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93 LX/GT getting a much needed face lift...

Discussion in 'Exterior Modifications' started by dave8338, Nov 13, 2010.

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    Had a late night in the shop tonight. 8)

    I've had this set of projectors, laying back in the weeds for 5+ years...just waiting for the "right project" to put them in. Guess that time is now. 8O

    The lights are from a 2004 Audi-? that I picked up many years ago.
    After looking through several threads on the BMW head lights, I got a crazy / stupid idea. The clear center cut outs/replacements, came from a set of Saturn SL2 head lights that I've had for several years, as well.

    A little cut and paste with the band saw, angle grinder, ect...and this is where I'm at:

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    I think they're going to work. It will take some time to shape the lenses as the Saturn SL2's have a little more curve to them however, that may work in my favor.

    Time will tell! :wink:
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    Nice work! Can't wait to see the results!
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    Three became one, tonight! :rambo:

    I was able to get the projectors, their surrounding chrome trim AND the front cover all in and taped together. "Proof of concept", if you will.

    Check it out:

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    Nice, lets see how this goes. If anything like the rest of your projects, you should be proud!
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    Hey guys...haven't posted in a while. Thought some might wonder what happened or is happening. 'Scorts aren't the only thing I restore and wrench on and last fall, I picked up another motorcycle that "needed work". Mostly mechanical. Roll the clock ahead to a month and a half ago and I scheduled a bike trip with a friend. The wife insisted that I ride the "new' bike (1981 Suzuki GS 850gL) and said I should work on that one and put the 'Scort on hold. 8O
    Really??? Suggesting that I open another can of worms??? :eek:

    Like all good husbands, I said "Why...I think you're right, Dear". 8)

    Needless to say, the 'Scort has been waiting for some more Luv'N and will get it as soon as the bike is finished.

    Cheers....

    Dave
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    DAVE, just stumbled on your post....kinda in the same boat with my 94 wagon.... I'm a bit further up in the great White North!! Ranier,MN 3 miles NE of International Falls. Anyway wanted to tip you off on Magnet Paint. Absolutley a great product to apply over rust. Got it from our body shop supply house. You can top coat with whatever you want. PM me or phone # if you want would enjoy to share thoughts and experiences... Been a Ford Tech for 35+ years...pick my brain!!!! :eek:
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    HEY.. a fellow MN Ford Wrench Head ! :D

    Will soon be getting back to the project. Been a VERY busy summer and there are a few last things I need to button up, before the 'Scort takes front and center again. Have continued collecting parts to finish it of. :lol:

    Looking forward to playing with the old girl again. I'd like to have it up and at least in primer before the temps drop too far. Should be within reach. Actually miss driving the little thing. :oops:
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    So much for having the little Scort in primer. :cry:

    Just been too many irons in the fire in the last few months so progress is STILL at a stand still. Need to get the shop space back !

    Just acquired a 1935 Ford Pickup and it needs to be inside. The Escort is going to get all "hands on deck", when the weather either warms up a bit OR I just can't handle the lack of space. Which ever comes first.

    What needs to be finished:

    1. Right side brake lines.
    2. Jams and interior door skins painted.
    3. Entire exterior painted.

    Rather short list I know... :oops:
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    VSS -- after a year of soaking in PB Blaster one heat treatment and a good deep freeze this past winter, I can finally say that my speed sensor has been freed from its' little cave. I'm now able to drain the trans fluid, flush things out VERY well, replace the front axle seals and go to a full snthetic for the next 60K miles. :notworthy:

    Have a look:

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    And the lovely hole:

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    Such a happy day ! ! ! ! !

    Have a GREAT weekend guys and gals...the 'Scort is back on the table ! ! !

    Go time... :wink:
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    Draining the transmission fluid is my next step. I'm hoping I do not have as big of an issue with the speedo cable as your car gave you.

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