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Fiesta rs turbo 2.1 zvh full resto unlucky 13 ?!

Postby tin-ribs on Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:27 pm

So here is my recently purchased white FRST restoration project.
With the engine in bits stored in the boot/behind seats and the car looking very tired in general it looked like another abused rs heading for the scrapyard !
It was delivered to me with only a log book and expired mot, no history whatsoever which is a shame for a car over 20 years old, but it has had some money spent on it over the years as there are various upgrades to the engine and the shell so far is not looking bad at all.
With 12 previous owners and me being the 13th ! I ve got a feeling things aren t going to be straight forward....

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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby jonyb4 on Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:21 pm

abused seems the right word!

crack on mate thats a good thing your doing! :D
(plus white is the best for an RST)
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby tin-ribs on Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:37 pm

Cheers !
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby Rs Adz on Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:32 pm

doesn't look to bad u doing it to stranded frst spec or slightly modified
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby tin-ribs on Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:52 pm

Yeah the exterior will be kept pretty standard apart from suspension and wheels but I ll be uprating engine parts as its being built, I'm hoping for the magic 200 bhp mark !
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby 285Andy on Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:26 pm

good luck with it mate! its good to keep saving them if possible :D
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby rob pace on Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:39 pm

go for it! there getting harder to find now :)
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby tin-ribs on Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:19 pm

So I got to work on my fiesta the weekend and found both good and bad things !
Bad things include rust, rot and holes,
Good things are that the shell is nt as bad as I expected, the sills and floor pan are solid. And the ecu has a superchip installed :devil:
Ive dropped the engine off at german autotech in dudley to see what condition its in and what options I have.
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby tin-ribs on Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:28 pm

More pics
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White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby Pastieman on Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:30 pm

Why can't I see the pics on tapa talk... I have to login though the web ???
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby jonyb4 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:44 pm

oh its a shame seeing recaros in that state!

not looking that bad made! certainly seen worse!
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby tin-ribs on Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:53 pm

I know ! The chap I bought it off had it stored in a damp unit hence the mouldy seats and seat belts, not good :(
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby tin-ribs on Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:21 pm

After finally locating a quarter panel for my frst work has started again.
Engine wise I'm going zetec bottom end with forged pistons and conrods.
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby pauldolman on Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:08 pm

good progress pal, will be mint when it's done
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby Dave5300 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:40 pm

great to see the rot disapearing, looks great :Q
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby Fraggle on Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:44 pm

Your Brave, if id have found that id have s**t one out :lol:

Top work fella, good to see her being saved :Q :Q
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby tin-ribs on Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:56 pm

Cheers for the comments ! :wink:
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby rsturbojames on Sat May 11, 2013 11:55 am

good luck mate......... good project
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby tin-ribs on Sat May 11, 2013 8:35 pm

Evening all !
Just a quick update on the Fiesta.
All the welding is done :D offside wheelarch was full of filler as shown in previous pictures. I took the grinder to it to see what was underneath to find someone had patched the wheelarch in several places ! The time it took them to do it , a new wheelarch could have been welded in :-? Anyways thats whats been done now, complete wheelarch in and ready for filler !

Progress is being made on the engine.
Engine builder has come back to me to reveal engine has a t3 turbo and beige injectors with a pace intercooler.
Here are some pics of goodies gathered so far :)
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby tin-ribs on Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:55 pm

Sooooo, its been a while since ive updated this thread but things have been busy at work so finding the time to work on the old girl have been tough !
Ive ended up getting deeper into the restoration as first planned and got myself a roll over jig made up.
Also, I got zetec block cleaned up and painted.
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby FRSJON on Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:43 pm

great work ,keep it up :)
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby Turboboy67 on Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:44 pm

Roll over jigs are the only way to restore the underside if you ask me, good work so far :aviator:

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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby tin-ribs on Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:12 pm

Finaly got some time to work on the Fiesta the last couple of Saturdays !
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby pauldolman on Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:18 pm

great progress floor looks great
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby Maxwell on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:44 pm

Looking fantastic
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby tin-ribs on Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:09 pm

So here's what I ve been up to today, engine bay painted, fuel tank and engine bottom end painted again !
(Didn't like it in silver !)
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby tin-ribs on Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:28 pm

Bottom end painted
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby tin-ribs on Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:47 pm

Managed to strip rear beam down today so it can go to powder coaters along with a few other bits and bobs. Also decided to spruce up the suspension by painting them black.
Dropped more of the engine up to builder so hoping it will be built, in, and running within the next few weeks !
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby tin-ribs on Sun May 04, 2014 7:50 pm

Small update. Got some time to work on the fiesta Sat so started assembling the underside with all my powder coated parts. Various new parts including polybushes were also fitted. Also had the original rusty bolts zinc coated in silver, well chuffed with the results !
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby tin-ribs on Sun May 04, 2014 7:56 pm

Finally got the brake and fuel line clips from Ford. Can't believe how many parts are quite difficult to get hold of for these now. Here's more pics of underside :)
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby Turboboy67 on Sun May 04, 2014 10:13 pm

Great progress bud, you've certainly been putting some hours in on this :Q

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Postby pauldolman on Sun May 04, 2014 10:21 pm

looking great :)
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby black2 on Mon May 05, 2014 9:51 am

This looks amazing, doing a quality job there and its so good to see another being returned to as new condition.

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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby tin-ribs on Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:13 pm

Been busy at work with customers cars so haven't had as much time as I'd like for the fiesta but hoping to get a full day on her tomorrow with updates to follow !
It was a pleasure to paint this car though. Classic :aviator: !
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Re: White FRST restoration unlucky 13 ?!

Postby Smo on Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:08 am

Your Fiesta is looking lovely, nice work! The green springs are a great contrast, but almost a shame that they'll hardly be seen!

Do you work on just classics, or is it varied? I'm not a huge E type fan, but it's looking good! :-)
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