Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by NNK @ Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:42 am

I have also convinced my mate to make a few 'against his religion' cuts.
He was always hoping that I would stay within his guidelines for body mods so it could be put back to Group 4 spec with a Pinto/BDA at some point.
Firewall will be getting it, trans tunnel to be enlarged all the way through (I'm hoping to stuff exhaust up there too) and a couple of other things that you will need pics of.
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by Freddie @ Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:31 am

Your car NNK, your decision.
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by Deuteronomy @ Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:20 am

Where possible keep the original; metal work and you can always put it back.

But Freddie is right, it's your car and up to you how you use it.
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by NNK @ Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:07 pm

Grrr, you two do-gooders , I'll go and see him today about a happy medium.
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by NNK @ Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:44 pm

Slow progress as I and helper have been v busy with normal work.
Wheels came down to a very limited choice in the size/offset required so ....

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17x9.5 rear and a ridiculous 17x9 front
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by Strawman @ Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:48 pm

That's a nicely dished wheel, I approve.
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by Il Duce @ Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:10 am

Lovely wheels as long as they are not shinier than in the photo.
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by Deuteronomy @ Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:18 am

Nice.

I also approve.
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by NNK @ Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:58 pm

Il Duce wrote:Lovely wheels as long as they are not shinier than in the photo.


Gun metal centre and polished lip, but couldn't find a pic. May get them powder coated black later (spokes)
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by S1K @ Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:08 pm

Good choice of style NNK. Rota are quality items too.
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by NNK @ Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:58 pm

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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by minimoog @ Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:23 pm

:grunt:
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by foo @ Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:32 am

Like that!
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by S1K @ Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:38 pm

That's looking great.
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by Revol @ Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:42 am

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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:46 am

Yes!
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by NNK @ Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:55 pm

STOP !
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ROTISSERIE TIME
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by Deuteronomy @ Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:30 am

>erect<
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by Il Duce @ Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:03 am

grunt.
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by NNK @ Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:10 pm

Has anyone here had any experience of soda/sand blasting of car shells ?
Cage is going in next and I'm thinking of having the whole thing blasted and etch primed. The shell is very good but I think it would benefit from a blast and would probably save a lot of time trying to scrape all the shit off underneath.
A small expense for what is, effectively , going to be a new car.
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by Deuteronomy @ Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:19 am

NNK wrote:Has anyone here had any experience of soda/sand blasting of car shells ?
Cage is going in next and I'm thinking of having the whole thing blasted and etch primed. The shell is very good but I think it would benefit from a blast and would probably save a lot of time trying to scrape all the shit off underneath.
A small expense for what is, effectively , going to be a new car.


Soda blasting is very effective and can be washed out afterwards - sand is more brutal and you'll forever be finding it where you don't want it.

I'm thinking about getting my new shell baked, dipped, stripped and then dip painted by these guys:

https://www.envirostripgbltd.com/
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by NNK @ Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:45 am

I have spoken to a couple of people today and they both recommended the same co. I rang them and the guy sounded knowledgeable and interested. Apparently they use garnet, that has been used in their heavy engineering section , as it is less brutal and gives a much better finish on cars, etc.
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by S1K @ Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:37 pm

Dipping is the best option because it gets absolutely everywhere and as Deuts said you then have the option of having the shell e-coated too. Sand blasting is the worst option because it tends to warp thin panels due to heat build-up. There are a lot of other blasting media which can be used to remove surface rust and paint without damaging the metal so much like soda or crushed walnut shell.
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by NNK @ Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:20 pm

Hmm, OK I'm looking into stripping now as well.

S1K - if I do go with blasting they wont go anywhere near the roof as it can warp. I have heard people have had issues with soda not being rinsed away properly and it leaching out.
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by Pigeon @ Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:44 pm

NNK wrote:Apparently they use garnet, that has been used in their heavy engineering section , as it is less brutal


Less brutal than what? Garnet is bloody hard stuff.
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by NNK @ Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:58 pm

Pigeon wrote:
NNK wrote:Apparently they use garnet, that has been used in their heavy engineering section , as it is less brutal


Less brutal than what? Garnet is bloody hard stuff.


Its pre used, apparently that makes a big difference. They use it in the heavy engineering section first then it goes to the car resto section.
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by NNK @ Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:57 pm

Cage coming along nicely
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by deev @ Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:41 pm

loving this.
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:24 am

Looking great!!
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Re: Bastardised MK2 Escort Build !

Post by NNK @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:10 pm

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