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Old 04-29-2019, 11:07 AM   #11
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You freakin stole it at that price. Nice.
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Old 04-29-2019, 02:27 PM   #12
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Called the local shop that I pass by everyday to work. They want $375 to do the front wheel bearings; parts and labor. Seems reasonable based on all the posts that I have read here.
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:08 PM   #13
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Looks great! Coming along nicely. Found out what the cel was all about?
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Old 05-22-2019, 09:42 AM   #14
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I have taken all of the rust out of the hood. Rust converted and primed. Paint soon.

Now I'm doing this make your own grill thing. I'd never do it again but so far I have cut out the yellows and the honeycomb. Now I'm smoothing out the whole center so I have just the trim ring and connection points. I have gutter guard from Home Depot so that I can trim out the grill shape and attach to the trim ring after I frame it with plastic door edge guard. It sounds like a hack job but I usually make things look good. I'll do the same for the bumper grills to match. It's a lot of work but I keep telling myself I'll be a better dude when I finish. We will see. Pics will follow.

Oh. I also put in the rear wheel spacers. They look good but I had to put in extended lug bolts. The brakes are just one big pile of rust and the floating pins behind the caliper brackets were seized.................so I freed, cleaned and lubed them.

You have love truly love an SVT that grew up in snow country. It's just one project after the next and every time it involves...............RUST.

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Old 05-22-2019, 09:47 AM   #15
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And the front wheel bearings ended up costing $530 after they got thru all of the rust but she rolls nicely now.
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Damnit man! Seems your have a lot going on. Glad to know you're trying to save the SVT from getting worse. Does under body coating help deter the rust formation some? I live in SC, and it's not as big of a problem here.
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I need to replace my front passenger wheel bearing, trying to wait it out and get both done at same time.
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The MagnaFlow exhaust is complete. Flexpipe back. I love the look. Love the sound. Fits perfectly. I found it new at www.hottexhaust.com for $407 landed. Can't beat that. It's $509 everywhere else. The gasket that I got from my local O'Reilly Auto Parts was completely wrong. Way to small. I don't think their database accounts for the SVT model and this probably belongs to a baseline Focus. I just ordered brake calipers, hoses and pads from Rock Auto. The rears are rusted and its cheaper to buy all new parts than it is to pay someone to mess with all of the disfigured bleeders and fittings.
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I need to replace my front passenger wheel bearing, trying to wait it out and get both done at same time.
Yeah. This is the only thing I didn't want to touch myself. I have heard and seen guys doing it without a press but it just seems like a bad idea for me. So I have no real advice accept to find a place that you feel good about giving your money to. VIP Auto Center wanted $800 and I just didn't get a good vibe when I talked to them.
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Damnit man! Seems your have a lot going on. Glad to know you're trying to save the SVT from getting worse. Does under body coating help deter the rust formation some? I live in SC, and it's not as big of a problem here.
I'll have to look into this soon because the rust is out of control. I have been repairing and repainting all of the little spots around the body and its never ending.

I've been reading all the posts about the best way to get inexpensive and matching paint. I might try a can off the shelf and pray for a match. If not, I'll get it matched and in cans from NAPA. Its funny how you used to be able to get semi-matching paint off the shelf in big cans but now you only see it in tiny ones for double the price.
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