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A bit more strip down has happened so that I can crack on with the repairs:

 

Roof lining out so I can get the sunroof tray out:

 

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121216_194457.jpg

 

 

Dash & windscreen came out so the door could come off and roof lining could come down:

 

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121216_194512.jpg

 

 

Found a spot on the scuttle panel that needs cutting out and repairing:

 

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121216_194658.jpg

 

 

Also came across a little hole in the floor, boo:

 

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121216_194523.jpg

 

 

Took the arch extensions & skirts off, the front wing is goosed:

 

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121216_194552.jpg

 

 

The sills are solid though:

 

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121216_194634.jpg

 

 

Rear arches are spot on:

 

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121216_194602.jpg

 

 

The plan is to sort out the roof and the driver side of the car then turn it around and tackle the passenger side.

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So you used mk3 Mondy calipers with cossie 2wd discs, did you have to space the calipers out by much?

I've always heard you had to run focus st170 discs with massive calipers spacers.

 

They are ST200/24 calipers, not the mk3 300mms.

 

I only had to space the caliper out by a couple of mm, one washer.

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So you used mk3 Mondy calipers with cossie 2wd discs, did you have to space the calipers out by much?

I've always heard you had to run focus st170 discs with massive calipers spacers.

 

They are ST200/24 calipers, not the mk3 300mms.

 

I only had to space the caliper out by a couple of mm, one washer.

 

Ah I see, thanks.

 

I have a lot of mk2 Orion parts btw so if you need anything give me a shout :)

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I took the engine and box out of this a couple of days ago, I'm getting a reasonably long list of parts required, it will be great when it is done though. It needs to be, I'm taking it to Barcelona in June!

 

I will post some pics when I get them uploaded.

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I took the engine and box out of this a couple of days ago, I'm getting a reasonably long list of parts required, it will be great when it is done though. It needs to be, I'm taking it to Barcelona in June!

 

I will post some pics when I get them uploaded.

 

Thats quite a tip, whats that in aid of? Looking good by the way and as for that rust rust...thats pretty minor stuff for a car of that age. Look forward to seeing the results.

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I took the engine and box out of this a couple of days ago, I'm getting a reasonably long list of parts required, it will be great when it is done though. It needs to be, I'm taking it to Barcelona in June!

 

I will post some pics when I get them uploaded.

 

Thats quite a tip, whats that in aid of? Looking good by the way and as for that rust rust...thats pretty minor stuff for a car of that age. Look forward to seeing the results.

 

Its to raise money for Prostate UK, the mens cancer charity. Barcelona and back in 4 days!

 

 

So, the other day, after a few hours work with spanners and a hoist the car is missing a little more than before:

 

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121228_191736.jpg

 

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121228_191745.jpg

 

 

The engine bay is pretty tidy, there isn't any rust repairing that needs doing, I will probably give it a blow over with a couple of rattle cans prior to putting the engine back in.

 

I have noticed that some of the wires are a bit brittle so the wiring harness will get a good check over and any dodgy sections will be replaced and the harness will be recovered.

 

Here is the motor on the engine stand. I will be doing all of the oil seals on this as it has a couple of leaks. The block will also be cleaned up and painted, to add some glitz and glamour to the engine bay

 

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121228_191647.jpg

 

 

Here is a nice little pile of engine parts, I'm running out of room for all the bits and pieces.

 

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121228_191659.jpg

 

 

Today I hit the front wing, as the bodykit was hiding a little hole and I couldn't refit the square side repeaters. After seeing what Ian came across on his S1 with the wing off I was hoping for something that looked a bit more solid. My luck was in:

 

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121230_161350.jpg

 

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121230_161408.jpg

 

 

The white stuff is a PTFE spray, I wanted to cover the bare metal so it doesn't corrode while it is waiting for a small repair and the new front wing. There is a little patch that needs doing at the front of the sill, you can just about see it in this picture, a plate about a couple of inches square should cover sort it.

 

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20121230_161419.jpg

 

 

After a full strip down of the driver side and the front there is a grand total of 3 small patches that need cutting out and welding fresh metal in (the front panel and crossmember are spot on). Not bad for a 87 car. I still have the passenger side to investigate properly so things could get much worse.

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Yep, all the stone chip is coming off and retreating with the stuff from Bilt Chamber, zinc primer and proper cavity wax that makes waxoil look like salt water.

 

Here is what I have been buying (sorry, no bed sheet shots like Sidrick)

 

This is the stuff from Bilt Hamber, cavity wax, rust remover, rust converter and weld-through primer

 

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20130106_135239.jpg

 

 

I bought the RS accessory rear bumper when it came up on eBay, my car had them fitted from the factory/dealers so I wanted to get them, not for fitting, purely because it had them from new. I still need a front one, so if anyone comes across one, let me know

 

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20130106_135223.jpg

 

 

Also, a full rear quarter came up on eBay, I though I would bid because I can take the bit around the window from and is the rest for making repair panels from. I won it for £0.99.

 

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/trig_112/1987%20Escort%20RS%20Turbo/20130106_135339.jpg

 

 

 

Some real work will carry on soon.

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