My racing puma build

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My racing puma build

Post by evileye5060 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:18 am

`brought for £650 it had been cat c with 48,000 miles

So far I have

Racing puma body kit from kizza (not fitted yet)
Racing puma Inlet manifold 104 (not fitted yet)
Racing puma cams
Racing puma gearbox
Racing puma exhaust manifold
Racing puma cat
Racing puma air box mod
Puma speed fast road clutch
Power flow exhaust
AMD Essex rolling road remap
300mm Mondeo brakes
Rear disc conversion
15" Escort Gti alloys
20mm rear axle spacers
Uprated spark plugs leads and coil pack
Ap coilovers
K&n panel filter
Stripped out
Strut braces front and back
Cobra front seats in blue harnesses
Fibreglass bonnet
Fibreglass boot
Louder double horn
Racing steering wheel
Disabled traction control and abs plus got the warning lights off

Need to get
30mm hubcentric spacers for the front
Racing puma inlet manifold hose
New gasket for inlet manifold (if anyone knows the cheapest place to get one would be great)
Respray matt black
Be great to hear of some other upgrades worth doing


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Re: My racing puma build

Post by red » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:38 pm

8-) be interesting to see this progress !
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Re: My racing puma build

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Re: My racing puma build

Post by evileye5060 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:07 pm

Just polished this up

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Re: My racing puma build

Post by Noobrider » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:26 pm

be very interested to see this one come together
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by Brian' » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:48 pm

Never seen a full build of Kizza's Racing Puma bodykit. So I'm really interested.
Be sure to make loads of pictures ;)
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Post by evileye5060 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:16 pm

Yeah I will do first time fitting anything like this so any advice from ppl would be great .
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by jimfrp88 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:55 pm

Looking forward to this... keep the pictures coming! :lol:

I'd love to buy a project car and slap an FRP body kit and suspension setup.. but at the moment my part-time job and sh*te wages won't allow it :lol:
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by evileye5060 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:06 pm

Just started sanding the a wing chipped the corner :x any one know if I should build it back up with chopped fibreglass or filler ?

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Re: My racing puma build

Post by zinc2000 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:47 pm

Seems sensible to me to rebuild with fibreglass then reshape and fill as needed, filler on its own may well chip out again at a later date.

Following this one with interest, keep the pics coming :thumbs:
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Post by evileye5060 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:43 pm

Yeah think il do that then thanks .
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Post by ArtfulHussy » Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:50 pm

I think you need to put a skim of filler on though because of you prime straight on top the fibreglass aorta sooks it up. I may be wrong, but that's what I was told when I was panel beating.
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Post by evileye5060 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:24 pm

Thanks m8 so build it up into the kinda shape and go over it with filler .also the the inside edges of the wing are cut fibreglass exposed any idea what I put over it so it isn't exposed fibreglass resin maybe or just filler to seal it.
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by zinc2000 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:53 am

If its not visible once its on the car a good coat of fibreglass resin is probably all you need to seal it, just make sure it will keep moisture out.
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Post by ArtfulHussy » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:58 pm

Yeah just a wee skim. IME fibreglass (at least the shredded stuff out the pot) is almost impossible to get a smooth finish with anyway. You will likely find there are wee pits in it where air bubbles got trapped during application. A decent quality fine filler will sort this and can be rubbed pretty darned smooth.

Agree with zinc re the exposed fibres, the resin is actually waterproof/non-porous (so long as you don't miss any bits! :P)
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by evileye5060 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:31 pm

Ok thanks .

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Made a template of my original wing were this one is broken out of paper to make get the ruff shape.made a start gona build it up in a few layers .
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by Hillzy2k » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:03 am

Just out of interest, can you telle how much wider each arch is compared to standard?
Will be keeping an eye on this one as I'll be asking Kizza to make me one of these kits up soon.
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by evileye5060 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:51 pm

Not sure I think the wheel space is 30mm wider .filling and sanding the wings at the mo But little holes keep appearing so annoying but think they are finally ready for some primer now .il put some photos on when they primed .also struggling getting it on Propley like the right gap down the door and were it meets the a pillar and can't find any other photos of people with the kit so not sure what's right and not .
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Post by evileye5060 » Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:56 pm

Bolted it on in a few places what do we think


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Re: My racing puma build

Post by Brian' » Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:56 pm

There is a bit of a gap where it connects to the body but besides that it looks ace!
Assuming the front bumper will be a bit more to the front to clear that odd space.
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by evileye5060 » Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:20 pm

I know it's really winding me up and the other side is worse can't work out what to do to get it closer but I did ask for it thicker than he usually does them so don't know if the gap is a result of it being thicker .thanks
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by Ziggy » Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:33 pm

Whats going on where the wing joins front bumper ? looks out by loads :( Might be worth trying with the headlights in as well.
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by evileye5060 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:50 pm

Ziggy wrote:Whats going on where the wing joins front bumper ? looks out by loads :( Might be worth trying with the headlights in as well.

The standard bumper still on at the moment .just primed the wings to find more holes so more filling again now .started getting the front bumper ready too loads of holes in the gel coat duno if this is normal or not like there's a gap between the gel and fibreglass so when push it ,it just smashes away .
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