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    My Mk1 escort

    Thought I'd show you my toy. I bought it 12 months ago with 12months tax and mot then I found a few rust spots.


    so I went shopping and got these.

    still got a bit to do though.

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    more pics

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    Re: My Mk1 escort

    i feel the pain another big clean up job

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    Re: My Mk1 escort

    Is it a mexico by any chance??

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    No mate 13 sport 53000 miles from new but its fitted with a 1660

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    Re: My Mk1 escort

    do you know of any cosworth engines for sale,?? i have 2 x 2.0 pinto engines but i want my mk1 to be cosworth powered plz help, r u interested in havein one of the engines,??

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    Dont look that bad...and very rare too, plus you got 2 sets of mex wings [jealous mode] , full cage, etc. If you dont mind me asking how much was it??

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    Paid 2500 for it in June last year. Bloke says he restored it then it just sat in his garage for 12 months it looked mint. It was a case of my heart ruling my head. Should of looked a lot closer one wing did'nt fit right and the laquer was more like nail varnish, you can scratch it with your finger nail. 6 months on the road and small patches of rust started to show through the paint. Hense the new panels. Wings 250 pair, front panel 45 and slam panel 90. Slam and wings are gen Ford. On the plus side it handles like a go cart and i really quick. Determind to finish this one as well usually end up selling them on as un-finished projects.

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    Mine handles like shit lol, too much body roll from the back and remoulds dont help lol! Whats happening with the old wings???

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    they need repairing at the front where they meet the front panel. I've cut repair sections from standard wings was going to do it my self but the new wings come at the right price and the right time. so I'm going to try and sell them IF I can get them off ok.

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    Lol, would probably be easier just to cut the arch section and a bit of surrounding metal and weld them in that way if the fronts are gone Let me know a price when you decide

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    Will do mate.

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    Cut the wings off now. Just got to clean up the wing rail then I can start putting her back together.






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    Not really an update as I've done nothing to it for almost a year.



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    Got these for it as well, hope the missus don't find the credit card bill





    Just got to put it all back together now, don't think I'll be ready for Classic Ford show though.
    Some more pics.


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    Re: My Mk1 escort

    Looking good! How much more do you need to do to it?

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    Not a lot really, all the welding is at the front.





    Then new rad panel, front panel and wings. Then ist ready for bubbles.
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    Re: My Mk1 escort

    Right then, finally got of my arse and started to put my car back together.

    As you can see from the last post its been a while now, but my plan is to get it ready for my 35th birthday which is in June. Been busy with the grinder and welder for the last 2 weeks which is more than I've done in the last 2 years.


    Both sides looked like this so after a bit of a search I found a pair of gen Ford rad support panels to fit.







    More pics to follow.
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    Some more pics.





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    Let my garage get in to a bit of a state over the last 12 months or so.





    So had a bit of a clear out, found the floor of my car again
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    Oops forgot the pics.



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    Re: My Mk1 escort

    Good to see some progress.
    Funny how these things seem to be a series of mad spurts of activity with long spells of complete inactivity in between.
    Starting to look like a car again.

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    look smart mate. keep up the work be nice to see more pictures soon
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    Put the shell on a roll over jig so I can clean all the crap off.



    Back at work next week so work will be reduced to weekends again

    Got one more day on it so kicking the wife and kids out for some uninterupted garage time
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    Pisses me off that poeple use a love of cars to make a quick buck. looks like your doing a grand job of sorting it out. as for the wheels I like them polished but is alot of man hours to keep them looking good, not being funny but you sound the sort of bloke whos not going to spend every day cleaning his car and polishing his wheels (nor me), so I would have them diamond cut and laquered(like mine). one more thing they look like the 7 1/2 inchers if they are you have to change the axle for a angila one to get them under standerd arches. Good luck with it all hope to see you out and about soon, looking good, keep on posting the pics mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trig View Post
    Pisses me off that poeple use a love of cars to make a quick buck.
    I know what you mean, look what I found under the sill.

    Before



    After




    Not best pleased, but when I saw the quality of the work at the front I thought I'd better get some new sills just incase.

    The worst bit is that who ever put the sills on just hammered the old ones in to get the new ones to fit
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    ohh thats abit nasty abit of time and abit of effort you should have it done in no time

    My sills where no better but all sorted and solid now
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