wheels. (latest, Focus ST 170 wheels).
Focus ST 170 disc conversion.
Steering wheel re-trimmed.
Front splitter.
Arches sorted.
Rustproofed with Waxoyl.
Steel braided brake hoses.

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Steering wheel as new.
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Brake conversion.
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Caliper before.
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Caliper after
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Just a little mod to the filler cap.
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After a clean and paint.
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Just a few general shots.

Remember; You get more smiles per gallon when you drive a Puma
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Richard Mansfield.
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Post by PumaJay » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:23 pm

i like the stripes, think you should put a similar colour on those wheels and it would look stunning!
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Post by zinc2000 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:38 pm

Very nice, love the wheels, not keen on the stripes but thats just me, enjoy :grin:
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Post by trueblue » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:41 pm

Looking pretty dam fine mate. Great work :-)
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Post by STEAVIE » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:43 pm

Agree stripe looks good! :thumbs:
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Post by yippeekiay » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:55 pm

I like too :thumbs:
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Post by red » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:21 am

8-) I like the stripes to, quite subtle.
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Post by Brian' » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:55 pm

Lovely front splitter :)
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Post by RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:38 pm

Hi,
thanks for the poitive comments. I may spray the wheels to match the stripes, it would tie it all together, the existing wheel colour does look a bit odd when viewed at some angles. I will have another option with the wheels. I have obtained some 17" 15 spoke ST 170 Focus wheels that I am referbing with a veiw to doing a project on another Puma, when done I will fit them on the panther black to see how they look.The spliter I made myself it is GRP with a 12mm high density foam core, it it very strong stiff and light. I bolted it on with 5mm stainless bolts useing the existing lugs that the original rubber skirt was clipped onto.
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Post by Brian' » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:43 pm

Very nice. Looks really OEM if you ask me! 8)
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Post by RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:12 pm

Hi,
I thought I would do an update. The Puma was SORN at the end of October and stored in the garage. I have done a cold air feed mod. I have also fitted my refurbed Focus ST170 wheels with new tyres. I did originally get the wheels for a project car but I liked them so much, plus I think they look very good on a Puma. So I decided that they could stay on the car in place of the others. Some pictures to look at, The wheels have come out a bit pale I think it was due to the very bright sunshine.

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Post by zinc2000 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:20 pm

Looks really good with those wheels...nice one :thumbs:
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Post by Neil » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:47 pm

ST170 wheels?

Looks good, far more purposeful.
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Post by CherryVimto » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:52 pm

zinc2000 wrote:Looks really good with those wheels...nice one :thumbs:
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:35 pm

Very tastey! I like the car very much. Understatement, taste, subtle touches :grin:
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Post by Sparx » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:51 pm

Looks good, I really like the first set of wheels :)
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Post by tuonokid » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:19 pm

Hi Richard
Like the splitter, the ST170 wheels and the spare wheel carrier. Was going to start on my spare wheel carrier today but too cold and dying of Manflu :cry:
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Post by ElDude at Allison Automotive » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:27 pm

nice..always like a black Puma 8-) 8-)
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Post by Xparty » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:53 am

This Puma looks really Good! Congratz to the Owner! :-P
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Post by RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:42 pm

Hi,
I put the Puma back on the road today after a winter sleepover in the gararge. I must say the cold air feed mod that I completed whilst it was laid up seemed to make it run smoother and quieter I do not know why, but it is such a simple and cheap mod I would recomend it. It was fantastic to drive the Puma again, the experience bought a smile to my face. I went to Morrisons for a quick shop, I spotted another three Pumas on the trip.
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Post by trueblue » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:58 pm

The nice sunny weather always brings out the best motors :lol:
How are you getting on with the sale of your splitters ?
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Post by RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:28 pm

Hi Yan,
Not much take up at the moment. Those who stated an intrest appear not to be that intrested at the moment.
Anyway I must say looking at the photos of your car with the new wheels and a wash and polish it looks very good. With the improvement in the weather there is more insentive to keep a car clean and polished.
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Post by trublustu » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:27 pm

Hi martin.
I do like your splitter,
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Post by trueblue » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:32 pm

Who's Martin ? Did I miss something ?
If you mean Richard's splitter I can vouch for it. Looks far better than the one I got from pumaspeed and it's cheaper.
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Post by trublustu » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:51 pm

My heads not with it sometimes, excuse me Richard :oops:
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