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    Wheel arch liners

    Hi guys! Not been on for a while as I've been busy with a potential business venture (if it all goes well!). What I'm doing is wheel arch liners for the Corsair. One pattern is ready for taking mould tools from and the other will be finished tomorrow! The next step will be to take 2 more inner half moulds to use for the Mk1 and Mk2 Cortinas and all I have to do is make specific outer tools for those... need to find a Mk1 and Mk2 Tina that is in mid resto (locally!) to shape them. I have thought a bit more about doing them for Mk1 and Mk2 Escorts (have access to both for tooling) if anyone is interested. Anglia 105E liners would also be a possibility. They will be fibreglass 2 piece units for all models and will protect the now expensive front end tinwork! I do have a few interested in the Corsair units, which hopefully will sell as I've ploughed a lot of dough into the project, out of work and skint!!! It's taken 2 weeks solid on them so far! Here's some pics of the Corsair ones. Let me know what your thoughts are. PS: sorry about the crap fone pics!
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    Re: Wheel arch liners

    Top job, look great would be interested in some for a MK1 escort.

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    Re: Wheel arch liners

    Cheers bud Hope to shift some of these to finance the developement of the Escort ones! Are the wings RS or standard? Need to do outer halves for both anyway.
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    Re: Wheel arch liners

    Quote Originally Posted by simonw View Post
    Top job, look great would be interested in some for a MK1 escort.

    Same here if the price is right.

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    Re: Wheel arch liners

    looking good big man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitstop View Post
    Same here if the price is right.
    With the cost of materials and developement they'll be coming in at 160 a set plus p&p. A cheap way of saving the front wings and valance from damage due to the state of the roads! I'll be making the inners to fit both Mk1 and Mk2, only the outers will differ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duffbeer View Post
    looking good big man
    Cheers bud! A lot of work so far tho!
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    Re: Wheel arch liners

    Hi folks! Got the Corsair moulds made then run out of resin! Ordering more tomorrow. Anyhoo, heres some crappy fone pix!
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    Re: Wheel arch liners

    Looking good

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    Cheers Wee Bro! You'll see them the next time you're up.
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    Re: Wheel arch liners

    Nice little gap in the market there
    Lokari dont list corsair in thier list of arch liners so should sell well i recon.
    http://www.lokari.de/en/interior_mudguards_search.php3

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    Nice! Only probs I can see with them is that they don't extend to the arch lip or cover the chassis rails for full protection!
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    Woohoo! 1st set of Corsair liners out of the moulds! They fitted perfectly in 10mins without the struts. Probably would take 1 hour with them in and drilling for the self tappers.
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    Re: Wheel arch liners

    looking good big man

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    Re: Wheel arch liners

    Can you make them out of a more flexible product? A bit like the mudflap material (plastic) that you can buy? If so, I reckon you'd have a HUGE market for the Mk2 Escort

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    Cheers lads! Actually, they're really flexible anyway and have to be bent to get them into the arches, so I'm quite chuffed about that! I smacked about a test piece with a rather large sharp screwdriver to mimic stones and only marked the surface, so they seem strong enough so far!
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    Re: Wheel arch liners

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAlex View Post
    Can you make them out of a more flexible product? A bit like the mudflap material (plastic) that you can buy? If so, I reckon you'd have a HUGE market for the Mk2 Escort
    definatly something that can take an impact to the arch and not break

    cracking idea BigWallace

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    Re: Wheel arch liners

    Tidy work as usual...keep it up & all the best !!

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    Re: Wheel arch liners

    they look very good in the photo's mate

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    Cheers guys! The 1st pair of Corsair ones are away and the guy is well chuffed with them (I've got something right at last!!!) Just got another order today through word of mouth! Would prefer them in plastic, but that would involve an extrusion process that would require hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of machinery... can't stretch to that!!!
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    Hi BigWallace, Are you still doing these?.. If so how much is a pair?.

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    Re: Wheel arch liners

    Any pics of them fitted to a car?

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    Re: Wheel arch liners

    I just found this thread, wondering if you went any further with developing these? They look great. I'm after something similar for a MK2 Escort.

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    Re: Wheel arch liners

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfow View Post
    I just found this thread, wondering if you went any further with developing these? They look great. I'm after something similar for a MK2 Escort.




    I agree with the sentiments above, those liners look great
    I would like a set if you did get them sussed.

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    Excellent venture mate, one of the biggest rust issues on the front of old fords is all the crud in the a-post areas, i discussed these a while back on SOSE forum, as soon as you have these made for a MK2 Escort i will buy a pair, have you expolered using other materials...plastic aposed to fibreglass so they dont crack? i made a very crude set out of aircraft grade alloy but they are nowhere near the standard of yours....well done, not usre why noone has made these before.

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    Put me down for set for mk2 escort ones !
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    And me great idea

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    Re: Wheel arch liners

    I'm after a set of liners for a Mk2 Escort as well.

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    Re: Wheel arch liners

    I know this is an old thread, but did these ever materialise? They look great and I would love a set for the mk2

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    Re: Wheel arch liners

    ad be up for Mk2 set as well

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    Wheel arch liners

    My mk1 escort needs a set asap!!!

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    Maybe ask raj at autoflock to make us some , how many would want them
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    [QUOTE=xpackboy;2560818]Maybe ask raj at autoflock to make us some , how many would want them
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    the quality of those liners looks very goos, a lot of time looks to have gone into making the plug, hats off to the chap well done.
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    Any interest in doing these raj?

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    Re: Wheel arch liners

    Sorry digging up such an old thread, but this project of making specific Mk2 Escort arch liners obviously unfortunately died.

    Has anyone adapted any other arch liners off another car successfully?

    Was eyeing up something like a Mk1 Ford Focus front liner and tailoring it to fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffer View Post
    Sorry digging up such an old thread, but this project of making specific Mk2 Escort arch liners obviously unfortunately died.

    Has anyone adapted any other arch liners off another car successfully?

    Was eyeing up something like a Mk1 Ford Focus front liner and tailoring it to fit?


    I was reading through this really hoping it was done when I got to the end... Badly need these for my Mk1 escort

    Hopefully someone has thought of a solution ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmahon00 View Post
    I was reading through this really hoping it was done when I got to the end... Badly need these for my Mk1 escort

    Hopefully someone has thought of a solution ???
    I have just reached the point in my project where I am able to try this after fitting the 15 front wheel bowls. I will sort a few different types out and see how well they fit and report back.


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    Waiting with bated breath ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffer View Post
    I have just reached the point in my project where I am able to try this after fitting the 15” front wheel bowls. I will sort a few different types out and see how well they fit and report back.


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