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Old 1st January 2016, 19:53
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I may be able to get hold of a roof and C pillars if you're stuck. Will get back to you - though you're probably better at finding a bargain than me :-)
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Old 1st January 2016, 20:08
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I may be able to get hold of a roof and C pillars if you're stuck. Will get back to you - though you're probably better at finding a bargain than me :-)
Please tell me more!!
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Old 1st January 2016, 20:48
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You can try Smith & Deakin , they hold loads of Ford Escort moldings. They are based just around the corner from me.
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Old 2nd January 2016, 01:50
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Omg! One of my favorites
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Old 3rd January 2016, 20:02
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Will call you tomorrow
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Old 3rd January 2016, 20:33
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Old 4th January 2016, 21:20
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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?
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Old 26th February 2016, 20:09
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Default Friday Fun

Having located the last few panels for this project I thought Friday would be a good day to take a break from the workshop for a few hours and go and collect some of the parts:



Bargain priced bits need a little work but will do the job:





Hung over the Mk1 MX5. A roof chop and shortening of wheelbase in the rear quarters and roof will be needed:







Fun fun fun.
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Old 26th February 2016, 20:31
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Could I borrow a shortened version of your roof ;-)
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Old 26th February 2016, 20:41
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Could I borrow a shortened version of your roof ;-)
You can, but our side and rear windows are going to be fixed polycarbonate with sliding hatches in the door windows...
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Old 26th February 2016, 22:08
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Rear screen going for 25 in Horsham on ebay ;-)
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Old 27th February 2016, 06:48
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Was the donor a CAT EEE (where Everything on that Escort is rustiE)

As a past owner of a couple of mk1 I am intrigued as to the results.

Keep pushing on Chris
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Old 27th February 2016, 07:22
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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.
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Bmw mini minilights fit MX5
so 15"classic look
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Would like to see how this turns out, i am a fan of them. Not sure if its going to be as popular as the mx250, swb or kobra though. You can buy a mk1 escort for around 15k.
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Good luck, you're a brave man. Has "money pit" written all over it!!!
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Would like to see how this turns out, i am a fan of them. Not sure if its going to be as popular as the mx250, swb or kobra though. You can buy a mk1 escort for around 15k.
Hmm I bought my donor for a Dutton build in 1983? for 50. Not sure I'd want to pay any more now either - I just can't understand why some peeps are paying huge money for old cars with leaf-spring rear suspension!
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Hmm I bought my donor for a Dutton build in 1983? for 50. Not sure I'd want to pay any more now either - I just can't understand why some peeps are paying huge money for old cars with leaf-spring rear suspension!
We have a soft spot for the cars we grew up with.
MK1 RS2000 when I was finally old enough to drive one it didn't disappoint.

Cars had a character then, it was easy to identify them and we watched them race and rally.
40 years from now someone will be look at the Focus RS with the same feelings
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Old 27th February 2016, 13:50
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Yeah, nostalgia ain't what it used to be...
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Old 27th February 2016, 14:31
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I love the origional focus rs. I just couldnt see why they only done it in blue?!
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