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    Default A Focus that most will **** anyways

    Just wanted to post my build from this last winter. Its still going, but has slowed due to work and other projects.


    How she sat when I first started


    Hood was pulled to do this.






    I cut a dead coil out of my springs to get me as low as I could until I get coils later this year.


    Strut/sway bars and intake out and being painted






    Breaking down the engine bay for wire tucking, shaving, and painting.


    Shaving the radiator support.






    Shaving and painting the engine bay


















    I still have to relocate the battery and overflow tank. Just needed the car back out of the garage and drivable again.

    Here she is back outside after two months.





    The black trunk was a temp fix. I have a CF trunk lid on its way to me in the next few weeks. But I couldn't stand the black trunk any longer so I painted it white.



    And here she is on her first drive of the season. She's not sitting on level ground so don't be to harsh about the stance.






    So like I said, I'm planing on getting coils later this year so I can low. Wheels, I'm not real sure yet. Even tho they're cheap I like my current wheels, but def need something wider. So we'll see what happens. The hood is getting painted soon. I need to pick up the paint for it this week.

    Thanks for looking.
    Last edited by NorCalFocus; 04-23-2011 at 12:58 AM.

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    your thread could not be better named.
    jk its noice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madhatter View Post
    your thread could not be better named.
    Thanks!

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    whats with the hood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walnuts View Post
    whats with the hood?
    I've seen it done before and kinda like the look. So I said WTH and cut into it. It lets tons of heat out from the exhaust mani. I figured its just a stock hood I can always get another.

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    that bay actually looks really nice. I like the white gold and black going on too. Keep at it

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    Very clean Focus for sure. Alawys liked those. They drive very well. And really nice quality work.

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    im liking this man its going with a nice flow. sweet build

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    Thread started out bad, got good then went bad again when you showed the outside. Nice job on the radiator support and fenders, I just **** how focus's (foci?) look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hondamonster View Post
    that bay actually looks really nice. I like the white gold and black going on too. Keep at it
    Thanks. Yeah the red I had before had to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by Acro View Post
    Very clean Focus for sure. Alawys liked those. They drive very well. And really nice quality work.
    Thank you. I got a lot of hours into the bay now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kruizer View Post
    Good effort dude...
    Still working on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by emetz27 View Post
    im liking this man its going with a nice flow. sweet build
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Byron View Post
    Thread started out bad, got good then went bad again when you showed the outside. Nice job on the radiator support and fenders, I just **** how focus's (foci?) look.
    haha I hear that a lot. Its cool I like having something different and that not everyone likes.

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    the bay turned out real nice.

    was it rattle cans or with a paint gun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Specv118 View Post
    the bay turned out real nice.

    was it rattle cans or with a paint gun?
    Gun.

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    Looks good man.

    The bay looks so much cleaner now.

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    I like the bay a lot. It definitely has potential.

    Cole

    Quote Originally Posted by FluidMotorUnion View Post
    yeah it's got turbo and it looks decent stanced, but it's a fucking Neon, the survived-abortion of the 90's auto industry.

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    <3 Chris.


    If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right.

    Your blast pipes look stupid.

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    <3 Matt.

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    Default Update Time, not that anyone cares lol

    So she's all done with my laundry list of projects for this winter. I got other little things that will get done soon, but the major stuff is over.

    After driving her like she was for a few weeks, I finally got tired of my 01 fuel pump loosing pressure in turns, so I switched to a 02 tank and pump. I'm just happy I have to crawl under my car for me



    Drove her around for another week or so and then one night on came the CEL and she was running on 2 cylinders. I tore into my wire tuck I did back earlier and found this...





    So with that and the fact she was leaking oil from the valve cover and PCV box, I put her away again for a few weeks to get her done once and for all.

    Before cleaning...



    After...



    Installed my SVT headers to mock up the EGR fitting...



    Then after months of waiting I got my CF trunk lid! I offered up my OEM trunk lid for ED to make a mold from in trade for this.







    The gold paint (it wasn't hi temp so no surprise) wasn't holding up on my plastic valve cover. So I prepped the old metal Contour valve cover and shot it with urethane good up to 300*.



    This last Saturday I spent the whole morning installing everything for my header swap and the valve cover so I could run it over to the exhaust shop to have a larger flange put on. Here's the finished engine bay. Battery relocation is still possible just not in a hurry.



    The headers, that will get wrapped.



    Ran out in the rain to take some shot with a friend Saturday afternoon.









    And between all the other happening this weekend I finally painted my custom hood.



    I really love being able to see into my bay lol.



    And thats where she is for now. I've put about 60 miles on her since the header swap and have no CEL's or issues so I'm really happy. The hood looks great IMO and really keeps the heat soak down. The next big undertaking will be coil overs and going lower. I have to get my wife's car finished up first tho.

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    Wow have to say this is one nice foci. Like the white and gold theme you got going and the hood I give you big props on!

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    Not a bad Focas Tbh !, the Hood wierds me out, but other then that Damn nice work !


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    i was expecting to absolutely despise that hood based on the first few pics but i gotta say I don't really mind it. it's sorta sporty. noice

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    Please get a new hood. Everything else looks so good, but that's killing it for me.


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    I like it all except for the hood stuff.




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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedKreation View Post
    Wow have to say this is one nice foci. Like the white and gold theme you got going and the hood I give you big props on!
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by P78 View Post
    ****** gonna ****

    Sure are.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChristopherJason View Post
    Not a bad Focas Tbh !, the Hood wierds me out, but other then that Damn nice work !
    Quote Originally Posted by smoky0937 View Post
    i was expecting to absolutely despise that hood based on the first few pics but i gotta say I don't really mind it. it's sorta sporty. noice
    Quote Originally Posted by Mattphi View Post
    Please get a new hood. Everything else looks so good, but that's killing it for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by andybob View Post
    I like it all except for the hood stuff.
    Thanks guys, I like the hood and the looks. It just adds a little touch up front

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