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#1 Raz123

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:12 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

This is the first time ive ever particiated in any kind of Forums however i really want to make my Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec Auto 57 plate look as cool as possible without breaking the bank to do it.

 

i have been so inspired by some of the topics ive read and as a kid have asked for advise. So i ask for as many advise and information on turning a standard interior, looking classy.

 

So far i have managed to chnage the trims of the sterring wheel only because the standard silver was worn out and for £9.99 these are perfect.

 

Stering Wheel.jpg

 

This post in particular was so inspiring http://www.fordowner...nally-finished/ thanks to Stoney

 

and http://www.fordowner...aded-headunits/ thanks Mike for the reply.

 

Now i want to change the following from the below standards (inspired by the above)


Stereo & Passenger side.jpg

 

Stereo 1.jpg

 

Stereo 2.jpg

 

center panel.jpg

 

Now for the above i need info on parts, Stoney has provided a guide to install a Factory Sony 2008 (i think) system into the car. however i need to find out where i can get the tools from or the carbon effect or unless i wrap it how do i do it? like shown in Mike's Pic http://www.fordowner...aded-headunits/

 

finally the below pic, am little confused as my Cigg lighter doesnt have a flap as shown in Mike's pic http://www.fordowner...aded-headunits/. Is this something i can add/install? and can you tell me what they are called plz

 

cigg panel flap required?.jpg

 

so guys, you know what the plan is now i need you all to help with guidance and ref to make it possible.

 

O yes before i forget, my rear speakers have busted and i dont have a clue what to replace them with... :unsure: Ive read many articles however it doesnt say what size are the correct ones and or if any other sizes can be installed without any hassle.

 

So guys your help on the above will be much appreciated and i wait in exitment on your response.

 

As you may have gathered ive never done anything like this before, always a first hey :) :D

 



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:29 PM

Hi again mate,,, you could have just carbon wrapped the steering wheel parts as I did, would have been cheaper too lol. The bit you are missing from the bottom of the console is commonly known as a 'garage door' and most cars don't come with them. It is a simple DIY install, but they can be expensive for what they are. And if you want to keep the use of your 12v socket, you would have to drill out the back of the part as the door comes with a back on it. I'll be listing mine on eBay soon as I'm changing my car this week so got a few parts that ain't going with the car. The speakers,,,, if it was me, and the budget was tight I'd just try and get some from the scrap yard and leave it at that.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:35 PM

Hi Mike, thanks for being the first to comment much appreciated :)

 

Do you what sizes i can install for the speakers?

 

And interms of the garage door may leave it lol as seems like a hassle lol.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:39 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

This is the first time ive ever particiated in any kind of Forums however i really want to make my Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec Auto 57 plate look as cool as possible without breaking the bank to do it.

 

i have been so inspired by some of the topics ive read and as a kid have asked for advise. So i ask for as many advise and information on turning a standard interior, looking classy.

 

So far i have managed to chnage the trims of the sterring wheel only because the standard silver was worn out and for £9.99 these are perfect.

 

attachicon.gifStering Wheel.jpg

 

This post in particular was so inspiring http://www.fordowner...nally-finished/ thanks to Stoney

 

and http://www.fordowner...aded-headunits/ thanks Mike for the reply.

 

Now i want to change the following from the below standards (inspired by the above)


attachicon.gifStereo & Passenger side.jpg

 

attachicon.gifStereo 1.jpg

 

attachicon.gifStereo 2.jpg

 

attachicon.gifcenter panel.jpg

 

Now for the above i need info on parts, Stoney has provided a guide to install a Factory Sony 2008 (i think) system into the car. however i need to find out where i can get the tools from or the carbon effect or unless i wrap it how do i do it? like shown in Mike's Pic http://www.fordowner...aded-headunits/

 

finally the below pic, am little confused as my Cigg lighter doesnt have a flap as shown in Mike's pic http://www.fordowner...aded-headunits/. Is this something i can add/install? and can you tell me what they are called plz

 

attachicon.gifcigg panel flap required?.jpg

 

so guys, you know what the plan is now i need you all to help with guidance and ref to make it possible.

 

O yes before i forget, my rear speakers have busted and i dont have a clue what to replace them with... :unsure: Ive read many articles however it doesnt say what size are the correct ones and or if any other sizes can be installed without any hassle.

 

So guys your help on the above will be much appreciated and i wait in exitment on your response.

 

As you may have gathered ive never done anything like this before, always a first hey :) :D

 

Vinyl wrapping isnt too hard on easy objects,cut the vinyl and apply it to the trim then heat it with a heatgun/hairdryer push out any bubbles,stretching the vinyl with the heat to get any creases out,remember you arnt going to see the back of the trim so just get the best finish for whats actually visible to the eye.Plenty of stuff on these forums and a little bit on youtube for vinyl wrapping too.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:41 PM

Thanks Ben, will start looking into it on YouTube.

 

having problems finding the Garage Door/flap thing for the cigg lighter area :(



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:36 PM

I happen to have a spare "garage door" with the lighter insert already fitted.

There are two types of part, one which is designed for the MK2 which is designed as an ashtray/storage with the ashtray pulled out and one for the facelift MK2 (MK2.5) which is just a storage tray due to different lighter socket placement. 

The tray on the MK2 is easy to fit, the only faffy part is that the existing lighter socket is held in place with a black plastic ring that needs mangling a bit to allow the socket to pull out.

The wires unplug easily and have plenty of length to allow connecting to the new further forward position and the added bonus is there is a wire taped up to the loom to provide a live feed to an illuminated ring so you get a nice glow in the tray position too.

 

Have a look here for more info-

 

http://www.fordowner...ket/?hl=lighter

 

The Garage door part routinely sells on eBay for £30 - £40, if you really want one I'll happily send you my spare one for £20 plus postage so say £25 all in.

It's complete with the ashtray insert and a power socket with the green illuminated ring in place, It's bare graphite grey colour (same as the standard dash trim colour) and is simple to wrap with whatever finish you choose.

 

Another thing you need to remove is the rubber cubbyhole liner which pulls out easily once you remove the gear surround trim, this unclips from the front using a wide blade screwdriver (it needs to be unclipped to allow the Garage Door to slot in).



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:47 PM

Hi Stoney, you have been a true guide since I've joined. Most likely will get it off you if I can't find it any cheaper anywhere else plus gotta wait till end of month to get paid.

Btw any chance of picture and your trade mark installation guide? It will really help. What MK is my ford? I have a 57 plate ford focus 1.6 Auto 5dr hatchback.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:31 PM

Glad to help.
I'll try to knock up a guide for fitting the tray in the next few days.
Your car is a MK2.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:33 PM

Thanks a million

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:54 PM

Custom air nobs are amazingly easy to fit and make a massive difference to the car for very little money. (about £20 I think they were)  look through the forum and there is a guide somewhere for how to replace them. Pick them up from ebay. The chinese company i bought them from also sent me a weird lump of tea :s 

Also LED lights in the vanity lights make a nice difference.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:22 PM

Hi JTill, thanks for the comment and I am going to look into custom air nobs and vent lights. Btw before I do n am going to sound dumb but I really don't know what they are lol

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:49 AM

As promised, here is a guide for the Garage door Mod.

 

http://www.fordowner...to-a-mk2-focus/



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 03:09 PM

Hey Stoney, been a while mate....

 

Just wanted to ask if you had any extra's for sale like discussed above..

 

couldnt decide if i should get a DVD player or just get a Sony stereo like you showed on how to install.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:32 PM

What parts are you after and what final results are you looking to achieve.
If there's anything I can point you towards I'll help as much as possible.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 10:12 PM

Interior - Garage door. which is better- dvd system or the upgrade to the Sony stereo mp3? Speakers front and rear - need help on sizes and would I need to drill anything or straight into the original slot.
Will carbon wrap the facia and trims.
Exterior - side wings with indicators, will the wiring be hard on this? St y spoke alloys, can't decide if I should go for 17 or 18inch. And finally st kit.

Your advice is always appreciated.

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