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1982 Ford Escort 1.3 L MkIII

1982 Ford Escort MkIII in Waiting for God, TV Series, 1990-1994 IMDB Ep. 3.10

Class: Cars, Hatchback — Model origin: UK

1982 Ford Escort 1.3 L MkIII

Position 00:18:13 [*] Background vehicle

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ingo DE

2011-01-17 19:52

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Very crunchy for its young age

B°-Viks NO

2011-01-17 21:36

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They where better rustprotected than the Brazilian LX, good thing that white was a rare color on them.

ingo DE

2011-01-17 21:50

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You are right, there is NOT ANY kind of rust protection on Brazilian made cars (just on cars, made for the export, like the VW Fox). My friend, who owns some private imported Brazilian VW's in his VW-collection, told me, that it was a years-lasting drama, to find a SP2 and especially a four-door VW 1600 and a Karmann TC in acceptable rust-free condition.

He imports also Brazilian Fusca-parts, the stuff, the European fans can use for their VW's. Maybe our Brazilian members won't like to hear that, but it's really a problem to find aftersales market stuff in reliable and respectable quality (the Fusca wheel brake cylinders and ball joints for the steering are o.k., we use them in our K 70's, too ;) ). What he never buy in Brazil, are chromated parts like bumpers and hubcaps. They are hopeless worst. You'll get rust-pimples just after two days in German rain-weather :/
"Brasilien-Chrom" became a opprobrious name in the German VW-fan-scene for bad quality parts...

B°-Viks NO

2011-01-17 22:03

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You are welcome to try out our winterroads covered in salt to keep them icefree, "steelworms" having their HAY DAY on my car. So Escort LX are rare now a days.

ingo DE

2011-01-17 22:12

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B°-Viks wrote You are welcome to try out our winterroads covered in salt to keep them icefree


Thanks, in Germany it's worse enough with salt in the winter (but much worst, when the spastics in some town municipalities are forbidding salt for pleaded environment reasons. Or they don't have any money for buying it. Not uncommon in the allegedly "rich" Germany :mad: )

So you don't live northward enough? The Swedish term "norrbottenk÷rd" is known by a few classic-car-fans in Germany, too - and has a better reputation than "California Import" :) Unfortunately there are not many cars existing in the salt-free Northern Scandinavia with the very dry air :(

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cko US

2011-08-25 16:03

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Come here to Michigan. 5 year old cars have rust.We are one of the top salt-using states and you CANNOT find anything more than 5 years old that doesnt have at least a little bit of rust.Hondas are real bad.A common trait of accords in our state is massive rust under the fuel filler door/gas cap and bumpers falling off due to rust underneath.Civics are getting a little better but those used to have problems staying intact too.Toyotas arent much better.My brother and I use to call the older Corollas "Toyota corrosions" due to excessive rust.There are no 80s Celicas left at all.American cars arent much better.the only cars here you rarely see with BAD rust (meaning they still have some) are Mercedes and BMW.There are also a decent supply of old Cadillacs that are very clean but I think they used better metal and rust protection, and a lot of old people bought them and put very few miles on them.

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dudley UK

2011-08-25 16:26

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ingo wrote Very crunchy for its young age


My 1986 Escort had hand-sized holes in the wings by 1990. Fords had really bad rust protection until around 1988-89.


ingo DE

2011-08-25 22:51

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Over here the times heavily rusted cars are gone since the late 70ies. It became better since then, but terrifying often some companies and some specific models do have problems - even well-named brands like Mercedes and Volkswagen. Strangely in the 90ies they had some bad aberrations. Opel was worse, imported brands, expecially Italian, even more.
My 1999 300.000 km-Omega got more and more rust pimples all around (not really visible here, but existing http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/833/img0444ory.jpg/ ), even on the middle of the doors, but I never took care about it and the car never had a garage.
As mentioned here, I was really bewildered: /vehicle.php?id=419966 This I haven't excepted.

cko US

2011-08-26 00:21

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Ive seen a few Mercedes from the 80s that were in much better condition than most 90s cars rustwise.Cars last longer now due to the heavy use of plastic, but salt gets stuck in any little nook and cranny it can find and the car will still rust.It seems the hood (or "bonnet" to our European audiences) is often the most rust-prone piece on a car now.I think the absolute worst in the 70s were Datsuns and Hondas.The ONLY Datsuns left in Michigan are z-cars and many didn't originate here.In the 80s it was Honda and Toyota.Even Toyota has gotten better but Honda still had rust problems into the mid-90s.The 80's Chevy Cavaliers/Pontiac Sunbirds were pretty bad in the 80s too.

dudley UK

2011-08-26 11:57

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Haven't Mercs had 30-year anti-perforation rust warranties since the 1970s?

dudley UK

2011-08-26 12:00

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1982 1.3L

The vehicle details for WAP 246Y are:

Date of Liability 01 02 1994
Date of First Registration 01 11 1982
Year of Manufacture 1982
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1296CC
Vehicle Colour WHITE

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