Ford Escort RS2000 Custom Restoration

  1. redwizz

    redwizz Tin Basher

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    Time has come to start on the driver’s side. Not as much work to do as the passenger side and once done will only leave a hand fully of job left to complete the metal work on the old girl. On the driver’s side we are looking to replace the inner and outer sills, inner and outer rear arches, repairs to the rear jacking point and a few repairs to the drivers floor pan/bulkhead and bottom of the A post. I’ve been able to get most of the replacement parts but some parts will have to made. Enjoy the pictures.

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    Rear arch
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    Bulkhead/floor
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    Decided to remove the drivers seat rail and it was a good job I did!

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    Forgot to take pictures of the sill finished so I’ll add them later. I reason I forgot was because these turned up!

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    I tried to ignore the new wheels and front struts sitting there in the corner but I couldn’t resist a test fit lol

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  2. redwizz

    redwizz Tin Basher

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    Finished up the drivers floor and spot welding around the door frames this week just two repairs left to do by the rear jacking points.
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    first coat of stone chip applied
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    Put the car on its front wheels this week to fit the front panel and finish of the engine bay metal work and add a few weld nuts.

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  3. redwizz

    redwizz Tin Basher

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    Finished of all the metal work and stone chipping this week and got the old girl ready to go of to the paint shop.

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  4. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    great photos, i really engoyed reading through this, im looking forward to reading about the next car you do buddy
     
  5. redwizz

    redwizz Tin Basher

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    im glad you enjoy it mate

    thanks
     
  6. RBDIVE

    RBDIVE Member

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    really looking good there, to me the work looks brilliant, so keep the updates coming
     
  7. katbloke Member

    Fanbloodytastic, a car from my youth and really makes me want to get off my ass and sort my own car out.

    Keep the updates coming and brilliant work thanks.
     
  8. mrepson Member

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    very good work,it will be worth a packet when done,keep the updates coming,:clapping:
     
  9. M@tt Member

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    fanastic work!!!!!

    puts my 7 month attempt at replacing a rusty sill on my 205 gti to shame :)
     
  10. redwizz

    redwizz Tin Basher

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    Thanks chaps.

    Its in the bodyshop atm so will get some pictures asap

    Thanks
     
  11. NTwoO

    NTwoO More skill with grinder than welder

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    Yowzer!! Looking the mammy's nannas' there! What a heap of work!! Man! Did you consider to buy all the panels new and welding together a complete new chassis? Amazing how much work is in this project!!
     
  12. redwizz

    redwizz Tin Basher

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    Well, the RS is close now to get its paint job applied and I cant wait to see it! Will post up some pictures once its done. I have now opened a facebook page here Autoresto (UK) Ltd - Automotive - Chelmsford, Essex | Facebook and have loads of unseen detailed pictures of the RS being done that you haven’t seen before so if you have a facebook account please feel free to have a look and don’t forget to Like it lol.

    Merry Christmas everyone
     
  13. Faaluke Member

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    Great thread, have been carefully reading this from New Zealand as I am currently restoring an Escort myself (nana spec mind you). So it's great to see such detail in this thread, cheers :D
     
  14. Nomad Member

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    :welder: Very nice work - many thanks for taking the time to document it and share the updates :hug:
     
  15. Delta pre-moderated

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    Lots of good work there, It would be great to see how you formed some of the panels.

    I know the yellow things you are using are to hold panels together ready for welding, but what are they called and who makes that particular type? They look like they work on the same principle as a Rawlbolt - a wedge shaped centre piece pulls up into a split tubular outer which expands and holds everything tightly together.
     
  16. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    They are called cleco's
     
  17. Drew 13. Member

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    Top job pal, really enjoyed following this resto. Can't wait to see it in paint.
     
  18. mk1 astra paul New Member

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    top work great to see it can be save:clapping:
     
  19. Cris B

    Cris B Every day welding is a school day

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    Cracking job!
     
  20. redwizz

    redwizz Tin Basher

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    Thanks for the kind comments chaps. The cars in the bodyshop now so not to long before its painted
     
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