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Re: What did you do to your connect today?

Postby blue estate » Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:30 pm

Swapped the steels over for mk2.5 Focus Zetec alloys
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Re: What did you do to your connect today?

Postby doebag » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:12 pm

Traded the 11 plate Tourneo Connect for a 19 plate Courier van. The old girl served us well, but was going to get expensive, so time for her to go.
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Re: What did you do to your connect today?

Postby ucmanster » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:15 pm

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finaly a new steering wheel :)
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Re: What did you do to your connect today?

Postby KeithC » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:18 am

oooooooooooh. What model did the new wheel come off of? (I'm presuming 'Focus' but a mk1 or what?)

Will you miss the feel of crumbling foam beneath your fingertips?
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Re: What did you do to your connect today?

Postby blue estate » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:16 am

KeithC wrote:oooooooooooh. What model did the new wheel come off of? (I'm presuming 'Focus' but a mk1 or what?)

Will you miss the feel of crumbling foam beneath your fingertips?
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Re: What did you do to your connect today?

Postby blue estate » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:03 pm

Look mother no sub frame
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Here it is
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One of my ARB bushes
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And here’s the hubs
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Re: What did you do to your connect today?

Postby blue estate » Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:25 pm

Put back the floor mat after putting down some new sound deadening foam as old fibre mat was shot ,
Also put drivers seat back in and centre console
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Re: What did you do to your connect today?

Postby RustWidow » Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:21 pm

You’re doing well blue
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Re: What did you do to your connect today?

Postby KeithC » Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:48 am

@UCmanster, Thank You! Adding that to the list...

@ Blue Estate, That looks good, that'll be the next undertaking for me. (Once I've done some household tasks; Keep the missus happy, make the hacienda nice. Can't just hide in the van for the entirety of the quarantine...)


Today I got around to swapping out the stock airbox and intake for a mk1 Focus intake. I also removed the intercooler and every bit of ducting from intake to throttle to give it a good scrub, and due to my " unnecessary* " cleaning I found several new holes in the cold air feed pipe, so I replaced that with an el cheapo soft rubbery copy. Also found one of the IC pipe struts had snapped clean half in two, so I fixed that. And resprayed the heads of the bolts I removed. And did same for the bonnet lock brace.
Got it all back in and tightened up, and went for a spin. I cannot believe the difference.
The van actually accelerates as I press down on the pedal... Like immediately, not just eventually. Chuffed to bits! :D



*My neighbour takes great joy in slagging me off for spending so much time at the van. "If it ain't broke don't fix it" etc. Some people just don't get it...
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Re: What did you do to your connect today?

Postby ConnectCamperFDC » Mon May 11, 2020 10:51 pm

Testing out different wraps on my grill, do you think it looks a bit gay or is it ok?
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Re: What did you do to your connect today?

Postby mrtn » Tue May 19, 2020 1:55 pm

ConnectCamperFDC wrote:Testing out different wraps on my grill, do you think it looks a bit gay or is it ok?


Don't stop there. Go all the way.
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Re: What did you do to your connect today?

Postby ConnectCamperFDC » Thu May 21, 2020 10:50 pm

mrtn wrote:
ConnectCamperFDC wrote:Testing out different wraps on my grill, do you think it looks a bit gay or is it ok?


Don't stop there. Go all the way.



That would look nuts mate but trying to keep it a bit lowkey for when i am camping in it, changed it a bit today tho.
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Re: What did you do to your connect today?

Postby mrtn » Sat May 23, 2020 9:32 am

Perhaps some grayscale bar would be smoother, that black one sticks out like a sore thumb. Or the original double rainbow bar.
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