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sixshooter 10-10-2012 11:17 PM

Project Hoop-D
What is Project Hoop-D?: Well I just arrived home today with my 3rd Focus, 6th Ford Product, and 9th Vehicle I've owned. Dubbed "Project Hoop-D" I plan on doing all my "dirty" work and winter driving with this car. Don't worry, Steamboat is just hibernating for the winter!

History: I purchased from original owner w/ 186,500 miles. All maintenance was completed (Timing belt, water pump, thermostat, alternator, belts, hoses, plugs/wires, brakes, bearings, transmission fluid, coolant, radio, and shift solenoids replaced).

Specs: 2002 Ford Focus ZX3. Zetec w/ Auto. Power Everything. Factory Fogs. Moonroof. Spoiler. 16" Alloys. 6-Disc CD

Story Time: OG Owner's neighbor backed into passenger door, smashing glass and destroying door. Owner collected insurance. Abandoned vehicle. Sat for a year and half w/ no window. Cats and Mother Nature moved in. The interior is NASTY! Needless to say I paid a whopping $600. [80?]

What Needs Replaced?:
Fuel Door
Rear Bumper

What do I have planned?
Gut Interior
Change Oil
Replace Parts Needed

What have I completed?:
Look at the pics below!

I do have minor mods planned but I will keep them a secret so you guys have a reason to check back! [shhh]

Onto the Pictures!:
What I'm working with...
First "Mods" were Walmart Tint and Decal Removal:
New Parts:
Tires complimentary of FF Member RPPM!

Check back in for updates, thanks for looking! [loveff]

Update 10/11/12:
Engine Flushed, New Oil/Filter/Drain Plug
Update 10/12/12:
Interior Completely Gutted
Still water laying on the floorpans [80?]

Update: 10/17/12
Picked up a new door at the junkyard.
Removed Rear Bumper.
Began sanding.
Continued through the night.
Installed New Door/Bumper.
Finished the night off by sanding the roof, door, and bumper, painted 1 door jamb, gave the car a quick bath, and polished the head/fog lights.

Update 10/18/12
Finished sanding. Taped of trim/windows. Painted door jambs. Laid first coat of base paint. Those pics will come when paint is completed ;)

Also wet sanded the head/fog lights w/ 400g. Sprayed with lacquer. Tinted the fogs. Not sure if I like the color.

Update: 10/19/12
Laid a 2nd coat of paint. Painted spoiler as well.

10/21/12 Laid Final Coat of Paint. Painted roof and bumper as well. Paint in pictures is still drying.

10/24/2012 Replaced Air/Fuel Filter. Installed Iceman Resonator Snorkel

10/25/2012 Installed Home Depot Lip

10/26/2012 Painted and Installed Cougar Wheels/Tires, Installed CODSVT Harness Bar

Picking up the wheels/tires. Had to swap a wheel out for the ride home.
How bad the tire was...

New Wheels/Tires

Harness Bar

Quick Pic at work!

Kevastator 10-10-2012 11:57 PM

Nice! Even with the interior how it is, $600 is a steal! I'm excited to see the build progress [thumb]

sam fisher 10-11-2012 12:03 AM

Sweet catch man

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whimsicalpouch2 10-11-2012 12:14 AM

this is a quality beater car!

LouBomb 10-11-2012 09:49 AM

nice catch!

Malibooya 10-11-2012 10:27 AM

Damn that's nasty. But it has an S2 wing? Huh.

katiekay 10-11-2012 11:33 AM

Nice car! Glad to see another Focus brought back from the grave!


Originally Posted by Malibooya (Post 4399378)
Damn that's nasty. But it has an S2 wing? Huh.

Not an S2 wing, looks similar - maybe some kind of aftermarket

suprchrgd_zx3 10-11-2012 11:38 AM


drunkyoda 10-11-2012 12:01 PM

ugh that interior makes me wanna puke...

boardgeneration 10-11-2012 12:11 PM

That's not awful. And $600 is a steal!
Totally worth gutting interior and gettin svt seats or something.
I think I can actually smell the stink of the rotten interior.

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