New Ford Mk5 Fiesta sunroof ordered.
The new sunroof (top) has tinted glass whereas the old (bottom) version had a mesh of ceramic coating. The new version is nice because it lets a lot more light into the car but offers the same level of solar protection.
Fitted.Armrest Complete and Fitted
Here's the kitchen extractor fan ducting trimmed to suit the Focus console.
I wanted to paint the armrest plastics to match my interior trim, so I used thinners to remove as much of the VW soft feel paint as possible, and then a Scotch pad to give a good key for the paint. I used plastic primer and then matt black as a base coat.
For the colour matched paint I found a company in the States called SEM who produce 'Classic Coat' flexible coating specifically designed to be applied to plastic, vinyl etc. I found out that some US market vehicles were produced with the same trim colour as the Mk5 Fiesta interior so I ordered a can to suit.
The results were fantastic, it really is a superb product that serves to show how far DIY paints and coatings have come in the last ten years or so.
Mk 4 Golf armrest, Mk1.5 Focus console, and Mk5 Fiesta dashboard
The handbrake handle isn't fitted here because I've just sent it and the steering wheel away to be re trimmed in Alcantara with a stitching to match the leather colour.Interior Door Handle Illumination
I chose to use new interior door handles from a 'Ghia' model, as these are chrome rather than black plastic.
I drilled the bottom of the door handle mount to make an interference fit for the Audi A6 illumination LED.
The outer trim cover was also drilled, but with a smaller hole so that only the tip of the LED is exposed inside the handle recess.
I removed the standard Ford tweeter and enlarged the hole to fit the Seas tweeter.Driver's Door Completed
Inner door skin vibration damped.
Midbass driver fitted and stainless screws painted matt black.
Audi wiring plugs soldered on to suit the A6 door illumination loom.
New Ford door 'foil' waterproof membrane.
BMW trim clips fitted and door card cut to accept the Audi A6 puddle and marker lights.
I used self adhesive cable clips to hold the Audi door loom neatly against the Fiesta door card.
I tried an additional sound deadening layer behind the door card, but alas, it didn't fit.
Door card fitted.
Marker light. The puddle lights are out of sight on the bottom edge of the door card.
Close up of Seas tweeter and handle illumination LED.Misc. Parts
RS Accessory light clusters are no longer available so I refurbished a second hand set. I put them in the dishwasher to clean the insides, and for the outside I used Epoxy resin to fill in the various mould indentations, and then sanded off the casting marks and excess resin with 120 grit. I finished with 1500 wet and dry, G7, T cut, and then Autoglym polish. I left the Ford logo in tact because these are rarer than Hella produced versions, and also an E Mark in the bottom corner to satisfy any strict MOT testers.
Now I know that cruise control will work, I ordered a new Ford CC retrofit kit for the Mk1 Focus.
I found out that the ST170 Focus had real leather gear lever and handbrake lever gaiters, so I ordered those.