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Mk3 Escort - 5 Door Ghia Build Thread

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Well the engine is in, turns over but won't fire into life......think it's something electrical, so my Dad is coming over in the morning to have a look. :)

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So wish I had the time and know how to do what your doing, looks good!

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So wish I had the time and know how to do what your doing, looks good!

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Cheers mate, still need help with things........but get there in the end. :)

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All sorted now, thanks to my Dad.....all up and running. Few bits to sort out still, align exhaust properly, clean up brake discs, and a few other bits before it gets painted. :D

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I noticed you turned the oil breather around, was going to ask if the bonnet would still close. The car's looking fantastic.

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Yeah, thought I'd best move it lol......cheers mate, can't wait to have it painted, and sort the interior out. :D

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A few parts to keep me busy. :D

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Twin horns fitted. :D

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Also changed the clutch quadrant, pita of a job....but car now drives.

Got a bit hot though, must of had an air lock....made a massive gargle when I switched off. Let it cool down, and topped up water. (hopefully be ok now). Also battery is flat, not charging so got that to sort now. :D

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Alternator now charging, thanks to my mate sorting the wiring. :D

Monroe gas shocks all painted. :D

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Bonnet striker cleaned and painted.

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Horrid wooden trim sanded down and repainted Ford graphite grey.

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New Ford badges arrived today. :D

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Also cleaned and treated surface rust in the wheel well, and gave it a quick spray to protect it.

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Old carpet is out, sound deadening is nearly dry, all plastics, seats etc all cleaned. All surface rust treated and painted (not much to do). Parcel shelf re-coloured in grey. All external plastics re-blacked ready for when the car is painted. Just got to clean roof lining and dash then fit the new grey carpet.

Sorry only one pic lol

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Only a few bits done, as been busy working. :)

Alternator heat shield & battery clamp painted.

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Window winders painted.

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Speaker covers painted, as one was grey and one was beige lol

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Looks good. I don't think ford got the speaker covers quite right, the ones in my dad's XR3i don't match any of the interior.

Is it a vinyl paint you've used on the plastics? Might go a bit flaky otherwise.

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Cheers. It's plastic primer, and plastic enamel....used it before, so should be ok. :)

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Few bits done today. :)

Wing mirror before.

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Re-painted satin black. (looks a bit shiney in the pics.)

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Sorted out the wiring bodge on the stereo, ready for the new one. And ran new speaker cable in.

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New speakers fitted on modified spacers.

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Service sticker I made.

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And rubber strap fitted to oil cap.

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New head unit fitted and working. :)

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Rear spoiler painted satin black. :)

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Will be respraying the spoiler and mirrors tomorrow as the satin black is too shiney, more like semi gloss!.....got some Hycote body shop satin, tested it and loads better. Also going to fit the new brake shoes, cylinders, discs pads, and braided lines. May paint drums, calipers and solid lines too.....if I've got time. :-)

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Re-sprayed the spoiler and mirrors. As I wasn't happy with the semi gloss finish. This satin black is actually satin black lol :)

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Front pads, discs and braided lines fitted. Haven't painted anything yet, as I need to replace the piston seals on the calipers. :)

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looking good

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Cheers Mate, slowly getting there.....only trouble is you do one job, and end up with another lol

Like the stereo isn't holding its memory, the power has been run from the cigar lighter (by a previous owner). So need to run a power straight to the battery with a inline fuse. :-)

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Yeah looking good, funny what a difference the Matt look gives. Kinda shame the classic alloys don't let you see the discs and brakes much.

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Cheers mate, yeah is a shame.....but can see enough. :-)

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here are some pics,i will send you more if you want

it needs alot of work done to it,i would like to know how to clean up the engine bay up ,to show condition,what paint to use on certain parts ,like you did, how can i make it look good again,i do have the proper ford escort wheels that came with the car ,new hub caps,,i really looking for some advice as well,as i am a wheelcair disabled person and i love this car

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Looks really clean on the inner arches, just polish those up. Plastics come up well with t-cut. Coolant & washer bottle can be removed and soaked in washing powder overnight. Rocker cover use normal two pack paint. Metal parts like brake servo, wiper arms, etc can be sprayed with hammerite. Engine block can be brush painted with hammerite.

Just seen this dash come up on Ebay http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/251614945943?nav=SEARCH I still think it's expensive, but that's up to you. :)

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