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    Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    Here you go boys & girls

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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    when cars where cars and men where men .... oh those days

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    Some superb cars there Gary

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    Cool!
    Can you still get the flat fronted thundersaloon kit? I think I got the mag with the sureguard cars in.
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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    The yellow one number 112 (Edwards/Shaw) had its body mould taken from;
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    And then so did this one


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    Quote Originally Posted by NR_Boyz
    Cool!
    Can you still get the flat fronted thundersaloon kit? I think I got the mag with the sureguard cars in.
    The big question is ..Where are these cars now?
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    Try Fibresports, if they dont do one just get the same rears as mine and modify / make a set of fronts.
    Do love the look of flat front, hard as fook, just not as good aerodynamically as the droop snoot.

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    Oh and John Cross (x-sport) still sells the old Martin Schanke rally cross kit like this, not to everybodys taste I know, but a replica would be great to build


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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    Nice one
    I remeber this article and the sureguard feature, still got the mag in the loft somewhere lol
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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    Some great photos there

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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    Nice one

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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    ya beat me to it Luds! I tried to send the pics to you, but no go! Well done getting it posted here! A mate of mine is picking up a MK2 2 door this weekend and wants to GP4 it! Arches, stripped out interior, the lot. I think these pics will get him enthused.

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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    All we need now is the Sureguard Escort feature and it is the full set

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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    I think I got that one as well! Now which box is it in? Gimme a coupla days...

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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    ok

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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    Didn't one of the Rothmans Escorts become a Thudersaloon?

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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    I remember that mag, still cut it to pieces for my FORD file he he

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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    Quote Originally Posted by TimGR
    Didn't one of the Rothmans Escorts become a Thudersaloon?
    Lets hope so, better than a life of being thrown at trees, ditches and stone walls

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    The yellow flat front car was owned by FORD and won the 1978 RAC Rally driven by Ari Vatanen

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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    Some pictures from Rod Birley's site
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    WOW Opppsss just made a mess in mi pants again

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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    Quote Originally Posted by TimGR
    Didn't one of the Rothmans Escorts become a Thudersaloon?

    Thats right tim,the flat front yellow one,was a rothmans car

    If was worth nothing back then.

    When the car had archs smashed up at race meets the rothmans stripes were under archs.
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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    phawwwwwwwww

    that red and white one!!!

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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    Hi, The red and white one was built and raced by my Dad in the 80's and 90's.. heres a few more pics.





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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    Quote Originally Posted by ludsonline View Post
    All we need now is the Sureguard Escort feature and it is the full set

    I deffo have the sureguard issue at home but dont have a scanner . If a moderator wants to pm me their address I can send a very good quality colour photocopy so that it can be posted up for everyone's benefit.

    Funny how certain articles stick in your mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Minton View Post
    Hi, The red and white one was built and raced by my Dad in the 80's and 90's.. heres a few more pics.




    That car is awesome and helped to inspire my one. Any more pics, info or spares ( ) that you still have would be greatly received pray:

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    Quote Originally Posted by david_white View Post
    Try Fibresports, if they dont do one just get the same rears as mine and modify / make a set of fronts.
    Do love the look of flat front, hard as fook, just not as good aerodynamically as the droop snoot.
    where did you get the rears from mate ?

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    wow thems are some hardcore cars
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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    Hey Dan,

    you might be interested to know that your Dads old Thundersaloon is still alive and well and is about to be resUrrected as an out n out beast for next season.
    The pictures of the car below are of the car as it is today and its original red and white paint scheme have been butcherd by someone in the past. The atlas axle has been replaced with an English and the brakes have been robbed, apart from that its all original.
    If anyone has any more info or history or even know where the Hart engine is then please let me know









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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    looking forward to this

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    Hey Paul, you worked out this PC malarkey then!! Woohoo!
    I'm just going out in a bit to the er.... shops and i'll just drive past to see if your garage light is on......................................

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    yes mate, I think I'm going to give up this race car madness and concentrate on becoming a computer programmer, as thats where my strengths really are....

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    Paulo, hurry up and put a new thread in the Projects and Restorations room!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    Looks like it needs a lot of TLC, but would make a fantastic car if done properly. Good luck with the sale.

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    Re: Thundersaloon Escorts Fast Car 1990

    Quote Originally Posted by ludsonline View Post
    Some pictures from Rod Birley site
    The no 13 car was my first xpack build, back in the day when there was finishing money and egg and cheese buttys at Brands kentigon and mr Webb at the bar waiting for a drink or 2.The good old days when escorts had big rubber and 2 to the gallon motors in them. No 13 was my mums brothers car the late Barry Barns who was always on the grid.Over the thunder saloons time we had mk2 escorts rover 3500 rover sdi grpA that led the race at birmingham super prix but came in 4th. Then M5 bmw big arches and air jacks nice car until we loaded it up to go racing on the back of the coach witch was a thunder saloon must have, but looking around the pits i bet not one of them had a (mot) , sorry then there was a skid crash bang and then bollocks write off.Then manta 400/ mk2 XXL Xpack N/a cossey by tim swodders,and he did maKe no 2 driver some times but his escort was spot on TO running a BDG.Then came more fiberglass and many late nights and the Xpack 3dr cossey N/a was born why tim was in that shed again sorting a turbo out for us.Just a small part of Barry's garden shed racing life.Just wish you were still here mate miss you and need you i hope i do you proud in my mk2 baz .

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    You can read more about the late, great Barry Barns in this months Classic Ford...Shaun, hope everyone enjoyed the article, will get pics back asap ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    You can read more about the late, great Barry Barns in this months Classic Ford...Shaun, hope everyone enjoyed the article, will get pics back asap ;-)
    top job Jon hit the spot mate , my mum and dad and pam (Barrys wife)said thank you very very much and its in a frame now on the wall graet stuff well see you soon for a pint mate

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    best get them pics returned I guess :-) Will drop em at Garys asap...did you get a few copies of the mag?

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    anyone got anymore information, pictures,videos, whatever on this type of racer/ supersaloons/specialsaloons etc
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