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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)

    Well done lads

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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)

    Cracking build, love it

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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)

    Well, my job was to sort this lot out!!



    Was considering using the Subaru loom complete to run the whole car, then had a change of heart
    Chose to just use the ECU to run the engine. So, had to make up a loom to fit the car!

    Whilst I was busy with that, Scooby removed the engine and box, fully wetted it, fitted the clutch and flywheel and re-fitted it all. Then he moved onto this...













    Because of the way we have cut the engine bay out from the ImpreZa, we didn't have the mount to brace the clutch pedal, so it was a bit 'wobbly'!!
    So, Scooby came up with a way to brace the clutch pedal and brake pedal at the same time
    That should help brake feel

    Because I was still 'fafing' with the loom, Scooby decided to finish something we had started earlier....













    Rear subframe starting to look really good

    In this time, I'd managed to reduce down the loom a little. In fact, this is the piccie of the loom after we had ran the engine. It's not finished as I'll tidy it all up and mate it to the original car loom later.



    We haven't got that many piccies as we were using a camera with only a 32MB card in it!!











    One cool looking subframe!



    BEFORE



    AFTER



    WITH DIFF FITTED

    Looks even better on the car
    Cheers

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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)

    that is a pukka job you are doing there, very nice indeed


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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)

    yes some loverly work there

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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)

    wish i could see these pics here at work

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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)

    Great work on the rear axle, looks very good

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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by david_white View Post
    Great work on the rear axle, looks very good

    Many thanks Dave

    Well, to be fair, not a lot got done in November (Courses, work and other stuff!), December (Work and that Christmas thing!) and January (Work out of the country and lot's of Snowboarding ) So it's now February and what's been done?? ...................


























































    LOTS!!

    The 2 of us have taken leave at the same time so it's full steam ahead


    This, if you remember was how we dealt with the diff cradle mount.



    And this was how we set up our extended tramp bars (probably called trailing arms??)

    Well, we started to look at our rear anti-roll bar and was trying to see where it would fit and what we would use!
    After playing with a fiesta bar, then the subaru bar, we came to a traumatic realization!!

    We hadn't given the rear roll bar enough thought/respect and had mistakenly thought we would be able to fit it in anywhere at the back. This wasn't to be the case!!

    So, when we finally worked out something had to be done, we decided the diff cradle arms were in the way. This actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise as Scoobs wasn't entirely happy with where we had mounted the arms and also they were going to be in the way of the air flow to the radiator!!

    So, we set about having a bit of a change round

    We decided we wanted to mount the support arms closer to the front of the diff carrier, replicating where they are mounted in an ImpreZa and to also move them closer to the Fiesta floor so it moved them out of the air flow.

    Please forgive us, because it's been a while since we have worked on it, we forgot to take piccies until mid morning so we have missed the first few!!







    Our new/revised cradle support arms. We have modded them so we can take it apart to remove/fit



    Empty, nothing fitted apart from rear cradle



    Diff, diff cradle and new support arms and starting to fit suspension with our new link arms.





    So, with everything fitted up and now having some more room, we knew we would have to fit the roll bar in front of the cradle, so we had to change round our link bars.
    This lead to problems with the drop links hitting the bottom of the struts! So, we decided to make new brackets for the drop links so they would fit higher (or lower when the cars on it's wheels )





    Old brackets cut off and bars cleaned up/linished.





    New brackets made up and trial fitted.







    Drop links trial fitted and clearance no longer a problem

    So, suddenly a lot going on and a lot of too-in and fro-in meant with a lot of other things to think about, we forgot piccies again!!

    We offered up the original ImpreZa roll bar and decided it would work.......well, it would if we cut the ends off
    We decide we would 'adjust' the ends and fit our own 'blade' ends!!
    With a little help from some friends, we had our 'blades' and an 'endless' bar, so all we had to do now was work out how we was going to fit it











    We had a good look at it all and we worked out we could pick up on our already present chassis rail. We decided to use the original brackets to make fitting a lot easier





    So, it was time to box our chassis rails in and what better to use than some high quality aircraft spec steel











    With the fixing brackets cut down, we started to work out where it was all going to fit and the best way to mount it all
    Due to the lengths of the fixing bolts, we decided to drill some holes for them to pass through









    With them in the right place (well, where we wanted them anyway ) it was time to 'welderize' them and box them in.







    Then it was time to fit the blades and of course, they needed welderizing as well





    To make sure we got good penetration from the welds, we heated the blades/bar before welding



    We finished up the ends to make them look better.









    (That handsome fella in the background is the welding god/genius Scooby )



    So, it was fitting time and everything looks GREAT!! To say we were happy with that, would be a bit of an understatement


    Cheers

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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)





    A reminder of our trailing arms/tramp bars. We always knew we weren't going to leave them like that, and with some in-line adjusters ordered, we decided to make our new arms













    New arms, cut then bent, welded then braced with some 'gussets'. New brackets made then welded to the new arms and then braced.
    Were we pleased?? Oh yeh



    All our new kit fitted and connected. Hopefully our adjusters will turn up tomo so with them fitted I believe that's the back end of our car (suspension/drive train wise) finished

    Not bad for 2 days work eh and we've still got at least another 5 days to go (it will probably slow right down now )

    I hope you all like
    Cheers

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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)

    toip work dazzle,looks fantastic and really well thought out mate,keep the updates coming and daily lol

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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)

    looking good chaps, nice to see it still going



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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by mogsmex View Post
    looking good chaps, nice to see it still going
    Hopefully start on the Mex soon, once I've sold all my tosh (Though that is taking some time!! )
    Cheers

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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)

    lovely work fella's.that's some undertaking guys.you've both got balls of brass.cheers
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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)

    very impressive!

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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)

    Hi mate,

    I've been a MK1 fiesta lover all my life and still are.
    Seen your build ages ago and ive looked at it 100's of times!

    Please tell me you lads got it completed or did more work to it?
    Just registered just to send this lol, has to be the best build ive ever seen!
    Yous have done the most epic job!!!

    I just need to see some more, did yas finish? or is it still going? I hope so!

    Kind regards Dave

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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrt2K18 View Post
    Hi mate,

    I've been a MK1 fiesta lover all my life and still are.
    Seen your build ages ago and ive looked at it 100's of times!

    Please tell me you lads got it completed or did more work to it?
    Just registered just to send this lol, has to be the best build ive ever seen!
    Yous have done the most epic job!!!

    I just need to see some more, did yas finish? or is it still going? I hope so!

    Kind regards Dave
    So, I just came on here to look back at some pictures to remind me of some things and I've just seen your message!
    Good news is, I'm hopefully going to be starting back on with it this year
    Lot's has happened, I now live in Canada so it's just me on it, not Scooby
    And it's going to get built as a track car now so hopefully that will work out well??
    Cheers

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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)

    great thread!

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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by dazzle View Post
    So, I just came on here to look back at some pictures to remind me of some things and I've just seen your message!
    Good news is, I'm hopefully going to be starting back on with it this year
    Lot's has happened, I now live in Canada so it's just me on it, not Scooby
    And it's going to get built as a track car now so hopefully that will work out well??
    Welcome to Canada

    This looks fantastic. Are you keeping the Fiesta RHD?

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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Langlia View Post
    Welcome to Canada

    This looks fantastic. Are you keeping the Fiesta RHD?
    Thanks for your welcome. I've had the pleasure of being here for over 7 years now, definitely lots happened in that time!!
    Yeah, it will stay RHD. I did consider converting it but just didn't see the worth.
    Cheers

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    Re: The Ultimate Mk1 Fiesta?? ;-)

    Did you land in the East or the West?

    Yes 7 years is a long time. I know a guy who has finally got his Anglia together after almost 20 years I've been told!

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