Been there and back. I was one of the first to go. I hope you don't have a family (three very small children and a wife) to support like I did. That sucked. Good luck with the project - it seems really complex, but I guess that's the allure.
Previously proud owner of one Pitch Black SVT Focus ZX5
Mods: FS SCT XCalibrator, VF Engineering Rear Motor Mount, Continental ContiExtremeContact tires (stock size), um, well, that's it.
Currently proud owner of a Pitch Black 2007 Focus SES 5-spd (2.0 Duratec) with all manner of options, but no mods...yet.