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Danzetec's Turbo Estate

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#1 Danzetec

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  • Location:Braintree, Essex
  • Drives:Escort Zetec Turbo Or: Focus C-Max TDCi

Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:34 PM

I've been half fancying another estate after my temporary one proved quite good for the dog and shipping stuff about. So whilst browsing ebay I came across this Autumn green finesse estate. It had been part exchanged at the ford dealership that had supplied it, 2 owners, full service history and only 58k miles from new I thought it would be the ideal replacement for the 5 door.

Its got a good solid shell and pretty tidy paintwork, I couldn't turn it down and won it for only £486! :thumb:

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So I've been pretty busy setting about stripping the 5 door down and building the estate up :)

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Got ST170 rear brake setup fitted and after waiting far far too long, the Spax coilovers finally arrived and I'm pretty pleased with their adjustability :thumb:

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And a couple of shots with my brothers car earlier :)

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I've also fitted an RS accesory spoiler for the estate, it doesn't have the screw covers on the top that fall off - Result!

The interior is in and I've kept the rear badges, although they have gone a bit stealth with a coat of satin black - as have the ford badge surrounds :thumb:

Thats about it now styling wise, no further colour-coding and I'm keeping the orange side reps

So next we are now sorting the ECU, this is BEFORE the engine goes in, so I know it will run once installed :cheers:

Edited by Danzetec, 26 November 2011 - 05:28 PM.

#2 bongo

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:46 PM

awesome! sleeper ftw :cheers:


#3 Craig855S

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:50 PM

Nice and subtle, i like it, more pics in brighter daylight to come i hope?
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#4 Ahmotorsport

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:54 PM

This is having the Turbo lump?!

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#5 JoeyMk6

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 11:03 PM

Awesome 8)
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#6 Chris O

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 11:26 PM

It's took a bit of work to get it this far, but its worth it Dan. Now lets get that turbo lump in :thumb:

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#7 tezmanian devil

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:38 AM

Wicked, good call :thumb:
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#8 JC

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 10:04 AM

Very nice!
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#9 Hezz

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 01:14 PM

looks fab, did you get it in this colour so you didnt have to change your sig?! :cheers:

#10 Trig

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:58 PM

Nice change. When is the turbo lump going in here?
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#11 Danzetec

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  • Location:Braintree, Essex
  • Drives:Escort Zetec Turbo Or: Focus C-Max TDCi

Posted 22 March 2011 - 01:56 PM

Thanks for the comments guys :cheers:

Yeah it makes life easier having the same colour Hezz, means I could just swap the stuff over and I like the colour anyway :)

The turbo engine will be going in as soon as the other bits are ready for it but doubtful if I'll be going RSOC day at pod, especially without the turbo engine in
It may be installed for FITP but obviously I can take the car along as is, so I don't miss out :thumb:

Don't worry Craig, I will be getting some better photos when we aren't running out of light :P

#12 MarkyMark

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:31 AM

Great stuff, should be alot fun when finished :thumb:


#13 Stu

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:43 AM

It's a shame you didn't buy into my suggestion the other day Dan, it could be awesome ;)
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#14 Danzetec

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  • Location:Braintree, Essex
  • Drives:Escort Zetec Turbo Or: Focus C-Max TDCi

Posted 23 March 2011 - 01:49 PM

I really can't keep changing the plans or I'll never get there!

Looking forward to chatting to you about that tho Stu :thumb:

#15 jghs83

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  • Location:dewsbury, west yorks

Posted 15 April 2011 - 03:46 PM

Looking forward to seeing this in the flesh. Will definetley see you at fitp.

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