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    Default Ford escort mk2 RS2000 ground up build

    As you may know i had a white mk2 escort rallycar and destroyed it on a rally

    The shell was beyond repair so i bought a fairly rusty mk2 RS2000 to turn into a very similar thing to what i had



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    This is the car on a roll over jig or "spit"


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    your photobucket limit is already exceeded, maybe put the pics on imgur or something? would be good to see this

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    Today got one of the inner wheelarches and boot floor out

    Last edited by Mikethepanel; 04-12-2014 at 11:31 AM.

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    A rally Escort build? Definitely subbed for this one.


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    This is awesome. I want one.

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    Its gonna be a long build this guys! And it will be built to whats known in the uk as "full group 4 spec" and possibly take 12 months to complete. Funds are my main problem with this build as i had the crash on a rally i'm not insured for any damage to my vehicle so every penny of the build is coming out of my own pocket and i reckon its going to cost around 10k english money

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    quite a rust you've got there

    this is going to be one hell of a build, definitely subbed!


    i shouldn't be daily driving this:
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    After removing the boot floor i looked at the rear chassis legs and once i'd removed a couple of shitly done plates i found this

    So i cut the old O/S rear leg from the damaged white car and cleaned it up

    Once i have made a couple of tall axle stands i will get on with fitting the leg

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    Cut out the right hand chassis rail

    And fitted the new one to it

    I got The new(to it) boot floor prepped and will hopefully have it fitted tomorrow

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    Boot floor now installed

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    Possibly once finished i'm Going with this colour scheme

    What do you reckon??

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    I've got a lot of time for old Escorts (esp the mk2) and yours looks like it'll be great once done. I feel your pain when the rust seems to go on and on! But at least you are doing it properly.

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    Now got most of floor pan out

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    I'm still swayed to the blue. What do you guys think???
    Last edited by Mikethepanel; 04-29-2014 at 02:22 PM.

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    I like the blue sir , here on my country there are alot of escorts tho :p keep the updates coming!

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    In for rally nonsense

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    Blue

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    Blue. Never heard of Ford-Red, have ya?
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    Got some panels for her today, they look a real good quality




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    Previous owner ignored this section and put a new floor over the top of it to hide it

    On a main strength point of the car
    Now it looks abit stronger

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    Holy bodge batman, so many bad repairs, from previous owners. It's coming along though where did you get those panels from? They look really good.
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    Internet high five for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nellydragracer View Post
    Holy bodge batman, so many bad repairs, from previous owners. It's coming along though where did you get those panels from? They look really good.
    I got the panels from SD developments in todmorden

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    Finally the chassis is solid and i got the rest of the floor pan out ready to fit new one this weekend



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    Now got the floor in

    And the large rear diff tunnel

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