Punto (Mk2/2b) Skizmo's Mk2 Punto Sporting


[FONT=&quot]:wave:Hi Everyone,

I managed to get myself a sprint blue 2001 Punto sporting from eBay just a few weeks ago (won the bid and inspected before paying of course) and I don’t regret it one bit! Paid £1200 for it with 55K miles on the clock, it also came with a bit of strange damage to the front end as you will see by the pic's below.

[FONT=&quot]I was surprised to see that it came pre-lowered on Koni springs but not quite sure how much by, they guy I brought it from couldn’t give me a test drive because he was "still a bit baked" apparently, lol, so as you could imagine I could not get a lot of sense out of him but the car seemed sound other than that so wasn’t too bothered. He told me it was 5mm but I was surprised that anyone would bother with such a small amount!

My current plans are, in priority order;

  • [FONT=&quot]Fix the damage to front bumper/bonnet and re-spray repaired sections.[/FONT]
  • [FONT=&quot]Touch up alloys and re-spray them in anthracite (thought about gloss black for a while, then after seeing another nice Mk2 on here with [/FONT][FONT=&quot]white[/FONT][FONT=&quot] that is what I wanted but decided I don’t want to stand out so much and went with anthracite, the happy alternative :cool:)[/FONT]
  • [FONT=&quot]Colour code the wing mirrors [/FONT]
  • [FONT=&quot]Find a nice clean passenger side light, possibly go dual angel eye or find a standard replacement.[/FONT]
  • [FONT=&quot]GSR induction Kit as the come so highly praised and come in that nice blue (need a bit of saving)[/FONT]
  • [FONT=&quot]New backbox of some kind, nothing too loud. [/FONT]
  • [FONT=&quot]Find more things to do (y)(suggestions?)[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]I already have some bits to get going with the bodywork, I am very new to all of this so it’s all "first attempt" quality here, lol. If it all goes tits up then I can at least find a new bonnet and front bumper from somewhere :rolleyes:[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Here is what I have done so far, first are pic’s of the damage before then my filler work that still needs a lot more smoothing and shaping. I have some spray paint mixed up to my paint code with the primer/lacquer etc, but just need it to stop raining on either a Saturday or Sunday to get started :bang:[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]In that second pic that piece of the passenger wing was actually curled under in a U shape [/FONT]:confused: Wonder WTF happened?!

[FONT=&quot]That last pic is me making sure the paint is a least a slight match using a plant pot, lol. [/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]So there we are, sorry for the outrageously long post but have been strapped for time with work/flat and all so I have been compiling this over the last few days. [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Any observations/criticism positive or negative are welcome. [/FONT]
Thanks for looking!


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