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Old 02-17-2006, 06:44 PM   #1
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HAHA, I got my focus Back!

Some of you know I had my focus make sweet love to the guard rail on Bear Creek Road, near hywy 17, while on the Santa Cruz Twisty Day...

AND the week prior, my car got vandalized...
http://gallery.fosho.org/thumbnails.php?album=16
Damage Assessed: Carbon fiber hood, and L Quarter Panel
$900 something

Anyways, I been without my focus since that day... 1.29.2006
http://gallery.fosho.org/thumbnails.php?album=17
Damage assessed: broken Radiator support/hood latch, broken bumper cover, headlamps, foglamps, grilles, 2 Motor Mounts.
$4,000 something

So, the car has been at the shop for almost 2 weeks, and I just Now got my focus back!!!

since then, I been driving around my Girlfriends 1993 Ford Escort, with a huge 17-18" steering wheel... (I didn't measure, just guessin)
also has brakes that need to have been bled last year, as well as a stick shift that's 11" above the console (once again, just guessin), manual steering the past 300 something miles driving that car....

so, I start the car, throw the shifter In reverse, and thinking, Damn, that was hella easier than the Escort... I start turning the wheel, and I realize that I have to make a HUGE adaptation to the quick responsiveness of the Focus.

Being reunited today has made me appreciate the focus even more than before... especially when coming from the ford escort.... that's 10 years younger, and like 80 HP...

The shop done an A+ job, and the Carbon fiber hood seems to be better than the day I first got it...

Pic's pending upload... 10 Minutes or less they will go up.

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Old 02-17-2006, 06:58 PM   #2
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That sucks. I'm glad its fixed. I am just waiting for the day I come out to my car and see that it got keyed. It has happened to everyone in my family with their current cars. And with a modded focus, I can imagine there are some idiots who would like to write stuff on it.
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Old 02-17-2006, 07:29 PM   #3
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:03 PM   #4
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Yah, keys sucks, I have noticed a lot more scratches that werent there from the day I bought it, really sucks but my paint job is trashed anywyas so I might jsut get a whole new job on her if moeny permits.
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:59 PM   #5
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How did they get the scratches out?
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wow man, looks great, im glad they could fix it.
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Old 02-18-2006, 12:26 AM   #7
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How did they get the scratches out?
sand it down, a couple mils above the carbon fiber. you don't want to make any contact with the weave or else it'll get screwed up beyond repair.

after that's all done, recoat the whole hood using UV-grade composite epoxy...
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I shouldn't have made my comments above, because today when I got back to my car there were two nice scratches on one of the rear doors. They looks like they came from another car door.
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Old 02-18-2006, 02:57 AM   #9
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that sucks, I got some expensive buffing compound you can use If you have a High RPM buffing wheel.
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Foci_Fosho, I read about your vandalism post earlier (hope you found who did it by now). But I didnt know about the gaurdrail. That Sucks!
But, congrats on getting your Focus back!
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