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Hot!MK1 Mexico replica

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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2018/12/15 19:41:11 (permalink)
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Have you got a proper list of stuff that was stolen?  The small ford community is pretty small and some of those things, especially the cossie, is going to stand out. Post some pics and up, or list engine numbers? You're best bet is chucking it up on a few of the escort specific Facebook sites. Sounds very suss and a targeted theft???
 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2018/12/20 22:15:03 (permalink)
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So sourced another YB .
Pains me what I have had to pay for this one .
Pretty stock standard with box ,
Now just to drive 1500kms to collect. 
Sometimes wish i had been a soccer man .... surely must be cheaper 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/01/08 20:37:10 (permalink)
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So a bit of an update : 
Engine bay is now painted . 
Boot floor is also finished and painted .
Cabin is about finished just needs a couple of coats of clear tommorow then ill start on the roll cage .
Exterior is about ready for paint so ill tackle that next weekend hopefully then i can start the build . 

 
 
 


 

 
 
 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/01/09 13:19:22 (permalink)
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Very Very tidy.  Nice work.
 
Going to be sensational.
 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/01/28 20:39:30 (permalink)
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So it may not seem like i have done much but i have probably spent another 100 hours on this body .
I keep getting it to where i think its right then find another spot im not happy with. 
A curve thats not 100% or a seam that doesnt feel right. 
Its funny doing bodywork , you can go 2 ways in my eyes .
OCD or She will be right and thatll do . 
Either way not sure which one I am but im happy and its ready for paint. 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/01/28 21:19:50 (permalink)
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If the paint job on the  exterior comes up as well as the interior that will be one sweet looking body.
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/01/28 21:31:45 (permalink)
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yep, I bet Elle McPherson wished her body looked just as perfect.
Well done Bruce, nice curves.
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/01/29 20:46:26 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, 
Been a test to decide to let someone paint the outside or do it myself but in light of not finding anyone that wants to take it on ive decided to do it myself. 
Will give the primer a week or two to harden then block it again then fingers crossed. 
I hate bodywork .....
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/02/10 20:21:51 (permalink)
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So I have finished the engine this weekend and its now ready to fit once the new crossmember turns up. 
Engine has been refreshed and dynamically balanced . 
Rods are new RS500 units and new forged pistons , new high output oil pump and head was decked .
New bearings throughout. 
This block is pretty amazing for a 1986 engine .
Cylinder diameter is 100% stock original . 
Now waiting on parts ... for a change 
 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/02/11 20:52:32 (permalink)
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Guys ,
Dont know if anyone is looking for one but this car will be for sale when its finished .
I still have a good 3 months work to finish it so plenty of time to save up and you could put your own touch to the finished car within reason. 
My next project has just arrived . 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/02/11 22:55:48 (permalink)
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What kinda project would make you sell a gem like this?
 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/02/12 19:39:42 (permalink)
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Robbie , 
Next one is a genuine type 49 mexico with proven provenance and a good rally history from the UK. 
This may not float everyones boat but Ive always been a rally fanatic , the history with this new one does it for me. 
Ill be keeping this one for myself but still intend to make these replicas which funnily enough are much more pristine then the real thing. 
I just enjoy making them . 
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/02/17 22:41:50 (permalink)
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So ive bitten the bullet . 
Shell is now off to paint at a bodyshop .
I am so nervous they will not produce what i want or the quality wont be right. 
off to find a corner to rock in .
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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/02/18 12:56:57 (permalink)
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she'll be right mate.
It will come back just like a bought one..

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Re: MK1 Mexico replica 2019/02/18 20:17:26 (permalink)
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Hope your right mate . 
Had a box of bits arrive today and chomping at the bit to get them fitted. 
 
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