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3 minutes ago, preacherman said:

Momo wheel and silver fascia. Never liked the fake wood as also found in XL models.

Yes it does look less tacky except Im still then left with the issue of what to do with XL style fake wood that still on the top door flashes and across the dash around the heater controls. At least with the fake wood option its all in.

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Get rid of all the wood-silver dash with early type Escort wheel or Springalex only-momo's dont belong in an Escort.

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If your saying to yourself how difficult it can be to select the right wheel for an Australian Twincam, this is what happens if you jump in without thinking an not asking other opinions.

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6 minutes ago, meXEco said:

Get rid of all the wood-silver dash with early type Escort wheel or Springalex only-momo's dont belong in an Escort.

We never had the early wheel on our cars here. Our Twincams had this wheel

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I know the fake wood is tacky but eliminating all the trim bits related to them is alot of work removing holes and all sorts of gaps left by the trims etc. Im not sure trying to replicate a British Twincam look especially when the most of the cars are coloured as well, is really the answer.  I need to find a less drastic facelift while making the fake wood trims less tacky. That was the motivation for the re-veneering plan. But I hesitate with that now.

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Vinyl wrap it. Take the trim off and do it yourself or get the trim hydro dipped. There are lots of choices on finish pattern or plain colour. 

 

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Paint it black-or silver to match the dash if you cant remove it easily? Gotta look better than that pic above-and that wheel jesus christ. Your early type wheel is still better than a momo surely?

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I’m sticking with a good old fashioned RS 3 spoke and all the wood trims finished in satin black.

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4 minutes ago, meXEco said:

This is a Rally Design one i had in mine.

 

 

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that looks in keeping for an escort

 

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6 minutes ago, meXEco said:

That hydro dipping is witchcraft!

It's witchcraft how it gets in every turn and corner. 

These are some MK2 bits I had done, as they were very scabby:

 

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10 minutes ago, meXEco said:

Or one of these in my other one.

 

 

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i do prefer that early wheel!

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7 hours ago, meXEco said:

Paint it black-or silver to match the dash if you cant remove it easily? Gotta look better than that pic above-and that wheel jesus christ. Your early type wheel is still better than a momo surely?

Not a fan of that wheel then? But its got a Lotus badge and everything! LOL Darn I was looking at that for inspiration! I cant say im fond of our Twincam wheel either. While it has a better grip than standard wheels it looks no different as if you were driving a 1300L. My current Momo does look a bit out of place with its thick rim and finger grips your right but you still think this new Classic one is too much? I wouldn't get the chrome one like they did for that Gordon Murray Mk1 just the regular satin silver.

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7 hours ago, Xp197777 said:

Sprigalex would look great with the silver facia

I do like the wheel, on Rally cars especially but on a original road car the dish is just a but too deep for me I think

 

7 hours ago, meXEco said:

That hydro dipping is witchcraft!

The crucifix on the wall flipped upside down while watching that video!

 

7 hours ago, dt36 said:

It's witchcraft how it gets in every turn and corner. 

These are some MK2 bits I had done, as they were very scabby:

 

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I hadn't see a woodgrain dip before that video so that's quite interesting. It was a bit light but i dare say they have other wood finishes. One of the issues that I had with getting some proper veneers was that the dash trim has a deep concave section where the heater controls are recessed into. I wondered if real veneer could be molded that extensively whereas this hydro dipping process could handle it easily.

 

7 hours ago, RWL81P said:

i do prefer that early wheel!

While the wood/leather Momo I have on it now does look a bit chunkier than I would like and certainly the new Heritage California wheel is a bit thinner to have a more period look, I couldn't go as thin as that early type wheel. I need some type of leather grip surface as well.

I totally get the desire to rip out the tacky wood but remember that its an original Twincam and you sometimes have to grin an bare some unsightly things to appease the originality gods. Im just trying to minimize their cheap impact and give the car a more classy feel to it without being pictured in the unsightly modified Ford section or incuring Ray's wrath for altering it too much.

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3 hours ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

Not a fan of that wheel then? But its got a Lotus badge and everything! LOL Darn I was looking at that for inspiration! I cant say im fond of our Twincam wheel either. While it has a better grip than standard wheels it looks no different as if you were driving a 1300L. My current Momo does look a bit out of place with its thick rim and finger grips your right but you still think this new Classic one is too much? I wouldn't get the chrome one like they did for that Gordon Murray Mk1 just the regular satin silver.

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I do like the wheel, on Rally cars especially but on a original road car the dish is just a but too deep for me I think

 

The crucifix on the wall flipped upside down while watching that video!

 

I hadn't see a woodgrain dip before that video so that's quite interesting. It was a bit light but i dare say they have other wood finishes. One of the issues that I had with getting some proper veneers was that the dash trim has a deep concave section where the heater controls are recessed into. I wondered if real veneer could be molded that extensively whereas this hydro dipping process could handle it easily.

 

While the wood/leather Momo I have on it now does look a bit chunkier than I would like and certainly the new Heritage California wheel is a bit thinner to have a more period look, I couldn't go as thin as that early type wheel. I need some type of leather grip surface as well.

I totally get the desire to rip out the tacky wood but remember that its an original Twincam and you sometimes have to grin an bare some unsightly things to appease the originality gods. Im just trying to minimize their cheap impact and give the car a more classy feel to it without being pictured in the unsightly modified Ford section or incuring Ray's wrath for altering it too much.

atleast a steering wheel can always be changed in 5 minits. and its again personal taste as its you that drives it.

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3 hours ago, RWL81P said:

atleast a steering wheel can always be changed in 5 minits. and its again personal taste as its you that drives it.

That's true. The wheel is the easy part. Its how to present the wood trim bits and make them look appropriate that takes alot more effort. There is plenty of them too. Not only the dash and doors but there are more strips at he rear either side of the back seat as well. This is how it looked when I bought it with an even more woodier wheel. I added the original seats though as it didnt have those. The fake wood trims have faded somewhat as well.

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i actually dont mind the wood cappings in the 1300e's and also the mk1 rs custom pack. but then i also like the wood in old jags! i know a lot that dont like it. but if sanded back and lackerd to a good shine it can look great.

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2 minutes ago, RWL81P said:

i actually dont mind the wood cappings in the 1300e's and also the mk1 rs custom pack. but then i also like the wood in old jags! i know a lot that dont like it. but if sanded back and lackerd to a good shine it can look great.

I think it can look good too. Thats why I had the veneer idea. Replace all the fake stick on stuff with a quality polished veneer.

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well im with you on it! i'm not into all that carbon fiber stuff, but others are.

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In your case then yes I think you're right-a nice real wood veneer with matching wood period 3 spoke wheel (no momo shite!) and wood dash surround-I think the silver fascia would possibly clash?

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5 minutes ago, meXEco said:

In your case then yes I think you're right-a nice real wood veneer with matching wood period 3 spoke wheel (no momo shite!) and wood dash surround-I think the silver fascia would possibly clash?

For a number of years I did toy with another wood wheel to replace the Luisi the car came with and really wanted something to match the wood trim. The reality is in Australia using a wooden wheel in our summer sunshine is a whole unique world of pain. The gloves in the console are in no way to look cool or racey! So I looked for half wood leather designs and came up with the Momo shown earlier. Its a magnificent wheel but not right on the Twincam

Most of our Twincams have the silver fascia like the British ones. Mine is a Deluxe that got the extra wood around the instruments, blackened side windows and square driving lights inset into the grill (removed the first week I got it!). When I got a new Classic Trim silver fascia recently I thought rather than veneer it just keep it as it was and maybe a matching wheel with brushed steel spokes. That raises another problem, the Momo wheel I posted above doesnt have both a chrome and satin version. Its a trick of the photography to eliminate reflections but they are all polished chrome. That kind of spoils it for me as it was meant to match the matt silver fascia. They do make a wood version of the wheel and you can see just how shiny it is.

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I really liked the leather version of that wheel when it looked like it had a matt silver finish. It was a bit larger rim and a bit thinner which lent itself to the period. Finding the right wheel will determine if I veneer the instrument fascia or leave it silver.

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