Still will probably put stripes back on. Have been donated some xr5 ones from Dave and Mike. Should be enough to remake my missing bonnet and front bar pieces. I will try and leave it white for a couple months though as it looks so plain. Figure it will motivate me to do some exterior mods. If i can get it looking good without stripes then it will look amazing with them. #fiestaxr4#fiestast#fiestast150#fiestamk6#boosters#ford#milltek#mfactory
Badgeless grill turnaround time is getting pretty good. It's not the cleanest job, I think it's better than my first, definitely better than my second, as it was worse than the first. But at the end of the day, I'm happy with it, I'm still learning, manipulating melted plastic with a hot stick is pretty difficult, and you don't notice the messiness too much without being right up at the grill. I think the list is pretty much done... #mountune#st150#fiesta#fiestast#fiestaxr4#xr4#fastford#fordfiesta#thatgreyfiesta
Third badgeless grill underway, trying for the cleanest one yet, so far so good. Ran out of rapidfix when I was trying the steel mesh a few weeks ago so I'm relying more on having clean edges and filling gaps with plastic, better results for sure. Thanks @floyd_st for sourcing a grill for me, it's so hard to find any at all here 👌
Getting to the pointy end of AFD prep now. Cosworth manifold and second grill for another badgeless grill both due this Friday, stripes getting fitted this Saturday, which means as long as the new gaskets for this manifold turn up this week, should be a busy part install extravaganza on Saturday. Also have some LED headlight bulbs on their way for both sets of headlights, as I'd like to see which ones actually work better, I'm secretly hoping for the DRL units to come out on top. Still needs a proper detail in and out, which will be the Saturday immediately before AFD (next weekend). Keen keen keen.
LED fog lights. So damn bright. Brighter than either pair of my headlights, so LED headlight bulbs have been ordered. Also got one of my grills today. Tempted to use it (brand new, the clips/tabs are actually fine, unlike every other xr4 grill I've seen) and my current grill to make the badgeless grill- should I wait til the second one turns up to decide which ones to hack up?
Registration check tomorrow morning, followed by a trip to bunnings for a diy mudflap fitting kit, then to Macarthur signs to book in time to fit the stripes, hopefully off somewhere else to drop the airbox lid for hydrodipping, THEN to autobarn/supercheap to get oil, oil filter etc to be done on Sunday, along with the mud flaps hopefully.
Final additions/corrections to the list. I'm surprised I've actually been able to work through some of the stuff on this list, usually I make them and don't get anywhere.
Waiting for a local signwriter to confirm availability to fit the stripes, should be fine. Front bumper and splitter, extensions were always a 'nice to have' idea, not a definite plan, just too hard to find sea grey panels here.
Rally armor mud flaps were ordered from car mods Australia, should arrive tomorrow. Hopefully will get them fitted on the weekend, front looks easy, will have to come up with some sort of bracket system for the rears, should be fine.
I know a local shop will do the airbox lid for me, just have to get down there and see if they have time.
Oil change, etc, nothing fancy. Do have a cabin filter to go in, as I've never changed it and I don't know if anyone else has.
That crazy kid @alex.raper comes through again with rad parts, always wanted the Cosworth intake manifold, even if it's apparently not the best for n/a applications.
@floyd_st is being a legend, helping to get a grill to me from the UK so I can build another badgeless grill, for myself this time!
It's all happening! Exciting times, should be looking good for All Ford Day NSW!
Still pretty sad about letting the focus st go...really loved that car, finally decided to post the new whip the mk6 fiesta st/st150 or as its known in Australia fiesta xr4. This little thing literally puts a smile on your face In the twisties cos holy shit it handles like a gokart!!!