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Ok so I finally had a little time to make the thread. Some of you know I just recently acquired a SVT that was going to be scrapped. The pressure plate flew apart due to the clutch being so worn out which broke through the bell housing. The car was towed into the dealership. After adding all the cost of repairs the car needed, which totaled up to 6k the PO said. So after hearing that he wanted to get rid of it. He said he was done with the car and he's had it for 5 year already and was ready move on. So enter me

Here is a link to the thread

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=266715&highlight=svt+scrap

Anyways, sent a few PM's back and forth, talked on the phone a bit. I fully intended to part the car out. The PO did not have the place or ability to do this with the car, but I could. So after his description of the car and such it seemed like parting out was the right choice. He sent me pics and the damage wasn't that bad at all. It was side swiped while changing lanes on the highway, cracked the front bumper, and had scrapes down the side. Now at first I was thinking it's got twisted metal and such, but this was not the case. Now the car does need body work all over, it has some hail damage so it will need to be redone body wise, but it's not bad at all.

I must say once I saw the pics he sent me, I instantly knew this one's not going to be parted out and I had to get it back on the road! These are going to get harder to find with all the one's being wrecked, hit, modded heavily or ones with a clean title, and this one had a clean title![ohcrap]

Anyways I can fix the bumper, some of you might have seen my euro bumper repair thread, and this one looks in way better shape than my euro one was in. The tranny was only damaged in the bell housing area, though the diff side does have a nick and lil' hole but it doesn't look like anything got through. I will inspect it farther when I crack it open. Well on to the reason why we subscribe to these rebuild threads.

Here are the first pics I saw of the car, what can I say it was love at first sight [dunno].









Obviously it's got HID's [8D]







Looks like i got some buffing to do, it almost feels like sand paper.















Needless to say I was very happy it has blue seats [:)]

After settling on a price, I met with the PO. Very nice guy and very organized. He had all the paper work in order making it a very nice transaction. I'm not going to lie I was very nervous and it was very hard to sign the papers [:I]. Then out of no where he pulls out the Certificate that comes with the SVT's saying what number they are! I almost died [xx(] I was so excited. I was now the proud owner of a 2004 SVT Focus ZX5, my dream car minus the color of course but you know how rare yellow is [giggle].



Now that I had the title and everything next step was heading out to Bastrop to pick it up. [driving]
 

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Congrats! My svt was my dream car too and mine needed quite a bit of work as well.
Got it all fixed up now, and it was so worth putting the money into making it a beauty again!
 

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Thanks, I think I'm going to enjoy putting money into this one. Not saying old yeller' isn't money worthy but this has considerably less initial cost.


I have more pics of the SVT's journey with me on the way just gotta up load them.
 

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So my friend and I had a little road trip out to Bastrop. It was nice spending time with my friend being that I don't get to see him too much. The car was at Munday Ford, at first they were being a little difficult saying they wanted me to pay to put the car back together. They pulled the tranny but the PO declined the repair and was only paying for diagnostics. So I guess they were a little mad cause they couldn't make the money off of it they thought they were? That and they were being a some @$$holes, and the tech that worked on it wouldn't even look at me. I can kinda understand that being he pulled the tranny and is probably not making any money off of it? Any ways since I didn't pay to put back together they just threw the sub frame back on, left the motor just hanging on the passenger side mount. The tranny was put in the trunk, along with all the parts that came off of it. I was just glad it was a roller, I'll have to see if there any damage once I get the tranny back in. Well on to the pics.

First time I laid eyes on it.



We ran int o a little trouble getting the car on the trailer due to the SVT bumper being so low. So I had to crawl under the car on the hot hot hot pavement and pull the bumper off to get it past the ramps.



On the trailer after an hour worth's of work lol







How the dealership left it under the hood.



The only mod it has, a K&N Typhoon intake.



The tow vehicle. I helped my friend scour all of Houston and surrounding areas for this truck. Last of the 7.3's and in great shape. Was the best condition and price we ran across. Never broke a sweat while pulling the SVT!





After a long drive we had to stop off and pick up my focus and follow my new focus back to my house. Of course after being in the hot sun we had to stop for just a min and drink beer and enjoy the sunset.





 

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Back at my house, unloading the SVT









Thought something was wrong, but it was ok





Hellz yeah!! Blue interior [headbang]!! It matches my FF shirt[loveff]!



It was officially home now [clap]
 

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So, now that is was home time to check the carnage!!





Its just a little hole [hihi]

You can see where part of the pressure plate cut through the bell housing like a hot knife through butter.

 

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Nice man!
 

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Glad your saving it. Should be good as new when finished!
 

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Woot. Nice.
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Subscribed! Can't wait to see it when you get finished!
 

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Good deal man. Should be worth it. Cant wait to see more
 

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Congrats Paul! that engine bay looks like it needs a little love.. LoL cosmetic damage is not as important as getting the SVT back on the road tho.. these streets are missing one already (Zab's)
 
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