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#1 .dan.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

A couple of years ago I fancied a toy, had a budget of £500, it had to be fun, and cheap to insure. I did a quote on lots of 80's era cars and the Escort Cabriolet in general came out at just over £100 fc, winner. So I set about looking for one within budget, wasnt too fussed if it were a runner had mot or tax, i dont mind getting my hands dirty. It could even be a complete project I wasnt too fussed. The one that caught my eye was bright yellow, I like to stand out, not knowing much about these cars I chatted to the seller, aggreed a price, and off i went to loughborough with trailor in tow. £450 later I came back with "Scabby", my 1989 Tennis. No Tax or mot.

 

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On back of friends car.

 

 

For the Mot it needed some welding on the sills and thats about it. Was then Insured and put 6 months Tax on it. that was a great 6 months.

 

Some Pics taken once mot'd, taxed and insured.

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:48 PM

That was 2011, end of which I moved house so the toys had to go on the back burner for a while, and Scabby has sat patienty in my garage staring at the arse end of my campervan, feeling a bit neglected.

 

This weeekend just gone, a friend popped over and this happened, I'll let the pics do the talking......

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:48 PM

 

 

 

 


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:49 PM

 

 

 

 


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:50 PM

 

 

 

 


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:51 PM

 

 

 

 


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:51 PM

 

 

 

 


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:53 PM

Well thats it for now, appologies for the multiple posts, certain forums i'm on only allow so many pictures/links so force of habbit. will post up any more progress as it happens, comments welcome.


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:56 PM

crack on go you matey


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

hi m8 what are you plans what colour you  painting it parts you need or changing ect..


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:59 PM

Plans for this weekend include getting in behind the front wings to see what lurks in the darkness, then I will be able to give a better idea. Tho I think its going to have a new front panel, new front outer wings, maybe inner wings, sill repairs, new scuttle panel, A pillar repairs inc at bottom of windscreen, new inner and outer n/s/r arches, and probably the same on the o/s/r, and repairs to the rear panel.Doors look ok but need closer inspection. little things like rubbers etc will probably need replacing. Boot lid looks good but there is cracking to the spoiler. repair or replace arch trims and skirts. front bumper needs replacing rear bumper looks good. bonnet needs replacing and will go with a std RS replacement. Strip and remove as much yellow as possible. Paint is narrowed down to two choices, white with matching tiger stripes as my fiesta (see my rides post) or mercury grey. Hope to source a complete RS set up engine etc once body nears completion, RS wheels but will probably go coilovers for suspension. think thats about it as far as plans go.


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:12 PM

Nice m8 -

 

keep the pic's coming


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:49 AM

nice one, good luck with it mate :salut_gb:


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

Good too see another cab get a new lease of life, The mk 4 tennis was a limited edition are you going back to white ?


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:46 PM

Update: sunday 17th feb 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:12 PM

tbf the inner wings seem fairly solid so we have decided to keep them with a few patch repairs here and there. scuttle panel also seems more solid than at first look so thats staying and being patched.

 

next job is to remove the front crossmember, can anyone tell me if this should be braced before its removed??

 

parts to source list:

 

front crossmember

front panel (does this come with bonnet slam panel??)

bonnet slam panel

N/S & O/S front wings

 

Can anyone reccomend somewhere for panels, reasonably priced and fair quality?

 

After this it seems the engine and loom should come out so the entire engine bay can be cleaned and repaired as nesecary and the crossmember once sourced can go back in. then front panel and slam panel before making a decision on wether to repai or replace the a pillar posts and then wings back on.

 

Has anyone got any hints/tips for removing the engine and loom?


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:30 AM

A fair bit of rot to sort there! The front panel is part of the bonnet slam panel
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

Anyone had experience with rollover jigs? have been toying with the idea but dont know how the body would stand with being turned over and twisting.

 

Wheres the best place to source panels from?


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

So the engine came out this weekend, plenty of swearing and grazed knuckles but its out, no pics as battery died but a friend took some so will get them later.

 

off out tonight to take the engine hoist back from where it was borrowed and on the way back will be picking up a brand new rs bonnet ive sourced for £40.

 

next job, remove the rest of engine bay items and clean up.


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:48 AM

New front end now orderd for Scabby, new inner wing repait sections, new outer wings, slam panel and cross member, already have new RS bonnet and genuinvents also got a powdercoated subrame/tow eye cheap on ebay. Total spent so far £250. restoration on a budget :-)


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