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Brigante
Carbon wrapped head unit and gear leaver surrounds
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/carbon.jpg[/img]

Custom heating controls
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/205410_462440117107880_1519152008_n.jpg[/img]

Carbon wrapped demister surround
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/266148_465178773500681_1979554565_o.jpg[/img]

Carbon wrapped steering wheel
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/291538_462060443812514_52409176_o.jpg[/img]

LED foot-wells
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/469466_465911016760790_651205736_o.jpg[/img]

Installed and carbon wrapped garage door
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/620925_467899689895256_1755583752_o.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/622862_467899889895236_1908281303_o.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/616537_467900009895224_240344393_o.jpg[/img]

New pedal set
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/621857_467894786562413_49887851_o.jpg[/img]

LED map reading lights
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/615009_467894363229122_867019063_o.jpg[/img]

Better LED foot-wells
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/337115_467893896562502_522006955_o.jpg[/img]

My single LED side light (passenger side head light being awkward and not coming out, hopefully sort it tomorrow)
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/330697_467894869895738_1018183388_o.jpg[/img]
Rh1no
Like the blue interior lights!
Paddy H
Footwells do look good, so does the new pedals.
What bulbs are you using for headlights?
Done well at wrapping, valiant effort, look much better.
Brigante
Finally managed to get my stuck headlight unit out with 3 well positioned screwdrivers, installed the other LED parking light
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/622508_468265479858677_1995034731_o.jpg[/IMG]

With the flash on my camera turned on
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/326090_468265559858669_1492341371_o.jpg[/IMG]

Bright enough? Gonna do the main and dipped beams next then the fogs
Lenny
looks brilliant mate,
the pedals look good too and the blue ligh shows them up nicely,
its all coming togeather now. B)
Brigante
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1343338311' post='196824']
looks brilliant mate,
the pedals look good too and the blue ligh shows them up nicely,
its all coming togeather now. B)
[/quote]

Starting to mate.. Gotta finish sorting out nob head's bodge jobs as I go along while trying to do what little mods I can.
Brigante
Butchered the garage door unit with a dremel and I now have power back to it :D
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/323967_468604113158147_1302132175_o.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/242644_468604189824806_1620026952_o.jpg[/IMG]
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1343418895' post='197015']
Butchered the garage door unit with a dremel and I now have power back to it :D

[/quote]

made a nice tidy job of that mate,
looks good.
MrGrumpy
Liking it so far, what LED's did you go for in the footwells and sidelights?

Also your interior light does it have Submarine lighting or just a standard map light with blue led's?
Brigante
[quote name='MrGrumpy' timestamp='1343422147' post='197041']
Liking it so far, what LED's did you go for in the footwells and sidelights?

Also your interior light does it have Submarine lighting or just a standard map light with blue led's?
[/quote]

I've got these in my foot wells
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130689922599?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

these in my sidelights
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220986447355?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

and these in my map lights mate
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320876815092?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

gonna get one of these for my courtesy light
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350573075497?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

and some more white ones for the lights in my sun visor mirrors
Brigante
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1343420406' post='197023']
made a nice tidy job of that mate,
looks good.
[/quote]

Cheers mate, dunno how I ever did without a dremel, it's a very handy tool and everyone should have one
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1343422715' post='197045']
Cheers mate, dunno how I ever did without a dremel, it's a very handy tool and everyone should have one
[/quote]

totally agree mate,
the are a fantastic tool but safety glasses is a must have item along with the dremel tool,
i reckon they should sell an extension lead with a foot pedal similar to a sowing machine pedal,
so then we could plug in the dremal and start/stop using the footpedal would be much safer.
MrGrumpy
I've got the same in my footwells.. so bright :) matches my door handle LED's

I have the same but white in my sidelights
Brigante
was gonna get the same as you for my sidelights but already had my current ones so i put these in
Brigante
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1343423388' post='197048']
totally agree mate,
the are a fantastic tool but safety glasses is a must have item along with the dremel tool,
i reckon they should sell an extension lead with a foot pedal similar to a sowing machine pedal,
so then we could plug in the dremal and start/stop using the footpedal would be much safer.
[/quote]

yup can be a bit awkward having the speed and the power button on opposite sides when trying to reach round and switch it off while it's still running lol
MrGrumpy
Still look nice and bright :)
Brigante
These come today, got one on each tear window :)
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/289002_470508432967715_1734204416_o.jpg[/IMG]

Oh and check my tax disk holder lol
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/334113_464795743538984_1177790157_o.jpg[/IMG]

Mist washer jets also came today but it's hard to get a photo of them in action lol great little mod though
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/616730_470577682960790_670622673_o.jpg[/IMG]

My halfords ultra brilliance H7 bulbs came today too
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/466777_470572366294655_557042679_o.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/616895_470572289627996_1777366181_o.jpg[/IMG]

My Osram H1's will be delivered tomorrow and my cree reverse lights should hopefully be here soon.

Mods to do hopefully in the near future are the second reverse light and the rear LED foot-wells

But if any of you have read my recent topic, you will know I had yet another run in with a lorry today :( result: rear bumper now needs replacing. Contemplating an ST rear bumper.
Rh1no
Looking good mate.
Brigante
[quote name='Rh1no' timestamp='1343870272' post='198143']
Looking good mate.
[/quote]

Not looking good if you see my rear bumper :(

Do you reckon I could fit a mk3 bumper to my mk2? Obviously I'd need the new reverse lights but is the fitting different or would it bolt straight on?
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1343872563' post='198149']
Not looking good if you see my rear bumper :(

Do you reckon I could fit a mk3 bumper to my mk2? Obviously I'd need the new reverse lights but is the fitting different or would it bolt straight on?
[/quote]

yes the mk2.5 facelift focus rear bumper will fit your mk2 direct replacment part, providing their is no structural dammage preventing the fitment of the bumper. in the event that you need to drive around without the bimper for a while see my thread here [url="http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/32690-reduce-reuse-and-recycle/page__hl__%2Breduce+%2Breuse+%2Brecycle"]http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/32690-reduce-reuse-and-recycle/page__hl__%2Breduce+%2Breuse+%2Brecycle[/url]

also as said you will need the reverse and fog light unit, but if you are buying them then purchase two clear units one for each side then use your existing fog or reverse unit to create the additional port for the fog light on the side of the RH clear unit.

you will also require two loom plugs
they plug in to the rear of the bulb sockets and are different on the mk2 compared to the mk2.5
so if creating the dual reverse then you can use the original plug for the fog light unit and bond your existing fog liht to the side of the new clear mk2.5 unit,

then purcase two mk2.5 loom plugs for both reverse unit bulb sockets.
i can guide you through the removal and fitment of the bumper if required start a new thread or PM me, so as we dont clog your thread.

i havent got a clear picture of the plug itself but it looks like this for the mk2.5

[img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image1432.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image1203.jpg[/img]
Brigante
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1343890505' post='198156']
yes the mk2.5 facelift focus rear bumper will fit your mk2 direct replacment part, providing their is no structural dammage preventing the fitment of the bumper. in the event that you need to drive around without the bimper for a while see my thread here [url="http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/32690-reduce-reuse-and-recycle/page__hl__%2Breduce+%2Breuse+%2Brecycle"]http://www.fordowner...+reuse +recycle[/url]

also as said you will need the reverse and fog light unit, but if you are buying them then purchase two clear units one for each side then use your existing fog or reverse unit to create the additional port for the fog light on the side of the RH clear unit.

you will also require two loom plugs
they plug in to the rear of the bulb sockets and are different on the mk2 compared to the mk2.5
so if creating the dual reverse then you can use the original plug for the fog light unit and bond your existing fog liht to the side of the new clear mk2.5 unit,

then purcase two mk2.5 loom plugs for both reverse unit bulb sockets.
i can guide you through the removal and fitment of the bumper if required start a new thread or PM me, so as we dont clog your thread.

i havent got a clear picture of the plug itself but it looks like this for the mk2.5

[img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image1432.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image1203.jpg[/img]
[/quote]

Nice one Lenny, waiting for a bloke to get back to me then hopefully I'll be able to buy a mk2.5 bumper. It will be a complete one though so it'll have the normal lights, so I'll still have to buy a clear driver-side light for the second reverse light.
Brigante
Osram H1's came today so just been outside to get some quick night shots

Parking lights
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/288960_470931842925374_414605354_o.jpg[/img]

Dipped beam
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/620465_470932386258653_1169442754_o.jpg[/img]

High beam
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/256442_470932596258632_1544736679_o.jpg[/img]

View from inside
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/288677_470932439591981_753424942_o.jpg[/img]

Random other shots lol
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/411540_470931539592071_1514266310_o.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/616895_470572289627996_1777366181_o.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/621783_470931689592056_183944526_o.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/323867_470932509591974_1601964445_o.jpg[/img]

Whats everyone reckon? bright enough? I still maintain though, even though they look nice and white in photo's, I still think they still look yellow when actually standing in front of them :wacko: are they supposed to?


Oh and went to de-badge the rear today, but the previous lady owners obviously haven't looked after the paintwork :mellow:

[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/323850_470930212925537_2053898582_o.jpg[/img]

Can anyone advice on the best way of touching this up so there won't be random white patches when I de-badge? I have a colour matched spray can from halfords with a can of primer and lacquer as well, I also have a halfords scratch repair kit which I haven't got round to using properly yet.
jg321
You sure the stuff around the ghia badge isn't polish?
Brigante
[quote name='jg321' timestamp='1343953131' post='198350']
You sure the stuff around the ghia badge isn't polish?
[/quote]

Haven't looked properly I'll have a better look tomorrow but it looked more like the paints come off, not sure how it would have happened though. But the car don't look like its been polished in a long time so if it is polish god knows how long its been on there.
artscot79
if you want white lights then i use these and believe me theres no yellow to them at all Philips Diamond Vision 5000K and headlights and fogs on the front [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Main-Dipped-Fog-Side-Beam-Headlamp-Bulbs-55w-Super-White-H4-H12-501-Xenon-HID-/330743918597?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&fits=Car+Make%3AFord|Model%3AFocus|Plat_Gen%3AMK+II&hash=item4d01dfb005"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4d01dfb005[/url]
parking lights not a great pic as the streetlamp is right next to the car

as you seee from the pics they work well

you are aware that halfords bulbs are in fact very cheap bulbs at a massive mark up.
Brigante
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1344005937' post='198407']
if you want white lights then i use these and believe me theres no yellow to them at all Philips Diamond Vision 5000K and headlights and fogs on the front [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Main-Dipped-Fog-Side-Beam-Headlamp-Bulbs-55w-Super-White-H4-H12-501-Xenon-HID-/330743918597?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&fits=Car+Make%3AFord|Model%3AFocus|Plat_Gen%3AMK+II&hash=item4d01dfb005"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4d01dfb005[/url]
parking lights not a great pic as the streetlamp is right next to the car

as you seee from the pics they work well

you are aware that halfords bulbs are in fact very cheap bulbs at a massive mark up.
[/quote]

Might have to try some of these. I bought the halfords bulbs on the recommendation of Clive for 20quid the pair.

Are these philips ones better than osram nightbreakers?
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1344007589' post='198412']
Are these philips ones better than osram nightbreakers?
[/quote]

that question alone will have this thread going up to 20 pages mate lol

i also have the full osram nightbreaker conversion both H1 and H7
they are yellow in places due to the manufacture of the bulb having rings of tint on them for better light distribution resulting in white light and yellow sections too.
you got some great pictures of them though.
Brigante
Grrr it's a hard choice lol

Arthur, why are the philips so cheap mate? Getting a full set of bulbs for less than the cost of a pair of osram's
artscot79
simple really competition lets be honest these bulbs cost pennies to make osrams when they werent popular were a lot cheaper than they are now.all i can say is they last and have as good a light as l.e.d sidelights no yellow to them at all.

look at pia lights extortionately priced yet when tested cheap chinese bulbs were better that says it all
Brigante
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1343953637' post='198352']
Haven't looked properly I'll have a better look tomorrow but it looked more like the paints come off, not sure how it would have happened though. But the car don't look like its been polished in a long time so if it is polish god knows how long its been on there.
[/quote]

Had a better look at this, and the white stuff just flaked off, phew ;) looked like some sort of powder. So I'll be debadgeing next week hopefully when I get round to it, when I fit my new ST bumper when it's delivered
Brigante
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1344075059' post='198682']
simple really competition lets be honest these bulbs cost pennies to make osrams when they werent popular were a lot cheaper than they are now.all i can say is they last and have as good a light as l.e.d sidelights no yellow to them at all.

look at pia lights extortionately priced yet when tested cheap chinese bulbs were better that says it all
[/quote]

Arthur how does the combined high/low beam H4 work out? Only know about H1 and H7
artscot79
i just left the zetec part with the s badge i added debadged the rest
Brigante
Right lads these was delivered yesterday so I got round to doing my first few big mods today..

[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-08-09084318.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-08-09191525.jpg[/img]

Look before <_<
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-08-10165223.jpg[/img]

Look after :P
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-08-10193146.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-08-10193155.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-08-10193231.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-08-10193259.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-08-10193245.jpg[/img]

Rather pleased with it


These also came today and will be getting fitted tomorrow so they'll be nice and white
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-08-10231258.jpg[/img]
Mods to do in near future:

De-badge rear
Rear LED foot-wells (parts are on the way)
Second reverse light (ordering parts soon)

Mods to do as and when funds allow:

Duplex exhaust system
ST front bumper
ST sideskirts
ST wing mirrors
ST alloy wheels
Eibach lowering springs
Rear window tints and possibly sun strip
Pioneer head unit
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1344638543' post='200235']
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-08-10193146.jpg[/img]


[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-08-10193259.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-08-10193245.jpg[/img]

[/quote]

Looks very sporty on the rear mate,
the removal of the ghia badge would finish it off nice. and im looking foward to seeing the results on the new cree reverse bulb with the aditional smds on the sides.
Brigante
Getting fitted at some point tomorrow mate, hopefully deb-badged while I'm at it too but tomorrow gonna be a busy day as it is so I gotta find time.
Brigante
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Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1344639697' post='200238']
Getting fitted at some point tomorrow mate, hopefully deb-badged while I'm at it too but tomorrow gonna be a busy day as it is so I gotta find time.
[/quote]

id love to do all of those jobs for you mate, very rewarding.
if you have any petrol in that jerry can you have in the boot of the focus, then get an old sock and soak the sock in petrol then wipe the foam of the ghia badge,
petrol disolves polystirene and foam so it will remove your badges easy.
then wash the area with some water. to prevent it from being flamable.
Lenny
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Brigante
No petrol in it mate I haven't even used it yet lol. Was just gonna do the hair dryer and dental floss trick then get some autoglym on the goo
Paddy H
Looking great mate, very nice transformation. Just curious, did the insurance go up much on declaration?

Wonder how well your bulbs go, iv ordered them sidelights too, fingers crossed they flow with my MTechs.

Like said above, debadge and then its nearly spot on. Did you get all parts from eBay i presume?
GSM
Looks good. But you can't have the ST rear bumper and spoiler without the front bumper and grill!

Might as well go "full replica" now :P.
Brigante
[quote name='Paddy H' timestamp='1344641643' post='200245']
Looking great mate, very nice transformation. Just curious, did the insurance go up much on declaration?

Wonder how well your bulbs go, iv ordered them sidelights too, fingers crossed they flow with my MTechs.

Like said above, debadge and then its nearly spot on. Did you get all parts from eBay i presume?
[/quote]

Haven't declared yet mate, will be tomorrow. It turned into a late job and didn't finish fitting till gone 8 at night cause of this little git
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/331230_473901695961722_1061249999_o.jpg[/IMG]
As you can see ended up hack sawing it off cause we was working on that one bolt for over an hour but it just would not come off. Did a bit of a make shift job so that side of the bumper is holding on tight so I just gotta get down hardware store for a new bolt.
Brigante
[quote name='GSM' timestamp='1344642372' post='200246']
Looks good. But you can't have the ST rear bumper and spoiler without the front bumper and grill!

Might as well go "full replica" now :P.
[/quote]

Lol you know it mate, it will be a full replica when I'm done. Soon as I got the money I'm working through my mods to do list.
Brigante
Not on the list but I've just ordered a full set of Heko wind deflectors to continue the little spending spree :P
Rh1no
Get those badges off :P
Brigante
[quote name='Rh1no' timestamp='1344645629' post='200257']
Get those badges off :P
[/quote]

Lmao gimme chance mate they'll be coming off tomorrow if i get time. Had a right manic day and tomorrow it's the missus' nephew birthday party so at some point after I gotta find time to fit the new bulbs and de badge.

All about the badges with you ain't it.. :P Not great work on the new bumper and spoiler mate looking tidy.. Just 'get those badges off!' lol.

Should i take the lot off focus n all or just the ghia? Show of hands people

Gotta take the side ghia emblems off too why I'm at it I suppose
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1344647167' post='200259']
Lmao gimme chance mate they'll be coming off tomorrow if i get time. Had a right manic day and tomorrow it's the missus' nephew birthday party so at some point after I gotta find time to fit the new bulbs and de badge.

All about the badges with you ain't it.. :P Not great work on the new bumper and spoiler mate looking tidy.. Just 'get those badges off!' lol.

Should i take the lot off focus n all or just the ghia? Show of hands people

Gotta take the side ghia emblems off too why I'm at it I suppose
[/quote]

Remove Ghia, and side door Ghia's too
stick side door ghia's on ebay for £3 each make somthing back.

leave focus and purchase an ST badge for to replace Ghia but look at images of the ST
the badge sits higher than the Ghia

[img]http://j-w-racing.co.uk/shopimages/products/normal/FO36L61-3.jpg[/img]
gc88
Looks fit Charlie!!

I personally prefer the bare butt - fully debadged!

But one would say im biased.
Stoney871
Just debadge for now until you get the ST front and skirts.
Brigante
I know cant be fitting an st badge yet while the front end still looks like it does. Was thinking about fully debadging for now and sticking the focus back on when its a full on replica and got the st badge to go with it


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