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Old 11-25-2010, 10:26 AM
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dude. youve gotta be kidding me!! This is way too cool!! Keep this thread LOADED with pictures. We love pictures!!!!
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:34 AM
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My fiance has a Focus.....hmmmm
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:06 PM
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no. it is all built by me. the krugel kit is cool b/c it is all bolt in but the engine, tranny, and rearend must sit so low that the car sits up way to high. as you can see from the pic i have went out of way to tuck every thing up and get it even with body.
AhhHa, after taking a double take I do see it. Very nice.
Lookin forward to seeing more progress pics.
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:44 PM
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my bro had a ford focus just like this he always talked bout swaping a 5.0 in it but not a ls1 lol woot that is crazy rip bro i love ya
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:57 PM
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yeah 5.0 suck compared to the stock 2.0 much less a ls1 lol
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:24 PM
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Are you going to try and hide the intercooler with a different bumper cover? I think you should get a Saleen one and just sleeperize the hell out of it.
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:58 AM
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no not trying to hide it. im trying to get as much air to it as possible. i could care less what it looks like. that is the stock bumper that i just cut to fit... it is a straight 4" dp out the front bumper. doesnt matter what it looks like it wont be a sleeper. and the saleen bumper sickens me.
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:05 AM
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damn that thing is goin to be a hand full
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:51 AM
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Looking good. Get some supports under that fuel cell though, those tabs are to hold it in place, not support it's weight.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:35 AM
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ok thanks
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:42 AM
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Dude thats wicked. Nice work.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:21 PM
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what are you using for front spindles now that it is a front steer set up? Could you have gotten away with a GTO pan and just lowered the stock rack a couple of inches? Thanks! Looks good
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:33 AM
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Wicked! How long did it take you to fab up the subframe? Any mods to the firewall?

Awesome work!
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:37 AM
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what are you using for front spindles now that it is a front steer set up? Could you have gotten away with a GTO pan and just lowered the stock rack a couple of inches? Thanks! Looks good
stock front spindles swapped sides. the gto pan wouldnt work. after i got the engine where it needed to be without being inside the cab the stock rack location was even with the torque converter. ive got 1/8" clearance on the brake booster so it cant go back any more.

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Wicked! How long did it take you to fab up the subframe? Any mods to the firewall?

Awesome work!
not long to fab up the one i have. it has been redesigned once b/c i wasnt happy with the first design, so it has taken a while to get to the this point. but after i decided on how i should do it, it didnt take long to get it finished.

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Old 12-06-2010, 11:41 AM
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i redid the water pump neck. it was holding air b/c it was up higher than the rad cap. i made it a 90 and put a fitting on top. also that is where the air filter will be

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Old 12-08-2010, 10:44 PM
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i got the rear finished besides the sheet metal work and different wheels. the car is sitting on its own 4 wheels now. i also started for the first time in a while. battery is pretty much dead and my alt doesnt charge yet. engine sounds much better and doesnt smoke any more.

here are some pics. kinda hard to tell any thing b/c it is so dark and it looks a little goofy with 15's in the front and 17's in the rear but oh well.









and here is a video of it running. no tuning has been done yet. i have solid mount and it barely vibrates the camera. gotta love that dead battery

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Old 01-08-2011, 11:09 PM
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steering. consists of flaming river u-joint, 3/4" DD shaft, and a hyme joint.




drive shaft. stock alum drive shaft out of a 4x4 explorer with conversion u-joints to make it fit the mustang rearend and th400.


my fix to the air in the cooling system problem and its inability to bleed out b/c the cap was lower than the head/water pump.
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I love the high tech ultra secure starting system. Pure comedy.

What tune / log software is that?
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badass car!! Good job...
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:13 AM
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Looks awesome and sounds awesome, great work.

Are those Cragar Soft 8s? I'm looking at getting those to.
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