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Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1344969670' post='200917']
I know mate its a tough one. Gonna try adjusting her seat. I personally feel the difference but it obviously isn't good if they affecting the Missus so much. I do think they look great and I know mate I plan on getting some window tints at some point but they'll have to wait till I've done a few other mods first. By the way, what is a rough price on getting the rear windows tinted professionally?
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id buy her one of these to protect her ears when the window is open
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Thinsulate-Balaclava-SAS-Style-with-Lining-Motorbike-Ski-/130590537957?pt=UK_Hats&hash=item1e67cd78e5"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Thinsulate-Balaclava-SAS-Style-with-Lining-Motorbike-Ski-/130590537957?pt=UK_Hats&hash=item1e67cd78e5[/url]
my missus hates wind deflectors on cars too, and has advised me not to get them but i dont give a
what she says in regards to anything lol ive got them on the list.

and for the rear windows on professional tint your looking at £160 or less but no more than £180 and no less than £120
Brigante
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1344973047' post='200926']


id buy her one of these to protect her ears when the window is open
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Thinsulate-Balaclava-SAS-Style-with-Lining-Motorbike-Ski-/130590537957?pt=UK_Hats&hash=item1e67cd78e5"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Thinsulate-Balaclava-SAS-Style-with-Lining-Motorbike-Ski-/130590537957?pt=UK_Hats&hash=item1e67cd78e5[/url]
my missus hates wind deflectors on cars too, and has advised me not to get them but i dont give a
what she says in regards to anything lol ive got them on the list.

and for the rear windows on professional tint your looking at 160 or less but no more than 180 and no less than 120
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Lmao Lenny you nob ed knew you'd come out with that.. Just told her your sugestion and she said it would mess her hair n makeup up as well as most likely get us pulled over.

Thought the tints would be something like that. I know it's the going rate but when you think about it it's a lot of money for something that will benefit me in no way what so ever cause I can only get the rears done and when am I ever actually gonna be a back seat passenger in my own car lol, I rarely even have passengers in the back. Am gonna get em done at some point but might even have to wait till the ST replica is finished.
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1344974877' post='200938']
Lmao Lenny you nob ed knew you'd come out with that.. Just told her your sugestion and she said it would mess her hair n makeup up as well as most likely get us pulled over.

Thought the tints would be something like that. I know it's the going rate but when you think about it it's a lot of money for something that will benefit me in no way what so ever cause I can only get the rears done and when am I ever actually gonna be a back seat passenger in my own car lol, I really even have passengers in the back. Am gonna get em done at some point but might even have to wait till the ST replica is finished.
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all in good fun mate, no offence intended [url="http://www.focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=38#"][img]http://www.focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/wag.gif[/img][/url]
if you keep an eye on ebay you may pick up a set of climaer focus window blinds which sit in to the frame of the rear windows cost around £60 second hand and give the same effect as tints without the need to remove your owners club decals.
see them here:

[img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/discussions/Image1837.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/discussions/Image1819.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/discussions/Image1823.jpg[/img]
Brigante
Lol i know mate sorry i didn't mean any offence in what i said either just know you'd be first to come out with a funny remark. Gave the missus a good laugh when i showed her the link.

Do need to work out what to do about the deflectors though, not good if they making worse what they purpose built to make better
Brigante
What is it your missus doesn't like about them exactly?
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1344976230' post='200949']
What is it your missus doesn't like about them exactly?
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she says[url="http://www.focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=38#"][img]http://www.focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/stickpoke.gif[/img][/url] they would make me look like a billy boy racer and reckons they are only for smokers.
but she also hates tinted windows and a range of other modifications lol

i had the team heckos on my EP-91 Starlet and she didnt like them neither because she said she couldnt see the passenger side wing mirror properly.

[url="http://www.focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=38#"][img]http://www.focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/lalala.gif[/img][/url]
artscot79
really they are designed so you can have the window open an inch or so without rain etc getting in personally i dont have any issues and the mrs doesnt moan she knows better its a long walk home lol
Stoney871
My Missus doesn't dare say anything about what I do to the car or else she knows she'll be walking.
Anyway she sees the benefit of my climair- and yes we're both smokers.
Paddy H
i rang around a few places for my window tints. I then rang what i expected to be a very expensive company (they do most of ford dealerships for them). For the rears of mine the quoted incl tax £150 and i had my car back within 3 hours. Was extremely happy, they really make the car look something else.

I do like the blinds as suggested too, as a much cheaper option, I didn't know about these before i tinted my car.
Brigante
You old brute Clive.

Nah she does't think they look boy racerish or anything it is just that they some how making the wind hit her even worse. So if thats the case they very impractical.

I thought they was supposed to work even if the window was half open by chaneling the front wind over the deflector and away from the window. If they only work when the windows open an inch then they pretty much pointless.
artscot79
not really they are a god send in the winter and you can leave the window open an inch or so in hot weather and no one can see it either ive had them on both the focis and they have come in very handy a few times now they do channel more air away than than if you dont have them fitted
Brigante
Well this turned up today and I've been looking forward to giving the poor old girl a good valet..

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/614758_475539809131244_790130845_o.jpg[/IMG]

But it's just typical ain't it, after the hot sunny weather we've had the last few days, the day my cleaning kit turns up it has to pish down all day don't it. Knew it was gonna happen. Hopefully I'll be able to do it on the weekend before I'm back to work on Monday.

On a happier note though my rear door trims turned up day and been fitted so now the poor girl no longer has the outlines of a ghia badge burnt into her.
Brigante
So I've completely neglected the missus all day and now in her bad books but here are the results:

[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0662.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0663.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0652.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0653.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0667.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0669.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0670.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0655.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0649.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0660.jpg[/img]

Went a bit mad with the photos lol :P

Still can't get rid of where the badges used to be though. Gonna take ages for it to fade in :(
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0659.jpg[/img]
artscot79
nah it shouldnt i used t cut on a damp cloth and gently rubbed and it all blended in then a bit of wax polish and jobs a good un
Brigante
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1345329112' post='201909']
nah it shouldnt i used t cut on a damp cloth and gently rubbed and it all blended in then a bit of wax polish and jobs a good un
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Have to get some t cut then mate. No comments on how shiny my car is lol? The surroundings ruins it can just see the road reflected in the sides
Paddy H
First thing, You need some black overlays on back, look perfect then

Secondly, car looks great, really nice. Worth the time and effort for sure From side pictures you can really see it. Curious how long did you spend on it? Ha
artscot79
sorry mate it looks pretty shiny from what i can see though i have a new secret weapon when it comes to making a car shiny http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/zaino/z-3-show-car-polish-for-regular-paint.aspx
Brigante
[quote name='Paddy H' timestamp='1345343864' post='201928']
First thing, You need some black overlays on back, look perfect then

Secondly, car looks great, really nice. Worth the time and effort for sure From side pictures you can really see it. Curious how long did you spend on it? Ha
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Lol already been looking at the black overlays for a while mate. Most likely order them next time I get paid cause I've spent a bit much the last few weeks so funds are a bit tight now for 2 weeks.

Took a good few hours lol doing a panel at a time. The photo's really don't do it justice though cause it was clouding over and the roads just reflecting in the doors making em look dull. Then can just see clouds reflected in everything else lol
Brigante
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1345369372' post='201949']
sorry mate it looks pretty shiny from what i can see though i have a new secret weapon when it comes to making a car shiny [url="http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/zaino/z-3-show-car-polish-for-regular-paint.aspx"]http://www.theultima...ular-paint.aspx[/url]
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Could have done with this yesterday mate :(
Brigante
Not much of a mod but swapped the 5smd's for 28smd's
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/621781_477656625586229_870104999_o.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/191848_477656445586247_460083648_o.jpg[/IMG]
Although to be honest I really can't see a difference in brightness so I dunno what all the extra led's are doing <_<

Anybody know what this could be? Rust? :unsure:
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/201779_476646529020572_2124766831_o.jpg[/IMG]

Noticed it on the bonnet and think there's a patch or two on the roof too
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1345563780' post='202433']
Not much of a mod but swapped the 5smd's for 28smd's
Although to be honest I really can't see a difference in brightness so I dunno what all the extra led's are doing <_<
Anybody know what this could be? Rust? :unsure:
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/201779_476646529020572_2124766831_o.jpg[/img]

Noticed it on the bonnet and think there's a patch or two on the roof too
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Hi mate,
sorry to say it looks like the paint blistering, or some rust creep going on under neath the paint,
mainly caused firstly by a simple and common stone chip from the road,

then the rain gets in to the chip in the paint, followed by freezing conditions which causes water to expand,
thus lifting the paint from the body, which causes blistering and flaking.
a body shop would sand it down and respray it for you and apply some hammerite Krust which is proven to prevent the rust from spreading.
Brigante
Thoughtso. Bloody previous owners :(
artscot79
given youre issues with the paint under the badge im inclined to say its been a poor touch up job by the dealers when they prepped the car it looks as if the top coat was applied too early or that the primer was put on with wax etc a contaminant under neath and they have just kept painting
Brigante
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1345565780' post='202445']
given youre issues with the paint under the badge im inclined to say its been a poor touch up job by the dealers when they prepped the car it looks as if the top coat was applied too early or that the primer was put on with wax etc a contaminant under neath and they have just kept painting
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To be honest there's no signs of a touch up job and I dunno why they'd of had to remove the badges to touch up underneath then stuck em back on. Plus the amount of scratches etc on the rest of the car why would the of touched up the boot and nothing else?
artscot79
ive worked at garages mate they use the chips away guys who frankly i wouldnt let near my car but ive seen them paint whole panels to hide rust dent repairs etc and put new badges back on to a dealer its 70quids worth of work. it looks like a reaction in the paint it could be from chips as said.
garages will do things you wont believe tricks of the trade and big dealers are the worst most common is respraying alloysd using spray paint on carpets cheap dent and scratch repairs even using nail varnish to hide deep scratches anything to increase profit. kurust wont help im afraid the paint needs removed and redone as its only going to get worse
Brigante
Need a quick vote on which gel overlays to get. Black chrome or Carbon chrome? Answers on a postcard
artscot79
black and chrome i reckon the carbon ones will dissapear quickly
Brigante
Was thinking that mate. Bloody chavs :unsure:
Peejay1977
Being the pessimistic git that I am, surely making it look too much like an ST could mean some inept moron might try and nick it thinking it is an ST?

That would be my only concern. Other than that, look nice mate.
Brigante
[quote name='Peejay1977' timestamp='1346185692' post='203857']
Being the pessimistic git that I am, surely making it look too much like an ST could mean some inept moron might try and nick it thinking it is an ST?

That would be my only concern. Other than that, look nice mate.
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I know mate was thinking the same, guess I just gotta take the risk :unsure: surprisingly there do seem to be a lot of ST's around this chavvy area


Any more votes on the overlays lads?
Stoney871
Carbon.
Brigante
Black 1-1 Carbon

Any more votes?
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1346200587' post='203894']
Black 1-1 Carbon

Any more votes?
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I've got carbon/chrome on the front badge and steering wheel of mine,
So I'm gonna vote for carbon on this one mate and maybe get the rear one to say focus instead of ford since you have it debadged

Brigante
2-1 to carbon. I may order them soon.

Red cree fog bulb came today, still waiting on the rest of the parts for the second reverse light so for now I put the clear fog unit in with the red bulb, had to be pee'ing down didn't it :(

[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/191049_480651931953365_127390028_o.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/615134_480651801953378_1057221089_o.jpg[/img]

Noticed a difference between the genuine ford reverse unit and the none ford clear fog unit. If you look on the first photo with no lights on, the top of the ford unit looks illuminated, but the top of the none ford unit doesn't :wacko:
Brigante
Worked out why the genuine ford unit looks that way

With flash
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/289647_480686888616536_613480314_o.jpg[/IMG]

Without flash
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/615046_480686728616552_159079359_o.jpg[/IMG]

Some reason the flash doesn't do this to the none ford unit.
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1346248642' post='203945']

Some reason the flash doesn't do this to the none ford unit.
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Its just a reflector mate I'm sure it works as a reflector to some extent, but clearly not as bright as the existing ford unit,
I wouldn't worry about it though only the gatso vans or speed cameras would notice this lol

Brigante
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1346268959' post='203996']
Its just a reflector mate I'm sure it works as a reflector to some extent, but clearly not as bright as the existing ford unit,
I wouldn't worry about it though only the gatso vans or speed cameras would notice this lol
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Lol I know mate just thought I'd post my findings. Was gonna go out n get a night shot of me red cree fog bulb but I'm leaving the unit out tonight so the glue can dry
Stoney871
Has the glue worked ok for you?
I bet you had a twitch in your bowels when you made the first cut. :P
Brigante
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1346274418' post='204026']
Has the glue worked ok for you?
I bet you had a twitch in your bowels when you made the first cut. :P
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Seems to have mate, didn't have to use that much either only used about half of it

[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/242471_480794558605769_1025580191_o.jpg[/img]

Leaving it aside over night to dry, put the butchered old unit back in for tonight just so there isn't a hole there, even though there's no bulb in it lol then tomorrow I'll cut the hole in bumper with the dremel.

And no mate lol all the cutting actually went really well. Was losing my patience though sanding the bit down trying to get it to meet the unit properly though. Nearly had nothing left was getting a bit worried then lol :P
Brigante
Right lads my bulb holder and socket came today so I've been a busy boy

The results:

[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-08-30170146-1.jpg[/img]

Can't really see that good cause it's day light but they are both on. Hopefully the cree reverse bulbs will come tomorrow so I can get rid of the minging standard bulbs and get me sexy white ones in :P

Overall very pleased with this mod and as others have said it's by far the best mod I've done so far :D


LED ignition barrel also came today so I might get round to fitting that today too depending how I'm doing for time and daylight when I get back from runnin about today
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1346346554' post='204131']

Can't really see that good cause it's day light but they are both on. Hopefully the cree reverse bulbs will come tomorrow so I can get rid of the minging standard bulbs and get me sexy white ones in :P

Overall very pleased with this mod and as other have said it's by far the best mod I've done so far :D

LED ignition barrel also came today so I might get round to fitting that today too depending how I'm doing for time and daylight when I get back from runnin about today
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Looks excellent mate,
If your front footwell lights are already active then you could splice the loom of the ignition ring light to the footwell loom instead of running the moulded plugs to the interior light.
Just splice black to black and blue to orange. In the drivers side footwell on the light loom.
Brigante
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1346353348' post='204150']
Looks excellent mate,
If your front footwell lights are already active then you could splice the loom of the ignition ring light to the footwell loom instead of running the moulded plugs to the interior light.
Just splice black to black and blue to orange. In the drivers side footwell on the light loom.
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Way ahead of you mate ;)

Sometimes I wish I wasn't a bloke so I wouldn't be prone to starting jobs at silly times of the night. Think it looks a bit bright compared to the rest of the blue :wacko:

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0745.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0742.jpg[/IMG]


Night shots of the cree fog and standard twin reverse bulbs

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0736.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0739.jpg[/IMG]

Is the fog light supposed to be angled like that :wacko: going by where it hits the floor

My cree reverse bulbs so better be here tomorrow.

Think that's my last few mods for a while anyway till I find work again. May order some gel overlays soon but that'll be about it for now.
Lenny
Wow its matches the rest of the blue lighting anyways mate looks pimped.
The rear fog looks powerfull too and its ok at an angle does the job of marking your position in fog.
Standard reverse light bulbs seem bright enough in pairs too.
Can't wait to see the cree's though. Hope work comes up for you soon mate and the car is looking sweet, you can keep it waxed and plan future mods while waiting, I've been their myself had mine in storage at one point due to lack of work.
Brigante
Cheers mate think I've pretty much covered all the interior lighting now unless I can be arsed to do door handle LEDs at some point. Why does the ignition barrel look so bright compared to the rest?

Really hope the cree's do come tomorrow cause I'm going back to the homeland for a few days late tomorrow so I'll have to wait nearly a week for em if they don't till I come back here.

Just gotta try n save my funds for a bit I guess till permanent work comes along, I've applied for loads so just gotta wait to hear back.
Stoney871
Some of your photos don't seem to be working for me but yes the ignition light is a bright one as you can see from mine-

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/ignition2.jpg[/img]

All in all an excellent job, i would assume by the angle of the fog light you have mounted it in the new socket? maybe change the sockets around so the reverse is in the new socket thereby lighting the kerb if reversing around a right hand corner and have the fog facing directly backwards as standard.
Brigante
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1346364857' post='204201']
All in all an excellent job, i would assume by the angle of the fog light you have mounted it in the new socket? maybe change the sockets around so the reverse is in the new socket thereby lighting the kerb if reversing around a right hand corner and have the fog facing directly backwards as standard.
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Was thinking that mate, may swap em back round tomorrow when the cree's come. Just thought I'd put the fog in the new socket so to have both the reverse lights aiming the same direction. The fog is still legal isn't it even though it's angled?
Stoney871
As long as the fog is visible from 25 metres in poor visibility then no problems.
Cree bulbs are visible from much further so you're good.
Brigante
Sweet then mate. I am really pleased with it. The missus isn't happy about neglecting her all day though. She hates you all by the way for all the modding ideas I've been given by all you lot :P I didn't have any intentions of doing anything to the car before joining the forums n now look at it :D
Stoney871
Give her a bunch of flowers with regards from the Forum.
Brigante
lol will do mate, where shall I send the bill to? :P


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