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'93 Mondy thread, 8 years of ownership


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19 hours ago, greengartside said:

J632 BVW - Registered 12.6.1992 - last V5 change 17.6.1992 - last taxed 30.11.1992.

Last five digits of VIN were 99693

 

And registered as a Sierra, presumably because there was no Mondeo option on the DVLA database at the time. Presumably cubed, as is usually the case for prototypes.

 

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23 minutes ago, Soundwave said:

And registered as a Sierra, presumably because there was no Mondeo option on the DVLA database at the time. Presumably cubed, as is usually the case for prototypes.

Yes they’re nearly always crushed as they won’t be finished properly so would ‘let the brand down’ a bit plus I’m fairly sure there’s a taxation reason that they crush them. Not sure on the ins and outs of it but I did read that. 

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23 minutes ago, Soundwave said:

And registered as a Sierra, presumably because there was no Mondeo option on the DVLA database at the time. Presumably cubed, as is usually the case for prototypes.

That one must have been registered before the Mondeo name had even been made public as the headline calls it the "New Sierra". Someone was asking on one of the facebook groups if any J-reg Mondeos ever existed and all the answers said no, but here's the proof even if it was officially a Sierra.

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On 7/5/2023 at 4:46 PM, egg said:

Here is an LX (diesel!) Citrine, which I found a pic of on Facebook without the kit.

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OK the LX Citrine is now for sale, he hasn't set a price - but this is the chap if anyone wants to contact him!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/165772690283224/user/1413531449

Blue interior 

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I've had replacement window side trims for some time (aftermarket), the originals are slightly bent...mainly thanks to autoglass. And faded.

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so remove the old one, reveals dirt and 30 year old rusty clips

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I'm doing this proper* so also  got new clips from Ford, which are same as MK2.

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the clips push over these 'knobs' which are part of the body

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the new ones are slightly bigger, and they y tho'd me.

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With quite some faffing, 6 new ones are on

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They are tight. I spray some Bilt Hamber in the gap, and push the new trim on

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The other side another day....

 

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  • egg changed the title to '93 Mondy thread - fitting new window side trim

Imagine my surprise when I'm procrastinating watching Netflix and a K-reg turns up! Excuse awful photo taken of the telly.

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Looks like K568NMG (known about from your list a few pages back) is being used in dramatic reconstructions in the recently released Netflix documentary, "Who Killed Jill Dando?"

 

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On 10/1/2023 at 1:42 PM, Markeh said:

Looks like K568NMG (known about from your list a few pages back) is being used in dramatic reconstructions in the recently released Netflix documentary, "Who Killed Jill Dando?"

Interesting! How did the car relate to the story?

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2 hours ago, egg said:

Interesting! How did the car relate to the story?

Didn't seem to relate really - they used it for the investigating detectives and at one point as the car she got out of before walking to her door (which I'm pretty sure from the CCTV clips they showed should have been an E36 of some description).

I'm not sure why they used it to be honest - no other attempt was made to use era appropriate vehicles at any other point during the series (except for the infamous blue Range Rover)

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So the other side today

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I'd only bought 10 clips, so could only replace 4 on this side

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This mix of clips, meant this side didn't fit quite so well....

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which meant I put it on 1/2 cm too low. I thought best to leave be rather than bend it straight away by trying again, maybe I can pop a dab of silicone in the gap?

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Anyway, an 8/10 job overall

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On 29/09/2023 at 21:45, Dyslexic Viking said:

2 early ones that served with the Norwegian police. Both are unfortunately scrapped.

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I'm just catching up with this thread. Nice pictures. I don't think I've ever seen a black-top bumper with headlight washers, on a GLX without front foglights. But how did these early cars get those trims? I think I've only seen these trims fitted to the end-of-line mk1 LX from 1996. Weren't they supposed to have those amazing 'swirly'-early GLX trims instead? Other than the 1996 LX, what else came with those trims illustrated here?

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On 12/10/2023 at 16:47, egg said:

I had an old very yellowed headlight reflector

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Some say,  oven cleaner can help

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It can, but probably not enough to make it re-usable

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 It would still look a lot better inside the headlamp when refitted. Can you still get these new? Good effort on the improvement though.

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9 minutes ago, MantaGTE85 said:

 It would still look a lot better inside the headlamp when refitted. Can you still get these new? Good effort on the improvement though.

not available new anymore, some prefer a conversion to the late MK1 system that didn't have reflectors. I have one NOS set left if I need them.

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10 hours ago, MantaGTE85 said:

I'm just catching up with this thread. Nice pictures. I don't think I've ever seen a black-top bumper with headlight washers, on a GLX without front foglights. But how did these early cars get those trims? I think I've only seen these trims fitted to the end-of-line mk1 LX from 1996. Weren't they supposed to have those amazing 'swirly'-early GLX trims instead? Other than the 1996 LX, what else came with those trims illustrated here?

Unfortunately, I don't know much about the equipment levels on these here and have searched a bit and found no information. There is an original 1993 brochure for sale here now but I'm not interested enough to spend £15 plus shipping on it.

And I can add some info about these 2 in the pictures.

DH19464  was a 1,8 glx VIN WF0NXXGBBNPP67441  scrapped in 2008

PX30037 was a 2 liter engined glx  VIN  WF0FXXGBBFPA72512  scrapped in 2011 some additional info on this one. The PX registration plates belonged to the town of Mandal in Norway and the photo was taken outside the local Ford dealer when the car was delivered. My family and I came from this area so I sent this photo to my dad and he recognized him on the right as a salesman at that dealership and my grandfather probably bought a few cars from him.

And if you didn't see it in the Norwegian sales thread I have here, there is an almost identical to these Norwegian sold 1993 clx for sale here now. And would clx be over glx?

https://www.finn.no/car/used/ad.html?finnkode=315415735

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@egg Not only do I have photos of the K-reg Ghia near to me, I spoke to the owner and I have news about it.....

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Bodywork looks very straight and tidy.

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As is the interior. Mileage up to 54k from 52,991 at its last MoT in 2008.

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Battery was flat, so I didn't hear it running.

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Period plates front and rear plus dealer sticker all from the same Suffolk dealer, but I doubt they would have sold it brand new on that 'AR' registration. Were Ford pre-registering them back then?

Apparently it's had a long-term owner. More recently the brother of the chap I saw had it on a farm, then needed space and it got moved to where it sits now. It will be for sale, at something like £2,000 with a fresh MoT. Seems like a good buy to me for that money.

It's very local to me on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, I can pass on details if required.

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8 minutes ago, Spottedlaurel said:

@egg Not only do I have photos of the K-reg Ghia near to me, I spoke to the owner and I have news about it.....

Thanks very much, very cool to get some photos, and it does look straight. Great to see another HAR survivor  -  which were either press or dealer demo cars.

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