My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

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My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Postby tuonokid » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:51 pm

I've been wanting to start this for some time but was struggling to get my head around uploading the photos so I hope this works.
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Mmmm, not exactly what I wanted as regards the photos but here's some more.
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The car sits on 17" x 7"BSA wheels with ST170 front and back discs and calipers with 40mm lowering springs and 20mm axle spacers on the rear.
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These photos are showing the car about 70% complete as I still have some minor welding to do on the floorpans so the front ride height is about right but the rear's a little high as there's no tank, middle of the exhaust and seats/trim/carpets in it.
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I bought the car in December 2012 from an older couple in Sheffield as I could guarentee the mileage of 37,000 miles both by service history and MOTs and the bodywork, particularly the sills and rear arches was in good condition.
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The first thing I did was to start to rust proof the car underneath as most of the underside of the Puma is just in etch primer as standard. Everything was stripped off and then rusty areas treated by grinding back to bare metal, 2 coats of Jenolite, a coat of 2 pack etch primer, a coat of stone chip and then either a coat of body schutz or cellulose red (above the heat shields adjacent to the exhaust
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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on

Postby CherryVimto » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:45 pm

tuonokid wrote:I've been wanting to start this for some time but was struggling to get my head around uploading the photos so I hope this works

Looking good!

Change the album tags to read 'fullalbum' to get the larger pictures! :ok:
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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on

Postby tuonokid » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:31 pm

Cheers CherryVimto that's very helpful of you and much appreciated :grin:
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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on

Postby tuonokid » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:19 pm

Anything that showed any sign of rot when I applied the Jenolite has been cut out and new metal let in. The worst areas seem to be the inner sills adjacent to the beam mountings.
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2001 ColOrado red Puma 1.7, work in progress.
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Building Westfield SEI 2.0 Zetec Blacktop on TBs.
Fiesta Style 1.25
Aprilia Tuono Factory.
1975 Yamaha TY80
Now working on my sons Anglia 105e

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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on

Postby tuonokid » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:34 pm

After all the paint and weld repairs were completed the rear underside was treated to a coat of stone chip and then a coat of body shutz or cellulose paint where the exhaust was under.
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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on

Postby zinc2000 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:47 pm

top job so far, would love to have that kind of access under mine.....looking good :grin:
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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on

Postby tuonokid » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:55 pm

Thanks a lot. It would have been a lot easier under a four post lift, though.
Anyway still more to come :-)
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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on

Postby tuonokid » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:59 pm

Whilst I was working under the floor I was also de-rusting the rear inner arches and also doing a minor repair on the RHS outer arch adjacent to the bumper.
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As with the floor any rust was taken down to bare metal then treated with jenolite or cut out if it was rot.

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I also made a point of sealing the inner to outer wheel arch joint with a Stikaflex type material.

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As with the floor the arches received a coat of stonechip followed by a coat of body shutz
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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on

Postby The Arch Bishop » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:19 pm

Great thread and makes me really wish I could weld/fabricate... :-(

Very inspriational!
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Postby tuonokid » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:32 pm

Thanks very much for that :-)
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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on

Postby tuonokid » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:37 pm

Then I moved onto the front end. When I took off the wings and bumper I could see that the front end was in good condition with just a few pits on the inner wings. I had fitted 40mm lowering springs and 17" wheels so I knew that clearance was going to be an issue between the tyres and the lower inner wing flanges.
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With the 17" wheels and lowering springs the inner wing flange needed attention as there was only 50mm clearance.

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I marked out where the flange needed grinding to. Then ground off and drilled out the flange to plug weld where I'd taken out the existing spot welds.

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Etch primered after the plug welds. I also lifted up the ABS leads using rivnuts,plastic pipe a screw and a fixing that takes a cable tie. They are now reusable plus the ABS lead is no longer a mud and water trap.

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For those that noticed I kept swapping sides on the photos it was only because I didn't have the necessary photos. Both sides were done pretty much the same. The final clearance on the inner wing to tyre is about 75mm, much better than 50mm plus the new flange bottom is much thicker and less likely to cut the tyres
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Building Westfield SEI 2.0 Zetec Blacktop on TBs.
Fiesta Style 1.25
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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on

Postby tuonokid » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:29 pm

Next up was the front wings. They were in excellent condition apart from the arch lip about 8" up from sill level and also to the rear of the wing adjacent to the sill fixings.Both wings were affected the same. Any rot was cut out and replaced with new metal.

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After the welding was done I etch primered, masked a line just above sill level. stonechipped and then finished off with cellulose red. The wheel arch repairs I hand painted as they would be covered by the mudflaps. Before I remounted the wings I liberally applied waxoil to the inside of the wings and the sides of the bulkheads and the inner wings.

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2001 ColOrado red Puma 1.7, work in progress.
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Fiesta Style 1.25
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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on

Postby tuonokid » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:56 am

Whilst the bumper was off it gave me the chance to see to a few repairs. There was quite a bit of damage to the black lower bib and the lower sections of the bumper itself. I flatted back damaged areas of the bumper and then used a pre-mixed two pack rattle can of Standocryl on top of a plastic primer. The bib section I carbon wrapped in two sections as it had many curves and covered the joint with a vinyl strip in red. I also bought some reinforced rubber belting and replaced the rubber strip under the bumper with a section that is 2" deeper than standard.

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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on

Postby tuonokid » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:40 pm

Next up was the floorpans and the trans tunnel. The trans tunnel is largely protected by the exhaust heat shields but is only in etch primer and some of this had flaked off in places. The floor pans from the sills in for about 10" are protected by a thick rubberised underseal but between that and the tunnel there is only a lght smearing of underseal which easily comes off with a petrol soaked cloth. So first of all I cleaned the above areas.

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Then I cleaned up any rusty areas

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Then any bare metalled areas were etch primed.

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At this stage any areas I weren't happy with because of rot I masked off with gaffa tape so they could be welded at a later date. Next up was a coat of stonechip.
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After this I applied a coat of Shutz or body colour paint above the heat shields
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In all there were about six small areas of floor which require cutting out and patching as this :
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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Postby trueblue » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:40 am

I cant believe how much work you have put into this, outstanding progress :thumbs:
Makes me feel a bit guilty as all I seem to do is "Wash and go" :lol:
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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Postby evilrob » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:12 am

This is fantastic! :thumbs:
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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Postby tuonokid » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:57 am

Thanks Trueblue and Evilrob, I appreciate your comments. It's been a lot of hard work but I believe that It's worth it as the Puma is another really good Ford and it's worth saving. (I also sold a MK1 Mex and a MK2 RS2000 X Pack at the wrong time so I need some return on this one :-))
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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Postby trueblue » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:18 am

Mk 1 Mexico. How I would love another Escort. Scrapped off both my old ones years ago. 1st was a std 1300XL the other a modified one with a 1760 X Flow and a whole lot more. If only I knew back then :cry:
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Postby tuonokid » Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:54 am

Hi Trueblue
I never scrapped one I just sold them on at a great loss as it turned out. I even had a 1300E MK 1 at some point but I can't remember what happened to that but just for our memories look at these, my ex cars :-(
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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Postby Wild E. Coyote » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:41 am

Great effort there! Keep it coming! :wink:
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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Postby RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:14 am

Hi,fantastic job, well done. I like the calender.
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Postby tuonokid » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:45 pm

Well spotted Richard! :grin:
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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Postby Glenn_ » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:29 pm

Top work there. Your welding and painting is brill.
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Postby tuonokid » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:35 pm

Thanks Glenn,
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Re: My Puma 1.7, more than a year on (A works in progress)

Postby moondustka » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:51 pm

I really do understand how much time you must have put in on this Puma. But the good thing is, the work definitely pays off! Absolutely top work :-)
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