Mk1 Escort Van vs Skyline vs Supra

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  1. Murf

    Murf Member

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    Body: Mk1 Escort Van
    Crossmembers: Nissan S chassis
    Engine: 2JZGTE

    This is coming along nicely now... Was a real rot box when it was started. Most of the rot has been cut out and the fun modifications are underway

    At the beginning
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    Parts bought

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    Work begins

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    New floors, inner and out sills

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    New kick panels and plates galore

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    Doors repaired

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    Back arches on

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    New chassis going in

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    Front crossmember in (note wider chassis rails)

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    Chassis doesn't meet now as it's wider

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    Strut tower support cut to allow for inner wing to be bent out to widen the chassis

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    Rear chassis raised to clear the new rear crossmember

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    Floor also raised

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    New strengthener to take the mounting points of the new S chassis crossmember

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    The holes in the floor at the mountings points for the rear crossmember

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    Rear inner tubs

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  2. Murf

    Murf Member

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    Wheels going on

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    More to follow.........................................
     
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  3. mint

    mint touch my fruit

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    WHEEL SPEC!? 5 stud r type wats?? Looks ace man.
     
  4. Murf

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    Wheels are;
    17 inch ROTA
    9.5 rear
    8.5 front
    PCD 114.4x5

    THanks :)
     
  5. mint

    mint touch my fruit

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    Had me fooled! :D Great project man, keep it up.
     
  6. theory

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    Hats off. What an awesome thing to do. Looks amazing already.
     
  7. Retro - Slide

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    Good to see more retro Ford's in the scene! Rear arches look so cool! :thumbs:
     
  8. PinheiroT

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    This is nuts! Awesome work and project
     
  9. essexcapri25

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    what axle are you using then?
     
  10. Murf

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    Thanks :)

    The S Chassis uses IRS, so no axle. A diff and 2 drive shafts :)
     
  11. Nury44

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    Man, it indeed was a rust bucket. Creative as fook though. It looks ace.
     
  12. robrs2

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    Looks interesting
     
  13. Dean85 S14

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    full of awesome at this state already!
     
  14. chodjinn

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    That is some serious amount of restoration and modifying work there! Love the wheel choice, I do have a think for those style rotas.
     
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    Love it, looking forward to seeing more of this.
     
  16. Murf

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    A small video of some of the progress...

     
  17. Murf

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    It's looking better everyday now...

    Engine sourced

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    Back arches finished and windows filled in with side panel.

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    Tubs getting welded up

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    Inside

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    Spoiler getting lined up

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  18. essexcapri25

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    Are you gonna keep the original dash ?
     
  19. wu11ie

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    This is epic!

    Are you really putting the spoiler on the roof tho?
     
  20. Murf

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    LOL... Just joking with the spoiler. heh heh.

    I'll be keeping the metal console part of the dash and using the dash top, but I'll be changing the clocks :)
     

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