As many of you will have seen already i've already got one thread going showing all the work done to my/our Si 130 (Red 1), Well this is MY thread for the Cabriolet that i own.
We decided todo the other car first as this one needed alot more doing to it,
I always wanted an escort cab, So about 2 weeks ago i went on auto trader n found one 1.6 Calypso for just shy of £800... Looked real good, so off i went n offered my Finesse + £500 for it, and to my supprise he took my arm off :\.
2 days later i go to collect the car and OH! I can hardly get it out the car park, The clutch is shot (Almost completely), Then on the way home the rear end was bouncing all over the shop & one of the tyres was bulged... it just wasn't nice, i got to the point of thinking oh crap what have i bought.
I Lived with it for another week whilst i waited for a cheque to clear in the bank then i went Crazy & spent about £1200 on brand new parts to get this thing going again Plus £400 for a 130 Spec Cabby Si as a donor car...
Some pictures of the project build...
When i bought it
The donor Car
First things first... Need some wheels... To my Joy the 130 had a mint set of GTI 15's on... Cost me a new tyre so they went on the Cabby Right away...
Then i ordered a set of RS2000 MK6 Alloys from JDMotorsport Just waiting for them to arrive, then the GTI's will be winter-wheels lol
Yesterday i set about sorting the Rear Beam on my cab, So here are some pics Semi-Reconditioned 130/RS2000 Rear Beam (Still needs new disks etc but post is too slow for me! lol), We got the beam, new rear shocks, calipers on & blead the system So the rear is now back on the ground sitting LOTS nicer!
And just for HaHa's the car STILL had it's OEM Exhaust System...
Being a single peice system it had the origional Cat bolts on (VERY VERY hard to undo!) do i used a grinder, knocked the bolts out, then away i went, this exhaust (Single Peice) is well past it so i called up Fiesta Center and got myself a brand new Ashely Exhaust system sent Next Day Guaranteed so today il be fitting the new exhaust, then il be taking my old rear beam upto my lockup to slap on the donor car Need to be able to move it so that i can get the engine out.
Coming in the Next 14 Days:
- Engine Transplant to Cabby Si130 1.8 - Done!
- Full Ashley Exhaust System - Done
- Fitting of Rear Spats/Side Skirts
- Fitting of Rear RS Accessory Spoiler
- Fitting of 280mm RS2k Brakes w/ BEAR Drilled & Groved Disks Up front. - Done
- Fitting of RS2k Rear Disk Beam - Done
- Re-Painting RS2k Alloys & Fitting - Done 2 of Them!
- Fitting Heated Front Screen - Failed! (It Smashed when removing it from the donor car!)
- Repairing a small snag in the inside roof lining.
- Fitting Electric Rear Windows - Done
- Smoothing Cosworth lower Bib to Fogged front bumper - Getting There! (pg5+)
Stay tuned for Daily updates! Hopefully tonight il have some nice pics of the new Ashley System fitted up
Edited by GHanson2009, 20 January 2010 - 03:15 PM.