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b4zz

wasent going to start one but I have done a few bits and piceses and thought why not :lol:

so here goes I bought a 2009 ford focus zetec in January this year and started to change a few things to make it a little different from the rest here are a few pics to show what iv done so far.

wheels before

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after decent 16inch alloys ford center caps have now come off

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b4zz

bth_DSC00647_zps85c34691.jpgbth_DSC00641_zps670e5a17.jpggot some dmb over lays in carbon effect

 

 

b4zz

got a ford short arial

before

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after

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then carbon wraped the chrome bonnet strip

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carbon wraped a few bit of the interior

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also got the rear windows tinted

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carbon wraped the fog light surrounds

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b4zz

then got a stainless steal custom exhaust

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that's it for now as I have run out of money lol

yesterday I ordered a clear rear fog light so will up date that once it on

will be a slow progress as I will do things when funds allow and will up date.

Lenny
Look forward to watching progress on this Barry,
Where did you get the ford short aerial from mate it looks much better than the richbrook type.
Hyrule

wasent going to start one but I have done a few bits and piceses and thought why not :lol


Cmon how could you resist starting one on the best Ford enthusiast website ;)

Looking good fella :) any link to the aerial you bought?
b4zz

sorry guys i havent got a link sorry I bought it from a fella on another forum ages ago when I had my fiesta

cheers for the nice comments

b4zz

wounder what could be in here :P

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like a kid in a sweet shop I opened it and look what I found in side B)

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hear is the end result

before

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after

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here is a pic with the red bulb on will see what it looks like when its dark

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for something so small it has made a real difference B)  :)

Hyrule
Its mind boggling why ford didnt make that standard on all models. Makes the car look so much nicer
Lenny


Its mind boggling why ford didnt make that standard on all models. Makes the car look so much nicer


+1 would have been cheaper on them to create all clear rather than spend more money running a separate plastic moulding machine to spit out the red lenses
b4zz

+1 would have been cheaper on them to create all clear rather than spend more money running a separate plastic moulding machine to spit out the red lenses

yep don't make sense to me eather but that's ford for you lol

georgen

It is a small mod which makes a massive difference  :)

Lenny

Cmon how could you resist starting one on the best Ford enthusiast website ;)
Looking good fella :) any link to the aerial you bought?

Found it
http://www.european-parts.net/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/1441/osCsid/iogofr35mag5kulaie76ckeb23
Preee

Looking great Barry keep up the good work.

b4zz

cheers preee

Oliverb
I have also done this to mine but mine is a bit loose and really bugs me !
Might have to put some blue tac behind it lol!
b4zz

I have also done this to mine but  is a bit loose and really bugs me !
Might have to put some blue tac behind it lol!

mine has fitted in nice and snug.

what wuld we do with out blue tac lol

b4zz

I said it was going to be  slow progress lol bust just a little update for you peeps but sorry no pics as yet

im am wating on a new set of alloys all I will say is they are 17s and 7.5 wide so should fill the arches better then the decent ones I got and I could not resit the rs rear l.e.d lights so jumped in and ordred a set of them as well.cheers lenny for the link its much appreciated.

so once I have got the parts fitted I will post up some new before and after pics witch hopefully wount be to long

Hyrule

Nice keep it up, looking forward to pics

b4zz
I got myself a new set of boots on the weekend so just need to pull my finger out and paint my drums and calipers now lol.
also recived the rs rear led lights.
wheels before
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after
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lights before
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after
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imo the wheels have changed the look of the car a lot and they fill the arches more than the 16 inch dezent wheels did.
gforce

Nice work buddy, those wheels look the part alright! And the genuine LED rear lights are always a winner! ;)

higgsy
Black wheels look sweet on that colour
b4zz

Black wheels look sweet on that colour

cheers fella wasnt sure at first if they would look good but went in feet first and realy pleased with the out come
luke.grimbley

Looks good. Liking the changes you've made so far. Amazing the difference a set of wheels make:)

 

Think you've done exactly what im going for in terms of exhaust. Out of interest did you need to modify the standard bumper for the tailpipe to fit correctly? I'm looking at a Jetex system but not keen on changing bumper's, yours looks great so you've given me hope it might work:P

b4zz

Looks good. Liking the changes you've made so far. Amazing the difference a set of wheels make:)
 
Think you've done exactly what im going for in terms of exhaust. Out of interest did you need to modify the standard bumper for the tailpipe to fit correctly? I'm looking at a Jetex system but not keen on changing bumper's, yours looks great so you've given me hope it might work:P

cheers fella and as for the exhaust where I had it done they had to cut the bumper a bit for it to stick out like the mk1 focus as the mk2.5 oem exhaust sits unde the bumper
luke.grimbley

Yeah that's my problem. I think most of the aftermarket exhausts are designed to fir the zetec s bumper so i may need to modify and was worried how it would turn out. Taking a bit of inspiration from yours though:)

Hyrule

Very nice wheels mate and glad u got the LED Tail Lights, so much better than stock.

 

:D

b4zz

Yeah that's my problem. I think most of the aftermarket exhausts are designed to fir the zetec s bumper so i may need to modify and was worried how it would turn out. Taking a bit of inspiration from yours though:)

yea I have noticed that but as you can see my my pick where I had the exhaust done they did a good job on it doent look outa place.
cheers hyrule I am very pleased with the wheels and the way they look on the car also I am like you now watching the kerbs lol and the lights have made such a difference to much better the stock ones
higgsy

Yeah that's my problem. I think most of the aftermarket exhausts are designed to fir the zetec s bumper so i may need to modify and was worried how it would turn out. Taking a bit of inspiration from yours though:)


Better off taking it to a power flow or long life dealer and getting one custom made/fitted. Prob cost less than an off the shelf jobby too. That way they will make it fit exactly under your bumper without the need for cutting it etc. From my research most of the off the shelf ones for say a 1.6 focus are made to fit under the standard bumper not the zetec s bumper.
b4zz
another little think I did yesterday
before
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after
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what a pain in the bum they where to do must have taken me about 2 hours lol but was worth the effort to get rid of the fried egg look.
I have also got a new set of number plates coming so once I got them there will be more pics coming.
Postie123
A few good improvements you've done so far fella, keep it up!

What have you done with your old rear lights? Looking for a set is all.
A18NHH

can i ask where the best place to get a got a ford short aerial is - are they genuine Ford?

b4zz
cheers for the reply postie.
I will be keeping the standard rear lights sorry just incase I need them at any point.
as for a ford short aerial I bought it from some one else for my fiesta that I had I think they may have chopped a standard one down.
you can get a aftermarket one form www.richbrook.co.uk
Hyrule

another little think I did yesterday
before
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after
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what a pain in the bum they where to do must have taken me about 2 hours lol but was worth the effort to get rid of the fried egg look.
I have also got a new set of number plates coming so once I got them there will be more pics coming.

 

I've heard these are a right pain to change. How do you actually get to the bulb?

b4zz
well I had a look at lennys how to but dident really get very far then in the end I just prized of the colour coded mirror cap then you can just slide out the indicator lens and swap bulbs over and job dont
b4zz
another little update got me some fresh new plate to replace the dealer ones that the car came with
before
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after
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Hyrule

another little update got me some fresh new plate to replace the dealer ones that the car came with
before
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after
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Nice, 3d Font ones, I have the same on mine

b4zz
yep they sure are 3d font hyrule
b4zz
another little update
got my self some black wheel nuts and imo they have finished them off lovley
before
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after
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Lenny
Looking good mate,
Get yourself a sheet of cardboard and a tin of hammerite smooth finish matt silver or black paint for those brake drums and front spacer section of the discs
b4zz
cheers lenny and yea the paint is on the to do list and cheers
b4zz
another little mod done today seta leon cupra r front spoiler
before
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after
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will get some better front on pics tomorow
higgsy
Looks good baz

Sent from my Zetec S using the FOC for Android app
b4zz
cheers higgsy
b4zz
another small update decided to carbon wrap my rear boot surround
before
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after
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I think the carbon look goes well with the avlon blue myself.
next on the list might be to have the mirror caps carbon dipped so watch this space
b4zz
my recent mod and so glad I went ahead with it.
when my mirror caps got carbon dipped.
standard dipped together
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standard before
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close up
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carbon dipped after on car
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close up
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I also fly eyed the indicators in the mirrors
having the battery cover and front deflector cover dipped but having them done different also got a bit of engine bling so watch this space for pics when I have the covers back
b4zz
got my self a pair of crystal black side repeaters instead of the fly eyed look.
fly eyed and crystal together
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fly eyed on car before
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crystal black after
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so glad that I found the crystal black repeaters as they blend in better with my dipped mirror covers then the fly eyed ones did.
Hassen

Nice set of mods there. Really like the carbon dipped side mirrors. Brings the black wheels on the car together with the rest. 

 

Suggestion: Maybe get the centre console around the radio done as well. Reckon it would look ace rather than the wrap :)

b4zz
thanks for the nice reply hassen think I will leave the console with the wrap on as it is my daily driver so cant realy take the console apart.


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