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    Need a bit of help, i have a rear magnum panel which arent renowned for their quality and always need a little work.
    At the top of the rear light does the top line sit flush with the rear quarter (then ill hammer and dolly the bit underneath to follow the curve of the rear quarter

    Or do does the bottom part sit flush with the rear quarter so the top sits slightly behind the top swage line

    ....that was incredibly hard to explain 😁

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Try this for size.
    All original!




    The rear quarter overhangs the rear panel by 9mm(3/8")
    The middle of the radius on the rear quarter is 28mm(1 1/8") above the bottom of the channel.
    Then 25mm (1") up the top

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project


    Hope this helps
    Last edited by davemk1; 23-10-2018 at 20:36.

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Brilliant!! that is really helpful thank you Dave

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Glad to help mate.
    That's what I really like about this forum.
    There's always someone who's willing to help

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    Quote Originally Posted by davemk1 View Post
    Glad to help mate.
    That's what I really like about this forum.
    There's always someone who's willing to help
    Agreed !


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    Well after skiving work this afternoon i got the rear panel welded to the o/s/r quarter, its also welded along the boot floor... i havent yet welded it to the n/s/r quarter as i think ill be chopping out and replacing the last foot (its in pretty bad shape)
    The boot floor now butts up lovely against the rear panel where the previous owners repairs had left a 10mm gap (not to mention the rear panel was completely on the piss and didnt line up at all with the rear quarters 😂

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    Spent most of the day repairing the nearside rear quarter, still a bit to do tomorrow but very rewarding.
    I love these intricate bits of work

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Nice work. Got my rear panel to replace and repairs to both sides of the rear quarters.

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    Taadaaa, all done.
    Ill need a very light skim of filler to hide my welding lines and over the odd bit where i had to hammer and dolly the metal back into shape but overall im very pleased with it

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    good stuff, great work and good reading, thanks for posting your progress

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Quote Originally Posted by 5tox View Post
    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. Attachment 82019 Attachment 82020
    Well impressed with your quality of work, did you get any measurements & or diagram for fitting the arches??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5tox View Post
    Taadaaa, all done.
    Ill need a very light skim of filler to hide my welding lines and over the odd bit where i had to hammer and dolly the metal back into shape but overall im very pleased with it

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    Nice work mate 👍🏻 I would recommend making sure your rear lights fit now.. they donít have much tolerance. Better to do it now than have to open them up after itís painted. I speak from experience 😬


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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman.bb View Post
    Well impressed with your quality of work, did you get any measurements & or diagram for fitting the arches??
    Unfortunately i didnt write anything down, dave very kindly talked me through it on the phone then i just went for it.
    Ill try and grab some measurements later if it helps

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    Both of my new rear chassis rails are in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dacarpking View Post
    Nice work mate 👍🏻 I would recommend making sure your rear lights fit now.. they donít have much tolerance. Better to do it now than have to open them up after itís painted. I speak from experience 😬


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    You were right, glad you pre warned me, they need opening up a little.
    I did manage to get them in but its a squeeze


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    Quote Originally Posted by 5tox View Post
    You were right, glad you pre warned me, they need opening up a little.
    I did manage to get them in but its a squeeze


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    No worries mate 👍🏻


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    Cut a large hole and stuck half a fire extinguisher in it


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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Liking the air duct, nice bit of recycling there.

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    Liking the air duct, nice bit of recycling there.
    Should feed the throttle bodies nicely

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    All done and sits nicely behind the grille

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Are you flaring the holes in the front panel????

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo m View Post
    Are you flaring the holes in the front panel????
    They were already slightly flared when i bought the panel but i may end up opening them up a little

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    I really wasnt sure how i was going to deal with these rear lower quarters as the only company who seem to sell them anymore want a million pounds a corner, mk2 ones are sensibly priced and readily available so thought of buying a pair and modifying them but this evening i decided to try and fabricate something from sheet steel.
    Well it actually turns out it was fairly easy to do and im very pleased with the results

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    Sorted

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    nice one well done

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    nice work mate

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    Thanks for the kind comments

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    Bottom of the spare wheel trough is done, its where ill locate the battery

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    A little progress

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Went through your whole thread, great attention to detail, I'm sure lots of us can understand spending hours on the smallest of details that people will never see just so we know they're done right.

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    Made half of the rear nearside wheel tub filler section, very time consuming but also very satisfying getting it in.
    Now i have a template for the offside it should be a little quicker, i know that common advice is to just butt the filler section up to the bubble arch leaving a small gap and seam seal but its not a rally car likely to take constant bangs to the quarter so ive folded a lip and plug welded it in

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    And made to front half this evening

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    Did mine the same except I did mine all in one. Time consuming but worth it a more quality job in my opinion. Looking spot on 👍🏻


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dacarpking View Post
    Did mine the same except I did mine all in one. Time consuming but worth it a more quality job in my opinion. Looking spot on 👍🏻


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    I did consider doing it in one but decided it would be too much of a pain in the arse so decided on two halves 😆

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    And one side completed

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    Rear firewall back in plus a few holes in the boot floor welded up, its deliberately set back s few inches along the bottom so it sits nicely between the turrets.



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    Last edited by 5tox; 14-12-2018 at 18:04.

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    Nice! Loving the firewall, looks like it grew there.
    Keep at it dude.

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Quote Originally Posted by 5tox View Post
    Bottom of the spare wheel trough is done, its where ill locate the battery
    I can't help thinking that this little "shelf" you have created here is going to be a haven for all the shit off the back wheels to collect and cause a water trap leading to it rotting out again much quicker than it should...

    The fabrication in general looks superb though.

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