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#424236 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on Yesterday, 08:32 PM


Initially purchased a Gold plated 3.5mm phono AUX port input cable from China to replace the stock AUX input port socket fitted in the glovebox,

However i later discovered that the particular model of headunit i plan to fit has RCA inputs for AUX on rear and not 3.5mm input socket,

I have since purchased a 3.5mm AUX input port to RCA cable and its on the way from China to replace 12v socket in the centre console,

The initial purchase arrived today however its no use to me, as i now know of different configuration,
If anyone is interested let me know,


#424213 Gauging Interest Zetecs Focus Mk2.5 Parts

Posted by Lenny on Yesterday, 07:27 PM

Who could refuse a shebang - never mind a whole one :P
I'm tempted...

DRL's are now sold,

#423980 Gauging Interest Zetecs Focus Mk2.5 Parts

Posted by Lenny on 29 October 2014 - 09:28 PM

Is your quoted price just for the surrounds, or the whole DRL kit?

The whole shebang as we say in Ireland :)

Splitter and lip now on the bay too:
Nothin better than rolling around on wet concrete driveway at 19:00 with a torx screwdriver and a pocket torch,
Got bored and it was held on by double sided sponge tape,
So quick wipe and shes ready for tiger seal,

#423876 Gauging Interest Zetecs Focus Mk2.5 Parts

Posted by Lenny on 29 October 2014 - 05:58 PM

Hi all.
As title says; gauging interest in genuine ford mk2.5 front lip sprayed in Moondust Silver complete with attached TripleRcomposites front splitter in glosa black,

These parts are extremely rare in Ireland,
I imported them personally from the uk,

I would like to see them sell within the country but money is money,
Looking around 140GBP exc. Shipping via tracked courier
Payment via PayPal,

Opinions welcome,

Gloss black fog surrounds with drl's also going soon,
Again extremely rare find in Ireland preferably see them also selling within the country but money is money,
The modules are attached to the rear of the battery box out of sight so preferably meet buyer and exchange battery boxs,
Looking 45 GBP for the gloss black drl fog surrounds.

Heres some pictures








#423864 Winter Bulb Upgrade Focus Mk2.5 2008-2012 Model

Posted by Lenny on 29 October 2014 - 05:28 PM

A bit of thread revival here lenny but does the light colour from the sidelight bulbs you listed match the osram dipped?

No mate,
The parking lights are 6000Kelvin white and the Osram cool blue intense are 4600kelvin white,
Xenon gas bulbs dont get any whiter than 4600kelvin
In order to have matching 6000k i recommend fitting HID's
Led are available in H7 fitment but led's cant be focused rendering them completely useless and illegal as dipped or high beam lights,

Heres the combination at night:


Cree 6000k fog led's
Osram cool blue intense dipped beam





#423618 Mobius Dashcam - Pedestrian Sigh.....

Posted by Lenny on 28 October 2014 - 08:28 PM

And he would be getting the bill lol

Or his next of kin after he was removed from the car using a spatula

#423592 Mobius Dashcam - Pedestrian Sigh.....

Posted by Lenny on 28 October 2014 - 07:44 PM

:lol: i didn't even see him until 2 seconds after ypu started braking mate lol lucky i wasnt driving or his head would be within the heated windscreen

#423585 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by Lenny on 28 October 2014 - 07:37 PM

My next mod is adding locking fuel cap module from a mk2 focus.which means trip to breakers at some point.

Sounds good,
Didn't know such item was available

#423561 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 28 October 2014 - 06:46 PM

Hahaha! My fez hasn't got a turbo
Saving for an ST for 2016 when insurance has settled down a little bit

How about this one:
I've third child arriving in the next three weeks so my chances of getting an ST are non existent for real lol

#423529 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 28 October 2014 - 05:08 PM

The three 4-Way speaker connectors manufactured by Auto leads arrived today from Liquid Ice
See link: http://www.ebay.co.u...73552030&_rdc=1

The link above is to purchase them at 2.99GBP in silver,

I purchased from this link selling at 3.99GBP expecting to receive Gold plated ones

but i still got silver so they will have to do, as i cant be bothered sending them back to be replaced with gold ones,
I'm sure there's little difference anyway.

Overall there pretty solid,
Not very difficult to unplug neither not stiff,

As you can see in the image below they have the polarity etched in the top aswell,


There also lighter than i was expecting,


Plan it to have:
one for front speakers from amp,
One for rear speakers from amp,
Followed by a female connector containing audio outputs directly from the head units internal 50w amp,
This socket will be available to plug front speakers in to; at such times the back seat is fold down for additional cargo space and the amplifier is not available for use.
using 2 males and 3 females.

#423372 How Much Did You Save At Halfords

Posted by Lenny on 28 October 2014 - 06:31 AM

i heard that someone got 100% discount LOL i think they thought it was one of those paid top up cards?

:lol: i hope they made the most of it by saying "ow hold on there's a few things i completely forgot to get, hold the till"

#423119 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 27 October 2014 - 07:46 AM

PMSL, inches, mm,s and cm,s in same sentence :blink:  

;) easy know i do this type of thing everyday.

lol.....I work in mm at work, unless I'm speaking to the older workers then it's inches, does get confusing sometimes. :)

The old way was the best lol dont feel so bad now, i only mixed up mm with cm not mm with inches which im sure happened once or twice in your work,

I've post a thread here about a new shopping site i found:

Bought myself one of these fake stereo face plates looks much like the old 6000CD ford fitted to transits in the ninety's pretty cool the volume works the suction cup less than 3 GBP,
Here's the same item on eBay: http://www.ebay.co.u...redirect=mobile


#423116 Found A Good Shop Online Lightinthebox

Posted by Lenny on 27 October 2014 - 07:34 AM

Hi all,
Im sure we have all heard of aliexpress, Taobao and Alibaba,
Which for those whom dont know are all Chinese auction websites linking English speaking customers directly with Chinese manufacturers,
Its where eBay sellers buy all there stuff prior to uping the price and selling to us,
All of these sites have become safe thanks to the creation of PayPal.

Now I've come across an even better website called lightinthebox.com
I mentioned it to Vicki and she says lots of people on Facebook are praising it saying they saved loads of money and the items arrive 100% I'm not on Facebook personally so i didn't know.

I've found a few great deals which i will link separately to this thread but for this thread here's a link to the site: http://lightinthebox...ption=0&q=ford

Here's ford VCM module with Software for 132.50GBP :o that's cheaper then getting ford to use there's twice :)

Stealth fit reverse camera 10.50GBP http://lightinthebox...12_p575925.html

Other type for 15.08


If your not over 5ft tall you can save a fortune on hotel expenses sleeping in the back of the car:


Bought myself one of these fake stereo face plates looks much like the old 6000CD ford fitted to transits in the ninety's pretty cool the volume works the suction cup:

Three times cheaper than eBay for that item,

#423106 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 27 October 2014 - 03:57 AM

Think you need to check your tape measure. ;) 110mm mdf would weigh a ton!
Loving your install so far Lenny, keep up the good work. :D

Thanks very much Jamie its starting to get enjoyable now as there's enough items to begin to work with,
theory is beginning to turn in to practice

:lol: just realised there thanks lol
i secretly operate in centimetres when I'm alone..
However all trades men speak in millimetres so i used google convert to help me speak the lingo to you guys:)
In a bid to sound cool :lol:
I got it wrong though ok ok anything below 1 on the CM line IS ALREADY millimetres :lol: got it
I was assuming they were centimetres and converting them to millimetres :lol:
Good job I'm building it myself and not over the phone.

its spot on when I'm looking at it :lol:

When purchasing the sheet we went to first DIY store i said:
" Hi,
I'm looking for a sheet of MDF,
Need it as close in size to:
42 Inch long
15 Cm thick
406.4 MM wide
If you have it? "

There was a whistle of wind and awkward silence it was clearly visible i had melted his brain as he looked down all over the floor,
However his response was a winner

"we only sell it in sheets depth 3mm-1"inch in size 6ft x 12ft nothing smaller"

So realised "not a hope that's gonna fit inside the focus"
We retreated to the car and moved on to another DIY store,
On route to the second store; Vicki advised me to:
"write down all the measurements in the same effin category you thick"

To which i respond "fair point well made Victoria"

And i began converting to centimetres,
Got there and the layout was different more help yourself atmosphere,
either they don't have a store man
The previous place we went phoned ahead to warn of my existence :lol:
"he's headed your way"

Acquired a sheet 9cm thick was closest i could get to 15cm an i didn't want to go over 15cm
Was a tight fit in the focus but got it home,
Label says 9mm
But i say its 9cm
And google says its 90mm
Just realised there yeah lol ill edit accordingly thanks mate lol


#423009 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 26 October 2014 - 06:42 PM

Put the Custom enclosure back i to the boot compartment to obtain the exact measurement i was waiting for:
The exact distance between enclosure and the rear of the seat:



Turns out to be 35mm space between the enclosure and rear of seat,
My current MDF sheet with cavity is 18mm

So I'm gonna purchase some more 9mm thick MDF to expand the cavity out to 18mm
Now since the gap between the wheel arch and the back of the seat remains 15mm
Ill keep these 9mm slips unchanged as they span inside the area gripping quite well:


The width of the main panel remains the same at 1045mm
Only differences in short are:

I've gotta make up three more slips
1 x identical top slip
2 x half width side slips



Thus creating a 18mm deep cavity between the back of the seats and the MDF panel resulting in the overall depth of the panel being 27mm which allows plenty of space for a layer of acoustic carpet and still well clear of the 35mm space limit :)

Height of the vibe FastPlug connector is 20mm so if i can get my hands on some 11mm MDF ill take that instead of the 9mm to space it out more comfortably,

Missing my very first job now :(
Was working in a joinery,
They had a big industrial sander could type in the depth you wanted a sheet of wood to be,
Then keep feeding it through the sander until it told you it was spot on the set requirements,
Having access to it now would save me having to make do with either 9 or 10mm MDF when id really like some 11mm
Ow well I'm sure the world has bigger issues :rolleyes:
Obtaining today's measuremenits was exactly why i was eager to receive the custom sub enclosure good progress.

EDIT: this post has been edited to correct measurements :)