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Old 01-11-2011, 07:51 AM   #21
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:09 AM   #22
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How hard is it to get RS parts. I would imagine you got to get them from the UK right?
If you haven't sourced your parts for this build yet it will be almost impossible to complete or you better have a lot of money. Part are mainly sourced from the U.K. with some parts coming from the USA and Germany.

what did you use for the door panels? i want to do that this spring!

I used a thin fiber board which I found at menards, I ordered some suede in from hungary, found some foam for the padding and lots of epoxy! I helped someone else on here who I now believe has a sticky in the how to section.

Are you doing the bodywork or fitting a look alike body kit?


All OEM Exterior (all metal panels)

Any projected time for completion?

-I want the body completed and in for paint by May at the latest
-I want the engine and running gear in and dyno'd by July
-If all goes well its First Trackday will be in October after the couple month break-in

I might be done before these dates but only time will tell.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:26 AM   #23
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My only update is from this weekend Dropped both front and rear subframes. Ran into a problem with the front subframe as I didn't have the tool for the quick spring coupling on the power steering. I will be running to autozone for that tonight.


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-finish dropping front subframe
-Finish pulling all heat shields
-Cut out Front bumper
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:37 AM   #24
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Great thread, good luck with your conversion.
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If you haven't sourced your parts for this build yet it will be almost impossible to complete or you better have a lot of money. Part are mainly sourced from the U.K. with some parts coming from the USA and Germany.
what he said, if you didn't start collecting parts back in 2009, you won't find anything now. ford europe discontinued everything late 2009 early 2010. if you're thinking about starting the project now, don't, i think it's safe to say it's nearly impossible.

even then, like theilt, i got the body panels and suspension in september 2009 from capaldi racing. i didn't finish finding/collecting the remainder of the parts from germany and uk until just a few months ago. these projects take a great amount of time and dedication and i have an immense amount of respect for anyone undertaking and fully completing them.

since you pretty much have the blueprint from nzwinrz, can't wait to see how yours pans out, good luck!

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^ Thanks, and you said it perfectly. Unless you began this project a couple of years ago (and had a bidding war against all the UK and US buyers) it will be almost impossible to complete.

Nzwinrz has been a great resource and he has completed a fantastic build which still has more to come! If I ever have questions he's always there to help.
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^ Thanks, and you said it perfectly. Unless you began this project a couple of years ago (and had a bidding war against all the UK and US buyers) it will be almost impossible to complete.

Nzwinrz has been a great resource and he has completed a fantastic build which still has more to come! If I ever have questions he's always there to help.
definitely, i've been tempted to start a thread in the showroom and rigz showcasing his work with a few pics, he's kept it strictly to our rs thread on focaljet so no one really knows his car exists! easily the best focus build in the states.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:37 AM   #28
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Update from the weekend:
-Removed front lower subframe
-Removed radiator
-cut out front bumper

I think I will be able to mount the euro front bumper onto the stock plates but room will be tight
I also noticed the two plates are not mounted symetrical to each other (notice the angle on this one where the other is flush)

I also found some extra wiring work as the previous owner thought is was a good idea to wire strobes and other electronics into the ignition and oil pump harness.

Next:
-pulling engine and everything else from engine bay
-finish removing heat shields
-remove rear windows
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