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Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2017/04/03 09:37:27 (permalink)
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Nice work Len, as always thinking outside of the circle with the re-purposing of parts.
I did think of you and the car with the cyclone coming, happy all's turned out good on your end.
Cheers Drew

GT Cortina Project "The Ugly Duckling"
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Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2017/04/03 11:25:34 (permalink)
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That's a great idea Len, I'm gonna add that to the 'to do list'.
 
My cars previous owner added some 6x 9' into the parcel tray.
They sound great actually, but he did it using a can opener and it looks shocking every time you open the boot.
 
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Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2017/04/03 21:34:13 (permalink)
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Exactly, Deano.  I have 6x9's in my rear shelf, the holes are reasonably neat but still have the base of the speakers and wiring sticking through, looks ugly.  Len
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Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2018/01/26 16:03:04 (permalink)
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Got some pics of my boot install, some tweaks to make it fit a bit better, got some tips  on how from a guy at a car show this morning.  Doing a fill-in panel for around the fuel inlet cover and latch is a pain!  Len

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Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2018/01/31 11:40:07 (permalink)
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Looking tidy NQRS, it's always good to see people coming up with new ideas.
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Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2018/05/20 21:36:13 (permalink)
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Hi All,
Well, I've finally done it- my C pillar trims finally finished and installed.  Some of you may remember that I've been holding on to them for a while as regards getting fibreglass moulds done, which proved to be not financially viable.  I decided to try and incorporate the rear OEM mounting lugs, so after careful measuring cutting and and bonding did a trial fit in the RS.  After several fruitless attempts I gave up.  Either the thickness of the material, a slightly different shape and the inflexibility of the 'glass all combined, I couldn't get the lugs and mounting holes to mate up.  So back to mounting as motor sport ones.  I decided to upholster the trims in the same vinyl used for my hood lining, so off to the trimmer who luckily managed to find the last remnant of this material in his scrap heap , as he was changing suppliers, and got it for nix  If you decide to trim in material, much easier, stretching the vinyl around the tight little curves where it fits against the parcel shelf was a paaaaain!.  Anyhow, the holes drilled for the seatbelt mounting plates and the top fixing screw and prise open the window rubbers to insert the leading edge of the trim, push into place and bolt in seatbelt plate and everything is held snugly in place.  Paul, of you're still wanting trims, Google Gumtree for  " Escort " in the Brisbane area +250KM and you will see adds for glass bonnets, arches, etc. _ the company is Repliglass, I'm pretty sure - they do 2 door Mk2 Escort C pillar trims but a bit xxsc- about $180- the same as getting the ones from Ireland and probably motor sport ones- they didnt have a picture. Cheers, Len

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Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2018/05/20 22:26:26 (permalink)
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Nice looking car Len . 
Have you any shots showing the full car with the stripes ?  
Bruce
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Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2018/05/20 22:51:38 (permalink)
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Looks good Len. I have a genuine pair which I will either paint or trim so all good 👍

Cheers

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Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2018/05/21 21:45:26 (permalink)
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Hi Bonus,
If you look at the top of the opening page of the forum, you will see a ratty yellow primered MK2 with the thread " RS Project ".  That is the build thread for the RS, look on page 3, will see stripes on body, bonnet etc. Cheers, Len
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Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2018/08/02 21:54:34 (permalink)
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Hi All,
For those who have read my thread you will have heard me mention about gas struts for the bonnet - well, they are finaaaaally a reality.  After turning one set of hinges into swiss cheese trying to get a setup to work and and scouring the internet looking at different designs- found a setup on- dare I say it- an EH Holden which looked like it would work.  Using holey hinges with a mock up set of brackets ( Cardboard Aid Design, of course ) got the local gas strut guy to come and check it out and got confirmation it would work. Club car show is 2 weeks away so pressure is on to get brackets made- me and a grinder ?? 3 modifications to get around the ribs and offset angle of the bottom hinge plate, a little more tweaking on the final fit , some paint and installed, along with finishing the boot install 1 day before the show. I dunno, always seem to get these silly schedules to meet..

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Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2018/08/02 22:36:02 (permalink)
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you're a craftsman Len, looks like it was mean to be  there.
Good on you for the perseverance.
 
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Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2019/05/06 08:01:56 (permalink)
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Can't wait to see how it turns out. 
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Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2020/04/20 21:49:13 (permalink)
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Hi All,
Finally getting around to refurbishing my RS 3 spoke wheel.
The rim rubber is still firmly attached but looking ratty so have decided to do a leather wrap to match the new paintwork in black. Seem to recall that someone did the same but can't find the post. Not having a lot of luck find a kit online or getting a suitably sized piece of leather to make my own- any leads appreciated. Main problem seems to be the length-1.2M for the circumference of the wheel and wide enough to cover the spokes joining the rim.  Scored a new badge for the centre- right size and style and at least got plenty of vinyl to do a template.
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Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2020/04/21 12:28:03 (permalink)
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Hi Len,
I added a leather rim to by boat stainless steering wheel, I'll see if I can find some photos.
Not the same exactly, but similar theory. I got some 'second' leather hide from a local tanner, and needed a strip around 80mm x a good 1.5M. If you have a decent sewing machine ( I have an industrial mc), you can fold the hide lengthwise and sew it without any thread, using the largest needle you have, just to put in the matching needle holes down each side. Use some nylon upholsteres thread, sew both ends together, making it tight to stretch over the circumfrence. Then stitch it using 2 needles in the cross pattern (plenty of youtubes on stitching this).I used red thread which looked good, very bling. Since my wheel was stainless, the hide would move around, so some thin doubled sided tape was useful to hold it in place first.
A bit of time and she'll come up a treat.
Let me know if you have a spare 3 spoke wheel taking up too much time in your shed that you dont need
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Re: RS PROJECT CAR 2020/04/21 13:17:48 (permalink)
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I had my wheel redone in leather, its awesome and im so glad i had it done. The wheel before hand was missing its cover and was in bad need of repair.

Unfortunately i bit the bullet and had a professional do the job, not cheap.

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