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#1 demondriver

demondriver

Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:41 PM

Hi All,

 

Im back into an escort but this time in the form of a Van. its currently a 1.8 D 55 just turned 85K with a good lot of history. Ive got a lot of plans for this inc a big boot build in the back but first on the agenda is the exterior.

This is how I got it -

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I then fitted full leather seats

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Then came the Evotech front bumper -

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And Fitted

Then I bought a set of BK Racing alloys to refurb and paint then fit. (not all the pics but don't want to put too many up of the process)

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I have a lot more planned for it I am currently half way thru extending the side skirts for it then im going to get an aftermarket rear bumper, cut it up and mould it to fit the van. Then its engine out full respray and then either a turbo diesel engine going in or a zetec I cant decide at the moment as I do between 800 and 1000 miles a week.

In the respray the van is going audi/pearl white and the plastics inc handles etc are going panther black to match the wheels. Someone said to me to do the roof black too but cant decide... heres a few different photoshops of different ideas

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Any opinions or ideas up to now welcome


Edited by demondriver, 21 August 2014 - 02:42 PM.

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#2 lee grout

lee grout
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Dawlish, Devon
  • Drives:Ford Escort mk6 1.6LX

Posted 21 August 2014 - 03:12 PM

looks good. Nice to see lots of pics. Think I seen this on Facebook. Don't do roof black, I like the chequered bonnet :)
And welcome to Evo.

Edited by lee grout, 21 August 2014 - 10:27 PM.

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#3 demondriver

demondriver

Posted 21 August 2014 - 03:15 PM

Hi Lee, yeh its a possibility im on a few different facebook escort groups.

I don't think will be doing the roof black I do like the bonnet someone has said to me maybe start them big at the front of the bonnet (not excessive) and the fade them out into the roof getting smaller and smaller so will have another play on photoshop at some point and see



#4 tomsy

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

Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:44 PM

Love seeing these vans on here because of the transformation they go through, from being someone's work horse to someone's pride and joy,stick with the chequered bonnet and I'm looking forward to seeing this thread progress.
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#5 lee grout

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

Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:39 PM

What other plans you have?
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#6 demondriver

demondriver

Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:19 AM

Thanks Tomsy.
Plans up to now-
finish side skirts, custom rear bumper, custom lights, possibly a spoiler,full respray,
Rear disk conversion
Big front brakes
Different engine can't decide on a TD or a zetec
In the rear going to finish all the panelling and cover in black carpet. Then having a curved build just behind the seats with 4 matching 12 Inch subs. 8 6x9s(4 at the top going down each side) either 6 or 8 matching amps, one or two aux batteries.

Black angel eye headlights
Black angel eye fogs

Prob Missed a few bits too
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#7 lee grout

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

Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:56 AM

depending on what your using, you could get away with 4 amps rather than 8. 2 single channels to run each pair of subs and 2 4 channels to run the 8 6x9's.
Would also recommend at least a single pair of mid's with tweeters.....depending on the choons your banging out of course.
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#8 co-op scooby

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  • Gender:Male
  • Location:IPSWICH
  • Drives:10 PLATE FOCUS 1.6 ZETEC AUTO(FOR THE WIFE),ESCORT 55 DIESEL,SCANIA 230 RIGID

Posted 22 August 2014 - 07:29 AM

Looking good so far mate 

Can't have enough vans on here.

Gonna be another thread to keep an eye on.

Welcome and regards Andy


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#9 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 22 August 2014 - 02:43 PM

Either that bumper. Or the bonnet. Doesnt fit
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#10 demondriver

demondriver

Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:38 PM

Thanks for all the comments so far.

Scottybo it's the bonnet that's kinked on both sides I do have a replacement but not had chance to fit it yet possibly a job for this weekend when my mate comes round.

Not touched the van for a week because I've been working away. Just got home tonight so tomorrow I will hopefully finish the 1st side skirts off and make a start on the 2nd before I leave again on Sunday

#11 demondriver

demondriver

Posted 25 August 2014 - 09:35 AM

depending on what your using, you could get away with 4 amps rather than 8. 2 single channels to run each pair of subs and 2 4 channels to run the 8 6x9's.
Would also recommend at least a single pair of mid's with tweeters.....depending on the choons your banging out of course.

 

I have been looking at various options and door speakers too may have mids and tweeters in the doors 3 speakers are going in each front door in fibreglass builds may go with the mids and tweeters



#12 Micha Chianti

Micha Chianti
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Düsseldorf Germany
  • Drives:Escort Van

Posted 26 August 2014 - 08:17 PM

Nicke Bumper !

Still searching One

Cheers Micha
The German Mk5 Cossi Van

#13 demondriver

demondriver

Posted 01 September 2014 - 04:43 PM

Cheers Micha, Yeh i mentioned on facebook they are getting very rare now ive not seen any advertised at all but if i do will let you know





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