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HMC motors- Escort tooling question for Teh expertz


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#1051 OFFLINE   hairymel


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 08:49 PM

^ All true! In the end I got a bit tight and a bit lazy. The Mondeo is in Essex (300mi) and the Puma very close (10mi) and a fair bit cheaper. 


that mondeo is 20 odd miles from me.

i have a mk2 v6 ghia x estate.

i did a full circumnavigation of the m25 to collect mine.

mine was £162.


puma or ghia x would be a good choice but that mondeo is seriously salty.


well bought  8)

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:00 PM

Thanks, I almost feel I’ve let the side down by going for the Puma rather than the Mondeo- but money and distance/time counted against.

One for the ford experts- the escort boot has a stamped recess for the ford badge. This is commonly found on the last escort facelift (1995 on) mine is a late 94 build, and nominally should have a “surface” mounted badge on the right side above the light clusters. Is this a later replacement or could it have got out of the factory on early pressings with the new tooling?

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#1053 OFFLINE   sierraman


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:04 PM

No it’s quite common on crossover periods to use a bit of both. A lot of mk3 Astras were about with the facelift back and the pre facelift front.

Ford are terrible at this, during late Sierra production they had a load of the 1.6 pinto left and the 2.3 diesel, I’ve seen a few late stuff with the older unit fitted. How they came into the customer chain I’ve no idea as they wouldn’t have met emissions requirements.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:07 PM

Ive never noticed that on a Ford before. Looks classy.


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:24 PM

Could have been private import, a lot used to go to Germany or wherever and buy a car in RHD. Worked out £2-3000 cheaper.

Reminds me of those old Top Gear features. Here's the Clockmaster himself showing how there were a few stumbling blocks back in the day.


"I cannot believe it. They won't even sell me a Nissan Almera".

Soz for the thread drift HMC...good choice going with the Puma.
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Posted 19 August 2018 - 10:19 PM

Is it possible it's not the original boot, maybe it was nudged up the arse early on in its life and repaired.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 11:22 PM

I'm sure that tailgate is a facelift one, mine had the normal type still.


I love that car, I can't believe I spent £550 on a set of alloys for it though!


Only for it to end up like this :(


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Posted Yesterday, 01:17 AM

Google says Düren isn't far from Mönchengladbach (50km), and Rheindahlen as a result - big UK forces presence there until recently. There's also the matter of it being in Nordrhein-Westfalen, on Germany's western border - this lends provenance to most possible theories as to why it was bought in Germany.



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Posted Yesterday, 09:55 AM

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