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    Quote Originally Posted by runoutofrigos View Post
    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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    Yeah i did also think this but it will be waxoyled etc and ill take extra care to keep it nice and clean.
    The lip was necessary to add strength because i chopped out the original bits which stiffened up the bottom of the rear quarter.
    Im also considering mud flaps 😉

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    I bought a 6 point cage for next to nothing but it had come from a mk2 stock car and had clearly taken a bang mishaping it slightly.
    I have shortened the width as it was a squeeze past the b pillars and straightened it up so its nice and symetrical, still got work to do on the c pillars, but now im looking at the cage and cant decide if i should weld the cross back in or not, really cant decide which i prefer.
    Its a road car and more for the look i want as opposed to safety.

    Do you prefer the cross or without?


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    I like the look of the cross brace.

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    Quote Originally Posted by dt36 View Post
    I like the look of the cross brace.
    I second that..

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    Ta, i think i agree. Will glue it back in later this week.
    The horizontal bar across the bottom will give a good mounting point for harnesses too

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallyrob View Post
    I second that..
    I third that.

    Progressing well now. 👍


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    Done loads more work but doesnt look much in the pics, the b and c pillar bars are done, brackets all fabricated and welded on.
    Should have the cross back in tomorrow hopefully.

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    Made up a few more sections and welded them in, some sections needed very tricky shapes grinding into the end so they butted up nicely.

    did you spot my mistake?
    The short cross bar i welded in is approx 2mm smaller in diameter then the long cross bar... hardily noticable but ill have to cut it out and do it again or itll drive me mad.
    The only other piece i have in that diameter is in my jig so ill have to chop a piece out and graft in another piece

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    Not been on here for ages but that looks like a good car fella well done ��

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    Some good skills there.

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    Sorted, now just got to prime it so it doesnt go rusty

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    Havent updated in a while, been finishing off some odd bits.
    Both rear wheel tubs completed, Both 4 link boxes are fully seam welded in, sills have been stich welded to the floor pan, centre chassis rails have been stitch welded to the floor... loads of other little bits done including cutting out crap repairs by the previous owner and rectifying



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    Chopped a section out giving more clearance for the watts cover

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    I managed to pick up a fairly good boot lid at a reasonable price so started messing about with my old boot lid and aero catches to see if it will work.

    In terms of the boot not popping open down bumpy roads plus the extra security of lockable aero catches do you think its a worthwhile modification?
    I already have them on the bonnet and they will be colour coded.

    Ill need to create a bracket for the pin but as per the pics you can see it comes quite a way into the boot area




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    Ive been thinking on this and i reckon im just gonna stick with the original boot lock

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    Re: 5tox mk1 escort restoration project

    I wouldn't bother with pins personally...

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