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Old 2nd March 2016, 21:48
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Great to see some Tribute magic! Keep the updates coming Chris!
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Old 3rd March 2016, 18:24
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Could also have an Escort convertible!
Now you're talking...

I've had 3 of those. The last one had the 130bhp Zetec motor so the thought of 150bhp in a potentially lighter and better balanced car has some appeal.

Not sure how the hood would work though...
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Old 3rd March 2016, 19:32
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https://youtu.be/J2Os8DGvLmE
Not much mk2 escort left on this one either but its still recognisable
Watched this vid and at the end i thought i can smell the rubber then remembered my tea was still in the oven. LOL
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Old 4th March 2016, 16:21
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Another roof......and that's about it.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Escor...MAAOSwPc9W1yqz
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Old 5th March 2016, 19:37
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Knowing your love for white and black livery and drilled body panels - this could be some inspiration
https://youtu.be/e2LHD3zkHpo
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Old 12th March 2016, 21:46
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Any progress? And Pictures to proof it?

Cheers
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Old 12th March 2016, 22:39
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Any progress? And Pictures to proof it?

Cheers



I was over at Chris's place the other day, he is really busy with other work and it didn't look like the project had moved on much.
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Old 13th March 2016, 10:20
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Thanks for the Info.
I'm sorry,I hope Chris find's a little more time for himself and his personal project.

mx5teo
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Old 13th March 2016, 14:23
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I did spend 15 minutes on Saturday morning trying on a wheel and tyre for clearance.

Before. Stock MX5 14" wheel:



After. New 15x9 0et alloy trial fitted with a used 225/50 to check amount of tyre stretch and clearance on steering lock, which is all good at stock ride height. The finished car will be lowered 60mm so may require the front inner arch panel joint seams dressing back a little for clearance:





Not a huge difference in rolling radius and only about an inch in height:




Bonnet finally collected from eBay seller (he had 20k in his unfinished Mk1 Escort...), it will need to be combined with the rear edge of an MX bonnet to lengthen:




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And been playing around with the Roof aswell?
Fits quite nicely or not?

gr.
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Old 13th March 2016, 17:41
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Nice one Chris, that's coming along nicely.

What is the plan with the roof/windscreen?
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Old 20th March 2016, 19:03
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And been playing around with the Roof aswell?
Fits quite nicely or not?

gr.
The roof will only require widening, lowering and shortening, but not a bad fit really. Contour at windscreen head rail is very similar.

Unsuspecting donor:

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Old 20th March 2016, 19:05
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Nice one Chris, that's coming along nicely.

What is the plan with the roof/windscreen?
MX5 windscreen will be retained, side and rear windows will be Lexan/polycarbonate.
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Old 20th March 2016, 20:03
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Default roof mxico

Always more work as it seems.
I am interested in a set when you have finished with your
Personal Project.
Mine first car was an escort mk1 and I have a lot off mx5 parts
and some cars as well. A perfect combination of the past and present
for me.

regards mx5teo
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Old 20th March 2016, 20:50
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Always more work as it seems.
I am interested in a set when you have finished with your
Personal Project.
Mine first car was an escort mk1 and I have a lot off mx5 parts
and some cars as well. A perfect combination of the past and present
for me.

regards mx5teo
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A set can be yours, including sending to Holland, no problem
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Old 20th March 2016, 22:05
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Thanks Chris


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Old 28th March 2016, 18:59
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Hi Chris

Any Idea when the Kit will be ready?
Or don't you have a target date.
Any progress?

Regards
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Old 10th April 2016, 10:18
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hows the kit coming along MrT do I need to start priming the wife so I can buy an other kit. I was thinking about the soft top swb for summer but if the pictures are anything to go on the mxico is a must.
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Old 15th April 2016, 20:00
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No progress I'm afraid, other things have overtaken this project. Back on it in a few weeks I hope.
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Old 15th April 2016, 21:30
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That's a shame.. Looking forward to an update
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