Canadian 2014 Fiesta ST

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Photos and Media' started by Carlos V., Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Carlos V.

    Carlos V. New Member

    Today makes 25 days since I picked up my car, it already has 1127km (705miles) almost time for a new one, ;)

    I haven't had time to take any photos, I figure you all know what a 2014 white Fiesta ST looks like anyways.

    The one think I wanted to do right way before they got to dirty was to paint the brake calipers red.

    Here are a couple of photos of what it looks like:

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  3. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    Nice pickup! I like the red calipres with the stock wheels. It all goes well with the white body paint.
     
  4. Carlos V.

    Carlos V. New Member

    I had carbon fiber cloth and resin at home, decided to cover the engine with carbon fiber.

    First I sanded down the cover so the resin has some tack to it.

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    After that was done I brushed the cover with a light film of fiberglass resin and let it sit for about an 1 hour until it was kind of tacky.
    You want to use a very, very light coat just enough for the cloth to stick, you don't want it to seep through.

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    With my wife's help I planted the carbon fiber cloth very carefully and evenly on top of the engine cover

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    Very carefully I started pressing down the cloth into the shape of the cover. By the way I was wearing gloves as I was doing that.
    and this is why you want to use only a very thin coat of resin, otherwise at this point if the resin seeps through you will leave finger marks all over the cloth and it will not look good.

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    This is what it will look like after 3 light coats of clear epoxy, each coat was done 1 day apart.

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    On the next step I sanded down the epoxy to make it all even and get rid of any defects.

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    One more light coat on top of the sanded down engine cover.

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    And this is what it looks like in the engine bay.

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  5. Kalil

    Kalil New Member

    Really nice work!
     
  6. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    Nice, makes the engine bay look a bit better since it must have a plastic engine cover to look any bit good.
     
  7. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    I like it, nice job!
     
  8. Carlos V.

    Carlos V. New Member

    Thanks guys.

    My next project is to remove the the bottom intercooler grille, so the intercooler gets maximum airflow.
     
  9. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    That's pretty easy actually, it just pulls out. There are vertical reinforcements that are part of the bumper cover that you'd have to cut out if you don't want anything there at all.

    FWIW with the stock intercooler you will see the plastic ends on it that are covered up by the stock grille. I removed mine and then put it back after seeing how it looks with the stock FMIC.
     
  10. Carlos V.

    Carlos V. New Member

    I had a chance to remove the lower intercooler grille today, actually pretty easy just like iLiptiKal said, just pull it out and it comes off, just some plastic clips attached to 6 vertical plastic bars. Again like iLiptiKal said it doesn't look very appealing to the eye with the vertical plastic bars, photos below

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    Me being the way I am, I just can't leave things alone.
    What do I do? I cut the 4 middle bars out and leave the 2 end ones.
    I left the 2 end ones just in case I need to take the car to the stealership I can always snap the grille back on and it will hold the grille in place and it actually looks a little better.

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    Unfortunately when you cut the 2 vertical bars you end up with gaps and ugly bumper

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    In order to fix that I am going to epoxy the bumper with some fiberglass cloth, not only will reinforce the bumper it will also be used as backing for support to fill up the little gaps, Cloth will be install on the inside of the bumper and will not be visible, inside of the bumper was sanded down for better tack of the epoxy

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    As I was waiting for the epoxy to get tacky before installing, I kept looking at the bumper and wasn't happt the way the bumper was going to look with 2 white vertical bars and decided to paint it black.


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    And this is the final product, I still have to fix the gaps on the bumper, probably do that next weekend.
    I'll post more photos once I have the bumper completed.

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    I did a quick photoshop job on the bumper where I painted the lower lip black to see what it would like.
    Should I keep it white of painted black.

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    Last edited: Sep 17, 2014
  11. Carlos V.

    Carlos V. New Member

    Front lower lip bumper has been fixed and it looks like nothing happened or was there was ever any vertical bars.


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  12. Carlos V.

    Carlos V. New Member

    Here are a few other photos to show what the fiesta looks like without the lower front grille

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  13. Carlos V.

    Carlos V. New Member

    Just messing around in photoshop.
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  14. Carlos V.

    Carlos V. New Member

    Got the Injen intake on Friday and had a chance to install it today.
    As for performance, I really didn't notice anything, sound it's where it really thrives, you can hear it loud and clear the suction of air through the intake.
    The BOV it's loud, I mean loud, you can hear it when you shift gears as low as 2000rpm.

    Install was pretty straight forward took me about 1.5 hours taking my time making sure it was done right the first time.

    Here are a couple of photos:

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  15. Applejack

    Applejack Active Member



    Looks good Carlos. I will be installing mine this weekend. Can't wait for the growl.
     

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