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The TOF's back on the mainland!


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I've been contacted by someone called Tina who has recently bought the TOF! Long-time members of this club will know this car very well as it was something of a club heirloom and stayed in the club for years despite changing hands (first me, then Dave_W then Cosworth909):

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Flat_Steve/DSCF0032b.jpg

 

(How she looked in her glory days)

 

I owned it between '99-2004, with the bulk of the work (arches, paint etc) done in 2003. After selling it in 2004, Dave_W really looked after the car and changed the white wheels for a gorgeous set of black 18" motorsport alloys, fitted a rollcage, flocked the dash and did some other stuff. Dave sold it about two years later to Cosworth909 from the Isle of Wight. Dave unfortunately split the lovely blue seats but it was otherwise in one piece. Cosworth909 also looked after it but he got banned shortly after and was forced to sell it. It was apparently bought by someone who lived on a farm and it stood unloved and unused for a while before being rescued and partially repaired by someone not on the EscortEvolution site, around 2007ish. After that we lost track of it until Tina emailed me, though you guys had already clocked it on Swapz ( http://www.escortevolution.co.uk/forums/in...howtopic=131352 ).

 

It's something of a club heirloom, having being in the ownership of so many members so it's good to see it back on British soil. I've asked her to pop over to this club and say hi, I know some of us would love to hear how she happened across the TOF (its old plate was N604 TOF) and her plans for it. Although it's a bitt ragged and Tina seems to be looking to chop it in, I reckon with a bit of TLC it could easily be returned to its glory days.

 

Anyone remember this car?

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I had the pleasure of seeing this on rather a few occasiuons since 2005.

Trafford meet

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/kwikfix/TraffordMancMeet/Dave5.jpg

 

And again another Traford meet

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/kwikfix/TraffordMancMeet2/DSCF0939.jpg

Plus a few other occasions such as the Blackpool show.

Always loved this car & hope it returns to both Evo & its former glory.

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When did Devboy own it? Between daveW and cos909 or after cos909? Either way he said it was ropey then so i imagine that its probably very ropey now. Its a shame that to get it back to the standard that it was at before Dave W got rid of it you'd have to spend almost as much as it cost to make it in the first place.

 

Seats, Wheels, brakes all need returning to the good ones, and the bodywork prob needs a full respray with repairs doing here and there.

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When did Devboy own it? Between daveW and cos909 or after cos909? Either way he said it was ropey then so i imagine that its probably very ropey now. Its a shame that to get it back to the standard that it was at before Dave W got rid of it you'd have to spend almost as much as it cost to make it in the first place.

 

Seats, Wheels, brakes all need returning to the good ones, and the bodywork prob needs a full respray with repairs doing here and there.

 

 

Your quite wrong actually. Devboy bought it from Dave and proceded to replace many mechanical parts, replacing many with new.

Cosworth909 is a good bodyshop guy & when he got it set about its cosmetics respraying the entire care. So after these two ownerships I imagine an awful lot of money & time was spent.

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/mentalcorsa/chris/fordfair05518.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/mentalcorsa/fordfair05100.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/mentalcorsa/asda224.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/mentalcorsa/mallarypark078.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/mentalcorsa/c680adcc.jpg

 

 

loads of memorys of this car blocking 2 lanes of the motorway while taking pics has to be the best though :)

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/mentalcorsa/fordfair06171.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/mentalcorsa/fordfair06224.jpg

 

in its later wheels :)

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