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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2021/12/29 08:47:50 (permalink)
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neat job as we've come to expect.
Even with making from 3 panels, there looks to be some interesting challenges with the shapes needed.
Plus the seat rails remained as is.
I reckon you've got enough space for whatever gearbox you want to fit now.
Pretty strong subframe/firewall gussets there too.
 
There''s not too much left to go now..
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2021/12/30 15:11:02 (permalink)
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A bit of a warm one today in the shed...

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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2021/12/31 10:56:53 (permalink)
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I was going to say wus, but thats nearly off the chart.
We have your weather today, too hot for the boat, or Torquay, or the shed for sure.
A good day for ordering more bits Marty.

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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2021/12/31 19:33:14 (permalink)
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Yes, a tad warm, most annoying is it's holiday time and the heat stops so many plans starting out or completing that have been waiting all year to get happening.

Side note Deano, those rims I bought from UK should be here in a week or so, can't believe freight was only £43 for the set from England !!!

I think the heat will back off after tomorrow here so I'll be back into the shed or what I can get did about the house before going back to the 7 to 4 grind !

Some things in my watch list are ::
Quickrack kit, or a s/h Q rack
Alloy rack mounts
LSD unit Escort 22 spline
Vh44 remote brake booster (maybe), or go the Datsun 120y arrangement.
Braided lines.
Bigger brakes
Anti dive kit
A couple of 6sp gearboxes, I'm doing research on strength and ratios etc
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2022/01/04 21:17:38 (permalink)
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Ahhh so the weather here has cooled down to a workable temp this week, yet 'er in doors ' has bribed me to tile the porch area, about 10sq metres worth. I'm trying to wig my way out of it for now , enough of domestic duties lol.

Here's what I got up to in the shed one morning just stuffing about... Start with 1 handbrake lever and drill the pivot pin out, this releases the button, spring and rod to fall out, bend the rod a little and twist the end hook to 90deg while making it so still fit thru the handle. With the rod bent downwards slightly work out where to drill a 3mm hole near the ratchet finger , doing this will reverse the button action from releasing the ratchet finger to locking it on, what I've now created is called a fly off handbrake, great for ripping hairpin turns or doing those E- brake drifts etc , yet it still works as normal except the button needs pressing to lock the brakes on in parking .
The pivot I used is a rivnut that's been staked to stay put. There's a kit for sale in UK that does this for about $100, this was free and used all original parts



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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2022/01/04 21:38:01 (permalink)
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As I said in an earlier post, I had bought some furniture for the coup..
The headrests are removed for transport

Rears

And here's the test fit in the car after removing the Escort floor mountings..


They are from a Hyundai Veloster turbo, full leather, drivers side seat is full electric adjustable and both have flip forward levers. The rears are 2x seater with cup holders(? Why) in the middle, rears are 60/40 split fold do can access into the boot.. the width is just about right but the wheel well needs minor work. I will make them as flip fold using the seats anchor points and strikers, not sure about the rest shelf yet but that's too be modded as needed..
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2022/01/05 11:09:09 (permalink)
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Thats a cool mod, but  will you extend the handbrake lever  as well, full drift/Hoonigan style? 
The headrests look a tad uncomfortable in that position though.
 
Is there anything you need bodywise from one of the Hyundai wrecks that would enable the split fold latching mechanism to fully function? Classif Ford had a Mk1 Capri fitted with a split fold from an Audi TT from memory, complete with electric windows and sat nav screen/ICE. Rear seats looked average though.
 
You need to turbo this now, to match the seats of course.
 
 
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2022/01/05 21:04:22 (permalink)
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if your seats say turbo then you must have a turbo
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2022/01/05 21:51:30 (permalink)
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I agree Robbie 😜.
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2022/01/05 21:55:09 (permalink)
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Deano, the things I'll need or will make sure the lower pivot bars and the top had like a door striker pin. What I'll do is get ideas from my Focus ST back seat setup..
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2022/01/18 21:04:41 (permalink)
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Bought 2x rolls of cupronickel brake pipe as it saves freight from UK, which is legal for road use in Australia.. Not to confuse it with copper pipe which is not legal .




When fitting the seats I needed to remove the seat stands from the cars floor, the way I have strengthened the floor is weld a 2.5mm plate to the underside of the floor to reduce flex and fracture of the floorpan , this is inside

And this is underneath

By the way I bought a set of wheels but unsure which car that will attach too, weighing only 7kg each and made from some super hard aircraft alloy, they are quite special

At the moment they are coffee table art in the lounge !

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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2022/01/19 08:36:15 (permalink)
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For some reason this post got deleted so I'll redo it.

I made a panhard body bracket very similar to the works version, reason is theirs doesn't fit along the chassis as fine readers may have noticed so I made modifications to they're model so it actually fits as it should, anyways here's the end piece

The tube was shortened so it doesn't poke thru the boot floor and because of this I needed to brace it inside the frame

Here it is checked into place ready for plug welding

Finally welded into position and coated



Next I'll be making a larger diff tunnel for fun, then I hope I can get the underside stone chip coated ready for paint color. After that is the roof skin sunroof install s which I'm not eager to be doing but if I don't try I'll never know

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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2022/01/19 19:28:59 (permalink)
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Bought 2x rolls of cupronickel brake pipe as it saves freight from UK, which is legal for road use in Australia.. Not to confuse it with copper pipe which is not legal.



Where do you source this Marty?
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2022/01/19 22:46:37 (permalink)
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Pm sent with a link mate 👍
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2022/01/20 10:47:27 (permalink)
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Whats the spec on the wheels marty?
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