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#468172 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 21 March 2015 - 08:16 PM

Pop door kit? Did I miss an update? That sounds awesome! 

:lol: Work in progress this one,
Ive already purchased cable and push buttons, plan to install these while car is stripped,
Button fitted to underside of wing mirror on either side will pop rear door when pressed providing car is unlocked via either key in front door or standard fob,
Rear exterior handles will be removed and panels smoothened, interior handles and central locking will continue to function as normal :)

#468163 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 21 March 2015 - 07:46 PM

I've just edit March's progress updates on page 76 and above on 78 of the build,
All going to plan ill be purchasing the sound deadening materials next month which will leave the shopping list more/less complete with the exception of a "big three upgrade" kit and a door pop kit both required from America which involves hidden import taxes,
Its been super fun :)

#466128 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 16 March 2015 - 05:08 PM

Second purchase update for March:

First item to arrive was from "RScommunications" on eBay,
Supplied me with a 15 Piece Upholstery Trim Removal Tool Set
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350830482248


This kit will hopefully prevent any panels from damage when stripping out the interior.

Next item to arrive was from "Spares-2-Go" on eBay,
Supplied me with " AMTECH Mini Stubby Ratchet Wrench Screwdriver Socket Tool + Bit Set Philips Torx"
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191454302767


I purchased this kit mainly because it has the large Torx screwdriver bits to enable removal of the seats in the focus.

Next items to arrive were from my good friends at "RadioWorld" on eBay
Supplied me with a further 6 Metres of "Vibe 4AWG Positive Flatline Cable"
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251113035519
Sold per Metre (Qty: 1= 1Metre cable)

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I have previously purchased a 7 metre length of this Vibe cable from RadioWorld to power the Mono Amp,
Having saw the cable is flatter, more flexible and slightly more copper strands inside compared to standard 4AWG;
I sold all of the standard 4AWG i had and purchased this Flatline to replace it in powering the 4 Channel Full range amp.

Next items again from "RadioWorld" on eBay was 2 Metres "Vibe 4AWG Flatline Negative feed"
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261070670815
Sold per Metre (Qty: 1= 1Metre cable)

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The negative cable goes with the positive really, not much to say in regards to it.

Next items again from "RadioWorld" on eBay was 2 sets "Vibe 4AWG Gold Crimp ring terminals"
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/260795059516



Next items again from "RadioWorld" on eBay was two "Waterproof Switch Push Button 12V 16A Heavy Duty"
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261080531706
Item sold Qty: 1

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I plan to fit one of these waterproof push button switches under the wing mirror housing on either side of the car,
They will eventually be wired to a rear door popper on that same side of the car,
Original rear door handles will be smoothed out from existence,
When doors are unlocked via factory fob or key,
This allows the button fitted to underside of the wing mirror housing to become active in popping open the rear doors.
Bit of work in progress this one,
I'm routing cables while the car is stripped, figured id fit the push buttons aswell.
The inside door handles and factory central locking will continue to function as normal.

Next item was from "fullspeedit" on eBay
Supplied me with "Braided Sleeving Cable Harness Sheathing Expanding Sleeve" in Black
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290814495525



Ideal for holding loose cables together behind the rear seat etc.
next two items to arrive were from www.modcover.com
these guys were the cheapest supplier of some RJ11 socket dust caps 
Link: http://www.modcover....Dust-Cover.html
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i plan to use two of these, one for each of the amplifiers RJ11 remote volume line controller sockets to prevent dust from getting in there as i wont be using these sockets due to the Headunit having a built in digital equalizer control all sounds can be electronically adjusted. 
next item from the same supplier was some RCA socket caps.
Link: http://www.modcover....Dust-Cover.html
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i plan to use four of these to cover the Pre-amp output sockets on both of the amps, 
again to prevent anything from getting inside and it seals all open ends on the system up nicely, 

Next purchase was from "rmxdirect"
Supplied me with a "Lindy 2 Metre 90 degree USB cable"
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151310650611


I plan to use this cable for my old reliable TomTom XL live SatNav.
Plug this cable in to the USB socket inside the glovebox and in to the satnav on the windscreen,
Keeps the centre console free from cables on long journeys.

Final item of the month to arrive was from "UKbargainFinder" on eBay,
Supplied me with an Unlocked 4G Huawei E8278 BUZZARD 4G IN CAR MOBILE BROADBAND WIFI Router,
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201299583173



Since my internet connection in the home is via Sim Card plugged in to a Router,
This Car WiFi Router seemed a fantastic idea as when traveling long distances i wont be at home to make use of the WiFi Subscription,

However though the use of this item; i can transfer the sim from the house router to the mobile router and providing there's coverage i can continue to stream Music from YouTube through my phone on to the headunit via Bluetooth without exceeding my data allowance on my phone contract.
Passengers can also connect to the device while on the move.
No modifications required to install it simply plugs in to the spare USB socket within the glovebox or in to the 12V socket in the boot compartment via the supplied 12V to USB plug.

#465668 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Lenny on 15 March 2015 - 02:19 PM

They look excellent mate,
Same shade of tint as rear windows aswell.

#465618 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 15 March 2015 - 10:24 AM

Aww that's good brotherly love and banter lol :D
Congrats bud

Thanks mate,

so you now own a proper car!!! lol

No its still his lol cant see him ever selling it,
Its been resprayed and spent 220Gbp on genuine wind deflectors says there hens teeth for that model the ST205

#465607 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 15 March 2015 - 09:57 AM

Had a childhood dream come through yesterday yo!

My older brother has had his Toyota Celica since i was 10yrs old,
I used to be on my bike at that age pretending it was Twin-Cam :lol:
He used to take me for sprints on country roads in it back when i was 10yrs old,
Lifting off the road on the hills :lol: broke wish bone on one occasion made me shake with adrenalin and excitement.

Well yesterday 20yrs later,
He handed me the key and says "take me home"

The feeling was pure euphoric the experience was like the past 20yrs never happened,
I felt like i was 10yrs old again :)
Those memories of me and my brother when i was a teenager is what inspired me to purchase the Toyota Levin and modify the focus beyond all justification lol

Some may dream of driving a Porsche or a Ferrari,
I fulfilled a childhood dream yesterday driving my brothers car.

Thanks Jason :)

"You think your a skilled driver Leonard? You don't push it hard enough that it requires skill to control it" Jason Woods

:lol: id say skilled because i don't push too much in to the bends so then i don't have to work hard at getting out of the bends.

Jason responds: flat out all the way bro and work it out, if you come out the other side, that's skill lmao



#465246 Guide For Focus Mk2/mk2.5 C-Max/kuga ~Elm 327 Cable And Ff2 Program

Posted by Lenny on 14 March 2015 - 08:20 AM

Purchased one of these cases in colour: black to securely house my Modified ELM327,
Size:165mm x 105mm x 55mm/6.44'' x 4.1'' x 2.15''(approx)

Here's a link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221674202335

I'll post some more pictures and a personal independent review when it arrives.
I may also get a decal printed for the outside from DMB graphics stating Ford Modified ELM327 would look good,
Overall the ELM327 can then be stored along with my other tools no need for special attention.




#465219 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Lenny on 14 March 2015 - 01:09 AM

Cheers mate, I'll see how it looks and go from there. Easy to add the rears if it looks odd. :)

Wind deflectors arrived today (Cheers Brigante). Will get them fitted at the weekend if I've got time. :)DSC_0054_zpspxwirugp.jpg

Looking good mate and excellent choice of brand,
I too have purchase myself a set of these team hecko wind deflectors however i wont be fitting them for a while.

#464744 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 12 March 2015 - 07:56 PM

Cheers mate, I'll see how it looks and go from there. Easy to add the rears if it looks odd. :)

As previously discussed in the build thread on page: 74
Link: http://www.fordowner...-2015/?p=452215
I have had two steel brackets custom made to support the Mono amplifier in the boot compartment under a panel at 45 degrees.
So I set up the satnav and went to see a very nice fella called Ben at www.EcoBlast.ie last Friday in Kilcoole Industrial Estate Co.Wicklow,


Received a phone call from Ben yesterday informing me the parts were now ready for collection, so this morning I eagerly drove back to Kilcoole to collect the brackets and I must say they are fantastic :)
The guys at EcoBlast have made a life long lasting job on these custom made brackets, the paint colour also matches perfectly to that on the JL Audio Mono Amp resulting it a completely factory professional looking finish,
I will definitely be in touch with the guys at www.ecoblast.ie again in the future when Vicki my wife is finished kerbing my 18" Snow Flake rims perhaps go for a gun metal grey on them.

The finish on the parts is smooth as glass its beautiful and being powder coated its much stronger than paint and will last a lifetime in the car.
Top respect lads very happy.




I've got my left and right bracket mixed up in the image below but it still displays how good the look next to the Mono amplifier and in the same shade of powder coated finish.




Im very pleased with the outcome on this part of the build as it started off with nothing more than my imagination, there was no off the shelf item to enable the mounting of this amp at a 45 degree angle and it cant be mounted directly upside down due to heat issues,
My plan was to create two brackets which would allow the amp be mounted upright and below the panel at 45 degrees, the were no guarantees this plan was going to be a success it didn't look promising after the initial attempt at bending some aluminium brackets was a complete failure,

However through the use of a stainless steel welding rod this allowed me to trial fit the amp and bend the rod to the desired angles that I need the brackets to be,

Followed being referred from guy in work to a company called LMH Engineering in Arklow Co. Wicklow whom have a bench press and supplied the steel; which they bent it to the matching shape of the stainless steel welding rod, after the trial with the aluminium strips failed.

I was then able to mark out the steel strips once bent and drill holes for bolting on the amplifier on at a later date.

Throughout the plan i wanted these bracket to be a lifetime maintenance free fit and forget job, this is the reason I initially chose aluminium,
however since the aluminium failed the best option was to have them blasted and powder coated resulting in a lifetime finish that also matches the amplifier colour just the same as the aluminium strips would have done thanks to the great guys at EcoBlast.ie

More progress soon,

#464698 Clarkson In Trouble Again - RIP Top Gear

Posted by Lenny on 12 March 2015 - 06:11 PM

Going great guns how annoying though if this turns out to be a publicity stunt... All I can say is the boy who cried Wolf.

I agree there is that element of "watching your own funeral" aspect
However i cant prevent myself from canvassing :lol:

#464564 Clarkson In Trouble Again - RIP Top Gear

Posted by Lenny on 12 March 2015 - 11:06 AM


#463783 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 10 March 2015 - 06:08 PM

Ugh this is like watching late nite films on free view satelite,
"Take it off luv, show us what you got!!"

#463433 Dohboys St220 Wagon

Posted by Lenny on 10 March 2015 - 12:03 AM

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Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC

Sweet!! Thats a nice exhaust,
And the spoiler will compliment it nicely.

#463328 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by Lenny on 09 March 2015 - 09:11 PM

The postman brought me a nice wee parcel today. Got my new HID set.
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Nice and white. Very pleased.
I've noticed though that these being 55w, the 'click' I usually get when turning on my lights, from the fuse box, has gotten louder. More strain on the fuse/electrics possibly?
Also, last weekend I was at a local tyre place to see if they could sort my alignment once again. Long story short: two front tyres are directional and were on the wrong sides. Swapped over, steering started pulling ever so slightly to the opposite side, mech said to switch front and rear tyres about. Did that today and alls well again. No pull and steering feels lighter. Happy boy.
I managed to get one caliper painted then the rain started.
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Crap picture 2:
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Probably could have done with another coat but not to worry.
I bought a can of Panther Black to paint my lower lip of the front bumper but didn't get around to it because of this useless climate we live in here.
Sent from my iPhone 5s.

Looking very Dr. Dre mate the green is nice with the black.

#463230 Full List Lenny's Guides

Posted by Lenny on 09 March 2015 - 06:14 PM

Since the new forum app doesnt dispay full profile pages,
IM creating this thread which will enable me to link others whom use the app, to my list of self created guides.
Thank You,

Guide to Fitting Genuine focus Mk2.5 ZetecS rear Diffuser Click Here
Guide to Fitting Genuine focus Mk2.5 ZetecS Front Lip spoiler Click Here
Guide To Activating Single & Multi Door Unlock on yor Ford Click Here
Guide To Spraying Rear View Mirror Click Here
Guide To Changing Lower Front Grill On Mk2.5 Focus Click Here
Guide to Fitting Custom Built Climate Controls on Focus Click Here
Guide to Fitting New Ford Mist Type Jets on all Models Click Here
Guide to Wiper Blade Change Focus Mk2 Mk2.5 Click Here
Guide To Fitting Boot Door Umbrella Holder Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5 Click Here
The Ultimate Rear Seat Protection Click Here
Guide to Fitting additional Boot Light Click Here
Guide to Fitting additional 12v Socket in Boot of Focus Click Here
Guide to Converting Rear Fog Light To Clear Click Here
The Ultimate Reverse Bulb Click Here
Guide To Fitting Second Reverse Light Ford Focus Mk2.5 Click Here
Guide To Fitting ST Gauge Pod To Focus Dash Click Here
Guide to Fitting Auto Dimmer Unit to Gauges or DRL's Click Here
Guide to Fitting Footwell Lighting In Your Ford Click Here
Guide to Induction Filter Upgrade in Your Ford Click Here
Guide to Fitting Custom Bonnet Dampers Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5 Click Here
Guide to Fitting EGR Blanking Plate 1,6TDCi Click Here
Guide to fitting Ford puddle lights Focus 05-12 Click Here
Guide to Fitting Genuine focus RS LED tail lights Mk2.5 Click Here
Guide to Fitting Aftermarket headunit focus Mk2 & Mk2.5 Click Here
Guide To fitting 10" HD Flip Down Monitor Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5 Click Here
Fitting Custom 10" Sub enclosure & Amp panel Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5Click Here
Guide Installing Reverse Camera Focus Mk2.5 2008 - 2011Click Here
Fitting Dual Camera DVR System Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5Click Here
Full ZetecS Kit Fitted to Mk2.5 Focus Click Here
Custom Laser Cut Interior Parts For Your Ford Click Here
Guide To Storing Vehicle For Long Periods Click Here