20+years later..Keeps going&going&going..get the picture

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Re: 20+years later..Keeps going&going&going..get the picture

Post by nzwinrz » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:32 pm

Now after the epoxy....

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Went ahead and put alittle on the outside to help prefill the cracks, then sand back down

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Post by Ray » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:22 am

Really curious to see how this comes out - nice work.
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Post by hEaT » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:04 pm

Curious to see the bumper as well.

Gary is who I worked with at Comp as well :cheers
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Post by nzwinrz » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:11 pm

Still making small repairs the past wk-end. What pieces I couldn't account for I tried to mold my own. Using popsicle sticks or the like, I added boundary for the shape. Once it cures completely I'll remove/grind them down.

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Post by nzwinrz » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:29 pm

Before I went further into the bump repair, I needed to know if the replacement end pins, that the corners side into were going to be to my liking, the replacement is a bit longer, made me concerned on how far out the bumper would stand as well as getting it correctly positioned.

Good thing I did, here's a shot of the trial fit..mind the screws, not going to install the pop rivets until the bumpers ready. Now this was with only the right side rear mount drilled out and just pressed in...
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As you can see...got more gap than I like. Odd it fit great on the white car

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Post by nzwinrz » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:35 pm

Now what I did to get it closer, short of cutting the bumper down the center and removing a small section....was tempted :D

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Post by nzwinrz » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:42 pm

I went and removed the left stock one and drilled in out, both side but just a little lower to raise the bumper a smidge. But now I used two studded rubber mounts, like radiator support, fuel pump cradles, small motors that vibrate. Just something I had held on to, don't throw much away.

Passenger side has some deeper wear, think from the tire rubbing on the way home from wreck
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This one I might have to revisit to check why it wants to pull at the fender mount
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Post by nzwinrz » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:06 pm

Been looking back at pics, noticed the OEM arches weren't coming all the way to fender line, where you usually line the bumper up horizontally. Was over gapped here with stock bumper..

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and here with the RS bumper...
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thinking the Sierra fenders that were installed might be of slightly different molds(aftermarket..non Ford) and with higher steel arch making the mounting of flare to ride high..then my other car was running Rob Booth arches and installed as needed

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Post by Esteban » Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:20 am

When you first installed the bumper, you adjusted it so there was no gap between grill and bumper. And when you had the arches installed, they were adjusted to match the arch of the bumper. Now that you have OEM flares that bolt into the stock holes, the bumper will now have a gap which is expected from the cossie stuff on our cars.

I have the same issue. Bumper was installed first and adjusted for no gap, then flares. Now i have front tire clearance issues and need to find tires smaller than 23.8" to clear my OEM bumper which I had to modify as well for the same inside wear you have on yours.

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Post by nzwinrz » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:53 am

Rallllly...just how much of a gap is stock? Most of the pics I've seen looked to be fairly close..say 1/8-1/4"

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Post by merkurdriver » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:58 am

nzwinrz wrote:Rallllly...just how much of a gap is stock?
Recorded some video on bumper fittiment when my (real) RS Cosworth was here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdfeiOaKMmY

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Post by nzwinrz » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:57 pm

If you didn't know I've got a new member to my RS Corral. I put my order in last Oct like most did. Build date came around, June 30, then the wait for delivery. Tracked the boat, rail system, and finilly the dealer called last Thursday with the good news..IT"S HERE!!
Now for some quick shots at NorthCentral Ford, here in Richardson, Tx

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Post by merkurdriver » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:28 pm

Awesome, congrats on the Focus RS! :cheers

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Post by nzwinrz » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:10 pm

Now when I discuss things about my blue RS I have to clarify which one....old/new...Mk1/Mk3...Imperial/Smurf....

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