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Mk5 Escort Cosworth Bodykit


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Hi all,

 

First post on here so be kind. I'm looking for an Escort Cosworth kit to fit a Mk5 RS2000, or more specifically the front and rear arches and sideskirts as I'd prefer to use genuine bumpers etc. All the kits I've seen on *bay have front wings that mount along the bulge line in line with the headlights. I really want ones that wrap completely around the existing wings-as per Dubs off this site (I hope he doesn't mind me pinching his pics as reference) below:

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa83/michaeld4316/Image000-1.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa83/michaeld4316/Image002.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa83/michaeld4316/Image001-1.jpg

Failing this has anyone used genuine EsCos front wings (either Metal or Fibreglass items) on a normal escort. How much do they have to be modified? I expect the original wings will have to be removed, and the EsCos ones probably shortened or something? Anyone got any further info on this?

 

Any info on these issues will be greatly appreciated.

 

Cheers :nutter:

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tbf,

 

tho the full fronts would be beneficial (Im sorry Ive never seen full wing kits before so Im guessing Dub's are wings that have came off another motor)

 

were Dub's back wings go right up it would make disguising the joint alot more difficult than were the more common ones join on the bodyline were a curve exists and can be extended to blend the joint. Imo it would take a great deal more careful blending to disguise the joint on the bootlid pillar than it would on the lower bodyline as the common kits are made to do.

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Dubs apparently came from an Ebay shop that no longer exists, and IMHO is the best looking kit I've seen. I thought I'd found a good, well priced set of arches on the bay, but after requesting a picture of them fitted to a car they turned out to be pretty crap looking.

 

If I can't find a good kit, I'll be selling the car as its to nice to ruin with a sub-quality kit.

 

Cheers

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Dubs apparently came from an Ebay shop that no longer exists, and IMHO is the best looking kit I've seen. I thought I'd found a good, well priced set of arches on the bay, but after requesting a picture of them fitted to a car they turned out to be pretty crap looking.

 

If I can't find a good kit, I'll be selling the car as its to nice to ruin with a sub-quality kit.

 

Cheers

 

its more down to fitting rather than quality of material in most examples your likely referring to, even the cheap kits (meaning nothing sub £200) can be made to look correct when fitted correctly and not slapped on by some complete tool with a rivet gun and the mistaken belief that "I can do bodywork me" :rolleyes:

 

The half height fibre kits (new = £350-£500+) are actually pretty good quality and strength and as said look the part if fitted correctly and the bodywork finishing done to a decent standard by someone who knows what their doing.

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You may be right, still best to try and get the best parts possible and do the research first.

 

 

very true and a very prudent an attitude to take.

 

good luck searching for the full height type, just don't despair if it looks like the half height is all that's now available, as I said, with care and patience its not to hard to get a just as good result from it.

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These front wings ?

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/DSC00263.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/DSC00259.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/DSC00264.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg287/danieljackson8608/DSC00260.jpg

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Ok trickier question, anyone know the ins and outs of fitting genuine Escos front wings to an RS2000? I've heard they're too long, but that would suggest the bonnet would be too long also and I have a Genuine bonnet fitted without any issues. If I'm talking rubbish please forgive me, its xmas and alcohol may have been consumed
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Ok trickier question, anyone know the ins and outs of fitting genuine Escos front wings to an RS2000? I've heard they're too long, but that would suggest the bonnet would be too long also and I have a Genuine bonnet fitted without any issues. If I'm talking rubbish please forgive me, its xmas and alcohol may have been consumed

 

From what vie heard it's the wheels don't sit in the centre of the arch if you use genuine ones

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