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Lenny
H3lly
Looks very tidy, matches the upper grill very well. Good write up.
jeebowhite
Nice Contribution Lenny! very helpful indeed! I'm sure many will find this useful!
Lenny
thanks for the comments guys going to do one for the ST Rear spoiler and spraying rear view mirror. and maybe the rear fog conversion. nice to get possitive feedback cheers :)
Leemaxd
Well done, guides like this are always very helpfull to all.
Ionut159
Nice work, Lenny.
I have one question for you: the old grill that you took off the car, can it be used again? Did you break any clips or some fixing parts of it?
I'm asking this because I want to paint my grill grey, like the ones on Mondeo Titanium, and I wouldn't buy a new grill.
Reeda
Fantastic post, this is going to help me a lot. thanks

PS: can you do one for the door panels now, screwed if i know lol :D
Lenny
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Nice work, Lenny.
I have one question for you: the old grill that you took off the car, can it be used again? Did you break any clips or some fixing parts of it?
I'm asking this because I want to paint my grill grey, like the ones on Mondeo Titanium, and I wouldn't buy a new grill.
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I have the old grill packaged up in the attic, i can post it for 25 if your interested, around 3 of the clips are cracked bearing in mind their are 20 clips around the grill and the 3 that are split are not all beside each other.

PM me if your interested in purchasing.
Lenny
[quote name='Reeda' timestamp='1310410560' post='135521']
Fantastic post, this is going to help me a lot. thanks

PS: can you do one for the door panels now, screwed if i know lol :D
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I have no reason to remove my door panels at the moment,
Sorry to say; i wont be doing a gude for that one mate,
why do you want to remove them anyway? perhaps start a topic asking if anyone can help.
Reeda
Cheers Lenny.

mite just start a new one see what info i can get B)
Ash88lfc
Grille guide is quality. Finally got mine delivered Lenny and put it on. Will upload a pic when get 5 mins away from the misses haha :)
jgriff
looks like an easy task to do. Very clear how-to lad. Where bout you from?
Lenny
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looks like an easy task to do. Very clear how-to lad. Where bout you from?
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Hi Thanks for the comments i live near Wicklow :)
MattyS
Lenny you must spend hours typing these up! :P
Lenny
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Lenny you must spend hours typing these up! :P
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some of them i have taken up to four hours mate,

checking the spelling and uploading all the pictures, then sorting the pictures in the correct order,

but its all worth it in the end, helps others see how to do it and also what envolved before they start,
and their great to look back on :)

thanks for the apprecieation mate,
Lenny
[size="3"][b][i]Iíve updated the first Post of this Guide the Guide to Include a Download PDF File of the Guide.

Figured this would be useful to others being able to print out the Guide and refer to it during the Modification Process.B) [/i][/b][/size]
adowling
I'm having no luck! i've tried your method but it isnt budging at all :(
Lenny
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I'm having no luck! i've tried your method but it isnt budging at all :(
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if your grill has the chrome lip then you need to pull the chrome lip instead of the black grill because the grill is seperate to the black grill
but it is the chrome that is clipped to the bumper section.
TDCiST
Great Guide Lenny, am now in the process of doing the one for the upper grille ;)
Lenny
[quote name='TDCiST' timestamp='1357744189' post='225369']
Great Guide Lenny, am now in the process of doing the one for the upper grille ;)
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Thanks mate,
Ive also upgrade the front upper grill, but i didnt create a guide due to some people having difficulty with their bonnet lock after changing grills,
I thought it best not to leave myself open to blame and accusation lol
Its an easy upgrade though, just remove slam panel screws and two from top of grill then pull straigh forwards.
Only tricky part is transfering the screw and spring from the flip badge to the new grill, ensuring the pin on th3 spring stays 8n the corrisponding holes.
TDCiST
i too had a bonnet lock issue... however i know how to fix it!!

I will of course put the standard disclaimer in it ;)
martyntdci
printed out from pdf format lol
FordFocusman
You really need to remove the grill to put the chrome on it
i mean you can clip the the chrome on it, no ?
Lenny
[quote name='FordFocusman' timestamp='1361197892' post='236789']
Do you really need to remove the grill to put the chrome on it
i mean you can clip the the chrome on it, no ?
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The Titanium spec grill from ford comes in two seperate parts.
The grill section is just a flat surface and is not capable of being fitted to the bumper without the chrome grill suround.

The chrome suround clips around the specific grill centre, and also clips to the bumper
It is impossible to fit the genuine ford chrome surround on top of any other grill except the specific grill centre from ford.
FordFocusman
Allright you did a great job as usual mate !
vibeone

Well this is embarrassing... can I have more help please?!

 

I have the titanium trim with the chrome... How do you pull the chrome trim... theres nothing really to pull on?

 

I've followed the guide (I think) and I can kind feel the clips inside the grill by putting fingers through the grill.. but it seems completely tight. I don't even seem to be close to removing a single clip :(

 

Any extra advice? How do the clips fix in place, and which way should I be pushing?!

vibeone

I've got this far(!)

 

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Lenny

Well this is embarrassing... can I have more help please?!
 
I have the titanium trim with the chrome... How do you pull the chrome trim... theres nothing really to pull on?
 
I've followed the guide (I think) and I can kind feel the clips inside the grill by putting fingers through the grill.. but it seems completely tight. I don't even seem to be close to removing a single clip :(
 
Any extra advice? How do the clips fix in place, and which way should I be pushing?!



Hi mark,
Kneel down at the left hand corner of the grill,
Put left hand on bumper next to grill and hold steady.
Put fingers of right hand through grill to pull the rear of the chrome.
Pull hard with right hand.

1, 2, 3 pull.

Then continue this around the grill,
vibeone

Well I've got it off, but broken most of the chrome clips in the process!

 

Anyone got a part code / price for the chrome surround (the grill is fine - its just the chrome that I've bust!)

Lenny

Well I've got it off, but broken most of the chrome clips in the process!
 
Anyone got a part code / price for the chrome surround (the grill is fine - its just the chrome that I've bust!)

Chrome section is Finis1528578 costs 67.32 Gbp
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Genuine-Ford-FOCUS-2008-Front-Bumper-Grille-Frame-Chrome-Plated-1528578-/151004725656
vibeone

Chrome section is Finis1528578 costs 67.32 Gbp
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Genuine-Ford-FOCUS-2008-Front-Bumper-Grille-Frame-Chrome-Plated-1528578-/151004725656

 

Owch!

 

I think i'll try a repair!!

johnson293

Ordered a Chrome Surround grille off ebay, and it arrived yesterday - doesn't appear to be a genuine Ford part, but the Chrome surround and grille itself are two seperate parts.

 

Removed the existing grille (which was just a standard lower bumper grille, despite being a Titanium), which snapped most of the tangs - so that aint going back on.

 

However, having trouble getting some of the bottom tangs/clips to click into place - probably a symptom of not being a genuine part.

 

This grille, the chrome surround is chrome effect plastic - is that what the genuine one is, or is it chromed metal?

 

Gonna have another look over the weekend, and try and get the bottom tangs clipped in properly, when I have more time..

Lenny

Ordered a Chrome Surround grille off ebay, and it arrived yesterday - doesn't appear to be a genuine Ford part, but the Chrome surround and grille itself are two seperate parts.
 
Removed the existing grille (which was just a standard lower bumper grille, despite being a Titanium), which snapped most of the tangs - so that aint going back on.
However, having trouble getting some of the bottom tangs/clips to click into place - probably a symptom of not being a genuine part.
This grille, the chrome surround is chrome effect plastic - is that what the genuine one is, or is it chromed metal?
Gonna have another look over the weekend, and try and get the bottom tangs clipped in properly, when I have more time..

Hi the genuine ford chrome surround is plastic aswell and comes in two parts chrome and plastic grill,
Fit the grill to the chrome then chrome to the car,

Try gently pushing the chrome lip in while pulling the bumper out,

Put your fingers in through the grill,
Put your thumbs on the bumper,

Push your thumbs
And
Pull with your fingers,
Should go together, but if not genuine then this guide is of no use mate,
Capt Black

Very helpful and LOVE that you put part numbers as well making this so easy for the novice to DIY. Cheers!

Kye

Can the grill do without the chrome liner? How does it look without?

 

I find the chrome bits on the front of the Titanium tacky. I guess it could be stripped down and repainted if needs be, like the bonnet lip.

Lenny

Can the grill do without the chrome liner? How does it look without?
 
I find the chrome bits on the front of the Titanium tacky. I guess it could be stripped down and repainted if needs be, like the bonnet lip.

you could strip it down and paint it but you may be better to remove and sell it then buy one from a style or zetec spec would earn you a few pounds on sale and purchase,
Maverick203

Thank you for taking time to write this has helped me hugely and probably saved me breaking my bumper whilst trying to remove it. Will be removing mine tomorrow and spraying it. Thanks again. 

Lenny

Thank you for taking time to write this has helped me hugely and probably saved me breaking my bumper whilst trying to remove it. Will be removing mine tomorrow and spraying it. Thanks again. 

no prob,
Happy to be of assistance, check my profile page for a list of all my guides with links,
Dee_82
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291309720878?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

found one for 25 quid, remains to be seen how good it is but for that kinda money ill take one for the team and check it out

:)

they have a cool looking RS style hex one too, I don't think it would look good on the silver car but would probably look pretty neat on something more RS/ST'y
Dee_82
well, that took all of 5 min to install, whilst I got the bottom clips off ok the top ones were a pain in the bum, a couple of them have snapped in the process, if its wasn't raining I might have taken a bit more time with it and tried to pry them off but meh!

anyhow, the £25 quid chrome grill

worth every penny, there was a couple of marks on the grill but the chrome was fine, fitted fine, and looks just as good as OEM so yup, go get them folks! Im a little tempted to spray it gloss black but ill sit on that for a while. The only disappointing thing is, whilst poking about in front of the bumper, ive noticed dozens of wee chips and marks :(

whilst I was in there I also noticed the scoops to the intercooler were not seated properly and didn't really direct the air to where it should go, so fixed that too.

But all in all, happy days with the purchase :)
Kye
I'll have to keep an eye out for the Zetec S grill.
Dee_82
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FOCUS-MK2-5-BLACK-RS-STYLE-SPORT-HONEYCOMB-MESH-FRONT-GRILLES-LEFT-RIGHT-CENTRE-/291271023959?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item43d11b1d57

That's pretty cool, but I don't think it will work that well with a silver titanium, be a little bling, be cool on a red, blue or white though
Stoney871

I'll have to keep an eye out for the Zetec S grill.


http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=231402807462&alt=web
troy45

I've got a surplus mk2.5 ST lower grill braving the elements in the back yard, took mucho time and effort for my mate to paint it satin black for me but lot of it has ended up flaking off so I got a newie and had it done at a paintshop instead.

 

Anything I get for it can go to Macmillan rather than one of my off-shore slush funds ;)

WAZ91

If i remove the chrome trim which is broken already will the zetec S grill fit straight in?

Lenny

If i remove the chrome trim which is broken already will the zetec S grill fit straight in?

Chrome wont fit the zetecS grill, but the zetecS grill will fit standard bumper,
Straight swap
Dee_82
Oops, missed that reply
WAZ91

Chrome wont fit the zetecS grill, but the zetecS grill will fit standard bumper,
Straight swap

 

 

Thats what i wanted to hear!



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