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Old 28th February 2016, 17:53
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Good luck, you're a brave man. Has "money pit" written all over it!!!
I agree that it would be a "money pit" if I was trying to restore a standard Mk1 from these rust parts, but this will only be used to form a "buck" from which a mould will be pulled and a set of "race weight" grp panels produced. I only have just over 600 in the full set of nos/used/steel/grp external panels. It should be a quick cut n shut job to fit to the MX5 shell. A sheet of polycarbonate for the windows, lowering springs, an MX250 roll bar and a stripped interior. Job done.

This a project that I want to do for myself (for a change) and is meant to be a bit of FUN , if anyone else fancies a set of panels that will be a bonus.
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Old 28th February 2016, 17:56
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Rear screen going for 25 in Horsham on ebay ;-)
Roofline will be chopped (lowered) so the stock rear screen won't fit unfortunately.
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Old 28th February 2016, 18:09
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And are they minilites on that mk1 ready for the last look. I approve of that wheel on an escort - for what it's worth.
The car will need some Zero offset alloys to fill the bubble arches out Dave, thinking of something like these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ultralite-...gAAOSw--1WsXJq

Unless something used and cheap turns up with a low ET.

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Old 28th February 2016, 18:21
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Or these are a bit more traditional:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4x-Rota-RK...QAAOSwT5tWQaCH
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Old 28th February 2016, 19:10
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I agree that it would be a "money pit" if I was trying to restore a standard Mk1 from these rust parts, but this will only be used to form a "buck" from which a mould will be pulled and a set of "race weight" grp panels produced. I only have just over 600 in the full set of nos/used/steel/grp external panels. It should be a quick cut n shut job to fit to the MX5 shell. A sheet of polycarbonate for the windows, lowering springs, an MX250 roll bar and a stripped interior. Job done.

This a project that I want to do for myself (for a change) and is meant to be a bit of FUN , if anyone else fancies a set of panels that will be a bonus.
I could see this being popular - are you planning on showing it at Stoneleigh?
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Old 28th February 2016, 20:49
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Or these are a bit more traditional:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4x-Rota-RK...QAAOSwT5tWQaCH
Thanks Chris

Oh and good luck with YOUR build. We should all do something for ourselves sometimes. We deserve it - don't we
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Old 28th February 2016, 21:19
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Go for the ROTA's, they'll look the biz....!
Sup to you of course...!
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Old 28th February 2016, 21:36
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I like the Rota's better as well.
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Old 28th February 2016, 22:31
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Hmm. I have a pair of concave Biode headlamps that would look rather good on this.


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Old 1st March 2016, 20:17
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Squeezed an hour in this evening before it got dark. Panels roughly in place, wings will need a stretch but new arches cover most of the change. A front chin spoiler should help disguise the extra length in front of the wheels. Engine clearance all good. It will ultimately be a one piece flip front.





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Old 1st March 2016, 21:09
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Think it was something to do with the ford badge being blue
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Old 1st March 2016, 21:58
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Hi Chris - can I just check that you are doing a version that I can bolt onto the front of my car, I have a Ferrari and Maserati bonnet so I am sure a Ford would fit in...

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Old 1st March 2016, 22:30
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Interesting project Chris, I am glad you are having some fun with this one. I see you have already dumped the MXico engine and uprated to the Twin Cam version!
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Old 1st March 2016, 22:37
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Saw this earlier this evening and , for something I wasnt sure about , I have to say , its shaping up quite nicely . Chopped , stretched MK1 Escort - it works !
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My "want one of them" list is getting longer again
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Old 2nd March 2016, 11:03
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Brilliant... its gonna be a classic!
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Must admit I don't get this one - real escort mk1s dressed as Mexico's or RS2000s sell on eBay for under 10k. Can't see the price differential is big enough to want a fake one?
True, but a 1970's low spec escort isn't much fun to drive and will need loads of TLC to keep it on the road.
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Old 2nd March 2016, 14:27
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The beauty with this is that when painted and with the stripes applied it will make people think.

When was the last time you saw an Escort?
Let alone a 16v Race / Rally / Rod

https://youtu.be/J2Os8DGvLmE
Not much mk2 escort left on this one either but its still recognisable

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Old 2nd March 2016, 14:43
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Could also have an Escort convertible!
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Old 2nd March 2016, 15:52
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Roofline will be chopped (lowered) so the stock rear screen won't fit unfortunately.
i think Pilkington will do a one off from a template , probably cost a bit though
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