CA18DET Mk 1 Escort
Posted 06 April 2007 - 11:33 AM
Steam clean revealed a new colour i might stick with.
Its gonna have some 17" mags so thought i might need some bubble arches.
Posted 06 April 2007 - 11:50 AM
The escort came with the original engine in the boot,a mighty 1100! Definately wasnt gonna put that back in so thought a ca18det would be appropriate. Got the boys at work to put it in and they made a good job.
Posted 06 April 2007 - 11:58 AM
And some more pics of conversion. Diff should be here for it next week.
Posted 08 April 2007 - 07:41 PM
My nice new seats, bit of an improvement on the old ones i hope.
The two sets of AP brakes i got,dunno if ill use them, have to make some spacers up to run vented disks i guess.
Posted 21 May 2007 - 09:25 PM
Got a new front to replace the rusty old one,
Finally started on the rear arches, got a good mig welder that goes down to 25 amps, so is ideal for panel steel.
Also made some adjustments up front for the new intercooler and radiator.
And finally my 4.1 hilux diff head, perfect ratio for the ca18det.
Posted 29 August 2007 - 09:18 PM
New intercooler is a perfect fit. Straight orr trade me.
Got lots more pictures but takes a while to sort them out. Slowly workin my way through the body, then paint n prime!
Posted 04 October 2007 - 06:53 PM
Stripped da engine bay, wot a pain in the arse
Rusty old onelooks better in the pic than actually is
all cut out
Rust killed and sealed
New patches i made welded in.
Done the same to both sides and they both came up good.
Rough coat of primer to seal things, not quite dry but got sick of waiting.
Thought id give putting on one of the rear guards which dont fit to bad for fibreglass. Bit of bog goes along way
Posted 21 October 2007 - 06:29 PM
After much consideration ive decided to ditch the old rear panel and get a new one. Looks like ill be parting with more cash to palmside
The offending old piece of crap, put up a fight to come off
And the gaping hole it left ready for the new one
Posted 21 October 2007 - 06:46 PM
Passenger side was a bit worse
Ive also decided to ditch the austin princess idea and since im changing to 5 stud this kit should be ideal plus a shit load lighter So now i have two sets of ap callipers
Posted 31 October 2007 - 08:32 PM
the offending spare wheel well which was the first patch i did, and now not happy with
so only one thing for it, a few careful cuts with the angle grinder and no more
And in with the new. Tacked up for a trial fit, then started to weld her up
And a close up of the welding, showing some improvement
Posted 01 November 2007 - 06:08 PM
Posted 17 November 2007 - 03:47 PM
Also my new brakes turned up finally so out with the old and in with the new. Good straight swap kit.
Posted 01 December 2007 - 09:28 AM
Bit more tidying up of the sills
Sprayed a bit of primer roundthe inside.
Time for the front guards, out with the rust and in with the new, if they dont turn out right i guess ill have to buy new ones
And the first of the new collection ive started.
Posted 02 December 2007 - 02:16 PM
To make things easy i thought id make the guards bolt on now with nut inserts (courtesy of work)
Thought id make sure everything still fits together, and it does.
Posted 17 December 2007 - 07:50 PM
Got the hole saw out to make some new holes for the intercooler in the front panel. All welded on so thats where its staying
and from a different angle, gave the guard a coat of primer too
Posted 28 December 2007 - 12:17 PM
and a shot of the inside,think i might make some polished alloy plates to go up the sides and across the top to tidy it up a bit. also decided to paint the engine bay black to match the bonnet.
Posted 26 January 2008 - 07:24 PM
After a bit of measuring and hammer work got it tacked into place and splashed a little rust kill round.
The finished product. Came out pretty good. Also sealed and stone guard' the boot.
Some body pics of her sitting in primer
And the next mission, the doors! Which i stripped today. Will keep yas posted
Posted 28 January 2008 - 08:33 PM
At least the bugger still fits, temporarily bolted up.
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