Re: Siggy's Mk1 Escort project underway....finally
Matt you're absolutely right- i am due for an update.
Over the past few months life and work took priority. I'm an engineer working on Melbourne's largest current rolling stock project and deadlines started popping up and consuming my time.
So, the car - or Harrison as he is known to my mates.
I have now stripped the car to a bare shell. All mechanicals including the engine, fuel, complete driveline and front and rear suspension was sold off over a 2 month period.
There is no turning back.
I have mounted the shell on a rotisserie acquired from Rolloverjigs in the UK (i have my own thoughts on some elementary design flaws, which required chopping, welding and redrilling on my behalf to simply make it work. Feel free to probe me on that one).
Next step: Removal of paint. Here is where im hoping some experienced folks can chime in.
I'm trying to decide on either media/soda blasting or acid dipping.
What experience have people had?
I will then get it etch primed, then begin addressing the rust, followed by the rest of my welding/seam brazing.
This is a 3-4 year project, and hence im really trying to spend the time to do it all right.
Though my updates to work done may be sporadic, i do read posts on this forum very regularly. So your comments, questions and suggestions are noticed :)