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    Re: mk1 Escort 68' 1600 GT

    Quote Originally Posted by avtospotter View Post
    Is she saying "This isn't Ron's Anglia and although you do look like Harry Potter, that is not a broomstick, and we're not playing hide the body again! LOL - sorry good progress on the car btw!

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    Re: mk1 Escort 68' 1600 GT

    Quote Originally Posted by katana View Post
    Is she saying "This isn't Ron's Anglia and although you do look like Harry Potter, that is not a broomstick, and we're not playing hide the body again! LOL - sorry good progress on the car btw!

    Hahahahah thats spot on mate

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    Re: mk1 Escort 68' 1600 GT

    Still on it. Have forgoten to post for a bit. Anyways the roof is on, most welding is done, getting her ready for paint.
    more pictures comming up.







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    Re: mk1 Escort 68' 1600 GT

    Last edited by avtospotter; 21-04-2024 at 11:09.

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    Re: mk1 Escort 68' 1600 GT

    Fitting the seats












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    Back from the panel beater after over 2 years...time flies but shes a handfull and the work never seems to end.
    Brought her straight to work to weld in some radiator mounts and a few small bits, then seal her up and paint the inside and underbody. Then its off to a paint booth














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    Re: mk1 Escort 68' 1600 GT

    no time to waste till we go back to work next week, then it needs to be rolling again so its not in the way

    2k primer, seam sealer, 2k chipstone done, next up is the interior and boot
    side note, never use zinc out of a spray can when doing anything to the car. the sealer didnt stick to it well so i had to redo some parts one morning. 2k primer only. all good now

    tinted the chipstone in ermine white, thats where its going




















    Last edited by avtospotter; 01-05-2024 at 19:26.

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    rust converter on a few little rust spots then primer over the roof, lots of sanding to come...



















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    Im doing it rough on the first go with fiberglass filler, ill go over it with primer and add fine filler to smoothen everything out. But first, lots of sanding with finer grit papers....
























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    Re: mk1 Escort 68' 1600 GT

    How do you find the fiberglass filler? Is it less prone to sinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamU View Post
    How do you find the fiberglass filler? Is it less prone to sinking

    Hi Graham, yeah it is. I use it mostly because i get great coverage from it.
    First ill do the whole car around in this, get it roughly to shape, then finish it with finer filler. The fiberglass filler is also much stronger and apperently doesnt shrink with temperature changes (which we have to some extremes where I live), and ill use it on my fenders since they are fiberglass ones. Its a bit of a pain to sand and apply on panels, youll see as the fibers are quite thick but its gets the job done. if you have a air powered sander it should be no problem. ive only got hand tools and its taking some time...

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    Re: mk1 Escort 68' 1600 GT

    I'll remember that when I get to that stage

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    Re: mk1 Escort 68' 1600 GT

    works seems endles but im getting through it somehow




















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    Re: mk1 Escort 68' 1600 GT

    some smaller jobs to keep me sane








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    And at last its getting painted. two of my friends I made at the drift track last year were down to help me out. Bless them


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    Meanwhile



























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    Next i refreshed the pedalbox. One nylon bush was broken so i made a new one. All parts cleaned, lubed and put back together.
    Also a nice find, a NOS master cylinder.















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    Re: mk1 Escort 68' 1600 GT

    Made these weld on thread inserts using some rods we use for hydraulic cylinders at work and turned some female parts on the lathe. Cut up my TCAs and welded everything back together.

    If anyone would be interested in this weld on kit I could make up some more. Thread is m18 x 1.5 and i would send some more nuts for backup. Could make them pretty cheap if there was any interest.

    Gonna put them on the car very soon















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    Re: mk1 Escort 68' 1600 GT

    Nice work

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamU View Post
    Nice work
    Thanks Graham, appreciate it!

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    Re: mk1 Escort 68' 1600 GT

    Picked up some of the (hopefully) last parts im missing for my car at a classic car show. My friend took me with her merc and we looked at some nice cars. Anyone know the thread size for the nuts that hold the wiper arms in place?




















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    Made adapters so I can use capri rails for my seats.
    They seemed safer and overall better then the escort ones which I didnt get with the car anyways so...

















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    Re: mk1 Escort 68' 1600 GT

    More parts to prep for paint













    + last two panels that need filler and sanding








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