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2017/09/17 17:05:01 (permalink)
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my 1980 windowless 2lr MK 2 escort van, that i got in 2010

considering photobucket stuffed up my last tread by withdrawing my pictures, and I can't afford to pay $400 a year to keep them going, So ill do it all again here, please bare with me as i transfer all the info over and find the correct pic for each section 
 
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29-08-2011
 
Hi guys. in this post ill be adding new pictures of work as i do them.

this is how I got the van on 17/9/2010 had major holes cut in the floor where the rust was and in badly painted undercoat and was not going, the fuel line was melted on the extractors, and needed the front end rebuild badly and oil leaks everywhere
 

 
These first few pics shows that I started sanding the undercoat back to the original blue colour and sprayed a guard out of a spray can to choose a colour, and im going with the red, its a Ford period colour "hurmtage" i think its called

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    Re: my 1980 windowless 2lr MK 2 escort van, that i got in 2010 2017/09/17 17:07:09 (permalink)
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    firstly I'm rebuilding the front suspension, (I've completely pulled the struts apart out of my spare van so I still could drive around while I rebuild these for the van I'm doing) and got each part sand blasted and then powder-coated, everything in gloss black apart from the coil springs of cause which were done blue

    also I've put in new Pedders shocks, new bearings, new rotors, new sport pads

    new Clubman Quick rack 2.9 ratio and tie rod ends thanks to Stephen at Smaka performance 0413 389 332

    These first four pic's shows before the rebuild
        
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    Re: my 1980 windowless 2lr MK 2 escort van, that i got in 2010 2017/09/17 18:01:32 (permalink)
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    29-08-2011
     
    here is the old right hand strut already taken out of the van

     
     
    These pictures below shows the difference from before and after being striped and powder-coated plus new Pedders shock inserted

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    Re: my 1980 windowless 2lr MK 2 escort van, that i got in 2010 2017/09/17 18:14:14 (permalink)
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    08-09-2011
     
    Here's a up date on the progress on the suspension work, as you can see I've cleaned and degreased the wheel well and sanded it down with a scotchbite pad and then sprayed it with under-body paint and installed the new braided brake line

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    Re: my 1980 windowless 2lr MK 2 escort van, that i got in 2010 2017/09/17 19:23:23 (permalink)
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    06-10-2011
     
    sorry guys, haven't been adding new pic's lately, been busy painting the driver side of the engine bay while i had the strut out

    here is a before and after shot of the engine bay,not enough room in the garage to do the whole lot in one go
     


     
    rocker cover painted blue and AccuSpark Ford Pinto Ignition Pack with red see through dizzy cap fitted 

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    Re: my 1980 windowless 2lr MK 2 escort van, that i got in 2010 2017/09/17 20:18:50 (permalink)
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    interesting way of doing a respray Griezy.but it looks good.
    Are you spraying using a gun, or just a rattle can?
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    Re: my 1980 windowless 2lr MK 2 escort van, that i got in 2010 2017/09/17 20:21:51 (permalink)
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    06-10-2011
     
    finally I've got the new strut in plus the new rotor and hub painted and new sport pads in the newly painted caliper

     
    actually found some NOS genuine Ford lower control arms

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    Re: my 1980 windowless 2lr MK 2 escort van, that i got in 2010 2017/09/17 20:30:47 (permalink)
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    22-02-2012
     
    thought to put a update on, I've now installed the quick rack from Stephen Mckay "smcka" and installed the powdercoated sway bar and new bushes for them

     
    cleaned and sanded the passenger side wheel arch and painted it with underbody paint

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    Re: my 1980 windowless 2lr MK 2 escort van, that i got in 2010 2017/09/17 20:36:18 (permalink)
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    interesting way of doing a respray Griezy.but it looks good.
    Are you spraying using a gun, or just a rattle can?


    i was going to spray the whole thing by air compressor but it s@#t it self so i did it by cans but did it to early in the morning and came up milky now has water blisters 




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    Re: my 1980 windowless 2lr MK 2 escort van, that i got in 2010 2017/09/17 20:55:16 (permalink)
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    filled some dents in the front panel and fibre glassed the corner of the passenger guard for now, have a good replacement guard that ill put on at another date

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    Re: my 1980 windowless 2lr MK 2 escort van, that i got in 2010 2017/09/17 21:07:26 (permalink)
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    06-03-2012
     
    here are some pictures of the van as it stand today,when i got it it did not have any interior at all,

     
    need to have some good weather to start work on the paint on the body, only rust it has is about 5cm long by 1cm wide on the passenger side bottom back side of the wheel arch
     
     
    I've put rally pack front chrome bars on and the chrome hubcaps and wheel trim on the saab 15in chasser rims plus modified a XR falcon chrome fuel spill tray to fit on as well

    thought i would have it completely painted by now but we didnt have a summer here this year, been so miserable


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    Re: my 1980 windowless 2lr MK 2 escort van, that i got in 2010 2017/09/17 21:12:59 (permalink)
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    08-08-2012
     
    haven't posted anything for awhile, the car gave me the ****s so i left it for a while, after all the work ive done on the suspension, one of the new shocks i bought of ebay is faulty making the car bounce all over the place while drive, its quite unbearable

    anyways just started taking the strut out once again damaging the powder coating  trying to seperate the ball joints
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    Re: my 1980 windowless 2lr MK 2 escort van, that i got in 2010 2017/09/17 21:22:39 (permalink)
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    08-08-2012
     
    I've recently bought brand new classic four spoke dragways for the girl with BF Goodrich tyres, looks awesome, also added original stile ford driving light with NOS spot light brackets

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    Re: my 1980 windowless 2lr MK 2 escort van, that i got in 2010 2017/09/17 21:27:37 (permalink)
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    27-11-2012
     
    new custom made 1000mm SunDowner decal in Sandman design for the back doors for when i paint the doors
     

     
    Plus custom made spot light covers imported from England
     

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    Re: my 1980 windowless 2lr MK 2 escort van, that i got in 2010 2017/09/17 21:33:16 (permalink)
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    custom driving lights covers now on the van plus NOS headlight protectors which needed cutting some of the bottom lip of them and cut a grove at the bottom of the grille to make them sit flush 

     
    custom made sundowner side panel decal fitted

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