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Hot!Another Escort Van Project: 77 Mk2

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Re: Another Escort Van Project: 77 Mk2 2022/09/19 19:33:11 (permalink)
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Nice going deano, a shed fire is something we all dred , even small ones like yours, makes ya really think what could've happen. Glad you controlled it without panicking..
A friend of mine had his shed melt with 2x mk1 Escort coupes cooking away with nothing he could do but watch and cry. Culprit was a Makita charger so when your done, flick the switch off regardless if it's not charged.
All of my chemical tins like paint, thinners, resin etc etc are kept in a metal cabinet in another closed off part of the shed.
Those side plates look fine from here 👍, you should be happy. As with the heater bubble panel, it's up to you. If you glue it on, use some gasket maker type of silicone, good bonding but easily peeled off when needed. If you weld it on, remember to use sika joint sealer on the inside under the dash to stop any pin holes causing leaks/rust. Also drip paint from the top edges inside the bubble cavity to also seal any bare metal as best you can. I drip in thick paint a few times to make sure it's proper coated. Done this to a car 20yrs ago and it's still like new.
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Re: Another Escort Van Project: 77 Mk2 2022/09/20 08:59:14 (permalink)
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Thats a sad story Marty. Makes you wonder how so many people felt with all of our bushfires. Losing a garage would be bad enough, but when people lost absolutely everything everything, it would be devastating.
It's nice to be able to switch off the shed power, and know there's nothing inadvertently left on.
 
Ok with the heater bubble, I think we'll go welded, with plenty of sealer and internal coats as suggested. That sounds like the way to go. I'm out of weld through primer, so will have to get some on the weekend.
Its nice to get some small jobs out of the way.
 
Oh, and for those that way inclined, go Cats.
Everything is suddenly becoming blue and white down here for some reason.
 
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Re: Another Escort Van Project: 77 Mk2 2022/09/29 12:44:28 (permalink)
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got some painting done last night.
Not too shabby in epoxy primer if you squint, cant wait until some high build goes on.
Next job will be to undercoat the front inner wheel wheels so the guards can be put back on.
 

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Re: Another Escort Van Project: 77 Mk2 2022/09/29 13:27:16 (permalink)
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Progress on, I can see a paint run hehe, not really lol...
I've noticed when I get a panel in primer I can relax a little and know the final painting isn't to far away. Have you tested the red I sent you yet ?
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