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We also had to rebuild both boot corners, and both rear wheel arches. To further strengthen the shell, a rear cage was bolted in.

With the shell no longer resembling a tea bag, attention moved to the mechanics. The Capri sump was too big to fit the escort, and so two inches was chopped out of the sump and welded back up, I was getting good at this?

The Oil pick up also needed lengthening. Welding this one worried me, so it was tested with a cycle inner tube over the end and an airline pumping the tube up whilst the pipe was held under water. No bubbles meant welded ok.

The finished sump. White was chosen so that any weeps in the weld would be spotted instantly.

It was just a case of bunging all the stuff into the shell.

The Purchase Initial Inspection Stripdown Putting It Back And Again Finished? At Last The Next One Finally