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


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#76 Lenny

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:05 AM

Update:

Very busy few weeks coming up to CausewayCoast Ford Fair on 02nd June,
I've entered the focus in to the show this year, I initally thought I was purchasing an admission ticket to view the ford fair show, but later realised that I've actually entered the car in to be part of the show lol shir why not...

I've a few things to get done before then though.
Lots of self pressure 6 days off work and 4 pay days left before the show.

Car progress is as follows:

RS led rear light units are on the way from european-parts Germany after 3 weeks waiting list for ford to supply the part; given next Monday is a bank holiday I'm expecting delivery on Tuesday/Wednesday of next week.

Lowering is happening next Thursday 09th May,
fitting the eibach pro kit with adjustable rear camber; Drops Front 20mm & Rear 30mm

Vinyl Ford "GT style" side strips on the way from DMB in Metalic Grey
Should look like this but different colours:

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Once the stripes arrive; I'll contact my local window tint place and have them fitted to the car aswell as 30% front windows (except windscreen) and 35% rear windows,

Purchased a 250ml tin of "Hammerite Smooth Silver" to re-do the rear drum brakes as they are s bit faded, (almost 3 years since painted last)

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Also gotta touch up the tip of the front splitter as its scuffed,
I may leave this job until the final 24hrs encase it happens again lol

This will be a tight schedule, I'm off work next thursday and Friday to get it serviced and lowerd, hopfully get the drums painted then too, but I'm back in work Saturday and working 6 day weeks until the day of show on 02nd June.
As result I can't gurantee every Sunday will be dry and sunny for waxing the car, and i dont have a garage or Gazebo to cover the car so I've booked it in for a wax in the local valleting centre on the 1st June prior to making the 242mile trip from home to Causeway Coast.
Hopfully I don't get too excited and land the car in the wrong field between here and there lol

I'll keep the thread updated with progress along the coming weeks.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:12 PM

 I like the "GT" style stickers!,  Hope you get it all done in time - looks good to me as it is anyway!  



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:31 PM

 I like the "GT" style stickers!,  Hope you get it all done in time - looks good to me as it is anyway!  

Thanks very much foca mate,
DMB have dispatched the stripes earlier today and I've picked up the very last tin of hammerite smooth silver off the shelf in my local DiY store, RS tail lights are also on route,

The only thing I'm rolling the dice for now is; the window tinting,
Id book it for next week but I don't know how much ford are going to charge for lowering and service,
So it will have to be the week after next and hopfully he's not too busy to do it as he specialises in shop fronts, business fleets, window tinting and signs. I've gotten him to do a car for me before and he is top quality,

Im anxious though as i don't like relying on other people lol

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 02:43 AM

The car will do you proud mate.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:10 PM

Awesome to hear you entered the car. I reckon it will look top notch once you get it waxed etc. Fingers crossed all goes to plan. 

I am trying to convince the better half that it would be a great trip to the Causeway on the Bank holiday in June. Still working on that plan. Would be a nice long drive from Tullamore 

 

Best of luck and keep us posted as usual.



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:56 PM

The car will do you proud mate.

 
Thanks mate, hope the weather is good on the day,

Awesome to hear you entered the car. I reckon it will look top notch once you get it waxed etc. Fingers crossed all goes to plan. 
I am trying to convince the better half that it would be a great trip to the Causeway on the Bank holiday in June. Still working on that plan. Would be a nice long drive from Tullamore 
Best of luck and keep us posted as usual.

Thanks would be a nice weekend if you could make it, lovely scenary around there too,
Hoping to get all foc members togeather after the show for a photoshoot,
I'm not familar with the area though so I'm hoping theirs an FOC member attending who can lead the way to a good gathering spot to get some pictures.
Next week should be the busiest of the 4 weeks coming up to the weekend of fordfair I'll keep the thread updated as long as my 7" tablet allows, because it fell on the tiles today:

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:14 PM

Spotted this Disco down town today,
This is the exact type of tint id like to get on the front windows and perhaps 5% darker on the rear windows.
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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:00 PM

Sorry to hear about the tablet - if you tape it up (strong gaffa tape) it might last for ages yet (stops the splits/ cracks spreading)- i had one lasted yor years like that (just gradually disintegrated) - looks like the glass cover and not the lcd screen itself

 

I was looking to get my glass tinted and i spoke to a pro who advised me to watch that the original glass already had a slight tint in it so adding more may make it a bit darker than expected    



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:33 PM

Sorry about the tablet Lenny. Hope it's salvageable but if not I highly recommend the Google Nexus 7. I adore mine!

As for the Ford Fair, it would be awesome to make it and get a few pics of everyone and their cars. Have to work on making that happen.

How are you getting on with the mods so far Lenny? Everything on track? Can't wait to see the car lowered!

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:34 PM

Sorry about the tablet Lenny. Hope it's salvageable but if not I highly recommend the Google Nexus 7. I adore mine!
As for the Ford Fair, it would be awesome to make it and get a few pics of everyone and their cars. Have to work on making that happen.
How are you getting on with the mods so far Lenny? Everything on track? Can't wait to see the car lowered!

Thanks mate,
I took Foca's advise and taped up the cracks so its working quite well as we speak lol
Plans are written in a recent post there; mods are on track so far, fitting the RS tail units next Wednesday when they arrive
Booked lowering for next week,
Lowering 35mm Rear 22mm Front will drop the rear to be sill level with the front. Really looking forward to it
Side stripes are on the way in post so hoping to book window tinting for in 3 weeks and get them to fit the side stripes too.
Then I've just to vallet, wax, touch up the splitter and re-paint the rear drums.
FordFair will mark the first day of modification holiday.
No more updates from 05th June until mid November

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:39 PM

liking the sound of the plans fella and im sure the car will do you prowed



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:31 PM

Wihee! Bring on the Ford fair I say and best of lucks for the coming weeks Lenny. Hope the weather holds up :)



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:40 PM

liking the sound of the plans fella and im sure the car will do you prowed

  

Wihee! Bring on the Ford fair I say and best of lucks for the coming weeks Lenny. Hope the weather holds up :)

Thanks guys,
Bank holiday weekend is holding up delivery times,
Silvatec rear indicator bulbs arrived today,
I'll update tomorrow if the l.e.d tail units arrive,
Then again on Thursday evening when its been lowerd on eibach's

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:52 PM

Hope they arrive tomorrow Lenny :) , i'm sure they will m8 , don't forget your bestest camera we don't want any grainy 8bit pictures :)



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:03 PM

Hope they arrive tomorrow Lenny :) , i'm sure they will m8 , don't forget your bestest camera we don't want any grainy 8bit pictures :)

I've just tracked them there a minute ago and when I checked earlier it said they were last scanned in UK at 01:05 on Saturday morning,
Now it tells me they arrived in Dublin at 04:58 on Saturday morning,
Bank holiday Monday held them up, so your right mate they will arrive tomorrow at last.
Been looking at QR barcode decals on e-bay
Looks like an excellent idea, I've asked a seller if I could link my build thread to a QR decal and stick it on the windscreen next to my tax disc.

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