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What a sweet little car. Dont see many of those anymore, a few rusting away under trees though.

 

Cheers mate, unfortunatly mine also seems to be rusting away! It's been stood for a year which really has done it NO good!

 

Poking around yesterday

 

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:sad:

 

Easily sorted though, got a welder mate coming to look at it, he's my local MOT tester too so should all be ok!

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Well it's driving :D

 

Taken it round the block a few times, most of the niggly problems solved, it'll be going off to the garage to be welded/MOT'd this week :D

 

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Also stopped by RichieRich's. He's just had his escy back from some repair work & was waxoiling it

 

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Been a busy car week with wheels day, a trip to the Haynes motor museum etc. Was feeling inspired so I thought I'd open the garage & look at the 'tina

 

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... Oh dear :sad::roll:

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Took it out for a spin last night :mrgreen: Only had 1/4 throttle to begin with as the return spring on the weber linkage was fouling, sorted that on the roadside & :shock: it goes bloody well! Not sure if it's the solid ride & the noise but it felt quick & put a massive grin on my face :mrgreen:

 

Didn't get a proper vid, just this

 

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Driving it to the MOT this afternoon, can't wait!

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Had a chap come to give me a quote on the welding last night. it's a local coachworks & I've heard really good things about the company (although I've not seen any of the work first hand) he looked around, gave me a good price & then we chatted cars a bit. He's a hotrodder but knew his stuff about old fords so I'm happy to send the car to him, it's a fair bit of money but they're gonna do a proper job, engine out, bulkhead mods etc

 

should be back with me at the end of July :thumbsup:

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Had a chap come to give me a quote on the welding last night. it's a local coachworks & I've heard really good things about the company (although I've not seen any of the work first hand) he looked around, gave me a good price & then we chatted cars a bit. He's a hotrodder but knew his stuff about old fords so I'm happy to send the car to him, it's a fair bit of money but they're gonna do a proper job, engine out, bulkhead mods etc

 

should be back with me at the end of July :thumbsup:

 

Would that be the chap could Martin? So your keepin` the est now then :thumbsup: When you get it back a few of us should get together and cruise up to Bristol to The Griffin (local hot rod meet).

greenfordpop AKA Barry

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yes mate this was a croydon car, had many a local tear up agaisnt my escy, goes really well, but stuggled to hang the back out.......if u ever wanna get rid of it gimme a bell, would love it as it was part of my coming of age racing that round the estate :thumbsup::thumbsup:

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Would that be the chap could Martin? So your keepin` the est now then :thumbsup: When you get it back a few of us should get together and cruise up to Bristol to The Griffin (local hot rod meet).

greenfordpop AKA Barry

 

Yep, he came out to have a look in his own time. Top bloke :thumbsup:

 

Bristol cruise sounds like a plan!

 

 

 

yes mate this was a croydon car, had many a local tear up agaisnt my escy, goes really well, but stuggled to hang the back out.......if u ever wanna get rid of it gimme a bell, would love it as it was part of my coming of age racing that round the estate :thumbsup::thumbsup:

 

Yeah it'll spin up the wheels ok but doesn't seem very sideways.

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You weren't hassling me (much :lol: )

 

:lol::ykt: get it sorted though stu, it will look the tits when all properly done :mrgreen:(then i will buy it of you and use it daily,does this count as hassleing???) :lol::lol::lol:

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Bay resprayed & engine refitted:

 

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Then it was dropped home. I removed the doors & windscreen & started to refit the old wings. I had bought some new wings but decided to refit the old ones which meant loads of fibreglass repairs - eurgh!

 

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Plenty of choice :roll:

 

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Bulkhead chopped out to clear carbs:

 

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Windscreen out:

 

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Aligning wings:

 

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Looking good mate, seems not long ago your were doing this with your old one !!!

 

Can i ask what it cost you at the bodyshop ?

Looks expensive as they seemed to have done a fair bit of work there.

 

 

Hope you keep this one it should last a good while now, nice to see it's been done proper like !!!

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Looking good mate, seems not long ago your were doing this with your old one !!!

 

Can i ask what it cost you at the bodyshop ?

Looks expensive as they seemed to have done a fair bit of work there.

 

 

Hope you keep this one it should last a good while now, nice to see it's been done proper like !!!

 

I know what you mean about the last one! This ones already got decent suspension, engine etc. My old one was a good base but would have cost loads to get sorted with a decent engine & running gear.

 

I got a really good deal (well I think so) it came to under a grand including the engine bay respray. It was done by a small local company who specialise in things like this as well as beetles, campers & hotrods!

There's even a Lamborghini countach (replica) & they're doing a 2dr mk1 escort at the moment.

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