• Get Your Club gear
      Get Your Club gear
    • Share Your Car Experience
      Share Your Car Experience
    • Huge Range of Ford Parts
      Huge Range of Ford Parts
    • Join Premium & Save
      Join Premium & Save
    • Savings Up to 15% Off For Members
      Savings Up to 15% Off For Members
    • 1000's Of Fords For Sale
      1000's Of Fords For Sale


salsheikh

New Mods Carried Out

Recommended Posts

guys, some of you may remember that i fitted bonnet vents but i have now taken them off...and replaced them with carbon fibre type ones as the other fibreglass ones had paint peeling off. The vents were very difficult to remove and i machine polished the bonnet before adding the new vents.

I found a contact on ebay who had a machine and he made some for me and also made me some wing vents too.

I also have some air vent gauge trims but am awaiting delivery of a new vent before i can trial fitting of a gauge

sorry about the quality of the pics

20130531_184608_zpsed8b9c30.jpg

20130530_175215_zps3f7c6077.jpg

20130531_184612_zpsd2c50f76.jpg

20130531_184628_zps7b356adf.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

may i be honest and please no offence the bonnet is class and very nice the side scoops dont look right maybe its the way the photo was taken but they look fake if you know what i mean

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thats fine Arthur, i prefer honest opinions. Even the real focus wing vents are fakes as they dont pass air and are purely cosmetic!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

really i didnt know that i thought they were functional lol a good side pic of the whole car would be better i think its just the angle of the photo but as said youre brave the bonnet vents in particular

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

really i didnt know that i thought they were functional lol a good side pic of the whole car would be better i think its just the angle of the photo but as said youre brave the bonnet vents in particular

yeah i was shocked too! to take the old vents off i had a flat chisel and a mallet and was truly bricking it thinking one slip and the whole bonnet requires painting. thankfully i didnt slip but the bonnet could do with a respray due to the stone chips.

I'll try and take a good side shot pic - just for you

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Sal, could the side vents be heated in order to mould? I am along the same lines as Arthur saying that do not real. As the car has streamline curves it might be an idea to mould them to fit smoother as not to allow dirt behind. Either that or a trick would be to use black silicone if you were tidy with it ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Sal, could the side vents be heated in order to mould? I am along the same lines as Arthur saying that do not real. As the car has streamline curves it might be an idea to mould them to fit smoother as not to allow dirt behind. Either that or a trick would be to use black silicone if you were tidy with it ;)

black silicon to fill the gap on the side is something i have thought of...not got round to doing yet!

Not sure if the pre-facelift focus has the same curves?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

black silicon to fill the gap on the side is something i have thought of...not got round to doing yet!

Not sure if the pre-facelift focus has the same curves?

The black silicone will look the job Sal mate, no don't think the curves are the same but an indicator stops that idea lol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes I really like this idea! Are these just for show Sal or are they actually allowing air to engine? Sorry if it sounds 'noobish' haha!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Vents look great Sal , like you say you were lucky getting the old ones off , what did you stick them on with ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes I really like this idea! Are these just for show Sal or are they actually allowing air to engine? Sorry if it sounds 'noobish' haha!

Jack, these are functional and have cut outs in the vents, unlike some available on ebay. these allow heat to escape from the engine bay.

Looking good Sal!!!

Thank you Emma

Vents look great Sal , like you say you were lucky getting the old ones off , what did you stick them on with ?

Paul, the old ones were stuck out with Sikaflex Sealant which cures but remains flexible to a point. When prying off the old vents a flat blade had to cut the 'seal' but this proved rather difficult and once a bit broke off i was past the point of no return!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that looks amazing mate!! ..you have some balls to go near your car with any form of 'wasting' tool! ..im scared to even machine polish! haha

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Car looking great mate! any further mods planned? i suggest some 3M Di-noc carbon, or high gloss black vinyl on the door pillars and wing mirror base plates! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A nice idea Sal would be maybe to take the covers off from under the doors and spray them the same colour as the car, I am going doing mine the weekend so will put pics up when complete.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks for the replies guys, keep them coming.

Car looking great mate! any further mods planned? i suggest some 3M Di-noc carbon, or high gloss black vinyl on the door pillars and wing mirror base plates! :)

I have just got hold of a new bonnet lip and have carbon wrapped it but am doing a bit of experimenting - i have sprayed a spare peice of carbon wrap to see if the laquer adheres to it and gives it a nice gloss finish. if it dont work then i will leave it as it is.

I might do the door pillars too but hadnt thought of the mirro bases.

A nice idea Sal would be maybe to take the covers off from under the doors and spray them the same colour as the car, I am going doing mine the weekend so will put pics up when complete.

Stephen, looking forward to the pics mate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i have sprayed a spare peice of carbon wrap to see if the laquer adheres to it and gives it a nice gloss finish. if it dont work then i will leave it as it is.

Keen to hear the results of this...wouldn't mind giving my wing mirrors a gloss finish.

Good work on the latest mods Sal, brave man with the chisel so I'm glad it turned out so well!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now