I bought a 1974 Mark I Escort from Ebay for £4,000. When I saw it I realised it had lime green road paint all over the paintwork as it had been stood outside a paint factory.
I knew straight away that it would have to be sand blasted back to metal even though the panels were in pretty good shape.
I got it home and started to strip it down, labelling each part carefully as I removed them so I would remember where they go. It would be months before I put them back on the car and would quickly forget what went where.
And so it began …….
The Escort came back last weekend from the sand blasters so hopefully I can start replacing any panels which are beyond repair. The car is quite solid actually so won’t need too many.