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jeebowhite

Bus Build Thread!

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we Brit's dont get offended... we just get even... :p

Lenny, glad to be of assistance :) hopefully most your mod's can now be found on your own little island. That way saving you taxes, time and hassle as seems to be the case with most UK sellers ;)

As for everyone elses comments, thanks :) I still want to try and keep small mod's adding to the list, but at the moment, I can only just convince the missus that I need to do my repairs. Just finished fixing the boot switch, if only I could fit a hydraulic pump kit that on pushing the switch, it then pumps the hydraulic rams out and auto opens the boot... that would be cool, but no doubt, expensive :p

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Had a few idea's for a few small mod's - wondering what people think?

1) vent chrome strips:

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2) door sill protectors (carbon fibre look):

$T2eC16FHJHYE9nzpcCu-BRJm8CchO!~~60_12.J

3) window chrome:

post-10869-0-95370700-1377615924_thumb.j

What do you think?

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James:

1. looked at theese myself but come to the conclusion, when looking at the entire dash might look cheap tat. :(

2. I like where you seen them :)

3. liking that too if the quality's there :)

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The actual chrome bits are here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-C-MAX-CHROME-WINDOWS-FRAME-TRIM-SET-CHROMED-STAINLESS-STEEL-/281059411589?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4170724685 but i was looking for a cheaper option,

The scuttle plates are here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271250671761&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:GB:1123 but I just bought the last set of four :)

as for the vents, I think I am starting to agree with you on that :)

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scuttle plates have been relisted but forgot you have a C max and i got a focus, they say dont fit :(

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I wouldnt have thought they are any different? its basically a tall focus lol

mine is the focus cmax, not the standard cmax... I would be shocked if they dont fit...

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I thought that but when i put my details into their listing it said no :blink:

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done that plenty of times.

When I get them, I will take some measurements and let you know, then you can take a gamble on them if you want :)

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Thank you James

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Well, the protectors arrived (given that estimated delivery was 9-14th September (from Germany!) they arrived very quickly!

Measurements are 85mm * 695mm (front) and 85mm * 295mm (rear)

Not going to get to fit them for a while now, but I will put the pics up when I have done!

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Updated the iinitial thread with links to all my found purchases!

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Unfortunately this thread is now dead!

My bus was killed, repaired and sold! :D

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Unfortunately this thread is now dead!

Commiserations and congratulations jeeb what you driving now man?

My bus was killed, repaired and sold! :D

Rip

:o i thought you were the one who bought it....

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Cheers lenny, I did get it after a previous accident but someone totalled it and then insurer paid out the repair cost.

Now got my mondeo Mk4 :-D

Sent from my MY SAGA C2 using Ford OC mobile app

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Cheers lenny, I did get it after a previous accident but someone totalled it and then insurer paid out the repair cost.

Now got my mondeo Mk4 :-D

Sent from my MY SAGA C2 using Ford OC mobile app

lovely motor, i prefer the dash vents from the mk3 though, only down fall of the mk4 is the dash vents

petrol or diesel

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They are tricky to get right I must admit!

Sent from my MY SAGA C2 using Ford OC mobile app

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So, everybody else seems to have one of these threads, I thought I would join the trend! :) So, welcome to the not-anywhere-near-as-exciting-as-Lenny's-thread-but-still-modifying-my-bus-thread :)

So, I dont have too many pictures of the car before I started, but you should hopefully catch the drift as we go! Anyway, I will take some decent pictures soon and get them uploaded but for now:

To start, the first thing I had to do, was replace as many standard filament bulbs with LED's. I cant stand the yellow colour, and I prefer the idea that if I do inadvertently leave my lights on, the car will still work anyway when I get back to it! So for now, I will post this and update with later pictures!

So to start, I replaced the sidelights with LED's I then went on to install some Dipped Headlights, but Xenon 6000k White output:

sidelights (baring in mind this was taken in the brilliant sun, so you cant really see a lot, but they are white as per my avatar)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120897660499?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

IMAG0013_zps5641e156.jpg

Then I replaced the rear tail lights:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7225-BAZ15d-P21-4W-CANBUS-SMD-LED-Stop-Tail-bulbs-RED-/140731318861?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item20c43d824d

Dual Filament for standard light and fog light

IMAG0020_zpsdd01d714.jpg

fog lights (same bulb but brighter output)

IMAG0019_zpsd72cd5e8.jpg

number plate bulbs and

brake lights:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-382-1156-BA15s-R10w-245-13-SMD-LED-Fog-Light-Bulb-Red-LED-Car-Bulbs-/360427041176?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item53eb203198

IMAG0015_zps44fd3b59.jpg

Also Reverse Lights:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/White-1156-P21W-BA15S-R10W-13-LED-5050-SMD-Tail-Brake-Signal-Side-Light-Bulb-New-/360622888777?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item53f6cc9749

IMAG0016_zpsb4c5a832.jpg

After I finished this, my obsession with LED's continued: so I installed LED's inside:

Courtesy Lights:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-42mm-8-LED-Blue-Car-Festoon-Interior-Dome-C5W-239-Light-Lamp-Bulb-DC-12V-UK-/400557617845?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item5d431832b5

DSCF0048_zps718e45b0.jpg

Illuminated Ignition Barrel:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-ILLUMINATING-MOD-LED-IGNITION-BARREL-RING-BLUE-ILLUMINATED-LIGHT-/330700362369?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4cff471281

DSCF0029_zps01b0c656.jpg

Footwell Lighting:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Blue-15cm-9-SMD-LED-Flexible-Strip-Light-Car-Van-bike-12V-custom-lighting-/281097951168?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4172be57c0

DSCF0001_zps05db9568.jpg

and the rear:

DSCF0004_zps89ba4a2e.jpg

I also fitted the rear windows out with Privacy shades, as the tints were FAR too expensive around here, and I got these for about £75 from 'vanstyles'. I think they compliment the tinted look but without affecting insurance or my wallet as hard!

http://www.vanstyle.co.uk/van/shades-p-3071.html

DSCF0051_zpsf3d89848.jpg

DSCF0042_zps793ffef4.jpg

DSCF0041_zps43ff38f7.jpg

And with the Windows down:

IMAG0014_zps56a09ffb.jpg

Last job was to install DRL lights, I wish I could have gotten the same style that Lenny and Preee (and many others have) but these I thought where not too bad!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LED-DAYTIME-RUNNING-LIGHTS-6-LEDS-6000K-PLUS-NEW-MODEL-AUTOMATIC-ON-OFF-SWITCH-/151104527380?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item232e881c14

31b6af14-ea92-4f3d-adc8-970f36771f74_zps

and their output against a wall:

Off:

DSCF0047_zps550f5bbe.jpg

On:

DSCF0046_zps225a2d0a.jpg

So far, thats all I can remember doing, I will take some decent pictures, and keep you in the loop with any further changes to my motor :)

How do you do the foorwell and rear mate? Wanna do this in my focus?

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Ford OC mobile app

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How do you do the foorwell and rear mate? Wanna do this in my focus?

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Ford OC mobile app

Hi,

See my Guide for fitting front&rear footwell lighting aswell as illuminated ignition ring in your focus:

http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/34704-guide-fitting-footwell-lighting-to-your-ford/?fromsearch=1

You may also like to view my guide on fittin projector puddle lights in the doors of the focus:

http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/46244-guide-fitting-ford-projector-puddle-lights-mk2-mk25-focus-05-12-front-doors/

Also while your wiring you may like to view the guide on cup holder and bird bath shadow light illumination:

http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/28100-guide-to-fitting-smd-leds-to-cup-holder/page-2

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Hi,

See my Guide for fitting front&rear footwell lighting aswell as illuminated ignition ring in your focus:

http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/34704-guide-fitting-footwell-lighting-to-your-ford/?fromsearch=1

You may also like to view my guide on fittin projector puddle lights in the doors of the focus:

http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/46244-guide-fitting-ford-projector-puddle-lights-mk2-mk25-focus-05-12-front-doors/

Also while your wiring you may like to view the guide on cup holder and bird bath shadow light illumination:

http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/28100-guide-to-fitting-smd-leds-to-cup-holder/page-2

Thank you very much for the links! this will help me alot.

very good work keep it up! looks awesome!

And again thanks very much.

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So, everybody else seems to have one of these threads, I thought I would join the trend! :) So, welcome to the not-anywhere-near-as-exciting-as-Lenny's-thread-but-still-modifying-my-bus-thread :)

So, I dont have too many pictures of the car before I started, but you should hopefully catch the drift as we go! Anyway, I will take some decent pictures soon and get them uploaded but for now:

To start, the first thing I had to do, was replace as many standard filament bulbs with LED's. I cant stand the yellow colour, and I prefer the idea that if I do inadvertently leave my lights on, the car will still work anyway when I get back to it! So for now, I will post this and update with later pictures!

So to start, I replaced the sidelights with LED's I then went on to install some Dipped Headlights, but Xenon 6000k White output:

sidelights (baring in mind this was taken in the brilliant sun, so you cant really see a lot, but they are white as per my avatar)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120897660499?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

IMAG0013_zps5641e156.jpg

Then I replaced the rear tail lights:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7225-BAZ15d-P21-4W-CANBUS-SMD-LED-Stop-Tail-bulbs-RED-/140731318861?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item20c43d824d

Dual Filament for standard light and fog light

IMAG0020_zpsdd01d714.jpg

fog lights (same bulb but brighter output)

IMAG0019_zpsd72cd5e8.jpg

number plate bulbs and

brake lights:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-382-1156-BA15s-R10w-245-13-SMD-LED-Fog-Light-Bulb-Red-LED-Car-Bulbs-/360427041176?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item53eb203198

IMAG0015_zps44fd3b59.jpg

Also Reverse Lights:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/White-1156-P21W-BA15S-R10W-13-LED-5050-SMD-Tail-Brake-Signal-Side-Light-Bulb-New-/360622888777?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item53f6cc9749

IMAG0016_zpsb4c5a832.jpg

After I finished this, my obsession with LED's continued: so I installed LED's inside:

Courtesy Lights:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-42mm-8-LED-Blue-Car-Festoon-Interior-Dome-C5W-239-Light-Lamp-Bulb-DC-12V-UK-/400557617845?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item5d431832b5

DSCF0048_zps718e45b0.jpg

Illuminated Ignition Barrel:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-ILLUMINATING-MOD-LED-IGNITION-BARREL-RING-BLUE-ILLUMINATED-LIGHT-/330700362369?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4cff471281

DSCF0029_zps01b0c656.jpg

Footwell Lighting:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Blue-15cm-9-SMD-LED-Flexible-Strip-Light-Car-Van-bike-12V-custom-lighting-/281097951168?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4172be57c0

DSCF0001_zps05db9568.jpg

and the rear:

DSCF0004_zps89ba4a2e.jpg

I also fitted the rear windows out with Privacy shades, as the tints were FAR too expensive around here, and I got these for about £75 from 'vanstyles'. I think they compliment the tinted look but without affecting insurance or my wallet as hard!

http://www.vanstyle.co.uk/van/shades-p-3071.html

DSCF0051_zpsf3d89848.jpg

DSCF0042_zps793ffef4.jpg

DSCF0041_zps43ff38f7.jpg

And with the Windows down:

IMAG0014_zps56a09ffb.jpg

Last job was to install DRL lights, I wish I could have gotten the same style that Lenny and Preee (and many others have) but these I thought where not too bad!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LED-DAYTIME-RUNNING-LIGHTS-6-LEDS-6000K-PLUS-NEW-MODEL-AUTOMATIC-ON-OFF-SWITCH-/151104527380?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item232e881c14

31b6af14-ea92-4f3d-adc8-970f36771f74_zps

and their output against a wall:

Off:

DSCF0047_zps550f5bbe.jpg

On:

DSCF0046_zps225a2d0a.jpg

So far, thats all I can remember doing, I will take some decent pictures, and keep you in the loop with any further changes to my motor :)

Love the mods you done so far, have you still got the c max?

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Nah, had to get shot after it took a beating from a zafira, and the gearbox was less than healthy...

I quite enjoyed it though, but it was just too much stress.

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