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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2021/08/10 21:40:25 (permalink)
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forgot to mention this one has a throat of 490mm. I recommend to get as big as possible and secure it to something solid as well. The steering wheel make life easier .
Also in my tools is a 3 in 1 folder, roller, guillo , this is what I've made the sills with , prolly could've used the bead roller for them small zigzag folds , I'm hoping to make an adjustable guide to keep the part straight when swaging..
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2021/08/11 13:41:34 (permalink)
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so your rotisserie has disk brakes, and your bead roller sports a deep dish.
Anything you want to confess to us Marty regarding your guillotine or Mig?
 
Was that a new piece of virgin metal used for the last sill repair?
Some of the youtubes i've seen swear by older or donor panels due to their curves or steel gauge.
What does everyone use for normal panelwork ?
 
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2021/08/11 20:56:27 (permalink)
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Haha, Deano of never seen it like that ! My garden hose has a sunraysia 4x4 wheel and my mountain bike has a bias pedalbox... Just joking with the last one 😜.
As for metal for panels I used to use stuff like falcon wagon roof skin and bonnets, plenty of metal there. I'm currently using a sheet of 1.2mm annealed (rust proof) I got from a salvage yard, it's painted black on one side, I've still got the left over sheet from doing the yellow van and a whole bunch of other sheets ranging from 0.9mm to 8mm !
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2021/08/13 17:02:06 (permalink)
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Marty and Deano,
I use the cold rolled sheet because I was lead to believe it was more malleable? I find it excellent to work with but will rust up fairly quickly if left sitting for too long. Not helped by the fact that I live on the coast!
I generally get a sheet of 19 gauge (~1.0mm).
Do you know if the annealed (heat treated) is more workable (ductile) or are we talking about the same thing????
 
As for the bead roller I will get the biggest throat I can and bolt it to my steel bench which weighs a lot.
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2021/08/13 19:50:58 (permalink)
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From what I've read about annealed or zinc annealed is it's primary job is for car bodies and industrial fridges etc, it does bend without stressing, plus it's got that grey coating that holds back rust... I've had sheets on the weather for years on end and have only got rust on the tampered or scratched edges .. Mark, you should use this stuff , a full sheet costs about $80 from steel outlets ,I use 1.2mm as it's easier to weld being thicker..

Have a look at Kaka industrial, or Google up bead roller sales will bring up lots to choose from, getting a bunch of dies with it is something to look for as well , buying them separately will cost a packet, I bought the folding pr (1 is a skateboard wheel) . Next on your list is a shrinker stretcher machine!!
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2021/09/27 19:04:06 (permalink)
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Must've had a leaner on production line to do a stuff up like this... The pointy end was belted down and mig'd to be as strong as the opposite side which is seated correctly..
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2021/10/09 21:19:10 (permalink)
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Well that was fun...I swapped out both sides front lower arm bushes on my Focus ST, the front bush is now neoprene type and the rear front bush is a factory rubber type. This is the rear bush for the front arm after 145k kms, it has been slowly getting worse but from last week it was knocking real bad . I was going take more pics but my fone was being the music box during the job.

Just thort to relay this across as many modern cars don't send road feedback to the driver as the old cars did, modern people are getting lazy and relying on scheduled servicing to find(maybe) problems . Plenty of new drivers don't know how to pop the bonnet let alone do a routine service or repair... Anywho enough ranting, I'll be back into the coup this week with more rustages !!

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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2021/10/10 11:21:13 (permalink)
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Yep Marty, that's rooted!
I have often wondered why the new cars do not 'send road feedback to the driver'. I presume its the complexity of the linkages, dampening etc. I know every time I hop into the one of the toys I am sensitive to every squeak (numerous) and rattle (even more numerous) for the first few km's cause I'm waiting for something to fall off!
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2021/10/10 20:36:11 (permalink)
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My theory is new cars are like a faraday cage, your immersed in the comfort and other such dash add ons and so unaware of what's going on out the window, do detached from reality lol.

As promised I gave the coup a nudge today, the first attack was to remove 8 layers of paint from the rear quarter panel, this was messy and dusty, I used the paint removing grinder wheel along with a flap wheel. Time it took was about 30mins !

Next pic is the gutter rail which is slightly giving me anxiety, I'll work that out when I get there, it's completely despatched at the front of the car..


This is the rear arch lower corner and fuel tank cavity , I've cut away the outer flat piece... Well it jumped off due to rust

And last job of the day was remove the back panel, the rotisserie cross bar made it a little harder but I got there . The replacement is from a car I wrecked prolly over 10yrs ago, time to use it up..

This old one was bent and rotten
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2021/10/12 21:42:18 (permalink)
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A little bit more on the car this rvo, just cleaned and straightened the spot weld seams. I won't be welding the newer one on right away as the gap let's me work on other areas with easy access .
Plans for the spare wheel tub is completely remove it and fit a flat plate there instead. The spare will lay flat in the boot and the battery will live in the old spare wheel space...a bit TwinCam-ish ..
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2021/10/13 08:57:09 (permalink)
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Good work Marty. More patience than me
Customising it like you are sounds good cause you can bend the rules to suit your mood.
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2021/10/13 13:51:39 (permalink)
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worst part is Marty will have it done and painted all well before Melb Cup day at his rate :) 
 
Can you show us your paint remover wheel please Marty?
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2021/10/13 19:51:56 (permalink)
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Depends if I get those arches from you in time 😜
Here's the paint strip disks I use..
https://www.ebay.com.au/i...rid=705-154756-20017-0
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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2021/10/13 20:20:19 (permalink)
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I went and did a copy patch, for those who own Escorts will know this little piece, it's behind the back arch on the tank side outer flat. So I picked the cut piece out of the dusty pile on the floor and texta'd around it on to new sheet. Changed the dies on the bead roller and went for it.. This was a simple piece to copy, the part next to it looks more fun when I duplicate it to close enough..



On a side note unrelated to this build, I finally got an aluminum flywheel for the duratec to be going in the ute one day. It's weight is about 4kgs.


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Re: Rusted mk1 Escort coup resto 2021/10/14 13:39:07 (permalink)
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Depends if I get those arches from you in time 😜
Here's the paint strip disks I use..
https://www.ebay.com.au/i...rid=705-154756-20017-0


Are the Mk2 arches going to fit on your Mk1 though?
You can have one anytime, the other is going to be a while still ((was planning to do the rhs sills then floor then rear guards, in that order). (Plus I just found I have a hernia thats needing a few stiches, trying to get it sorted before CV closes electives off even further, so out of action 1+ weeks when I find someone who can sew/staple. Feels like your ex girlfriend is continually kneeing you in the kiwis))
 
Thanks for the link.
PM me you address if you want this one sooner but, and i'll chuck it on Startrack.
 
How do you get away with having a flywheel on the good chairs? :)
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