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Old 02-18-2014, 05:46 PM   #1
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br0cus SEDAN timeline and build

|To Do|:
Coilovers
Intake
Paint
Roof spoiler- DONE
Svt side skirts- DONE
Speakers
Headunit
Painted door handles
Front mudflaps- DONE
Euro grille
Svt mirrors- DONE
Fix the shifter bushing-DONE
In-channel Visors- DONE
Fix dents
maintenance, maintenance, MAINTENANCE

Hey everyone, guess I'm going to start a thread, I wish I had more pictures of my car but unfortunately, this is what I got !

Okay so, I bought this car (my first car) from my uncles boss's friend. I didn't really think much of it first, all I know is that I needed a car of my own. Here's what it looked like when I first got it:

It's a 5 speed stick 2000 Focus ZTS 2.0 DOHC Zetec bought in late July 2013 with 119000 miles:


After some buffing/ polishing/claybar/waxing action (and my discovery of plastidip lol):


Then came ebay Halos replacing my cracked and oxidized old ones:



Before:

After (this was when I got my fogs):


Removal of the purpling tint:


Replacing some parts from a local certifit. Too bad I'm a college student with no large income coming in. Here they are all crammed in my room:

The day we got it me and my friend wasnt really thinking though and tried to fit all these exterior parts inside my car and make the 20 mile trip back. Needless to say, with the help of jumper cables and determination, we made it x)

M2 springs with KYB struts and shocks, I'm looking to upgrade soon:


After that I bought a trubendz 2.5' magnaflow exhaust which fit like a glove (will post more pics later) and it sounds nice and deep with great growl at high revs:


Radiator support was dented due to the previous owner:



New wheels:


Mustang Mach 1 lip with new fogs and clear grille:


02/18/14- And how she sits now:



Got my fenders rolled by a local here in SD, preparing for a drop if I decide to go lower

Overall I didn't know I would be doing this much work to a focus, especially a sedan hehe. I'm glad I did though.


3/24/14:




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Old 02-18-2014, 07:34 PM   #2
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Looks good. Do you know how much paint would cost?

I have the same exact headlights in mine but they were there when i bought the car.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:52 PM   #3
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thanks man, I'm looking to replace these with ST170's

and I got quoted for $650 out the door for two fenders, front and rear bumpers, and the hood
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:14 PM   #4
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I had to replace my driver fender and bumper(previous owner wrecked and zip-tied together) but not only do I need those trimmed in and painted but the clear coat is coming off in various places around my car and the paint has some chips in it.
I really need to go get the paint priced but was always afraid of it being outrageously high.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:29 PM   #5
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Haha you should personally go in for a shop and be as friendly as you can, most shops don't have a set price and try to get the lowest price you can on it.
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Yeah I will once i get a little more money, one of the painters at the local shop has actually married my cousin so I'd say he could give me some kind of deal.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:13 AM   #7
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Doin' GOOD with that sedan!

The ZTS is a real bonus, particularly from that year. Gives you the Zetec & MTX75 instead of an SPI & IB5, rear sway bar vs. none, IIRC for that model the front bar is changed to match the rear from the models without rear bar.

Most Sedans from that year had the economy "SPI" engine, combined with the 4dr wasn't as sporty. On the good side, they have better aerodynamics & a stiffer chassis so with the good drivetrain & better suspension they are at least as much fun as the hatchbacks.

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Old 02-19-2014, 01:33 AM   #8
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Awesome ! I got lucky on this haha and thanks I guess the sedan game is strong with foci
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Yeah I will once i get a little more money, one of the painters at the local shop has actually married my cousin so I'd say he could give me some kind of deal.
Wow, lucky you ! get to know him better over a good round of beers
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:32 AM   #10
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Making that sedan look really nice keep up the good work man
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