Sparky125

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  1. Sparky125

    first post/ build thread

    so hi first of all my first post, as i am doing a project fort it would be a good idea to have the build recorded somewhere so why not here, i perched the 1975 Mk2 Escort ghia a couple of months back as a full mot'ed car with some mods since then i have started to strip back to shell. the plans for the car so far are : strengthening (gussets , front strut , group 4 kit , strut brace and a small amount of seam welding) forest arches and front spoiler anti ***** bars type 9 5speed box and rear axle safety devices full bolt in cage 2.1 pinto on bike carb's wilwood powerlite 4 piston front brakes sierra cosworth rear disc conversion bia's pedal box sparco rev bucket seats harness's snap on boss new steering wheel flocked dash alloys (not sure what yet) alloy tank in boot oil cooler oil pressure gauge tracker and hidden kill switch finished of in diamond white, here are some photos of the car and a couple of the parts that are already here:
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    first post/ build thread

    Started on the passengers side of the boot was a good layer of filler and a Bodge repair, so turns out some one had gone through the the effort of ordering a repair panel and welding it in but not correctly, 😂 was just placed over the rusted out part and welded in,seems a waste of effort to me but there you go, cut out the top panel will look at cutting out the original bad panel next time.
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    first post/ build thread

    Also picked up a set of mini lite wheels for a good price nice chunky 8s should look good when spaced in the arches, could do with a little tidy up tho.
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    first post/ build thread

    Driver's rear lower quater tacked in place for now.
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    first post/ build thread

    So couple of days off work and decided to get the driver's side of the boot started, inside is just tacked on same will be done to the lower rear quarter, after the other side is done the same and everything lines up with the rear lower back panel on,I'll start to weld it in place, just a little bit of the scrap that has been taken off the car so far plenty more to do, mess on the inside arch not a problem at the moment as most will come out with the Forrest arches and exstenshions will need to be welded in to bridge the gap.
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    first post/ build thread

    Next lot of panels have arrived, got a week off work so I'll look at getting some of these put in over time time when I'm not out on the bike.
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    first post/ build thread

    Ordered the other boot part yester day so waiting on dispatch will look at getting some 1mm sheet metal, but waiting for parts delivery now really will look at finishing off the spit if parts have not arrived by the weekend.
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    first post/ build thread

    Got the rest of the rear skin off, looks like there's a bit more work to be done inside the boot first tho as it looks to need both inside and outside lower rear quarter repairs done so I'll get onto ordering tho's up along with some sheet metal, left the boot skin clamped on to see how it's looking.
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    first post/ build thread

    Right so got the rear outer lower boot skin after a mess up with deliver which resulted in it being sent back to motorsport tools, started the hack off the badly repaired one and already sick of the spot welds only managed a couple hours and got halfway through remove.
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    first post/ build thread

    So picked the car up today seems to be quite a bit that needs to be done as most of the repairs are poor, more have been uncovered. The splash panels have gone and need replacing so the wings are going to have to be removed, not a real problem as they have been welded on pritty bad. Will replace the rear boot skin that should remove most of the bad welding on the rear engine bay needs quite a bit of attention.
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    first post/ build thread

    So got a call in work today from the guys shotblasting the shell asking if I could come take a look at the half they have done before they do the rest finished 2 hours early to get down and take a look fearing the worst, turned out not to be to bad, a mix of bad repairs, rust as expected and what looks to be mot patch work. So told them to carry on as they were and to blast the lot. Should be done tomorrow and ready to go down to get a layer of primer.
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    first post/ build thread

    So 3 weeks down the line and still waiting for news, no shell yet
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    first post/ build thread

    Been a while now but finally got her in to shot blasting should get her back Friday/sat to see what I'm working with. Being shotblasted and apoxy primed
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    first post/ build thread

    So trailer tests done and dusted time to start looking for somewhere to get the sandblast or have it dipped.
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    first post/ build thread

    So still haven't had the chance to get on with anything, on another note I have my trailer training and test this wed/Thursday so hopefully will have that sorted and will be able to look at getting it in for dipping or blasting.
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    first post/ build thread

    So van box was a second hand 1 and was a bit whine, sooo only ended up getting something else lol, so now I have a towing vhecial, so shall be looking at sandblasting after the new year, also snowed a bit here and had some fun XD
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    Overheating problem

    Heaters working fine?
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    first post/ build thread

    So due to weather and other problems haven't been able to get much done, another to start the week off was the gearbox on my van went on the way to work Monday so have to change that over anyway going up to castle combe for rally day to morrow should be plenty of nice examples up there and may give me some ideas.
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    first post/ build thread

    got some more blanking/strengthening tacked into place got some more to do then ill look at welding them into place fully.
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    first post/ build thread

    so after the dreeded 7.5lt oil change on the van had some time free for the car, upper chassis crush holes have been welded up have also tacked some strengthening plates in upper rad lower rad and inner wing to slam pannel, will look at getting some of the floor holes blanked up and the c piller next time there's a nice weekend.
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    first post/ build thread

    so got some stuff done today cut out the battrie tray as it will be relocated to inside, also makes the engine bay look alot cleaner. Had a look at the strenghing kit done the fuse box blank weldings a bit rusty atm, filled the holes for the headlight screws as there was around 8 so can redrill and look tidy. Strenghing kit seems to be a massive jigsaw so having a look online to where parts go and getting some iders, should get a chance to do a bit more tomorrow
  22. have a look on the rally sites thats where I get most of my mk2 parts from, not that expensive eighter.
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    first post/ build thread

    harnes's and the rest of the rear axle studs arrived this week need to look at getting the engine sorted as ill need to have to car as its going to sit to weld the anti ***** bar mounts on.
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    1990 p100 blue smoke on idle

    would be worth checking any crank case breather pipes, make sure they ain't blocked, ideally need to figger out weather its burning oil or if its fule.
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    1990 p100 blue smoke on idle

    has is hard any work done recently ?