Pure's 80 Escort Ghia of extreme imperfection
Posted 30 August 2011 - 10:04 PM
Posted 05 October 2011 - 07:07 AM
your list of mods will drop you $20k plus,
i'd leave it standard enginewise and upgrade the suspension a little, put some nice wheels and tires on and get it all one colour.
Find an engine the same as yours and rebuild that in your garage,
Unless you have an engineer/panelbeater and painter in the family start with the basics.
re-setting the leaves will be $300
new lowered springs for front $100
new shocks $200?
widened 14" steels or minilites $200-$1000
panel and paint $200-$1000
spare engine and rebuild parts $500-$1000
tools (list is endless) $500+ and keep counting
See how easy it creeps up? I myself went out and did my first conversion at 17 with a very helpful Pop, I could never have completed it without him and his workshop full of machinery.
If you work towards attainable feasible goals you will succeed.
Posted 05 October 2011 - 02:25 PM
with out putting alot of money into it, it wont be a race car so look more at style, low with wide dished wheels guards massaged to fit and a nice exhaust and maybe a front chin lip
one of the other oldschool members did this one might give you a couple ideas
you don't need 5 stud unless your big power 4 stud is fine
Posted 05 October 2011 - 04:12 PM
if you rush in to it yo uend up getting over your head (depending on your skills) and find yourself with a stripped out car and no daily driver to use and enjoy.
if it was me i would start with maybe some lowered front springs (chris at suspention tech in auckland does some nice ones)
then some 2"blocks for the back to match the front (chris does these aswell)
and a set of 13x7 hotwires or other oldschool mags wont cost much .
then unless your going for mad power i would just keep the standard brakes..
you will find all these bits on trademe as well.
keep us up dated.
Posted 05 October 2011 - 04:14 PM
saw his plates on trademe and was busting to buy them as my escorts a 79' aswell but i dont have that sorta spare money
Posted 05 October 2011 - 05:06 PM
Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:07 PM
That list is sorta where i want it to go in the next few years providing next year i get my lvl 3's then into army or police ( Earning 51k )
Um just looking at two link kits for th future anyone had experience with these two?
Posted 21 October 2011 - 08:47 PM
-stick with the 1600 and do not put a 4age in it.
-13 inch hotwires
-drop it 3 - 4 inches.
-dont paint it metallic (square cars seem to look better with straight colours)
Posted 21 October 2011 - 10:56 PM
Might go with revolutions just dont know whether to go 4 or 5 spoke but hotwires do look the biz
3-4 inch is abit steep isnt it alot of camber? I was thinking 2 inch drop with mexico front lip
Oh nah given up on the silver/metallic crap. Looking into Forest green, blue, red or just 2k white
Yep going rounds provided i can get a god damn grill and lights (People over price them so bad), are the buckets the same as square?
Posted 21 October 2011 - 11:09 PM
i think 4 spoke look good but then again i also think metallic is BEST so my opinion might not be valid
Posted 21 October 2011 - 11:57 PM
BAM theres some inspiration! just imagine 2 extra doors.
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