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    MK1 S2 Granada 2.3 Coupe rescue

    So all year I've been looking at Granadas thinking of getting one or preferably trade that Chevy Blazer I have in one. I was looking mostly at MK2 S2s, since I had a MK1 a few years ago and now wanted to try a MK2. Then it took a surprising turn. When I told a friend of mine I was looking for one he said he knew where one was sitting pretty much abandoned. So the next time he went by there he sent me a picture of it, and told me where it was. 20 minutes later I was staring at a '77 2.3 Coupe, that obviously hadn't been left alone for the past 20 years it had sat there. Windows were smashed, the roof had been jumped on and a thick layer of moss and spiderweb had taken the interior hostage.
    Now I'm not one to shy away from an abandoned car, dilapidated as it may be. The Escort would be proof of that.
    So I noted the VIN number, tracked down the owner and gave him a call. Turns out he hadn't even thought of the car for years. If I wanted it, I could have it. So I strapped it to the Blazer and hauled it home.

    Now I'm having some issues with the photo sharing for some reason so if you want to have a look I hope it's not too much bother with a youtube video and a facebook album link. Anyway, here they are.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMyn..._XvXX93jAJSsL7
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    Re: MK1 S2 Granada 2.3 Coupe rescue

    Another rare find you lucky chap!

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    Re: MK1 S2 Granada 2.3 Coupe rescue

    Yeah, I seem to just have them fall into my lap. Now, if I could just find a mk1 Cortina and a mk1 Fiesta.

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    Re: MK1 S2 Granada 2.3 Coupe rescue

    You never know they might well turn up one day

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    Re: MK1 S2 Granada 2.3 Coupe rescue

    Quote Originally Posted by corblimey3.1 View Post
    You never know they might well turn up one day
    Look through some more forests and I might find them.
    New update on the Granada here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joeVZCfMg2c

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    MK1 S2 Granada 2.3 Coupe rescue

    What about a forum update ?


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    Re: MK1 S2 Granada 2.3 Coupe rescue

    I don't have a way of getting the pictures up, if anyone has any suggestions let me know!

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    Re: MK1 S2 Granada 2.3 Coupe rescue

    FINALLY I got some pics sorted. I've only been able to upload the latest photos so far.
    For a while I've entertained the thought of using the massive L88 scoop, but finally decided to take it back off.
    And as I seem to have a hard time getting a hold of headlamps I thought I should have a look if I could mount some universal square lamps in it temporarily. Still not sure here, but we'll see. I have a little pile of various freebie parts coming in next weekend so an update will be up when I get through all the boxes to see what I can do with it.





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    Re: MK1 S2 Granada 2.3 Coupe rescue

    [QUOTE=61Flcn;3214151]FINALLY I got some pics sorted. I've only been able to upload the latest photos so far.
    For a while I've entertained the thought of using the massive L88 scoop, but finally decided to take it back off.
    And as I seem to have a hard time getting a hold of headlamps I thought I should have a look if I could mount some universal square lamps in it temporarily. Still not sure here, but we'll see. I have a little pile of various freebie parts coming in next weekend so an update will be up when I get through all the boxes to see what I can do with it.



    I like the scoop...put it on...cheers mark

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    Re: MK1 S2 Granada 2.3 Coupe rescue

    Would a pair of preface lift Mk2 Capri square headlights not be similar?

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    Re: MK1 S2 Granada 2.3 Coupe rescue

    [QUOTE=madragon199;3214482]
    Quote Originally Posted by 61Flcn View Post
    FINALLY I got some pics sorted. I've only been able to upload the latest photos so far.
    For a while I've entertained the thought of using the massive L88 scoop, but finally decided to take it back off.
    And as I seem to have a hard time getting a hold of headlamps I thought I should have a look if I could mount some universal square lamps in it temporarily. Still not sure here, but we'll see. I have a little pile of various freebie parts coming in next weekend so an update will be up when I get through all the boxes to see what I can do with it.



    I like the scoop...put it on...cheers mark
    The scoop is giving me ideas of a Perana Coupe. 302, 4-speed, LSD, 40mm lower, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by rallyrob View Post
    Would a pair of preface lift Mk2 Capri square headlights not be similar?
    They might be! I haven't thought of that until now.

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    Re: MK1 S2 Granada 2.3 Coupe rescue

    Id love one of these, if i had the space id be on the look out for one! beautiful cars!

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    Re: MK1 S2 Granada 2.3 Coupe rescue

    A lot has happened since my last post. I got a hold of a saloon that was abandoned in 1989, it's all shot up with a .22 and the only good part of it is the floor. Luckily for me..
    Also in that load of freebie parts I got a set of GXL gauges so that will be going in when I get a hold of a connector for it.




    Also got a hold of all the glass I was missing so the rear and side window has been installed. The windscreen is on the stand waiting for the rubber to show up. Got a rebuild kit for the brake calipers and a new set of wheel cylinders so the brakes are done aswell.




    The new floor section is on it's way in as we speak so hopefully it will be done soon.

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    Re: MK1 S2 Granada 2.3 Coupe rescue

    Alot has happened! The floor is completed, the interior back in, the windscreen is in. Although it cracked with 5cm left of the seal. Also took it to get it's inspection/MOT. I realized when I was almost there that it wouldn't pass as the rear wheelbearings were making a lot of noise. In the end it failed the inspection due to both rear bearings and 3 out of the 4 ball joints.









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