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Offline fordnut

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Hello from Northants
« on: February 05, 2015, 10:59:57 AM »
Hi All,

I'm Nick from Daventry and I have a slight Ford addiction spanning back the last 30 years,lol.

I've mostly been Saff Cossie biased toy wise, however, my current project (moneypit) is an A reg Black XR4i.

It got it last year as a completely standard car, I have added remote central locking, electric windows, 300mm front brakes, 16" Azev A alloy wheels and a Sapphire Dash and A pillar trims.

I intend to make it the XR4i that I would've designed had I been in charge of Ford design back in the 80's.

Future plans include a LSD diff with vented rear discs and sorting out the interior with some nice supportive Recaro's.

Last thing will be to either turbocharge the Cologne, or fit a Cosworth BOA / MT75 conversion.
 
I'm also keeping all of the standard parts should I ever want to convert the car back to standard tho thats highly unlikely.



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Re: Hello from Northants
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2015, 21:06:33 PM »
Hello nick and welcome  :2tu: it would be good to see some pics  :mellow:

Run in ......

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Re: Hello from Northants
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2015, 19:41:55 PM »
Hi Ade,

thanks for the welcome,

right, here goes.

These are pics of the car as I bought her










The dash was the most cracked one I have ever seen. I decided to fit a Sapphire dash and A pillar plastics due to cost/availability.
I am being helped in my latest project by my youngest son Harry.

I then turned my attention to the headlights,
they looked really grubby,


so I stripped, cleaned and painted where necessary until they looked like this,


The last thing I have pictures of so far is how she looks on her new Azev A alloys,

 ;D

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Re: Hello from Northants
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2015, 21:23:07 PM »
Hi Nick and welcome I'm sure your get lots of help on here , car looks good and those dash's just crack like mad . lots of v6 options to decide !!

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Re: Hello from Northants
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015, 17:36:03 PM »
Nice to see you putting all that attention into her good project  :2tu:
"Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear"

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Re: Hello from Northants
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2015, 08:18:07 AM »
Nice and neat looking car.
Too bad you don't see them very often anymore.

Welcome and enjoy the forum
Keep it very sideways..

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Re: Hello from Northants
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2015, 10:59:33 AM »

Welcome to the forum.
Dave

 

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