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I'm hoping dt36 can put some pics up ( he's cleverer than me ) as his are a different shape to both ! The plot thickens 🤓 Escort tecs are more reasonably priced at £48

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1 minute ago, colr6 said:

I'm hoping dt36 can put some pics up ( he's cleverer than me ) as his are a different shape to both ! The plot thickens 🤓 Escort tecs are more reasonably priced at £48

Those ones that Escort Tec have are the ones our Ghias always had. I havent seen any like those others before.

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These are the ones Col is mentioning from my car. It's a 2 door 1979 Custom, but has possibly had the roof redone about 20 years ago. Therefore the edge trims might not be genuine. 

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That looks how I remember them. Not with the triangle bits on the end. If its not for an RS2000 custom though what fancier model would they have saved them for?

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May be a weight saving issue ? I mean the old boat anchor needs all the help it can get no matter how small .....lol

what about if you had a roof fitted as an optional extra that the diamond style was used ? Maybe a non ford part ?

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To clear a few of these things up, there's a parts cd rom on fleabay for the mk2. Anybody got before I order one?

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On 28/11/2018 at 07:18, notenoughtime said:

Probably didn’t have any black ones to go on at that time

it also has chrome window trim if you look, maybe it was ordered with chrome ones 

thats how a genuine mex came from the factory. not sure about the last ones but they were only made for 3 years. 75-78. mine came exactly like that and when was young and daft i replaced all that chrome with black! thats what everybody did back then. now im collecting all the chrome again. so if anybody has any chrome gutter trims at a sensible price then id be interested in them.

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1 hour ago, RWL81P said:

thats how a genuine mex came from the factory. not sure about the last ones but they were only made for 3 years. 75-78. mine came exactly like that and when was young and daft i replaced all that chrome with black! thats what everybody did back then. now im collecting all the chrome again. so if anybody has any chrome gutter trims at a sensible price then id be interested in them.

If that’s the case I need some chrome lol 

more digging needed 

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Ive ordered the cd thingyy me Bob off fleabay, hope fully we can clear up some of these dilemmas 😉

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Dug the do da thing out the loft to play the cd thingy me bob off fleabay, can't wait😜

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Wide awake as motion sensor has woken us up earlier. Nothing suspicious though, but after checking cameras I can't drop back off now. 

On a plus side, these have popped up on the Book earlier and this lad  has lots of bits for sale, with a lot more listed underneath. Way to much to screenshot:

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The fiddly trim bits arrived from marcel yesterday inc in the parcel were some vinyl shelf facia covers and some wing badges 👍

Once again it's Marcel to the rescue !!

Id like to say a very big THANKYOU to Marcel for helping out and asking for nothing. Definetly one of the forums TOP members.

cheers Col.

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13 hours ago, notenoughtime said:

definitely black and no chrome, I’ll keep searching 

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definitly looks black on there, also the rs1800 has black bits. if you look at the 75-76 rally cars they all had chrome! maybe it was only the first year? mines a march 76 car and had all the chrome. this is an original ford pic and is correct to the trim spec that mine was.ford-escort-mkii-sport-rs-mexico-1975-1980-3391_3549_969X727.jpg.c8f2cc2c0688aa28b2863f68eeb7a421.jpg

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No headrests in that pic either, also good to see the 4 spokes with the original dove grey colour rather than black that everyone seems to paint them which isn’t correct 

so as you say early cars came with chrome and changing to black later on 

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10 minutes ago, notenoughtime said:

No headrests in that pic either, also good to see the 4 spokes with the original dove grey colour rather than black that everyone seems to paint them which isn’t correct 

so as you say early cars came with chrome and changing to black later on 

i think that being a ford press or advertising car would have had the low back scheel buckets in. could kick myself but i was offered a pair years back for 200 quid. although i do prefer my scheel roll tops!  so next time somebodys at a show ripping a car apart saying its a copy, just remember there is different trim specs for different years. so if anybodys dechroming  i still want some chrome window gutter trims full length, i painted mine black. also any good front and rear screen inserts in chrome. i threw mine away and put the solid rs2000 rubbers in.

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3 hours ago, RWL81P said:

i think that being a ford press or advertising car would have had the low back scheel buckets in. could kick myself but i was offered a pair years back for 200 quid. although i do prefer my scheel roll tops!  so next time somebodys at a show ripping a car apart saying its a copy, just remember there is different trim specs for different years. so if anybodys dechroming  i still want some chrome window gutter trims full length, i painted mine black. also any good front and rear screen inserts in chrome. i threw mine away and put the solid rs2000 rubbers in.

 

3 hours ago, notenoughtime said:

If I can find some chrome gutter trims do you want to swap for your now black ones?

The aftermarket stuff that you get from Motorsport Tools in length in Chrome or Black will work for you till you find an original. Its not good a quality as the originals but no longer will you find a decent chrome Ford one as they discolour even new in a box. The substitutes dont work with 4 doors as its not flexible enough to go round the C pillar bend on a 4 door. Since all your Mexicos there are two doors however the replica stuff will give you a reasonable result.

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9 hours ago, dt36 said:

Wide awake as motion sensor has woken us up earlier. Nothing suspicious though, but after checking cameras I can't drop back off now. 

On a plus side, these have popped up on the Book earlier and this lad  has lots of bits for sale, with a lot more listed underneath. Way to much to screenshot:

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So is 250 pounds the going rate for a set of Mk2 RS Clocks then? I thought they fetched alot more than that.

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7 minutes ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

So is 250 pounds the going rate for a set of Mk2 RS Clocks then? I thought they fetched alot more than that.

Depends on the condition I guess

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9 minutes ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

 

The aftermarket stuff that you get from Motorsport Tools in length in Chrome or Black will work for you till you find an original. Its not good a quality as the originals but no longer will you find a decent chrome Ford one as they discolour even new in a box. The substitutes dont work with 4 doors as its not flexible enough to go round the C pillar bend on a 4 door. Since all your Mexicos there are two doors however the replica stuff will give you a reasonable result.

Thanks I’ve been waiting for some feedback on how good it actually is 

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34 minutes ago, notenoughtime said:

Thanks I’ve been waiting for some feedback on how good it actually is 

Compared to the original stuff  its pretty flimsy and of poor quality but it looks a reasonable facsimile when in place. Its relatively cheap too so worth it in that respect. Finding decent gutter trim has been a crusade of mine for a few years now without success. I thought  of plastic chroming some originals to make them look chrome silver again but the vats they do it on are a maximum of one metre in length so they don't fit. I have thought of using expensive chrome replica paints but I'm not convinced of its durability on such a narrow surface. I have also approached metal fabricators to replicate in metal but so far been refused. So the plastic replica stuff is my only option at this point. It has a kink in it on my 4 door C pillar which I hate but you should have better results on a 2 door.

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4 hours ago, notenoughtime said:

If I can find some chrome gutter trims do you want to swap for your now black ones?

i'd be interested in them if you can find some yes. they dont have to be mint.  i think one of mine is broke from storing in the shed, i will have to dig them out n have a look.

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