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Post by sixshooter on 2012-10-11, 1:28 am

What is Project Hoop-D?: Well I just arrived home today with my 3rd Focus, 6th Ford Product, and 9th Vehicle I've owned. Dubbed "Project Hoop-D" I plan on doing all my "dirty" work and winter driving with this car. Don't worry, Steamboat is just hibernating for the winter!

History: I purchased from original owner w/ 186,500 miles. All maintenance was completed (Timing belt, water pump, thermostat, alternator, belts, hoses, plugs/wires, brakes, bearings, transmission fluid, coolant, radio, and shift solenoids replaced).

Specs: 2002 Ford Focus ZX3. Zetec w/ Auto. Power Everything. Factory Fogs. Moonroof. Spoiler. 16" Alloys. 6-Disc CD

Story Time: OG Owner's neighbor backed into passenger door, smashing glass and destroying door. Owner collected insurance. Abandoned vehicle. Sat for a year and half w/ no window. Cats and Mother Nature moved in. The interior is NASTY! Needless to say I paid a whopping $600. Unbelievable

What Needs Replaced?:
Windshield
Door/Glass
Fuel Door
Rear Bumper
Tires
Interior

What do I have planned?
Gut Interior
Change Oil
Replace Parts Needed

What have I completed?:
Walmart Tint and Sticker Removed
New Tires

I do have minor mods planned but I will keep them a secret so you guys have a reason to check back! Fap

Onto the Pictures!:
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What I'm working with...
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First "Mods" were Walmart Tint and Decal Removal:
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New Parts:
Tires complimentary of FF Member RPPM!
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Check back in for updates, thanks for looking! PB&J

Update 10/11/12:
Engine Flushed, New Oil/Filter/Drain Plug
Update 10/12/12:
Interior Completely Gutted

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Still water laying on the floorpans Shocked
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Update: 10/17/12
Picked up a new door at the junkyard.
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Removed Rear Bumper.
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Began sanding.
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Continued through the night.
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Installed New Door/Bumper.
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Finished the night off by sanding the roof, door, and bumper, painted 1 door jamb, gave the car a quick bath, and polished the head/fog lights.

Update 10/18/12
Finished sanding. Taped of trim/windows. Painted door jambs. Laid first coat of base paint. Those pics will come when paint is completed Wink
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Also wet sanded the head/fog lights w/ 400g. Sprayed with lacquer. Tinted the fogs. Not sure if I like the color.
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Update 10/19/12: Laid 2nd coat of paint today. Also painted spoiler. Pics to come soon, just want to tease y'all!

10/21/12 Laid Final Coat of Paint. Painted roof and bumper as well. Paint in pictures is still drying.

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10/24/2012 Replaced Air/Fuel Filter. Installed Iceman Resonator Snorkel, Installed Side Trim

10/25/2012 Installed Home Depot Lip

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10/26/2012 Painted and Installed Cougar Wheels/Tires, Installed CODSVT Harness Bar

Picking up the wheels/tires. Had to swap a wheel out for the ride home.
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How bad the tire was...
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New Wheels/Tires
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Harness Bar
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Quick Pic at work!
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Last edited by sixshooter on 2012-10-30, 11:19 pm; edited 1 time in total
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Post by glowin3232 on 2012-10-11, 1:57 am

I would have removed the carpet before the tint and stickers! Shocked I would also be scared to breathe in there for extended periods of time. Great buy for $600 though, lol.
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Post by sixshooter on 2012-10-11, 8:18 am

glowin3232 wrote:I would have removed the carpet before the tint and stickers! Shocked I would also be scared to breathe in there for extended periods of time. Great buy for $600 though, lol.

Interior is what's next, I just ran out of daylight/energy to remove it. Sleep Already made a trip to Ken's with it, ran great, smells terrible Very Happy Thanks!
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Post by Kenzx3 on 2012-10-11, 9:07 pm

I saw this last night, it's gonna be sweet soon!
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Post by sixshooter on 2012-10-11, 9:55 pm

Kenzx3 wrote:I saw this last night, it's gonna be sweet soon!

Thanks Ken!
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Post by TheGlassMaker on 2012-10-13, 1:21 am

Sweet project, at least focus have a cover under the carpet that might have saved the floor boards. Can't wait to see some more updates!
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Post by sixshooter on 2012-10-30, 11:20 pm

TONS O UPDATES
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