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Hot!1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door

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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2013/09/15 09:57:08 (permalink)
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Great work bud.
 
Where did you get the cage from and was there much involved in fitting it?
 
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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2013/09/16 03:54:59 (permalink)
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The cage was supplied by Bond Roll bars here in Sydney. It fit really well and wasn't too hard to install. They were very helpful giving plenty of instructions on how to install it.
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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2013/09/28 16:16:19 (permalink)
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I did my very first track day last weekend and had a blast. Can't wait to do more.



 
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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2014/03/04 20:55:33 (permalink)
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Here's what we've been up to with this over the last couple of months.
After the track day it was decided to pull the interior so the cage could be painted. All the sound deadener was scraped off the floor, it was in good condition and only needed a couple of small rust spots fixed.
 

 
The most time consuming part of painting, masking up!

 
All painted Monza Red

 
More masking and the cage is painted black.

 
The plastic chrome trim around the windows wasn't the best so it was all removed and painted. The rear got some attention too. And more masking!!!



 
I made up some alloy door trims, painted them black too and put it all back together.



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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2014/03/04 21:01:23 (permalink)
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Looks great 80ESKY!
The prepwork can sometimes be enough to put you off doing the painting in the first place.
 
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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2014/03/04 22:12:14 (permalink)
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Looking good!
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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2014/03/11 20:24:24 (permalink)
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Hey mate what are your door trims made out of I'm looking at making some temporary ones for now
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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2014/03/11 20:44:19 (permalink)
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They're sheet aluminium, 1.5mm from memory
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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2014/04/22 19:15:37 (permalink)
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A couple of little changes including a set of functional bonnet vents.
 
Some GT style bonnet pins.

 
And the front looks a whole lot better now!

 

 
And the car is off to have its new driveline installed. It should look a little different in a couple of months time.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2014/04/23 08:48:42 (permalink)
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Looking great mate.  
 
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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2014/05/25 20:40:49 (permalink)
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When I first got the car the drivers door was a little damaged so spent the weekend fixing that before it's off the road undergoing it's driveline mods.

 
It was actually worse than this when I first got the car, but a little panel beating made it more presentable. This time it was back to bare metal and beaten a little more to get most of if straight. A small skim of filler and its ready for primer.



 
On with the Monza Red and the colour match is again surprisingly good. I'll let it cure for a couple of weeks before it gets buffed and looking like new again.
 


 
 
 
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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2014/05/26 19:30:46 (permalink)
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Your getting to be a pro with that masking mate! Cars looking great.
 

Tar's for getting there. Dirt's for racing!
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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2014/05/30 08:38:36 (permalink)
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Excellent work, looks good!
 
I'm curious to know if you are going to try & keep the NSW rego with a full cage?
 
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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2014/06/01 20:30:50 (permalink)
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That's why I went with a bolt in cage. I can take the front out and as there's no back seat can leave the back in when on the street.
 
I stay away from all the usual hang outs so as not to get hassled. Had a highway patrol car behind me recently and he didn't bat an eyelid at the car! Lucky maybe!  
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Re: 1980 MK 2 Escort - 4 Door 2014/06/02 08:28:26 (permalink)
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I've got the same cage for my MK2.
To get the front section out I had to lay back the main hoop, which meant seat removal, back stay removal & loosen main hoop floor bolts - not a quick job plus damage to cage paintwork - so now just have rear section in car.
Your main hoop is further back than mine, so that might make it easier.
 
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