As-bought,Alex’s mildly-modified Mk2 was basically sound and ripe for some further upgrades — once he’d roped in some mates to help him sort the bodywork and paintwork, of course.
With the Escort now wearing fresh coasts of Mexico Orange, Alex cracked on with fitting it back up.
Alex had planned to run a stripped-out interior from the start, so in went the roll cage and not a lot else!
The bodywork was in good shape apart from scabby doors, so good second-hand ones were duly sourced.
While the car was away being painted by a friend, the all-steel engine build could begin in earnest.