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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2024/05/22 13:26:04 (permalink)
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Ptmk2, nope... The cost involved and doing it cheap while working at Quickco Motorsport didn't help.

I can tell your a wee bit jealous Deano !! 😜
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2024/05/22 20:26:23 (permalink)
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Chuff,
you'll need a vented, grooved disk, 4 pot caliper, hydraulic handbrake and chrome plated castors if you want to keep up with Marty's rotisserie :) !



LOL!
 
I have no intention of keeping up with Marty's rotisserie. I just need it to work.
 
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2024/05/26 20:47:53 (permalink)
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Hey Chuff, glad to have helped with rotisserie pics, let us know how you
get on with it .

Doing some updates on my mk1 , I finally got the side flat and in undercoat


Also working on the fglass boot lid, the first one wasn't quite right so if anyone wants it locally send a pm with an offer.
What I done with the other lid is join it together on the car and tape it to the cars shape better , using tek screws to lock the shape while the resin n talc mix dries.
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2024/05/27 17:00:12 (permalink)
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I bought a 30m long snake to try and unblock the storm drains, they've been getting worse over the years so thought to go at it myself using a gurney high pressure, failure, no good, now a plumber might need to take a bunch of cash to get it done.
That was today's attempt at domestic duties lol .

This is the fglass boot lid all pinned down to assume the shape it needs to be, it has a full inner frame and will bolt up as factory.



After that and with some hrs to spare I got the rear door cards out and trimmed off the excess fglass material , got it installed and looks pretty good.
I want to mount the speaker to the door frame so it's not going to sound like a 70s Sound4 system !


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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2024/06/03 22:17:56 (permalink)
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Small update, the boot lid was DA sanded and primed after sitting on the car for a week.

Fitted on the stone shield to make sure it actually fits as I rather paint it with the knowing it fits !


And finally there's been some rear panel action, some minor panel beating, filler and sanding. With the rear gantry so close to the panel it's awkward sanding and I got some skinned knuckles from it as well..

As for painting it the original rare Aluminium corporate colour, I've decided against it.. with the stripes I've chosen, it'll look like another silver/black combo car.

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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2024/06/11 13:30:27 (permalink)
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The fact I have a 4 day weekend every week , I'm still not smashing this car out much quicker, prolly cause it's a basket case on most of the panels but anyways I'll keep plodding on and suffer as I go.
Working on the rear panel still, it's been 'adjusted' by the previous owner and the repair wasn't very nice , I'm still adding filler and rubbing most of it off. The flat part where the number plate goes was the worst and since I had to cut the raised boss off and replace with flat, it's gone wonky a bit.
I'd rather some filler than a wobbly panel..

While waiting for the next layer to set I decided to copy a panel I bought from UK which sits in behind the dash on GT/RS models. The UK panel is made from 0.9mm but flexes like it's made of alfoil . So I made mine from 0.6mm, the same thickness as the dash panel. I only have pics of it made and how it sits in the dash..
From what I can tell, this panel does the job of the standard steady support but I'll look at pics carefully to see if it stays or not..


I will need to reshape the hole better

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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2024/06/12 10:49:06 (permalink)
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Doing a little bit of research last night while scanning parts for 3d printing (and the misso thinks she can multitask ! ) ,I found this pic of a real Mex mk1 which shows the dash opening is a totally different shape and it still has the steady support which I suspected it would since the steering column hangs from it too.

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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2024/06/12 19:34:16 (permalink)
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Small progression with the dash panel, I had been studying pics on how the GT dash panel looks from all angles including the back and trimming the dash panel to replicate an original one.
Also noticed the large hole has a 90deg return edge so I hammered the edge over to look like the real item, so here it where I'm at with it clamped in place before I clean the area to be welded afterwards


Today I also got 12x cans of primer putty delivered from South East clearance shop , was going cheap, also bought a bunch of socks from there too !!

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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2024/06/12 20:19:44 (permalink)
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if it wasn't for the sunroof, split fold rear pews, composite panels, silver fuel tank, Ali guages, or panelvan guard lips, you'd just about be able to pass it off as a genuine original.
 
I don't think the 12 cans of spray putty would be needed.
Socks never go astray though.
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2024/06/12 21:33:46 (permalink)
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Yeah I suppose you're correct there Deano..

The 12 cans are not all for the mk1, tho I did test about quarter of a can already. It's for when I get lazy or it's late in the day to not bother mixing 2pk and cleaning after.
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2024/06/13 22:02:56 (permalink)
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Support panel is plug welded in place, another job off the list



Finally got the rear panel in undercoat as well after a few weeks work


I also went back to the rear quarter panel and sanded some imperfections out and primed again while there was some spare paint in the gun

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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2024/06/16 09:13:45 (permalink)
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Love the attention to detail 👌

Looking good.

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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2024/06/29 10:19:49 (permalink)
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Hey Marty - found a engine for ya....

https://tinyurl.com/3h5mkru5
 

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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2024/06/30 10:58:32 (permalink)
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Damn you Mark! Stop putting ideas in my head !!
I have a mk2 Focus ST3 as a daily and these engines are fantastic for torque and reliability, The Volvo T5 engine is a cracker .

As reality starts setting in I still don't know what motor, box combo I'll install in the mk1.
Pinto, might be just to get it MOT and certified then it's either..
Good old zetec 1.8 or 2.0
Duratec 2.5, 2.3
K swap 2.4 Honda VTEC yo however the sump and oil pump are the main no go here , should've got a k20 instead.
Lexus IS200 6cyl 2.0 with it's 5sp,

Fiesta 06 1600 duratec , good engine, designed by Yamaha and Cosworth apparently and used in Formula Ford etc .

I'm not a purist and like to try different avenues, it's what fits and has good power but also within my budget , in the end a Pinto or zetec seems right but with efi and other little tweaks , might use up 1 of my rx8 boxes in there too
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