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#1 mickmk6

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:48 PM

hi every 1 looking to do up me esc van its a mk6 55d 51 plate.
need to find out what fitment my wheels are to upgrade to alloys and what other cars fitment fit lol .
also looking to put sum skirts on and a back bumper will the car stuff fit without modding.
can any 1 tell me if the doors are the same as a 2 dr or a 4dr escort car for a new door and wind deflectors

much app mick.. or any other good mods for this van dont hesitate to tell me ..

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 12:12 PM

hi every 1 looking to do up me esc van its a mk6 55d 51 plate.
need to find out what fitment my wheels are to upgrade to alloys and what other cars fitment fit lol .
also looking to put sum skirts on and a back bumper will the car stuff fit without modding.
can any 1 tell me if the doors are the same as a 2 dr or a 4dr escort car for a new door and wind deflectors

much app mick.. or any other good mods for this van dont hesitate to tell me ..


Hi mate, lovely choice of vehicle to modify, I've always had a sweet spot for the Escort vans because they can look mean!

I would have thought side skirts from a three door would fit, there's no difference in the chassis.

I think as far as fitment goes you'll need 4x108 PCD, however if you search for 'Escort Alloys' on eBay you'll find some really nice wheels, you could even get some GTi alloys but they might be a little too small for a van...

As far as other mods you could do, have you thought about lowering it? I've seen a few modified Escort vans and lowered slightly with some big alloys they look proper cool.

Not sure how many mods you could do to your engine, but some colour hoses always look cool. There's lots to choose from on eBay.

Hope that helps,

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 04:33 PM

ty m8 much app so the doors will b the same as the 3 dr esc car . as sum ones bent mine braking into it the lil b*gg*rs

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 02:14 PM

ty m8 much app so the doors will b the same as the 3 dr esc car . as sum ones bent mine braking into it the lil b*gg*rs


Little b***ards, no matter how much we work and struggle to live there's always scum that will damage other people's stuff. No point reporting it to the police 'cos they won't do anything. So if you catch the little buggers take the matter into your own hands, it works ;).

Dug up this thread which suggests you'll need to get hold of a door from a 5door Escort from a MK6.

I would have thought the 3 door would be what you'd need but thinking about it the doors from the 3 door are a lot longer, like the doors from a 3 door Fiesta. My 5 door MK5 Fiesta doors are shorter than my mates 3 door Zetec S MK5 Fiesta, if that makes sense lol. But go for doors from a 5 door, they're pretty easy to fit mate too just a couple of pins and they lift off half hours job :).

Just out of interest, what's the mileage on your van? My brother has always had Escorts and like me proper loves the Escort vans, he had the 1.8 non turbo diesel and it had 150,000 miles and was still going strong as ever! 50+ mpg so who cared if it was slow, the only thing he had to do in the two years he owned it was replace the timing belts when the water pump started to leak. So we did it on my drive and only took a few hours, those diesel engines are so simple to work on. I kind of wish I went for a diesel Fiesta instead of the 1.25 Zetec, but couldn't be too picky with the money I was spending. The diesels in nice condition seemed to fetch more.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:51 AM

hi dan .. that's exactly what i meant about the different size doors so u confident the 5 door -front doors will fit

well funny u should say its a 2001 mk6 1.855d non turbo 150330 miles slow (plod along empty)

bin having a look about im guessing the gti skirts are the ones to have for a van ??

used to have a old esc van r reg 89000 miles after 2 engines it went bye bye shame as it had a load of ice in it ,,thumpt along with 6 - 6x9s. 2-3"mid. 2-8"mid and 2 splX 1000w subs ..had it all matted in the inside ..shook the floor u stood on ... thats now in my primera 2.0sri preg sitting unloved on me drive


50+mpg i like the sound of that .. was getting 20 in my prim.. its tuned tho

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:49 AM

Hey mate, yeah absolutely from reading that other thread it seems you'll need a door from a 5door MK6, I'm confident on that and someone would have corrected me if I was wrong by now :D lol. If you can get one in the right colour that's a bonus if not you'll probably be able to give a good spray and clear coat yourself with good results, and it should be a straight swap with the old door.

Found some nice side skirts on eBay click me.

I'm not sure whether Escort MK6 GTi skirts will fit as the van might be slightly different, so if it was me I'd be inclined to go for something like those on eBay as they're a gauranteed fit that way being for the Escort van.

Argh mate you're getting me wanting an Escort van now :D I've always loved them and are one of those cars which is just great fun to work on and do up.

Let me know if you need some more advice & get some piccies up if you do the work because it would be an interesting read as a project thread!

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:14 PM

yeh np m8 .. just bought a compresser spray gun and orb sanda lol. and sum purple glitter flake to mix into the oxford white now on order from paint Suppliers ,

got the back bumpers off addressing serf-ice rust on the rear valance today pass side sils and arches already done .. will upload sum picks ..b4 n after as soon as i got summit to show lol ..

just wondering what are the size of the door speakers in the front doors lookin to get sum components for there.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:32 PM

hey dan back end done 1st photo .. will get a better 1 after shes had a good t cut and clay pollish

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 07:03 PM

That actually looks really tidy! Great job on the arches, can't even tell they've been done over :)

I missed your question about the speakers, I'm not entirely sure tbh. My Fiesta MK5 has seperates for the treble and mid in the doors, and then in the back I've got the 'bass' speakers - even though they sound rather tinny to me :P.

If you pop the door panel off and then measure them, and then have a look on eBay for example and get some nice speakers. Any good brand will be better than the standard fit speakers.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 07:18 PM

hey dan back end done 1st photo .. will get a better 1 after shes had a good t cut and clay pollish


Looks good mate,
also noticed in your first post your looking for other Modification ideas,
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Fitting focus Mk3 Mist type jets My link I know these are a 2011 focus part but Iíve measured the fitment and fitted on my own model, These mist type jets will fit older models, see measurements in my guide.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 07:31 PM

Hopefully they'll be two of us fitting the mist type jets to our older Fords - I blame Lenny, he convinced me :D lol!

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 07:39 PM

Right.

The doors you will need will be from a 5 door model.
The sideskirts from the car will not fit as there is a difference in length by around 5"
Wheels as has already been said are 4x108 ET38 although some will foul on the rear inner arch, you may want to use spacers.
Car stuff will fit the interior and front end but for bumper on the rear you will need aftermarket.

For power you could fit the TD engine which will give you an extra 20bhp or go the whole hog and fit a 1.8 zetec or RS2000 engine. Though the latter 2 require a LOT of work.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:27 AM

funny u should say that about swapping engines .. iv just bin offered a rs turbo engine and box and running gear for £200 lol .. it's on a crate in a m8s garage now 4 next year ..or wait til petrol prices drop as thats the reason for taking my primera off the road with it bean b.t.t.c. spec as u imagin it only dose 17 to 30 mpg its standard on the outside mental underneath. 225bhp .custom 1off exhaust in t305 ss made at aas in lemington newcastle. Rossini disks and hard stuff pads front and rear .. brake bios 75front 15rear with abs. timing advanced 15*. polished and flowed head .. head shimmed 5 mill.. high lift cams . lighted and balanced crank as is the 3 peace clutch kit and fly wheel nissan 350 injectors high volume mist type .

check here for picks and other things iv done in the past http://s126.photobuc...0sri/?start=all

mist type jets are a good idea .. but on me old van i had white led jets and a secondary side light in the indicator which looked awesome in the dark ..

im defo going for the reversing bulbs that would help massively in the van at night

bin looking around for wheels and i quite like the look of the couga wheels . but no one has told me whether ther 5 stud or 4 or if they will fit van Posted Image

what can i do to the back lights .... think im going to have a go with sum fiber glass and make sum covers so the light have 4 round sections .like this but round Posted Image

just mesured the skirts of me primera and there spot on length wise what a stroke of luck lol...

as for lowering the back end with it been leaf spring i imagen putting a short steel plate at the top and clamping spings back to force them flat ..would i have to mess with the brake load sensor

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 10:41 PM

can any 1 tell me if the barrel on the back doors of the van are the same as the front door barrels as ther all pritty shot as well as the keys . hopefully it going in tomorrow (ford parts in dunston) to get them sorted , new ignition new front door locks but he aint got the rear van door lock . so i was thinking would a front door barrel not work ..the one on the rear door is about 1.1/3" long held in by a flat squire cir-clip.

and talking to Paterson ford he sed he can re-tumble the new lock to match the new keys i get for the front doors for £15

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 10:45 PM

I missed your question about the speakers, I'm not entirely sure tbh. My Fiesta MK5 has seperates for the treble and mid in the doors, and then in the back I've got the 'bass' speakers - even though they sound rather tinny to me :P.

If you pop the door panel off and then measure them, and then have a look on eBay for example and get some nice speakers. Any good brand will be better than the standard fit speakers.



iv found sum replacement speaker pods on ebay to allow u to put bigger speakers in place but i think the router and the mdf is cumming out will upload picks of the creation . lol.

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