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  1. Welcome (back) to the club! Also in Welly and have a shed full of sporty bits if ya need anything. Cheers Matt
  2. two_days_late's 1980 MK2 Escort Sport

    We managed to get the motor back in last night without too much trouble. The engine sits in the right position now with the new engine mounts (so the exhaust and carbs fit nicely). Think I have a slightly bent cross-member, and still need to finish sorting the gearbox cross-member and cut the gearbox hole. At least it's in though and can worry about all that next year!
  3. two_days_late's 1980 MK2 Escort Sport

    After a long harsh winter of no progress it's finally back on the ground. New coilovers, steering rack, RS hubs, track arms, RS tie rod ends, sway-bar bushes all fitted in the weekend. Should be able to get it really nice and low once the engines in and the coil-overs are wound down... looks like the tyres are gonna rub though so will likely need to swap them. The alloy RS hubs stick out about an inch further than the standard ones. This means the next step is getting the motor back in... which might even happen before Christmas. Finally more steps forward than back!
  4. two_days_late's 1980 MK2 Escort Sport

    Bit more progress this week. Starting with getting the old trans tunnel brace drilled out (it must have had a different gearbox in it at some stage and someone had mangled the old one), then the new one welded in and sealed (Cheers Joe). Also Por15'd the cross-member and sway-bar so it's ready for the motor to go back in now. Pile of goodies also turned up from the UK. Cheers Matt
  5. two_days_late's 1980 MK2 Escort Sport

    Haha like away mate. Yea the underseal was a hard slog, but it did come off much easier than I was expecting once I got the heatgun and scraper on to it though. Just hard work laying on the floor for that long. Would be a breeze on a rotisary.
  6. two_days_late's 1980 MK2 Escort Sport

    Door Card Clean Up Managed to get hold of some RS2000 door cards a while ago that have been sitting in the shed. They had a chrome strip on them but the chrome had all come off, but were in otherwise good condition. Masked them up and gave them a coat with some satin plastic paint then got stuck into them with some armourall vinyl cleaner and they've come up great. Original Condition: Masked Up: Painted: Ready to Go:
  7. two_days_late's 1980 MK2 Escort Sport

    New Bits New Wiring Loom New Loom has finally arrived from the UK. Took a while to get made up and get here, but the end result looks great. Will probably still need a few mods as I go but I'm very happy with the result. Inner Door Bits Have everything I need for the doors now. Combination of new speakers from Hyper, some NOS bits off ebay, and some clips and things from uncle Ali. Burton Order Also finally got my latest Burton Power order with a few nice new bits
  8. two_days_late's 1980 MK2 Escort Sport

    Underseal Clean Up The underside of the car was sprayed with a bitumen based underseal a few years ago but it never set properly. It's fine under the guards but under the floors it was really wet to touch and looked pretty average. Made the call to strip it off and do it with a better quality product. I was going to leave under the guards with the old stuff, but looking at the new stuff now and how much better it is, I'm going to do the whole thing. Spent some time doing some research on a product that I'd be happy with and it's worked out really well. It's textured enough to make it look tidy, but goes on quite thin, really nice product to work with. Getting the old stuff off was a pretty terrible job, but a heatgun and a scraper has worked a treat, and although it takes a while was well worth the effort. Old Bitumen stuff: After 8ish hours of scraping: Masked up and ready to go: Product I went with: Finished Result (Haven't done outside chassis rails yet)
  9. two_days_late's 1980 MK2 Escort Sport

    Paint work's nearly done and it'll be off to the upholsterer this week. Have also got a full rubber kit, new headlining, and a brand new windscreen to go in. Should look bloody good. Boot's been sealed off with a 3M texture coat and painted white.
  10. two_days_late's 1980 MK2 Escort Sport

    Another day in on the car today. Joe and I finished prepping it for the paint shop on Thursday and I dropped it off this afternoon. List of jobs to do are: - Clean up White Paint Front Screen Surround Rear Screen Surround Sunroof Hole Parcel Shelf Boot Spotlight brackets Wiper Holes - Paint all trim bits Satin Black Front Panel Around Side Windows Tops of Doors Dash and inside A Pillar Bumpers & Handles Fuel Tank & Cap It should all be done by next weekend so fingers crossed... Once that was done, we spent a couple of hours this afternoon cleaning up all the glass so it's ready to go with the new headlining and complete rubber kit. Method was: 1.) Scraper to remove Silicone / Black Paint over-spray / General Crap 2.) Meths to remove sticky crap left from tints and more general crap 3.) Glass cleaner and news paper All screens came up looking mint, very happy.
  11. two_days_late's 1980 MK2 Escort Sport

    Another productive night last night. Got the starter mounted up and turning the engine over (Cheers Joe). I was expecting this to cause a bit more grief as it's a honda starter with an adapter plate and has also had the ring gear on the flywheel replaced to suit and notched to help the starter engage. All seems to engage very nicely and turned over the engine for the first time since it was assembled. And also mounted the carbs
  12. two_days_late's 1980 MK2 Escort Sport

    Floor is now painted with 2 coats of CRC Zinc Rust kill paint. Have also got a box of Dynamat on the way, and some new rubber bungs from Aliexpress. A couple of spots to fix up with the welder, then time to paint the boot and move on to getting the engine running. Cheers Matt
  13. two_days_late's 1980 MK2 Escort Sport

    After not working on the car for a good year or so there has finally been some progress. First job is to tidy up the rest of the inside of the car, so I can paint it all up and then start thinking about wiring. Joe was awesome enough to donate some time and give me a hand with the long shitty job of stripping out the entire inside of the car. This includes stripping out the underseal in the boot as it never quite went off properly and I've decided to keep the boot white now. Anyway, pics: Stay tuned for more updates. Matt
  14. 666DAN's 1980 Mk2 Escort Discussion

    Nice Esky mate.You can buy whole new rear panels from Palmside: There's also a few pics in my build thread around pumping out the rear guards if you're looking to make some space Cheers Matt
  15. two_days_late's 1980 MK2 Escort Sport

    Just seen this update now man, if you give Palmside a call they sell the conversion kits and are generally quite helpful