First off I'd like to say hello as I'm new to the forums! I currently have a mk1 Ford Focus Collection 1.6 which I love but today I put a deposit on a mk2 1.6 focus and am trading in my old one.
I'm looking to add a little bit to the car just to make it stand out a bit...although, I will say I'm on a budget! I'm just looking for some cheap little things that can really add overall to the car.
A few things I'm looking to do is:
Any comments and opinions welcome..... any ideas i can do to the outside for realatively cheap without looking tacky!? I was thinking of getting an 'S' badge for the grille as i think that adds a lot to the look at the front!
- I need a new piece of leather around the bottom of the gearstick(not sure of the tech. name) as the current is worn. Am hoping i can get this done for not too much in halfords
- I was also thinking of doing a bit of carbon wrapping around the gearstick (I'll have to look up how this is done)
- There is a god forsaken nokia phone cradle drilled into the dash, im looking to take this out and try fill in the holes, may have to see if halfords can also do this as the wire goes right in behing the dash/radio.
Anyway thanks for reading im going to add pics of the car from the website(I will have the car cleaner and hopefully better looking!)
Looking forward to your comments...
Welcome to the forum mate,
the focus looks mint, sorry to hear about the Nokia cradle being mounted to the dash i hope you argued the price of the car a bit due to the cradle being mounted,
but its not the end of the world, depending on where it is mounted you may be able to replace the section, unless it is mounted to the bulk of the dash, and if it is then i know a guy on ebay who makes custom laser cut parts from stainless steel and he could manufacture a limited edition ford badge for you, if you choose a design such as ''focus zetec s limited edition number 0001'' he can manufacture a plate for you to stick over the holes and no one would be any wiser,
here is a link to some of his work and in the link their is a link to his store on ebay.http://www.fordowner...032#entry145032
I have done some guides on modifications to the focus that you may be interested in, they are all listed below this post and can be download in PDF format so you can print them out making them even easier to follow,
the wiring loom in your focus is the same as my focus, the only changes between the two models is the body panels, some interior parts and the exterior lights.
im in co.wexford myself and if you looking at carbon wrapping some parts then see Stephens threadhttp://www.fordowner...__fromsearch__1
Halfords is very expensive for parts if buying mate, even the local ford dealer can be a rip off merchant, i cut out the middle man on both places and i buy from ebay, their are ford dealers in the uk operating on ebay so you can contact them for parts and they are cheaper than your local dealer, i purchased all of my ford parts from the uk, as for detailing equipment and led's you can purchase directly from china yourself through ebay for less than 10 euro where hallfords would charge 25euro for two little strips manufactured by Prism, even the richbrook stuff is cheaper on ebay and their is also europeanparts.com they are based in germany but if your order is less than 100 the postage will be high and may not be worth it.
The ST rear spoiler is a very easy mod to do yourself, just swapping like for like and id recommend putting silicone between the rear poiler and the boot panel, under the spoiler because they are prone to leaking, that is weather you change the spoiler or not, it is a common fault,
and before you drive it away from the garage, see my link below titled ''is your focus rusting'' because their is a common fault on the top of the inside boot where the rubber hose goes from the roof in to the boot panel,
when the boot is closed it elbows and rubs off the body of the car, stripping the paint and causing rust,
happend mine when it was 3 months old back in 2010