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    meXEco pt2

    This came up in my local free-ads last night-gave him a ring-hmmm first caller-not usually my luck-went to see it today-very, very solid-new wings, sills, arches-all floors very good, inners very good, boot very good-all in all it needs nothing-except my additions of turret boxes, 4 link boxes and fibreglass bubbles-its a '69 auto shell-i'm now the 4th owner...


















    All in all very pleased-so looks like my 'other' resto's goin on Ebay. More pics when i get her home weekend hopefully.

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    Re: meXEco pt2

    nice find m8

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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Cheers well chuffed with it-saves me a hell of a lot of work too.


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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Good work man does this mean you might start working on the megajolt again lol

    Should get some money back on the other shell on the bay too

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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Ha ha-thanks Dave-yes it means i will be working on (read working OUT) the Megajolt a little sooner than expected mate. Thinking of ditching the bubbles now-yes yes i know-but its too good to cut up i think. And means even less work-just turrets and 4 link/panhard to fix and she's ready for paint.

    Not holding out much luck on Ebay to be honest-we all know what its like-saying that we just sold a mates ROTTEN mk2 Mex shell-bare-with no new panels for 475!!



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    Re: meXEco pt2

    You jammy git!
    Nice find.

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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Lol thanks mate-was a few quid mind-but does come with a few spares-cant wait to get her home-Saturday tea time here we come!!!


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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Yea dude keep it standard, no point chopping up unless your going for stupid power.

    Megajolt is easy, get a fiesta 1.1 injection engine loom, youl have to chop it out but just keep the wires to the ecu plug, the crank sensor, ignition module and the coil pack as they should be then you dont have to mess about and solder about 5 or 6 wires easy peasy

    Erm and i saw the ad, dont think 400 is too bad for the shell with the panels. once patched up the shell has got to be worth about 800 or more Maybe just drop the start price to 300 if nobody is watchin it or sell all the panels off separate and the shell for 100-200?

    Anyways crack on with this one and i want pics

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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Ooooh good tip on the loom-i'll have a look next time i'm out scrappy.
    Got about 16 watchers so far-one bloke came to look this morning-keen lol-and seemed interested at the whole lot for the starting price so i'll just wait and see how she goes mate.pray:

    More pics tomorrow hopefully after i get her home....


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    Re: meXEco pt2

    More pics as promised....

















    All in all i'm pretty pleased with the shell-few little bits to do but most is surface stuff. First jobs are to start on interior rubbing down ready for paint, then turret boxes and 4 link boxes, engine and box out, sort engine bay, remove battery tray carefully, then prep for paint. Hopefully shouldnt take too long-got some inspiration back now as this shell wont take much to get her ready for fitting up-once i have all the parts.

    Will keep you all posted.

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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Looks a bit better than your other one.
    What's going on with the exhaust though?

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    Re: meXEco pt2

    I think he went for the Saxo centre zorst look lol...

    Yes a little better than my other one eh? Did find some rust tho-on the rear scuttle panel-massive hole...


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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Looks alright I hope your gonna keep it that colour?? think it looks very unusual

    As for that hole, thats nothing Im just sitting here happy that you have loads of hours prepping it for paint thats only cos mines half way there and i just spent all day doing some shitty little bits of fillering

    Oh and get the grinder out on the strut tops....and a touch of filler

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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Hmmm dont know about the colour-its sort of metallic-still undecided as yet. Yeah i will give the strut tops a bit of work also-tidy them up a bit-and as for the rubbin down-sore fingers time i think ha ha ha.


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    Re: meXEco pt2

    oh yes, but you can make it easier for yourself. The fillerman told me, buy a pack of da sanding disks, use these to rub it back with, make sure they are fairly coarse (like p250 or less) and just rub like mad so its all rough all over, then any shiny patches get them with scotchbrite just to make them dull. Then 3 - 4 nice coats of 2k filler primer and you have a nice base to work with as the filler primer will take out most deepish scratches and any small imperfections Then flat that off and stopper any little marks and another quick coat of primer and then flat that with 600 i think it is and then blast it with topcoat

    I may be wrong cos i have forgotten some bits but thats how i will do mine and i will improvise if it goes wrong

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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Well she's now in her new home-i got rid of the other one with the panels and jig etc.-picked it up this morning. So hopefully next few weeks i'll be posting some more pics of her progress.


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    Re: meXEco pt2

    What colour is that, not a std mk1 colour is it? looks like it has always been that colour. Anyway nice find, hard to believe you can still find cars like that these days.
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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Thanks Nat-I dont have the chassis plate for it with the codes on-but i have just found the bill of sale for it-Blue Mink at an extra cost of 6,7d,10s-whatever the hell that means?? Looks like a metallic extra.

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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Started on the turrets today-cut out firewall to get better access. Seems theres a little gap between arch and turret box-any idea how to overcome this? Could i persuade the arch in a little to meet up with box?



















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    Re: meXEco pt2

    yep just tease it out to meet it... do it gradually as the steel is thin there

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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Cracking on there John.

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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Thanks Gary.

    Yes Dave-i went to see my welder friend and he's just got a new project on the go so he can only spare a day now-so i have to prep the turrets, 4 link boxes and any other spots i find. Theres a few little holes in rear screen/grill area which i'll get a pic of later. Battery tray has to come out too but i made a balls up on my last try so leaving that to him too. Hoping he can crack it all in a day-he's got skills so fingers crossed.

    Do i need to weld inside the arch/turret also or do i just seam seal?



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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Quote Originally Posted by meXEco
    Blue Mink at an extra cost of 6,7d,10s-whatever the hell that means??
    Cheers, John.


    John I guess you are a bit of a youngster?

    Six pounds, 7 shillings and 10 pence. (and 221 pence to the pound - no wonder they changed it to decimal)

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    Re: meXEco pt2

    David i was born the year it all changed-1971-so have no idea what it all means-221 pence to the pound-are you crazy lol!!!


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    Re: meXEco pt2

    I think it was 240 pennies to the pound (20 bob at 12 pennies a bob).
    6, 7s, 10d as well

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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Well got a bit more done this morning-turrets all cut out ready for final setting up and squaring. 4 link slots almost finished-ran out of discs..

    Found a few little rust holes too-nothing major though...popcorn:

















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    Re: meXEco pt2

    That rear scuttle looks a bit of a difficult repair.
    The rest is looking good.

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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Roberts
    That rear scuttle looks a bit of a difficult repair.
    The rest is looking good.
    Mexeco, best to strip it right back, as I can see bubbling a the lower edge as well.
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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Finally got the 4 link and turret boxes in-my mate Mikey who did the welding added a little extra rear strut brace too-all in a days work-lovely!!


































    Hmmm 7's.....














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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Posh job

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    Re: meXEco pt2

    very impresive something i wanted to do to my escort at a much later date... something to look back onto for refrence keep up the good work
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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Very tidy looking 4 link boxes, which kit is it? and you did them at what distance?
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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Nice job

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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Cheers guys-its Mikey i have to thank for the work-cheap too!!

    The link boxes are at 740mm centres-i got the complete kit from PLR-great item and service.


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    Re: meXEco pt2

    looking good mate , get some 175/50/13 tyres on them 7's and it will look and handle great , and they won't rub either

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    Re: meXEco pt2

    Nice one Gaz-will i still have to roll the arches?


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