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1sloho 06-22-2012 06:23 PM

the long life of 1sloho
 
so, i sit here bored with nothing to do so, i say to myself, why not make a thread of the progression of your car? i may have already made one of these threads a long time ago but, its long gone so im gonna make another!! lol dont have pics of every step but, ive got tons from the past 10 years.

starting from my earliest photos that i have of the car....
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...ontquarter.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...cus02/side.jpg

yup...i had the ugly(imo) taillights also. lol. my first performance mod was a FC intake, which is still on the car. im never getting rid of it because someday, i WILL get the ever so rare FC hood. onto the next mods which were a drop, some enkei RS7 wheels and a FC 65mm t/b and a trubendz borla exhaust.

one of my all time favorite pics of when she was at this stage...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/HPIM0336.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/HPIM0366.jpg

my wifes old SHO which, she still misses to this day...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/HPIM0298.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/HPIM0292.jpg

then she traded in the SHO (because everything was breaking on it) on her 07 SAP...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/HPIM0550.jpg

then the wife got me the ever so popular ebay mach-a-likes for christmas one year...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/HPIM0635.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/IMG_0025.jpg

she sat like this for a good while. attended some G2G's and some car shows...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/HPIM0794.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...ocus02/086.jpg

then it was time for some new wheels...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...ocus02/046.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...ocus02/042.jpg

to be honest, i didnt know if i was gonna like em when i first put em on but, after a couple days...i loved em!!
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/DSC00022.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/DSC00021.jpg

then i wanted a new spoiler and, i found this one...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...lerpics003.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...lerpics002.jpg

then came the time for my wife some SVT wheels and a drop...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...us02/002-1.jpg
gotta love the hatch!!!

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...us02/021-1.jpg

and during this time, i installed some front and rear sway bars. my wife got the whole saleen suspension kit, but she didnt want the sways so, i took em!!

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...us02/018-1.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...ocus02/008.jpg
doin the rear..
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...us02/007-1.jpg

and the front..
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...ocus02/014.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...us02/020-1.jpg

and a few more shows and meets..
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...utoshow018.jpg

wifey gettin trophies...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...utoshow028.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...us02/039-1.jpg

and just some randoms...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...ghtpics005.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...ghtpics006.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...dynoday005.jpg

next up...my r/s collections replica front bumper and f2 sides and rear...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...us02/005-4.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...us02/028-2.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...us02/041-1.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...ocus02/039.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...us02/045-1.jpg

with the fogs and mesh in...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...us02/004-7.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...us02/003-7.jpg

then some shots around my job...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/DSC00873.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/DSC00882.jpg

and just cuzz i can....
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/DSC00945.jpg

then, i finally got my f2 rear bumper, after almost 6 months of waiting for it...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/DSCN0105.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/DSCN0115.jpg

then came a contour metal valve cover with massives trophy cover kit...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/DSCN0338.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/DSCN0340.jpg

the car stayed this way for a good while, as i moved out. a buddy of mine was selling his cf hood so, i purchased it from him. needed some work (and still does)....
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/DSCN0453.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/DSCN0485.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/DSCN0484.jpg

then i stumbled upon a GREAT deal. was just browsing the forums and came across a thread where a local was selling his focus and, wanted to do a straight up trade for stock grey leather seats for his corbeau TRS seats. needless to say, i jumped at the offer!!
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/DSCN0633.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/DSCN0635.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/DSCN0630.jpg

these babys were FREE!!! did my research on em and found out these things go for 600....A SEAT!!!

then, it was SVT header conversion time...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...2/DSCN1089.jpg
the car pretty much stayed this way for the rest of the year as i moved out on my own.

i took the cf hood off because like stated, it still needs some tlc. also got rid of the ebay mach-a-likes for the real deal...
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5018/5...7f88c722_z.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5051/5...840fef77_z.jpg[http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5251/5...9d2001b6_z.jpg

then, i went plaid....
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5226/5...70cc1397_z.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5267/5...037ea695_z.jpg

and we are now to the most recent, well most recent pics i have of the focus. need to go out and snap some more...
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5315/5...977f608a_z.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3217/5...e3634cae_z.jpghttp://farm3.staticflickr.com/2480/5...3c4286d1_z.jpg

and the last photo in this lil journey...
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3269/5...05cc9489_z.jpg

its been a GREAT decade of ownership. have had its ups and downs but, mostly ups. i love this lil car and the FF community!! hope u enjoyed the lil timeline of my obsession. ill post a mod list below for those interested...

MODIFICATIONS

EXTERIOR:
R/S collections replica front bumper
F2 RS side skirts
F2 RS rear bumper
Mach HID headlights
Euro grill
Aftermarket hatch spoiler
clear side markers
SVT side mirrors

INTERIOR:
Corbeau TRS leather racing seats with brackets
custom wrapped plaid interior
AEM wideband air/fuel gauge in a custom pod
focus embroidered floor mats
door sill covers

I.C.E.:
complete sound system

ENGINE DRESS-UP:
Contour aluminum valve cover in wrinkle paint
Massive's trophy valve cover set

PERFORMANCE:
FC intake
FC 65mm t/b
SVT header conversion
RT gutted cat
FS flex
Borla 2.5" exhaust
FC 2 piece udp
FR stage 2 cams
Adjustable cam gears
Toms Tune

SUSPENSION:
Eibach sportline springs
KYB AGX shocks and strut
Racecraft (eibach) front and rear sway bars
sway bar poly bushings

WHEELS, TIRES & BRAKES:
Enkei Evo 5 wheels
Nitto Neo Gens 205/45/17
Centric front slotted rotors with Hawk HPS pads

MISC.:
custom fog light mount
[ffrocks][loveff]

02fordsvt 06-22-2012 07:04 PM

Wow. It's been quite the journey. It's great seeing where a car has come from.

SkyPilot 06-22-2012 07:13 PM

Love it!

zx3_bmxrider 06-22-2012 07:25 PM

Good read! I love it. I painted my focus badges a couple days ago, and was wondering where I should put them inside. I think I will choose where you did because it looks great!

speedracer ZX3 06-22-2012 08:50 PM

How was the plaid done? Looks very good man!

wilsonfocus86 06-22-2012 09:32 PM

"then, i went plaid." ...definitely wasn't expecting that haha, but looks real good because it's different and unique! [thumb] and to be honest i love the look of the black hood compared to the cf one, just makes it flow so much better and looks slick man especially with that front bumper! [giddy] excellent work!

1sloho 06-22-2012 09:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by speedracer ZX3 (Post 4227261)
How was the plaid done? Looks very good man!

its easy but...VERY time consuming. just cut out a piece of fabric big enough, spray both the surface and fabric with some spray adhesive, and get to work. lol. was hard with the design trying to keep things straight. once u have everything the way u like it, cut out the holes but be sure to leave a lil extra to tuck in behind the piece. the adhesive i got didnt set up quick so, had some time to get things right.
Quote:

Originally Posted by wilsonfocus86 (Post 4227310)
"then, i went plaid." ...definitely wasn't expecting that haha, but looks real good because it's different and unique! [thumb] and to be honest i love the look of the black hood compared to the cf one, just makes it flow so much better and looks slick man especially with that front bumper! [giddy] excellent work!

lol...was hoping to get that reaction. i love the plaid as well. as for the hoods, i like both of em honestly. the black flows but the cf one did also cause it kinda matches the wheels. id like to spend some quality time on it but 1. ive got too many things goin right now and 2. when i do get the time, i get lazy. lol

thanx for the feedback! the obsession is never complete and will be forever on going.........lol

BLRich1 06-22-2012 09:48 PM

I dig

Chick 06-22-2012 10:05 PM

Still one of my favorite cars ever on here.

1sloho 06-22-2012 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chick (Post 4227340)
Still one of my favorite cars ever on here.

aww...[:I] thanx ash...really means a lot to me.


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