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Post by Puma Lee » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:32 pm

Hi everyone
Im Lee

Ive been a member for a while and thought it was about time I started my own project thread.

I've read through some great projects & got a lot of inspiration & hopefully I can add to that with mine.
I have a lot of ideas & a lot planned for this project so bare with me, I appreciate any advice & any help.

To start with I haven't got the best First image of the car but this is how she looked when I bought her.

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Purchased: 2014 ...v reg 99 black puma

She only cost me £200 & with one service stamp missing in her life, I would say she's in pretty good condition! The rear arches were also done in 2014 so that was a bonus.

Bad points on purchase:

Abs and Tc light was on - turned out to be the drivers side
dash surround had a crack - £5 fix from scrap yard
N/S wing needs replacing - rust at bottom, so will replace
O/S door lock not working - need to take apart to check

She isn't perfect, but im happy that i can keep another puma on the road.


First job (abs sensor)
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I checked both front abs sensors and found out my O/S side had no reading , so i picked up a sensor from work and got to changing that.

I had a little problem :oops: I broke the old sensor in the hub so i had to take off the caliper & the disc and gently with a small flat head tap it through taking care not to damage the abs ring.
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After i removed the broken part of the sensor from the hub, i cleaned up the hub with my dremel and then applied copper grease to help slide the new sensor in place & to help if in the future i need to remove for any reason.

Light went straight off, all fixed.


Next job i decided to do was the gear knob, i thought it needed a clean up.

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This was the state it was in!

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All cleaned up with a paint

I have done alot more work to the car & have more pictures, so i will update and add more when i can.




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Re: Puma Lee's Black Panther Project

Post by trueblue » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:08 pm

Once you start you just can't stop :lol:
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Re: Puma Lee's Black Panther Project

Post by Puma Lee » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:21 pm

Yeah i know its become very addictive but im hoping to follow my plans lol, we will see how far that goes though.
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Re: Puma Lee's Black Panther Project

Post by Wild E. Coyote » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:07 pm

Nice. Just one question: why did you take the ring off? You can clean teh rest of an ABS sensor with tone ring in place. Been there, done it :wink:
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Post by Puma Lee » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:14 pm

I didn't take it off, i left the tone ring in place and then taped the broken part of the sensor through, sorry if i didn't make it clear lol
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:38 pm

Ah, ok, makes sense! I did the same!
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Post by Puma Lee » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:30 pm

My next job was the frp airbox mod, I had this on a previous puma and i liked the grunt it gives.

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Added a k&n panel filter (brand new for £15 so i thought why not)


I then thought i should clean up the maf.
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Better then it was atleast.
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I got a new Aerial as my old one was hanging on, Decided to go with the sleeker look bee Aerial.
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I wanted clear repeaters for ages , so decided to get a set from work.
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I wasn't planning on getting a set, but i came across a set of recaro door cards for cheap so it would of been wrong not to buy them.
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Old door card
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New door card :grin:
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I haven't had the chance to do the rear cards yet, but i think it gives a modern feel and completes the look just from having the front cards in.



Just thought id add a picture of how the car looks so far.

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Will be adding coil overs soon but i like the look so far.
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Re: Puma Lee's Black Panther Project

Post by trueblue » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:58 pm

Coming on well. Keep up the good work :-)
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Re: Puma Lee's Black Panther Project

Post by Puma Lee » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:16 pm

cheers mates :-)

I got more coming soon.
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Post by jl888 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:10 pm

Looks good pal! :grin:
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Post by d170sam » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:05 am

Love it, keep up the good work!
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Post by Puma Lee » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:39 am

d170sam wrote:Love it, keep up the good work!


Thanks mate, I will be under sealing the car soon , do you recommend that 121 epoxy you used?
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Post by jl888 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:57 am

Nice work pal :)
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Post by Puma Lee » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:37 pm

I thought id do a quick update, haven't had the chance until now

I have had to fix a few problems over the last few months


*Lambda sensor burnt out
*Fan not kicking in but working with AC
*Timing belt & drive belt
*rocker cover leaking




So basically this is how the rear interior was looking...

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sorry not the best picture i was cleaning it all out at the time!

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Needed a good clean

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Looking much better with a hoover.

I then decided to update my rear door cards to match the front.

also went for the leather rear seats to match

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Front seat looking abit sorry

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I was going to clean them at first or buy leather front seats.

but then i see these...

Needed a clean!

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All cleaned up and fitted to the car. maybe not everyone's cup of tea but i like them.

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I then started work on adding a front splitter

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I didn't take a picture of the splitter on its own or in the daylight, sorry.



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All cleaned up with the splitter newly added.




Had the M.O.T the next morning.

Only one advisory, very happy about that


More to come.

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Post by KoNLaR » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:05 pm

Loving the black car with white wheels. Looks very clean inside and out. Also really like the interior work you've done and those seats look very comfy and supportive! Looking forward to more pics from this as the last one was a bit dark. Keep up the good work! :grin:
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Post by Puma Lee » Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:06 pm

Yeah sorry i do have more in the daylight and will update soon :grin:...


Will get round to this soon front N/S wing needs replacing, I came across two rot free/ treated wings didn't need O/s but i thought why not.

£25 each which is not bad


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I do have a silver N/S wing treated if anyone needs one + O/S black wing in good condition.

Done some work on the O/S door sill

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got it back to metal and treated, got rid of the bubbling in places and rust

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Treated and looking much better, i do have some door plates to go on ... need to add them and do a picture though.
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Re: Puma Lee's Black Panther Project

Post by rikvdub » Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:26 pm

What front splitter did you use and where did you get it from? I'm loving your Puma mate. Its clean and subtle. Great work
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Re: Puma Lee's Black Panther Project

Post by Puma Lee » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:37 pm

Splitter came from cherryvimto on the forum, originally made by Richard Mansfield another forum member. made from fiber glass
great item, really does the job and looks the part.
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Post by Puma Lee » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:46 pm

I haven't updated in a while , Ive done and had a few upgrades/changes to the car

Most recently i have had the car undersealed/treated
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after
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Looks so much better and i know it will be protected for years to come.

i put some new alloys on.....caliper/disc looking a little small behind there

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but i had a update in mind for a while..


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looks the part and stops like a nothing eles


this is how she looks atm...

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i have alot more images to upload soon so stay tuned! but can anyone guess whats next for the car? :grin:
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Post by ArtfulHussy » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:21 pm

Ooft what's left to do? :-)

Can I ask what type of front seats those are please? Did you put the Ford decal on yourself?
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Post by Puma Lee » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:27 pm

loads of engine work :grin:

they are bucket seats internet special, and no they come already on the seats
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Post by g-whizz » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:56 pm

".... but can anyone guess whats next for the car?"

You're putting those eyelash things on the lights aren't you? :lol:

I like the seats too, and the splitter, and what looks like the Focus RS brakes! What are they like, both to do as a swap and to use? I've seen a couple of brackets on ebay, 1 advertised for ST150 to RS conversions, which I assume don't need the hubs drilling, and another straight standard Focus to RS. Lookswise it's a no-brainer, very nice, but I'd be interested to know if you think it's a bit of overkill?

Nice going :ok:

...edit: just noticed you said "loads of engine work" above, those brakes will be needed it sounds like :grin:
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Post by Puma Lee » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:11 am

yeah eyelash :wink:

Brakes are brilliant they stop like nothing,
ive seen them brackets on ebay , they should be fine and just get a notch in the calipers, i would probably still drill the hubs to except larger bolts, chris at lms made the brackets for this and he has done a great job.

overkill on a standard puma i would agree, but i just needed something with more stopping power, st170 calipers are just as weighty and these come up cheap so i couldnt say no.
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Post by moondustka » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:37 am

Looking smart 8-)
What engine work are you planning?
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Post by Puma Lee » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:41 pm

I like what yourve done its top quality, i did myself want to go frs route but have decided to give the 1.7 more, so im going for a full low comp turbo set up
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