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Old 06-13-2013, 02:31 PM   #1
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Wrecked myself before I checked myself

Figured I'd make a build thread, even tough a lot of this probably won't be done in time for FocusFest. I got in a bad ATV accident a few weeks ago and broke a bunch of ribs, couple vertebrae, among other fun stuff. So I'm slowly working on getting better and going over my list of stuff I have planned for the Focus. Whether or not I make it to FocusFest, this stuff will eventually get done and I'll be keeping this thread updated as progress is made.

This is a list of the main stuff planned, and a lot of this I already have sitting in boxes.

SVT honeycomb upper grill project (underway)
SVT lower grill
Custom heat extractor vent in hood
Satin white vinyl roof
Satin white mirror caps
Strip/Paint wheels satin white (ASA AR-1's)
Re-paint gloss black mirrors surrounds, b-pillars, triangles
Twilight Blue Paint on Hood/Front bumper/Ford accessory side skirts/Upper grill surround
Redo the head liner
Sound deadening/carpet rear interior(already gutted)
Simulated Wood floor in rear and also on the speaker box
Install triangle fender markers
Wire up headlight LED's (LED's installed in housings already)
Re-Paint calipers silver
Rust reform suspension/subframes
Sink in tailpipe
2.5" Flex pipe
Massive adjustable end-links

Maintenance items:
Replace front brake lines
New Rotors/Pads
New front bearings
New clutch
All new tires
Timing/Serp/WP/Pulleys/Tens
Axle Seal
Thermostat/Housing

Seems like a lot, but it'll be done in stages.

This is an older photo, but she still looks the same minus the roof rack.


Here's a peek at the SVT honeycomb upper grill I've been working on.

First an old fiberglass grill from eBay. This will be getting heavily sanded down and then spot puttied.


SVT lower grill hacked up and getting fitted. Still lots of trimming to look nice.


Getting it mocked up, but still needs adjustments. Looks a little rough here...



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Old 06-13-2013, 03:15 PM   #2
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That grill is going to look good!
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That grill is going to look good!
This!

That is a nice Focus, I don't think I have seen pics of it before. Wheels will look real good white. Where are the led's in your headlights? Those look like OEM ones, did you bake and mod them?

Get well soon!
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:04 PM   #4
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sorry about your accident man, my little cousin just rolled his ATV and broke his clavicle or collar bone I forget. i love your car though, and love that grill
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:05 PM   #5
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Thanks guys.

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sorry about your accident man, my little cousin just rolled his ATV and broke his clavicle or collar bone I forget. i love your car though, and love that grill
Sorry to hear about your cousin, and hope he gets better soon! I had been riding it for years and guess I thought I was invincible, but now I know how dangerous even a utility quad can be.

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This!

That is a nice Focus, I don't think I have seen pics of it before. Wheels will look real good white. Where are the led's in your headlights? Those look like OEM ones, did you bake and mod them?

Get well soon!
Oh, it's just a little amber LED in the stock housing to kind of give it a little ambient lighting when the headlights are off. I forgot to mention a turn signal project I have going on along with the grill project. I'll throw up some pics when I get some more progress done, hopefully this weekend.
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Sorry to hear about your situation, your car looks good man.
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because atv's is bad for your health....
i remember when your car was green. and meaner lookin.
work on getting better. the focus will still be there.
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Ouch. Broken back? Must've been a pretty bad wreck... did the ATV run you over? Get well man.
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Like it was said above, hope you get better soon, to get back on that foci.
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:55 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone. I'm pulling my hair out not being able to do a lot of things on it yet, but at least I can do some of the lighter projects.

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Ouch. Broken back? Must've been a pretty bad wreck... did the ATV run you over? Get well man.
I'm not real sure, and it actually may have. I think it jack knifed and threw me off. No one's real sure and I don't remember anything about it.
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