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    Some of the small repairs on the replacement tubs -






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    Re: Escort Mk1

    The rear arches and tubs are removed





    These pictures highlight just how bad the previous repairs were




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    Re: Escort Mk1

    Replacement tubs installed




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    Re: Escort Mk1

    Passenger Side Arch Fitted






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    Re: Escort Mk1

    perfection

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    Re: Escort Mk1

    Very nice not like my patch work quilt haha

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    Re: Escort Mk1

    More work to the passenger side -



    Even using the wider ex-pressed steel arch - there is a gap which will need to be filled



    Tub repair






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    Tubs fitted








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    Re: Escort Mk1

    Spare wheel trough and Fuel Tank trough











    Spare wheel retaining strap bracket - mounted to the boot floor


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    Re: Escort Mk1

    Quote Originally Posted by justinveal View Post
    Very nice not like my patch work quilt haha
    I've just removed a patch work !!














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    Re: Escort Mk1

    Wow that is some intresting patch work lol, i have just been cutting out my drivers side floor pan, all 5 layers of it!!!!

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    Re: Escort Mk1

    Dashboard



    The replacement six dial dash is installed








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    Re: Escort Mk1

    Bulkhead Corners

    The finish on the bulkhead corners wasn't the greatest





    So a small skim of filler is applied








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    Re: Escort Mk1

    Rear Scuttle Panel

    As with most of this car - has been previously repaired badly



    The entire rear bulkhead, parcel shelf and rear scuttle are going to be replaced with a cut from the donor car





    Unfortunately it's not going to be as easy as just weld in the replacement panel - as the inner scuttle has some rust


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    So the repair will involve the best parts of both panels and a new fabricated inner scuttle panel.

    The old scuttle panel is removed



    Exposing the inner scuttle







    Another pile of scrap!!


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    Using the replacement scuttle and a fabricated piece the inner scuttle is replaced
















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    Fabricated Inner Scuttle Finished






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    Re: Escort Mk1

    top job looks great.

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    Rear Parcel Shelf and firewall

    Trimmed off the rusty metal from the donor shelf which left the exposed inner section, treated the surface with rust converter and left to sit for 24 hours, and finally sprayed with weld thru primer ready for fitting.










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    Another piece of the jigsaw complete 78 plug welds and 6 stitch welds later the parcel shelf fitted like a glove.












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    Re: Escort Mk1

    Next on the hit list to be repaired is the outer scuttle.









    then rust treated and painted diamond white underneath.





    Trimmed up the outer scuttle and painted with rust converter,,


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    The rear scuttle turning black - this is a sign of the rust converter doing its job,,



    Fuel Filler Neck

    Yet another repair bodge!










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    Trial Fitting of the fuel tank

    All mounting holes actually line up even after all the shell realignment.








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    Re: Escort Mk1

    looking great.

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    Re: Escort Mk1

    Great thread. Thanks for taking the time to put this thread together.

    How did you go about making the jig?
    RWD Escorts - Making the competition look like c**ts since 1968!

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    Re: Escort Mk1

    Door Repairs







    Two new door skins from NHC Panels








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    Removing the old skins exposed over 40 years of water damage and rust!!







    The strengthening strut brace across the door also showed signs of corrosion



    So has been replaced.






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    Re: Escort Mk1

    One of the doors only needed a patch across the bottom





    The other door required the entire bottom to be replaced - a section was cut in order to reproduce the profile.









    To be welded in the door


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    Re: Escort Mk1

    Nice work... A small step closer

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    Re: Escort Mk1

    Very nice.
    I hope its not too late though, but can I just give a bit of advice.
    Those repair sections on the doors should really have some drain slots in them...

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