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#1 Naylor2006

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  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Exeter
  • Drives:2.0 Zetec Escort 3dr

Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:49 PM

Quick bit of info about the car as it was when I collected it.

2.0l Mondeo conversion with refurbed injectors.
RS2000 Rear Beam with discs
300mm Front Disks with massive callipers.
Gmax shocks and 40mm springs.
Clifford Alarm system, remote locking and windows and all the other cool stuff it comes with.
Genuine Cosworth Alloys
K&N Induction
Magnex cat back
Leather seats and GTI Trim

Im sure theres alot more but those I think cover the main mods.

So first things first, get some money and look at it for a bit, Ive never actually seen this much cash in my whole life and oddly enough wasnt that attached to it!

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The first thing I had to do was swap the Toyo's from my car over as the ones on were in need of replacement and I had a set of 4 in good shape. Unfortunately no where was open so it was off to Quik Fit.

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Had her tracked...

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This pic I think opens up some interesting discussion, if you lower a car enough you dont need body mods :)

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Quick check underneath, beam looks sweet and a clean line underneath

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Shock horror! Ross didnt have chrome indicator bulbs, well lets deal with that!

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Anyways so new rubber on....

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Back to Mum and Dads cause they have a big drive and I dont....

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I was supposed to start sorting out the audio setup now however it was 6pm and I got back from Ross' the night before at 3am after already working the last 7 days and was totally knackered and when my mate text to say we were all getting p**sed at a mates house I didnt take much convincing, I needed a rest + it was only round the corner. Rang the Mrs, said I wasnt coming home and off I went.

Next day then....(Sunday) Went to Halfords to get a new Ford stereo surround thing and the special removal keys for the stock unit as Ross has been kind enough to refit it so I had something to listen to on the way home.

So on with the stereo install. I convinced Ross with a few tenners to leave his audio wiring in as the amp power from the battery is so much fun to fit (not!). So he left the quick release in for me which had remote wire, earth and power, all I had to do was run the RCA and hook it all up. Hero!

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Old unit out..

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Then my unit out, this head unit is 3-4 years old now and never let me down so I wrote down all my settings and out it came.

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Wiring adapters removed and then fitted to new Escort.

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Time to run the RCA....removal first.

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Next few pics are of my fitting it in...

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Time to get the old sub and amp out....

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Sub fitted to new car, its sitting on foam at the moment as I had no money to dynomat which will be happen as part of the 'progress'

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I had an idea not to long ago to run two hidden wires in the dash for my iphone, I use it as sat nav and for all my beats so I have a stupid sucker mount on the right hand side of the steering wheel for it, but I have to have a 3.5mm and USB charger hanging about when its in use and I wanted to hide these. I had an idea and wanted to test it out so this isnt the finished product yet. Ross said there was a gap at the screen I could utilise to I did.

First thing was to get a tiny USB charger adapter for my cigarette lighter so I would be able to close the drawer still even with a cable plugged in. Sorry about the pic.

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So flush enough for me, time to take the dash trim off, done this about a million times now so it wasnt the usual swearing and fit banging as it was before.

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If you look you can see im also running the aux in 3.5mm as well.

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Here is hooked up on the other side of the dials to the right angle connector that will actually connect to the phone.

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Time to run the usb charger, the white stock one was the only one I had for the time being.

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Over the top of the dials....

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And into the extension.....

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Then connected up to the usb adapter, the drawer does close :)

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For some reason I cant post the rest of my pics!!!!! Pretty frustrating!

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Edited by Naylor2006, 08 October 2012 - 05:57 PM.


#2 Naylor2006

Naylor2006
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Exeter
  • Drives:2.0 Zetec Escort 3dr

Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:05 PM

Removed and fitted my alpine 5x7 rears....

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Ran out of time to cover them up properly so just got them in.

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Just a pic of the work area.

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So there you have it, Saturday and Sunday done and the car feels more like mine now, I wont ever forget the hard work the has gone into it already to give me such a base from from launch off.

My future planes are first and foremost to keep her clean and running well, im into escorts for the long haul so will plan a full engine rebuild next year im sure, maybe sooner if I get bored. Also I wanna dress up the eingine bay to get that 'show' look, calipers need painting, rocker cover....cosmetics really firstly.

I did finish the day by cleaning the car in pitch black but both cars are currently at my mates whos going to swap the exhausts over, I would like to keep the mongoose from my old car as this way some of the soul comes with me I feel, Ive spent thousands over the years on it and would like to bring it with me.

#3 JC

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  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Brummie land!
  • Drives:2.0 powered Silver Escort

Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:59 PM

Glad to see it has gone to a good home :-)
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Clicky to my Escort

My ebay items for sale - Looky :-)


Got a question? feel free to use the send me a message function (a PM)

#4 lee grout

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  • Location:Dawlish, Devon
  • Drives:Ford Escort mk6 1.6LX

Posted 01 August 2011 - 07:06 PM

Looks good mate but but taken forever to load! Jelous by the way, full leather front seats :censored: Love it. :thumb:

Edited by lee grout, 01 August 2011 - 07:07 PM.

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#5 andrewsalter

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  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bridgwater
  • Drives:escort gti

Posted 01 August 2011 - 07:29 PM

I cant believe someone has put those type of weights on your wheels.Why didn't they use the stick on type?
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#6 Naylor2006

Naylor2006
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Exeter
  • Drives:2.0 Zetec Escort 3dr

Posted 01 August 2011 - 07:37 PM

Please accept my apologies, im gonna reload the pictures all smaller size, in my haste to get something on the site everyones gotto suffer.

Im going to re upload them all.

With regards to the weights......Yes thats quick fit for you, un believable, having them redone next week. Should have been paying more attention.

#7 Naylor2006

Naylor2006
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Exeter
  • Drives:2.0 Zetec Escort 3dr

Posted 01 August 2011 - 08:04 PM

Right everyone, pictures load much quicker now sorry about that.

Thanks for the comments so far, she is at a good home and I love the leather.

Gopt a new pic too.

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#8 Dan_Trials

Dan_Trials
  • Drives:Escort Van!

Posted 01 August 2011 - 08:23 PM

Wow really nice work between the two of you! Just shows how simple well thought out classy mods can all add up to a cracking car!

#9 Naylor2006

Naylor2006
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Exeter
  • Drives:2.0 Zetec Escort 3dr

Posted 01 August 2011 - 10:11 PM

Wow really nice work between the two of you! Just shows how simple well thought out classy mods can all add up to a cracking car!


Thanks man, previous owner has gotto take the majority of the credit!

I agree, taking time to plan mods and thinking about them first always makes for better results. The first rims I put on my escort when I first bought it were the most ugly shocking things ever, add that to the fact it wasn't lowered and omg....Since then I vowed to do things properly.

Hope the thread is loading a little quicker for people now.

Edited by Naylor2006, 08 March 2012 - 11:29 PM.


#10 shawdreamer

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  • Location:Runcorn, Cheshire
  • Drives: 3Dr Mk5b, and the missus's head into the headboard while gaping her rear

Posted 01 August 2011 - 10:31 PM

ok so far but that iPhone point is awful, first sharp bend and ya phones going bye-bye through the passenger window.

get yoursekf a docking adapter like I did in my most recent SUYM thread posts
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any monkey can buy and bolt on.... an individual creates
!
you have to really ask yourself something when you consider trying to insult me.. do I really seem like the type of person who gives a flying shite covered monkey F*ck about your pointless comment?.. I'll save your deminished intellect the struggle..that'd be a "No"
Anything can be made to fit.... thats what hammers are for silly!
All posts are the view of the writer and not necessarily that of..... actually no, I dont really give a flying flame toasted turd, dont read my posts if you dont like em R-tard.
no one can accuse me of being "two-faced", Ill call you a nob behind your back and to your face... the latter preferably so I can watch you uselessly blow your lid
being directly honest with your opinion may not make you well liked but it will get you appreciated by the worthwhile few with the sense to understand.... Id rather be appreciated for who I am than liked for what I'm not.

#11 Naylor2006

Naylor2006
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Exeter
  • Drives:2.0 Zetec Escort 3dr

Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:30 PM

ok so far but that iPhone point is awful, first sharp bend and ya phones going bye-bye through the passenger window.

get yoursekf a docking adapter like I did in my most recent SUYM thread posts


Its too low down dude, the phone would have to come free from its mount, or the mount would have to come free, then it would have to rip free from the 3.5mm jack and the charger, if all of those things happen and I lose my phone i'll [Insert what Shaw likes to do or wants here]

Show us a pic then, im all over your threads and ive never seen an iphone dock, had you as the type never to buy anything apple to be fair, still never just a book by its cover.

I appreciate 'Ok so far' though, thanks.

ok so far but that iPhone point is awful, first sharp bend and ya phones going bye-bye through the passenger window.

get yoursekf a docking adapter like I did in my most recent SUYM thread posts


Its too low down dude, the phone would have to come free from its mount, or the mount would have to come free, then it would have to rip free from the 3.5mm jack and the charger, if all of those things happen and I lose my phone i'll [Insert what Shaw likes to do or wants here]

Show us a pic then, im all over your threads and ive never seen an iphone dock, had you as the type never to buy anything apple to be fair, still never just a book by its cover.

I appreciate 'Ok so far' though, thanks.


Found it, lol, its not an iphone, would have been surprised otherwise.

Its in the middle dude, I want mine and have mine pretty much infront of the right air vent, im sure ill figure out a more asthestically pleasing mount soon enought. I thought it for pretty cool tbf....

Didnt finish my edit in time, 3 posts in a row is a big no no so sorry.

Found it, lol, its not an iphone, would have been surprised otherwise.

Its in the middle dude, I want mine and have mine pretty much infront of the right air vent, im sure ill figure out a more asthestically pleasing mount soon enought. I thought it for pretty cool tbf....

Just noticed you said passenger window, are you serial? Break free from its mount or take it with it, then break free from the 3.5mm jack as well as the charger, race accross the other side of the dash then flick up off the bit above the glove compartment and finally out the window? Surely not?

#12 Scort_CVH

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  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West Lothian, Scotland
  • Drives:1.6 SI Escort MK6 Building: 1.6 RST Fixing: RS2k

Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:13 AM

wheres that wee usb charger from mate? also car looks epic but it always has lol

#13 shawdreamer

shawdreamer
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Runcorn, Cheshire
  • Drives: 3Dr Mk5b, and the missus's head into the headboard while gaping her rear

Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:55 AM

ok so far but that iPhone point is awful, first sharp bend and ya phones going bye-bye through the passenger window.

get yoursekf a docking adapter like I did in my most recent SUYM thread posts



Its too low down dude, the phone would have to come free from its mount, or the mount would have to come free, then it would have to rip free from the 3.5mm jack and the charger, if all of those things happen and I lose my phone i'll [Insert what Shaw likes to do or wants here]

Show us a pic then, im all over your threads and ive never seen an iphone dock, had you as the type never to buy anything apple to be fair, still never just a book by its cover.

I appreciate 'Ok so far' though, thanks.



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any monkey can buy and bolt on.... an individual creates
!
you have to really ask yourself something when you consider trying to insult me.. do I really seem like the type of person who gives a flying shite covered monkey F*ck about your pointless comment?.. I'll save your deminished intellect the struggle..that'd be a "No"
Anything can be made to fit.... thats what hammers are for silly!
All posts are the view of the writer and not necessarily that of..... actually no, I dont really give a flying flame toasted turd, dont read my posts if you dont like em R-tard.
no one can accuse me of being "two-faced", Ill call you a nob behind your back and to your face... the latter preferably so I can watch you uselessly blow your lid
being directly honest with your opinion may not make you well liked but it will get you appreciated by the worthwhile few with the sense to understand.... Id rather be appreciated for who I am than liked for what I'm not.

#14 Scort_CVH

Scort_CVH
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West Lothian, Scotland
  • Drives:1.6 SI Escort MK6 Building: 1.6 RST Fixing: RS2k

Posted 02 August 2011 - 10:18 AM

is that a real iphone? looks out of proportion there :S

#15 Naylor2006

Naylor2006
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Exeter
  • Drives:2.0 Zetec Escort 3dr

Posted 02 August 2011 - 10:33 AM

is that a real iphone? looks out of proportion there :S


Not it's not, I had a look at the thread, it's a replica or something.

Got the USB thing off amazon dude, quite common little things.




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