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  1. This only lasted a trip down to the bmx track and the monthly meet before I got stuck into it again. The passenger floor has always bugged me so it was time to get into it and repeat what I had done to the drivers floor. The passengers floor was covered on the inside and outside in bog. Underneath were just patches tacked on top of the original floor. Ive cut most of this out. I've replaced the lower section of firewall with new metal, put a new piece in by the gearbox tunnel and now I'm here. After the floor is done, I'll put in the new seat rail and take the sill out. It's rusty from the front to the rear, so I've decided to replace the whole thing.
  2. Cleaned up a better heater bubble I had cut off a wreck a few years ago. Plug welded this in, rattle canned it, seam sealed it and canned everything one more time. 100x better. Every new panel was painted inside and out, sprayed with this 2k epoxy everywhere and seam sealed where nessecary. Its so much more solid and the cunty repairs are now finished. Long story short, it failed a warrant and I changed chicken mesh into metal to gain road legal status. Stoked. Most of the garbage I replaced.
  3. I cut out the top sections and made up repair panels. Then I made the awkward last piece. Lots of cutting and bashing to make it a good fit. Smoothed everything out. Gave it a couple coats of the rattle can and some sealer.
  4. The second part of the rust work was done here. Bottom of the heater bubble, to of the firewall. EVERY escort rusts here. It's a prick of a place to fix and theres 3 layers of metal to replace. I felt comfortable fixing this though, having done the same repair on my other van. Took the heater bubble off to assess how much rot there is. There was a fair bit. It followed the join of the heater bubble quite far up. I started with the top of the firewall in the centre. Cut out as much as it needed. Replaced with a new lip I made up. The top of the lip was later trimmed to match the sides.
  5. Floor and associated bits done and looking good. The floor has since been painted.
  6. Front sill section. I also made another piece behind this one after it was welded in. Floor pieces all welded in. This was made up in 4 sections. It made sense to replace everything at the time. I also made up a new seat rail since the old one was a tad rusty and splitting around the nuts on the underside.
  7. So I got back from my trip and decided to get this thing road legal. Wof man failed it on a couple of things including rust, which I already know we about. Having no job ment I was able to get into it, take my time and do a really nice job. Photo dump coming up. The first place of rust to attack was the drivers floor. This area had been 'fixed' by the previous owner by layering bog and chicken mesh over the original rust. All of this and some was cut out. I first replaced the lower part of fire wall which meets and overlaps the floor. Whilst I had access here, I cut out the support and lower section of the guard, and the front section of sill. Replaced the support section with a new piece. The skin of the guard was replaced.
  8. Shit that's some top metal work!
  9. That paint looks sharp!
  10. Nice color man, coming along nicely
  11. The roof was long boarded down and any imperfections were sorted out. Also seam sealed the two edges where the roof panel meets the sides. This is the rear corner looking over the roof. Sprayed on the final primer, dried very quickly but was able to keep it wet and glossy. Looking very straight now.
  12. Thanks man. Yeah I saw the ones in your thread, must have been running 175/50s? They suit the mk1 very nicely. I'm using the Neweld Turbo 220 mig welder. Can't find any info or pictures sorry. I'll take one tomorrow.
  13. Kudos on the repairs! Agree with the bottom outer skin on the door, it is a hard one to get right. I did my rear door in the van and it was a mission to get half right, even though its narrower then your door. Keep up the door work though man. Do it once, do it right and hopefully you wont have to make repairs for years to come.
  14. After the holidays and getting the blue van up and running, I got back into this one. Started with the long job of bare metalling the roof. For a little van it has a big roof!! Got it down to bare metal and scratched up the areas needing nuetec. Brush painted on the 2k primer. Bit of nuetec, skim of bog and then it was all long boarded down. Pretty simple doing a mainly flat roof. Tonight it was prepared and had 5 coats of high build primer applied. Came out really nice, too bad it'll be sanded back.
  15. Cant believe how quick you got this thing built up, racing, disassembled and painted, and all to such a high degree of craftsmanship!! Really shows your dedication to getting it done. Top work man.