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Post by trailbikerider on 2011-01-23, 7:43 pm

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-01-30, 9:33 pm

After being out of town all week for work I was able to get some more done this weekend. I re-sprayed my rear strut bar and intake as the last time I shot them I was using a brand new gun and wasn't used to it yet. I also shot a light first coat on the rad support to see if there were any spots that needed attention. There was and those have been taken care of.

Also today Kyle and I were able to finish the fab work on my hood [woot] All it needs now is some paint work. I was also able to get the crease out of the lip of the hood. It got a couple of dents in it during the process so I got bondo on that to make it all better.



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Post by J_Train on 2011-01-30, 9:41 pm

coming along good...... you sure your going to make it? might be easier if your goal was FF... but im sure you'd be going anyways.... I hear the Toms will be there.. Thumb Up
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-01-30, 9:59 pm

I won't be driving to FR. I have a yearly metting in AZ for work the following week. So the drive time isn't allowed. If I have time and money I may fly out. I am planning on FF tho. That is a little easier of drive for me.

As far as time I'm doing fine. I work on it a little bit all the time. Next weekend I should be tearing into the wirring full bore.
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-01-30, 11:18 pm

Screw FF, come to FR. I can promise you it will be more fun Evil Grin

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Post by slocussvt on 2011-01-31, 12:00 am

^This!
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-01-31, 12:25 am

Again if I can fly for cheap or free, then I'll be there.

FF works out a little better for my time line with work on money.
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Post by Yocrew on 2011-01-31, 11:33 am

SVT3658 wrote:James is what you would call a "pussy"Laughing

Hey, i don't deserve that. My blood has thinned over the years. BUt in reality, with my lungs crapping out I can't do much in the cold.

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Post by trailbikerider on 2011-01-31, 1:03 pm

Well James, you'd be happy to know it's 1° right now with the windchill! Wink

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-02-02, 9:44 pm

What do you guys think about me making my own roof rack? I would kinda base it off of others I've seen with wood planks stained a dark color. It would be only for use of road trips and G2G's and will be put to use.
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Post by Yocrew on 2011-02-03, 9:13 am

You can buy the Q clips then go and buy the bars somewhere cheap.

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Post by BigRed03 on 2011-02-03, 11:08 am

yup!

but i bought a rack off of CL for $200 with 2 bike rails.


LOL had to modify the rails for my mtn bike! my capilers are MASSIVE

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-02-03, 11:55 am

Yocrew wrote:You can buy the Q clips then go and buy the bars somewhere cheap.

What are the Q clips? Are those the clips that hold the rack to the car?

BigRed03 wrote:yup!

but i bought a rack off of CL for $200 with 2 bike rails.


LOL had to modify the rails for my mtn bike! my capilers are MASSIVE

Well this is would be for cargo not bikes. So I wouldn't need the rails.
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Post by Yocrew on 2011-02-03, 11:59 am

Go on Yakima.com. The clips hold the bar. Then you attach your rack or whatever to the bars. So one more time, you have a bus, then you put the girls in the bus then bang them on the bus. Evil Grin

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-02-03, 12:11 pm

What about the bus driver? What does he do? Dunno

Thanks buddy!
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Post by warneej on 2011-02-03, 2:49 pm

Masturbates while driving the bus. What do you think the suicide knobs are for?
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-02-08, 8:45 pm

You like teasers?

I figured if the main attraction is shaved, then more shaved has to be better.

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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-02-08, 8:58 pm

Are you just filling the holes with bondo?

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-02-08, 9:11 pm

No I ground down the spot welds then filled them back in with spot putty.
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-02-08, 9:14 pm

ok. I didn't think you were going to, but I just wanted to make sure you weren't just filling in holes with bondo instead of welding them shut

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-02-12, 9:33 pm

So I worked on my car for a couple of hours today. Took a few pics of what I did.

First I got the car up onto jack stands so I can take the front struts off to be able to shave the wells. When she goes back on the ground she'll have the poly bushings on the front sway bar, the SVT header installed, and the wire tuck completed.



The progress of the shave.



Found this prefect place for my fog light relay.



Wire all pulled out of the front end of the car so I can tuck the main harness under the well instead of on top of it.


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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-02-19, 1:37 am

So I need help on how to do a battery relocation and wire tucking.

On the drivers side main harness there is two grounds and one wire that went to the neg battery post. In Nick's thread he has three grounded. Is that the same as having that one go to the neg battery post?

Then how what do I do for the main negative and positive battery cables for the relocation? Again I looked at Nick's thread and he has the new dual post deal, that the junction where you tie the old main cables in to the new cables running to the battery right?
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-02-19, 2:02 am

seems like you have it all figured out!

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-02-19, 10:43 pm

We'll see!
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-02-20, 10:04 pm

So the weather has been crap this week, so I didn't get anytime to work on the car until today. The sun was out and it was warm so I got a ton of stuff done.

So first I finished MisterJohnson's bumper. Wet sanded and polished.





Engine covered up and passenger side being preped for paint.



Base coat on the wheel wells. When I get another nice day and some free time, I'll clear coat them.



Then I painted my engine mounts satin black to clean them up.





I've had this idea for a while and dove into it today. I decided to paint the passenger side engine bracket white to match the car.



Here it is in place, to give you an idea of how much cleaner it looks.





I also got the drivers side main wire harness tucked under the frame rail today. I got it held in with one zip tie and drilled one hole to use the factory connectors to hold it in place. Its a prefect fit. The only wire wire I may have to extend is the drivers side headlight.
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-02-20, 10:07 pm

Awesome update Chris

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Post by Yocrew on 2011-02-20, 10:30 pm

Super awesome update.

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-02-20, 10:45 pm

I also polished a few of my other parts I had painted already. I can't wait to start installing parts!
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Post by warneej on 2011-02-24, 9:58 pm

You figure out your grounding issue? I have insight if its not a "repost" lol.
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Post by Kenzx3 on 2011-02-24, 10:14 pm

So Chris is it gonna be Focus Rising over FocusFest now?
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-02-24, 10:31 pm

lol I hope so

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Post by slocussvt on 2011-02-25, 12:09 am

^x2 lol.
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Post by trailbikerider on 2011-02-25, 12:10 am

Car is looking great Chris!

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-02-25, 1:01 am

Evan please. I haven't wired those up and need to soon.

Ken, FR > FF but sadly at this point I know the car is not going to make this year. I'm not sure if I'll be able to fly out there not yet.

Thanks Blake.


So it raining today and tomorrow and maybe Sat. Sunday is looking good and I hope to be clearing the engine bay and then moving onto painting the hood and trunk.

I'm calling Ken at ED tomorrow to find out where my CF trunk is. I haven't had an update in about a month.
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Post by Ahuzen on 2011-02-25, 9:18 am

that sounds just like waiting on parts from ED Laughing

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-02-26, 9:37 pm

Evan when ever you can help me out with your insight, I'm ready to move onto that part.

Now the moment I know you all been waiting for. Picture of the rad support back in the car.










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Post by Yocrew on 2011-03-01, 11:43 am

Dude, that looks so good. What color are you gopna go with for the vc this time? White maybe?

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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-03-01, 2:18 pm

I agree with James. I can't wait to see it finished

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Post by Yocrew on 2011-03-01, 2:44 pm

And what kind of paint did you use on the bay?

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-03-01, 6:08 pm

Yocrew wrote:Dude, that looks so good. What color are you gopna go with for the vc this time? White maybe?


Well I would like white, but I'm afraid the paint I'm using will stand up to the heat. My other idea is black wrinkle finish to give some contrast from all the white I'll have going on.
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-03-01, 6:12 pm

Yocrew wrote:And what kind of paint did you use on the bay?

http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=518

Its a one part product, no hardner added. Its a base coat clear coat system. I used it last year on my wagon then decided to use it on my stuff.
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-03-04, 11:58 pm

So I've farted around with her this week a little. I got the bumper back on (just need to bolt it in), took off the zetec mani heat shield, put the engine mounts back in, got the over flow tank and PS resivor back in place, and have been painting by hand the bolts that hold the rad support.
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Post by Yocrew on 2011-03-05, 7:50 am

Why paint then by hand? Do what i did and just go buy new bolts like me

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-03-05, 11:47 am

The new bolts you bought were your color already? I'm putting them on then painting them so that the socket doesn't mess up any paint.
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Post by Yocrew on 2011-03-05, 3:36 pm

No, I got new unfinished bolts. Header, light and vc bolts are all new stainless.

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-03-08, 8:08 pm

Well I just got another project to complete. I'm going to be painting some steelies for misterjohnson. Once those are done I'll be moving onto painting the 18's for the wagon. Good news is she gave me approval for a super awesome color.
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Post by HaveBlue83 on 2011-03-09, 7:09 pm

like what you did with the shaving and bay cleanup. drop height looks great too.

I wish i had a garage up here to do tedious things like that during the week. I only get weekends to do my stuff......
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