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23 minutes ago, BROWNY 1968 said:

Thats gonna make life a whole lot easier doing the underside, looks really high up compared to other spits ive seen

Keep the updates coming šŸ‘

There is a lower setting but I can get to all the bits I need to at the higher settingĀ 

drivers door is now removed aswellĀ 

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Absolutely zero done on the mexico today due to some scumbug trying to steal my better halfā€™s smart car last night!Ā 

Thing is if they had actually looked it had a flat tyre and a flat battery so would have loved to see them drive off!Ā 

Smashed the window to gain entry but due to the battery being flat it wouldnā€™t start, so today I had to find a drivers glass and fit that instead of escort related fun! Now it needs a window mechanism as thatā€™s broke due to the glass being broke, no point going through the insurance eitherĀ 

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Couple of pics from the underside, will da it off and see whatā€™s left šŸ˜‚Ā 

then some etch primer, gravitexĀ and then some red over the topĀ 

new brake and fuel lines, then get the suspension back onĀ 

front suspension stripped apart today so everything can go to soda blaster next weekĀ 

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23 hours ago, notenoughtime said:

Absolutely zero done on the mexico today due to some scumbug trying to steal my better halfā€™s smart car last night!Ā 

Thing is if they had actually looked it had a flat tyre and a flat battery so would have loved to see them drive off!Ā 

Smashed the window to gain entry but due to the battery being flat it wouldnā€™t start, so today I had to find a drivers glass and fit that instead of escort related fun! Now it needs a window mechanism as thatā€™s broke due to the glass being broke, no point going through the insurance eitherĀ 

There is a certain irony to someone trying to steal a "Smart" car with a flat tyre and battery. If only a car manufacturer would make an "Idiot" no one would try nick one.

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21 minutes ago, notenoughtime said:

Floor doesnā€™t look to bad, Iā€™m tempted to get it soda blastedĀ 

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drivers chassis rail rail needs a repairĀ 

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Thatā€™s what I thought ! To be on the safe side a further inspection šŸ˜³šŸ˜³ LOL

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Patch on drivers sill cut out, why would you weld over rust!Ā 

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so so it consists of two layers, Iā€™ll weld inner in once Iā€™ve put the whole in and dimple die the edge which is 3/4inch

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outer plate madeĀ 

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holes drilledĀ so I can plug weld the outer to the inner once all parts are cleaned and primed with weld though primerĀ EF9FE079-F37F-499E-8BB3-E1394127443E.thumb.jpeg.15a85898737f251e5083316a46d034fd.jpeg

i need to go and buy a new staret cutter in the morning then I can die press the inner panel before welding in placeĀ Ā 

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Repairs back in the day were just to keep them on the road as not many people were looking 30 years on or sawĀ their old escorts as classics but something to get themĀ from A to B, road legal, plenty, affordable and left you withĀ beer tokens to spend on yourself rather than the carĀ 

You are doing a grande job of the rebuild and it with be worth it as she is rare car nowadays and Bonny in red. Loving the build so keep the updates comingĀ 

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