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How to Fit Wings Properly.....

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..... on a mk1 or 2 escort so that the gap at the door isnt big enough to fit a fat birds arse in.

 

Ive fitted a few pairs of, mainly mk2 wings before now (all copy panels im afraid) and i always seem to end up restling for hours with them to get the door gaps right.

 

Anyone got any beautifully simple tips and tricks they could share ? Maybe with a few nice pics too ?

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buy a few g clamps/mole grips to calmp the wing to the drip rail and the front panel matey :thumbsup: and get some thin pieces of wood to set up your door gaps.

hope this helps

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I'm afraid there is no simple solution as some pattern wings just don't fit. I fitted a Mk2 wing recently and I had to make it longer, taller and rework the front lip. And even then the swage line was different :|

 

Lots of fook-arsing around is the only way...and lots of clamps and spacers ;) ;)

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So the last post here was in 2010.

Have the aftermarket wings improved since then or are they just the same?

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I hope so,,,

as iv just cut my wings and inner wings off ,,getting wings from magnum

PLEASE someone tell me that they're great these days ,and not the way they used to be 

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On 02/08/2017 at 23:06, macford said:

I hope so,,,

as iv just cut my wings and inner wings off ,,getting wings from magnum

PLEASE someone tell me that they're great these days ,and not the way they used to be 

Are the new wings on yet?

How did you get on with em?

 

Rich

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my experience was that the magnum wings fitted better than the ford as regards door shuts/gaps, on both cars, but we wrestled with the ford in preference

because what we did find was, the magnum were 5mm shorter than the ford wings, thus making the line up of the bonnet front very difficult

also ,the magnum are incorrectly shaped around the headlight, and the holes for the badges are incorrectly spaced

the ford wings needed as much re shape as a pattern, at £1250 a pair (mex wings), but worth every penny in the end

someone did mention at the weekend, that they felt there was a lot of genuine ford seconds out there 

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The magnun wings I got where quite good,,(mk2 escort)

Inner wing rails where a nightmare though 

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always baffles me when i hear these horror stories about pattern parts not fitting correctly

Ford made thees parts in the 70's  and we are now 50 years on and you are telling that no one can make the exact 

copy part and not out of fibre glass please 

should ask the Chinese to make them 

they make the best counterfeit copy's 

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Have a look at a Chinese mk2 shell, that will answer your question. On why NOT to get the Chinese to copy them!

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16 minutes ago, colr6 said:

Have a look at a Chinese mk2 shell, that will answer your question. On why NOT to get the Chinese to copy them!

+1

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I wanted fibreglass wings

just couldn’t find them.

Oh to stop chasing rust  (,,,Dream on  )

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I had some wings (Mk3 Cortina) which just wouldn't fit. I ended up cutting them in half, fitting the halves and welding together in-situ. It made a lovely job.

I've also seen people weld a length of filler rod down the rear edge of a wing to close the gap.

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