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Old 14-08-2016, 11:55 AM   #31
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Thing that bothers me most is that the rot seems to be mostly along the main seams....the last photo of the rear arch shows it very, very well. Scrape away the factory seam sealant and I don't think it's going to be a very nice picture....

Not sure if this might be of some help...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mk1-Focus-...YAAOSwZVlXrMvY


Thanks for the link, I saw that ad the other day but didn't take much notice.

I'll have another look.
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Old 14-08-2016, 12:05 PM   #32
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No worries. I just wondered if it as worth keeping in the back of your mind once you figure out the position.with your.shell.

If yours is saveable, then it might well be a source of panels/metal you can cut out to repair yours. If your turns.out to be too far gone, you could perhaps reshell yours into that....
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Old 14-08-2016, 12:09 PM   #33
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In the pictures of the rear arches you can see a vertical line... Is that where a standard mk1 quarter panel would have been?

This may sound dumb, but we're the rs shells addapted to be wider, or were they factory build wider from the start??
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In the pictures of the rear arches you can see a vertical line... Is that where a standard mk1 quarter panel would have been?

This may sound dumb, but we're the rs shells addapted to be wider, or were they factory build wider from the start??


I really couldn't tell you tbh.
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Old 14-08-2016, 05:56 PM   #35
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Wow thats really bad rot!
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Old 15-08-2016, 11:12 PM   #36
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This weekend I decided to pull out the interior to see if there was any rust coming through on the front floor pan.

Luckily I couldn't find any but I did find water in the passenger footwell. Most likely coming from faild seal on the scuttle and polen filter housing.



Last pic is of the bulk head insulation that was soaking up the water.
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Ok so a small update to bring things up to date. The RS has made it to the workshop! I had it recovered from my driveway to the workshop around six weeks ago. The workshop wasn't actually ready for the RS as there are other cars that have priority, but I didn't want the car sat on the driveway with bare metal exposed to the elements so a space was cleared for the RS.

Two weeks ago work begun, nothing major just removal of the fuel tank and exhaust. Removal of the rear breaks, suspension and sub frame was holted due to many seized nuts and bolts. All this need to be out of the way for access to the areas that need repairing.

Tomorrow I'll be returning to see if anymore progress has been made and weather the BH ferrosol has helped to free up any of the seized components.
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any updates on the RS?
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Hello, yes one side of the car is almost finished. I've only got a few pics of outer sill atm. I haven't been down to the workshop much but have been told that work on the left side has begun.



I'll try to get some more pics this Monday coming.

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Really like the mk1 RS recently sold my MK2 but would love to own a MK1.

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