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2014/11/07 23:09:12 (permalink)
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RS PROJECT CAR

Hi All,
I have finished my car and will try to upload pics of the build- haven't got the hang of providing thumbnail sized pics so will try now . See what happens......
Well got some pics up so hope they show up all right. My car had been stolen while my younger brother owned it , as well as blowing the engine they kicked the sh... out of it. Got the car shot blasted and got started . Had to setup carport under the house as spray booth and got a coat of primer on it to protect metal. Smoothed over engine bay and deleted the false fuel cap - too much rust to deal with so got cut out. No ducks bum spoiler and de-badged the boot except for ford letters. Apparently sheets of bog came off with the blasting -D/S RS decal was a sheet by itself. My mate was a panel beater so only thin smears of filler on car as panels get straightened. Had to heat quench D/S  rear quarters to get bottom body line back. More to come.....
Len

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    Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2014/11/08 15:30:09 (permalink)
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    Nice,
    more pics being uploaded is an  appropriate way to spend your time!.....
     
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    Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2014/11/09 14:34:59 (permalink)
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    Nice to see some pics of the car Len, keep up the good work.......
    Cheers Drew.....

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    Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2014/11/09 22:46:28 (permalink)
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    Hi All, Thanks for the comments - even tho this build is being shown in reverse! My car was originally yellow but I decided that it would be done in diamond white with silver trim and the interior would be black with chrome/silver highlights , so you will see this theme carried thru on the pics to follow. For the engine bay the trim was to be Metallic blue with rotors and other pieces to be the same . Tried to get VHT metallic paint but wasn't yet available . We had a little Suzuki in metallic blue so went with that shade instead.

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    Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2014/11/13 22:47:22 (permalink)
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    For those who like their escorts unmolested -DONT LOOK!  Yes - I cut slots in the bonnet for the EL vents to get cooling in the engine bay and cut openings in the guards to fit BA side repeaters. Also opened the bars in the grill to increase the airflow to the radiator ( 3 core) for more cooling. Also hooked up a hose from the opening in the front valance to a hole in the engine bay on the D/S inner guard. The heat and humidity up here cooks everything- don't want my engine to be on the list!

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    Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2014/11/14 08:48:52 (permalink)
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    Please tell us the booster bracket, cross member, rack, brake pipes, clutch cable etc arent going to stay white ... 

    Make it go FASTER!
     
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    Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2014/11/14 09:35:08 (permalink)
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    Pretty much-brake pipes and clutch cable were changed. The whole car is colour coded white-bumpers, grill etc ...
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    Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2014/11/14 21:18:38 (permalink)
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    I remember when it was the height of fashion to have everything painted white.

    WTB: Recaro seat - any condition considered
     
     
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    Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2014/11/15 15:54:58 (permalink)
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    All the early Falcons of the day, which I was more familiar with ( my brother had an XW GT replica) had all white engine bays and underpinnings. I really couldn't decide on any other color as an alternative. Townsville is the UV capital of the world- the weather bureau here has a scale ( like the Richter scale ) up to 15- daily readings in summer are regularly 13 or 14 and just suck the life out of your paintwork- hence no blackouts on the car, they just fade and go flat. My paintjob is done in 2 pac with clear over with added anti- UV stabilisers.

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    Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2014/11/16 23:42:32 (permalink)
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    While bodywork was going on got busy with redoing stuff underneath -front struts , brakes , diff and fuel tank, patching spare wheel well, new section on the front inner guard splash plates....

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    Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2014/11/17 19:24:35 (permalink)
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    Very nice , should be a good toy when you are done.
    Good luck with it.

    What you think about, you bring about.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoPEt3rDSSE
    "If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti
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    Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2014/12/01 23:52:50 (permalink)
    +1 (1)
    More pics.......

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    Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2014/12/02 00:23:19 (permalink)
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    The interior was stripped and cleaned, painted and resomat put in. Cabling for stereo run into boot and gauges white faced, checked and tested. Used BA Falcon interior light to replace original.

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    Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2014/12/07 20:48:59 (permalink)
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    Great to see an RS getting some love.  It's not exactly to my taste, but it's not mine so it doesn't matter.
     
    Well done to you for giving the old girl some love, and not being afraid to mix some old with new.
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    Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2015/01/01 22:41:11 (permalink)
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    More interior work going on... Stripped and rebuilt heater fan unit and controls, new decal for it. Bought and fitted clutch fork cover from Peter M had to wrap headers to protect it as well, heatproof sheath for the speedo cable. Fitted carpets with slight mods for the handbrake lever- had to centralize it on the tunnel to suit the twin handbrake system with the focus rear brakes. Had to get a local brake shop to shorten them and refit the ends made up a connector to fit original handbrake attachment. Had the glass tinted and fitted with all new rubbers. More pics soon.  Len

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