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Old 10-07-2011, 07:48 PM   #11
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You guys are all ganging up on me. Lol
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:09 PM   #12
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+1 if you were able to send me some info/pics of the hitch!
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:01 AM   #13
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I'll get some pictures and info today and will post them in here when I can.
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Hitch

The horizontal cross frame under the car is an 1 1/4" ID pipe with a 2" ID square stock welded underneath. It is mounted using 1 1/2" angle iron bolted to the car frame with a 1 1/2" flat stock underneath to add stability when the bike rack is hooked on. I will try to get better pictures of how it hooks on to the car tomorrow using my old Focus sedan because it's much easier to see under there without the lower Svt bumper. Remember, this hitch was built specifically for up and down weightt but the design could probably be altered to for towing.



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'scribed. I second, or third, the rim color.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:30 AM   #16
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Here are the mounting pictures using the Focus SE. There is some differences between the two but they are pretty similar.

Passenger side mount. Same for both cars.



Driver side mount. The mounting holes were slightly different plus it was much harder to access because of the muffler on the Svt.



And, lastly, the whole hitch on the Focus SE.

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And now some pictures of the passenger side during the painting process.

A crappy picture I took about a week ago after the side was body filled and primed



What it looked like after I sanded down the ripples today.



What it looks like now after it still rippled a little more, but hopefully I will only have to sand it down one more time. It's only this one spot now so it shouldn't be to hard to get it flat.



And the picture of the whole car



My side project. Sanding down and repainting one of my winter rims which was chipping really bad.

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Old 10-09-2011, 12:25 PM   #18
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Now them are some winter tires!
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:43 PM   #19
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Yup. lol
Wait till they are on the car; they are massive.

I bought the tires off Craigslist for $75 for a full set of four studded Winterforce tires only used one winter. The rims are off a Mercury Cougar in a salvage yard because all the Focus 16" rims were picked over but the combo works great. This car is unstoppable in the snow until it starts piling up on the hood.
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why can't I find a tire deal like that lol :(
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