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3 hours ago, 2redrovers said:

Hey panko, is this the tunnel you want?
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yep. but dont buy it from SMCKA lol. 

let me check Burton's in the UK. 

its generally cheaper to buy from them, AND, because they use DHL express only, guarantee 3 days to delivery on your door step, from the day you made payment and placed order. 

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ok i take that back. the product is cheaper, but its telling me the freight would be 261 pounds...which doesnt seem right, but maybe it is. 
 
https://www.burtonpower.com/gearbox-tunnel-round-edges-ford-escort-mk1-mk2-mp1026.html

That one in this link isn't the exact same part as the one I mentioned above, it's straight along its length but the first one is shaped in width. I can make both of them, the straight one would be fairly simple. The one i linked seemed good value because it's made in 1.6mm which I'd have to piece together rather than fold it, 1.6 would make a difference to the stiffness of the floor big time.

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surely that tunnel isnt that hard to make ... its a few folds 

Yeah the second one is pretty easy to copy. The first one I posted isn't a straight fold from front to back so it would take more cut and weld but definitely could make something similar.

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I haven't had a chance to do this properly in photochop but this was something I was playing with last night...
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It's a quick and dirty mock up done in an app on my phone, very limited on what I can do with it but it gives you an idea of what I'm leaning towards.

Still not a fan of those bubble arches so they won't be on my van. I'm thinking more of a slight flare or pump like I did on Ron's torana hatch.

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Saw this somewhere on the Interwebs the other day.

But just read you don't like the bubble guards. Not sure about the lights on the front of this one either.82e6ab64d0031ef3df443e1e4149484f.jpg

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Saw this somewhere on the Interwebs the other day.

But just read you don't like the bubble guards. Not sure about the lights on the front of this one either.82e6ab64d0031ef3df443e1e4149484f.jpg

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It looks like a beast and not that I hate bubbles, just not into them enough to have on a street car. Yeah, rally spec spot lights are a wee bit over the top.

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The wheels, I really like though! :)

 

edit -

what about doing the van, in a rat-rod theme?

satin black, widened red Lotus Cortina GT steel wheels/stock dog dish hub caps/whitewalls,

 

and some cool 50's pinstriping and business logo writing on the sides in bronze/gold/silver?

 

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The wheels, I really like though!
 
edit -
what about doing the van, in a rat-rod theme?
satin black, widened red Lotus Cortina GT steel wheels/stock dog dish hub caps/whitewalls,
 
and some cool 50's pinstriping and business logo writing on the sides in bronze/gold/silver?
 
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The wheels were my favorite part of this too

I love that rat rod idea, that would be cool

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No updates other than its surprisingly not even full of random crap yet, you may have seen it in the background of the workshop thread guarding the door lol..

But I just came across this photo of a mk1 sedan that I liked the look of.
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That's the kind of green I like and it looks good with the wide steels and caps.

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I've always been green but depends on the colour, I'm very picky and even though green is probably my favourite colour I don't like a lot of them.

I do like that steely look, it's modded but not in your face. Surprisingly the white rim works with the dark green.

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