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sixshooter 10-11-2012 12:17 AM

Project Hoop-D
 
What is Project Hoop-D?: Well I just arrived home today with my 3rd Focus, 6th Ford Product, and 9th Vehicle I've owned. Dubbed "Project Hoop-D" I plan on doing all my "dirty" work and winter driving with this car. Don't worry, Steamboat is just hibernating for the winter!

History: I purchased from original owner w/ 186,500 miles. All maintenance was completed (Timing belt, water pump, thermostat, alternator, belts, hoses, plugs/wires, brakes, bearings, transmission fluid, coolant, radio, and shift solenoids replaced).

Specs: 2002 Ford Focus ZX3. Zetec w/ Auto. Power Everything. Factory Fogs. Moonroof. Spoiler. 16" Alloys. 6-Disc CD

Story Time: OG Owner's neighbor backed into passenger door, smashing glass and destroying door. Owner collected insurance. Abandoned vehicle. Sat for a year and half w/ no window. Cats and Mother Nature moved in. The interior is NASTY! Needless to say I paid a whopping $600. [80?]

What Needs Replaced?:
Windshield
Door/Glass
Fuel Door
Rear Bumper
Tires
Interior

What do I have planned?
Gut Interior
Change Oil
Replace Parts Needed

What have I completed?:
Look at the pics below!

I do have minor mods planned but I will keep them a secret so you guys have a reason to check back! [shhh]

Onto the Pictures!:
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0401.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0402.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0403.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0404.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0405.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0406.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0407.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0408.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0409.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0410.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0411.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0412.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0413.jpg
What I'm working with...
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0419.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0418.jpg
First "Mods" were Walmart Tint and Decal Removal:
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0414.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0416.jpg
New Parts:
Tires complimentary of FF Member RPPM!
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0415.jpg

Check back in for updates, thanks for looking! [loveff]

Update 10/11/12:
Engine Flushed, New Oil/Filter/Drain Plug
Update 10/12/12:
Interior Completely Gutted

http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0422.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0420.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0421.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0423.jpg
Still water laying on the floorpans [80?]
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0424.jpg

Update: 10/17/12
Picked up a new door at the junkyard.
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0426.jpg
Removed Rear Bumper.
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0427.jpg
Began sanding.
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0428.jpg
Continued through the night.
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0429.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0430.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0431.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0432.jpg
Installed New Door/Bumper.
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0433.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0434.jpg
Finished the night off by sanding the roof, door, and bumper, painted 1 door jamb, gave the car a quick bath, and polished the head/fog lights.

Update 10/18/12
Finished sanding. Taped of trim/windows. Painted door jambs. Laid first coat of base paint. Those pics will come when paint is completed ;)
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0439.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0438.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0437.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0436.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0435.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0442.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0443.jpg

Also wet sanded the head/fog lights w/ 400g. Sprayed with lacquer. Tinted the fogs. Not sure if I like the color.
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0468.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0466.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0463.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0472.jpg

Update: 10/19/12
Laid a 2nd coat of paint. Painted spoiler as well.

10/21/12 Laid Final Coat of Paint. Painted roof and bumper as well. Paint in pictures is still drying.

http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0488.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0483.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/DSCN0491.jpg

10/24/2012 Replaced Air/Fuel Filter. Installed Iceman Resonator Snorkel

10/25/2012 Installed Home Depot Lip

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...67652359_n.jpg

10/26/2012 Painted and Installed Cougar Wheels/Tires, Installed CODSVT Harness Bar

Picking up the wheels/tires. Had to swap a wheel out for the ride home.
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/IMG_0572.jpg
How bad the tire was...
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/IMG_0573.jpg

New Wheels/Tires
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/IMG_0596.jpg

Harness Bar
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/IMG_0601.jpg

Quick Pic at work!
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/...D/IMG_0600.jpg

Kevastator 10-11-2012 12:57 AM

Nice! Even with the interior how it is, $600 is a steal! I'm excited to see the build progress [thumb]

sam fisher 10-11-2012 01:03 AM

Sweet catch man

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whimsicalpouch2 10-11-2012 01:14 AM

this is a quality beater car!

LouBomb 10-11-2012 10:49 AM

nice catch!

Malibooya 10-11-2012 11:27 AM

Damn that's nasty. But it has an S2 wing? Huh.

katiekay 10-11-2012 12:33 PM

Nice car! Glad to see another Focus brought back from the grave!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Malibooya (Post 4399378)
Damn that's nasty. But it has an S2 wing? Huh.

Not an S2 wing, looks similar - maybe some kind of aftermarket

suprchrgd_zx3 10-11-2012 12:38 PM

sexy

drunkyoda 10-11-2012 01:01 PM

ugh that interior makes me wanna puke...

boardgeneration 10-11-2012 01:11 PM

That's not awful. And $600 is a steal!
Totally worth gutting interior and gettin svt seats or something.
I think I can actually smell the stink of the rotten interior.


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