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