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    just found a pic of my little baby for you all. sorry it looks so tatty but she is getting some new panels and a full respray shortly. the photo was taken a couple of months after i bought the car and all i had done way a complete ovehaul of the brakes with new disks,pads/shoes,calipers and stainless flexi hoses and i had just swapped the auto box for a type 9 5 speed

    http://www.omj624p.co.uk/pictures follow this link and look for the pics of stanford hall 2004 seoc day mine is the 4dr ghia in oyster gold and grey primer

    since the photo i have fitted h4 round headlamps, mexico front and rear spoilers and lowered the car 1 1/2" allround on adjustable dampers and a full set of poly bushes

    will post more pics for you all during the zetec transplant and bodywork stages

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    ah yes thats the kiddy

    she doesnt look too nice does she? but she is very solid and the extra doors are handy for mates/little uns!

    cheers guys

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    I remember seeing that car , good ol 4 door

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    how can you not remember! the stick i got that day! blokes askin y the hell i had even brought it there in the first place!!

    but when asked where their cars were they said they were back in the garages cos they looked even worse

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    I am always happy to see cars like that at Stanford Hall - good on you for bringing it. SEOC isn't just about 'finished' cars.

    I trust you will be there again this year?

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    that depends on wether the old girl gets finished in time! hopefully she will be finished in time for FES so fingers crossed yea

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    I bet we have all had cars in that state at one time or another!! mines still on me roll over jig ! at least u made it in yours!!! good on ya and i say bollox to those who poo poo ya!!
    now off me soap box
    like to see more pics of how she is now if ya got any!!
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    how can you not remember! the stick i got that day! blokes askin y the hell i had even brought it there in the first place!!

    but when asked where their cars were they said they were back in the garages cos they looked even worse

    I think the word is jealousy. My advice would be too take all their words with a pinch of salt and drive home with a on your face.

    There was a post recently on the AVO Owners Club website by a Mexico owner who on attending his first National Day had a very negative experience via comments made by some visitors and was considering not renewing his membership.

    Perhaps they were from the same clan as the people who spoke to you? It was not even established weather or not they were club members.

    I suppose you have to allow for the fact that there are all sorts of people in life and just because they all like Esocrts doesn't make them nice people --- unfortunatley.

    Good luck with the car and don't forget the pictures because WE LIKE PICTURES

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    Aye, sod the perfectionists, Get it driven

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    dont let it bother you m8 - long as your happy thats all that matters, just have fun driving her - look forward to seeing some more pics

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    cheers guys really encouraging to hear

    and i do enjoy driving her, sometimes enthusiasticly, well what are wet roundabouts really for?

    i suppose you want me to go out and buy a digi cam now dont you? well im looking into it

    but good news my boss ok'd me taking her into work and doing the panel work there and get it sprayed there too

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    Quality nice one matey, Its not just about shiny rs escorts. Well done for saving it Will make a really nice car when sorted. A spray job will make all the difference im sure. Heres a pic i rarely show, thats is what 34 yo silver paint looks like.

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    Have a look here at my 4 door transformation - it's like 2 very different cars.....

    http://www.omj624p.co.uk/way-pictures.htm (Dont forget page 2 )

    I think I paid about 500ish for the respray.

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    howdy jimmer

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    save nice motor that, looks sweet. your right about a respray making all the difference shiny paint just tops it off.

    i really did save it too, 6 months previous to me buying it it was laid up in a farm yard and ragged about by some lads in wales. it was such a sorry state but even washing it made it look like new, lol

    omj that really is a transformation, looks really nice mate a rreal inspiration thanks. that sounds expensive for a respray to me!!! lol mine will only cost materials, but then again i do work in an accident repair centre

    hey up danny, nice to hear from ya! hows life treating you at the min? and what is that in your sig??? lol

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