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spacegravity4me 09-05-2012 11:02 PM

Focus body swap?
 
Has anyone ever done a body swap on a focus? My car is pretty rusty and I found a body shell for 500 dollars that's the proper color and year. I was thinking of just changing all the parts over to that rust free body instead of all of the costs involved in fixing what i have. Just an idea for now and wondering if anyone's ever done something similar.

ah1f39 09-05-2012 11:13 PM

2 guys 5 days.

dodgeguy 09-06-2012 04:26 AM

Personally, I dont think it worth it. 5 days?...maybe... if you know what your doing... I would just fix what you have.

felixthecat 09-06-2012 06:41 AM

Just for the heck of it= hit up a body shop & see what they say for repairs. They are 1/2to 2/3rds less for their labor rate compared to a mechanic shop. Up here shop rates are 125.+ & B/S are 48. to 52. hr.

spacegravity4me 09-07-2012 11:38 AM

Guy told me that to redo the rockers would probably be several thousand dollars to cut off the old and weld on the new plus paint.

rambleon84 09-07-2012 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by spacegravity4me (Post 4340360)
Guy told me that to redo the rockers would probably be several thousand dollars to cut off the old and weld on the new plus paint.

Is rust a normal problem down in LA? I dont hear about southerners having issues with rust often...

spacegravity4me 09-07-2012 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by rambleon84 (Post 4340559)
Is rust a normal problem down in LA? I dont hear about southerners having issues with rust often...

No man, I put myself into this situation. The car originally came from Maine. I thought I could deal with the rust before it got really bad.

Dailyfocus 09-07-2012 02:46 PM

Its not too hard. Took me 2 days by myself to completely strip an svt. Just be prepared for vibrations because after you take out the interior it always rattles when it goes back in. And a tip: Use labeled sandwhich baggies for all your bolts. You will thank yourself later.

dodgeguy 09-07-2012 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Dailyfocus (Post 4340610)
Its not too hard. Took me 2 days by myself to completely strip an svt. Just be prepared for vibrations because after you take out the interior it always rattles when it goes back in. And a tip: Use labeled sandwhich baggies for all your bolts. You will thank yourself later.

2 days to strip - Did you transfer it all to another car? I doubt it. No way can it be easier to transfer everything to another shell. You will wish you never did. To me, its like moving to another house because you dont like the carpeting in the first one. LOL

spacegravity4me 09-07-2012 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by dodgeguy (Post 4340931)
2 days to strip - Did you transfer it all to another car? I doubt it. No way can it be easier to transfer everything to another shell. You will wish you never did. To me, its like moving to another house because you dont like the carpeting in the first one. LOL

I know right. It's crazy that it'd be cheapest thing though. Lol

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