New Car! - Fiat Punto, List of Mods to do! :D

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New Car! - Fiat Punto, List of Mods to do! :D

Postby Almurray42 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:22 pm

Hey Guys, Was going to post this in The chat forum, but as the automotive is so quiet I thought i'd liven it up a bit haha!
Anyway, I bought my first car today; A 2001 Fiat Punto 1.2L, In a rather annoyingly poncy blue haha! (I joke, Its not that bad :P)
Heres a pic...:

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Anyway, Being the Modder I am, I have some things lined up that I want to do, So i'm going to make a list below. Bear in mind I still need to keep my insurance low so none of these are "Performance" Modifications...
KEY:
Red = Not Started
Orange = Started
Green = Done
[ ] = Not yet bought parts
[x] = All parts Arrived and waiting to be done


Restore Headlight Lenses [x]
Change Centre console LED's [x]
Add Carbon Fibre Vinyl To Parts Of Console [x]
Install Interior LED Footwell Lights [x]
Install Better CD Player With Aux Cable [x]

Replace standard speakers in parcel Shelf + Front Doors [x]
Refurbish and re-spray alloy wheels to black[x]


Repair and re-underseal bottom of car [x]
Tint rear windows [x]
Add "Pulse" Led lighting around speakers (Beats WIth Bass) [ ]
Change dashboard cluster colour [x]


I Will be sure to take before and after pictures of each process, And Will update them into the Original Post as opposed to Posting them seperately.
If theres anything else you think I should do, Or you see a potential problem with something I want to do; Please feel free to post away! :D

CARBON FIBRE VINYL:

This is only cheap stuff, and I have realised its really quite hard to get in around all the dials, so I have left it at what I have done, but i'd love to hear any tips! :D
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Anyway, Let me know what you think of this so far! Will Reinstall to the car when I get the New bulbs for behind all the air con lights etc.

Okay so I've actually now done quite a few things but stupidly forgot to take any pictures, will get some snaps of how they are installed....

CENTRE CONSOLE LED'S / BULBS

The top row of LED's are always on, and they required PLCC2's to be re soldered directly to the board inside.
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The main centre console lights are simply 4 286 (T5) Bulbs which I replaced with LED style PLCC2 T5 Mounted led's. These come on with the headlights
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FOOT WELL NEONS + CENTRE CONSOLE LED'S

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RESTORING HEADLIGHT LENSES - GREAT RESULTS!

Okay so As you can see from the picture below my headlight lenses are really battered and scratched up, the option was either to buy new lenses at about 30 quid each or to use a restoration kit for 12 pounds! :D
The stuff I used is called turtle wax, and the kit comes with everything you need to restore 2 headlights (But there's actually probably enough to do 3 or 4 cars with!)

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Anyway here are the before and after pictures:
BEFORE:
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AFTER:
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NEW CAR STEREO WITH AUX INPUT

Alloy respray/ refurb[\size]

Before :
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Self explanatory, replaced the old fiat standard radio! :D

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[size=150]REPLACING FRONT DOOR SPEAKERS:


Got some JBL GT-6's for the front doors, they were too deep for the door so I had to get a spacer adaptor, the problem is they now stick out, however an advantage of this is that when I cut out the old door speaker covers to fit around these there will be space to wire in the pulse lighting! :D

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These sound really nice, but the look isn't great because of the plastic surround that needs to be hidden; i'll re-shape the old covers and update again :D
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Re: New Car! - Fiat Punto, List of Mods to do! :D

Postby phenoptix » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:19 pm

That's quite a list! Looking forward to seeing the pics and ideas come to fruition!

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Re: New Car! - Fiat Punto, List of Mods to do! :D

Postby Almurray42 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:52 pm

phenoptix wroteColonThat's quite a list! Looking forward to seeing the pics and ideas come to fruition!


I know haha! And yeah me too, Just gott wait until payday! :L
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Re: New Car! - Fiat Punto, List of Mods to do! :D

Postby Almurray42 » Thu May 03, 2012 12:12 am

I've Got My Carbon Fibre Vinyl roll, And After a bit of wiggling have removed the main console part where all the buttons are... Had to take out the whole panel between the front seats around the gearstick too... I've been having a play with some carbon fibre and have done my keyboard and mouse, will whack some pics up in the gallery!
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Postby phenoptix » Sat May 05, 2012 9:40 am

Looking forward to seeing it on the motor! Looks great on the mouse and keyboard!

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Re: New Car! - Fiat Punto, List of Mods to do! :D

Postby Almurray42 » Sun May 06, 2012 6:06 pm

Just updated the OP with my progress, Not overly happy with the top section but apart from that it went fairly well!
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Re: New Car! - Fiat Punto, List of Mods to do! :D

Postby phenoptix » Mon May 07, 2012 9:08 am

Looks great! I'm really impressed!

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Re: New Car! - Fiat Punto, List of Mods to do! :D

Postby Almurray42 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:29 pm

Have Updated the OP again with a Pic of my progress, Will try and get some more snaps of the installations though! Got the new speakers in the post too! :D Just waiting for some spacers!
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Postby phenoptix » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:41 am

Looks like it's going well. It's also a reminder that I've got stock to list!!

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Re: New Car! - Fiat Punto, List of Mods to do! :D

Postby Almurray42 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:42 pm

Slowly making progress - Mainly working on getting the rust patched up under the car! I'm really impressed with the results that the turtle wax gave! Check the updates! :D
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