FORD ESCORT RS1800 MK2

colin m

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My first Escort had the same markings as this, back when I was a lad - when road tax and insurance were just a small inconvenience, and not the robbery they are these days ! Actually, I'm 50 now, insurance isn't too bad.
 

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My first Escort had the same markings as this, back when I was a lad - when road tax and insurance were just a small inconvenience, and not the robbery they are these days ! Actually, I'm 50 now, insurance isn't too bad.
:tongue-out: Know what you mean Colin,glad you are along for the build
 

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Going for the barn find look so here is the engine,it’s seen better days.
Hope you like the look I have gone for
 

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Nice start Stuart, I can just imagine a door mouse's nest stuck behind exhaust pipes.
 

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Needs more rust under the bonnet, particularly around the suspension struts!

Pete (ex-Escort owner!)
 

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Needs more rust under the bonnet, particularly around the suspension struts!

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Cheers for feedback pete, pointers taken on board although it’s not finished yet still a lot to do.
Appreciate your advice.
 

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Needs more rust under the bonnet, particularly around the suspension struts!

Pete (ex-Escort owner!)
I concur. I discovered how bad they can get when I leant on the inner wing of my old escort, my hand went straight through it lol

As a side point. Would the wheel arch extensions be made of metal back then, or fiberglass?

Looks great so far though. How did you get the paint cracking affect?
 
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