Hurmeez

Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

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I accounted for the shrinkage of the ally by finding out how much aluminium is known to shrink from casting and increasing the size of the model by that much. There was a bit of porosity and some voids that had to be ground out and welded up but that was more down to the quality of the printing more than anything. If I were to do it again I'd do much more work on making nice rounded corners on everything to help the flow, rather than smoothing sharp edges with a die grinder like I'm going to have to. Also I'd try to get a higher quality print out of a better printer. It was made with a home built printer after all, and that showed in the final finish of the model. The port shapes aren't quite bang on but there's plenty of meat there to grind out to port match it nicely. If you look at it objectively the cost was really high at $500 for what it is, but it was more about the experiment on what was possible with the cool tech I had available to me. Thanks 

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Very cool stuff!

easy when you're just reading it quickly on the interwebs huh? lots of work in this old esky, well done.

You're very lucky having a old man with the skills, tools, knowledge and mates he has, I had to bumble about with shit for years and you're still ahead of me I think!

Hopefully I can do the same for my kids one day.

keep it up, great reading this thread.:-D

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Well done on the work. That's impressive stuff! Nice to see it getting down correctly.

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Awesome work! Loving what you have achieved so far,

 

Rad seeing another Mk2 getting love

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super impressed with how much work you are putting into this, keep up the good work

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Thanks mate. I never expected to have to do this much when we first got it but I'm enjoying it and it'll just make it all the more of an accomplishment when I do get it on the road. 

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Re the door/fender gap, if all the othrr gaps are good run a bead on the trailing edge of the fender to close the gap up. 

Top work man

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I did think about that but I figured it would be easier to build it up with a small amount of bog rather than risk making big holes as I tend to do with the mig. It's still an option though if the bog doesn't work out.

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We can do Cobra springs for around $160 + freight to you? Normal retail is $220 - even that is cheaper than $300 odd someone has quoted you.

Sorry no personal experience on the Coilover welding though

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That sounds a lot better actually. It means I can spend more on go fast parts for the motor. :badgrin:

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