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The bubble arches makes it alot musculair a bit like a pitbull , a estate needs these to becourse these are something like 18 cm longer.

At the moment i am looking for the 9x13 minilite look a like.

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I didn't realise how much was involved with fitting them and making them look nice. I am undecided on wheels but wide they will be. I have set front bubbles forward a bit to allow for castor,the wheels will look more central when lowered and castor is applied. I do like estates with bubbles.

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Cheers colr6. I have got some filler called "killer filler" which is nice to work with but I reckon will finish me off!!

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I used three types of filler on mine even thought they were welded all way round I have two cracks appearing on rear arches. Think the shell must be flexing a little bit as it's taken 5 years to show. Only thing I can think is the stress put on the shell from fitting coil overs on rear and not putting a support to roll cage. Something I will be addressing on its next rebuild.

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I didn't realise how much was involved with fitting them and making them look nice. I am undecided on wheels but wide they will be. I have set front bubbles forward a bit to allow for castor,the wheels will look more central when lowered and castor is applied. I do like estates with bubbles.

Yes it`s alot of work , but when is done properly you for get all the work and have fun with it.

The bubble arches looks great one a 2 door and on a estate , but they must have a good set of wheels not to small and not to wide and the tyre`s can be a bit of a problem , i am lucky to get a new set of yokohama`s 235/50/13 but they are now also a few years old , and i did want to put theme one the 7,5j RSx13 but those wheels are to narrow those tyre`s need to have 8,5j or 9j wide wheels to sit nice.

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Yes it`s alot of work , but when is done properly you for get all the work and have fun with it.

The bubble arches looks great one a 2 door and on a estate , but they must have a good set of wheels not to small and not to wide and the tyre`s can be a bit of a problem , i am lucky to get a new set of yokohama`s 235/50/13 but they are now also a few years old , and i did want to put theme one the 7,5j RSx13 but those wheels are to narrow those tyre`s need to have 8,5j or 9j wide wheels to sit nice.

I run 235/45/13 on 8" fronts and 9" rears must admit the tyres sit nicer on the 8" think they were -24 minilite that's plenty off offset outwards and fill arches well.

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I run 235/45/13 on 8" fronts and 9" rears must admit the tyres sit nicer on the 8" think they were -24 minilite that's plenty off offset outwards and fill arches well.

Oke Colr6 . i did have one old tyre on the 7,5rs and on the 8j allycat and on the 7,5rs it`s the tread/profil stands not straight it got a curve.

One the 8j its better , i never seen them on a 9j and i never have seen the minilite/look a like in 8,5j so i am going to order this week the 9j minilite`s i think with ET-12.

I have at the rear brake disc`s so the wheels come`s something 5mm to out side in comperising the drums , and did make a mistake with coilover bracket to weld to much to the outside so that i must fix.

 

Do you have a picture with the 235/50/13 on the 9j ?

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Got in the garage this morning, my wheels are et-12 not 24 don't know where I got that figure from. 9" wheels will not fit on front without spacers as they bind on the strut. A few pics of 8" and 9"

First three of 8" on front sidewalls nice and straight.

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Some of rear hope you can see the rim protrudes outside of tyre

 

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I had to use 20mm spacers on rear to clear h/ brake arm on caliper as I used the larger Sierra discs not the escort mk3 ones

They do fill the arches out quite well

 

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A couple of pics front and rear from angle

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Hope this helps Col

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Hi Col , thanks for the effort i see what you mean , but i think that the yokohama`s sits/are wider.

And it`s hard to find out what ET to buy and i think also the ET-24 is the way to go at the front at the rear it`s may be ET-12 becourse i have at the rear all so vented disc`s [xr2i] so thats tight with the wheel spokes.

And the wheels i want [nuts free from the spokes and with the extra step in them] are only available in ET-12 from maxilite , Revolutions are with ET-12/ET-24 and JBW and Compomotive are at the moment out off production.

The advantage with wheels that come`s more to the inside of the car , that it can canged with wheels spacers , wheels that stick out is harder to fix.

I want at the front the same wheels/tyre as at the rear.

On the picture is the old tyre that i still have and the sold allycat 8j with the yokohama 235/50/13.

On a 7,5j the sides sticking 2 cm out of the wheels.

The first one is one a Taunus TC1 coupe `71.

The other one`s are from the Escort mk2 estate `80 build in England.

 

You have a cool looking anglia in the Alan Mann colours.

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Some of the prep as I skipped that bit. Bare metaled car again then 2 stage filler and epoxy primer then some Ermine white.

Running 9x13s rear and 8x13s front. 

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This was end result of puting complete floor in.....shame to of covered it in carpet.

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36 minutes ago, John escort mk1V6 said:

Whow thabeen a while the last time you did show I same pic`s , but it`s looking good ... :cheers:

Thank you. It has been relentless and more than i Wanted to do (always the case!!) to be honest but worth the work.

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Been there done that , it`s better to do it right on the long run.
Me too!! Do it once....do it right and it should last a while!!
A lovely mk1 btw....enjoy la

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