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New Mk1 escort......?!

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Collection in person would be the deal breaker for me.

Its a good idea though, the more replica shells that the classic racers have at their disposal then the less originals they will use up.

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1 hour ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

Collection in person would be the deal breaker for me.

Says world wide shipping in the description.

Still a fair bit of money. I was getting close to that with the mex shell with panels and paying someone to weld it all together. 

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£16800 ! ! ! and then you still have to buy a bonnet and a boot lid so likely over £17+k - Makes the mk2's look an absolute bargain (and they are complete!)

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Would these only be good for rally use?

Would be nice to have a mint rust free bodyshell.

Rich 

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2 hours ago, Rich T said:

Would these only be good for rally use?

Would be nice to have a mint rust free bodyshell.

Rich 

Interesting question...

You could build a "new" car with it and go through IVA process, which would be simple enough.

OR... you could potentially rebuild an existing MK1 escort using one as a "like for like" replacement chassis, which then doesnt require any tests.

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Good point.

But i was thinking quality of finnish.

Panel gaps etc...

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8 hours ago, theduck said:

Interesting question...

You could build a "new" car with it and go through IVA process, which would be simple enough.

OR... you could potentially rebuild an existing MK1 escort using one as a "like for like" replacement chassis, which then doesnt require any tests.

cant build like for like for the road legally

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25 minutes ago, eeb43 said:

cant build like for like for the road legally

Depends how the DVLA view the parts and if you can convince them they are “heritage” replacement parts, then you can as it would class as a replacement chassis. Lots of it’s though and wouldn’t like to be first to try. Personally would just go IVA route for a road car. 

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7 minutes ago, theduck said:

Depends how the DVLA view the parts and if you can convince them they are “heritage” replacement parts, then you can as it would class as a replacement chassis. Lots of it’s though and wouldn’t like to be first to try. Personally would just go IVA route for a road car. 

the only way to use it legally is iva 

unless its a ford manufactured or ford approved shell

iva wouldnt be that easy but worth a go to see what they come up with

 

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7 hours ago, dt36 said:

The Murray Escort got IVA'd after its build. 

 

Is that where it leaks a bit of fluid into a little test tubey thing and they pop it in a freezer to impregnate other Escorts? I thought they only did that with cows and people and stuff?

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I don’t see IVA being that difficult really assuming the car is well screwed together. It is not as scary as most people make out, just need to build with the test in mind and familiarise yourself with the manual. 

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29 minutes ago, theduck said:

I don’t see IVA being that difficult really assuming the car is well screwed together. It is not as scary as most people make out, just need to build with the test in mind and familiarise yourself with the manual. 

its not that bad but escort bumpers would fail the front panel would fail, depending on how you wanted it to be registered as in new car then everything apart from the engine would need to be new

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On 14/02/2020 at 20:06, eeb43 said:

the only way to use it legally is iva 

unless its a ford manufactured or ford approved shell

iva wouldnt be that easy but worth a go to see what they come up with

 

I’ve thought about building one myself but when I rang the dvla they said it needs to be ford approved to Retain the original registration, but who knows if you have the V5 etc already 

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5 minutes ago, notenoughtime said:

I’ve thought about building one myself but when I rang the dvla they said it needs to be ford approved to Retain the original registration, but who knows if you have the V5 etc already 

no comment! lol

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