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Old 11-12-2014, 10:29 AM   #1
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Here starts build thread V2...pictures and less chatter I hope. While staying on topic.

LETS GET TO IT!!

So Betsy was bought back in February of 2012, and was the first car I owner myself. She is a 2002 Ford Focus Se and had 24,000 miles on her when I first bought her. It was a grocery getter for an old couple all it's life and have reason to believe it had never been pushed over 55 mph.

Currently there are 67,000 miles on the ol car and rising everyday! Being a college student I am a fan on MPG over Power, so my mods revolve around that concept.

Current exterior mods and upgrades
-shorter antennae
-KYB Excel G shocks and Struts
-M2 Lowering Springs
-30% tint all around and 5% windshield strip
-Plastidip
-Niteshade
-Custom SRI
-Installation of fog lights
-AVS In-Channel Rain/Wind Deflectors
-LED's in Tails
-Fumoto Oil Plug
-Debadged

Current interior mods
-Weathertech floor mats
-JVC Arsenal HU
-Infinity Reference speakers
-Center console without arm rest
-Red LED dome light
-UV LED footwell lights
-Rear red LED lights
-Vinyl door handles

You all like pictures more than anything else. You will get your fill here!
When I first got the car I had no way of taking photos except for my iPod, have upgrades since then but pictures from when I first got her are few.
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This car was parked outside, never been waxed, vacuumed, all around a mess. Body wise it was missing the PS mirror, but those are only $20 for motorized YES!

For about a year nothing happened, then the mod bug hit, it didn't help that I found this site as well. College started and there went my money.

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Some days the tint seems dark and others can see right through. Looking back I would have been happy with 20%, but was told I had to keep it legal.

Smacked into a construction come merging I to the highway, won't get Into that. Had to replace the PS mirror....again.
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Visual mods hit next, enter plastidip and niteshade
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This stuff was used on the interior too.
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Had a funny story about shooting a mouse nest out my tailpipe so decided to check the air filter, first time I had ever done that.


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Old 11-12-2014, 10:58 AM   #2
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And well...we'll let you decide.
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Was it needed, desperately.
Debadging was the next job, her butt looks so much nicer now.
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Then a package arrives one day with a goodie inside.
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Headlight cleaners really work!
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Then this happened at around 56,000 miles
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Broke ma dern coil spring on PS!!!
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:07 AM   #3
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One thing led to another, bought some much needed lowering springs from eBay, KYB shocks and struts and M2 lowering springs. Ride is a little gather but it makes you more aware of the road.
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More light was needed, leading to this. Found a factory fog light install kit on eBay for $98, it's all OEM with serial numbers and dates it was made. Weekend warrior project. Am aggravating one too. Decided to put yellow lights in them.
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:15 AM   #4
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Now except for dabbling with black wheels, the exterior is up to date. Interior is where all the action has been!
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Progression for footwell lights and interior lights.
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Project insued for more lighting
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With the flip of a switch and an Add-a-fuse,
I control the lighting. The fuse it shared with the running lights, so they have to be on for the lights to be on. If I forget I know I always then the running lights off.
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Painted my HU buttons, cause light was too bright.
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Black light makes my girlfriends shoes light up real nice!
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Who doesn't like a picture of everything I have replaced?
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Always wanted a custom tailight overlay, but could never find one. EbayPro gets recognition here lol. So with some electrical tape and exacto knife. I made my own. DIY 3rd Brake Light Overlay/Decal
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Unless I have forgotten something. This is how she is today. Thanks for reading. Let me know what you think.

To install still
-glossy black vinyl
-Euro part
-plastidip roof with glossifier
-looking for exhaust and 91 escort gt heater
And mustang TB
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I appreciate it. Worked hard to get it where it's at.

Also bought a Fumoto oil drain, easy oil changes!
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I am sold on this stuff. Awesome.
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How would you guys go about fixing this
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