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    removing mk1 escort wings? guide?

    any guides for removing mk1 escort wings? id like to remove them and see where i stand with regards to rust . cheers

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    Re: removing mk1 escort wings? guide?

    Spotwelds alog the drip rail- drill them out.
    Best to take the doors off as they are welded to the A post and the tag underneath to the floor.
    Welded inside the front panel/wing seam. Grind them off.
    To be honest, if you have a good look at them it is obvious how they are fastened.
    Cutting through any welds with a 1mm thick cutting disc will probably do least damage.

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    Re: removing mk1 escort wings? guide?

    cheers mate, whats tools are recommended for stripping the paint to find the welds? i know theres several options but dont know which is best?

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    Re: removing mk1 escort wings? guide?

    You should be able to see them without stripping the paint.
    If you do want to strip the paint, these are best
    http://www.rightlines.ltd.uk/product...=2&groupID=5#7
    Available from Halfords

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    Re: removing mk1 escort wings? guide?

    brilliant, cheers mate, i had a little glimps the other day and didnt really see any, but didnt look too hard tbh lol

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    Re: removing mk1 escort wings? guide?

    If the wings are original they will be spotwelded along the drip rail and need drilling out with a spot weld drill (google it)
    If they are not original they are likely to be welded on so need cutting, or brazed, which can be a pain unless you have oxy-acetylene to unbraze them.
    If the wings are worth saving, cut through the drip rail if other means aren't possible, and sacrifice the drip rail which can be replaced much cheaper than impossible to find/afford wings.

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    Re: removing mk1 escort wings? guide?

    i think the drivers wing is poss a genuine mexico wing so dont want to bugger it but want to remove them and check underneath and if not too bad get a mate to mould them and make them in carbon fibre to lighten the front up , cheers btw

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    Re: removing mk1 escort wings? guide?

    I would go wire brush in a drill to find the welds. Those paint stripping disks dont like edges in my explosive exerience

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    Re: removing mk1 escort wings? guide?

    hi, is removing MK2 wings just the same as mentioned above?
    cheers.

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    Re: removing mk1 escort wings? guide?

    Yes except they arent welded onto the door pillar there are 3 10mm bolts instead, otherwise just spot welds along the wing rail and to the front panel

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