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2023/12/03 21:51:44 (permalink)
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RS2000 saved from the scrapyard.

 
Hi all, Against all better judgement, I have started restoring possibly the worst RS2000 in Australia.
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    Re: RS2000 saved from the scrapyard. 2023/12/03 22:17:25 (permalink)
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    Welcome to the forum mate
    I remember seeing this for sale a while back, and Thort to myself, it's not really as bad as it looks , but it does look bad !
    Hope you can got it completed at some point.
    How strange a 4dr has the Greg Carr coloured stripes, if you know the history, please let us know.
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    Re: RS2000 saved from the scrapyard. 2023/12/03 22:34:57 (permalink)
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    Yeah , its not good.... but I have found a few guys down in Tassie, willing to help me out with parts, I just need to be realistic about what is achievable! So a full mint resto is out of the question, My plan is to get it rolling again, I intend to go with the flat front rally nose for now, well until I can gather up a full RS nose.
     
    Thinking about not having a timeline to finish.....

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    Re: RS2000 saved from the scrapyard. 2023/12/04 11:19:48 (permalink)
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    wow, yeah Ok, you win in the most committed stakes to begin with.
    Just start on one bit at a time, and work at it.
     
    But thats seems to be more and more the norm for the UK guys to start with?
    At least out rusty old wrecks are 'dry' rusty, as opposed to soggy arse, dragged from a farmers field in Wales wrotten.
     
    So are you in Aus, Tas, or Ireland, doing in undertaking this one?
    I wonder if it would be worth considering pickign up a donor car, just for so many of the odds missing from your shell.
     
    Glad to see another havign a crack, keep us up to date and welcome.
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    Re: RS2000 saved from the scrapyard. 2023/12/04 12:36:42 (permalink)
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    Yeah Marty, The first I noticed when I saw it for sale was the rally colour job. Copying the Colin Bond one?
    I wonder if this car started as an RS?
     
     
    have a look at this link
    https://www.shannons.com.au/club/news/racing-garage/ford-escort-mark-2-a-rallye-sport-world-champion/
     
    If my research is correct, Bob Holden did a number of MK2 RS conversions on stock escorts. My RS (suppose its really a replica?) with the cossie started life as a 1975 1.3 coupe. I have known of two panel vans which received the same treatment.
    If anyone can correct or expand on this I would be really interested.
    For some reason I have kept the pic of the Blue RS (somewhere in the UK?) on my desktop.

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    Re: RS2000 saved from the scrapyard. 2023/12/04 13:33:08 (permalink)
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    That UK RS rust is so bad the windscreen has left the chat !

    A friend of mine thought he was in a winner a few years back, find a 69 mk1 Escort project from Port Lincoln so he trailered it back to Adelaide , a 16hr round trip.. it was so rusty that the boot lid skin broke away from the frame somewhere near Port Augusta, then the drivers door skin started flapping so that needed taping back on, when I went to see it I couldn't stop laughing, even the metal dash panel was full of rust holes. I opened the door and it fell off, no floor, no chassis. He sold it to a keyboard warrior I know for 500 , he came down from Peterborough to collect it, fool !
    He reckons he'll restore it, he can't even weld, not that there's any good metal on it, the whole shell needs replacing
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    Re: RS2000 saved from the scrapyard. 2023/12/04 20:59:31 (permalink)
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    Myself and the RS live a couple of k/m outside Hobart Tas, I was a welder for a few years back in Ireland, and have done a little bit of body work, nothing of this scale! I have gathered up a load of parts for it, so I think my next stage is throwing it all together and see whats missing, my main concern is nuts, bolts and fasteners, I won't know whats missing until I need it.... Good idea about the doner car, I just need a complete mint RS2000 that I can strip for parts.....

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    Re: RS2000 saved from the scrapyard. 2023/12/04 21:21:50 (permalink)
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    I cant, seem to fix my location details. Will try later.

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    Re: RS2000 saved from the scrapyard. 2023/12/04 21:31:50 (permalink)
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    Wouldn't that defeat the purpose !

    You'd be better to get a 4dr Ghia or Rally pack that's less rusted as yours and use what you can.

    Big question is how far do you go at chopping up a good car to repair a rusty one , is doing a reshell still a thing ?
    Someone in Newcastle is/was selling new mk2 2dr shells for about $13k just saying !!
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    Re: RS2000 saved from the scrapyard. 2023/12/05 20:25:48 (permalink)
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    Somehow Marty I think Nicmag2 was taking the piss re donor car???
    Plenty of help here and the fb (if you ignore all the scammers) for sourcing bits
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    Re: RS2000 saved from the scrapyard. 2023/12/05 22:03:53 (permalink)
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    Yrs Markus, that's why I have a explanation mark after the comment. But the rest was genuine, but anyhoo we are here to help
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    Re: RS2000 saved from the scrapyard. 2023/12/06 11:01:02 (permalink)
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    I reckon logistically you'd just about need a basically complete but otherwise rutted car just to get everything needed, especially the incidentals.
    Then just some sheet steel, buy some of the repair sections, and rip into it.
    There are some buggered cars around for not much money.
    Rust scares many people, when often theres not much diff fixing a small hole or a big one, you just have more tacks to do.
     
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    Re: RS2000 saved from the scrapyard. 2023/12/06 18:37:37 (permalink)
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    Another Yellow four door, love it and good on you for giving it another chance.
    The model number on the vin plate should tell you what it left the factory as, I'll go hunting for my Spotlight on Escort book and see if I can find those numbers.
    There was a couple of RS nose cones for sale on gumtree over here in WA, if they come up again I'll let you know, would be happy to drop them of to send if you want one, likewise any other bits you see over here and need.

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    Re: RS2000 saved from the scrapyard. 2023/12/06 19:56:54 (permalink)
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    Cheers Drewdog, that would be awesome! 
     
     
    I'm going to be on the look out for a complete 4 door, I have gathered a lot of stuff, so my mission for the summer is to get it rolling again, I have a complete front end and a roof cut, that I got with the sale, so I can make a start when I can move it into the shed.
     
    Here's a couple of pics if the kid with the first escort project,
     
     
     
     
    Its hard to keep your eyes open in the harsh Tassie sun!
     
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    Re: RS2000 saved from the scrapyard. 2023/12/06 20:01:54 (permalink)
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    And a couple of VIN pics for Drewdog.
     
     

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