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    Mk1 rear arch

    Evening chaps, uncovered this little gem of a repair today (suprisingly not the worst one!) while stripping the underside of the Escort. To me it looks a bit too bodged and a rough around the edges but I'm not entirely sure how to go abouts rectifying it.... Anyone got any suggestions on how to tidy it up or even re-do this area?




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    Re: Mk1 rear arch

    hi mate am restoring a rs2000 the now had the kind of same proplem ur better to renew the arch lip .a just put the arch turn on its less to fill rather than put full repair section u buy etc on.hope this helps u ......

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    I agree - new arch lip - get the rear arch repair panel and cut it down to replace only the part you need (no point cutting out good steel). Do the inner arch while your at it to have a proper job. I have done this myself and it isnt too hard - just be careful when welding not to do too much in one go and overheat the metal (causes warping that is a b!*# to fill/repair)

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    Re: Mk1 rear arch

    Cheers chaps, appreciated. Best get grinding the old shite out then in that case....

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    Re: Mk1 rear arch

    Quote Originally Posted by Marigold View Post
    I agree - new arch lip - get the rear arch repair panel and cut it down to replace only the part you need (no point cutting out good steel). Do the inner arch while your at it to have a proper job. I have done this myself and it isnt too hard - just be careful when welding not to do too much in one go and overheat the metal (causes warping that is a b!*# to fill/repair)
    how easy is it to replace the inner without doing the outer? as mine have already been replaced but the inners are ####

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    Re: Mk1 rear arch

    I wouldnt think it would be too hard - if you have clear access! Drill out the old spot welds and carefully cut out the old inner arch (after first marking on were the new panel will cover up to, offer it up and scribe/pen a line then allow at least 10mm in for a lip to weld to).

    Getting in with the axle/springs in the way will be the issue using a grinder. You could alternativly just weld in plates to fill any holes depending how bad it is.

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