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  1. That scan above of the paint codes is for all Mk2 Escorts. The RS 2000 wasnt available in every shade though. Also Neither Nordic nor Riviera were available in Dec 77. The light blue was for the early cars was simply called 'Light Blue' the paint code 'E'. Was available from launch to the end of 76. So strange your Dec 77 car is light blue as Riviera didnt come out until 78 and Nordic 79. That means no (Lighter blues) available from the end of 76 until Aug 78. For referance although I suspect long gone, there should be a sticker in the boot under the boot lock rear panel showing paint code and colour. Could be its had a full re-spray or yet another mystery that doesnt conform with the norm...it wouldnt be the first with German built Escorts.
  2. Does this VIN tag look right. Its a 1976 RS2000. I have a friend thinking of buying it. I have never seen a VIN tag with 'RS2000' actually stamped on it. Any Ideas on authenticity?
  3. Love the 4 door Mk1 above. What a refreshing change from the normal resto. Brave choice of interior and that engine hits the spot. Really works for me. If the car was discribed to me I would say no way, but in the flesh 10/10. If I owned it I wouldnt change a thing.
  4. Yep, Car cave. Will look better in my Garage. Should take delivery any time now.
  5. Here my recent purchase. Its an Import but nice condition, Will be going the full monte on this one. Cosworth N/A powered. Full interior re-trim. 7.5 RS alloys. Atlas axle Looking forward to getting started. Its staying ORANGE.
  6. I have a 4 door Mk2 Australian RS2000. I will get a photo-up ASAP. Its currently having leadfree inserts fitted and wheels renovated then it will be for sale. Any idea on value?
  7. Yep, Once I have done one I will do a full before, after and along the way.
  8. Very interesting post this. Im doing a similar thing with Recaro seats. I have ammased a fair bit of info so far and still learning. The Idea was to find an alternative source of Recaros to cover with readily available covers (Aldridge). The cost of even shagged Mk2 RS2000 Fishnets is crazy but take a look at other cars that had them fitted and without the RS tax you can get a very good set of seats. So far I have found a lot of early 80's cars had Recaros and not just Fords, Audi's BMW Mercs had them too. Also after stripping them down I have also found a passenger seat can be converted to the other side and vise-versa. Once I have done I will post the info i have greaned, it may help others. Sorry for the Highjack but kind of related.
  9. Thanks Rich, You are a star. I in the process of recovering some Cortina GLS Recaros with Aldridge covers. Exactly the dimensions you have posted so they are the same basic seat. Im certainly no upholsterer but after stripping down the old seats and removing the cover Im well up for it. So far I have got all the old covers-off and repaired the bolster foam. Once you get stuck-in its not so bad, I have added high density foam to the damaged areas. Used an Electric carving knife to trim new foam and Orbital sander to shape it. Even if I do say so myself I think They are going to look great and as I only paid a few quid for the donor seats It could end-up a very worthwhile and cost efective job. I will take some photos as I go, it may be use to others contenplating the same thing. Wach this space.
  10. I am looking for a pair of Fishnet Recaro's. A pal has a mint pair of Cortina GLS ones. I have seen them and they look slightly wider than Escort Mk2 RS2000 ones. I intended to get them re-covered with Aldridge's excellent covers but concerned they may be different dimensions. So, It would really help if anybody that has a set of Escort ones could measure the seat base between the bolsters front and rear. May be handy to know for others too for the future as Escort ones in good condition are getting hard to come-by.
  11. Well at the 8.5k starting price it didnt sell. Assuming its as good as it seems from the ebay ad whats it actually worth?
  12. Great Write-up. Echo's my feelings about the nasty things 100%. I thought it was just me.
  13. No updates yet, I see it has 23hrs to go on fleabay. I cant get to see it until the week end so. If doesnt make the 8.5k then I think its well worth a look. Watch this space. And look out for a thread ''whats involved in converting left to right hand drive''?
  14. I wonder whats under those red and black seat covers.? Still. Not buying it for the seats.
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