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The Mare’s Build Thread provided here at SN95Source or at SN95Forums

Mod List

as of now (6.18.19) the car is modded as follows

OEM Cobra front bumper
OEM style Cobra front lights
Carbon Fiber SVO Side Skirts
Griggs Racing GR-40 Fiberglass Hood
Custom Slib/Griggs Racing GR-40 Carbon Fiber Widebody Fenders
chrome locking lug nuts
LED 3rd brake light moddified with a flash rate
slow rate sequential tail lights with flat black bezels
FJD Performance livery Ver 3.5
Cipher Auto front and rear blue tow straps
TWC^2/FJD Performance Carbon Fiber Saleen T1 race spoiler
FJD Performance Headlight Intake Duct
Modified OEM rear bumper
Madd Retros LED Headlight Bulbs
Aerocatch Front Hood Latches
Spectre Rear Pin Style Hood Latches
Specfab Racing Hood Pin Mounting Plates

Cobra Suzuka Fixed Back Racing Seat
Sparco Seat Base
Sparco 45* Side Mounts
white face gauges (speedo & hvac)
White LED Gauge lights
OEM mach 460 system
Sparco Ford Performance Boss 302S racing steering wheel with NRG 3.0 quick release and hub

Performance parts
Luketich Built WAP 2V
– Saleen SMS 3V WAP Block Bored 30 Over
– Boss 302 Forged Rods
– SpeedPro Flat Top Pistons
– Edelbrock Victor Jr Intake Manifold
– 6061 Aluminium plenum
– Boundary 3V/GT500 Oil Pump
– Comp Cams Stage 5 Camshaft
– American Racing Headers 1 7/8″ x 3″ longtubes
– ARP Bolts/Studs
– Clevite Racing Bearings
– Accufab 75mm Polished Throttle Body
– PI Heads
– Trick Flow Specialties Adjustable Crank/Cam Sprockets
— Other Supporting Bits
Ford Racing Aluminium Driveline
Stifflers Crossmember Brace
Mishimoto 2 Core Performance Radiator
Canton Aluminium Expansion Tank
JLT Bright Atlantic Blue ram air cai
Fully Torqued Racing Classic Bumpsteer Kit
Steeda Strut Tower Brace
Custom Steeda Shock Tower Brace
Steeda Short Throw Shifter
Maximum Motorsports 4 bolt Caster Camber plates
Ford Racing lowering rear c springs with a coil cut
375lb Hypercoil and Maximum Motorsports front Coil-Over kit
Maximum Motorsports tubular A-arms w/Delrin bushings
Maximum Motorsports Pan-Hard Bar
Magnaflow 4×9 performance mufflers
twin 3 in tips with custom side exhaust piping
Ford Racing speedo re-calibrator
01 Bullitt Rear 8.8 Differential
Stoptech Cryogenically Treated slotted Rotors
EBC Orange Stuff Front Race Pads
Hawk HP Plus Rear race/track pads
13in front and 11.65in rear Cryo Treated Stoptech slotted rotors w/bullitt twin piston calipers
Maximum Motorsports SS front brake hoses
Maximum Motorsport Bilstein Sport struts
Maximum Motorsports Solid Motor Mounts
Maximum Motorsports Solid Steering Rack Bushings for stock K-Member
Maximum Motorsports Solid Steering Shaft
Optima Red Top Battery
Maximum Motorsports Firewall Adjuster
Maximum Motorsports Aluminium Clutch Quadrant
Quantum 340LPH High Flow Fuel Pump
Quantum 5/16″ High Flow Viton Fuel Check Valve
SPEC Stage 3 Clutch
RAM Billet Aluminium Flywheel
Ford Performance Throwout Bearing
Ford Performance Clutch Fork
Custom 3″ to 2.5″ Collector
Custom 2.5” X pipe
Turner Motorsports 6oz Baffled Oil Catch Can
Maximum Motorsports Heavy Duty Rear Lower Control Arms (99-04)
Eibach Rear Sway Bar
WedsSport TC105X 18×10.5 ET 12 w/Custom Wheel Spacers and Hub Rings
Yokohama/Advan A052 200TW Tire 315/30/18
Ford Racing 3.73 Ring and Pinion
Ford Racing Boss 302 Torsen T2R
Mosler 31 Spline axles
ARP 3″ Front extended wheel studs
ARP 2.5” Rear extended wheel studs
Ford Racing Differential Cover/Girdle
Ford Racing Diff Install Kit with Bearings

Recent Posts

Hey there Guys and Gals and again… welcome!… to another write up here on FJD Performance. Today we are going over our ZHP bumper restoration project that took place over the last couple of months.

Roughly in mid September we had picked up an OEM BMW M Tech II sedan bumper off the list of Craigs for a whooping 50 bucks! What a steal! Especially since these are about 500 bucks brand new from BMW. The bumper had your typical wear and tear from being driven, but also has some gremlins as there were huge gashes under the bumper and a crack from SF hills, streets, curbs, pedestrians and probably small animals too.

Post YouTube videos and Mighty Car Mods jokes later we began working on the bumper. We started off drilling holes around the crack in order to put it back in place and to stop the crack from further growing. While we heard Drift Stitches are a thing… we felt it unnecessary on the Wagon. Shortly after some JB Weld for plastic found itself on the bumper around the crack, and we got bondo to fill in the gashes on the bottom of the bumper and to fill in the scratches and rock chip holes on the front of the bumper. We had about 3 separate sessions of bondo fill and sanding before we got to sanding the entire bumper in prep for primer and paint. CFO Andrew made an appearance for this project as well and helped with the wet sanding and priming of the bumper.

After the bumper was all filled and primed the project was put on a light hold as we waited for Base and Clear to arrive from ERA Paints in Oregon. ERA has tons of paint matched cans of spray paint for the E46, and possibly other BMW models and manufacturers, but we only cared about color code 400, Steel Grey Metallic. During the painting process we tested the paint on our rear door handle cover and the tow hook cover. Needless to say it looked tits. Sorry kids.

Fast forward to our cooling overhaul project, and 4 cans of spray paint later we finally got to finish up the project and get the clear on the bumper followed by some cut, buff and polishing.

Phase 1: JB Welding the broken bits and Wet Sanding using 180, 320, 400 and 600 grit














Phase 2: Applying Bondo layers and wet sanding down areas using 180, 320, 400 and 600 grit sandpaper
















Phase 3: Filler Primer and Wet Sanding








Phase 4: Painting with color matched paint and stalling the project




The one on top is the new paint and the one on bottom is the original paint






After getting a solid base of paint on the bumper this project halted from September until recently

Phase 5: Finishing the project. Paint, Clear, Sanding, Buff, Cut and Polishing





Again a very special thanks to Andrew Shultz for his assistance on this project and thanks to ERA Paints!

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