Hiya guys and gals. Newbie to Escorts here. I've had a few Couriers and Transits before but I'm on my first Escort van.
I bought it Cat C salvage for £200 and I'm in the process of getting it back on the road. I've fallen on my feet with this one really as I called both VOSA and DVLA and they have not assigned a VIC marker against it so that will save me a bit of hassle. It was recorded as cosmetic damage only and uneconomical to repair which, I would have thought would make it cat D but hey ho!
It's a T plate, 1999, and apart from the accident damage (a slight crease on the F/O/S wing and driver's door, and a missing door mirror) it is near mint for it's age. I've checked it all over and the only rust I can find is around the anchoring points in the load area. The sills have been welded previously and all neatly painted up so it has obviously been looked after. The engine runs sweet as a nut, although it does take a bit of cranking to start. I think it may need new glow plugs, I had the same issue on a Courier with the same Endura DE engine and new plugs sorted it out.
I'm planning a few alterations (I won't say modifications as I can't afford to be a petrol head these days lol). I want to fit C/L and de-lock it. Put in some decent but cheap ICE and I need to fit a roof rack and get it signwritten.
Anyway, here it is as it looks at the moment.