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    Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

    'fasteddie' from here posted the ad for Wheeler Dealers on turbosport back in 2013. I saw the car here and PM'd him and he put me in contact with the people for me to arrange a viewing.

    I spent a fortune on the car bringing her to how I wanted it then I saw a genuine mk1 RS2000 that I wanted, so I sold the yellow screamer... anyway, she's now back with me... well was for 2 weeks, now having a little work done before coming home for good.

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    After Wheeler Dealers:-


    What I wanted and ended up with:-


    Wheeler Dealer interior:-


    What I changed:-


    I added quarter bumpers and removed the spots:-


    In 2015 she was at the Classic Car Show:-


    I satin blacked the back... not to everyone's taste...


    These are from this month:-


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    Re: Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

    Cool..i remember watching the episode...thanks for posting

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    I remember watching it too. Nice to see a bit of how/where it went after the show👊. Not seen the green rs left hooker yet tho......1 day I'm sure👍👍

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    Re: Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

    It was at race retro couple of years ago
    Big Wing sold and gone to be a film star

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    Ye.think i saw it in your fotos on NWCF forum👍

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    Re: Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

    Nice car

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    Re: Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

    one of the better episodes on WD

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    Re: Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

    Out of interest how is the quality of Wheeler Dealers work?

    Car looks great, like the colour

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    Re: Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

    Quote Originally Posted by para144 View Post
    Out of interest how is the quality of Wheeler Dealers work?

    Car looks great, like the colour
    Quality of the work was good. They use a garage near the studios to carry out the work. The guy who worked on the Escort, along with Ed, was the guy who was the driver of the tow truck when they bought the car. He was a huge Ford fan... when I went to see the car the six clock dash wasn't working properly so he sorted it all out.

    The producer said I could call him up if there were any issues... even though it was a 40 year old Ford!

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    Re: Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

    If I remember correctly, they fitted a LSD also?

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    Re: Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

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    If I remember correctly, they fitted a LSD also?
    Yes, Quaife ATB.

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    Re: Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

    Looking great nice to see it after the show

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    Re: Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

    lovely

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    Re: Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

    good episode

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    Re: Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

    Recent pics...




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    Re: Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

    God rid of the exposed yellow behind the grill and new headlights now fitted.




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    Re: Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

    Nothing wrong with a satin black rear panel.

    Really like the whole car, sits really nice.

    You should be very proud of a car like that.

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    Re: Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

    160 round trip to Southampton, didn't miss a beat


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    Re: Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

    Lovley mk1

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    Re: Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

    Fitted new carpet set from Tech Autos. The old carpet was a cheap set, had a cut out for the old 4 speed box and was a bit musty. It now looks and feels much better.






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    Re: Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

    Looking fine

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    Re: Wheeler Dealer Mk1 Escort

    so how was their workmanship? rushed or good?

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