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#437568 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 17 December 2014 - 08:51 PM

Well ive had to have a winter treat.. finally sprayed and fitted the eyelids i bought the other week and now awaiting my wind deflectors that are in the post :)

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#437424 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by Wheels93 on 17 December 2014 - 12:46 PM

After a talk with 'Santa' it turns out I'll not be getting a new head unit just yet. Santa managed to get me a new guitar for Christmas instead. Thanks Santa !

One thing I have sorted, as a present to myself, is an ST spoiler. Comes already painted in Panther black too, that should be arriving tomorrow and hopefully fitted Saturday morning providing the staff do on Friday isn't a mental one this year.

Sent from my iPhone 5s.

Santa has been good to me too. Got a new registration plate, some eyelids and wind deflectors :) been a lucky boy

#430956 Xmas Drink

Posted by Wheels93 on 23 November 2014 - 11:34 PM

He wants to come over to us ;) us midlands folk can drink lol

#430572 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by Wheels93 on 22 November 2014 - 05:32 PM

Wow your bulbs for the rear are bright and footwells. What you got fitted?

#430522 Xmas Drink

Posted by Wheels93 on 22 November 2014 - 01:45 PM

How is saturday 13th evening?

#430475 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Wheels93 on 22 November 2014 - 09:33 AM

Thanks James and Congratulations to you and the baby mate did you have a boy aswell?
And your jubious about satnav on replacement unit or existing unit?
As long as the aerial unit is facing the sky should be fine,

Pioneer offer a satnav unit but its almost 300GBP ive got a Tomtom XL live since 2010 and ill continue to use it,
Unless i can pick up the pioneer AVH-250 going pre-owned on eBay auction.

Routing cables is sometimes most time consuming but a hard plastic length of strimmer line helps phishing cables through,
And when the cables finally go through its a magical feeling.
For me its gotta look factory I'm very meticulous

I had a little girl. She is just over 6months old now so causing me all kinds of hells lol. She was a perfect baby for the first couple of months and now shes flaming demanding, but she is great.

Yeah it's when i change to the new unit i just hope that it works the same. So humming and arring at the moment.

I know what you mean about factory though. Thats why ive not gone to silly. Ive got my zetec s kit to go on and going to repray some bits and peices to spruce it up a little.

Good cable management is always a bonus. As a qualified network techy, it drives me mad if you cant put it in or rip it out nicely!

#430470 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Wheels93 on 22 November 2014 - 09:09 AM

Last update on progress for remainder of 2014 this one guy's,

First off id like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year, drive safely double braking distance and arrive alive,

I will remain logged on to the forum throughout the festivities but this is the final update of progress on the build thread until January.

So here we go,
It seems no matter how much you plan an upgrade list there's always something ends up getting unused and perhaps resold because in the process of the build; you've spotted somthing slightly better suited to your requirements.

Well when purchasing the reverse camera i searched eBay for two weeks examining each model and spec prior to purchasing what i felt at the time was the best for me,

I had found one for the Mk3 focus which replaces the boot handle incorporating the camera inside the replacement.


Sadly though; it was too wide to fit the Mk2.5 model so i couldn't purchase, :( was genuinely disappointed.

Instead i settled for one of these universal units from China for 9.75GBP with Free Shipping.


My plan as discussed on page 42 of this Thread was to replicate the camera ford are now fitting to the Mk7.5 Fiesta as saw here:


I had intended on going ahead with this plan
until a number of weeks ago;
i was browsing through the range of available items on Dynamicsounds.co.uk and came across the initial reverse camera design and it was built for the Mk2.5 model :)
See link to highly recommend seller:

I immediately listed the previously purchased universal camera on eBay auction which sold a number of weeks ago.
Its now replaced with a better suited unit which requires absolutely no alignment or drilling its exactly the sort of design i like to see; a straight swap upgrade which is incorporated to original build design taking ford and making it better and for me that's part of what its all about :)






Looking good with the pre crimped terminals,

That's it from me for 2014 its been a fantastic year in progress both within the build aswell as the growth of the forum.
Remembering the first ever FordOwnersClub Ireland meet took place in early September of this year looking forward to being a bigger turn out next year,

And the release of the Halfords Discount card has saved us all a fortune on both sides of the water.

As for this build thread;
Things are set to continue in 2015
Stay tuned for the remaining delivery's for the sound install recommencing in January - April,

Weather permitting then in May the car is coming off the road for seven days as its going to be stripped out, sound proofed and all the items installed, normal fella would do it in three - four days but having degenerate disc in my lumber spine I'm not really fit to be at it at all but this is my last hurrah and stripping the interior hence why I've packed every possible interior mod in to the plan.

There will be an update report at the end of each day during installation.
Followed by a front end replacement mid year to tidy things up see link:
ST Front kit:

I'm not sure weather that listing is actually a good offer yet,
I'm going to check local dealership for prices aswell prior to purchasing.

Looks like 2015 is going to be an exciting year then! Fingers crossed all that cable running isnt too much of a pain in the backside.

I really want to change the headunit on mine. Just jubious about the satnav not working after replacement.

All the best though and have a great holiday! Seems we have both got a first xmas with a little one so enjoy and look after one another!


#430458 Xmas Drink

Posted by Wheels93 on 22 November 2014 - 08:46 AM

So looks like there is 4 of us that are interested at the moment. 2 from FOC and 2 from FFOC. I will now work out where we are going to go.

#430312 Interior Led Bulbs

Posted by Wheels93 on 21 November 2014 - 06:41 PM

I think you can do it the same because mine is the facelifted.

The way i did it which is worth trying is to take out your headlights completely and if you shine a light down the front of the car inside the bonnet you should see the cables and the mount for the bulb. Then it is usually to twist on the mount to remove the bulb from the bracket.

#429469 Xmas Drink

Posted by Wheels93 on 18 November 2014 - 08:45 PM

Too right! I will look at sending our rep a message tomorrow and see what happens. Good to know your interested though. Woulda felt like a plonk if no one replied ahaha

#429462 Xmas Drink

Posted by Wheels93 on 18 November 2014 - 08:30 PM

Early/ mid december before all the family shananagans kick in!

#429444 Xmas Drink

Posted by Wheels93 on 18 November 2014 - 07:50 PM

Well depending on numbers, if people are interested then we can book but if theres a few of us then potentially a drink.

Might ship a message off to the midlands rep to get the word about

#429435 Xmas Drink

Posted by Wheels93 on 18 November 2014 - 07:32 PM

Im near nuneaton but my girlfriend lives in walsall just off junction 9 so that might work

#429429 Xmas Drink

Posted by Wheels93 on 18 November 2014 - 07:23 PM

Well i was just going to put a feel out there to see who's up for it.. can then plan a venue. Where in West Mids are you?

#429258 FOC Age group Poll!

Posted by Wheels93 on 17 November 2014 - 10:46 PM

Lost my own family due to divorce, lost my family home, mother doesn't want to know, father in law killed by cancer 2 months ago and my wee doggie has to be put down last Monday.

I'm with you, my car is is my therapy.

Sent from my iPhone 5s.

!Removed! hell. Sorry to hear that bud.

Sounds like we could do with a ford and beer night !