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    Glen's RS2000 mk2

    Evening all,
    Next one is Glen's very sorry looking RS2000,
    Plan is is to start with the front, It needs a fair amount of work, a few pics to set the tone....







    Let's get started with the first of many holes,

    Fixed,

    On to the otherside,


    Even had to make a new bit for the heater shroud,

    New bubble spot welded on,


    The lower lip/bulkhead needed a repair,


    With the bulkhead repaired it's time to remove this bit,

    First trial fit,


    So there we go, first update with plenty more to come!
    Thanks for looking,
    Cheers,
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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    Some great work going on there , is it going back to standard ?

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    these new panels are making a huge difference to the speed of the resto's

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    Lovely work! Well done!
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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    Evenin all,
    Time for some more!
    Before I could weld the inner wing had to make a repair plate for the front of the chassis leg,


    Inner wing spot welded on,


    A slightly different approach is req for the drivers side as the leg is shot and plated to death,

    Trial fit of the new to this car chassis leg and inner wing,


    All looking good so far, have started to mock the front end panels up prior to welding to see how every thing fits,

    Thanks for looking and the coments, more tomorrow,
    Cheers,
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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    Is this all with the new spot welder James??

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    cheers James!!! just buzzin

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    Looking good mate, pleasure to watch your Resto's .
    Them half floors I had maybe up for sale, make an offer and I'll speak with the new owner of my Rs. He's ordered a full floor and tunnel for it.

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    Hello everyone,
    A over due update!
    Got the Rs bits in the bottom of the towers and the finisher welded back on,

    Inner front panels welded in,


    Front panel on,

    Trial fit of wing to check gaps,


    Glen is coming down next week to discuss the next stage as untill we do the spalsh panels and floors I cant put the wings on, so on hold for now.
    Thanks for looking,
    Cheers,
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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    excellent work, looking much better.

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    cheers James see ya wednesday ,got some prezzies for the car

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    James, top work as always mate


    Old skool forever
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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    Evening all,
    A little update on this, Glen popped down with some more panels for the O/S.
    Floor was a bit of a patch work quilt!


    Hole time!


    Trial fitted,


    A pillar repaired,


    Sill welded on,


    Splash panel and front of floor repaired,

    Centre chassis leg and seat X member spot welded in, a few pics with some etch brushed on,



    So there we go, looking a bit better this side!
    Thanks for looking,
    Cheers,
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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    Not bad I suppose!!!! ha ha


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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    cheers james, can't wait to see it in the flesh. need to get the rs2000 speedo bracket fitted does anyone have a template or measurements

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    Evening all,
    time for another update,
    Following on from last time, the floor was pretty peachy on the N/S, so out it came,


    New Express half floor,


    A pillar repaired,

    This bit next, a lot of crappy repairs before, bugger!

    New spalsh panel and a repair to the footwell which was a pain in the arse as it curves both ways,

    Old sill off,

    New one spot welded on,


    Centre chassis leg in,

    Seat X member in,

    While the spot welder was out thought it would be rude not to spot the RS top on!

    Thanks for looking,
    Cheers,
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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    amazing work...again

    I always wonder, how many cars (projects) and how many employees you have? The amount of work you guys put forward (proper english?) in such a short time is amazing
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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    Nice work ,What model spot welder you using?
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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    Hi,
    Thanks for the comments,
    It's me by myself, work some bloody long hours!
    I have had a few spot welders over the last few years, gradually improving as money allows, all been proper jobs, but the latest one is a 9000 amp wielander and schill invertor job, it's still insurance approved, probably the must expensive bit of kit in the workshop, but hey ho!
    Cheers,
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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    cheers james, hoping to get down to see the car before xmas and plan the next move.

    cheers again,glen

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    Looking good

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    lovely work there james
    talent man .
    u no ur stuff on the oldfords .u will be busy all the time am sure
    keep up the good work.

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    IMG_4045.jpeg

    just wanted to say, many thanks to James at South West Restos, all bodywork is now finished on my car this saturday.

    just need to collect it and move to the next stage getting it painted.

    cheeRS Jim


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    Been a very time since July 2014 but life and all its obstacles get in the way, but decided this years resolution was get this project back up and running.

    Car needs to be stripped of all paint, filler underseal and last bits of rust before going for new paint. car was collected by Enirvo-Strip last week.

    RS2000 picture 9.2.18 number (10).jpgRS2000 picture 9.2.18 number (9).jpg

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    was this car ever registered in portalbot / swansea area ?

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    I'll be interested in seeing what you think of Envirostrip. I was thinking of using them for a project of mine.

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    wow,blast from the past,i nearly bought this in the early 80s,used to belong to jimmy brownlee,does it still have the gp1 engine

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    Quote Originally Posted by turbospud View Post
    wow,blast from the past,i nearly bought this in the early 80s,used to belong to jimmy brownlee,does it still have the gp1 engine

    Blimey, I've gone through the DVLA ownership records tonight and your right apparently it was owned by the very same person in 1982. Group 1 engine wasn't available when i got the car, I wish it still had, I would definetly be smiling now, however interestly my plan is to go back to group 1 spec with slight twist including IDF throttle bodies.

    if you have any more past info this would much appreciated.

    many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeRS View Post
    I'll be interested in seeing what you think of Envirostrip. I was thinking of using them for a project of mine.
    yes, will let you know and keep this thread updated with pic's. didn't fancy acid dipping due to hearing many problems with acid bleeding through the joints/seams long after the dipping process.

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    Quote Originally Posted by alladdin View Post
    was this car ever registered in portalbot / swansea area ?
    yes apparently the car has spent most of its life in Wales around that area but was first registered in Scotland.

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    since you have read the records , was it owned by a chap called Andrew ??? about 15 years ago ? if so i am the git that stripped it and sold on the rolling shell

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    yep records state a Mr Andrew ?? disposal date/change of ownership 1/5/2006

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    andrew was his first name baglan maybe. i purchased it from workmate if its him ? i still have the sump and stainless system if it is ..........

    edit - you didnt mean a mr andrew so did i register it next , m.w. ? or chap in barry i sold to
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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    Initials are A.V.J
    address was in Neath

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    For clarity

    Keeper 7 Mr A.V.J
    Date of acquisition 29.12.1995 Date of disposal 1.5.06

    Keeper 8 Mr M.W.W
    Date of acquisition 1.5.06 Date of disposal 9.10.06

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    so i did officially own it , what a small world these escorts travel in.

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    Quote Originally Posted by rustyshell View Post
    Blimey, I've gone through the DVLA ownership records tonight and your right apparently it was owned by the very same person in 1982. Group 1 engine wasn't available when i got the car, I wish it still had, I would definetly be smiling now, however interestly my plan is to go back to group 1 spec with slight twist including IDF throttle bodies.

    if you have any more past info this would much appreciated.

    many thanks
    alex thom owned it before jimmy,i could not afford to buy it off him as it was so new,it was a frews of perth registered car,red,brown interior,black vinyl roof,gp1 engine which was fitted at frews as an after accessory.
    had many evenings tearing around the lanes here,either in front or behind it
    was one of the tidest cars back then,jimmy got it after he wrote of his black rs2, barrel rolled that one into a field.
    on sad note,jimmy died young a few years ago from of all things, food poisoning

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    Thanks for this info.

    Your right Alex Thomas Mechanical Engineering first registered owner, so possible company car?.

    Still have the brown Recaro interior was thinking about going with recovering in black beta cloth, now in two minds now may possibly recover with brown beta.

    Also right about the roof having vinyl however, I got the roof panel changed due to crap attempt at infilling the sunroof opening with a flat piece of steel.

    Once again this info greatly welcomed any extra details/pictures would be appreciated.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Glen's RS2000 mk2

    it was alex thomas own car,hence the number plate,he ran birkhill autopoint which was like a scottish version of mike youngs rs center,i think he was ex ford sales before he set up on his own
    dont think it had a sunroof at that time must have been fitted later
    im sure that car is 1980 registered on a v which would be brown interior thats the way i would restore it
    only mods i can remember were the gp1 exhaust system and rear bilsteins
    pictures would have been a possibility if jimmy had still been alive as he was right into his cars and would have kept loads of them,the rs2 was only going to be sold as he had bought an audi quattro turbo also in red,one of the first around here.
    i think alex thomas took it back but dont know where it went after that

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