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Old 06-01-2007, 01:02 AM   #1
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Start to Finish...cervini style!

so a while back i saw someone compile his start to finish i decided to see what i could come up with

this is from May 2004 until present and includes total transformation, partially because of a wreck and partially because i'm ocd haha

here we go!

started life as:
2004 Ford Focus ZX3 Premium, had i think 7 miles on the odo at delivery
2.3L Duratec PZEV, 5-speed
every option except: leather, ABS, and auto tranny

At the Dealership:

(ignore the terrible fashion sense...i was young...)

once the baby got to college, verry verry stock still

looks like a the windows tinted soon after (20% all around)

which leads up to.....


head on collision with a prelude, focus's me replacing the radiator support, etc..


thats also right about when the rims came in..18" RPM 501s sittin on 215/35 rubber

also got ST170 grille, m3 mirrors and clear corners

insurance check came through, it was 100% the other dude's fault so i made bank...check it out:


full paint in a candy black with blue metallic flip flop

as you can see here


now that the baby's back together and better than ever, time to put a lil go-go on it


as you can see, there is a certain part of the kit that still needed to be finished...the PIPES! and with NOPI coming up, it needed to get done and done right!

the defecit is clearly seen here...

sooo i photoshopped up my idea..LAMBO STYLE!

..and took it down to the exhaust shop

ended up with this

i think its sexy...and the custom surrounds we made match the rims' rivets

NOPI NATIONALS 06! atlanta, ga

met a lot of foci owners here and managed to take home 3rd place in the focus-custom well as getting my pic up on the web page!

the motor as it is sitting lately

added a few goodies along the way..

then at one of our crazy SE forum meets, we all decided that the time had come for it to be a few calls to b16 mike scored me a set of Ford Racing Focus Dynamic strut/springs for a nice 1.5" drop and ridiculous handling improvements

tinted the tails too

christmas present from the lil bro...

first photoshoot of 07

myself and dan (dcl2049), a fellow auburn foci driver

how romantic..haha

still in its infant stages but running and working great:

hells yeah

betcha ain't got one of these...

computer works great, currently working on sound quality...

Balance shaft delete:

that was a fun job, got to see the heart and sould of the D23E and man does it wake the car up!

photos from my latest show, about 2 weeks ago up in winter haven, fl

not sure why they got the ugly chick to pose on my car, nor does she look to happy to be doing it...whatever

even made the homepage pic!

F2 Manifold Cover came in thursday!

Not bad for a 21 year old...i'm sure theres stuff i forgot, oh well i can't remember all the crap thats in this car...

anyways feel free to comment, current plans are finishing up the computer/ice setup with a jl 500/5 amp, mtx thunderform sub/enclosure, and a few computer goodies like xm radio and whatever

followed by new tires(some Nitto NeoGen in 225/35), an STS, as well as a few more go fast goodies...really wanna get into Cosworth d-Power, and eventually FS turbo

Disciple of the "Push harder, suck less" school of autocross.

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Old 06-01-2007, 01:23 AM   #2
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Very nice.
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:36 AM   #3
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nice pics, one day my zx3 will look nice aswell, though that day is far far away :P
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:41 AM   #4
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wow I wish I had your car even before you started doing anything to it. To have that body style with the 2.3 your lucky. And to have it look like that after you get done with wow looks great.
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:45 AM   #5
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damn your car looks g sick!
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:00 AM   #6
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WOW!! i must admit it's the best looking focus i have seen so far!! great job! just exactly which body kit is that? it does more to make the car look sleek, sporty and downright aggressive than any i've seen.

thanks for the pic story. i think it really helps to see a car evolve like that when contemplating ideas. and your evolution has certainly been an impressive one. i'm guessing you get alot of people checking you out when you drive it!

(closest thing i found to a drool smilie!!)
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:04 AM   #7
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What kind of dome light is that? The MkII ST that European-Parts sells?

Also, can you remember roughly how much the Cervini hood was to ship? I've been wanting one of those for a while and have been hesitant because of the price.
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:24 AM   #8
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Nice story. Your ride looks great. Good choice in the D23.

Good work.

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Old 06-01-2007, 08:13 AM   #9
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Sweet ride! :)
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Old 06-01-2007, 09:28 AM   #10
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awe brings a tear to my eye to have seen this baby grow up ........ do you have fan t-shirts even?
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