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Orionzetec Part II – The Return

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#16 Orionzetec

  • Drives:Escort Saloon

Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:37 AM

Last weeks pix

Old n/s sill off
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Nice welds on new sill
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Also fitted the Rad out of the white orion. Its slightly thinner than the original one as its for a non-aircon car,
so decided to leave the aircon rad off and bung the aircon hoses. Thats a small easy fix i can do anytime after the cars finished.
Got to be re-gassed anyway.

Thats all folks

#17 Muppje

  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southend-On-Sea, Essex
  • Drives:Skoda Octavia vRS

Posted 19 January 2008 - 01:03 AM

What wheels are they on the Orion?

Look sweeeeeet
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#18 Orionzetec

  • Drives:Escort Saloon

Posted 19 January 2008 - 01:26 AM

Sorry dont remember the name. Had em 7 years, so prob not availible anymore.

#19 robbo241079

  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Aberdeen
  • Drives:Audi A3, Impreza WRX, XR2 MK1 & XR3 MK3.

Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:04 AM

Looks good, alot of progress made there...... 8)

#20 Orionzetec

  • Drives:Escort Saloon

Posted 21 January 2008 - 01:07 AM

Got old spoiler off the white orion today as i was going to fit it to my newly aquired tailgate.
Then remembered id got a brand new genuine Orion RS accessory spoiler in the loft! So off i went and found it. Cant quite decide which to fit now??

1. The Mitsubisi one ive had for years off the old orion.
2. Brand new Ford one.

The plus of no.1 is its got a led brakelight and the plus of no.2 is its new,easier to fit as it oem, and its deeper. Oh and it will finish the accessory kit off as ive now got the complete RS set of F&R Bumpers,Spoiler and Skirts.
After reading that back its not really a choice is it! Just have to live without the 3rd brakelight. That'll be tuff! :roll: :roll:

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 01:51 AM

:wub: i know someone who'd really like the rs spoiler
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#22 MarkyMark

  • Drives:escort gti 1998

Posted 21 January 2008 - 12:31 PM

Nice project, liked the orion very nice styling. Look forward to the progress off this one :thumb:


#23 Orionzetec

  • Drives:Escort Saloon

Posted 26 January 2008 - 06:11 PM

Drivers sill all finished and roughly primed
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After looking at it on the ramp im not happy with the rear chassis rails, theres a bit of rot on each side i dont really want to patch.
I patched the old orion and its not something i want to do again so got some new chassis rails yesterday. Cost me just over £30 per side but its a false economy patching them when i may as well replace them now.

#24 jamesgti

  • Gender:Male
  • Location:ipswich
  • Drives:Escort gti

Posted 26 January 2008 - 07:24 PM

coming along nicely.

#25 JC

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

Posted 26 January 2008 - 08:47 PM

Good effort going on here, its going to be mint and rust free when done :thumb:
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#26 Orionzetec

  • Drives:Escort Saloon

Posted 03 August 2008 - 11:45 PM

Well its been a while since i updated this!
The original plan was to update the thread as i went but the time id worked 8am till 5.30 then on till 1am working on the car getting to a pc wasnt top of my "to do" list. So ill now try and give you a few highlights (and lowpoints) of the build.
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They only looked like a small patch of rust before i started poking about!
So went and ordered two new rear chassis rails, which surprisingly cost about £20 each
Cut off what i didnt need and was left with

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And repeat for the other side
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After a bit of welding and much swearing the offside complete:
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I also completed the nearside but didnt take any pics of it.

Then i turned my attention to the floor.
Ford decided not to underseal the rear of escorts. Clever idea ford. So spent a fair while cleaning and removing the rust and crap from the underside.

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This exhaust mount is a good idea on its condition.
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That was a absolute pig to remove and took ages to get the original bolts out.
How it would of looked in 1996
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A Bit More Cleaned
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Removed heat shield and with a bit of chemicals it cleaned up v.well indeed
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More Cleaning
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Rust removed and etch primed bare metal
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Undersealed :)
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Beam will be done at a later date
Also fully waxoyled all the chassis rails, sills, nooks and crannies etc etc. Dont have a picture to show this though.
I want this shell to last, not turn to rot like the last one.
Will try and update some more tomorrow

#27 Escort_Kid

  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Northamptonshire
  • Drives:Pepper Red MK6 Escort & MK1 Audi TT

Posted 04 August 2008 - 06:08 AM

Thats coming along great,starting to look very mint underneath :thumb:

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#28 Orionzetec

  • Drives:Escort Saloon

Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:32 AM

Exhaust shield back on
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Got a scrap bonnet and bumper for next to nothing to get me on the road. Off to the MOT station!
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After failing the 1st time (on a marginal tyre!) I got a MOT ticket.
Next stop VOSA for a VIC check.
This must be a big money maker. I was there for around 4minutes, a guy checked my reg plates, and vin plate and vin no. stamped into floor, said yes alls ok. Gave me a certificate thingy and that was it. £35 for that bloody certificate. Grr

Next step is the interior.
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I couldnt live without my remote central locking and a decent alarm, so took an afternoon carefully removing my old alarm from the white orion.

I then procedded to remove the odd screw and plastic bit!
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Removing the interior made wiring the alarm much easier and after a while soldering crimping, cable tieing etc the alarm was in and working :)
There was also a few rust patches on the floor which i removed. At least now both sides of the floor are in good shape :)

#29 mykez69

  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Derby
  • Drives:Mk2 fiesta Xr2, BMw E39 323 touring

Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:48 AM

loooks great mate, seeing you removing all that rust and restoring it, shows how perfect you can get a car,

i need to get my sills etc all done, fancying earning some pounds lol?????

good work mate

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I drive a BMW, i am a T*at/i will nail your lass on my passenger seat/refuse to indicate & cut you up all the time.....but what you gona do about in your 70mph FORD haha......i jest.......a little

#30 Markc

  • Location:Uk, Essex

Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:01 AM

done a good job on that one mate :)
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