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#781 OFFLINE   The Reverend Bluejeans

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 08:51 PM

Ok I got a few photos of this tonight, it's a basically new 28/30 DFTH, would it be any use?

 

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I bought it under the impression that it was a DFT to fit early XR2 but those have bigger venturis.

 

 

 

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 09:38 PM

Back in the day I was told* by Autocar or some such that Ford didn’t bother enlarging the windows on the estates, so an estate Mk2 was basically the same from the bulkhead backwards. I wouldn’t rely on this information when buying bits from Ebay/a breaker miles away but it’s worth seeing if true from a Sierra expert. Might help the search for a drivers door as there are many more Mk2s about.

I have to say I’d probably be paying the £50 for that blue Mk1 door if it is rust free and basically next door to you - no postage/delivery faff and you can see it with your own eyes before handing the cash over.

It’s got to be easier for your body man for him to prep and paint that blue door than stripping the existing dented skin from its frame and then sorting out all the dents, then welding it all back together again.

Just a thought.

Edit: just noticed the rust in the corner so maybe not as good value as I originally thought, might be worth a cheeky offer of £40 - on the other hand, he probably knows how rare these are!

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 09:43 PM

Back in the day I was told* by Autocar or some such that Ford didn’t bother enlarging the windows on the estates, so an estate Mk2 was basically the same from the bulkhead backwards. I wouldn’t rely on this information when buying bits from Ebay/a breaker miles away but it’s worth seeing if true from a Sierra expert. Might help the search for a drivers door as there are many more Mk2s about.

I have to say I’d probably be paying the £50 for that blue Mk1 door if it is rust free and basically next door to you - no postage/delivery faff and you can see it with your own eyes before handing the cash over.

It’s got to be easier for your body man for him to prep and paint that blue door than stripping the existing dented skin from its frame and then sorting out all the dents, then welding it all back together again.

Just a thought.

Edit: just noticed the rust in the corner so maybe not as good value as I originally thought, might be worth a cheeky offer of £40 - on the other hand, he probably knows how rare these are!

 

 

That was the Cortina. The Mark 5 saloons had taller side windows, but the Estates were left as per Mark 4.


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 09:55 PM

^^^ Also the Mk2 Escort estate, which was just the Mk1 again with Mk2 panels from the dash forward.

I'd never heard that about the Sierra estate, but tbh it wouldn't surprise me, given Ford's previous form.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 12:33 AM

I've been going cross-eyed looking at Sierra estate doors in brochures when I should be going to bed!

 

It looks to me like the front doors on the estates did change in the same way as the hatchbacks, with the windows becoming slightly larger and with less rounded corners.

 

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:43 AM

^^^ Also the Mk2 Escort estate, which was just the Mk1 again with Mk2 panels from the dash forward.
I'd never heard that about the Sierra estate, but tbh it wouldn't surprise me, given Ford's previous form.


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:51 AM

See also, mk1 and 2 Granada estates. Exactly the same car more or less except for the front end.

 

See also Aussie Ford Falcon 1980+


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:56 AM

What about P100's? I would expect they would have used mark2 parts (what with being introduced in 1987) but I wouldn't put it past Ford to use mark 1 tooling in a cheaper factory (South Africa?) in order to save a few pennies

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 08:20 AM

What about P100's? I would expect they would have used mark2 parts (what with being introduced in 1987) but I wouldn't put it past Ford to use mark 1 tooling in a cheaper factory (South Africa?) in order to save a few pennies

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:55 AM

Mercedes has been parked up for a few weeks, mainly because the weather has been shite.  

 

Took it for a drive, and there's now a drone noise on heavy breaking coming from the nearside rear.  Hoped it might free itself, but on driving it 50 miles to work this morning - it's still there.

 

Wotchafink?  Slightly sticky caliper?  I have to confess, I don't know whether it's discs all round on these cars - or perhaps drums at the back.  I ought to have a look really!


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:44 AM

They're discs all round but at the rear you have seperate handbrake pads which sometimes give trouble.   Possibly related to the parking up?   There is quite a bit of stuff on the 190E forum.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:58 AM

They're discs all round but at the rear you have seperate handbrake pads which sometimes give trouble.   Possibly related to the parking up?   There is quite a bit of stuff on the 190E forum.

 

This sounds very promising.  I don't normally park up with the handbrake on for extended periods, but I wasn't planning on it being parked up for 3 weeks when I parked it up.  (If that makes sense!)

 

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:47 PM

Are you still looking for the hub covers for the wheels? If so, this may be your lucky day.................

 

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Found them in that box of Ford bits my neighbour gave me. The clips look like they are all there, just need a clean.

 

Yours for postage.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:55 PM

Are you still looking for the hub covers for the wheels? If so, this may be your lucky day.................

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Found them in that box of Ford bits my neighbour gave me. The clips look like they are all there, just need a clean.

Yours for postage.


Not at that price. If you’ll have a beer or two then deal!

The problem with the ones I’ve found is the teeth wear on those metal rings. The more caps I have, the more I can salvage bits from.

Thanks a million man.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:58 PM

I need to stop calling everyone man.

Another crisis. My eldest lad was taking a real keen interest in cars and servicing etc the other day, which was heartening. Sadly, he’s jacked the car up slightly wrong and, consequently, the floorpan of the Avensis is a bit distorted.

I’m not cross in the slightest; we’ve all fucked up - and I don’t want it to put him off going forward.

What’s the trick? Carpet up inside and a BFO hammer? Slide hammer??

It doesn’t have to be pretty. It’s an old banger with space ship miles. It just feels weird in the cabin!!

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:12 PM

Carpet up and all your weight on your heel over the dent?


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:46 PM

BFO hammer on a bit of wood should do it.  Not sure I'd bother lifting the carpet... 

 

Or just ignore which is the route I'm currently taking with a similar dent caused by the wife driving over an enormous rock.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:50 PM

Mid size sledge hammer and block of wood applied with enthusiasm.....but just once
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:03 PM

Mid size sledge hammer and block of wood applied with enthusiasm.....but just once


Well volunteered that man. (!)
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Posted 19 April 2018 - 02:08 PM

Just popped up for sale...

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 02:21 PM

What’s the trick? Carpet up inside and a BFO hammer? Slide hammer??

It doesn’t have to be pretty. It’s an old banger with space ship miles. It just feels weird in the cabin!!

 

Just make sure you put some paint/underseal as needed on any damage underneath. Apols if teaching eggs/suck etc....


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 02:22 PM

Just make sure you put some paint/underseal as needed on any damage underneath. Apols if teaching eggs/suck etc....


Good shout actually. Thanks man.


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 04:30 PM

Found some of these at work today and it made me think of this thread and the base. Should have looked for a date on them.

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 02:57 AM

Now this has to have some useful bits, surely? Even the wheels are base spec complete with centre caps

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 03:03 AM

This dude claims to have Mark 1 and 2 cars for breaking:

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 03:07 AM

These door trims look basic - rears might not fit as being from an estate the doors might have a different profile. These might have some use though?

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 03:12 AM

Probably worth having just in case - plus it's easy for me to spend money on the base as it isnt my money!

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 07:42 AM

These door trims look basic - rears might not fit as being from an estate the doors might have a different profile. These might have some use though?

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Sadly not basic enough, they have a decadent bit of cloth where a base would just have more grey plastic.

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 12:13 PM

Busy afternoon. 150 mile round trip ahead. Already sunburnt. Limited supplies.

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 12:18 PM

Sadly not basic enough, they have a decadent bit of cloth where a base would just have more grey plastic.

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Could be decloth'd, glue remnants removed with thinners and the cards painted in a suitably dismal grey.


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