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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Cheers guys, the kind comments are much appreciated

    Just writing down a list of things that need doing / finishing off as ive booked friday off work to spend another day on the car

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    your doing a tidy job,been tinkering myself,always something to do.

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Replaced the driver side floor ready for the next stage which is welding in a new inner sill and a larger (rally style) prop tunnel





    also been playing with my new front wings, very scary taking the grinder to a brand new set





    just need to finish them off with filler

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    coming along well there

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Booked a days annual leave today and got my inner sill welded in, took most of the day but i'd rather take my time and get it right.
    The majority of time was spent on prep work (and chopping out yet more rot i uncovered)






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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Great job m8!!!

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Thank you

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    A real good bit of workmanship there fella, very good fab work!

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Cheers mate, next job is fitting a rally style prop riser / tunnel and then to create a custom rear seat x-member (if thats what its called)

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    new prop tunnel tacked into place, rear seat x-member chopped out and new cross brace beginning to take shape, diff tunnel just sitting on top of the old one for now












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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    shells looking good! Wish my Mk1 was progressing this much :P

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Watching your thread with interest mate, the next stage for me will be to fabricate something to slot over the rear seat x-member something like below
    Not sure at this stage whether i want it welded in or screwed in so its removable?



    i don't suppose anybody has a 3" hole flaring tool they want to lend me? they are around 50 - 60 to buy and i only plan on using it the once

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Quote Originally Posted by 5tox View Post
    Watching your thread with interest mate, the next stage for me will be to fabricate something to slot over the rear seat x-member something like below
    Not sure at this stage whether i want it welded in or screwed in so its removable?



    i don't suppose anybody has a 3" hole flaring tool they want to lend me? they are around 50 - 60 to buy and i only plan on using it the once
    are you 4 linking the back end? as I know all the fabricators weld in a piece like your going to make to fill that in. If your on Facebook and look up zakham engineering he has pictures of how he has done it. Maybe you could buy that fillet off him cheap enough?

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Thats a bugger, im not on facebook

    ill see if i can find them on the net

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Those are some serious skills, wish i could weld like that

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Spent an absolutely ridiculous amount of time today knocking up the rear seat x-brace, i wanted to create it in one solid peice of steel but have decided that it will be easier to do it in 2 halves



    so after hours of measuring, trimming, measuring, trimming i have one side template made up






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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    fitted my roll cage this evening, its exactly what i was after and seems to fit nice and snug aganst my rear seat x-member








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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Nice job there m8, keep it up

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    project has been on hold for a few months, ran into problems with where the car was stored and had to move it pronto... unfortunately now its about an hours drive away, i also get married in less than 2 weeks so money has been tight, however, when i saw a 2.0 duratec on here earlier for 230 it had to be bought (cheers Roosie)

    so hopefully this will get me inspired, 6 speed duratec on throttle bodies comming soon!


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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Nice one 5tox what gear box are u going to use?

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    mazda 6 speed from a mx5 the ratios are good for a std box if you use it like a dog leg box as 1st gear is too low

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    As above, they come up on ebay for around the 300 mark... money well spent

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Quote Originally Posted by 5tox View Post

    so hopefully this will get me inspired, 6 speed duratec on throttle bodies comming soon!

    if your shopping for NEW jenveys give me a shout i can supply at discounted rates

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    I'd love a new set of Jenveys, i remember you mentioning them before... ill start putting some pennies away

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Look Into the rx8 gearbox they seem to be cheaper maybe worth a look...

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    crickey there cheap do they bolt straight up an have the same ratios as the mx5?

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    i had better do some research, if they bolt straight on then its definitely a winner!

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Quote Originally Posted by 5tox View Post
    i had better do some research, if they bolt straight on then its definitely a winner!
    if you look on my thread there is some research on there i can't remember all the details sorry.

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Haven't updated for a while for several reasons:

    - Saving up for wedding (Now married)
    - Winter
    - Then bought an old land rover which seems to have taken over my life.

    The escort is still very much my #1 priority though, now the nicer weather is here i'll soon be back on it again bringing plenty of pics & updates

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Cracking work there.
    Don"t surpose you have a spare laser 4 spoke have you??

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Like this one?


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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Yes are you looking to get rid??,as i see you have bubble arches.

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    yeah, a tenner and its yours mate

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Quote Originally Posted by evans2822 View Post
    Look Into the rx8 gearbox they seem to be cheaper maybe worth a look...
    no bother here lee the mx5 6 shifter bolts straight on to the duratec but is expensive! around 300/400 for a box

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Hi could you tell me were you got the fittings from for the bonnet struts

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Quote Originally Posted by freddy686868 View Post
    no bother here lee the mx5 6 shifter bolts straight on to the duratec but is expensive! around 300/400 for a box
    Fair bit dearer then

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Really nice progress there fella. Great to see how your confidence and welding has come on in leaps and bounds

    Out for a drive on a sunny spring day reminds me why I got this car

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    another great thread to read on here and a great project, very nice work.

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