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Exterior-Mod Projects (Body Kits, Trim, Wings, Garnish, etc.)

Discussion in 'Exterior Modifications' started by Escort LXR, May 11, 2013.

  1. Escort LXR

    Escort LXR Customizer

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    The Purpose of this thread is to display any Exterior Modification Projects that you've done to improve the styling or look of your escort and share new ideas, mods and sources. GO AHEAD and show off your ride to other members. 1st Gens, 2nd Gens, 3rd Gens and ZX2's welcome.

    I'll start with my Purple-Hatchback-2dr 1996 Escort LXR

    Here is my car today with Tracer Clear Corners, 91-GT Grille and Wing,
    Window Visors, Tint and Aftermarket Sunroof (2013) 209.JPG The Rear with newly painted Reflector Garnish using Night Shade and Scotch Tape 193.JPG
    So I was at the Junkyard the other day and I found a 1991 GT that I pulled this 3piece rear wing off of (91-92 GT's only) and I thought I'd make a project swap instead of sticking with my useless LX wing IMG_0592.jpg wing sanded down with a Hose and Sanding Sponge View attachment 255 and ready for Prime and Paint View attachment 256
    Rustoleum Dark Primer IMG_0623.jpg Rustoleoum Purple Gloss IMG_0624.jpg Dupli-Color Clear Effex IMG_0633.jpg IMG_0635.jpg
    Awaiting Install IMG_0630.jpg View attachment 1524
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2014
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    rally-escort FEOA Member

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    AH nice man, I've always liked the gt wing better, the paint looks good, can't wait to see how the install goes keep updated:snaphappy:
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    Paint whole car match it spoiler color it going look good
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    Yea when I get AAS Body I want to paint it a different shade purple like the spoiler (it looks better), but for now I just want to find a matching purple fender, gt grill and paint the hood matte black:D
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    Yea paint hood black better than white lol
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    Sorry I haven't installed the GT spoiler yet, I'm gonna have to do some mod work to get the Rear wing mounted properly and drill some new holes for the side wings, I might have to check out the GT i pulled it off of for reference.:greedy:
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    239bmxican Lower it.

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    I like what you did to the ends of the reflective strip on the trunk lid. Don't think I've ever seen that done before! Style points fo shooo ;)
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    Thank you I thought I could make it custom with a little tape, as for the GT spoiler I have the Rear Wing Mounted with modded holes and brackets and I'll have to find out how to mount the side wings properly, but I'll have pics and installation up soon.
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    When you installed the 3 piece spoiler, did you install it ON YOUR 1 piece hatch? if so what did you do for the holes left from the one pieec? Were they covered by the new spoiler?
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    No those holes are still exposed but covered with tape they will have to be bondo-ed eventually... because the "GT spoiler" is closer to the back edge/end of the hatch than the "LX spoiler" I had to redrill all new holes for eveything meaning this is a pain staking process to get eveything aligned properly and i am still not finished but am going to end up taking her to an auto body shop in the future....the side wings are the hardest part to get drilled in just right.. if you have any specific questions feel free to ask i can get some pics up 2 thx
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    Nice Job looks great man! From what i can see it looks like it may have been a pain to install but well worth it.
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    Yeah I need to adjust the Rear Wing a little to the left but I got the side wings on properly, Then I've got to Bondo everything (the remaining holes).
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    Ahh thats little things tho lol you already have the major untaking over and done with tho. How long did it take you to get it all put on?
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    well it took a while to figure out where to drill all the holes and i used my own brackets but it took a good hour or two once after i had my wing painted
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    Bring on the Body Kits!!!

    I want to see how someone molded a body kit onto their existing OEM bumpers and the body kits that are usable for that purpose other than the limited choice we have from Andys.

    John
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    Thats what I created this thread for so that we could share each others "Exterior Modifications" not just mine...I wanna see the next post with someones pictures of their escort! GO!!:wtf:
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    I hear ya! I liked that you started this but I wish someone like wasthatawagon would post how he molded the accord body kit to his bumpers. He gave a brief idea of it but I wanted to get a few more looks to make sure when I did it I would do it correctly.

    John
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    I completely agree with you John!!! I wish some one had in-process pictures of it when they where doing it. I putting a 1.8'' drop and new struts on mine first but im hopping to get the body kit and start it bout summer time or so.
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    I am very interested in how you bolted it all up. I am kinda scared to start cutting into my car in fear that I won't get it line up properly. I have two of the three piece winds on stand by for when I get the guts to give this a try. I will certainly try it on my old escort first.

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