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AJRTDDI

My Restoration Project / Build. (Mk4 Escort)

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Car before i started

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i give car good clean and started to remove the 1.4 Carb Engine

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Cutting out old battery tray for new panel to be welded and sealed

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Changed the number plates to legal ones.

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Test fitting the RS Archs and Skirts for cutting and ajustments for 5 door.

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RS bonnet fitted

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Front panel cleaned/rust proofed and primered

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Starting to remove brake servo. (clutch/ Choke/Speedo cables ect)

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removing carpets, sound padding ect.

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have to grind down and repair few minor damage Update soon :)

then wiring and mechical parts to be removed (struts and springs arms and bushes ect)












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Keep up the good work with it update me when you've finished ☺️

Thanks,

Lewis Watson-Thompson

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will give car a good jetwash and engine degresser when the rest of the wiring loom is out.

i will rebuild the factory loom with new sleeving. Im not sure on color sceme yet! :)

idk what color to have the car painted yet.

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Nice project mate, looking forward to seeing progress. :)

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Looking good! Keep us updated with more pics :)

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Looking forward to the polished result!

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Sunroof and window screen removed

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1.8 Zetec or 2.0 Zetec silvertop... mmmmmmmmmmm

Shall i go collect a ST170 and give it ago with megasquirt ? lol

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build on hold till weather improves alittle :)

will update on new engine mounts to be made.

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Engine mount

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You have to cut out the inner cam cover to hide the side engine bolt.

I will also add a peice of metel along the top of the mount to the rear to add strengh (3rd pic) (mod the the backplate may need to be trimmed for peice of mind)

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Water pump and Alternator problems solved.


Use ST170 Tensioner.

Use CVH Alternator.

Use 950-1150mm 6pk Belt.


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next todo. Grind and weld Inner seals and front member...

Then Rub down and prep the whole car.

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Very nice mate.. for colour why not go with panther black/aubergine the same as a mk6 rs2000. Just a suggestion can't wait to see the finished project mate

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s1 RS white i think im going todo.

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brought Focus Flywheel didnt fit :( wasted 30 Quid.

Still looking for good welder.

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How you getting on with the build?.....I'm at a stand still with mine, waiting to get it painted.

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It's abit slow found a lot of bodge work and was arrested and on bail. So yea a lot on my mind :(

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It will come together mate. :-)

Sent from under the bonnet

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I have cut and welded new wheel arch to find out I need new inner panel around fuel filler and new Jacking mounts and sills.

One rust job turns into 3 :(

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I hope this don't get too above me.. losing my job and too much welding work means I may have to scrap it :(

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Hope not mate, always people needing a good welder

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