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    5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Is that part not notched out when 6 linking ? For greater travel.

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    It can but you dont have to.

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    dont people notch that part out to get the car lower / wheel right up in the tubs?

    I wont be too low as the roads round here are really bumpy

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    i finished work early so spent hours measuring up before cutting out the rear quarter for the bubble arch, i'm actually no further forward though and more confsed now than i was before i started.

    With the car on the spit it i fitted the axle on leaf springs and found that it didnt help much because as the wheel goes up into the arch it also moves further toward the rear of the car, is there a decent guide anywhere with measurements?

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    After 'daveMK1' kindly spent some time expaining how he did his bubbles on the phone i took the plunge and got stuck in, to be honest i feel a bit daft now as it took me about 15 minutes to get to this stage.
    i barely had to linish it back at all and i'm very pleased with the fit, the wing presses right up into the curve of the bubble so very little filler will be required.

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Looks great man, keep it going��

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Great work! Very nice craftmenship

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Looking good m8 - if your going down the turret route then do them first as it gives you more room to work in .. the tub infills are a pain in the backside

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    rear firewall is now out so i can access everything

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    love the way you are working through the car

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Took a closer look at the chassis rail behind the tub and it was in bad condition, as was the floor section underneath.
    Fortunately i had some spare bits that come with the car and these sections were included so i set about chopping out the old crap and tidying up the replacement bits.
    They sit in quite nicely but there's a 10mm gap between the two chassis rail sections so ill weld a little plate over the top connecting the two.
    hopefully i'll get this lot welded in tomorrow

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Took a long time to get it back in today but i was taking my time and paying attention to detail, another hour or so and it'll be done ready for my turret to go in

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    coming on nicely..take your time and do it once...the right way..(as you are doing)...its going to be a nice strong motor when finished...cheers mark

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