Thanks yall... and don't worry. i am definitely going to be doing something with that battery. i want to relocate it again, but maybe in the fender... hmmm.... i don't want to get rid of my spare... even though i have only used it like twice in 4 years... my luck, i take it out and get a flat the next day. i had tried to use a true tiedown kit, and it didn't work. interfered with the hood shutting.
and in case you can't tell. i added a light in the recess for the hood latch. it shines down on top of the engine bay... and when the hood is down, it lights up the upper grill behind the badge.
Tha Kraken: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/ford-focus-builds-general-showroom/285082-meet-kraken.html