Another Mk2 Popular Plus
I cant help buying these things, this one is in perfect condition, no rust or dents anywhere! Its been modified a bit by the last owner but I want to remove most of whats been changed. First of all here's some pictures on the day i drove it home. excuse the horrible wheels, I came to an agreement with the seller that he could keep the pepperpots so I used these rusty Mk4 steels to get it home.
Whenever I get a new car I get quite curious to see if its as solid as it looks in the places that you cant see so on the first day of owning it, I stripped out all the interior for a better look. This one is as good as it was when it rolled off the production line, just a little bit dustier.
Whilst the interior was removed I added a couple of sound deadening to each of the rear wheel tubs to reduce road noise.
..and the Ford sound absorbing mat to the underside of the bonnet
The next important thing I wanted to sort out was the handling, it crashed its way along over every small bump. After removing the suspension I found it was running standard, low spec, oil filled shocks with cut springs. I have a spare set of G-Max shocks and springs so I've fitted them to improve things a bit.
I've also added a Mk2 XR2 rear anti-roll bar to reduce the 'wandering' feel.