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#181 Matman

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:03 PM

what a lovely cab mate :D :thumbsup:

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#182 jamesgti

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 06:37 AM

Looks good mate :thumb:

#183 TC-DNB

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 08:27 AM

what a lovely cab mate :D :thumbsup:


Cheers bud :thumb:

Looks good mate :thumb:


Nice one :)
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#184 TC-DNB

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 10:32 AM

Now has a new rear axle (gti) with 2.0 Focus discs. Needed some rear brake hoses from a Mondeo to fit but other than that the conversion went smoothly. Nice (slightly) wider stance at rear which will require a little bit of arch rolling to stop scrubbing with passengers/bumps. Front and rear calipers now painted red which looks great IMO.

Pictures to follow when I get to a computer :)
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#185 escrt1.4i

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 10:52 AM

Now has a new rear axle (gti) with 2.0 Focus discs. Needed some rear brake hoses from a Mondeo to fit but other than that the conversion went smoothly. Nice (slightly) wider stance at rear which will require a little bit of arch rolling to stop scrubbing with passengers/bumps. Front and rear calipers now painted red which looks great IMO.

Pictures to follow when I get to a computer :)



what did u do about hand brake i got st170 rear brakes to fit but no one seems to be sure on this
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#186 TC-DNB

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:37 AM

Now has a new rear axle (gti) with 2.0 Focus discs. Needed some rear brake hoses from a Mondeo to fit but other than that the conversion went smoothly. Nice (slightly) wider stance at rear which will require a little bit of arch rolling to stop scrubbing with passengers/bumps. Front and rear calipers now painted red which looks great IMO.

Pictures to follow when I get to a computer :)



what did u do about hand brake i got st170 rear brakes to fit but no one seems to be sure on this


Not 100% but i'd assume the Focus handbrake itself as clips we slighty different to the Escort one and it's a lot better. I know have a tight handbrake cable and the handbrake itself doesnt come up stupidly high haha

Now has a new rear axle (gti) with 2.0 Focus discs. Needed some rear brake hoses from a Mondeo to fit but other than that the conversion went smoothly. Nice (slightly) wider stance at rear which will require a little bit of arch rolling to stop scrubbing with passengers/bumps. Front and rear calipers now painted red which looks great IMO.

Pictures to follow when I get to a computer :)



what did u do about hand brake i got st170 rear brakes to fit but no one seems to be sure on this


Not 100% but i'd assume the Focus handbrake itself as clips we slighty different to the Escort one and it's a lot better. I know have a tight handbrake cable and the handbrake itself doesnt come up stupidly high haha
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#187 escrt1.4i

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:38 AM

no chance u could find out at all?
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#188 TC-DNB

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:47 AM

no chance u could find out at all?


Yea i can do (thats if the seller knew)
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#189 TC-DNB

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 12:37 PM

New axle (Cheers Wayne!)
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Black hammerite all over and calipers painted red
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Old axle
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Front brakes before clean up/paint
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After
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Man at work
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Axle nearly out
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New axle on
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Front and rear disc cleaned and painted
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Rear brakes on
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Original hose too short
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Mondeo hose done the job
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Quick picture from FITP at the weekend...
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...and couple of goodies i bought
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Twisted Monster sticker sideways so it reads E (plus it fitted in the space better ;)). Wasn't sure about stickering the windows up but now they are full i much prefer it.
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As always comments welcome :thumb:
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#190 lee grout

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 06:40 PM

Stickered window looks good and a lot better now the rear has discs. :thumb:
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#191 JC

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 07:00 PM

Not keen on the stickers if I was honest

Liking the good work on the on the brakes :-)
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#192 Hezz

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 07:00 PM

rear beam looks great :)

#193 TC-DNB

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 07:24 PM

Stickered window looks good and a lot better now the rear has discs. :thumb:


It's much nicer to drive now. Can slow down with confidence and the wider stance at back feels and looks good. Really need to roll the arches though. Rubs like a biatch down all the back roads haha. And yeah I prefer the window now it's full but not sure how long they will last. The word 'chav' comes to mind haha
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#194 Stu

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 07:43 PM

If you think your braking has noticeably improved since changing to discs on the back I recommend you get it on a brake tester (MOT station) as it may potentially be unsafe. 90% of the braking is done by the front brakes so changing the rears shouldn't make a noticeably difference, if it does it may mean they're way out of balance and potentially dangerous.
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#195 TC-DNB

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:37 PM

If you think your braking has noticeably improved since changing to discs on the back I recommend you get it on a brake tester (MOT station) as it may potentially be unsafe. 90% of the braking is done by the front brakes so changing the rears shouldn't make a noticeably difference, if it does it may mean they're way out of balance and potentially dangerous.


Was only on the rollers last month as full service and MOT done. Brakes all tested fine so I shouldn't think the front brakes are an issue but I'll look into it. It's probably more in my mind than anything. Nothing was wrong with brakes - I only changed as bushes in axle had worn out and I didn't like the look of drums. Thanks for the heads up though Stu
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