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    Let Battle commence!

    After failing to sell my project, I'm now going ahead with the resto. It helps that I've just employed someone with an interest (and ability) to do this sort of work.

    Poor quality pics, sorry - taken on camera phone.

    DAY 1 !





    Will post more (better quality) as I go along.

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    Re: Let Battle commence!

    Are you getting your little helpers to help ?

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    some big moths been at that m8

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    Re: Let Battle commence!

    bloody hell, that has to be the holiest floor ive seen.

    Good luck with the resto

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    Re: Let Battle commence!

    Sharon said:
    Are you getting your little helpers to help ?
    Yep, and a few big ones too!

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    Re: Let Battle commence!

    Top stuff Cant wait to see the progress

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    Top stuff steve i did think when i saw it that it seemed a waste to give up after all the hard work getting all the panels

    If you need a hand for anything just say the word mate and il see what i can do

    Good work

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    Re: Let Battle commence!

    from the pics the inner wings dont look too bad, look forward to seeing more pics of the resto

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    Chaaarge!





    Oooh, I'm getting all excited!

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    looking good buddy

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    Got digi camera now, so better pics from now on. Still,



    This week I have mostly got ...
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    Gettin' back into it now!

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    good luck with the resto, keep the pics coming

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    Update








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    getting there m8ty

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    Re: Let Battle commence!

    I have fond memories of a similar state rebuild im working on, but dont fear mines on the rebuild stage so it can be done!!! keep up the good work and keep us updated with lots of pics
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    Re: Let Battle commence!

    Just an update. After a good start I sort of tailed off a bit (and also sacked the git who was doing it for me - long story) but after taking on a new (old) bloke who has a keen interest in old cars I'm back on track again! YIPPEE

    All the trainees are off now so with no interuptions he has replaced one drip rail, removed the front panel and rad crossmember and is well into replacing the rear arch and lower rear wing section. With a bit of luck I could well have a fair chunk of the bodywork done by the time the trainees come back on Jan 9th. I might even come in over xmas and do a bit myself!
    Latest piccies taken on camera phone.





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    Just re-read the whole thread. Where's me earlier pictures gone?

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    Lokking good mate. For some reason all the old pics of the site have dissapeared. Dont know why though

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    Re: Let Battle commence!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pitstop
    Just re-read the whole thread. Where's me earlier pictures gone?

    http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthread.php?t=96434

    I asked the same question

    I'm sure they'll be back after work on the site is sorted



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    Latest pics.









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    looking good , keep up the good work , there be more mk1 escorts on the road soon than the new shit with airbags !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Cor that new blokes a bit handy with a mig looks very very very nice welding almost a shame to have to filler over it

    Oh and nice wheels wonder where you got them




    Ps hopefully my mk2 will pass its mot next friday so il start the chore of running it in soon if you wanna see it i can pop over, show the lads at pitstop another proper car

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    Re: Let Battle commence!

    Want to come weld mine ? - Nice work

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    Nice work there.

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    nice work m8,coming along nicely

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    Re: Let Battle commence!

    Latest update - inspires by the 'overhaulin' thread!

    Front panel on and have just removed the flared arch wings from my 4 door - I had heard that 2 door and 4 door wings are different but everyone said no. I can now confirm they are! They've got a cutout for the door hinges which are bolt on on the 4 door models so a bit of messing around was required. Also, my man had to fabricate some bottom repair panels for the wings.

    I really need the space in the workshop so I'm (this year) just going to get the 2 door bodyshell repaired, filled and in primer then chuck all my bits on to get it roadworthy - the spray can come later. I'll call that phase 2 which will involve fitting the proper 6 dial dash panel and clocks, roof lining etc.



    More pictures as and when they become availible.

    p.s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitstop
    Anyone want 4 doors, free of course. I was going to offer them to Esme but there's no need now!
    I would love them, but no idea when I can pick them up.
    Esme could do with the window mechanism out of the rear nearside door. I could do with that door in particular, but don't need the mechanism.

    And best of luck getting your car done.

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    looking good there

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    If you need the space i can store the doors for dave

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    That is some sweet welding!!!!!! Keep the pics coming!

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    A few more





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    On and on she goes!

    At this rate it'll be finished in time for the sept/oct meet maybe?





    I've had the slow, slow and now it's quick, quick (hopefully not to be followed by another slow)!

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    damm is your new man like an x-ford production line worker he's s**t hot at body work oh and i could do with an rear passenger side door for the yellow car still not fixed

    keep up the good work

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    I GOT WIIIIIINGS!



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    Re: Let Battle commence!

    Nice one Steve

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    Thats really coming on Excellent work


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    Looking good

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    Latest update:

    I removed the proper 6 clock dash panel from my 4 door before it was scrapped and whilst the car was in the state it was, I fitted it to the 2 door shell. Heres the old 2 clock dash removed:



    And here's the 6 clock dash panel fitted. (No butchering of the dash to get my clocks in here).



    Also, while I was about it, I removed the gearbox mounting brackets and refitted them to take the 5 speed T9 'box, modifying the gearstick hole also. You can see from underneath that I have already replaced the floorpans (the main seam welding was done inside the car) - it looks a bit rough at the moment but it will look fine when I have dressed the welds.


    1. Trial fit the engine and 'box




    2. Cut the hole.

    3. Position the plate.

    4. The finished hole in its new position


    Just a few more shots from underneath:




    By the way, where I say 'I', I mean 'the clever old bloke that works for me'.

    Most of the metalwork is done now. It will soon be time to get out the filler. pray:

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    Good stuff steve nice to see your still plodding along

    Hope this is out for next year and on our stand at the shows

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