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#1 Jjosland

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  • Location:Kent
  • Drives:Escort 1.6 finesse

Posted 27 July 2013 - 07:42 AM

Hi guys and girls,

New to the forum as of yesterday and been loving looking at your cars.

Just been doing some bumper repairs on her and have decided to make her as nice as I can.

My plans are to get gti sides and spats, and repair lots of the body work (any advice for some rust spots) new interior would be welcome, windows tinted at some point, air induction, and one day a long way off I'd love to get her a full respray. First I want to do some colour coding with the handles and side bumps.

Being my family size car I don't want to go overboard on looking like a boy racer, but I love the car too much to scrap it.

Any advice or suggestions on bits to do would be nice. I'll get some photos on soon.

Joe

Edited by Jjosland, 27 July 2013 - 07:43 AM.

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#2 co-op scooby

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:02 AM

Welome to Evo Joe.All the advice you will ever need to know to both enhance and improve your ride will be offered by some and given by others.LOL
Pictures and hey ho away we go Joe.
Regards Andy
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#3 lee grout

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

Posted 27 July 2013 - 09:01 AM

Morning and welcome to the site. Plenty of help here so any questions just ask. Just remember we like lots of pictures here. :thumb:
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#4 scottybo

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  • Location:bournemouth
  • Drives:2.0l ford escort finnesse. Bmw 318i 2.0l se touring. Mk3 mondeo 2.2l ST tdci

Posted 27 July 2013 - 09:47 AM

pics!!!!!

i wanted to colour code my bump strips. but instead i just removed mine altogether! looks much better
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Ever noticed that putting "anal" in front of some ford model names makes them sound funny? Fiesta, Probe, Ranger. Explorer, Maverick etc... lol

#5 dalelc16

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:24 AM

Hi welcome, i have a pair of spats open to offers?
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#6 Jjosland

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  • Location:Kent
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Posted 27 July 2013 - 12:04 PM

What colour are the spats?

I'm away at the moment but will be back on Monday and add some photos on. I'll try to hide the rust in my photos as much as possible! Haha.

My bump strips are pretty much only good for taking off, but I'm kinda worried about what I might find underneath!
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#7 scottybo

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  • Location:bournemouth
  • Drives:2.0l ford escort finnesse. Bmw 318i 2.0l se touring. Mk3 mondeo 2.2l ST tdci

Posted 27 July 2013 - 10:36 PM

What colour are the spats?

I'm away at the moment but will be back on Monday and add some photos on. I'll try to hide the rust in my photos as much as possible! Haha.

My bump strips are pretty much only good for taking off, but I'm kinda worried about what I might find underneath!


underneath u will find green mold lol
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Ever noticed that putting "anal" in front of some ford model names makes them sound funny? Fiesta, Probe, Ranger. Explorer, Maverick etc... lol

#8 tomsy

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  • Drives:very nice 3dr gti

Posted 27 July 2013 - 10:45 PM

Welcome and good luck with improving your escort nice to know another escort is saved from the scrapyard.
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#9 Jjosland

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  • Location:Kent
  • Drives:Escort 1.6 finesse

Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:43 AM

What colour are the spats?

I'm away at the moment but will be back on Monday and add some photos on. I'll try to hide the rust in my photos as much as possible! Haha.

My bump strips are pretty much only good for taking off, but I'm kinda worried about what I might find underneath!


underneath u will find green mold lol


Is the glue difficult to get off? Any tips on how to clean it up?
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#10 lee grout

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

Posted 28 July 2013 - 09:27 AM

If you've access to one then a heat gun is prob best. If not the mrs hair dryer would do the trick. Gently warm up and peel off. Shouldnt damage underneath if your careful. :thumb:
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#11 Jjosland

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  • Drives:Escort 1.6 finesse

Posted 28 July 2013 - 09:55 AM

Great I should be able to pinch a heat gun. Cheers.
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#12 268

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 12:32 PM

Don't even need a heat gun in this weather. When it's a really hot day just walk up and they peel off like Sellotape. Took me less than 30 seconds to do the whole car a few weeks back! Pleasantly surprised!

#13 dalelc16

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 12:45 PM

What colour are the spats?

I'm away at the moment but will be back on Monday and add some photos on. I'll try to hide the rust in my photos as much as possible! Haha.

My bump strips are pretty much only good for taking off, but I'm kinda worried about what I might find underneath!


White spats
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#14 Jjosland

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  • Location:Kent
  • Drives:Escort 1.6 finesse

Posted 28 July 2013 - 12:55 PM

Great I'll do it after a 2 hour drive home!

What's the best colour to primer in for amparo blue? And how much for the spats?
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#15 Jjosland

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  • Location:Kent
  • Drives:Escort 1.6 finesse

Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:14 AM

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Couple of photos of the escort. Just took the side strips off and the car is a bit dirty. Just wanted to get a couple on for you guys.

You can see my nice shopping trolley dent in the passenger's door.

Edited by Jjosland, 29 July 2013 - 10:15 AM.

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