Ongoing mk1 build....
And more. Welding got a little easier after getting rid of the SIP and replacing it with a euromig
Really nice job, Coming along very nicely, Love your work-space too.
Its in 3 different houses in those pics mate, slooooow going lol. First spot I had the whole underground car park to myself which was good but unsecured. Then moved to a house with a 3 car garage but wasn't keen on the place so moved again. Currently its here and over putting its suspension back on to move it. Also wasted time trying to get a SIP welder to work properly....
Good luck, Not many people know this, S.I.P. Stands for "Superior industrial Products" Just doesn't seem to apply somehow,!!! And they don't use this title on any products.
Thanks Gordon. Yeah did all the mods possible to it and just couldn't get a steady stable feed from it, may have been a proper lemon.
Second one bought for parts, chopped up and stored
@wacky7791 Coming along nicely!!
I like the hammer 'alignment tool' in pic 7......
The mash hammer sill prop? Its whatever does the job here mate
Nice. Are you keeping it standard or putting somethinlike a HPE into it?
Must have been a different gearbox, to what we got over here.
No mate was a standard 1300XL with normal 4 speed. The gearbox in the picture is a supra 5 speed. Type 9's are silly money in australia as there aren't many about, used to get em for £50 back in the UK from the boneyard, looking at $1500 for a used one here. The tunnel is as big as you can go and still get the heater in place so whatever engine/box I end up putting in the maximum space is already there
Gonna be a pinto to get it road registered then hoping to put a zetec or duratec in it
There has to be an export opportunity there for someone...........
Yeah and ship T5's back to the UK
My first welder was a sip 150...bought from halfrauds...gave up on welding for 15 years! Finally decided to give it another go and bought a Kemppi....beautiful machine...expensive but best purchase ever.
Love a good MK1 escort...I will be watching this build closely. Still can't believe back in the day they were being thrown away for nothing when the MK2 s and then the MK3s came out.
I would have loved one of those spits to roll the body over when I was younger.
I would not have the burn marks I have from lying on some dirty cold floor with my nose a few inches from the oxy acet torch and molten brazing blobs setting fire to whatever I was wearing...happy days
Made it from some old metal bed frames mate
phenomenal work, man!....love the inner and outer sill work and pics....thanks for sharing!
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