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1300E resto number 2

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Ok, so here we g again, resto number 2

 

Slightly different approach to hopefully achieve a similar result to the blue car, im hoping it will pan out as planned, but it could all go wrong

 

This car being ultra low mileage and never been apart till I got my hands on it, and so much originality, im going to try a full resto, but without too much destruction

 

Ie, if I can get away with it, the vinyl roof stays on, only sand blast where needed and theres lots of areas that the original paint will stay un disturbed, and the remainder will be wet paint stripped, and whereas the blue car had so much NOS parts thrown at it, im gong to try and use as much of the original parts as I can

 

here are sime of the photos from the sellers advert, when i bought it, i bought it solely on the photos and never went to see the car, as it was in northern Ireland

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a few photos from when it arrived, as you can see, 30 years of sitting around, the corrosion has started to bite

 

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If it turns out half as nice as my fav the blue one

It will be mint

Good luck

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What is it that draws you specifically to 1300E's then Ray?

 

the 1300E was my first mk1 escort (not my first car), and doing the blue one was and still is that trip down memory lane

 

the purple one was a very lucky find, and it would be criminal not to make it mint again

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£5k plus around £400 transportation to get it here from NI

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under the boot mat is the original ford marking to denote acrylic paint, i will try and get a photo of it tomorrow

 

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whilst the seat material looks good, unfortunately time has taken its toll and the beta cloth splits when you put finger pressure on it where the years of sun has got to it

 

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original fuel filter and marking on the servo can be seen here

 

 

the string is what the previous owner installed as an ingenious little idea to remove the awkward distributor cap clip

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the original Ford letters A2 in the boot denoting the Acrylic paint

 

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im looking at a few things as their removed and im un decided on the best aproach, as you will see from the photos below, i had repro number plates made when i had them done for the blue car, but they are not the same as the hils ones, so im keeping the hills plates, but as you can see, the back one is deteriorating on the edges of the yellow

 

question, do i send to Tippers for refurb or leave it alone

 

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Personally I would use the new plates. They may not be exact copies but they are still classic style with raised lettering and look the part. Were you not tempted by black and silver plates?

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TBH, 30 years ago the black n silver would have been the thing, but today, this is about the cars originality, im keeping the hills plates on it because of the hills badge, but more importantly, the letter and number shape, however, tippers do a restoration of the paint only, they remove and re fit the digits, but im not sure weather to have that done or leave the paint as is and just seal the edges with a varnish

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the rear bulb holders are in really good shape for the age

 

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minimal corrosion in the rear wells considering it was outside a lot of its stored life

 

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unfortunately the roof lining has to be replaced, as like the seats its brittle and slits to the touch in a lot of places

 

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Ray - Could I ask a favour? Whilst your shell is stripped, could you get a couple of detailed pictures of the sun visor mounting areas as my car came with no visors. I have visors now but because the head liner is in and well fitted, i'd rather not just stab away with self tappers hoping to hit the right spot - piccies with a tape measure beside even more useful - cheers!

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Ray - Could I ask a favour? Whilst your shell is stripped, could you get a couple of detailed pictures of the sun visor mounting areas as my car came with no visors. I have visors now but because the head liner is in and well fitted, i'd rather not just stab away with self tappers hoping to hit the right spot - piccies with a tape measure beside even more useful - cheers!

 

leave it with me, i will sort it for you tomorow

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