Friday, July 21, 2017

DT 5.0 Best 5-lug Swap: 2000 Ford Escort

Lug swaps from 4 to 5 or 6 to 5 aren't all that uncommon but usually are done as part of a quest for more stopping power. But who cares about stopping anyway when you're trying to go fast? Find this 2000 Ford Escort for sale in Camden, SC for $11,000 via craigslist.  This post is part of DT's 5th Birthday Celebration.


What's most surprising about this build is that it's not junk. Clearly constructed with far more attention to detail that one might expect from a backyard back-half conversion, it retains the stock Escort steering wheel instead of the obligatory horn button-less Grant GT and has as much of the stock body metal as possible.


The constructor avoided the temptation of the SBC as he's clearly a loyalist judging by the Galaxie under the car port. The under-hood details are super clean and the motor appears to have the chops to substantiate the typical 'runs 10's' craigslist mantra. Usually with carport drag builds, the bill of materials is split between Lowes and Jegs but this seems a bit more legit.


Even interior details are quite good. Usually the dash consists of some sharp-edged flashing from Home Depot with light, gauge, and switch holes randomly drilled and hole sawed into the facia. In this case, our builder has taken the time to cover the whole panel in upholstery, which arguably makes it look better than the standard millennial Ford egg and frog inspired interior shapes.


See an Escort you'd rather take? email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com

Matt, a self-proclaimed bottom-feeder of the classic car market, spends half of his time buying cars, half of his time retrieving them, and the remaining third on keeping them on the road.

12 comments:

  1. Bonus points for using a ZX2, which is an underappreciated autocrosser...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think the build may have affected chassis balance a bit, but still looks fun.
      Agreed that the ZX2 was somehow better than the sum of its parts-bin parts.

      Delete
  2. Wow, I truly cannot remember the last time I saw one of these.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I respect this article for the very much investigated substance and magnificent wording. I got so included in this material that I couldn't quit perusing. I am awed with your work and aptitude. Much obliged to you to such an extent. ESCORT SERVICES IN PAKISTAN

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi guys are you feeling frustrated with your schedule and need to include fun in your life. Need female Escorts in Pakistan accomplice who can satisfy your sexual wants? In this way, Pakistan Escorts is a bee prominent amongst the most wonderful Agency; you can Pic any Call Girl offered by Call Girls in Pakistan. Call Girls in Pakistan are hot and worth living who will make your life brilliant. They can pay a few services to fulfill your different proposes. They can be your actual accomplice, genuine allies, confided in close to home partner, Professional diagrams and genuine scholar.

    ReplyDelete

Commenting Commandments:
I. Thou Shalt Not write anything your mother would not appreciate reading.
II. Thou Shalt Not post as anonymous unless you are posting from mobile and have technical issues. Use name/url when posting and pick something Urazmus B Jokin, Ben Dover. Sir Edmund Hillary Clint Eastwood...it don't matter. Just pick a nom de plume and stick with it.
III. Honor thy own links by using <a href ="http://www.linkgoeshere"> description of your link </a>
IV. Remember the formatting tricks <i>italics</i> and <b> bold </b>
V. Thou Shalt Not commit spam.
VI. To embed images: use [image src="http://www.IMAGE_LINK.com" width="400px"/]. Limit images to no wider than 400 pixels in width. No more than one image per comment please.