Yeah, my car that was built for a customer when we were trying to get SMS Fabrication off the ground. After we got it together, a few months later, he needed to sell it due to a life change and i bought it from him.Well damn, I'm flattered. That was a yellow one you owned at one point right? I think I have seen that
thread when I did a search. I'm going to have to go look for it again now.
I sold it to a friend in trade for my old Probe GT(which I sold to him before) and cash.
The engine promptly blew up. I think he went through 3 stock junkyard engines in a very short time, which is insane because it was perfect for me. Ended up being a relay/fuse issue with the fuel pump. Would randomly go lean and detonate. Fixed that, then built a proper engine for it. Then he couldn't get anyone to tune it right, so he gave up. He parted it down to nothing and then after sitting for some time, I facilitated the sale of that shell to Stolle(on FJ) to replace his smashed up red one. He's putting all his good parts on it and putting a cage in it, all kinds of cool stuff. So yeah, it lives on.
I hope you do some day. Would like to see what you would do to a Focus from start to finish.I'll buy or build another Focus someday, when I have the money to do one correctly and completely.
Until then, i'll just watch the once fun community die a slow painful death into obscurity.
There used to be so many awesome active build threads here. Lots of excellent information and people doing things outside the box. I know FF is a little more active but it is mostly MK3 owners and I'm not really interested in the MK3 at all. I started a "build" thread on FF but that fizzled out as life changes happened. Still update with photos and stuff from time to time. I recently started popping in over here more mainly because I was attempting to track down some info that was posted here for about the headlights I bought ~ 5 years ago.
I certainly look forward to seeing more updates to your car. I can live vicariously through your mods :lol:
Yeah, I am too. He will do that car justice.Oh yeah! Stolle! I saw that in his thread. Cool that it's in a good home again.
I hope you do some day. Would like to see what you would do to a Focus from start to finish.
Ouch, that rings painfully true. I came into the scene late, but it was still very active
with a lot of interesting stuff going on. Now it's just a ghost town. I try my best to keep
some activity going on around here. Hopefully it's not boring anyone. :lol:
Yeah, I am too. He will do that car justice.
I'd also like to see how I would build a Focus from start to finish, i've either bought them done, built them to nearly 80% and then immediately sold them or stalled the project completely due to money.
I get a handle on a job with a decent wage in the next couple years, i'll find a clean one and do it right. Until then, I just build them in my head like I always do.
Hell, i've had 17 of them. You'd think i'd of got one right by now, but hopefully 18 is the number.
I like your build thread, I appreciate that someone still builds MK1s for driving enjoyment rather than 'it was cheap, so I put $19 in mods and a ebay exhaust on it'.