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#392062 Ford Focus St Honeycomb Grill

Posted by sonic113 on Today, 10:02 PM

They do look good gloss black Lenny.
That focus of yours looks very tidy mate a lot of work but worth it in the end.
What paint did you use to get that finish?
Did you paint the black area's around the mirrors or just the front grills and fog surrounds?

#391711 Ford Focus St Honeycomb Grill

Posted by sonic113 on Today, 08:10 AM

Thanks Lenny.
Do you think painting the grills gloss black along with the fog surrounds looks better with the moondust silver rather than the grey colour they are as standard?

Great link to guide Lenny.

#391687 Ford Focus St Honeycomb Grill

Posted by sonic113 on Today, 02:06 AM

Can you put the St upper grill on a standard bumper?

Where did you get the one you have on your lower grill I think it has a chrome strip around it?

Without changing the whole bumper what's the best looking grill you could recommend just to give it a little better look than standard stock bumper?

#391235 Best Dash Cam For Mk2 Focus????

Posted by sonic113 on Yesterday, 12:15 AM

thanks Kurt

when installed i will have a play about with different setting and see what suits me the best.



#391224 Best Dash Cam For Mk2 Focus????

Posted by sonic113 on 28 July 2014 - 11:35 PM



sorry mate I meant to say "converter" and not "inverter".

I got confused with those 12v to 230v Inverters for the car battery to a plug thing lol!



Thanks for the information and explaining.


I think I got it now lol!


Just for my own head ache I'm i correct in saying:


- the "Converter" (3m lead) job is to take the 12v from car supply and bring it down to 5v for the camera (Basically what the small plugin USB adapters for in car do to charge phones ect) as 12v would damage the camera because its rated at 5v to work..


- the piggy back is to split the one circuit into 2 separate circuits with there own rated fuse. (Kind of like a plug in wall adopter at home  :mellow: lol!)


-  It's ok to take small amps to a high rated amp lead (ie 3amp from device to 20 amp piggy plug), but is dangerous to do the opposite (ie 15 amps to 5amp piggy plug) because it may overheat/overload the smaller amp lead.



I have ordered all the links you posted. I also have downloaded the guide and will follow it when the leads come. I will post pics of the finished installation as well in case it may help others.


one more thing, what settings do you recommend to use in the Mobius for the dash cam setup?



I really appreciate your time and effect Kurt with the links and explaining the circuit setup.


always learn something new everyday lol!


Thanks mate.

#390445 Heater Knob Modifcation

Posted by sonic113 on 26 July 2014 - 09:06 PM

i just used a tin of hammerite smooth finish silver, nothing special,
Ive got drums on the rear so done them silver to appear like brake discs when cruising :)

Thanks Lenny I had planned on a tin of hammerite for the job lol!
Good information on the door cards and interior light. Next time I'm around the breakers I will have a prowl about for that light and I never knew that about the vents from the titanium spec focus are these avaible to buy online?

Roughly what price are the door cards? Do you have chrome ones because from some of your thread pics i thought you maybe painted them to match the silver in the dash.

One more thing Lenny is it possible to fit a auto dim rear view mirror to my standard zetec focus and if so is it a big job?

#390375 Heater Knob Modifcation

Posted by sonic113 on 26 July 2014 - 05:53 PM

While you have the front wheels off i recommend painting the spacer section of the brake discs aswell,
Finishes it off nicely: IMG_20130529_191626_zps08887ce0.jpgIMG_20130529_194025_zpscfdbcf00.jpg

Looks good Lenny.
I thinking of doing black as it cleans the rusty look up and hides the brake dust to I think.
The red looks great on your zetec s. Goes well with the silver and the alloys.
Since I have just the standard zetec focus I think black would not look out of place on mine. But I think I will take your advice and paint the spacer section silver.

#390307 Heater Knob Modifcation

Posted by sonic113 on 26 July 2014 - 02:34 PM

no prob,
Yes the centre console "garage door" panel does look good but personally i wouldn't fit everything he provides for the focus to the same car as it may look a tad OTT i personally like small changes in different areas all adds up to something special when parked next to stock.


I know what you mean Lenny.

I like to keep the focus to look like its as close to OEM as possible to give it a better look but also like to add in small changes like yourself to make it different when next to a standard stock.

I think I will leave the "garage door" panel and maybe do the vents and the glove box strip.

I'm in the middle of installing the mobius dash cam (trying to hard wire it into as a fit and forget setup). Then I'm going to paint up my calipers and rear drums. By that time hopefully all the stuff for the foot wells lights should be here.  :)


Thanks again Lenny.

#390273 Heater Knob Modifcation

Posted by sonic113 on 26 July 2014 - 12:34 PM

yeah I've fitted the glovebox strip and the side window dash vent surrounds, I also planned to fit the door speaker surrounds but I never got around to buying them, the stuff is laser cut via a C&C machine its 100% precision, see my guide on fitting glove box strip, it's on the thread I linked you to there,
i used masking tape to mark out a level line for fitting,

It's good quality stuff but can only be stuck once,
It will buckle and kink if you try to peal it off and re-stick key is to line up correctly first time,
I'm on my second glove box strip as I messed up the first one.


Thanks Lenny

I will have a read through it tonight and maybe order the vent surrounds and the glove box strip. Looks food the way it has the word Focus on it. I also see he has a cover for storage under the ac controls with the word Focus on it.

very nice indeed.  :)

#390221 Heater Knob Modifcation

Posted by sonic113 on 26 July 2014 - 01:04 AM

yeah there's a guy whom builds custom laser cut parts from brushed stainless steel,
See my guide here: http://www.fordowner...032#entry145032

Good link Lenny.
I will have a look through eBay to find this seller. These are the sort of extra mods I had in mind. Thanks mate.

Have you done any like this yourself? And are the products good quality?

#390220 Heater Knob Modifcation

Posted by sonic113 on 26 July 2014 - 01:02 AM

Other mods... dare I say 'footwell lights'?

Front and rear footwell lighting see this thread:http://www.fordowner...ll-lights-help/
Aswell as my guide here:http://www.fordowner...d/?fromsearch=1
For more guides click on my avatar picture left of screen list on my 0rofile page viewable via internet browser but not displayed via FOC app.

thanks fellas but as you can see Lenny is already guiding me with the foot well lights mod. I'm awaiting parts which should be here hopefully soon. Lol!

#390129 Clutch Biting Point

Posted by sonic113 on 25 July 2014 - 09:33 PM

I have a 2009 1.6 Focus as well.I absoutley love the car. Great driveing car and very spacious for kids in back and good size boot to.

I myself had this worry as the clutch seemed to have a high bit But like the posts say its normal and nothing to worry about.
And this forum is the best place on the net for advice/help/tips on your ford. Great allround.

#390122 Heater Knob Modifcation

Posted by sonic113 on 25 July 2014 - 09:24 PM

Yeah i agree as well. They should be fitted as a standard as they look better than originals.

Has anyone done any other interior mods or are there any chrome surrounds for vents ect that can be done that look good?

#390015 Heater Knob Modifcation

Posted by sonic113 on 25 July 2014 - 04:23 PM

Ok guys just a follow up on this little modification.


I got my heater control knobs and the seller through in a free silicone case for the key pad that matches the color I bought of the Heater knobs.


Here are pics of them installed and the New case on the keypad.




Heater control 2.jpg



Heater control 3.jpg



heatercontrol 1.jpg


I'm very impressed with them.

Thanks for all the help.

#389394 Foot Well Lights Help!!

Posted by sonic113 on 24 July 2014 - 02:37 AM

No problem Lenny.

When all arrives I will keep you posted.
I think I will had the cup holder LEDs as well but I will try the bird bath mod and the footwell's first.
I think the ignition ring maybe take a week or 2 to arrive. So just have to sit about and wait lol!
Great job on your mods Lenny very tidy mate.