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    Mk1 escort - Project Bruno

    Hi All,
    Bought the car a year ago from Portugal.(from a guy called Bruno) ....but the start of the hard work..!
    Started life as an 1100 which I have now stripped down and had blasted. Kinda shocked at what came back from blasters and the amount of body work that is needed. Found it very hard to get anyone to take it on so bit the bullet and bought me first welder.! Plan is to learn how to weld and and fix up shell slowly, first job being a rollover spit. Got 1600 Xflow which is currently being built for me to include 244 cam, race head and 40's + other usual bits from Burton.
    Appreciate all the help as Im going to need every bit of it..20190829_123737.jpg

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    Re: Mk1 escort - Project Bruno

    your at the best place for help

    ( Bruno Martin ? )
    Last edited by alladdin; 10-05-2020 at 22:04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alladdin View Post
    your at the best place for help

    ( Bruno Martin ? )
    Thanks.. Ya that's the Bruno alright

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    Hi All. Needs a lota a work this shell
    This is my current list.
    New Mexico wing
    Front panel and inner cross member
    Both A panels
    Full floor pan (including inner sills, seat rails etc)
    2 outer sills
    Radiator support panel.
    Rear scuttle panel.
    Inner tank well and spare wheel
    Both rear inner arches.
    Both rear outer arches.
    2 sill infills left + right.
    Front chassis section where turns up bulkhead.
    Back panel.
    Both inner and outer pillar.
    2 inner sills.
    strut top Strengtheners
    Repair section under the heater bowl.
    And a rear quarter panel full of filler that not sure what to do wit it.

    It's a bit daunting as never really done any bodywork and only bought welder 2 months ago... But Bruno is now airborne on the jig that I made so that's a small victory for me..and first step. What do I do now.. 😁
    I'm wondering what to do first or in what sequence?

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    Re: Mk1 escort - Project Bruno

    if doors now off fit brace across door aperture to stop shell flex as sills coming off

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    Quote Originally Posted by alladdin View Post
    if doors now off fit brace across door aperture to stop shell flex as sills coming off
    Ya put a few braces in before lifting on jig

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    Started on floor. Plan to do floor and chassis rails first.. Then sills and A posts.

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    Bit more cutting today and recovering some bits. What are peoples opinion on fitting full floor or just from rear seat bracket forward as floor not bad behind bracket. Also on the front chassis legs do they look repairable or replace?

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