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Old 07-22-2013, 01:24 AM   #1
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Euro bumpers on an mk1.5 sedan?

Hey guys! After hanging out at FocusFest this weekend I am now convinced I need to step up my Focus game and since my bumpers aren't in the best condition I'm entertaining the idea of getting new ones. I dig the euro bumpers more than anything else I've seen (and no I am not a fan of the SAP bumpers... I know I know ).

Before I get into actually trying to find the money to fund this, finding a set, getting them painted and all that jazz I wanna know if they will even work with my car without extensive modifications. Has anyone done this? And would it even look right with the body lines of an 06 sedan?

I'm looking for something along the lines of these...






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Old 07-22-2013, 01:52 AM   #2
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The front will be easier than the rear. For the front, you will need to change your fenders, hood, headlights, upper grille and window washer bottle along with the Euro bumper of your choice. There are Euro sedan rears, for those to work, you will also need an MK1 decklid and MK1 tails, the sedan Euro rears do not have reverse lights in them, they are just shorter. The Euro hatch rear will not work without extensive mods (which I don't think anyone has ever done). The actual bodyline of the Focus didn't change at all except for the bumpers, so you will be making the bodyline back to what it should be. Here is the Euro rear(direct bolt-on with decklid and tails)


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Old 07-22-2013, 02:03 AM   #3
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EURO sedan rear = hotness(well any EURO bits)
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Wait there is a euro sedan rear? How have I not known about this? Must have!
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^ don't think so. Euro MK1 sedan rear appears to be identical except for the tail lights, which I think look worse anyway

I don't think any of this is relevant for OP anyway, she has a 2006 North American Focus which was never sold in Europe
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^ don't think so. Euro MK1 sedan rear appears to be identical except for the tail lights, which I think look worse anyway

I don't think any of this is relevant for OP anyway, she has a 2006 North American Focus which was never sold in Europe
Look again, I gave a description, the euro sedan is different.

Also, the U.S. models from 2000-2007 are the exact same as the European models from 1998-2004 after you change the bumpers.

Next time, read the comments before posting nonsense.
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Since you are too lazy to read, look at the difference. Here is a U.S. sedan:

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Look again, I gave a description, the euro sedan is different.

Also, the U.S. models from 2000-2007 are the exact same as the European models from 1998-2004 after you change the bumpers.

Next time, read the comments before posting nonsense.
YES I love the slimmer design of the euro bumper and no lines or what ever. I still can't believe I never saw this before.

It looks like it time to use my UK connection.
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Since you are too lazy to read, look at the difference. Here is a U.S. sedan:

Looks identical to me
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MK1 euro front swap and SAP sedan rear would be a great combo.
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