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


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#226 VickiW

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:20 PM

:o KFC , Lenny i can get you some discount vouchers for Mcdonalds :)


As long as ye don't forget the candle...I'm easily pleased boys

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#227 Lenny

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:33 PM

Wow I'm touched lol and ull be waiting on ur twenty euro he owes me that and more from near misses ie lamp he nearly went into sideways like an hour ago
If vicki was in power lol aye ......one word ....mushroom.....
One more thing it was vicki that liked focus'sss 11year ago hunni when u was still sucking ur mommas titties !!!!!!

Vicki this is my build thread and its quickly filling up with banter, I understand your new to the forum and its operations but
I carry a QR code on the rear of the car linking people to this thread so please keep banter to the General discussion section of the forum,
And yes I reversed out of a parking spot while turning left,
Forgot about the street lamp to the right of me while swinging left in reverse
And almost smacked the drivers side wing off the street lamp.
Thanks to Vicki for telling me about it before I hit the street lamp, now on to the general discussion section please.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:40 PM

Rofl...just when this was getting interesting, I come to see what's happening as the phone was beeping the noise it makes for emails for the last hour :P



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 06:51 PM

The syringe kit and blue paint arrived today,
I removed the engine cover and I chose the needle with the biggest hole first because I didnt know how viscous the paint would be,
But I later changed for a smaller needle because the paint was flowing like water.

Its not 100% yet,
I got some blue on the ford but I'll clean it off when its dry, using some cotton buds and petrol.

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#230 Lenny

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:02 PM

Fixed
Removed the excesses blue on the ford font using petrol on a cotton bud,
Very pleased with the results
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Posted 29 July 2013 - 11:01 PM

Fixed
Removed the excesses blue on the ford font using petrol on a cotton bud,
Very pleased with the results

^^looks mint! i like the blue of the "Ford" (looks spot-on) and the contrast of the colours really brings it up ^^
 
Not everyone can do that to that standard,  i think you should do this as a service for other Ford owners / FOC members - (for a fee of course!) - you could buy the parts, mod them and then sell them on - i think there may be a lot of interest in these - (just an idea- you would have to have the time to do it, of course)      

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:01 AM

Wow!!  You're attention to detail is impressive!! (So long as it doesn't involve lining stuff up straight  ;))



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:29 AM

that looks like you done a good job lenny



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:24 AM

^^looks mint! i like the blue of the "Ford" (looks spot-on) and the contrast of the colours really brings it up ^^
 
Not everyone can do it to that standard,  i think you should do this as a service for other Ford owners / FOC members - (for a fee of course!) - you could buy the parts, mod them and then sell them on - i think there may be a lot of interest in these - (just an idea- you would have to have the time to do it, of course)      

  
Thanks very much Foca
I'd be happy to help anyone if required, I have enough of all colours left over to do another 2-3 covers,
The time sanding down and masking takes around 2 hours then spraying each colour accumulates to another hour,
I cant charge for drying time because it doesn't involve me lol
The cover would need to be colour coded and lacquered before I can start to work on it because I can't spray panels,
My local body shop sprayed the engine cover for me to match the body, I then done the detail.
The local body shop give me good discount on spraying of the body kit etc. So I don't want them to feel I'm taking advantage of there kind offers, by bringing them panels to be sprayed in various ford colours that would be obvious there not for my own use.

I work shift but any week I'm on 7-3 then I'm not in until 3-11 on the monday,
So I could work on it between 8-10 at night and have it dispatched on the Monday morning,
My time and return postage together would be 50 to colour the text and ford logo,
Postage costs a lot because I'm in Ireland receiving and dispatching over seas.
The 1.8TDCi drivers are lucky because their engine covers have the blue oval and text coloured already.

Wow!!  You're attention to detail is impressive!! (So long as it doesn't involve lining stuff up straight  ;))

 
Ah Jeer Sneer seany :-) your 100% correct though fair point lmao
Thanks,

that looks like you done a good job lenny

Thanks Barry,
I'm very pleased its turned out well,
Its on the kitchen table still, I keep going in to look at it lol
Its great to have it done but now I'm bored, what to do next?
The 5m of 3Amp cable arrived today for me to fish in through the front drivers and passenger door for the puddle lights which are on there way,
But I removed the door panel last Sunday and found that in order to gain access to the mouth of the rubber hose leading in to the foot wells,
I need to drill out rivets and remove the window glass, lock etc.
Going to read the Haynes manual today and consider it heavily lol
No point in taking further action until I have the puddle lights to install while I'm there.
They should arrive later in the week, as long as the weather stays dry we should be all good.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:26 AM

Lenny, as usual your attention to detail is Legen...wait for it...Dary! Awesome job there and I know how much time consuming this whole sanding business is. But the end result is totally worth it.

 

Btw, the paint that you got, that logo looks very familiar. Was it from Tamiya, the model car company?



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:28 PM

the paint that you got, that logo looks very familiar. Was it from Tamiya, the model car company?

Thanks Hassen,
Yes the blue paint is from Tamiya I bought it from WWW.RCGeeks.co.uk
Since my purchase through eBay they have given me a discount code to use on there website for 5% Discount its: RCGEEK5

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:08 PM

Well after 4 hours of back breaking and reaching around,
Following Haynes manual removing the front passenger window, door panel and electrics,
As well as contact with Mr_Spock via PM
I'm proud to say I've finally gotten a positive and negative feed run in to the front passenger door from the foot well
Ready for arrival of the ford logo puddle lights later in the week.
Special thanks to Mr_spock and VickiC, I couldn't have done it as easy without your help,

only down side is that I've lost a small grommet plug from the passenger side wing
But I'll contact breakers through eBay and replace.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:48 AM

Looks like it could do with some sound deadening behind the speaker



#239 Lenny

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:17 AM

Looks like it could do with some sound deadening behind the speaker

Agreed mate,
I must say I'm not surprised at ford and the speaker quality looks a lot less than I was expecting to see,
I hope to be following in the foot steps of Mr_Spock maybe next summer.
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Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:07 PM

+1 for sound deadening like Mr_Spock did. Maybe get our 2 cars together and get it done over a weekend Lenny? :D



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