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Old 04-08-2004, 09:06 AM   #21
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I'll see if I can take some pics when I get home.
I'll try to post them tonight.
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Old 04-12-2004, 09:12 PM   #22
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Sorry it took so long.

I took 2 pics that will hopefully show how short the shifter is next to the brake handle and front AC/Fan control panel.



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Old 04-12-2004, 09:16 PM   #23
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You'll notice that in the pics that there's no Reverse lock out mechanism.
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Here's a pic of the cutting die and cutting die tool for those who have never seen one.

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Micro, nice work. That does indeed look professional. I've been following this thread and one thing I have to say is that if someone takes time, uses the proper tools and techniques, and obviously knows what they're doing, that's not ghetto at all. Ghetto would be half-assing the job with whatever tools you have lying around and basically jimmy-rigging the whole thing. I have SEEN ghetto short throw jobs...Micro's is in no way ghetto. And that's all I have to say about that. Micro and those like him give tuners a good name.
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whats "sticky"? New to that...
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Sticky - means the thread won't move from the top of the thread listing so the info is easily obtained for new members.
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I was checking out my console to do this mod. But I have a couple questions. One, what do you do about the armrest. Two what do you do about the ebrake? I was also thinking about modding the lockout to work with this mod. Anyone suggest otherwise or have tried this. I just like having it in there, its funny seeing people trying to put it in reverse.. lol..
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I wouldn't know. I don't have an arm rest.
Maybe someone can jump in and explain .?.

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You just pull it up as far as it will go and the e-brake cover, which is part of the console will slip off.

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You have an 02 Focus. It maybe possible to cut the shifter and obtain the R-lockout.
On the 03 Foci and newer, you could do it but then you would need to put a ring or something on the r-lockout pole because you will be cutting about right under the r-lockout ring if you cut off 2 inches or more. The 03 and newer Foci R-lockout is a 2 piece mechanism and I think the 02 and older are 1 piece. You would have to check your shifter to determine what you want or need to do.
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"Just behind the armrest pivot is a square curved cover and to remove just pop off by gently pulling back on it. Once remove there are two phillips head screws hold armrest base in place. Remove screws and armrest will slide off (as a separate piece from center console). "
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