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#1 gforce

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

I'm going to pick up an ST front bumper sometime soon, possibly this evening. Was just wondering if anyone has any experience of fitting a front bumper into the back of the Focus and can confirm if it will fit or not - obviously with the back seats down and parcel shelf out of the way, and front passenger seat pushed all the way forward too if need be.

I'm looking to pic up the bumper as soon as I can and I'm pretty pushed for time, as always, so just wondering if I could arrange to go get it tonight in my own car or if I'd need to get a van to go lift it, or even use my brother's Mk3 Mondeo hatch.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:10 PM

Short answer, yes ;)

Back seats down and parcel shelf out the way. Fit straight in. May have to bend it slightly to curve it round but won't damage it.

Did it a few times myself, when I took my ST bumper to my brother inlaws to have somewhere to fit it, then when I took my old bumper back, then when I had to take my old bumper to nottingham.

Thinking about it, if you look on this photo you can see me old bumper in the back of me car:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:47 PM

Doh! Just jumped back online to update this as I've just had a flashback...to when I had my ST rear bumper in the back when I picked it up!

Think I might have had the front passenger seat pushed and folded forward too (mine being a 3 door) and had the bumper from there to the back driver side corner of the boot.

Right, fingers crossed this guy is available some time between 6 (hometime) and 9 (Homeland time)!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:10 PM

Homeland? We get it on a Sunday at 9pm.

Did you get the other bits Gary?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:46 PM

That reminds me I also fitted a front bumper in as well when I had to have it replaced.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:27 AM

Well I couldn't get a hold of the seller last night so no joy as yet. Will try him again today as I think he works shifts.

Sal, we get it on a Tuesday at 9 over here on the RoI's state broadcaster RTE. It often gets American shows on first play before the UK...not sure how or why, but I'm not gonna question it! Cracking show.

Have arranged to get my spoiler on Saturday...have the replacement bits gathered up (spoiler from ebay, washer from Ford, and plug from Clive is on it's way...thanks!), so, like collecting this front bumper, it was just a matter of finding a time that suits to do it.

I'm in the seller's vicinity on Saturday morning for an airport run, so meeting him after then zipping back down the road in time for my match on Saturday avo. Couple of hundred miles driving ain't gonna do the legs any favours mind!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:17 AM

Bit off topic but have you ever used watchseries.eu ??? Has pretty much every TV series ever made and all new episodes are uploaded within 12 hours of release no mater what country it's from :)

Back on topic, the amount of furniture from Ikea that has been in my focus I would be shocked if you couldn't fit a mere Bumper in :P

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:49 PM

Bit off topic but have you ever used watchseries.eu ??? Has pretty much every TV series ever made and all new episodes are uploaded within 12 hours of release no mater what country it's from :)


Haz, you star, I will be watching lots of series now and wont have time to work on my car :P

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:03 PM

That'll save you a fortune Sal!

Have heard of a few sites for watching tv series on so will check that one out. To be honest, there aren't many shows that I really buy into, and find myself too busy for most of them, but Homeland has me gripped through the season and a bit so far.

I think The Wire was the best show ever made, better than Sopranos for me, so find it hard to watch anything these days without ending up sayin, 'but it's not as good as The Wire'! Homeland's definitely a must watch for me at the minute though. And at the risk of sounding a bit old-fashioned, there's something I like about having 9pm on a Tuesday to look forward to!

Breaking Bad is coming very highly recommended to me at the minute, anyone seen it? Maybe this should be in it's own 'off-topic' thread, haha!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

I recommend boardwalk empire on sky Atlantic.
Excellent period drama about prohibition and gangsters.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:58 PM

Have it on the sky plus at the minute pal. Watched an episode yesterday evening when I was waiting to hear if I could go lift my spoiler (that's almost on the original topic, haha!).

Had Season 2 recorded as well and went through about 2 or 3 episodes a night to finish it before Season 3 started. Was sitting up to all hours and like a zombie then in work, but it was worth it!

I know it's still relatively early but Season 3 is a bit of a let down for me so far, just hasn't caught light yet I suppose. Owen Slater's accent's not bad to be fair to him, but some of the ones when they visited the Emerald Isle were bleak. Sounded perfect mind you compared to some that I've heard in Sons of Anarchy...embarrassing! Must have done their research by watching Richard Gere in The Jackal repeatedly. Jeez there have been some awful attempts at it now I come to think of it, haha!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:07 PM

At least Kelly McDonald having the Scots accent makes it easier for her to do a half decent attempt at an Irish one.
Like you say though, season 3 is a bit of a slow burn to start with.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:18 PM

Haha glad to be of service :)

Noooo don't give up on the car!!! Surely it's the more important that being lazy :P

Got to say I'm a fan of vampire shows :F
Vampire diaries and True Blood :P

New twilight on Friday!!!!

( no I'm defo a gearhead not a teenage girl :S )

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:24 PM

Ah true blood, plenty of !Removed! and murder.
Good wholesome entertainment. :D

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:53 PM

Indeed :) not exactly the most well thought out program but the other stuff makes up for that

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