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My EO F/L Project (pic heavy)

Postby waynegc » Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:41 pm

So as some of you may know, this is my baby:

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I was busy with her since 2008 and have done about everything to her, still a lot of things that I want to do. I do everything I possibly can myself, the things that was done by others is the cams being profiled and exhaust being built etc, big jobs a DIY'er can't do. Now I have another one that is munching my time and monies

I took delivery of this lady December 2014 :

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My First fix was the headlights, it looks like the F/L focus's headlight park lights make a white residue with the park lights melting into the plastic. I have to do this again as the halogen ones I had in made the residue again. I had the same problem with the tdci I had before the ST.

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Gave her a bath and a wax layer.

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This sound deadening matt mod I do with all the cars in our yard, makes the sound better and reduces the road noise alot, makes the doors feel more sturdy and isn't really expensive.

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Also I searched for the rear speaker sizes online and there where a few posts suggesting its 5.25 inch, on my 3 door F/L its 6.5 inch

Front :

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Rear :

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Fitted Alpine G-type splits, was amazed with the sound

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I love putting cloth tape on all the wires I work on, ensures rattle free wires.

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Saw this one online and on the new focus's, gives a nice mood with the submarine lights.

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I got some ST floor mats, sorry they where so dirty in the photo.

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This was a fun one to do, I was amazed with the bat **** crazy prices of short shift kits. So I made my own.

I bought a piece of aluminum a long time ago for my escort, I made myself a vacuum block when I was running ITBs. I had some left overs which worked great, was the correct size as well :

I didn't take to much photos of the steps but this was Version 1.0 in progress :

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This was Version 2.5 and working like a charm

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All the bolts cost me about R7 and the aluminum cost me Under R200 a while back, note I can make 4 short shift kits out of the left over aluminum from my vacuum block.

And it probably took me 4 hours with all the R&D, would have took me 2 if I had a band saw :D

When I got her it looked the the previous owner messed a can of coke or something in the center console. I stripped all that out when I was bust with the short shift and did a bit of cleaning, how dirty it was :

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The piece of metal holding the center cubby hole in place was rusted from the fluid so sprayed it black with the battery holder :

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I had a sub and amp lying around doing nothing so I fitted it, the amp I took apart and stored it in the Styrofoam next to the spare wheel, I had to make heat sinks but works really well.

I only took these pictures of the cable cause every one posts pictures of ice installs.

Oh and I also did a karter CAI with Hano's pipe from the turbo to the CAI.
Also got a Miltek decat from Karl but didn't take pictures of that as well.

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It looks like chaos :)

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I bought some ebay heater knobs and a leather gaiter set from a ebay seller in the UK, makes really nice pieces.

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They are easy enough to install, a bit of contact adhesive for handbrake one and a stapler for the gear gaiter.

I had a torque mount insert, but it didn't work to well for me, so got a bit of sika and :

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These takes FOREVER to dry, I think I left the 5 days and they felt sturdy after that.

The puddle lights, for moar pictures on these, I have a how to thread in the lightning section :

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and some wheels, I wanted something different, and I love the look these pulled off.

I also stayed with 18 inch as 19inch's tire prices are foooking crazy.

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I got the special that was posted on the forum on the bridgestone potenza adrenalin re002

I also fitted Power Brakes a while back.

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And got a set of ST wheel caps from Canada :D they are billet aluminum, oooooohhhhh lol

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I don't like stickers but I love this one 8) 8)

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I didn't get change to wash her, she doesn't look to dirty in the pictures, but I'll wax her again and take some pictures, but for now :

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and lastly Collinite 845 FTMFW!!!!

A short video :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiMAUqYfyVI


Hope you enjoyed the read
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Re: My EO F/L Project (pic heavy)

Postby Cornel » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:03 pm

Wayne my maat jou kar lyk goed! Well done.
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Re: My EO F/L Project (pic heavy)

Postby Andrew Kaliati » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:46 pm

Great job! Looking good

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Re: My EO F/L Project (pic heavy)

Postby gerrieST » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:53 pm

Cabby looking good wayne. Well done. Alot of effort you have put in the car.

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Re: My EO F/L Project (pic heavy)

Postby waynegc » Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:38 pm

Thanks guys, still a lot more that I want to do :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: My EO F/L Project (pic heavy)

Postby Pooven1979 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:50 am

Wow! What an awesome job!
I envy your workmanship skills :)

Looking sweet and great customisation!
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Re: My EO F/L Project (pic heavy)

Postby ReonS » Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:05 am

Really nice, i like the attention to detail!

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Re: My EO F/L Project (pic heavy)

Postby Jono52 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:06 am

Looks great!

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Re: My EO F/L Project (pic heavy)

Postby V6 Capri » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:12 am

Soos op ander forum gese... ek love die klein goetertjies wat jy doen aan jou karre!
Lyk baie goed... sien uit na die nuwe updates.
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Re: My EO F/L Project (pic heavy)

Postby waynegc » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:37 am

Thank you all, love reading all the comments :D
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Re: My EO F/L Project (pic heavy)

Postby Swanty » Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:39 pm

Very nice dude, looks great

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Re: My EO F/L Project (pic heavy)

Postby Icemanz » Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:52 pm

Very nice bud, is there a possibility you can make me a short shift for my ST aswell, PM me a price for Making one and fitment
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Re: My EO F/L Project (pic heavy)

Postby GAZA5GP » Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:21 pm

Very Smart Mnr.

Well Done!!!

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Re: My EO F/L Project (pic heavy)

Postby convict 66 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:23 pm

baie mooi wayne
hoe voel jou rug?

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Re: My EO F/L Project (pic heavy)

Postby waynegc » Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:33 pm

Thanks you all.

@Iceman, I don't really want to make them, I gave thought to it, and I'll have to spend some money first if I would consider to make them, the finish on mine is with a bench grinder and a wire brush. And the rough cuts I made with a bench cutter and then the smaller ones with a hand saw. To make them on a level that I would sell I would need at least a bench grind as well as a bandsaw to make a proper finish, as much as I would like to say yes, sorry bud :) I can tell you how I made mine and you can attempt it yourself ?

@Nando

Dankie my maat.

Hy is so bietjie beter, eks al heel week by die huis, dis die hele rede hoekom ek die posts kan doen :D Het so gevoel ek gaan volgende week ook hier wees. En dit suck ek kan nie eers na die dyno day toe gaan nie.
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1996 Escort 2.0 with VDL magic
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Horsepower is how fast you hit the fence.
Torque is how far you take the fence with you.

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