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Old 10-11-2012, 12:17 AM   #1
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Exclamation 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.

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!

Onto the Pictures!:













What I'm working with...


First "Mods" were Walmart Tint and Decal Removal:


New Parts:
Tires complimentary of FF Member RPPM!


Check back in for updates, thanks for looking!

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





Still water laying on the floorpans


Update: 10/17/12
Picked up a new door at the junkyard.

Removed Rear Bumper.

Began sanding.

Continued through the night.




Installed New Door/Bumper.


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 ;)








Also wet sanded the head/fog lights w/ 400g. Sprayed with lacquer. Tinted the fogs. Not sure if I like the color.





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.





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

10/25/2012 Installed Home Depot Lip



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.

How bad the tire was...


New Wheels/Tires


Harness Bar


Quick Pic at work!



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Old 10-11-2012, 12:57 AM   #2
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Nice! Even with the interior how it is, $600 is a steal! I'm excited to see the build progress
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:03 AM   #3
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:14 AM   #4
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this is a quality beater car!
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:49 AM   #5
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:27 AM   #6
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Damn that's nasty. But it has an S2 wing? Huh.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:33 PM   #7
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Nice car! Glad to see another Focus brought back from the grave!

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Damn that's nasty. But it has an S2 wing? Huh.
Not an S2 wing, looks similar - maybe some kind of aftermarket
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:38 PM   #8
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ugh that interior makes me wanna puke...
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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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