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"taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013


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#1 Lenny

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:34 PM

Hello and Welcome to Ford Owners Club also known as FOC

Im lenny,

Ive been a dedicated member of FOC since purchasing my Mk2.5 focus 1.6TDCi in September 2010

I'm now a moderator on the forum and have created many small modification guides which can be download in PDF format making them even easier to follow.

You can view all of my guides aswell as others by clicking the link below:
http://www.fordowner...ical-knowledge-

It is completly FREE to join the forum aswell as view guides etc.
So if you find our Guides interesting or have a Ford yourself then take the time to join and communicate with us, were always happy to help, learn and hear from others of similar interest.

You can join the forum by clicking the link below:
http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=global§ion=register

Below is my Build thread.
It contains images of my Ford from its first day of purchase in 2010 right up to today and continuosly updated as I add more to it.

If you see any modifications you would like to have on your own focus and would like some more information,
I can be contacted through the forum via PM
Or
Via email: leonard.woods@live.ie

Almost every modification on the focus has been recorded in the Guides section of the forum previously linked above.

Thank you for reading and hope to see you on Ford Owners Club soon.

Here is my Build:

As my focus build approahes its finishing touches later this year 2013.
I've decided to take the time to finally create a build thread in picture,
Grab a cup of tea its picture heavy.

Purchase in September 2010

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First mod: Titanium spec front lower grill

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Colour code rear view mirror

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Then the hard winter in 2010/2011 called for use of snow chains,
Looked Good imo but ESP didn't help.

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Later in january 2011 it was Snow more lol

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Custom ZetecS rear seat cover

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ST/ZetecS rear spoiler

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Club Membership

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CreeQ5 reverse bulb

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Custom climate control knobs

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l.e.d glove box light

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Laser cut brushed stainless vent surrounds and glove box plate,

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Mist type windscreen washer jets

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Additional boot light

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The build was then put on hold due to loss of occupation in late 2011
Resulted in the focus being put in storage for five months, while keeping partners car on the road,

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Five long months later, we were back on the road :) and onwards with the build.

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l.e.d cup holder illumination

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Illuminated ignition ring

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Fitted illuminating switch in dash pocket to power cup holder l.e.d aswell as illuminate the pocket worked well as it also illuminates the dash pocket.

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Removed rear badge to fit brake light badge surround, also got in touch with DMB Graphics for a custom orderd "Focus" badge overlay ;)

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Fitted Genuine Ford LHD Reverse light housing to use as a clear fog light unit with second reverse light also fitted.
Later updated with an "auto-off" drl relay fitted to the rear fog light wiring loom,
So as if the rear fog light is switched ON
And the car is put in to reverse,
The "auto-off" relay will switch off the rear fog light while reverse is active, then switch the fog back on when driving forwards or in neutral.

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Retro Fitted ST/RS dash pod with custom fitted ford racing boost gauge and oil pressure,
Then fitted a drl auto dimmer relay,
The gauges illuminate 100% during the day, then auto dim to 50% at night to reduce glare aswell as blend in with the standard dash illumination functionality's very happy with results on this.

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Took some figuring out on how to fit the gauges to sit correctly, but got there in the end,
Cut two pods and bolted togeather, then positioned in perspex wrapped in matt black vynil

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Upgrade from standard Ford 6000CD to Ford Premium Sony 6Cd Stereo,
Sounds much better and stores more music

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Changed heater vents to titanium spec with brushed chrome plates enhances the interior a bit more.

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Fitted 12V socket in boot, the loom is already there in all spec focus 05-11 just require the 12v socket and an earth feed.

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Fitted custom built rear footwell lighting and "bird bath" illumination

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Fitted Cree H11 front fog bulbs 6000k match the parking bulbs nicely.
Straight swap from standard H11 bulbs.

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Fitted drl fog light surround units,
Mounted control boxs to rear of battery box out of view, and switch to dash pocket just encase I ever need to drive with them off.

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Fitted Genuine Focus Zetec S body kit imported from fordpartsuk.com as the zetecS is not available to purchase in Ireland.

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Fitted some custom built zetecS/ST mud flaps to protect the body these were worth every penny, still as new today.

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Re-badged the rear to go with the new style.

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Fitted Custom Built Piper 2.5" T304 stainless steel DPF back duplex exhaust with twin 4" oval tips,
Green performance induction filter and remap to 120bhp 278nm Torque,
Very Happy!!

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ST primed bonnet lip and Custom built TriplrRcomposites ZetecS front Splitter supplied in Gloss black.

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#2 Lenny

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:52 PM

Got the bonnet lip colour coded aswell as the engine bay covers, also fitted upper and lower zetecS grills having them sprayed gloss black along with the fog surrounds,
The results were better than expected.

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Purchased some black headlights to replace the chrome ones made a huge difference to the shape,
Fitted them with Osram Night Breaker H1 and H7 aswell as some black housed 6000kelvin T10 parking bulbs, highly recommend the Osram Nightbreaker bulbs,
Before fitting the black headlights I left them in body shop to get the browe line colour coded,
Looks much better imo and keeping the chrome units in storage for MOT purposes encase they don't like the painted browe.

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When purchasing the focus a requested the full size 16" spare wheel pack,

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I've now removed this as I'm soon fitting some 18" rims and got a good deal on AA roadside assistance,
Purchased a spare tyre well pad filler from a mk1 RS focus to fill the empty space in the boot floor much lighter than a full steel spare.

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Painted front calipers with halfords red caliper paint and rear drums silver hammerite smooth finish.

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Next modifications are:
Lowering springs, adjustable rear camber bolts, steering limiter kit and 18" ST3 rims,

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:01 PM

Hey Lenny , haha nice thread m8 , i think you should take it all off and start again :)



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:32 PM

Car looks sweet Lenny, you've done a great job there mate!!! :)

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:35 PM

Hey Lenny , haha nice thread m8 , i think you should take it all off and start again :)


Sssppffffffff!!!
Hot tea all over me computer lol

Considering an St front end with tripleRcomposites front splitter, but id lose the drl's and quite possibly my missus lol

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:06 PM

cars come a long way since you bought it thats for sure mate

 

excellent work

 

 

it's about time you had a build thread lol



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:22 PM

Looking Great Lenny! What engine you got fella? I'd have thought you'd see more than 120bhp with a remap if u got the 1.6tdci 110...

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:44 PM

Looking Great Lenny! What engine you got fella? I'd have thought you'd see more than 120bhp with a remap if u got the 1.6tdci 110...

Thanks dave,
My engine and injectors. Are the same as you in the 1.6TDCi
But my model was a 90ps so I've gotta upgrade to 110ps turbo to get over 120 lol
The little 90ps turbo is almost tuning blue he's blowing as hard as he safely can for me god bless em lol

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:07 AM

Good thread - keep up the good work!   



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:42 AM

Ah you have the 90ps version! Explains it all!

Yeah the 110 turbo will help massively

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:31 AM

Ah you have the 90ps version! Explains it all!
Yeah the 110 turbo will help massively


I don't think the 110 was an option over here,
It was , 1.6TDCi focus (90ps) and no 1.6TDCi fiesta's just the 1.4TDCi

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:33 AM

Does that mean you don't have a DPF also??

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:46 AM

Does that mean you don't have a DPF also??

No still got a dpf for the present time anyways lol id like to get internals removed but unsure,

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:28 AM

Excellent post, and congratulations for all your hard work.

Mods are always a matter of personal taste, what's most important to me is that they are done properly - by which I mean no bodge jobs held on with cable ties - and you have certainly done quality work on your car, and you should be proud of the results!

Well done :-)

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:36 AM

Excellent post, and congratulations for all your hard work.
Mods are always a matter of personal taste, what's most important to me is that they are done properly - by which I mean no bodge jobs held on with cable ties - and you have certainly done quality work on your car, and you should be proud of the results!
Well done :-)

Thanks Dave,
Its been a long enjoyable journey, minus the two trips to the doctors surgery lol
Id do it all again in a hearbeat very enjoyable and I was lucky the st pod turned out 90% ok lol that was a ball clenching 11 hours of cutting and cups of tea,

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