So this update has been very slow in coming. Other work got in the way and the Escort got stashed at the back of the workshop awaiting attention. It has now been delivered to the paint shop and they’re going to be making it look as lovely as we could hope, and in a similarly bright colour too. I’ll also be sourcing a new bonnet for the car as I don’t like the fibreglass example that came with the car (which had holes cut in it anyway). A metal bonnet may be heavier but will achieve a better finish with no rippling.