|QUOTE (Lurch @ Friday, Feb 24 2012, 19:17)|
Is it so wrong of me to think of the Enzo, F40, or Testarossa when I think of Ferrari then?
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:20 AM
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|QUOTE (chris @ Saturday, Feb 25 2012, 13:24)|
| Hi guys, you may recall me mentioning getting a mk2 Mondeo recently, i've already done a couple hundred miles and despite it being an auto it's really enjoyable to drive and is surprisingly agile given the size of the vehicle. The car's only had two owners in it's life, i'm the third since and my grandad the 2nd, it's done 121k miles and has complete service history and regular maintenance. I didn't look after my old car as much as i could have and it paid me back in the last few weeks of ownership so i want to try and keep the Mondeo in good condition, not just because it's a nicer car then my old but because my grandad loves it and i promised to take care of it. That said there are a few little jobs that need doing, it has a few advisories from it's last MOT that i want to get sorted it's just a matter of getting a few quid together which is hard in todays climate. I do have a few questions i need help with, first off, the rear wheel arches have been attacked by rust and aren't in very good condition, ideally i want to get them repaired but until i have the money to do so as i'm guessing it's expensive i was curious if there's anything i can do to prevent the rust travelling to other parts of the car, so any ideas on what it would cost to repair them and how to keep it from spreading?. Seccond, The paint work is really nice in some areas and awful in others, i need to replace the front and rear bumpers as they're a bit damaged and i got to wondering wether it would be worth having the car resprayed? i don't plan on selling the car as their resale value is sh*t and i may be moving abroad sometime this year so i'll give it to my dad when i'm finished with it, i'd like it to be black or like gunmetal grey as they're my favorite colours on cars. Lastly, it has mudflaps on the back wheels, i don't like the look of them tbh but if they're beneficial to the car then i'll leave them on, what are the pros and cons of removing them?|
Sorry for such a big post but i want to look after this car, it's called Elvis btw lol
Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:48 AM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:57 AM
|QUOTE (Piperka @ Sunday, Feb 26 2012, 20:48)|
|Roughly how many times can you hit the exhaust from going faster over speed bumps/driveways before it completely f*cking up?|
Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:50 PM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:17 PM
|QUOTE (Maverick. @ Sunday, Feb 26 2012, 18:57)|
Depending how fast you go or how big the bump is, all you need is once and you could f*ck it up.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:23 AM
|QUOTE (sivispacem @ Sunday, Feb 26 2012, 12:50)|
In regards to preventing rust on the wheel arches spreading elsewhere, what you need is POR15. It's used as a metal primer on many cars that are notable for corrosion of varying kinds- everything from Austin Minis to the footwells of Mk1 Exige (where a layer of steel is bonded to a layer of aluminium which is a perfect breeding ground for corrosion. What you need to do is attack any areas that are currently rusting with some wet'n'dry and wire wool to take off any flaking rust, and cover the whole lot in a couple of coats of POR15.
It's also great for protecting removable parts- dunk anything removable in a bowl of vinegar or caustic soda solution for a couple of days then paint with POR15.
You can hire spray guns and compressors; if your careful about the day you do it on and do your prep work yourself it's entirely possible to do a pretty professional job of respraying a car without paying through the nose for a pro to do it.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:49 PM
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|QUOTE (Piperka @ Sunday, Feb 26 2012, 08:17)|
Anybody know what they are?
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|QUOTE (Lurch @ Wednesday, Feb 29 2012, 15:43)|
| Slam the car so they drag all the time. Then when everyone sees the sparks flying from underneath your car, people will know how legit and hardcore you are in your automatic, body kit-equipped, cng-convertered falcon. |
Or just cut them off if they're not doing anything. Although at the moment, they could be protecting your muffler a bit.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:52 PM
|QUOTE (κενιη @ Wednesday, Feb 29 2012, 08:32)|
| So has anyone taken notice of the new Ferrari?|
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|QUOTE (chris @ Wednesday, Feb 29 2012, 12:25)|
|I must be the only person to find Ferraris to be quite boring.|
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|QUOTE (Lurch @ Wednesday, Feb 29 2012, 23:56)|
|What looks like hard plastic at first glance looks more like alcantara and leather in the close.|
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