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Thought it was about time I showed you my (very) long term project.
Here it was when I first got it from my dad, who gave it to me on condition that I didn't cut it up.



So, out came the grinder, out came the floor / bulkhead and in went a pair of Hauser rails, 4 x 2 main rails and a CDS roll cage (thanks to Guy for the bends).



OK, so it wasn't quite that easy, I had to fit new inner & outer sills plus I folded up some U sections to run along the inside of the sills. The floor will end up chanelled by about 2".



Rear end is a Chevy 10 bolt, bought already narrowed - which was nice. Paul G brackets, 4 bar by me.



Front end is Mk2 Escort x-member & rack, adjustable TCAs, Capri struts and off set top mounts. Column is home made from a Capri inner & Corsair outer.

Engine is a mildish 302, rebuilt by me. It's my first engine build so we'll see what happens there. Gearbox is a rebuilt (thanks Paul G) C4 with a shift kit.





Seats are Jaz.



And this is how things are looking round about now.



 

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man that looks cool, i suppose your dad thinks your restoring it which of course you are lol.

nice work mate
 

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Good grief, You were building this years ago when I bought a narrowed Volvo axle off you for a pop which I finished about 5 years ago:shock: Looking damn good though, I look forward to seeing it finished in the (distant) future:bigsmile:
 

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Good grief, You were building this years ago when I bought a narrowed Volvo axle off you for a pop which I finished about 5 years ago:shock: Looking damn good though, I look forward to seeing it finished in the (distant) future:bigsmile:
Haha, I remember you coming round! Since then I've moved house, moved workshops (twice), built a garage, had a kid, rebuilt a Mustang and had a few other set backs as well. All poor excuses I know, but things are moving along slightly faster now.
 

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That looks well ard m8. cant wait to see it around the scene. keep the british tin alive. nice work. :tup:
 

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I always had a bit of a soft spot for Corsairs, remind me a bit of ford t'birds. I definitely think it looks the best with out a front bumper, so as to make the most of the odd but rather attractive front end styling.So glad it's being given a ford lump to,it's going to help the engine bay look almost factory.Looks great, good luck:cool:
 

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I like it my first road car at 17 was a Corsair 2000e and I have always had a desire for another 8)
 
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