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There will likely be four more: Zetecpwr, Dominic (the white drag car), HTPerformance and me. Lots of other people have bought pieces of the kit here and there, but it's rare to see someone actually follow through with it.
 

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Only the ones we know about... there very well may be a couple that aren't on the forums.

F2's black ZX3
SVT2RS's silver/blue SVT
Ford Racing's blue RS8

Off the top of my head, that's all I know of. I believe there were one or two track cars done up with RS body panels, too.

To add to the list of in-progress builds, I'm fairly certain there's a guy in Hawaii planning an RS conversion, too.
 

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There's one or two more than that....and i really doubt anyone off the major forums doing so only because 99% of the people have no idea of the RS, and if they are driving a focus and looking to mod they usually are more towards shows and that only ends in lambos and neon.
 

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CrUziN4L said:
There's one or two more than that....and i really doubt anyone off the major forums doing so only because 99% of the people have no idea of the RS, and if they are driving a focus and looking to mod they usually are more towards shows and that only ends in lambos and neon.
:lol:

I LOL'd.
 

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Dont forget inner fender liners and wind trays under the car front & back. crash foam and beamfront and back.I picked up an RS interior out of the UK, shipping was $900.00 US @ 6 weeks $1,600.00 for interior. I picked up a spare wheel new in the box for $228.00 and $80.00 to ship. Shipping is a killer as well as dealing with customs broker fees and customs fees. I purchased the old F2 RS Replica from George in NH. its in MN. now. Its looks very tired as yet, it will be Imperial Blue for spring in 2010. The Germans are DICKS to work with the BRITS are GREAT!!! You can tell who won WW 2 .I have also found a pedal box,council, gauges,complete wiring harness,interior door handles and all interior trim pieces. The car is way different than my old SVT!!!:):):) Kind of funny I drive into the local Ford dealer no one notices the car but when I go into the Toyota dealer for parts for my first new car a 80 celica coupe filled with TRD parts and a twin cam 18 RG. there were 6 employees drooling at my RS. SVT suspention parts do not work on this car my car has been super sized !!!
 

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an RS conversion would cost from start to finish over 10 grand

from finding the sheet metal, to shipping to cutting and welding the RS rear quarter sheet metal, to paint etc

spoken from someone who owned a RS Replica ;) and spoken from someone who knows the guy who did all the work and the costs
:eek: sick hood. custom?
 

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When you buy interior parts some pieces must come from other than the UK right hand drive stuff, headlight switch ,plastic trim around door handles holding power window switches, center council.you will need a drivers seat track from a SVT you must modify that but works great. The UK seat cushions can be switched over so the RS is facing toward the doors. I am in the process of installing my boost and air fuel gauges where the oil gauges are on the svts 12 hours in to them almost complete. Center council you can switch the start button with the build # button the holes are the same size underneath
 

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spudo,

Did you try biding on some RS rear plastic wheel well liners from Ebay Uk several months back? The guy selling ask me if I knew the guy from MN bidding as well, lol. If not you, then somebody in MN is building a RS. :eek:
 

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Yes that was me, you must have been talking with Joe Smith (SPARCOMAN ) Fenders and quarters will take a beating if you dont install them!!!! :lol::lol::lol:
 

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Have you seen the pics. of Joe Smiths RS, he must have nine lives its destroyed.
He had one very large horse shoe up his rear!!!!
 

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I won the liners and he told me he would ship, then he found out how much it would be and "disappeared" for awhile. He never got a shipping quote for me, thus I still need the liners. :(

No, I have not seen the pics either.
 

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When you buy interior parts some pieces must come from other than the UK right hand drive stuff, headlight switch ,plastic trim around door handles holding power window switches, center council.you will need a drivers seat track from a SVT you must modify that but works great. The UK seat cushions can be switched over so the RS is facing toward the doors. I am in the process of installing my boost and air fuel gauges where the oil gauges are on the svts 12 hours in to them almost complete. Center council you can switch the start button with the build # button the holes are the same size underneath
Yea, the RS interior I'm installing has one seat base from the RS (UK driver now my passenger side) and one seat base from an SVT (US driver's side). Having height adjust for both passenger and driver's side was worth it alone, lol.

As for your center console, how did you fasten down the rear? Did you reuse the 3 bolts from the svt console? What about your interior door handle trim? Did you buy LHD Euro handles for the power windows etc? Any pics of the interior?

I won the liners and he told me he would ship, then he found out how much it would be and "disappeared" for awhile. He never got a shipping quote for me, thus I still need the liners. :(

No, I have not seen the pics either.
^^ Are you building an OEM RS as well? I'm trying to keep track of where everyone is located that's building a widebody. I have the front RS liners, but the rear I've been reusing the SVT carpet ones. I bought some RS rear liners, but those and other parts are still waiting in the UK until I can maneuver shipping from my family there. So many details in these builds!
 

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is it criminal that i just bought 2 rs front bumpers, 2 rs rear bumpers, 2 sets of rs fenders, 2 sets of rs quarters, the rs wing assembly and the complete oem rs suspension for 3500 shipped? i think so... :evilgrin:
 

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^^ Are you building an OEM RS as well? I'm trying to keep track of where everyone is located that's building a widebody. I have the front RS liners, but the rear I've been reusing the SVT carpet ones. I bought some RS rear liners, but those and other parts are still waiting in the UK until I can maneuver shipping from my family there. So many details in these builds!
I am doing a rear only conversion... Porsche inspired, 18x8 front wheels and 18x9.5 or 10" rear wheels. I have a set of rear RS quarters, and (2) RS rear bumpers. I have the Euro rear bumper foam and metal rebar. How I am going to tie in the OEM front to the rear? I don't know yet but I have OEM ZX3, SVT, and JMS side skirts sitting here. I am hoping the JMS skirts will flow, or maybe the OEM skirts can be modified to flow. SVT's are my last resort as I do not think they will flow.
 

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JMS skirts.. nice find.

I would go BTCC style and flare out the SVT front bumper. :)
 

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is it criminal that i just bought 2 rs front bumpers, 2 rs rear bumpers, 2 sets of rs fenders, 2 sets of rs quarters, the rs wing assembly and the complete oem rs suspension for 3500 shipped? i think so... :evilgrin:
It's almost depressing how many people are doing this now.
 
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