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Blue Crush – Ford Laser

6 September 2011 7 Comments

 

Blue Crush – AM feature car is a 1998 “show and sound”  Ford Laser Tracer owned by Jeremy Baily that hails from Somerset West, Strand, where the ocean is just a walk away.
When people think of a Ford Laser or Mazda 323, they always refer to them as the “perfect student” car. This will also be the last car that comes to mind when a youngster think of acquiring a hatch for modifying purposes. They will run to their all time predictable favourites like the Vtecs, 200 Sti’s or Golf MK1’s but not Jeremy Baily. He owns a beautiful Euro styled Ford Laser Tracer that was once owned by his dad. His focus was more on sound but until last year he decided to go for both “show and sound” and has won a fair share of trophies at various show events. This must also be one of the lowest Ford Lasers out there and plans are to make it even lower!!
The car still sports the original bumpers with the addition of a Cressida lip to the front bumper. The colour was changed from royal blue to something that must be seen with the eye, something I will call a sparkling blue. The front end was treated to a set of crystal head lamps, corner lights and indicator clusters in the front bumper.  Moving to the rear end of the car you will noticed that the prestige panel is wrapped in carbon fiber, along with the rear window frame. Also on the rear hatch door is a Honda rubber boot spoiler, modified to fit the Tracer. Finishing off the bodywork is a Webasto tilt and slide sunroof-nice! The car sits 60mm lower to the tarmac on a nice set of 17 inch Ox wheels, wrapped Dunlop rubber for shows and for daily use a set of 17 inch Zebon also with Dunlop rubber.
On the interior side of things, the original front seats were deemed not good enough and were replaced with Sparco reclinable bucket seats while the rear one was covered in black leather. The Ford steering wheel was kicked out and replaced by a sports steering wheel while the gear and parking brake levers were replaced with Momo bits. The ICE department is taken care of by a Dixon 7 inch double din DVD player and keeping the passengers at the back occupy is a 7 inch foofmount screen. The delivery of sound in the front is taken care of by a set of 4 inch Kicker splits and is powered by 4ch 2000w Targa amp. Creating the bass waves are two 12 inch Starsound 600w DVC’s woofers, powered by a monoblock 7800w Targa amp, all nicely fitted in a custom fiber glass boot install. Highest reading to date is a hefty 144.5 dB’s and he is already busy building a new boot install. I’ve also noticed that there is a truck size battery in the engine bay where a 0 gauge Starsound cable is running from to power the sound system. That brings me to the engine bay which must be one of the cleanest bays I’ve seen. A Simota cold air induction kit was fitted while all the water pipes were replaced with blue silicone ones.

Technical Specs:
Engine:
Standard 1300 motor; Simota cold air induction kit
Exterior:
Original bumpers; Cressida lip; Crystal head lights, corner lights and indicators; Honda rubber boot spoiler; Webasto tilt and slide sunroof; carbon fiber wrapped panels
Road holding:
60mm custom springs; 17 inch Ox wheels with 205 x 40 Dunlop 7000D tires for shows; 17 inch Zebon with 205 x 40 Dunlop SP6060 tires for daily use
Interior:
Sparco reclinable bucket seats; recovered back seat; sports steering wheel; Momo gear and parking brake levers
Sound setup:
Dixon 7 inch DVD double din player; 7 inch foofmount screen; 4 inch Kicker splits and 4 inch Kicker coaxial; 4ch 2000w Targa amp; 2 x 12 inch Starsound 600w DVC’s subwoofers; monoblock 7800w Targa amp; truck size Willard battery; 0 gauge Starsound cable with Starsound fuse holders
Jeremy is a new comer to the show scene and have a lot plans up his sleeves for this little ride. So keep an eye and ear open when you see this car making an appearance at Cape Town shows. From my side, thanks a lot for sharing your car with AM and our loyal supporters.
GALLERY:

God Bless!
JK

7 Comments »

  • Jason said:

    Saw this car parked next to your at The Nave Festival. It’s just PoRn!!! Love it.

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  • Jason said:

    Man my spelling sucked it the previous comment…lol

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    Joe Klein Reply:

    lol, I love this car…

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  • Clint said:

    Joe you started something good. Looks good guys keep it up. Jeremy keep it coming.

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    Joe Klein Reply:

    Thanks Clint…

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  • Gerrie said:

    Hi Jeremy. Love the workmanship you have put in to the ford. She looks stunning. I am also driving one like this, only white. Have put 15″ mags on, boot spoiler,free flow, viper branch, sound and all. But something is missing in the front. The front spoiler on the bumper. I want to fit one as well. Some advice on how you fit it. And do you maybe have an email adress I can send you some pics. Thanx and keep up the good work.

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  • shiraz said:

    did you perhaps do the alternator for charge on the car… i have inherrrited one from my late father so looking at modifying it too

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