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Ma 2nd Escort 1.6


mclovin9091
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Seen as im going to hit 100 posts with this one, i thought i would get a couple of pics of ma car on here. Its the 2nd one i have owned and had my last one for 3 years before the rust got to it being that it was sat in a garage for the best part of those 3 years due to my job and not being in the country.

 

So: http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/mac9091/Escort/media2.jpg

 

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/mac9091/Escort/PICT0374.jpg

 

Picked it up for the pricely sum of £295, 78k on the clock with a little rust on the tail gate, one of the arches and a little patch on the right hand sill which has now been treated. Also after some idling, power and fuel issues shes now running smooth as. I would say that work could begin on tidying her up but i'm of out the country until march next year so work will have to wait.

 

I've already got rid of the 'escort, 16v and lx badges, a bit of polishing is required on the bonnet to get it to match the rest of the car and once the rust has been removed properly and filled a quick spray and she'll look good. Not going to spend too much on her (famous last words!) but picked up a strut brace last night for £35 and will lower if i can come across a set in a scrappy.

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Yeah the wheels are rubbish! Canny get them aff becuase the previous owner did nae leave the keys fir the locking covers on the key bunch, either that or he's lost it. Not lock nuts there is a small metal cover that goes over one wheel nut on each wheel.

 

Not sure what to go for just yet but i have a few months to decide. Not sure what to do with the engine bay polish or paint. Polish IMO looks better but painting is easier, either way i would do the EFI inlet and rocker cover, heat sheild (if painted) and strut brace would get done to match as well.

 

Its a 96 on a N plate.

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A couple more pics:

 

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/mac9091/Escort/007.jpg

 

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/mac9091/Escort/021.jpg

 

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/mac9091/Escort/020.jpg

 

thats all thats being done until next year when i return to the UK.

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Right o so im back from Glasgow and i've picked up a set of alloys. Cheers Zetec2k6 :)

 

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/mac9091/Escort/IMAG0041.jpg

 

Thinking of going with white as contrast, maybe do the door handles, wing mirrors and the black plastic on the rear door windows also boot grab and maybe front grille. Not sure about clear or smoked side repeaters. Looking at a set of black lexus lights for the back.

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Updated with new pic of alloys. Got some smoked repeaters on way, probably going to colour code the wing mirrors and other plastic parts instead of white.Looking to spray the dash surround, door handles (inside), gear lever surround and maybe a couple of other small things white. Frozen white seems to be a popular choice.

 

However all that can wait as it needs an MOT soon, so i'll be pulling the exhaust off (again) as i need to get a small leak sorted and thinking there is a problem with the rear right hub, can't put my finger on it but it just doesn't seem right.

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Ok, got the side repeaters today and fitted:

 

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/mac9091/Escort/IMAG0046.jpg

 

Got a set of Black lexus lights on the way and will be looking giving them a slight bit of tint, but that'll be done after i've prepped the car for its MOT.

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