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#460973 Dohboys St220 Wagon

Posted by dohboy78 on 04 March 2015 - 10:38 AM

will make it look a lot cleaner with the new plates and boot badge


Exactly my aim. Hate screws in number plates and loads of badges on cars!


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#460693 Dohboys St220 Wagon

Posted by dohboy78 on 03 March 2015 - 04:39 PM

Jesus put me on a podium why dont ya :lol:
Theres a bigger boot compartment in the focus hatch than the focus saloon,
The overall seating area is identical in both saloon and hatch,
The ST and RS models dont have a centre seat belt making them 4 seater cars,
But thankfully in this case mine has the middle seat belt and sufficent space for three child seats in the back.

I dont understand people whom go for a 7 seater SUV because they have two kids its like they dont trust themselves to be more careful next time they have S3x, better get a huge car encase we end up filling it.
Costs way more to run it aswell as trying to park it.

Im happy with my focus,
Two seats definitly fit in the back and three is most definitly not a problem,
Granted spme buggy frames are big but thankfully the baby elegance frame fits snugly in the boot.

This is not a dig at anyone,
The estate car in this thread is as said a beautiful motor but i prefer to keep my family affairs and travel arrangements off the forum.
Each to there own is the point im trying to make,
Everyone can clearly see the focus has 3 seats in the back without bringing me or my family in to it.


My Focus ST had 3 belts in the back... It was an ST2. The ST3 with the leather only had 2 rear belts.

I would of loved another ST225 but didn't have the budget... and SWMBO would of strung me up by the knackers...

On another note my new plates arrived today along with my new boot badge. Will hopefully get fitted tomorrow.




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#459958 Dohboys St220 Wagon

Posted by dohboy78 on 01 March 2015 - 02:33 PM

Looks sweet mate,
Saw some nice ford racing centre console clocks on ebay straight swap clock as in time display clock,
A pioneer double din would look rote at home up front perhaps 15" flip down for rear passengers


Sounds interesting....


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#459851 Dohboys St220 Wagon

Posted by dohboy78 on 01 March 2015 - 06:16 AM

I like the future mods...a lot! And looking at your previous track record, I have no doubt this will be another wicked motor. My favourite was your Mondeo Titanium X once you were done with it as it was a practical and fun car which had the looks to match.
 
Last week I was in Ruthin, Wales and saw a saloon ST220. I took the time to educate all the guys on how rare that car was but would still not attract the wrong type of attention. Cherry on top was that there was a child seat at the back which showed that you don't need to get rid of the fun car when having a family  :)


Exactly why I sought out an estate. Wife is due our second child in May. Took a bit of finding and I did look at a couple of hatchbacks... But they were all rough bar the final one!!


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#459839 Dohboys St220 Wagon

Posted by dohboy78 on 01 March 2015 - 01:49 AM

The Mondeo Titanium X was awesome. Glad to see you stuck with the Blue Oval and can't wait to see what you do with this one. 
 
Quite rare car you got there. If I remember correctly, in a old episode of Top Gear, Clarkson mentioned that the 4 door St220 Mondeo was rarer than the equivalent Aston Martin of the time as they produced less numbers. I can imagine that the estate version was even produced in lower numbers. It looks mint to me with those lovely seats.
 
What's next on the cards?


Cheers dudes. The Mk4 was a lovely motor and so much better by the time I finished with it!

As for the Mk3...

JP exhaust ordered and being made, ASBO brakes being stripped and powdercoated, new spoiler on order, wheel refurb and a few minor bits in the next few weeks.

Later... Lows, wheels and engine mods.


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#459482 Dohboys St220 Wagon

Posted by dohboy78 on 27 February 2015 - 11:47 PM

I miss my ST220 when motorway cruising was such a mile eater just a bit heavy on fuel think I averaged around 23mpg overall. Nice car though I'm sure you'll enjoy it.


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Yeah my commute has reduced from 40 miles each way to approx 1 mile. Thought why not get a gas guzzler!!


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#457558 Dohboys St220 Wagon

Posted by dohboy78 on 22 February 2015 - 06:55 PM

Hi guys,

 

After owning a few performance
cars... Focus ST, Mondeo Titanium X Sport 2.2TDCI and lastly a Skoda
Octavia TDI VRS (All heavily modded by the time I finished with them) I
now am the proud owner of an ST220 Estate...

 

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Picked up my ST220 after looking at quite a few dogs described as perfect condition... yeah right!

 

 

Finally
found one in Sudbury... only 100 miles away. Really impressed with
condition. Yes it has a few blebs and the wheels need refurbing. But for
the price we agreed, mileage, service history etc etc I am well please.
Had to wait for 4 weeks for the V5 to come back from DVLA as previous
owner had a private plate... sent V5 off but forgot to sign it!!

 

Its a 53 plate with 75k miles on it. FSH.

 

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Needs a few bits doing...

 

Spoiler is cracked, needs replacing. Found a slightly different one on Flea-Bay... will need prepping and spraying.

 

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Boot handle needs a respray too.

 

Wheels need a refurb...

 

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Gear gator needs replacing...

 

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Grubby buttons need switching out...

 

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Switched out buttons, changed gear gator, swapped perished aerial, debadged, washed and waxed...

 

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Tidied steering wheel inserts...

 

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#319565 Mondeo Titanium X Sport Build Thread!

Posted by dohboy78 on 09 January 2014 - 09:26 AM

I will first have available money around 13 june, i guess that's a bit to late :P 


Might not be...


#316223 Mondeo Titanium X Sport Build Thread!

Posted by dohboy78 on 30 December 2013 - 06:52 PM

Just pop over dude!



#316198 Mondeo Titanium X Sport Build Thread!

Posted by dohboy78 on 30 December 2013 - 05:32 PM

As it always happens with my cars... I now have the Mondeo pretty
much where I want it performance wise... and I think I may sell it.

I am moving back to Lincolnshire in early Jan... and will be buying our first house.

To generate more capital for a deposit I think selling my car will free up some cash. Would be looking for around £13k for it.

Would replace with a Mondeo MK3 ST-TDCI.




#308969 Mondeo Titanium X Sport Build Thread!

Posted by dohboy78 on 04 December 2013 - 11:23 PM

Recon around 240 ish...


#305427 Mondeo Titanium X Sport Build Thread!

Posted by dohboy78 on 14 November 2013 - 05:08 PM

Few more pics of the roof...

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#304139 Mondeo Titanium X Sport Build Thread!

Posted by dohboy78 on 10 November 2013 - 07:39 PM

That roof looks so good !!!

Would you mind getting some pics of it in the day light too :-)?

Really debating if I want to get mine done... Just don't know if I have the guts to do it ?

Can I just ask if you have modded a car like this before?
If so when it came to selling it was the value in price any different ? Also because obviously some people when buying a car don't always want things like that which I guess lowers the interest a bit too which could make sales a longer process ?


Sorry... No more pics yet.

I have modded an Focus ST before. When it came to selling I stripped it back to standard. Sold the mods then the car. No bother.


#302758 Mondeo Titanium X Sport Build Thread!

Posted by dohboy78 on 06 November 2013 - 01:34 PM

Yay or nay??

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... and if yay... Panther Black or body colour??


#292496 Wheel Help?

Posted by dohboy78 on 25 September 2013 - 02:14 PM

New wheels ordered... stuck with 8.5" wide... but an extra inch big!