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:D I received my 96 Escort Wagon LX when my mother in law passed in July. I was told by different people to just junk it because of the broken windshield and smashed bumper. For $2500.00 I was able to restore it to almost mint condition and expect to get many years of enjoyment out of her. 8)
 

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Welcome to the forum & Congratulations on fixing up the Escort. After my daughter smacked the back of an SUV in a rainy rush hours, I had to replace the hood, a fender, headlights, bumper, grille, radiator and a few other things on our 92. The parts cost $500 at a pick-n-pull junkyard, everything that was damaged unbolted, the work was easy (under a shade tree in my driveway) and I now have a distinctive two-tone Escort wagon.
If they use salt on the roads in winter in your part of Canada, I always advise having a look at the brakes lines to the rear axle; looking for rusty places. You have to be able to look straight up to see the lines I think, beside to the fuel tank.
 

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When I had her fixed, they replaced the front rotors and calipers as well as checking all the other brake parts also. She has 157,000 KMS on her and runs like a dream! I couldn't a car as nice as this one for what it cost to fix her up.
 
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