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Old 07-26-2009, 13:43   #1 (permalink)
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Recently Purchased 1993 Ford Escort

I paid $250 for this 1993 Ford Escort. I want to add alot to it. More so just for something to do. It needs some work. I ofcourse want to improve its perfomance. But I'm not interested in racing. More than anything something that looks nice. Defiantly custom paint,rims, tint, sound system. Take a look any suggestions are welcome.

It currently has 180K miles on it. When I drove it felt like it needs some alignment. tie rod work. I'm just really looking for ideas on what I can do to improve it so fire away
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Old 07-26-2009, 15:19   #2 (permalink)
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I paid $250 for this 1993 Ford Escort. I want to add alot to it. More so just for something to do. It needs some work. I ofcourse want to improve its perfomance. But I'm not interested in racing. More than anything something that looks nice. Defiantly custom paint,rims, tint, sound system. Take a look any suggestions are welcome.

It currently has 180K miles on it. When I drove it felt like it needs some alignment. tie rod work. I'm just really looking for ideas on what I can do to improve it so fire away


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Looks like a little body work first....lol. No serious I would start with the basics on the engine, suspension, Emission.

Replace the Timing Belt..Water Pump..Surpenine Belt.. Tranny Flush and Replace filter.. Oil change.
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Old 07-26-2009, 18:57   #3 (permalink)
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You are right Six, body work should come first.
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I hear a Tranny Flush isn't good for the car. Also should I replace the parts on the body that are rusted or can I sand them down & go through that process myself? Also what's the best way to repair smaller rust spots as there are a few throughout the car's body. I heard just sand the spot down & add putty. Is that the best way?
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I'm not a pro, but it looks like you will have to cut out the bad sections and weld new metal back in.
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