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15" wheels

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2022/08/03 17:54:34 (permalink)
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15" wheels

Hi All,
My recent attempts to sell the RS haven't been successful, it seems to be that buyers want the period correct look. Paint and decals I can take care of but am looking for some more period correct wheels, but have to be 15's for clearance for the rear discs. Buy/ swap here in QLD preferably, need to keep costs down. Also anyone had experience with the fibreglass duck's bum- fitment good/ not good? Any members got one for sale?
Cheers, Len
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    BEEVEE
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    Re: 15" wheels 2022/08/03 22:05:50 (permalink)
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    Have you got a link to the RS Sale with details and pics?

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    Re: 15" wheels 2022/08/04 09:08:42 (permalink)
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    Hi Len,
    sorry to hear the RS has been slow on the take up, it looks good in the pics.
    If its any consolation , I think many more projects are coming on the market, and prices are coming back to only 1/2 crazy, not full nuts.
    Good idea to modify the car back a little, maybe take the old add down if you havent already.
    You should be able to find a set of 15" minilights around, there are a few come up on the Escort group.
     
    I dont know if you have seen this group, just for 4x108 wheels, post there also
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/484938989298066/
    I fitted the lower front fibreglass Rally type spoiler as in my avatar, it fitted ok. I think the rear bootlid repros would be ok, but havent seen one fistrhand.
    Rims, spoiler, and maybe look at the decals and you might get a different crowd.
    Good luck! 
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    Re: 15" wheels 2022/08/04 12:47:29 (permalink)
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    Hi Len, I'm a fglasser by trade and still do a handful of parts for Escort mk1/mk2 , Capri.
    The molds I use are mine , luckily I have a mk2 escort rear spoiler mold RS/rally pack .
    Now this bit might steer you off, I make them in mostly black gelcoat but might be a color depends on my attitude at the time!
    It will need some sanding/shaping to match the boot curve, this is easy to do and also sand it back, prime and paint. I do supply it with metal strips inside for attaching self tapping screws etc . The other steer off is I'm in Adelaide, but can use BigPost thru my work to ship it to you . Price is $160 + post
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    Re: 15" wheels 2022/08/04 15:50:13 (permalink)
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    Hi Marty,
    That sounds good, black gelcoat ideal as the spoiler is meant to be black. Spacing for studs to mount  as per original makes for a neat install. Price looks good- could you work out freight to go to Townsville QLD 4817?
    Cheers, Len
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