Ill move this thread over to here, I bought this Focus off ebay, its 55 plate 1.6 petrol lx with 95k on the clock. Its a Repo and the lad must of being miffed as the front has a prang and the rear arch is creased, on top of that it looks like he emptied a industrial bin inside LOL.
Well car cost me £745
Well I have picked it up, some things that miffed me a bit other bits a bit happier. I list the bits I need first for deffo:
new front bumper,
Front crash bar
Bits that will survive:
Headlight, will 2500 wet and dry then machine polish back up,
Front wing will survive too, will end up with little crease at front but will get a mate with a body shop to sort that later.
Front panel looks like its going to be ok, its pushed back a bit at the point its mounted, the plates have pushed back.
Radiator and air con radiator completely untouched,
Air pick up for air box will re-attach,
Foam soft bit.
The engine under-tray is not there so not loosing any sleep over that, the bits I am a bit miffed over is a nice crease in passenger rear arch and touch on door, I wont be doing anything with this at moment but will get done at same time as other bits of bodywork. also the key I have is not the remote key so if someone can tell me best way around this as in getting a remote key setup for it. then there's the petty bits, the glove box handle pulled off and gear gaiter damaged and car is a !Removed! hole inside, we have emptied everything out but its full off gravel as-well, the surprise of the day was the tax disk which covers this month.
Well, had a bit of a fuzzy head this morning so after I took the dog for a walk, I decided to go down the in-laws and do 1.5 hours on the focus, strip everything off thats bust apart from crash bar, i will wait till new one is here before removing, also realigned wing so line up with bonnet now, well a good start point bound to need tweaking when parts go on, and pass door now opens, also fixed my glovebox
Well my hangover has gone so went down for the scuffed headlight to polish, took 5 minutes with the machine polisher with G3 cutting compound and then poorboys SSR2.5 antiswirl, its hard to see but first 2 pics are before and last two after.
Parts are ordered so hopefully get them this week and get Mot done too.
Costs so far are:
Parts so far £111.99 (bumper, crash-bar and bumper drivers side mounting plastic)
so total £856.99
We will update this as we go along