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FAQ: Cheap / Free Mods
#1193358 - 03/16/06 11:14 PM

The following mods have been mentioned as being free / cheap (under $50). Please feel free to suggest more. Note: Changing seats at $50 p/ seat does not equate to a cheap mod - so do not suggest a mod like that.


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Aesthetic
Antenna - non-powered to powered, chrome base to black & vice-versa
Brake light - overlay/cutout
Bumper, front - remove plate & fill holes
Bumper, rear - sag fix
Calipers - paint
Center console - 98+ to pre-98
Clear corners
Debadge
DETAIL! - wash, wax, vaccum, etc.
Daytime Running Lights - install
Door sill plates
Emblem overlays
Engine bay - colored couplers & tubing, engine braid kits
Eyelids
Fog lights - "fog light mod", change bulbs
Grilles & oval - change, paint
Headlights - change bulbs, eyebrows, paint/"Hightower"
Interior - paint trim pieces
Knauberize
LED changes
Mirror bases - paint
Pedal covers
Rear valance - paint
Sail panels - 98+ or pre-98
Shift knob
Sidemarkers
Steering wheel - Ford logo from Focus
Stickers/decals - PM CEGer parkedcar
Taillights / rear reflector - paint, tint
Trunklid - swap w/ someone who does/does not have wing/spoiler
Wheels - chrome valve stems & caps

Duratec Maintenance
A lot of maintenance is inexpensive - plugs, wires, etc.
MAF - clean
Oil separator / catch can - create & install
Run Berryman's / Seafoam
Throttle body - clean
Throttle hang fix

Duratec Performance
Exhaust - SVT for non-SVTs
Heatshield - make
Intake - K&N drop-in
Intake snorkel - remove
Pre-cats - gut
Throttle body - optimize
Y-pipe - optimize

General Mods
Clock - install for those that do not have one
Cupholders - revised
Hood struts
Hoodliner - remove
Shifter - cut, remove reverse lockout
Steering wheel - cover

Suspension
Bushings / inserts

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beyondloadedSE
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Re: FAQ: Cheap / Free Mods new
#1193544 (Re: GTO Pete) 03/17/06 03:37 AM

Heres a "small" mod. Not sure if it qualifies but I think its kind of cool.

Got this small ford emblem out of a focus and superglued it in the indention of the steering wheel.



Other things I thought of are:

-Energy suspension inserts
-spark plug wires (i.e. FMS)
-gauge pod?? It is only about $50, but I guess you need 3 gauges to make it complete. Not sure if this qualifies as a mod by itself.

Btw, shouldnt the throttle body mod say optimize instead of remove?

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Re: FAQ: Cheap / Free Mods new
#1193998 (Re: beyondloadedSE) 03/17/06 05:19 PM

Nice! Have the same thing. I took it off a 1988 escort GL

Nice touch I have to say.

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Re: FAQ: Cheap / Free Mods new
#1194671 (Re: jtour) 03/18/06 02:27 PM

i have on too - got it from Wien Sean

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SVT3Rivieres
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Re: FAQ: Cheap / Free Mods new
#1195196 (Re: blu_fuz) 03/19/06 04:48 PM

did you shaved the ford logo under it to make it hold better or its just fine enough to just stick the new one over it ?

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Re: FAQ: Cheap / Free Mods new
#1195206 (Re: SVT3Rivieres) 03/19/06 05:06 PM

Originally posted by SVT3Rivieres:
did you shaved the ford logo under it to make it hold better or its just fine enough to just stick the new one over it ?




just stuck it over it.

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3.0L swap and Arizona Dyno Chip Turbo Kit
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Matt R
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Re: FAQ: Cheap / Free Mods new
#1195214 (Re: beyondloadedSE) 03/19/06 05:15 PM

I see grilles/ovals on there, but how about putting in mesh? Especially gutter guard, but also Elky mesh, etc.

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Norfolk_LX
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Re: FAQ: Cheap / Free Mods new
#1195783 (Re: Matt R) 03/20/06 06:24 AM

foot well Lights Front and rear

illuminated electric sunroof switch

Auto Dimming (photo chromatic) Rear view mirror from a Scrapped BMW



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Big Daddy Kane
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Re: FAQ: Cheap / Free Mods new
#1195849 (Re: Norfolk_LX) 03/20/06 11:19 AM

Originally posted by Norfolk_LX:
foot well Lights Front and rear

illuminated electric sunroof switch

Auto Dimming (photo chromatic) Rear view mirror from a Scrapped BMW






Where did ya put the rear footwell lights? Under the seats, or is there a place for them on Mondeos?

I need to do that, but I also need a new motor cover (mine has 1 tab holding it up!), so figured I'll wait till then.

Did that, but it was a Gentex autodim/compass/temperature out of a 2003 GMC full size van, but is the same thing you will find in a Suburban and full size Chevy truck.

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Re: FAQ: Cheap / Free Mods new
#1197327 (Re: Big Daddy Kane) 03/21/06 11:00 PM

here is a how to i've quickly knocked together for rear Footwell Lights

Mondeo Sport How to rear footwell lights

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Re: FAQ: Cheap / Free Mods new
#1197333 (Re: Norfolk_LX) 03/21/06 11:07 PM

Originally posted by Norfolk_LX:
here is a how to i've quickly knocked together for rear Footwell Lights

Mondeo Sport How to rear footwell lights




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Re: FAQ: Cheap / Free Mods new
#1197351 (Re: BrApple) 03/21/06 11:26 PM

[size=18]Rear Foot Well Lights all Model Mondeos [/size]

Just done this cool and very cheep Mod on my own car and thought i would share how i did it

you will need

A pair of bulb holders (i've used foot well lights from a mk5 Escort Ghia)
some wire
a bit of 1mm Sheet Metal
some Screws or Rivets

these are the lights i've used


first thing i did was cut some squares out of the sheet metal then cut a tab out of them to fit the lights into

like this


i then unbolted the front seats (tho it can be done without removing them)
and drilled 2 holes in the back part of the seat and 2 matching holes in the Brackets then i used Pop rivets (you can use self tapping screws) to secure the lights to the base of the Seat

Like this


i then conected the wiring and Routed it through to the front of the car

Wiring Diagram
[image]http://www.mondeosport.com/gallery/album87/Footwell_lights[/image]


bolted the seats back in and tested
hear is the finished thing



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