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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    Got the pan hard rod turret finished off.
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    Added a strengthening plate. The one attached from manufacture was nonsense, was too thick and couldn't be formed over the ribs in the boot floor

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    Many thanks for posting these photos mate, just about to go in the garage to do the same ( tramp and panhard rod) to my MK2

    Your photos have helped

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    No problem at all prox, that's exactly why I'm trying to put as much detail as possible, and the time spent doing it is worth it when I get a reply like yours. Hope your job has gone well.

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    Great work!

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    Great workmanship!

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    very nice project you took up and learned in years. However, about the welds; needs more penetration. A lot of them looks to "cold" welded in previous posts.

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    thats been 2 years ago, from what i saw. latest looking much better

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    Hi gid, can you be more specific re the welds ? I make a point of checking for appropriate penetration of the welds. If any of them are a problem, then I would need to fix it now. I learnt welding many years ago and haven't done any for a long time before getting back on to my Escort. So I'm no expert.

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    when the weld sits on top of the work you need to either turn the amps up a bit or the wire speed down a bit

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    Well it's been a month of little activity due to work and holidays.
    Got back on it last week although with some jet lag and struggled with motivation for several days, but I've worked through that.
    I've made a start on the rear inner arch tub extensions. This is the last major welding job I believe.
    I started by making a cardboard insert to line up the inner tub with the inside of the quarter panel so it could be marked for trimming back. 2 handed job which the Mrs helped with.
    Initial trimming
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    The mismatch cutout on the RH side is from the original fitting, that will need an insert.
    Lots of double checking here. I had a strip of 0.75 sheet steel that's been very useful for checking alignment.

    With the initial trimming done, I fitted the rear x-pack to make templates. I want to make the extension meet the inside of the outer arch.
    Lots of bits of cardboard, pens and trimmings, it's like play school

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    steel sheet marked up from the templates.
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    All the double checking paid off, as a last check showed the initial straight sided panel would need a kink at the front inner edge. When fitted there must be a little twist.
    I'm making the extension up in two halves that will join at the top. 2 main reasons, ease of manufacture and fitting.

    Initial fitting of front half
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    Rear half fitted, checking alignment
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    Just the outer profile to trim. The top join is done with a step (Joggled) in the front piece.
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    No time now for another week. I've made up templates for the other side as an initial guide so hopefully it wont take as long to sort out.

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    Garage time has been very limited, but I've got the RH side tubs marked, cut and dry fitted last week.

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    I've also made up the inserts for the sections of the Quarter panel that needed the filler pieces.
    Next job when home will be to remove the outer tubs both sides, fit the x-pack arches and measure off to trim the tubs to fit, then get on with the welding.
    Hopefully this coming week will be more productive, as my November schedule to have the engine, gear box etc dry fitted, the rear x-pack back on and the front wings fitted has well and truly slipped away.

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    Re: 1977 Mk2 Zakspeed Escort. Rebuilding my pride and joy.

    Good progress and a busy November schedule, looking forward to seeing the progress and you must smile when you see it taking shape as it will be worth it

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