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#172110 Illuminated Ignition Ring.

Posted by Bigdaddycain on 11 March 2012 - 08:41 PM

Haha! Now there's the beauty you see? I go in a "male mood" if i'm not (and i quote) F****ng about with that f***ing car! (unquote)... So i'm allowed to play till my little hearts content just so long as i pay for any bits and bobs out of my own money ;)

You don't think i was ever daft enough to open a joint account with her indoors did you? There are limits to things we share ;)

#172082 Illuminated Ignition Ring.

Posted by Bigdaddycain on 11 March 2012 - 07:31 PM

I too would like to see my ring light up when my doors are open (insert return double entendre here)

I think i'll have a quick check on alibaba before i commit to an ebay buy, just in case i can 4 million lighty rings for 2 quid :lol: :lol: :lol:

With any luck, me and me mate will soon have me ring tapped in and glowing by next weekend... What he can't do with his special tool (multimeter) isn't worth mentioning... B)

#170595 Guide Fitting St Gauge Pod To Focus Tdci Dash

Posted by Bigdaddycain on 04 March 2012 - 08:22 PM

What an absolute cracking result! B) B) B) And it all looks factory! Well done Lenny!

#170591 Guide To Fit A Focus Rear Badge Light

Posted by Bigdaddycain on 04 March 2012 - 08:00 PM

The piccies ain't great, but the LED rear badge is now fitted, and up and running B)

I've chanced running the "red" off the sidelights circuit, so my badge is red as soon as the lights are switched on... Not been pulled... YET! :huh:

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(i really MUST remember to fit a new LED in the numberplate light too) :unsure:

And in reverse.... (white section of badge illuminated)

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#169327 Guide Fitting St Gauge Pod To Focus Tdci Dash

Posted by Bigdaddycain on 28 February 2012 - 12:51 AM

A man after my own heart ;) Great minds n' all that.... B)

#169302 Guide Fitting St Gauge Pod To Focus Tdci Dash

Posted by Bigdaddycain on 28 February 2012 - 12:01 AM

No problem mate,
chances are that one of us will copy you on the mods anyway as you have some great ideas and if its me,
im a non smoker so where you would be having a smoke ill be taking some pictures :D

Cheers Lenny, piccy taking is easier on the old lungs too mate... But i'm one of those "think and a smoke" types... :ph34r:

#169299 Custom Laser Cut Parts For Your Focus

Posted by Bigdaddycain on 27 February 2012 - 11:53 PM

Great stuff mate... I think the illuminated sill covers i've fitted tonight will definitely decide on a "blue theme" for all future LED interior upgrades mate... SO that's the colour decision made for me then! B)

I'd better order a few Blue LED strips for the door handles i reckon.... :blink:

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#167183 Guide Fitting Second Reverse Light Ford Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5

Posted by Bigdaddycain on 17 February 2012 - 04:06 AM

So that's how you hatchback chaps have two reverse and two foglights! Clever! B)

My conversion was similar, except i had to run fresh cable (both sides) to the bumper area, as the estate version has no lights in the rear bumper.

I bought a left hand drive main rear light, plus a left hand drive reverse light to carry out my conversion.

So my fogs are roughly half way up the car, housed in the lower sections of the main rear light clusters, the reverse lights, in the same position as you chaps...

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#167179 Guide Fitting St Gauge Pod To Focus Tdci Dash

Posted by Bigdaddycain on 17 February 2012 - 02:27 AM

Cheers bud! I'm getting there mate... I don't hink i have the patience to do the guides on here though, much as i'd like to help people out, i just KNOW i'd forget to take pictures as i go along, i get far too involved in what i'm doing to stop for a cig/cuppa/snap/wee! :huh:

#166562 Fao Twin Reverse Light Modded Focus'

Posted by Bigdaddycain on 14 February 2012 - 12:52 AM

For any fellow members that have carried out the great "twin" reverse light conversion on their focus... Here's a "piggy back" follow up mod.

Now it's early days yet as to whether this mod upon mod actually throws out anymore useable light, but if nothing else, it looks pretty cool when viewed slightly from above, and it's only a ten minute job. B) B) B)

If you do a bit of search on Ebay,with "lowest price first" tab clicked, you can pick up the odd little bargain :P

I've used SMD LED strips with great effect on my other ford down the years, so i decided to have a play with the strips on the focus too...

I got a 120cm strip for a few quid, tapped into the reverse light circuit, warmed the bumper, and strip with a hairdryer (it wakes the sticky backing up a bit) and basically stuck the LED strip between both reverse lights, on the lower flat lip of the rear bumper (check your car has the flat lip before you click "buy it now")

The strip seems to light up the centre area where the reverse lights doesn't pick up quite so well, the strip is pretty much invisible (on my sea grey coloured focus at least) And i think is a rather tasty,discreet, and usefull little mod!

I'll shut up now and let the piccies do the talking....

My leccy mate breaks out the snips... (excuse the state of my tailgate, i'm a sub contractor courier out of my car at the mo till i can afford my own van) :wacko:

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Strip tapped in, placed on top of bumper to show it glow...

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And then it was just a matter of waiting till night fall to get a few piccies of the light in action...

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Here's how the LED striplight looks with the cameraphone touching the floor, 9 times out of ten it's viewed slightly from above, so the actual light source isn't really visible...

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And here's the same striplights put to use on my Ford Freda....

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#166139 How Do!

Posted by Bigdaddycain on 12 February 2012 - 12:49 AM

Cheers paul B)

#165878 How Do!

Posted by Bigdaddycain on 10 February 2012 - 01:58 PM

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

#165874 How Do!

Posted by Bigdaddycain on 10 February 2012 - 01:45 PM

Cheers mate! ;)

#165862 Guide Fitting St Gauge Pod To Focus Tdci Dash

Posted by Bigdaddycain on 10 February 2012 - 12:32 PM

What a brilliant thread! Massive round of applause to all concerned ! How brave are you fella's taking a dremel to your 10 reg motors!

My focus is the titanium spec, so, there is a flip up panel with a shallowish cubby below for things like sunglasses, phone chargers etc, where the ST dial pod would sit...

I bought a dial pod last year, a 3 dial affair.... My thinking was to keep the flip up panel, and bond and smooth the pod on top of the panel, so i'd have ST type gauges, PLUS the convenience of the flip up panel and cubby below (which is pretty handy i must admit) But having read this thread, and eyeing things up, my original idea wouldn't have worked out too well as the top of the pod would sit too high upon the panel, as the gauges couldn't really have "sunk" like on the ST....

I'll now (thanks to you guys) adapt an ST pod shell, to house 2 plasma dial gauges

( I've fitted 2 gauges plus a plasma clock to my ford freda,see link below)

The dials have a nifty "boot up" sequence, and only cost about £18 each, and work pretty well... Hopefully i'll go for a volt gauge, and a boost gauge on my 2.0 TDCI focus... Like Lenny, the trick will be hardwiring in the boost gauge for an accurate reading.

I'll start gathering a few bits and bobs in the meantime, and keep a close eye on this thread for updates... Well done chaps! You're an inspiration! B)

#165855 How Do!

Posted by Bigdaddycain on 10 February 2012 - 10:30 AM

the estate looks excellent mate, i really like what you have done with the vynil decal on the rear looks sweet, you may like my guide on installing the ST dash pod and the additional reverse light, they are all in the list below. Guide to Fitting additional Boot Light Click Here Guide To Fitting ST Gauge Pod To Focus Dash Click Here Guide To Fitting Second Reverse Light Ford Focus Mk2.5 Click Here

Cheers Lenny... I've already done the extra reverse light mate, plus two rear fogs in the rear light clusters (the right hand rear lamp is from a LHD german estate)

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But i'm VERY interested in the ST clocks! Mine's the titanium spec focus, so has a sort of hydraulic lift panel where the ST clocks should be... I'm hoping i can keep the lift panel, but somehow graft the clock binnacle on top of it, so it's still got a usefull cubby for storing my phone charger etc....

I fitted these plasma dials into my Ford Freda, hopefully i can use these type dials to compliment a lockwood speedo kit (when they make one for the diesel that is)

(gauges above the head unit)

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