Ford Escort RS2000 Custom Restoration

  1. redwizz

    redwizz Tin Basher

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    There called skin pins and come in a number of sizes from 3/32 to 1/4

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aircraft-...ols_Equipment&hash=item2318359591#ht_178wt_50

    not me selling these by the way

    cleco's do the same job but you will need a set of cleco pliers to use them

    thanks
     
  2. redwizz

    redwizz Tin Basher

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    Happy New Year :D
     
  3. KICKSY

    KICKSY Member

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    Bring's back memories, my dad brought one of these back in 1980. It was Black
    with chocolate custom interior. Keep up the good work mate, i want to see it
    finished.:D

    Dave:D
     
  4. Nivag Member

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    Beautiful work. A pleasure to see. Will it be kept standard or are you tempted to drop a Cosworth BDA or YAB in?

    Meur ras, Nivag
     
  5. redwizz

    redwizz Tin Basher

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    The filler work and primer should be done by the end of the week so she should be in her final Midnight Blue over coat by next week.

    Not long now.
     
  6. redwizz

    redwizz Tin Basher

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    kept std expect for a signal piece prop shaft and tubular manifold.
     
  7. 1.8T Member

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    Did you buy the Rotissere or was it one you made? if you bought it would you mind letting me know where from please as im on the lookout for one, keep up the good work its looking great seeing the new steel going in
     
  8. tommy dunlop Member

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    nice job mate,how do you price a job like that,tom
     
  9. Lovely job..How many hours have gone into this? Look forward to seeing it in paint:)
     
  10. DEANO3528

    DEANO3528 Member

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    I'm not a fan of the Mk2 myself preferring the older Mk1, but that is a work of art!
    Some serious work gone into that.
    People rip the Land Rovers to bits for rusting in the same old places, but sure enough, that shell is rusted in all the same places that the Anglia's and Cortina's I had.
     
  11. schnappi Member

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    Woah, amazing work! Trigger's broom springs to mind, lol! Seriously though, I can't believe the work that's gone into that! The front end rebuild blows my mind! :artist:
     
  12. redwizz

    redwizz Tin Basher

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    This is where i got mine from great piece of kit

    http://www.mk2mania.co.uk/

    Thanks
     
  13. redwizz

    redwizz Tin Basher

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    quite simply you cant.

    As with all the resto's i do this job was allocated a number of hours per week to suit the owners budget and week by week was rebuilt to what you see now.
     
  14. redwizz

    redwizz Tin Basher

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    roughly around 900 hours so far not including prep and paint

    Thanks
     
  15. redwizz

    redwizz Tin Basher

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    Yes i agree
     
  16. redwizz

    redwizz Tin Basher

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    Thanks
     
  17. redwizz

    redwizz Tin Basher

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    Well, after a long wait for a slot in the bodyshop things are finally moving along now. Went to see how the old girl is getting on today and I am very pleased with the results so far. The shell should be ready for collection mid next week and then the fun part of putting it back together.

    Enjoy the pictures.

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  18. Springerdinger

    Springerdinger memoirs of the mediocre diy mechanic

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    Fantastic work, and such quality

    Cheers
    Chris
     
  19. zx9

    zx9 Member

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    Looking very nice. I always thought MK2 Escorts looked good in midnight blue my 1600 Sport was a pale powder blue, but then I was never too keen on the RS2000's nose much preferring the flat front Escorts.
     
  20. troppo Member

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    australia
    Mate, that is some seriously impressive work, you have a real talent!
    One thing i`m jealous of with you guys is the availability of repair panels, we have a very limited range available down here and they cost an arm and a leg for even the most common ones. I`m followint you on FB as well and have nothing but admiration for the standard of your work
    Cheers
    Troppo
     
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