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Ford Focus dragster project

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Ford Focus dragster project
Posted by Andy Lilienthal on Saturday, March 20, 2004 8:35 PM
One of my latest projects is turning Tamiya's WRC Ford Focus into a RWD drag racer. These pics are simply mockups. The car has been painted Testor's Colors by Boyd Green Pearl, but hasn't been clear coated yet. The front wheels are from the Linberg Ford Model T, but will be replaced. Lots of work left to do, but I figured I show you a preview.

Click here for pics
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  • From: north georgia
Posted by roadhawg on Saturday, March 20, 2004 8:39 PM
now THATS awesome!!!! what are you using for an engine???

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 20, 2004 8:42 PM
Way cool. Can't wait to see it completed.
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Posted by Andy Lilienthal on Saturday, March 20, 2004 8:56 PM
I'll probably just keep this one a curbside. This is my first attempt at making anything into a pro-street-style car, so I'm going to take it easy with my first try.

However, if I were going to put an engine in it, I'd probably go with a modern Ford V-8 (4.6 liter, or a 5.0?). There is a real kit that allows you to put a 302 into a 1:1 Focus. Talk about power-to-weight ratio!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 20, 2004 9:05 PM
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Posted by FreedomEagle1953 on Saturday, March 20, 2004 10:11 PM
Darn ... sounds like a really interesting project ... I couldn't get the picture web site to respond ... will try later ... Approve

... later ... days later ... very cool ... show us more ... please Smile,Wink, & Grin ... Bow... Headphones


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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 20, 2004 11:17 PM

Very nice. I'm considering a few custom projects, one of them involves a Focus. I'm trying to decide if I want to convert a Revell Focus SVT into a rally car (Not necessarily a factory WRC) or add an engine to a Tamiya kit. I want to make it a big-block V8-engined AWD rally car.

I also wanted to buy a second Integra Type R kit, take the front chassis and graft it to the rear of the other kit, make a giant wing, some front aero add-ons: AWD twin-engine Pikes Peak racer.
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  • From: North Carolina
Posted by old coyote on Sunday, March 21, 2004 5:45 AM
Now that is awesome ..................... what a neat idea ..................... I love it !!!!WinkWinkWink

I may have to grow old ....... but I refuse to grow up

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  • From: SW Missouri
Posted by kustombuilder1 on Sunday, March 21, 2004 6:19 AM
Andy, that is going to be so cool.Cool Ya gotta show us finished pics!
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Posted by OldDog on Sunday, March 21, 2004 11:55 AM
Andy, Andy Please don't make that a curbside model! You gotta show what makes it go! ( hey, that rhymes) Even just a hole in the hood with the blower/carbs/ injectors popping out. You can go easy on all the super detail if you like. Thats OK. I dig the color and the fat tires Old Dog
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  • From: Canada
Posted by kevlar86 on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 6:53 AM
It looks like its going to be a very cool ride Andy. Please keep us posted. Smile
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