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What did you do to your wagon today?

Discussion in 'Escort Wagons' started by NightWulf, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Failingschool

    Failingschool FEOA Member

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    My best of wishes to your parents.

    Try car-parts.com i used that site and searched for the seats. Got them for 100 with the double door center consoler and paid another 250 in shipping.
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    Thanks for the tip and the prayers!!
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    topstraight FEOA Member

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    Thank you.
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  4. ryan42

    ryan42 FEOA Donator

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    My Gen 1 is back on the road again after a year in the weeds after someone managed to hit one of the front tires in a parking lot, which wrecked the steering rack.

    I finished the install of the new rack and pinion and tie rod ends, and since I had to take the exhaust off to get the rack out, I had all the broken hangars and holes welded. I'm not in a hurry to get it to a shop right now with the pandemic blowing up where I live so I did the front end toe alignment with a tape measure in a flat parking lot. I was able to dial it down to 1.5/16" of toe-in measured at the tire treads – right at the -0.100" alignment spec. When it gets into the shop it'll be interesting to see how close I really got it.

    Drove it around for about an hour just burning old gasoline and I've missed this thing. It's good to be back. :)

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  5. Joey_Twowagons

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    Good to see it back on the road. Do you have a front bumper, or was it smashed up in the parking lot incident?
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    Obligatory:
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    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    I'm curious what a good wood carver could do in respects to carving out a stock looking bumper!

    John
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    Joey_Twowagons FEOA Member

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    Or a toboggan maker!
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    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    A good wood carver can make an exact duplicate.
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    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    I wonder if he's use something as sturdy as oak!:roflmao:

    John
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    Eric luebbers FEOA Member

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    Picked up my sons 93 wagon and getting ready to sell it.
  12. RVJ

    RVJ FEOA Donator

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    Gen 3 '98 wagon:
    Got a new battery put in.. Miata 15" Enkei's 5-spokes with 195-50-15...Quite a different look..
    Would have preferred some more standard 38mm offset wheels for a wider stance, but for $200 with 2 usable tires, I won't complain..
    Still have to figure out the PS ( new rack and hoses) fluid leak and finding a pair of emergency brake cable brackets ( Protege rear calipers..)
    Was good day today..I'm happy.
    Now I'm seriously considering going turbo with it....
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  13. sundance561

    sundance561 2B gravel

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    It’s a sad day here the 97 escort I bought for my daughter to learn to drive in has run it’s course it’s done it’s do diligence,,
    It’s the 4th escort I’ve owned in the last 20 years..
    Had a 93 white station wagon , 94 green mercury tracer wagon ,98 parts car ,
    I Payed $1200 for a 97 gold 4 door 3 1/2years and it had 53,000 miles now it has 90,126 miles this car was so reliable that the only thing besides front brakes and a muffler and tailpipe was a injector that went bad one start way back when ,,
    The salt they put on the roads here in western pa. Is amazing... the backend is rusted beyond repair what a shame ..
    Tried looking to buy another one but around here they have run there life cycle
    Only good ones are down south or out west in Arizona or California...
    so it’s going to the upull upay down the road
    Giving me $280 for it.. so all good things must come to a end ...
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    I live in northeast PA and fought the rust for the past 5 years or so... I miss my ‘97 Tracer wagon.

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    Intuit FEOA Member

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    Yeah they seem to forget that the salt melts the cars; not just the ice. I swear it's the auto-retailers driving them damned trucks. I was pizzed when a salt truck sat right next to my car for several minutes with the salt spreader running; alerted by the sound of tiny rocks hitting sheet metal I peeped out the window. Late at night, by the time I got some clothes and shoes on and went out there, he had just moved on. :mad:

    The following products seem to work okay. Try to drive-to-dry when possible. But driving to dry on salty roads defeats the purpose. If it's going to sit wet anyway due to rain, may as well hose'em down for the night.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0064N1FOW/
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004A7J8FW/
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0092WXN1A/
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    Tnashua Gearhead / hot rodder with a soft spot for Scorts

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