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#16 bongo

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  • Gender:Male
  • Location:southwales valley boy
  • Drives:2.0 si...soon to be 2.3 :-)....1.8 zetec focus as my daily....

Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:00 AM

Seen this earlier up Gylfach. It was up Guys bodyshop when I was having a quote for my rear arch....

Looks nice and clean mate..


my mates mk1 escort is in guys,he seems to be a good painter,how much did he quote you mike?

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#17 Mike-evans

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  • Drives:2.0l GTi

Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:04 PM

Seen this earlier up Gylfach. It was up Guys bodyshop when I was having a quote for my rear arch....

Looks nice and clean mate..


my mates mk1 escort is in guys,he seems to be a good painter,how much did he quote you mike?


Ahh, he did mention doing some work on a MK1 :thumb:

He quoted me £225 to cut out, re-fit new and paint, then an extra £50 to do my spoiler at the same time...

How does that sound?

I've heard lots of good reviews about Guy :cheers:

#18 bongo

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  • Location:southwales valley boy
  • Drives:2.0 si...soon to be 2.3 :-)....1.8 zetec focus as my daily....

Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:44 PM

Seen this earlier up Gylfach. It was up Guys bodyshop when I was having a quote for my rear arch....

Looks nice and clean mate..


my mates mk1 escort is in guys,he seems to be a good painter,how much did he quote you mike?


Ahh, he did mention doing some work on a MK1 :thumb:

He quoted me £225 to cut out, re-fit new and paint, then an extra £50 to do my spoiler at the same time...

How does that sound?

I've heard lots of good reviews about Guy :cheers:


dont sound too bad if you say £100 per panel to spray which leaves £125 for parts and labour.

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#19 tomsy

tomsy
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:gilfach goch s.wales
  • Drives:very nice 3dr gti

Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:18 PM

I've had a few beers but what the farrk is going on here?

Its a thread about the purchase and ownership of my escort gti that seems to have been thrown off course because of my inability to change a number plate but hopefully it will get back on track. Hope yours is running sweet after all your troubles look forward to some more updates on your thread.
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#20 DaweV6

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:25 PM

That looks decent, why was it scrapped?


it needed a clutch


ROFL

Talk about extreme measures. :huh:
“I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.”
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#21 tomsy

tomsy
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:gilfach goch s.wales
  • Drives:very nice 3dr gti

Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:30 PM

One escorts loss is another ones gain i was more than happy with the parts i had off it smartened mine up no end in the short term.
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#22 tomsy

tomsy
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:gilfach goch s.wales
  • Drives:very nice 3dr gti

Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:53 PM

Cars been on the road for 5 months now, in that time i've had to replace the clutch couldn't live with a juddery one, other than that the car has been mechanically sound done a couple of 350 mile round trips to plymouth averaging 70-80 mph no problems at all not even had to top up oil or water. Now i know the car is mechanically sound i decided to concentrate on the cosmetics ultimately a full respray the following parts were bought.Posted Image
A set of 4 fully refurbished wheels brand new tyres all for the price of £180 bargain i thought. Also bought new headlights tail lights foglights and standard amber side repeaters tried to upload photos of these but image uploader is telling me it exceeds file size, dont understand this photos were taken with same phone as other pictures posted on here any advice on this much appreciated.
In march car was booked in for full respray at hg bodyshop in the village where i live, a price of £900 pound was agreed thought this was a really good price as i'd seen some of his work and had heard good recommendations hope these photos of work in progress upload
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Car was stripped then the repairs started. Would love to show photos of this but again image uploader wont allow me to getting very frustrated now :vangry: so im off to bed all comments and advice welcome.
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#23 tomsy

tomsy
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:gilfach goch s.wales
  • Drives:very nice 3dr gti

Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:27 AM

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Thanks to my brother inlaw who luckily is down from newcastle for the weekend and a computer whizz i can make the photos the right size to fit, my next lesson is to get the photos the right way round, its all a learning curve for me :cheers: tomsy
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#24 bongo

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  • Location:southwales valley boy
  • Drives:2.0 si...soon to be 2.3 :-)....1.8 zetec focus as my daily....

Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:13 PM

£900 aint bad,get some more pics up.

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#25 JC

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

Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:48 PM

Nice to see it getting so much attention
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#26 tomsy

tomsy
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:gilfach goch s.wales
  • Drives:very nice 3dr gti

Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:05 PM

£900 aint bad,get some more pics up.

Will try to bongo but anyone who reads my posts will know that i have an underlying problem, i am completely useless on a computer. To do my previous post with the 3 photos and a few lines of text it took me about 3 hours, but i guess the more i get on here the quicker i'll get im now up to 5 words a minute as long as 2 of them are a and i lol
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#27 bongo

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  • Location:southwales valley boy
  • Drives:2.0 si...soon to be 2.3 :-)....1.8 zetec focus as my daily....

Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:12 PM

£900 aint bad,get some more pics up.

Will try to bongo but anyone who reads my posts will know that i have an underlying problem, i am completely useless on a computer. To do my previous post with the 3 photos and a few lines of text it took me about 3 hours, but i guess the more i get on here the quicker i'll get im now up to 5 words a minute as long as 2 of them are a and i lol



awesome :roll:

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#28 tomsy

tomsy
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:gilfach goch s.wales
  • Drives:very nice 3dr gti

Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:13 PM


Nice to see it getting so much attention

Thanks the plan is to get it looking as nice as i can within a sensible budget and not deviate away from it being a GTI to much by doing mainly mechanical mods suspension brakes engine :cheers: tomsy
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#29 tomsy

tomsy
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:gilfach goch s.wales
  • Drives:very nice 3dr gti

Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:14 PM

Here i go again gonna try and upload photos of the work i've had done from may through till now, my brother inlaws been down this weekend and has shown me how to resize my photos so i can upload them, apparently a program had changed from when he showed last time thats why i couldn't keep this thread updated as i've said before this is a learning curve for me so please be patient. The following pics are of the bodywork being prepped for paintPosted Image
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Its surprising how many little dents someone with an eye for these things see's luckily not to much rust to repair though, all the repairs were primed and rest of car rubbed down.

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Remaining badges were then removed side windows were taken out and the car was then in the spray booth havn't got any pics of painting in progress but the following pics were taken day after it was painted.[img]http://www.evo-host.co.uk/getimg/29617.jpg[/img
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While all the body work was being done thought i better freshen up the rest of the car with new lights and a set of refurbished wheels with brand new tyres.

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The wheels i bought off ebay 1 bid £180 secured them my best buy yet off ebay.

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I think thats enough for you people out there to look at for 1 night more pics of what else has been going in the last 3 months to follow this week, but if you were at fordfair last weekend you already know how the car looks now, all comments welcome good or bad :cheers: tomsy
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#30 JC

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

Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:36 PM

It was looking very clean and tidy at ford fair, and nice to meet you mate :thumb:

I see now why the panels were so clean and straight after all the attention!
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