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lee grout
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This has been rubbed of all stone chipped areas hence the patchiness! :P

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car014.jpg

Courtesy of TC-DNB.

 

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/Newcamra029.jpg

Now you can see that the bumper curves in at the top and i need to widen said area to meet the arch.

 

 

 

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car015.jpg

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car016.jpg

I used the sides from my original bumper to build the raised area. I started with the whole side, then with lots of trial and error found the perfect size bit yo use was....well look at the pic.

 

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/kirstytrevcar010.jpg

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/kirstytrevcar007.jpg

Clamped in place in order to line up corresctly with the arch.

 

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car004-1.jpg

Much shaping to match the top with the arch, not just one big mash up of a rounded edge to make all the points meet.

 

Nearside

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car010-1.jpg

 

Offside

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car009-1.jpg

 

The whole picture

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car011-1.jpg

 

Im very pleased with how it looks. Just in the garden now ready for a sunny (non windy) day so I can get out the compressor and prime her.

Thoughts welcome. :cheers:

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Here is the battery cover I made.

Started with a cardboard template which I then transfered to some perspex I had in the garage. Some primer, matt black and a neat trim around all edges to neaten up and I think it make sit look a lot tidier. :cheers:

 

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car003-1.jpg

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car013-1.jpg

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car014-1.jpg

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car013-1.jpg

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Nice work fella! Good to see that bumper go to good use. My boss crushes so many GTi's complete with kit and interior ;( I try to save them haha.

 

Do you need a tow eye cover? Got some spares knocking around now. PM me mate.

 

Look forward to seeing this car come along. Looking great so far :)

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awesome work on that bumper fella :thumb:

Cheers mate. Its nice to see people appreciate the work that goes into things like this, Even if its not to there taste :cheers:

 

 

 

Nice work fella! Good to see that bumper go to good use. My boss crushes so many GTi's complete with kit and interior ;( I try to save them haha.

 

Do you need a tow eye cover? Got some spares knocking around now. PM me mate.

 

Look forward to seeing this car come along. Looking great so far :)

 

Got a cover off lord JC mate but thanks. When all the same colour I think that bumper will look really good. Sort of minimal modding but makes a nice impact. :thumb:

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Yup, standard bumper with spats. Restoration pics of them to follow shortly. Only thing different to the bumper.......so far! is iv's filled the number plate light hole and smoothed over. Think im having the numberplate on the bumper (square one not rectangle in the centre). Was gonna use my aftermarket skirts originally but decided not too now. Gona get some cossie's on order, that way it will tie the arches in nicer and I think it will look better as a whole. :cheers:
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Well heres my rear bumper, A quick rub down and ready for paint. :thumb:

 

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car008.jpg

 

Now look at this S$#T!!! Nothing is ever simple. Flaking paint = some D!ck who cant do a proper job. It had been sprayed over without any rubbing down whatsoever, its smooth as the day it left the factory.

 

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car007.jpg

 

And look at the state of these! One's got a zig-zag crack throughout the middle of it and the other has filler smothered all over! What I dont get is the fact that the one with all the filler......was never cracked or broken!

 

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car011.jpg

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car012.jpg

 

Drilled the ends of each crack to prevent from spreading.

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car009.jpg

 

Here we go, after a whole afternoon of messin about!

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car013.jpg

 

And now all primered and looking half respectable! :cheers:

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/kirstytrevcar013.jpg

 

Hopefully soon will be trial fitting the bumper to see if I need to pack out the sides to meet the arches or not.

 

Comments as usual. :cheers:

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