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Post by fociboy03 on 2011-05-01, 1:01 am

i say just a rack with the little cage thingy on top. no bike. unless i see you actually ride it. lol

i freaking love your sig by the way. lol
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-05-01, 5:58 pm

Chris's sig is EXCELLENT. I love it too.

I'm thinking Chris, and I agree you should get a rack and a roof basket and fill it with random stuff

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-05-02, 1:16 am

I'm going to build a old school style rack. Metal frame with wood planks. Gerald, the welding is up to you. I'll paint your car while your building my rack.

I'm so tired. I worked all day on cars. First got Brian's SVT rear brakes installed. Those were super easy asn all we had to change was the caliper bracket, dust shield, and rotor. Then we swapped my gas tank. It came out super easy, but we had to figure out some different lines, and putting it back in was a PITA. But after talking dirty to her for a good 20 minutes she went back into place. Then I had a change of plans. Instead of looking for the few little issues I have left on my car I lowered the wagon. This is only temp but it will work.

My new gas door bib and the old one.



Ewwwwwwwe



:Borat: Very Nice!





New brakes!



The car.







Old tank vs new



Brian under my car.



I love having a hole in my car for access.
























Now what you really want to see. My lowered wagon. I have some mad reverse rake going right now, but will fix that later this week.





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Post by fociboy03 on 2011-05-02, 8:30 am

bring it on. did you use the sedan springs in the rear of the wagon?
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-05-06, 12:36 am

Yes I used the sedan springs on the rear. Worked really well, but they went a little to low. If I could find used wagon springs I'd be really happy.

The paint for my hood/trunk is being matched this week. I'll be picking it up on Friday. Once I get that I'll be painting the hood and have that monkey off my back.

Kyle and I struck a deal. He needs a euro lower grill and has a SVT front bumper that needs repair. So we're trading. I figure if nothing else I'll sell the bumper and get my money back for another euro lower. I picked up a SVT lip this last week in a parts trade, so all I need is the fogs. The bumper is comp orange now, but being that I'm getting a whole gallon of white for my hood, I'll have enough paint for it.
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-05-06, 12:44 am

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-05-06, 1:15 am

Also if the repair on the rear works out well, I'll be repairing and smoothing out my old rear bumper.
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Post by glowin3232 on 2011-05-06, 1:22 am

Very awesome.
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Post by fociboy03 on 2011-05-06, 9:41 pm

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-05-14, 11:40 pm

While working a show this week I talked to a couple of body repair guys and they told me how to repair the SVT bumper. Its going to be a piece of cake.

Now I had a check fuel cap light on and my car just about died last night. So I pulled the codes and think I may get really lucky. P0457 Evap leak, just need to check every thing from the tank swap and P0351 coil pack primary either the wires I tucked to the coil pack got fucked or my coil pack is done for. I'm picking up a coil pack in a few so I'll have it tomorrow when I get into her.

I'm picking up my paint Tues and will be home every night this week so hood prep and maybe even paint will get done!
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-05-14, 11:59 pm

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-05-15, 11:15 pm

Ok so the car is parked and put down for a week or two. I got the CEL and running issue taken care of, then got the exhaust mani/cat pulled to cahse down my oil leak.

I ran into a little issue though that I hope someone can help me out with. The biggest oil leak is on my valve cover gasket because I have stripped threads in my head. So if anyone has any advice on drilling out and tapping the head please help.



So here was my issue, when I extended/tucked the coil pack wires they got to close to the EGR pipe.



Sp I ran to the junk yard and got a new pigtail. When I got home and went to put in the new pig tail I found more melted wires. I'm sure these were the cause of my shorting issues I had earlier. Now they're all fixed and re-wrapped. I also fried the coil pack so I put on a new one and she's all good again.



While I was there I decided to clean up the coil pack bracket and stuff. Before.



After



Bracket all cleaned up.



Bracket painted BBQ black and installed.



Lastly a pic of my PCV box. You can see the oil running down the bottom where she was leaking. So I'll put it back on with some red silicone and never worry about it again.




Through the next week or so I will be painting the hood and contour valve cover. Getting the last few bits put together for the SVT header and fixing/cleaning the oil leaks. I probally will also paint the PS brackets, lines, and the acc brackets.
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-05-15, 11:44 pm

I wub you the progress.

Think helicoil makes a small enough one to work in the head?

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Post by fociboy03 on 2011-05-18, 1:58 pm

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-05-18, 6:05 pm

Big update for tomorrow!
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-05-19, 1:09 am

Little progress update tonight.

Yuck!





Ah thats way better. The mess wasn't as bad as I thought once I got it all cleaned up.






You can kinda see where the oil blew by the gasket.



A little practice of sanding back the raised emblems for the new paint job.



Oh whats that?



Yup it sure is, my SVT header in for EGR mock up



Hmmm thats not going to work.



GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-05-20, 12:38 am

My wife called me today and said "hey you got a really big box delivered today". I wonder what in the world it could be?



Oh wait....



OMFG!



YES!!! After 20 minutes of unwrapping.





Look at that shine!



















And finally.









I'll roll the car out tomorrow just to get some pics. This is the first ever MK1 sedan trunk lid and I'm so happy to have it. It weighs almost nothing compared to the OEM one. Fitment is pretty good, it better be, the mold was made from my OEM trunk lid. There's a few spots/holes that were not cut out during the molding process. I'm going to call ED tomorrow and find out if thats normal practice or someone dropped the ball.

In other news, I got a SVT power steering line today. The metal is a little rusty but thats nothing a little paint can't take care of.
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Post by glowin3232 on 2011-05-20, 12:43 am

SOOO JEALOUS OF SAID TRUNKZ!!!!!!!
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-05-20, 12:57 am

glowin3232 wrote:SOOO JEALOUS OF SAID TRUNKZ!!!!!!!

I am jealous of your wheels so we're even Thumb Up
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-05-20, 10:26 am

Sweet!


So you're painting it, correct?

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-05-20, 11:41 am

I believe so Josh. Its sexy as fuck in CF form, but I really think the OEM+ look will be much better.
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-05-24, 12:03 am

Can anyone here do a decent PS? I got a really good suggestion on how to paint my CF trunk.

I want to see how it looks with the outlined section of the trunk left CF.

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-05-25, 12:40 am

Another Update.

New refinished Contour valve cover. The gold was awesome, but the paint wasn't holding up to the heat. This paint is good up to 300* so no worries at all.





Then I prepped my hood for paint later this week.



I cut the relief for the trunk latch.



I decided to cheat on mounting the trunk trim. I figure its easier to replace the trim vs the CF getting ***** up. I cut the mounting studs off and then used 3M double sided tape to hold it on.







I also got the 3rd brake light installed but didn't get pics due to it being dark.
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Post by glowin3232 on 2011-05-25, 1:28 am

Nice man, everything looks great! Just be careful opening the trunk, don't pull too hard or you'll rip that trunk strip off. Laughing
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Post by FuhFuhhhh Focus on 2011-05-26, 11:30 pm

NorCalFocus wrote:I am jealous of your wheels so we're even Thumb Up

X2!

Car is looking really good though, glad you finally got your trunk.
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-05-29, 1:13 am

So today was an all out awesome day. I finally got my SVT header swap done, fixed the oil leak, installed the SVT power steering line, installed the refinished contour valve cover, and painted the underside of my hood. The top side will get painted tomorrow. The CF trunk is completely installed now as well.

Also I want to say that I will never buy used exhaust parts from people in MI again I had a hell of a time getting the rusted studs out of the cat. But the good news is its done.

Hood Painted





The new sexy header.



The completed engine bay finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



The trunk lid.





Then Kyle and I went and took some shots.











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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-05-30, 10:45 pm

Chris that looks absolutely amazing!

I'm actually almost leaning to not painting the trunk lid now....crazy I know

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-05-31, 12:27 am

Thanks guys! I'm not painting it for a while. I'm going to rock it as is for a bit then go from there.

The hood is done and I'm about to go mount it

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-05-31, 1:02 am





I love being able to see into my bay.



Vent the heat baby!

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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-05-31, 1:29 am

Lose the eyelids, and it'll be perfect

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Post by Cobrawannabe on 2011-05-31, 8:28 am

Jesus, I loved this car with no hood on it. Like, I really, really love your engine bay a lot.
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-06-09, 12:36 am

Can I haz title change?

"I'm uber ghey for not going to FR11 build thread"
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-06-09, 12:42 am

New updated list of mods to work on.

1. Fix and finish SVT front bumper
2. make two sets of old headlights into one set without eyelids
3. be on the look out for new wheels (I want gold again)
4. paint interior vent rings satin black instead of white
5. change out tinted markers for OEM
6. Strip tint of tails and redo in all red
7. Maybe go with a SVT upper grill




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Post by glowin3232 on 2011-06-09, 1:47 am

That list is winning!
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Post by SVT3658 on 2011-06-09, 9:48 am

I concur with Owen, that's a fantastic plan of action


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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-06-15, 7:10 pm

knocked out one item off the list. If it wasn't so hot, I'd turn on the oven and start baking lights.
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Post by fociboy03 on 2011-06-15, 8:57 pm

just put em out side they might melt. lol
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Post by FuhFuhhhh Focus on 2011-06-15, 9:53 pm

Loving that list!

I see you too are going w/ all red tails, thats the way to go!

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Post by BigBrooklyn83 on 2011-06-15, 10:49 pm

one of the hottest sedans i think ive ever seen, at least in a long ass time! rides like this make me want my next car in white more!
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-06-17, 8:54 pm

Today was a historic day, I got rid of the last electrical issue from my engine swap!!!!!! I got a new set of 03 duratech seats then plugged them in and poof no more airbag light!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It\'s all the rage i It\'s all the rage i It\'s all the rage i It\'s all the rage i It\'s all the rage i It\'s all the rage i It\'s all the rage i
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Post by fociboy03 on 2011-06-18, 12:12 am

whoo hoo!!!! glad they worked!!
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-06-18, 12:15 am

Yes I am too. My original passenger seat only had one plug on it vs yours that had two.
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Post by fociboy03 on 2011-06-18, 12:16 am

sweet.
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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-06-18, 12:27 am

We painting your ghey mobile soon?
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Post by fociboy03 on 2011-06-18, 12:28 am

be nice or ill make my ghey mobile spank u lol
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Post by Djzx3 on 2011-06-20, 10:56 pm

Looks very good Chris.

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Post by NorCalFocus on 2011-06-21, 12:07 am

Djzx3 wrote:Looks very good Chris.

Thanks bud.
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