Discussion in 'Escort Wagons' started by NightWulf, Dec 29, 2010.
I posted it for sale on here...
Welcome to the club.
Sold it today... to Carvana.
How much they give u? looks like it was clean.
Installed the turn signal pod with the fog switch I pulled out of the Escort sport into the column and wired it up to the existing fogs I had bought for the car.
My friend told me I was crazy since I already had it wired to a switch I mounted underneath the steering column. I told him I agree but I guess I'm anal about using as many factory parts on the car as I can! LOL!
Gotta repaint the rear plastic. Had a trunkful of junk bouncing around back there for months......
I tried putting GT rear seats in it, only to find out that while the mounting points are the same, the seat backs are actually wider than the wagon seats....
If you want a nice bucket seat that bolts in look for a set out of a '91/'92/'93 Mazda MX-3. Make sure you also get the seat rails.
The MX-3 uses the same chassis as the Escort does so all the mount points are the same.
If you happen to find an MX-3 GS(V6 version of the MX-3) snag all 3 brackets that mount to transmission, engine/trans actual mounts, bracket that mounts to passenger side body/frame. Belly band/trans crossmember and engine bay wire loom. This will give you the means to be able to swap in a KLZE V6 engine.
Also, if you do happen to get lucky and come upon a GS in the yard see if the lip will fit onto an Escort bumper. Right now I'm leaning towards a Uni lip that will fit on a mid 80's Integra but if I can find one that fits better on the car with minimal modifications I'd love to find it.
Since I'm on lockdown I figured I might as well be productive. New Rug,
Looks nice. Should've went with that red velvet shag.
Dang! Now you got me thinking about pulling down the headliner and lining it in faux velvet although I'm thinking a pattern rather than a solid might be kind of cool!
Suggestions on a pattern? I've seen people do dollar signs, designer logos, etc. Curious what the forum comes up with!
If you do go back and decide to do the red velvet carpet, match it with a Teddy Pendergrass themed headliner featuring music synced LED lights that fade in/out with peaks.
I don't know who Teddy is, but I like the stars in the ceiling.
This will jog your memory...
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=teddy pendergrass close the door
(betting that even Canadians may recognize this)
Nope, I guess I missed out on Teddy, but I am familiar of his style of schmaltz(?) or as we say up here, fromage.
LoL. Even though it's before both of our times, thought it might be recognizable.
If I'm installing a fiber optic night sky headliner this is what's gonna be playing on the stereo!
The headliner in the car in the pic looks like they just hung a bunch of Christmas lights
I've actually seen an actual night sky headliner installed into a Bentley Continental. They did the headliner in suede. The starlight unit was crazy. It had 1200 filaments and each one had to be hand inserted into the starfield. The starlight unit could change the colors of the stars along with different twinkle patterns. One of my old clients husband had a "Pimp My Ride" shop and did all kinds of installations like that on high dollar cars.
Now Barry White I am familiar with and can appreciate.
I bet he has the little twinkly lights in the headliner of his Cadillac, although he must be quite the older geezer by now.
I replaced my upper right motor mount this evening. The jerkiness when shifting has been reduced significantly, even though the old mount is not torn, only deformed.
I put in a cheap Anchor brand from China or India, it is noticeably cruder except for the rubber which looks okay.
I'm going to save all the old one for one day to maybe replace the rubber in them, if I can find two part liquid rubber mix.
For suspension components (don't know about engine), polyurethane is supposed to be the thing. Nothing was actually wrong with the original bushings, but I know when I replaced the front suspension bushings (knew better than to touch the rusty back), it made a huge difference. Noticeably smoother ride yet, somehow stiffer? The combination is counter-intuitive. Unless we're talking about something as complicated as a suspension developed around magnetic ferrofluid technology, normally smooth is associated with sloppy. Stiff-er is associated with rough-er.
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