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Old 08-02-2012, 10:02 AM   #211
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Gahdamn that lip. I now know what I will be spending some money on. That is the perfect mod for the front of this car. Can you PM me their contact information?

Engine looks great with the cover, please for the love of god don't paint it. Also mine didn't come with any nut from the factory so I imagine neither are technically needed. I run with the cover on my air filter always, although taking it off for "shows" seems like it looks fairly nice.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:46 PM   #212
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Car looks great Twenty. Need some black housing on the headlights!
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Terence just updated his blog with his take on the install of the lip. His pictures came out really well.



http://speakterence.wordpress.com/20...ce-carbon-lip/
I want, no, NEED this lip!
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:56 AM   #214
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Gahdamn that lip. I now know what I will be spending some money on. That is the perfect mod for the front of this car. Can you PM me their contact information?

Engine looks great with the cover, please for the love of god don't paint it. Also mine didn't come with any nut from the factory so I imagine neither are technically needed. I run with the cover on my air filter always, although taking it off for "shows" seems like it looks fairly nice.
I can do so.

As it is I'm running with the cover on but if I pop the hood Sunday it will come off.

I have yet to decide which colour, but I am seriously considering getting it painted. It's all black plastic, rather plain under that hood.

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Car looks great Twenty. Need some black housing on the headlights!
$600 though.

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I want, no, NEED this lip!
That's how I felt.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:51 AM   #215
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i love looking at this thread. realllly makes me want to speed up my new car buying process, but i'm still saving up cheese. Thanks for continuing to post!
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Much difference with the K&N filter?
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i love looking at this thread. realllly makes me want to speed up my new car buying process, but i'm still saving up cheese. Thanks for continuing to post!
Thank you! I continue to enjoy reading all the positive feedback, it motivates me to try to keep progress going and keep the thread as interesting as I can.

Keep on saving, it'll be worth it.

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Nothing yet, not that I've been able to really see. Since throwing it in the car's done about 150 kilometers. I keep track of its mileage at each fill-up so I will be looking for any improvements.
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Last-minute update, and Show and Shine!

At yesterday's event I was able to have both cars present, thanks to my father for acting as the second driver after a last-minute family emergency meant my friend couldn't take the Grand Prix for me.

Leading up to the event I was making sure the Focus would be fully detailed and looking its best for yesterday. I also wanted some new changes, as you've already seen with the engine cover and filter. On Friday one of my favourite shops got in some new shift knobs though, and they happened to be the exact colour I was wanting to change to.

On Saturday I wandered over and grabbed one as a final, last-minute change. With the car sporting teal/burple accents (interior accent lighting, lug nuts, center caps, decals) I wanted the shift knob to match as well. I grabbed another Blox 490, this time in Torch Blue. Below is it next to the Neo Chrome knob I've been using since December. (Maybe time to change the colour of the door trim?)




Since Saturday was spent getting both the Focus and GP all cleaned and ready, my parents let me keep both cars in the garage that night so that they'd still be spotless for the following day. As with the Grand Prix, the Focus was still being cleaned long after the sun had gone down.

At the show on Sunday, I was glad to see the Focus getting attention and having pictures taken of it. I ran across a couple of the shop managers/owners I've met while working on it and had a chance to talk to them. Great people, and they finally had a chance to see the car.

This time last year the car hadn't even been built yet, and here it is today. It's been a fun ~10 months working on it and I owe thanks to a lot of people that have been involved, whether it was sourcing parts and supplies, helping with the odd install, or just motivating me to keep on working.








So much for keeping it a stock daily driver.

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At the show I even managed to find one of our own, though unfortunately the owner (Jules17) and I never bumped into each other. We at least saw each other's cars though.

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Old 08-12-2012, 11:48 AM   #219
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First awards!

Yesterday there was a big show hosted by the local Thunderbird Club. It was held at a Ford/Lincoln dealership and while TBirds were the focus, all Ford vehicles were welcome. I made a last-minute decision to enter the Focus in for fun since I'd already be coming down to visit my parents who had my mother's Thunderbird in. As it turns out we both walked away with something by the end of the day, but the real surprise was the fact that in its first official show, the Thunderbird placed first for its category! It was voted by the other owners as the best '67-'71 example.



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Great work on the car so far!! As everyone as said, that front lip is amazing and as of yesterday I'm a proud owner of a brand new SE hatch with sport package and I also NEED that lip. Would there be anyway you could provide the email or perhaps the phone number of Downforce so that we may inquire about the lip as well?

The mod bug is about to hit this guy hard, and I'd rather get this lip than the 3DCarbon kit...



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