Steve's PumPum

Do you have a Puma that is a project? Do you want to track the progress with your own thread? Feel free to do it here.

Moderator: Moderators

mihalyn90
Project Regular
Project Regular
Posts: 470
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 am
Model: 1.7

Steve's PumPum

Postby mihalyn90 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:10 am

So as seems like there will be a lot of work carried out, it's easier to track it on a project thread... i left the newbie area so let just begin:

Only a month passed since i got my car, but hey, all i can say is that i love it!!!

After a lot of problems, and visual things to be corrected i came up with the following list of what i have to do with this little cat... what is striked through, is done, and said how i did it or what was the fault... Seems like strikethrough is not really worth the pain of bleeding eyes... I decided on color coding:
GREEN -> done
BLUE -> work in progress
BLACK -> perhaps, sometimes in the future
RED -> Urgent look over is needed, or as soon as possible


- change cabin light with LED (6400K bright white)
- Dashboard illumination not working
- fault: the circuit band had a broken connection right before the bulb (bypassed via soldering)
- Side air vents trembling and shaking - (glued in, the clips were broken)
- dashboard had a strange vibrating noise - (put in between the a pillar and dashboard a folded card)
- Right door button not working - DONE (corroded contact, cleaned it up)
- Central lock remote not working - DONE (battery + reprogramming)
- Left and right door panel fallen - DONE (had just to put it back inside the rubber near the window and added double side for safety)
- Left door card panel's button holder broken off - DONE (glued in)
- headlight polish - DONE - no foil, just after wax, on a monthly basis if I wax it, it's ok
- bonnet doesn't sit flush - DONE - adjusted the black tampon things,and applied manual force to bend left to right...
- check the contact plate in the rear (maybe button doesn't make contact and that is why the trunk light doesn't come on) - DONE - button contact was oxidized... clean, now works
- rear triple on left side not working all the time - electrician work needed (perhaps January) - LOL now is working right...
- sometimes strange noise with higher speed turning to right (noise from left front side) - just after start and only on second hear, also at first acceleration in second gear, some vibration can be felt... maybe ABS test? - DONE or just got used to it... no problem...
- front and rear speaker change plus adding sub under the actual speakers - DONE, nothing to change, just added a sub
- underdash illumination when door open (led band or green bulb) - connected to the cabin light - DONE, have some meteor fall type of light, kinda nice :D


- Exhaust system - WIP - middle to back has been changed, Magnaflow Core Competition box fitted already
- Seat refurbishing - WIP (added some covers)
- reading light change to green/white LED
- painting break calipers and rear drum to BLUE
- one clip missing on the dashboard, can not screw in one of three screws which are holding the silver fascia
- Headlight broken clip repair (waiting for spring to come due to low temperature)
- Body paint scratches - waiting for spring
- Body panel dented - still waiting for a favorable weather to be able to work outside (unmount rear panel, push out the dent)
- headlight leveler not light up (bulb change needed)
- key barrels on passenger door doesn't rotate back automatically, trunk won't work with this key - through cleaning needed
- left heated mirror not working - (waiting for the electrician here too)



- full interior car clean (remove carpet, wash carpet, seats, etc)
- aerial remove and closing up the gap or adding smaller aerial
- head unit change

- underseal (only in spring, no way to do it now)
- bonnet modification (to get eyelids over the headlight) - big MAYBE
- rear bumper modification to have something like the image at the end of the post - MAYBE
- new tyres for summer (looking over for Yokohama Parada Spec-2)
- alloy wheel refurbishing
- steel wheel refurbishing

If you have anything to add, or recomandation, or suggestion, let me know.


Thanks guys,
Steve, from Romania
Last edited by mihalyn90 on Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:45 pm, edited 3 times in total.
0 x
Ford Puma 1998 - 1.7L

Magnaflow Core Competition backbox + TIP
KYB bi-tubular shock absorbers
SAL BS 10/A active woofer

Help me make Pumy healthy again

mihalyn90
Project Regular
Project Regular
Posts: 470
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 am
Model: 1.7

Re: Steve's PumPum

Postby mihalyn90 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:19 am

So the first few steps...

First thing was adding the seat covers... I'll drop an image soon :)

Secondly, the wheel caps... image soon...

And the headlight polish:
Image

Here are some questions i want to know an answer and things i want to sort out:
The weatherstrips... number 1 it's bubbled, so i want to know where can i find one?
Number 2, i need the external and internal one too, the internal is some L shaped thing which hold the door card too...

Any suggestions where to get these?

Secondly... the front bumper... it's a pain in the... well :)
this part doesn't want to sit flush... i don't know what to do... please give me some advice:
Image
0 x
Ford Puma 1998 - 1.7L

Magnaflow Core Competition backbox + TIP
KYB bi-tubular shock absorbers
SAL BS 10/A active woofer

Help me make Pumy healthy again

User avatar
red
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Posts: 10300
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:31 pm
Model: Other
Location: Cambridgeshire
Contact:

Re: Steve's PumPum

Postby red » Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:15 pm

Great first project post :grin:
0 x
FRP#0201 (2000) 2009-2011
Melina Blue (1999) 2006-2009
Moondust Silver (2000) 2006

mihalyn90
Project Regular
Project Regular
Posts: 470
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 am
Model: 1.7

Re: Steve's PumPum

Postby mihalyn90 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:49 pm

Hello Red,

Thank you... I have to change the newbie area... :) i moved it to a project...

well, the bumper things seems like i know from where it came from... i checked the distribution of the engine... removed the cover just to see the belt... and i just saw that the front beam is bent... Look here:
Image
Image
Image

oh well... we'll see if we can manage something with it... runs fine just... it eats my soul that this little beast had a damage a while ago...

To be honest, for it's price... in Romania, these cars goes aroun 900-1200 euros, without the polution tax... the polution tax for this car (from 1998) it would cost 920 euros... so any normal puma is around 2000 euros... this costed me 1500 with winter and summer tyres... also full option car, front windshield heated, heated mirror etc etc etc :)

I am happy with it... just this... oh my :(

Anyway... today she got some attention:
Image

in spring she will have a full interior wash :) can't wait... i'd park her right near my bed if i could :D

Oh one shame thing... what the heck is this called:
Image

I need one piece like this so i can hang on my shelf on the left side too... any idea where to get it?
0 x
Ford Puma 1998 - 1.7L

Magnaflow Core Competition backbox + TIP
KYB bi-tubular shock absorbers
SAL BS 10/A active woofer

Help me make Pumy healthy again

User avatar
JAC
Adolescent
Adolescent
Posts: 178
Joined: Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:58 pm
Model: 1.7

Re: Steve's PumPum

Postby JAC » Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:46 pm

I believe they are called hatch pins, I am not sure where you would find one online, all the ones on ebay seem to be for Fiesta's or Focus'. I am pretty sure ford could get you one, or a local spare parts place, but I guess you would need the reference number. I am not sure if Ian G would have one of these, but if he does, the shipping should be pretty cheap.
0 x

mihalyn90
Project Regular
Project Regular
Posts: 470
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 am
Model: 1.7

Re: Steve's PumPum

Postby mihalyn90 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:20 am

Hello JAC,

According to this, viewtopic.php?f=13&t=10784&p=145466&hilit=parcel+shelf+pin#p145466, the number is 1067548.

eBay is empty of this :) can't really find one...
0 x
Ford Puma 1998 - 1.7L

Magnaflow Core Competition backbox + TIP
KYB bi-tubular shock absorbers
SAL BS 10/A active woofer

Help me make Pumy healthy again

mihalyn90
Project Regular
Project Regular
Posts: 470
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 am
Model: 1.7

Re: Steve's PumPum

Postby mihalyn90 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:07 am

So when i got the car, she got a wash from an automatic wash... never again... almost triple price... and not cleaned at all...

Yesterday, as you saw...
Image


And today morning managed a picture :) so... hellooooooooo from the loweeer siiiiiiiiiiiiiide :))

Image
0 x
Ford Puma 1998 - 1.7L

Magnaflow Core Competition backbox + TIP
KYB bi-tubular shock absorbers
SAL BS 10/A active woofer

Help me make Pumy healthy again

mihalyn90
Project Regular
Project Regular
Posts: 470
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 am
Model: 1.7

Re: Steve's PumPum

Postby mihalyn90 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:16 pm

Ok question... where the heck is the damn air recirculation flap actuator?

Oh when my heater kicks in a damn strange smell comes in... uh... i'll need to check that filter :))...
0 x
Ford Puma 1998 - 1.7L

Magnaflow Core Competition backbox + TIP
KYB bi-tubular shock absorbers
SAL BS 10/A active woofer

Help me make Pumy healthy again

joshua551
Adolescent
Adolescent
Posts: 41
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:54 pm
Model: 1.7

Re: Steve's PumPum

Postby joshua551 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:25 pm

the filter is in under the hood. somewhere under the front windscreen. the actuator i dont know
0 x

mihalyn90
Project Regular
Project Regular
Posts: 470
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 am
Model: 1.7

Re: Steve's PumPum

Postby mihalyn90 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:36 am

Ok maybe today and tomorrow I'll take a look at the air and pollen filters... let's see how they look as when the HCV opens, and real heat kicks in, an interesting aroma enters the car... o.O

I am thinking about a color for the car.. as there are a lot of scratches, painting the whole car, or correcting the paint is almost the same...

Firstly of course i need to get rid of rust... and rust... i am really afraid of the wheel arch in interior... I'll remove the panel...

Oh i lifted the shifter holder plastic... managed to snap it...

My shifter rod is bent... are yours too if you remove the leather thingy?
0 x
Ford Puma 1998 - 1.7L

Magnaflow Core Competition backbox + TIP
KYB bi-tubular shock absorbers
SAL BS 10/A active woofer

Help me make Pumy healthy again

mihalyn90
Project Regular
Project Regular
Posts: 470
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 am
Model: 1.7

Re: Steve's PumPum

Postby mihalyn90 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:49 am

Guys what do you think about some overfenders?

Something like this?
Image


Also I want to change the tubes under the hood to have something like this:
Image

What tubes do i need? is there a kit for this?

thanks,
0 x
Ford Puma 1998 - 1.7L

Magnaflow Core Competition backbox + TIP
KYB bi-tubular shock absorbers
SAL BS 10/A active woofer

Help me make Pumy healthy again

User avatar
JAC
Adolescent
Adolescent
Posts: 178
Joined: Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:58 pm
Model: 1.7

Re: Steve's PumPum

Postby JAC » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:29 pm

I have seen kits for this on eBay, but in my opinion they were overpriced for what they are. You can also buy lengths of tubing in any colour, that works out cheaper, just make sure you get the correct diameter. Also, for things that run in high temperature areas, make sure you get decent stuff that will withstand the heat.
0 x

mihalyn90
Project Regular
Project Regular
Posts: 470
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 am
Model: 1.7

Re: Steve's PumPum

Postby mihalyn90 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:16 pm

Father works at a parts distribution... see if he can get me some nice tubes :-"

Anyway... just shopped a bit in PS... what do you guys think?

Image
0 x
Ford Puma 1998 - 1.7L

Magnaflow Core Competition backbox + TIP
KYB bi-tubular shock absorbers
SAL BS 10/A active woofer

Help me make Pumy healthy again

User avatar
JAC
Adolescent
Adolescent
Posts: 178
Joined: Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:58 pm
Model: 1.7

Re: Steve's PumPum

Postby JAC » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:30 pm

Personally, not my cup of tea, but if you like it go for it.

If I was to do it, I would fill in the gaps and screw holes, making it look like part of the bodywork, and then paint. However, it's such a hassle to do anything like that in this country that if I was going to bother I would probably go with reshaped panels rather than the bolt/screw on bits.
0 x

mihalyn90
Project Regular
Project Regular
Posts: 470
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 am
Model: 1.7

Re: Steve's PumPum

Postby mihalyn90 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:50 am

The problem is that there are no aftermarket parts for it...

To make this type of flare will consume budget and time... I was going for a carbon look... :)

Herr for example there is no such whining if you mod a car... Color can go just as you wish... You just need to have a dominant color of 60%... For example I can go full camo on grey... :) or I can split color with yellow but leave grey... This car is a moondist silver... But in my book... Identity card it's written grey :))) only grey... I can do whatever I want as long as it's grey... Matte, pearl, chameleon, camo wtc...

They have problems with window tinting and wheels... I am stuck with 15 and 13"... :(
0 x
Ford Puma 1998 - 1.7L

Magnaflow Core Competition backbox + TIP
KYB bi-tubular shock absorbers
SAL BS 10/A active woofer

Help me make Pumy healthy again

mihalyn90
Project Regular
Project Regular
Posts: 470
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 am
Model: 1.7

Re: Steve's PumPum

Postby mihalyn90 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:50 am

Guys... how the hell do you align the damn left front fender?

Mine is scratching with the door... door can not be aligned so... fender?
0 x
Ford Puma 1998 - 1.7L

Magnaflow Core Competition backbox + TIP
KYB bi-tubular shock absorbers
SAL BS 10/A active woofer

Help me make Pumy healthy again

mihalyn90
Project Regular
Project Regular
Posts: 470
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 am
Model: 1.7

Re: Steve's PumPum

Postby mihalyn90 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:26 am

Ok there are two screws there :) so i will do that when i'll repaint the car...


yesterday i changed the indicator lights on my headlights... and managed to break the plastic lever which locks the headlight :(

and broke the damn pollen filter lock... one out of two... nice...

anyway i cleaned the pollen filter, and now when i start on the heater it makes a damn low toned sound like a piece of paper is splitting the air... have to check it out...
0 x
Ford Puma 1998 - 1.7L

Magnaflow Core Competition backbox + TIP
KYB bi-tubular shock absorbers
SAL BS 10/A active woofer

Help me make Pumy healthy again

mihalyn90
Project Regular
Project Regular
Posts: 470
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 am
Model: 1.7

Re: Steve's PumPum

Postby mihalyn90 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:00 am

I can't believe it... this air recirculation flap... sometimes works, sometimes doesn't... any idea guys? :(
0 x
Ford Puma 1998 - 1.7L

Magnaflow Core Competition backbox + TIP
KYB bi-tubular shock absorbers
SAL BS 10/A active woofer

Help me make Pumy healthy again

User avatar
KoNLaR
Adolescent
Adolescent
Posts: 54
Joined: Wed May 27, 2015 7:51 am
Model: 1.7
Location: Norway

Re: Steve's PumPum

Postby KoNLaR » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:10 am

Could be cool, but those wheels are just ruining the look for me haha :wink:
0 x
Image

mihalyn90
Project Regular
Project Regular
Posts: 470
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 am
Model: 1.7

Steve's PumPum

Postby mihalyn90 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:46 am

Well mate i have 5 spoke wheel but for summer :P

Nothing much happened... one of my friend is in hospital so trying to focus a little attention to him...

Anyway, just got this:
5521
0 x
Ford Puma 1998 - 1.7L

Magnaflow Core Competition backbox + TIP
KYB bi-tubular shock absorbers
SAL BS 10/A active woofer

Help me make Pumy healthy again

mihalyn90
Project Regular
Project Regular
Posts: 470
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 am
Model: 1.7

Steve's PumPum

Postby mihalyn90 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:08 am

Sooooooo update:
got this:
Image

And added some foam and aluminum protection between roof and carpet... well it is damn hot in winter and ice cold in summer... keeps a real good thermal and sound insulation...
Image
0 x
Ford Puma 1998 - 1.7L

Magnaflow Core Competition backbox + TIP
KYB bi-tubular shock absorbers
SAL BS 10/A active woofer

Help me make Pumy healthy again

mihalyn90
Project Regular
Project Regular
Posts: 470
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 am
Model: 1.7

Steve's PumPum

Postby mihalyn90 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:22 pm

Aaaaand finally got my woofer installed... got a velcro tape, stapled them together to make it double sided, fixed into trunk...

In that time too, managed to disassemble the contact plate... :D repaired the trunk light... and as one of my friend had a led roll, we wired it up... here it is:

Image
0 x
Ford Puma 1998 - 1.7L

Magnaflow Core Competition backbox + TIP
KYB bi-tubular shock absorbers
SAL BS 10/A active woofer

Help me make Pumy healthy again

mihalyn90
Project Regular
Project Regular
Posts: 470
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 am
Model: 1.7

Steve's PumPum

Postby mihalyn90 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:26 pm

New update... got my first idea so i put it onto use...

here are some pics of PumPum:

5546
5549
5548
5547

Whatcha think?
0 x
Ford Puma 1998 - 1.7L

Magnaflow Core Competition backbox + TIP
KYB bi-tubular shock absorbers
SAL BS 10/A active woofer

Help me make Pumy healthy again

mihalyn90
Project Regular
Project Regular
Posts: 470
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 am
Model: 1.7

Steve's PumPum

Postby mihalyn90 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:33 am

Image

just a pic for show off :)
0 x
Ford Puma 1998 - 1.7L

Magnaflow Core Competition backbox + TIP
KYB bi-tubular shock absorbers
SAL BS 10/A active woofer

Help me make Pumy healthy again

User avatar
red
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Posts: 10300
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:31 pm
Model: Other
Location: Cambridgeshire
Contact:

Steve's PumPum

Postby red » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:28 am

Starting to stand out :grin: are you going to add more stickers?
0 x
FRP#0201 (2000) 2009-2011
Melina Blue (1999) 2006-2009
Moondust Silver (2000) 2006


Return to “ProjectPuma”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Majestic-12 [Bot] and 49 guests