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post #16 of 44 Old 06-26-2019, 08:34 PM
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You might be right Eric, at least until after the shows stop. Then it will be a disaster after the winter :You got that right Austen, even replacement parts are expensive let alone fun stuff!

It will get tuned far later down the road. The DCT has one year left of warranty, and one of my friends plans to do a major driveline swap on his within the next year so I am going to buy his manual transmission setup to swap into mine. Once I have a reliable driveline it will be good to go! I will be going with a Devil tune tho from Mike at Rebel Devil Customs out of Noblesville Indiana. I'm told by many guys running it that it's the best out there, plus being friends with Mike on Facebook I have talked with him quite a bit and he's an A+ guy with a great small business!

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I haven't done a lot of the Focus other than tear it apart. Since I got the car I have wanted to do something different inside in a silver and black theme. I pulled both end vents on the dash, door handle grips, the HVAC panel, radio vents and shifter surround as well as found and over cover for the steering wheel (since the factory trim is moulded into the airbag). I found a neat local place that does hydrodipping for a good price so I decided to do the battery box cover, fuse box cover and the large engine cover once I get it (in transit at a friend's in the states that ran into some issues). I will be doing silver and black carbon fiber.

First is the factory interior (using an online picture since I forgot to grab a pic of mine, I didn't right hand drive swap it ). Second is the interior now, third my temporary fuse box covered , and the bottom one of these samples is the pattern I chose

I should have all the parts back by the end of next week . Also waiting on 2 screws since I dropped them into the abyss

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Awesome Mikey! That should look sharp! My Fusion is silver /black with red stripes in seats. I like it and a reason I bought it!
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Hello-Mikey and just read thru your thread...You have a nice car and have already started 'accessorizing' it....Go young man--GO!

We have a 2007 ==(actually my wife's) little 'work car' before she retired...Bought it from an elderly neighbor that couldn't drive anymore. A couple scrapes/scratches where he backed into stuff--but fixed all but one of those--very low miles when we bought it...that little 2.0L engine still get's 30 MPG on the road. pushing 126 K on the odometer and still runs good. Amsoil fluid in eveything I own...

Why would we not use this for our bang-around/errand car?

Normal maintanance--three sets of disc pads/rotors once--on third set of tires. New struts and rear shocks last year--shoot.me-- I am still amazed @ her little 'scoot
car'--oh, this particular engine has the steel timing chain/gears--not a TB.

If it doesn't move for a week or a month --it doesn't owe me anything....

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Those accents will give it a more sinister feel inside.

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Awesome Mikey! That should look sharp! My Fusion is silver /black with red stripes in seats. I like it and a reason I bought it!
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Thanks Eric! That does sound like a sharp interior in your car, the red stripes sound nice. My seats are a grey and black layout, heck I've had the seat covers on so long I forget :
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Hello-Mikey and just read thru your thread...You have a nice car and have already started 'accessorizing' it....Go young man--GO!

We have a 2007 ==(actually my wife's) little 'work car' before she retired...Bought it from an elderly neighbor that couldn't drive anymore. A couple scrapes/scratches where he backed into stuff--but fixed all but one of those--very low miles when we bought it...that little 2.0L engine still get's 30 MPG on the road. pushing 126 K on the odometer and still runs good. Amsoil fluid in eveything I own...

Why would we not use this for our bang-around/errand car?

Normal maintanance--three sets of disc pads/rotors once--on third set of tires. New struts and rear shocks last year--shoot.me-- I am still amazed @ her little 'scoot
car'--oh, this particular engine has the steel timing chain/gears--not a TB.

If it doesn't move for a week or a month --it doesn't owe me anything....

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Thanks for the kind word Glenn, sounds like a great little car! Seems everyone almost has had a Focus or knows someone that loves one. For a good cheap car they couldn't be beat, sadly until the MK2 having transmission issues (even tho it was a standard fluid filled) and then the MK3 as everyone knows about killed the vibe of them

I run factory oil and filters in it, I figure it's better than how many people just don't change it :. I actually don't know if this one uses the belt or chain, will cross that bridge when I get there
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Got the call that the parts were finished Tuesday so I rushed over on my lunch and made it back with 2 minutes to spare!

Woke up early on Wednesday because I couldn't sleep so said why not be productive, slapped in everything except the steering wheel cover because it needed to be taped om and the shift cover because I needed the 2 screws I dropped. Got a call later in the day that the screws were in so got those and the 3M Molding tape and got it all ready. Woke up early today and tossed it all together along with the better looking HVAC knobs, to say I'm happy with it is an understatement. Once I pick up the engine cover in 2 weeks (it won't be dipped for Focusfest tho) I will send it off to be dipped to match

Hit the horn at 7am by accident, sorry neighbors :

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Nice Mikey! I like the look!


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Thanks Eric, I am blown away how well it turned out. Makes it look nuch note fancy than a college student sedan

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I've been pretty quiet on the forum lately due to being busy, however last Thursday and Friday I spent both nights after work cleaning up the Focus. Saturday I made my way to Dearborn Michigan to finally meet John, my long time Focus friend. I met him along with 2 other Focus guys we know in Michigan and had a blast. I cleaned the inside, outside, used a synthetic clay bar mitt and waxed it. I've never done anything more than wash it so it was a learning curve but I am so happy I did it. We went for lunch and then went to the pre meet Hayden had planned before the Mid Michigan Focus meet in Detroit. The meet ended up being cancelled so we caravaned to an all cars meet in Walled Lake. Put about 100 miles on the car. Tomorrow evening I leave home and head for Focus Fest St. Louis! The trip there will be in 3 lengths, tomorrow I head to John's in Kalamazoo, then we head to Rebel Devil Customs in Noblesville Indiana to pick up his car and then finally St. Louis by late Thursday!

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Mikey nice detail job! You are catching on. Soon you will be buffing like me! Lol


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Sounds like fun and thanks for the pics! Enjoy all of the automotive related festivities!

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Thanks guys, the show was an absolute blast! The whole week I had a wonderful time, from last minute parts installed Wednesday on JD's car, to the actual show events. My group of friends made out very well winning a total of 7 awards. I didn't win any awards but did come home with something unexpected from the raffle, Bavar racing wheels. I left Saturday so I gave my raffle tickets to my friends since it was Sunday and said to put them in whatever my car needed. They put them in everything else and 1 in the wheels, sure enough that was all I won. 1 in 1300 shot to win. I will attach some pictures of my car followed by all the other pictures I took

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And the rest of the pictures

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