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Put the 3rd gen sedan front on my 2nd gen 2-door

Discussion in 'Escort Concepts' started by major, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. major

    major New Member

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    Got bored today, pulled the whole front off the '93 and slapped a '97 sedan front clip on. Takes me about 2 hours to swap them. All headlight wiring is universal now.

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    that's awesome, the parts just swap like that? i didn't realize that
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    is that photoshoped?
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    most definitely could be, prolly is, cuz i only know of one guy who's put the front end of a 3rd gen on his 2nd gen, that'd be Skuce, and if i remember right, it was a lot of work
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    quote - that's awesome, the parts just swap like that? i didn't realize that

    Thanks. The 3rd gen fenders to 2nd gen doors are the problem points but, the metal is so thin, a little bend here- pull there, it will look right. I left the cladding on the door and it all bends in. It looks kinda like a '80's Mustang bred with a Focus to me. (*chuckle*) Oh, hell! I'm going to get reemed for that!


    That is not photochopped. I also did this to my LTS. And yes, Skuce is the reason I started doing this, he is a cool visionary.
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    im calling this...........................................................................................wait i cant find pos clunker's b.s. flag :lol:
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    jitpator - LOL, did I photo chop the dirt on it too? Pics were taken right after finshed it. Although I do take it as a compliment, thanks.
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    Just noticed, I didn't have the washer nossles in at photo time.
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    Yeah in that last pic you can see how the fenders & doors aren't quite right. Did you just cut the top of the 3rd gen bumper off & tack it onto the second gen bottom half?
    Lotta work you've got in that thing now...just the BP swap & subframe stuff is impressive. I'd have left the body alone...can't say I'm that big of a fan..dunno maybe it would be better without the white nose :S
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    so u mean to tell u that u did actually do the swap and then painted ur new fenders to match the color of ur car :roll:
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    jlo, it would take a hell of a long time doing a photoshop of that.


    That looks great major.
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    but it be a hell lot easier to photoshop it than to actually do it :wink:
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    LOL, I had this front section on my '92 LTS for almost a year (off and on) so it was purdy much ready except a prep 'n paint. This has been done before but with a 3rd gen Tracer complete front on a 2- door hatch, I seen the car on ebay a while back. I wanted my bumpers to match without glassing cause bumpers get bumped sometimes. So I did split a 3rd gen bumper and bonded it to a 2nd gen Tracer, the airdam is from a '03 Protege', the chin spoiler is my design to match the rear spoiler which is also my design. Thanks again guys.
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    No doubt about that.



    Eh, on the 4 door.
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    That looks really nice. If I had a 2nd gen that would be the thing for me to do :)

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