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Donal Kelly

Tennis 1989 Mk Iv Xr3I Cabrio

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Hi,

 

On here a while and driving my Escort since I got it about a year ago, always with the intention to restore it once I had some cash to put into it.

 

The car drives well, and I have a great mechanic who has a lovely RS Escort so he likes Ford in general.

 

The car had some rust and scrapes, the electrics are shot, passenger window, roof and mirrors, the roof has holes allover and needs replacement.

 

The seats need recovering and the diaphragm on the driver seat gave way while I was driving!

 

Aside from these issues it is all fully original, with bucket seats, and RS bodykit.

 

I would like to repaint, and do again the original green stripe, and ESCORT sticker in green on the boot.

 

There are minor bits and pieces which I will need to complete aside from the roof, which I would appreciate any pointing int he right direction...

 

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Tennis models did not come with rs bodykit as standard, although it is possible you could of ordered one from the factory.

If you want the interior reupholstered find mondo ,s profile and look at some of his work on cab seats (they are top drawer) i have seen two or three cars done and the workmanship is superb.

Seat elastic bases available on ebay approx £15 (southend or similar in essex if i remember right)

Side stripes are difficult to get right colour,i had mine done by graphics company but to green realy. (at some point gonna change em)

Put some pics on of restoration as its done.

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I'm in Malta so the convertible is ideal, it is all original, but I don't know the history of it.

Would be too far to go on the upholstery but I will have to order the roof in regardless, and that would be the most interesting info I would like to hear!

 

I paid close to €70 for the elastic base from http://capitalseating.co.uk/productdetail.asp?pid=325&type=s&appgrpid=&appid=&rid=61

 

I'll try take some detailed photos of the decal on the back for the graphics company to do their magic!

 

Thanks for the reply, I tried to upload pics but aside from the one above they are too big (mb rather than kb)

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Ok,hope I have been some help to you , good luck with the rebuild.

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A couple of others in the process, paint is done. Few touch ups on bumper needed where I found some running, and around back of the roof cable holder above the boot...

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Nice picture ,one thing missing, snow on the ground ,most of us have it at present.

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