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Old 30-04-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default Flip painted RS2000-16v Resto

As some of you know, I've been spending the last 5 years restoring my Mk5 RS2000 16v.
Here's a complete pictorial history of my restoration.

















This is how she looked when I first got her.







First started stripping the Almera bumper, Mk6 rear end and WRC.



Picked up Mk5 Bodykit and trial fitted.





Garage was a bit full!



Trial fitted morettes.



How true this was!



Stripped everything ready for a good check for rust.









Rear light surrounds and aviation fuel cap sorted.











Battery tray done.





Moved garages, it's still full tho!







Floor damage repaired.





Sills replaced.









Trial fitted Hottuning manifold.



Powder coated brakes and engine bits.











Fully serviced and fitted bonnet raisers.



Doors de-locked, boot de-wipered, ready for paint.





In the paint booth.











Going Frozen white.













Back in the garage again.











Smoothed bumper lines, trial fit front splitter.







Fitted snap-off steering wheel boss to 4 spoke wheel.



Aniversary stickers fitted (+15bhp!)



Rocker cover changed.



Lol, Garage still full of crap!



Final application of waxoyl and underseal.



Another new home.





Gauges fitted and dash carbon wrapped.









MOT time!









Finished engine bay.



Got the bumpers and skirts back from the bodyshop, this is how it is now.
Not going to say finished, but maybe 98%.







Even took it to some shows at the weekend.







Thanks for reading.
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Old 30-04-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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looks a million times nicer.
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Thanks mate.
Took a while, but well worth it.
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Old 30-04-2012, 05:01 PM   #4
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What a transformation, i winced at the first pictures, but it looks lovely now, fair play to you.
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Old 30-04-2012, 05:44 PM   #6
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Got to admit when i was looking through the first pictures i nearly didnt carry on...

great job mate you have saved a very nice car there....
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Lovely car Rob!
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Great job. As said above, so much better than before. Reborn indeed.
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Cheers everyone.
Got to admit, I was a bit worried about putting the first pictures onto Passionford!

The main reason it was saved was that we found out it was a very early Mk5 RS2000.
The build date is April 91 and we believe it was the 20th car built.
We've also been told the original reg was J194 WOO and probably means it was a 'press car'.

Cheers again for the comments, got the broadest smile on my face at the moment!
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Old 30-04-2012, 06:34 PM   #10
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Massive improvement over the first pic mate, well done.
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Old 30-04-2012, 07:31 PM   #11
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cool. nice to see one of these getting resto'd. dont think it will be long untill they start going up in value
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Old 30-04-2012, 07:58 PM   #12
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You done the right thing mate. Looked ropey in the beginning but looks class now. Would certainly turn my head at a show. Well done. Good work
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Old 30-04-2012, 08:34 PM   #13
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Top job!.....after i saw the first pics i thought 'oh no, this guys going to get a hammering!' but i was pleasantly surprised
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Old 30-04-2012, 08:44 PM   #14
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HUUUUUUUUUUUGE improvment!
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Lol, cheers.
Chrome and flip paint don't do it for me.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:41 AM   #16
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Top job Rob. It's Dan with the white saph from the Dorset RSOC. Can't wait to see it in the metal. Are you taking it this week?
Top job you have done on it mate.
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bang on that matey......
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:07 PM   #18
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incredible turn around on this. makes me feel guilty about ripping one apart i had a couple of years ago now
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Cheers lads.
Alright Dan mate, yeah should have it on Thursday.
Depends if I can get the Morettes working properly, otherwise I might have to go home before it gets too dark!
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Trying the Morettes on...

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Old 02-05-2012, 07:25 PM   #21
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Looks great with twin lights mate really suit the car!
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Looking a million times better now, top job mate
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Cheers, enjoying having her back on the road!
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Fair play, that's an amazing transformation. The 1st few pics had me thinking "OMG" Glad you put it back to standard look, million times better.

Great work


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It look 100 times better white and with the twin headlights.
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Cheers, I think after the time they took to fit properly they'll be staying on for a while.
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Looks a million times better now.
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How you doing Rob?

Always been handy in the owld body department.

Looks great.
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Alright mate, cheers.
It's taken a while, but got there in the end.

Problem is, now i've sorted it out, the wife wants it back!
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Alright mate, cheers.
It's taken a while, but got there in the end.

Problem is, now i've sorted it out, the wife wants it back!
Sound.

Well if the wife wants the RS then she has opened the door on another top notch Resto.

Hey we don't make the rules we just follow them right ?
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Exactly mate.
She can have it, just give me another one to sort out!
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Stunning!

The morettes are a great finishing touch mate, just give the car that edge, looks proper hard now.

Great effort, nice to see someone making something of an under rated RS
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Love it mate. A bit undecided on the front skirt but otherwise very nice
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Stunning!

The morettes are a great finishing touch mate, just give the car that edge, looks proper hard now.

Great effort, nice to see someone making something of an under rated RS
Cheers mate, someone has to make the effort!

If only they'd made the Escort Cosworth a bit later on, then maybe a few more people would remember these!
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Looks great now! What kind of splitter is on the front bumper, I can't say I recognize it!

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i nearly didnt look through the thread and presumed that the flip paint killed it.
looks much better now. good job!
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Looks great now! What kind of splitter is on the front bumper, I can't say I recognize it!
It's imported from Germany mate. Made by JMS tuning.

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i nearly didnt look through the thread and presumed that the flip paint killed it.
looks much better now. good job!
Doesn't sound like you're the only one mate. Shouldn't have mentioned the paint!
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Ohhhh! I forgot one little detail haha

Love the colour by far the biggest improvement.
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Loving the morettes mate
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