Okay so let me start off by saying I'm devastated my baby is "dead". I wanted to know if any one knows of a site or a place where I can buy a new or used uni-body. I want to tun this into a rebuild project or maybe even a V8 conversion. SO ... here's the pics [mecry]http://s1358.beta.photobucket.com/us...iking/library/ And I'll post under the hood pics soon but all in all I'm wondering if I can buy a new uni-body if not I'll straighten it all out. Also if any one has any help full hints to rebuild it that will be much appreciated.
10-28-2012 11:43 AM
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10-28-2012 01:46 PM
To be honest, I just find another Focus for your project. These cars are so common and can be had for cheap that repairing this car just doesn't seem worth it to me. Starting over with a good base car will save you headaches in the future.
10-28-2012 03:19 PM
Agreed with 02fordsvt.
You can pick up foci for ~$3000 these days in decent shape. Pick one up, part out what you dont need from your old one, and call it a day.
10-28-2012 04:38 PM
Well the only thing is i don't have lot of money and I'm getting a new 01 3 door hatchback tomorrow. It looks really bad but the engine still works i need a new uni-body is all I have all the parts I need to repair it but the uni-body. The reason I don't want to get rid of it is because it is my first car I JUST rebuilt the whole engine 2 weeks ago and its still good. And if I can throw it all back together then I'll have 2 Focui. :)
10-28-2012 04:51 PM
The sedans are soooo cheap in my area. Some can be had for under 1-2k.
I'd save up yer cash, buy a decently okay sedan, and swap parts til your hearts content.
10-28-2012 05:00 PM
If your really dead set on repairing that car (which I still advise that you don't bother), you should be able to get any parts you need from a salvage yard. Another option is to buy a cheap donor car, remove what you need, and then either sell the rest of the donor car to a salvage yard or part it out yourself and try to recoup your money.
10-28-2012 05:04 PM
you do know what the unibody is right? its pretty much the whole car aside from the front and rear lower subframes. good luck finding just the unibody, though I admit one or two show up here from time to time.
10-28-2012 05:45 PM
Yeah I know what the uni-body is I just don't want to go though straightening the front out. I was just wanting to know if anyone knows where I could get one from. But the way its looking ill have to straighten it out. Once I get the okay from my insurance company that I can tear it apart I'll post pics but so far it doesn't look to bad for what I'm wanting to do.
10-28-2012 05:50 PM
gotcha. just making sure. Your best chance is to find a focus with a blown engine or something of the sort. Swap in the rest of your stuff.