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Ayup.  I'm another newbe from up north.  I used to repair mk1 escorts in my youth.  Then decided 20yrs ago to forget them as they were getting too expensive.  Then out of the blue I have bought a very cheap 1300 gt. It's a basket case but I think i have one last car in me before its too late so here goes nothing.  Ps I'm now 60yrs old. 

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23 minutes ago, notenoughtime said:

 

i think there are a few of us that are creeping up in the years lol although your still a bit ahead!! 

 

Jesus Christ your all young uns, I won’t remind you all about side valves and rod brakes then !!might make me look old 👨‍🦼👨‍🦼

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8 minutes ago, Craig holland said:

I have ordered panels.  Floor, inner wings, bulkhead, chassis rails etc. Putting big wings on it. Was going for 2.0 pinto but quite fancy 1300 supercharged just to be a little different. I have a blank canvas really 😳 

If you putting big wings on and you want to sell those ropy old 4 spokes let me know lol

supercharged 1300 sounds ideal 

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3 hours ago, notenoughtime said:

Hi and welcome Craig 

i think there are a few of us that are creeping up in the years lol although your still a bit ahead!! 

Not sure all the youngsters are into mk1 escorts like us 

In the early days on here (2004 - 2008/ 9) there were quite a lot of youngsters on here. Gradually the price rise in the cars has pushed them out of reach of them though.....or they've moved on to to the latest fad, be that social media or cars.

Welcome to the forum Craig, look fwd to seeing another one saved. 😎

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3 hours ago, colr6 said:

Jesus Christ your all young uns, I won’t remind you all about side valves and rod brakes then !!might make me look old 👨‍🦼👨‍🦼

my ford pop has got rod brakes and a sidevalve!

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I need to repair spring hangers first.  I'm using 60mm box section cut down as it's stronger.  That's my starting point.  The secret is to tack everything on and then work forwards. I've got laser levels set up both ways to help keep it straight and true. If all else fails I have a large wheelie bin to put it all in. 😆 🤣 😂 

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