Stunning job you've done there
Super job, well done.
looking forward to MOT day for the RS and waiting for the phone to ring for next project
WoW that was some mess at the start, looking fantastic now, you have some impressive fabrication skills.
dont think many folks would have taking that on.
I thought i would start with a bad one so the next one would be easy lol
Well, the RS had to go back to the bodyshop for some rework to the the paint work but is now back and things are really coming together.
stunning job there mate. i love escorts. i had an 89 xr3i turbo a few months back, but hit a dead end when i found alot of rot in the chassis, and hadnt discovered this site, or bought a welder, so unfortunately i sold it for 200 quid. wish i still had it now. your rs looks stunning though. i want a cossie, but cant afford one, either that or a rs turbo. my father currently has a sierra cossie that he is spraying for a mate, i shall try and get some pics of it
be interesting to see
The LSD gearbox is worth £200 all day if you can get it back id certainly try!
and any pics of fords are good
Some more pictures of the sound proofing going on
no chance of getting it back, the bloke i sold it to only wanted the recaro interior and the lowering springs and turbo parts, crushed the rest cos he is an evil B*****D, i do however have some photos that i will upload when i get onto my laptop later
here are the pics of my xr3i that is no longer with me, just so you can see how ambitious my first solo restoration was ( too ambitious as it turns out lol )
the floor in the picture looks lovely from inside the cab, but underneat it was all rust, and i even put a screwdriver through it with little effort...hence the sale...wish id kept it now
being getting some updates through on my facebook page, stunning car and job
Few more pictures before she heads of to the trimmers next week.
fair play that looks stunning.
looks like its just come off the assembly line
well done on a great job
you've done a cracking job there mate although i'm not keen on the red painted rear drums.
redwizz, I hate you - Why oh why arn't you my bestest friend in the 'hole world...
Really nice work, but before I get too carried away fawning over you, could I ask a question?
I have an almost identical repair to the rear wheel arch as you have shown on page 3 (link back)
If you could demonstrate how you can successfully trim the repair panel to the existing quarter panel I would be extremely grateful.
I'm struggling with a 'chicken & egg' mentality where by I can not determine if I should trim the repair piece slightly larger than the hole, and then scribe onto the quarter panel and trim that back - or - do I offer up the repair panel to the existing hole and 'somehow' scribe from the rear onto it?
Also your pics show the panel beginning to be tacked: Are you holding the panel 'freehand' or, aside from the panel pins, are there clamps 'unseen'; What size gap do you leave, if any, when butting up the panel?
All very impressive stuff. Thing that gets me is why there is so much love for old Fords? I'm always amazed at how rotten and badly built Ford motor cars are and yet people love them?!
It's like this RS2000 you've restored would be at oldest around 1978. It was in terrible condition for a car of that age IMO. Sure you'd expect rotten sills and floor pans, but turrets, inner wings, A-posts, etc.? It's like a car twenty years older.
Even recently I've seen Ford Escorts built in the mid 90's with turrets so corroded the shocks have come through. I find that shocking, but people still rave about old Fords.... I must admit, I don't understand it!
Totally amazed by the work you've done though!
Very nice job you did there Redwizz, from a rustbucket to a classic car. i love it when someone restores an oldie to former glory and in your case even better than former glory
Keep it up and let the pix come on the final product....i would like to see it
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