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2016/01/10 13:54:15 (permalink)
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Matt's Group 2 Zakspeed Replica Build

Hi Guys,

So I'm now gona build my all time favourite Escort.

I've wanted one of these since i was 16 so as i've just turned 40 the time is now.

I've started off with a complete mk2 2door and she's all but stripped now.

The finreglass body kit has been ordered and on its way from the UK from old ford autos.

All work is being done by Sandy Bowman at Bowman Motorsports of Aussie Racer fame inc paint panel and roll cage etc..

I'm super pumped and will update this as the project develops.

Few pics of when i grabbed the shell and when it's been pulled apart.

The plan is to use the running gear from my current 4 door in the new car.

Cheers,

Matt
post edited by Matt75 - 2016/01/10 14:04:24

 
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    Matt75
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    Re: Matt's Group 2 Zakspeed Replica Build 2016/01/10 13:59:01 (permalink)
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    Here's the caras I picked it up

    Cheers

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    post edited by Matt75 - 2016/01/13 23:41:07

     
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    Re: Matt's Group 2 Zakspeed Replica Build 2016/01/13 23:43:59 (permalink)
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    Here it is after stripping.  Not too much rust which is good
     
    Matt
     



     

     
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    Re: Matt's Group 2 Zakspeed Replica Build 2016/01/13 23:45:43 (permalink)
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    Here's the body kit
     

     

     
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    Re: Matt's Group 2 Zakspeed Replica Build 2016/01/14 11:02:27 (permalink)
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    I'm keenly watching this one. A Mk2 with that kit on it is going to look fantastic! Keep the updates and pics coming please :)
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    Re: Matt's Group 2 Zakspeed Replica Build 2016/01/14 20:51:30 (permalink)
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    Exciting stuff Matt!. This will turn a few heads when done :D
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    Re: Matt's Group 2 Zakspeed Replica Build 2016/01/14 22:37:00 (permalink)
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    Thanks Guys,
     
    The plan is to make a replica of this right down to the same livery and colors.
     
    I'm not sure about the rear spoiler whether I want the big monster or just the normal rubber one,
     
    Matt

     
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    Re: Matt's Group 2 Zakspeed Replica Build 2016/01/14 22:40:58 (permalink)
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    I've looked into BBS replicas from Image wheels 

     
    But at $3500AUD delivered I can't justify the cost so will be looking at other options even though I'd love this to look period correct as much as possible.
     
    Thinking something like this

     
    Or this
     

     
     
     
    post edited by Matt75 - 2016/01/14 22:48:32

     
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    Re: Matt's Group 2 Zakspeed Replica Build 2016/01/14 22:46:37 (permalink)
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    I've picked up some Brembos to fill out the larger wheels 
     
    I'l be going 305mm rotors from a Peugeot so just to malke a bracket and it's all sorted.
     
    Before 


     
    After


     
     
     

     
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    Re: Matt's Group 2 Zakspeed Replica Build 2016/01/15 23:13:49 (permalink)
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    Nice stoppers! My vote for wheels is the image wheels look. Im sure there are others which look similar which aren't so expensive??

    So how are you going to get the right 8500+rpm sound? F20C+itb's? nudge nudge ;)
     
    Here's some inspiration.. 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmeuMbReSHM
     
     
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    Re: Matt's Group 2 Zakspeed Replica Build 2016/01/16 00:09:07 (permalink)
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    Lol. I've got a pinto being built around 120rwkw nearly ready but in time probably turbo duratec down the track

     
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    Re: Matt's Group 2 Zakspeed Replica Build 2016/01/16 08:02:12 (permalink)
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    Just remembered I came across these wheels... Kind of that mix of old and new.
    I'd assume would cost a small mortgage though.
     

     
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    Re: Matt's Group 2 Zakspeed Replica Build 2016/01/16 13:30:38 (permalink)
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    I don't hate that.

     
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    Re: Matt's Group 2 Zakspeed Replica Build 2016/01/20 17:26:12 (permalink)
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    Body Kit has arrived. I'm really impressed by the quality and the fit on the car seems fine.
     
    It will just be screwed on as this won't be a show car.  The front spoiler will be removable to ensure I don't lose it getting it on and off a trailer.
     
    The pics are crap but I'll get some more up in time.
     
    Roll cage steel has been ordered so things show start to more rapidly soon.
     
    Cheers
     
    Matt




     

     
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    Re: Matt's Group 2 Zakspeed Replica Build 2016/01/23 07:46:16 (permalink)
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    Are you using brembo rears? You'll need the relevant baking plate with internal handbrake or a single clamp type, it's a tricky one tho subject to the diff you use, i have a spare set of CT9A rears

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