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escort74's 1974 Ford Escort Mk1 - Project Alan Mann

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Project Alan Mann

Brought this 74 Mk1 Escort at the start of 2010 with plans to turn it into an Alan Mann Replica

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1974 Mk1 Escort Coupe 1300L Automatic

Up on a Trolley - easy to move around as the engines not a runner

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Struts Removed, Bonnet off ready for engine to be lifted out

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1300Crossflow and AutoBox Been removed

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Engine Box Out

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Removing the Guards

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Purchased Bubble Arches

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Trial Fit of the New Guards

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New Engine / GBox (2Lpinto & 5Speed sierra)

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Stripping it out

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Up on the new Rotisserie

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Scrapping Under-seal off

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LiL helpers

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The front was beyond repair so it had to go and a new one from Palmside is on order

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Floors were also a mess so im waiting for the new ones to arrive

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Not exactly what I wanted to find :cry:

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Enough for one month :compress:

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Old Diff Tunnel

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Hole Cut

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New Tunnel Fabricated

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Welding starts

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Finished

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Seam Welding Time

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Penetration

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Stripping for paint

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POR15 paint used

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Strengthening Strut Tops

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Painted n Prepped for spot welding

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Welding begins

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Also Fabricated some Gussets for Engine bay

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Welding again

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Strut Tops and Gussets Complete

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Also added some gussets in here too

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More POR15 added

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More Strengthening

Completely Destroyed Shaneo's Mk2 4door to get these, sorry mate

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Got the strengtheners Sandblasted

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Painted and ready to be fitted

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Fit looks good after some trimming

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Time to get the welder out again

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Chassis Strengtheners

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More POR15 Paint applied

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Fitting the turret Boxes

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Marking out where the turrets will fit

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No going back now

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Boxes needed some modification to fit

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String line to get them in correct position

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Looks good, time to get welding again

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Prep for paint

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More POR15 purchased

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Mock up struts put in to test the new setup

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Done for now

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plans have changed and now adding a four link kit.

purchased from Burton (uk)

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marking the four link boxes

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welding time

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done

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Welding the tubs

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Guards Screwed on

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Next thing to tackle

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The machining begins

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Tubes turned to size

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Thread cutting Time

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