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  1. allblue

    Escort cabriolet full tonneau fitting

    You should do! The Mk6 escorts are much nicer to drive than the mk4, especially on motorway trips.
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    Escort cabriolet full tonneau fitting

    They commonly go walkabout! You still have the mk6 Ollie?
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    Escort cabriolet full tonneau fitting

    Hi, No unfortunately. The cab that was being broken did not have the full tonneau with it. Its a hard to find part on its own. Ford, surprisingly have it as NLA. At least the mounts should help it hold up better.
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    Escort cabriolet full tonneau fitting

    Pic of the eyelets now in place! Off subject - whilst working on the car, did a part service - air filter, spark plugs and cleaned out the inlet of carbon. Also got hold of a genuine Ford new ignition coil and gen Ford HT leads, as the car has now done 145K, so thought it worth updating those. Has made a difference, acceleration is noticeably improved. So happy with the result! Oil change next and service rear brakes and brake fluid change. Then its MOT time :-)
  5. Hello all A Long time since I last posted. But a couple of years back I sourced a full tonneau for my mk6 cabrio. Now my car did not have this option from the factory, so I brought some tenax pegs and after careful measuring, fitted them into the dash. So far I have been using the cover with just the tenax pegs to secure it: It looked ok,but sagged in the middle as I could not secure it to the b pillar as intended. I have now managed to source a fitting kit from a cab that was being broken. I've got the a pillar eyelets, b pillar eyelets (both sides), the a pillar rubber, b pillar rubber, b pillar plastic cover and the rear passenger cards (which has the Velcro fastener riveted to it Managed today to get the easy bit out of the way, fitting the a pillar eyelets. The a pillar rubber has the cut outs from the factory, where the eyelet is mounted, so that the trim does not get in the way.. This meant I did not have to cut my rubber trim and made the job more straightforward. Next on the list to is remove the rear cards and rivet the Velcro bits to the back (where the badge goes). Then next is to fit the b pillar mounts. Not sure if the holes are there or if I need to drill some. As with the a pillar trim, the b pillar rubber and plastic surround have the cut outs in place already, so should speed up the process,
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    Mk5 B Ford Uk Promotional Car

    The cockpit cover comes in handy on hot days. I use mine with the roof up. Keeps the sun from ageing the plastics!
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    Cd Changer Unit Wiring / Fiting

    You might be better off getting the corect changer for the escort. CD auto-changer was an option for ford escorts and was located under the passenger seat. I brought a new old stock one for the ford focus from fordparts uk last year (check them out, they may havesome left). These are compatible with RDS5000,6000 radios. The kit comprised of the auto-changer, wiring, and mounting brackets. All for £20. The mounting brackets between escort and focus seats are different through, so worth bearing in mind, Best is to source a cabrio in the breakers with the autochanger option and take the whole passenger seat and wiring.
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    Event: Simply Ford

    Thank you Nick, nice to have met you on the day. Great photos, but you're right, shame about the rain though.
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    Clutch Ratchet

    Would it not be easier to remove the dash to make it simpler? The dash comes out quite easy on mk4's. I need to look at mine, but I will end up doing the ratchet whist the dash is out.
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    Just Got A Mk6!

    Hello and welcome:-) Imperial blue suits these cars well. The wipers do not auto wipe following the washers. For the clock you will need to remove the dash binnacle and remove the clock, but it does sound like a loose bulb. Be careful removing the binnacle as some of the retainers have a habit of flying off, never to be seen again. Most radios should have an output to the power aerial. This is usually a blue wire, but probably best to check your radio handbook.
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    Event: Simply Ford

    Hi Ollie Hope you are well. Please put me down too. Looking forward to this!
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    Bumper Bummer

    Hi Mk6 bumpers do not have any black plastic moulding on the bumpers. How you got a pic? It may be a Mk5 version?
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    Crikey, that car has been keeping you busy! But nothing major there I see, all the stuff you'd expect from an older car. Mine (deflector) just sits in the boot most times, otherwise its indoors. Both tonneau's just stay indoors as they don't get used much.
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    H Plate Mk5 New Project...

    Mines a MK6 and used daily trhoughout all weathers, usually on bike carrying duty. I like the fact you don't see many escorts on the road now (even the MK6 type as I have), so its nice driving something different to most of the population. The only downside is the post 1990 fords seem to rust more than pre 1990.
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    Great news on the rot. Are they keeping the windscreen and glass in? Looking forward to seeing the finished result. :-)