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    1. Senior Member A.Wilder's Avatar
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      12-12-2015 10:04 AM #76
      i love the low belt lines and big greenhouses of the 80s and 90s
      signatures are annoying, right?

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    3. Member Zman86's Avatar
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      12-12-2015 10:41 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Craigslist here has a few in the area that "need work" for 600-800 "obo".
      Maybe buy something like that- take what you need and scrap the rest?
      There are currently 6 Ford Aspires for sale in Canada, none of which are in Ontario. My girlfriend deals with many scrapyards though so I have her putting some feelers out for Aspire parts.


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      12-12-2015 11:06 AM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by Zman86 View Post
      There are currently 6 Ford Aspires for sale in Canada, none of which are in Ontario. My girlfriend deals with many scrapyards though so I have her putting some feelers out for Aspire parts.


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      Yeah... Rustanada.
      Makes old unloved cars like this hard to find.
      Will us scrap yards ship parts to Canada?

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      12-12-2015 01:13 PM #79
      That's awesome! You've got a keeper and I'm not talking about the car.
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      Keep in mind in these woods the currency is bagged milk

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      01-30-2016 11:41 PM #80
      Made the ten hour round trip to Michigan today to pick up a Ford Aspire swap. The swap includes brakes all around, front knuckles and the rear axle beam. The benefits of the swap are a 1/4" wider track width ( I think all around, but may just be the rear), bigger brakes all around, a better brake design ( no more rotors bolting behind the hub ), and a 4x100 bolt pattern so I can run my Exims.







      Stripping everything down this week, then it's all off for blasting and powder coating.


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      01-31-2016 12:56 AM #81
      Nice!! I'm glad you finally found an Aspire setup!!
      Lots of VW stuff|Rare Scirocco parts!
      The family: 1955 Customline 351C | 1970 TR6 262Olds | 1977 Capri Cologne | 1980 Rabbit AAZ | 1984 C30 350 | 1988 Scirocco 9A | 1988 Scirocco LP7Y | 1992 Pickup 22RE | 1997 D21 KA24E | 2000 Grand Marquis Modular
      Quote Originally Posted by Crimping Is Easy View Post
      You're always better off with a Citroën.™

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      01-31-2016 05:44 AM #82
      Heeey it's the Volvo..! Oh and watching this

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      01-31-2016 07:56 AM #83
      Somebody page this guy...
      Quote Originally Posted by Broduski View Post
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      Here we can all drive like Colin McRae in his prime, earn $25k a month and bang super models. We can also text and drive.
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      You only live once, and you can file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy every 8 years.

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      03-14-2016 10:42 PM #84
      Started getting it ready for the upcoming season tonight. Due to other obligations (stupid expensive house renovations), I've decided to put off the Aspire swap for the time being and save for a big teardown this upcoming fall/winter.



      Greasy


      The only real rust on the car. There's a couple floor seams that have some rust peeking out, but I couldn't get good pictures





      Interior is pretty clean. Some staining on front seats. Missing original floor mats. It will all be getting steam cleaned.





      Dealer installed sunroof



      The owner insisted the tapes that had been with the car for two decades go with it.



      Stock brakes, so tiny!



      Aspire brakes. Quite a bit bigger plus vented rotors



      Aspire rear beam. Wider track and much larger brakes.



      The former owners loved undercoating




      Next on the list is changing all the fluids, servicing the brakes, dismounting and refinishing the rims and cleaning the interior.

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      03-14-2016 11:11 PM #85
      I see more grease/oil/grime than undercoating.

      It saved the car though.
      Lots of VW stuff|Rare Scirocco parts!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Crimping Is Easy View Post
      You're always better off with a Citroën.™

    12. 03-14-2016 11:18 PM #86
      You're so much more willing to drive for parts than I am. If I was faced with a similar situation (hell, if I had to drive three hours for those brakes) I would have bought an entire parts car.

      Can't wait though, I've always really liked Festivas.

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      03-15-2016 01:37 AM #87
      So here I am, realizing that I love these cars. And I don't understand why. Either way thanks for the updates keep them coming.
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      On the bright side, it's an unnatural angle you would never see the car from in real life unless you just had an encounter with a Ford Mustang immediately beforehand.
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      03-15-2016 08:08 AM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Harrison. View Post
      You're so much more willing to drive for parts than I am. If I was faced with a similar situation (hell, if I had to drive three hours for those brakes) I would have bought an entire parts car.

      Can't wait though, I've always really liked Festivas.
      Problem is they don't exist where I am. There were literally six Aspires for sale in the entire country of Canada, the closest being 6-8 hours away in Quebec. Then I have to worry about insurance, car making it back home (I don't have a trailer).

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      03-17-2016 12:37 PM #89
      Did a quick cleanup and repaint on the stock 12" wheels. The previous owners had painted them with a brush while the tires were still on, leaving brush marks and paint on the tires. These are just for this year until I get the suspension swapped and the 13" Exims on






    16. 03-17-2016 03:01 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by mike in SC View Post
      That's a mint Fiesta
      No it's a mint Festiva.

      Why can't people get these figured out?

    17. 03-17-2016 03:05 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI View Post
      Funny, I never thought I'd read the sentence containing "upgrade to Kia Sephia brakes" in the TCL, ever.
      And...

      Quote Originally Posted by 200HP4dr View Post
      That's awesome! So glad you're going with the Aspire set up. It will stop nice and look great.
      Another phrase highly unlikely to ever be seen in TCL.

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      03-17-2016 03:16 PM #92
      https://youtu.be/ZiTgody2XdA

      Just gonna leave this here
      Getlow

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      05-03-2016 08:44 PM #93
      The beast is back on the road after new plugs, wires, filters, fluids, brake service, new front brake pads, v belt, wiper blades, cap and rotor, and clean and repack all the wheel bearings. Speedo cable fell apart when I removed it to refill the transmission. This is our only car at the moment, Our Volvo is dead currently and my Jetta needs a clutch which I'm currently waiting for parts...



      My biggest pet peeve is dirty engine bays, and this one was exceptionally dirty, so first order of business was getting it washed. Let it soak in the purple castrol degreaser stuff for a couple hours then hit it with the pressure washer.

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      I'll eventually pull the engine and clean it properly.

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      05-03-2016 08:59 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by Zman86 View Post
      Our Volvo is dead currently
      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

      How far did Bumfy make it? Do you have plans on reviving her?

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      05-03-2016 09:22 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by Monster Cookie View Post
      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

      How far did Bumfy make it? Do you have plans on reviving her?
      Currently at 786,000km, awaiting a new ecu from eBay at the moment. If that doesn't fix it, she may be parted out/scrapped.

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      05-03-2016 11:11 PM #96
      You got rid of all the "undercoating"!! Now it's going to rust!
      Lots of VW stuff|Rare Scirocco parts!
      The family: 1955 Customline 351C | 1970 TR6 262Olds | 1977 Capri Cologne | 1980 Rabbit AAZ | 1984 C30 350 | 1988 Scirocco 9A | 1988 Scirocco LP7Y | 1992 Pickup 22RE | 1997 D21 KA24E | 2000 Grand Marquis Modular
      Quote Originally Posted by Crimping Is Easy View Post
      You're always better off with a Citroën.™

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      05-04-2016 10:40 AM #97
      Nah, no more winters for this thing. Chances are it will be restored some day anyways. I can't stand getting covered in greasy crud every time I'm under the hood.

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      05-04-2016 11:09 AM #98
      Good work! It will handle and stop a ton better with all that Aspire gear.

      There really is something special about these cars. They feel snappy, have lots of room for what they are and they are just flat out fun to drive.

      Enjoy,
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      05-04-2016 11:17 AM #99
      I remember these rolling around new, back in the day, when I worked at a quick-lube shop. I also recall some pretty wild decal / stripe packages. It would be cool to recreate a period-correct scheme, if you restore it.

      There were louder schemes, I believe. Not too many pics online.


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      05-04-2016 11:38 AM #100
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      Quote Originally Posted by westopher View Post
      If you want to spend a bunch of money for something to look at, buy a painting. I'll happily drive my car til its worth nothing.
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