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    So it seems i'm finally there after 5 long years - August 16 2015 i started this thread, 5 years later i'm almost done, wheels from Image, VRT and sunvisors are the only things left to be done. They have been 5 years where many times i wondered why the heck am i doing this, a lots of downs and some ups along the way.Had to redo things along the way due to unfortunate circumstances hitting panels during assembly,glue from headliner oversprayed on the luggage boot and it burnt through paint ,,,list is endless. They were HARD times! Still are as i planned a VRT on Saturday and i am stuck here on obligatory quarantine till Monday. Restoring a car is an upward struggle in my opinion both mentally and financially but all in all i'm a happy man with a car i have practically all done by myself except for upholstery. A BIG thanks goes to everyone here at BSC especially one who is no longer active here Pete C and many others who helped in giving support and needed parts. Dave Baglow's rear bumper(now rechromed as seen in pic) @TIB3300 and @sheffieldcortinacentre for washer bottle and recently @RichardJ for providing a baggage of info on Image wheels. Thanks to all and sorry if i forgot someone. When i have the car VRT'd and with the new wheels on will take the obligatory pic in front of car as Tibbs said i should do :).In the meantime this is the latest i have done,front and rear bumpers. Cheers take care stay safe.
  3. 5 points
    made some panels to covers... the firewall recess
  4. 4 points
    So stripes have been fitted today. Can't thank Tony enough for taking the time to come and template and replica the rear wing sections to complete the estate template kit. (these are available to buy from him via Ebay in your exact cour combination for your car colour) Colours are vibrant and exact and really make the paintwork pop. So chuffed with the finished article. Can't wait to get out to a few shows later this summer. Just a few last minute bits to sort now and off for MOT very soon.
  5. 4 points
    A post & forward panel finished,bonnet hinge mounting screwed into place,can't weld on until inner wing is repaired. Repaired the hole in the bulkhead.
  6. 4 points
    After 5 long years of spending thousands of money its officially over. Had the image wheels arrive and wrapped them today with toyo195 50 15.Thanks To RichardJ for the valuable information and help you provided. Thanks to all for the help provided throught this journey. Will post my progress on the bike carbs i have just fitted.
  7. 4 points
    Well it was tight,but i managed to turn the Cortina around in my back garden. Now a few pics before it goes back into the garage.
  8. 4 points
    ticked another thing off the list......fuel pump. i went with falcon BA turbo intank setup....reasons being they are cheap second hand (this one $40) as they have a tenancy to stop working.......the main reason for that is they rise and sink with fuel level and tend to full with crap ....rise and not sink back down so they suffer from starvation .. they supply more than enough fuel for my needs and new or second hand readily available. it will be fine for me as i will mount it at full compression so no need to rise and sink....i just needed to make a mounting plate then i had to cut a hole in my brand new tank weld it in add some riv nuts all done
  9. 4 points
    The car is still not home yet, when I went to look at it last week there were a few little bits that needed finishing so hopefully it should be coming home this week sometime. The screen looks like its in but it isn't so still need to sort this out when its back home.
  10. 4 points
    Well its been a while now, but not idle Am on with the painting of the engine bay " not that interesting!" But in other news I have converted the original cortina hubs to mustang 5 stud, Firstly welding them up, turned them down the milled out the Mustang PCD Which means just simply changing the hubs to ether fit 4 or 5 stud wheels
  11. 3 points
    Mine have towbars & I love the reaction when I answer the do you tow stuff with it?? Yes whatever needs towing trailer,caravan, broken moderns!
  12. 3 points
    Now we are onto the closing stages and most of the work is complete. We've had a brand new windscreen fitted last week and we are just in the process of cleaning things up now. Just the stripe kit to add (which we have waiting) and a good shake down and tighten of everything then ready for an MOT. Will post final pics once we have the golden ticket. 😁
  13. 3 points
    Thanks Mr One year nine months and it moves under V8 power
  14. 3 points
    Crusader stripes on.
  15. 3 points
    Finally got back onto my Cortina,repaired the edges of the bulkhead & inner A post panel,trial fitted the A post,forward panel,bonnet hinge mounting,door & wing,then finally fitted the A post.
  16. 3 points
    Epoxy primed a tad more I bare metal then a heavy coat of rust eater then a few days later I use a soft nylon round wheel in a drill and clean up metal again brings in up very clean you can see fitst pic where I’ve started , I then put a rust proofer on a scotch bright do it goes on smooth like the picture above
  17. 3 points
    ahhhhh the other mk3... as some of you know i bought a parts car for my 4.1 mk3 im building ...this one when i got it. i stripped every part i needed from that car done to the loom ,nuts and bolts and even the pre facelift dash... i did put the facelift dash back into it tho. i then added some seats i had sitting around and some random wheels and sold it off to a mate as he just had to have it......it meant that i got most of the parts for my 4.1 build for nothingin the end. as it sat when i sold it. (minus lights and grill....at best it was a good rolling shell) and i did get the bonnet for it as well.. so some weeks later my mate asked if i knew any one that would buy as he just couldn't be arsed having a car around that didn't run....i knew it was a good car and just needed a facelift mk3 or a mk4 or a mk5 parts car and it could be put on the road pretty easily....as reg on hold.......(origanal black plates) registered with the mighty 1300 xflow tho......not the big block pinto....bugger... i had sold my mk2 to another mate so i bought it back.....and put it in storage and kept an eye out for a parts car..... now i had seen a few around but they had been parts cars for others and i didnt want to have to find screws ,missing nuts and bolts ect ect....i wanted something complete that had never been pulled a part..........so i could pull it apart and then i found it on trademe the almost perfect parts car for my parts car ...i say almost because it doesnt have a 1300 and manual box......its an auto pinto.. so i won the auction and the car was in invercargill i had 20 days to collect...and we did that yesterday... a mate bought a fwd fiat ducato (ex ambulance) converted to transporter on tuesday and we decided to drive it to invercargill on Saturday....so we loaded up a vc valiant to take done for his mate got up at 5am and hit the road....the lights died just after asburton ...fixed that. the auto played up going into dunedin.....fixed that (kinda) .got to invercargill and droipped the vc off....drove back out of invercargill to pick up the cortina that was 3 feilds deep off the road in a barn....no tracks just knee lengh grass and massive mud holes where the 2 hedges we had to pass were.( the guy had a tractor but it was broken down next to the cortina we only just got the fiat in there we had to gun it threw the mud full on duke of hazard style ...he showed us where it was and asked us to shut the gate and buggered off.....justb then it started .ing down we tried to air up the tyre and only got 3.....winched it onto the truck and then backed the truck under cover to strap it down....had to strap the bonnet down as well and the rear door..as well as the passenger sided doors.....then we tried to leave....but wet grass,.ing down rain,fiat fwd ,,,,no lsd or locker just the 1 tyre fryer ...took us and hour to get threw the 1st feild and didnt stop till we hit the road....broke a head light,,ripped the sump guard off .....shut the gate and headed home.the auto was having a fit....by the time we got to gay old gore we had it sussed flick it into neutraland back into drive and it would select the next gear......down shift worked ok ish.. so after 1200 ks 17.5 hours door to door its back at my mates place and here is the little sweet heart. 1 careful lady owner ..never been raced or rallied rolled bowled or arseholed...has been on the road since 84 i think i know right ...what a wee darling .but its all there on the inside and what all i need....even put a battery on and all the lights work the motor turned over but wouldnt fire....sorry about the long read but cheers
  18. 3 points
    Been working on this for over two years . Should have been in paint by aug 2018 , but so called friend took me and a wad of money for a ride. Left a bad taste and didn't feel like talking about or even working on for a while. Now getting to the point where it is almost ready to go to a proper paintshop,will not be original ,but it will be how we want it. So it just felt the right time to let other people see what it's like , hopefully if I can load some pictures.
  19. 3 points
    Started on the nearside A post forward panel. Removed the corroded panel & the corroded part of the bonnet hinge panel. Made repair section for the bonnet hinge panel. Repaired the edge of wheel arch that attaches to panel. Trial fitted A post panel. Repaired bonnet hinge mounting. Cut corroded flange away from scuttle panel. A couple more small repair sections to make,then it can go back together.
  20. 3 points
    Is quite easy to tear the modern vinyl it's not as good as the original Ford stuff it's tough as old boots ! . I found my Aldridge trimming covers to be a bit tight fitting on the front seats so had to use cable ties not hog rings to allow a bit of adjustment. Much happier with the fit of the rear covers they were spot on👍. On the front backrest covers the clips that hook onto the frame had been sewn on too short ..so again cable ties came to the rescue!. Finished up de rusting the old wires that go in the cover pockets in acid and painting them as i could only get 2mm piano wire in 1m lengths. Can't help thinking the job was a bit rushed and they could have taken a bit more care getting the measurements right ..but admire the skill involved.
  21. 3 points
    Washed a year of garage dust off . Hopefully I can get a maiden voyage in this weekend 😁
  22. 3 points
    Yes i always preferred my old suction Devlibiss gun, to the gravity ones, once youve tickled it and set it up you can really throw the paint on, i always used to mix the paint to thick, once i added 10-20% thinners the paint would flow lovely, i have got really cheeky before now and sprayed a final coat of nearly all thinners, dangerous but did look like glass, off the gun. My old Mini was the last car i painted .....
  23. 3 points
    …...and used the above as an excuse to go for a wee hurl/road test to the shops.
  24. 3 points
    Hot weather? painting weather !, had the wings back from Enviro strip £100, strip n etch prime, hes quoted me £150 to do the same to the boot and bonnet, so pretty much cleaned, gravitexed, base coated and clear coated, two days graft ........
  25. 3 points
    I’m a bit late telling you ,but the summer 2020 custom car magazine has feature our cars,it’s still available as it’s a two month run,usually need it ordered in or from smiths or even order it direct from the publishers a pound cheaper and free delivery !!!! (See link) https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/CCA I’m not only really pleased with the 8 page !! Feature ,but also to have all the cars together in the CC 50th anniversary issue along with the iconic ‘Al’s Gasser’ Pop. here is a taster
  26. 3 points
    Been out in mine today.
  27. 3 points
    The question is, oh . I forgot, when are you too old, (that's a dimentia joke) I still think I'm young, but my body tells me otherwise, a man around the corner from me was restoring a Citroen in his 80s, but it did look like he had applied the filler with a catapult at 20 feet away!!!
  28. 3 points
    I had someone do that to me, I still put his name phone number and address on every piece of junk mail and sex toy advertising I see. I did put his phone number on the back of toilet doors sometimes, for a good time call ohh! it was his land line number
  29. 3 points
    Got the front half of the nearside rear arch done now,i think i'm ready for the wing to go on now.
  30. 3 points
    Pulled out the old gearknob to see if i could make it look okay. not perfect but happy enough with the result, the split isn't too visible but positioned it at the front so should never be seen. Not much else been done apart from painting a few odd bits. Painted the diff with por15, and given the gearbox a good clean. just need to get some oil and change that. hopefully next week nz drops to lvl 2 and the body shop opens so i can send the shell off for sandblasting and rust removing. thanks to a few members off here have managed to sort a few elusive parts, including a set of GT bumper trim :)
  31. 3 points
    think i have post some in past cris....its been a while since ive been on here..... need to load up the clean up pics im doing on the van....and drag up my old post.... not gonna poach your thread chris.... love what yr doing......iv just looked back on ya mk3...nice to see people who like a challenge... keep it up cris
  32. 3 points
    Cheers for replys, lots more done, and still lots to weld up, im really looking forward to the filling and blending, but its nice hearing a solid clunk when i close the doors, the sills were a bit of a mare to line up, whats made it easier for me is ive got to replace the lower doors with new steel so i can adjust a little to make the sill gap nice and level to the doors, but not looking to shabby!
  33. 3 points
    Cheears Chaps Been busy with the gearbox crossmember, but todays job was the sump. After much measuring , I cut out a section so it fits nice away from the engine crossmember. First picture is how it was!!
  34. 3 points
    Few more off my phone now ive got it fixed. Lack of gas stops work. although I am nearing the end of it now.
  35. 3 points
    How nice is this weather! Main welding done, on the n/s anyway, still getting my flow, so not the prettiest of welds, but getting good penetration oooh errrr, and getting better as i go along, still lots to grind, and re weld, the rear arches are nice and solid now, i will use a skim of P40 fibreglass, before filling and blending, then etch primer, when i eventually get it back to my house i can throw on coats of filler primer, the rear quarter panel was starting to show signs of pitting, every so slightly, so glad i got my hands on the Cortina when i did, sill gaps pretty good, i did fit some good second hand hinges, though they have made the door gap larger on the B post, maybe down to the lack of steel, or may need spacing to close up the gap, worse case is to add some steel to the door, but its all in hand either way,
  36. 3 points
    No worries I will keep it updated then
  37. 3 points
    Cheers Lob, heres some pics of the fabricated floor repairs, and new inner sill , prepped outer sill ready, for welding, will drop the door back on , line up and tack into place, rear inner arch repair panels were mk5 Cortina, so had to slice and reshape a little for the new outer arches , then make a section to fill in, itll be the same for the ski slope from the B post to the sill as it wasnt there due to good old 70s rot, im loving working on this old knacker !
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  39. 3 points
    NZ Classic Car just done a piece on my GT
  40. 3 points
    Cheers for replys, yes shouldnt take long Pete when i eventually cut the rusty metal out and start, eh up Craig, just gonna do the usual mate, cut , weld , paint 5 speed box, keeping the old faithful pinto lump, its got a single carb on it - not a weber?, so ill eventually put a twin choke weber on it. Its missing a passenger side door card the arm rest on the n/s rear door card, and the dash surround is missing a piece Im going to eventually get all the seats re trimmed, im selling a few classic bikes and my Mini project, slicing down the toys so the Mk3 will be my main thing., plus ill have the cash to crack on with it. cant wait ! - dunno whats going on with the mileage on the speedo ,- remember the film Christine !
  41. 3 points
    The interior is all most done now I just have a few things left to sort out.
  42. 3 points
    Hi all its been a while since I have posted, I got the Corsair back at the start of September and have been steadily building her back up since then, see below?
  43. 3 points
    ticked another off the list......heater well more so demister...( only ever use the heater in my mk5 for the screen).. once again it had to be made with off the shelf parts for ease of replacements. so i started with a 72 camaro heater core... so i made a box for it that will be welded into the firewall like a pocket. trial fit then i cut a hole in the firewall just behind the glovebox. then put the box in and plug welded the front. (will fully weld the back once back on rotisserie ) made a front cover the fan i bought is a pc fan but will run on 12v and cut your fingers off......5200rpm and moves 253cfm of air. then put it together. im going to make covers to clean up and cover the back of the fire wall.so all will be hidden. this doesn't do it justice as the battery i used wouldn't even start a car....
  44. 3 points
    Well excuse me but Capri clocks were mentioned ,not seeing your retro rides post how are we too know your refering to a set of Cortina clocks your not supposed to bad mouth people on retro rides but you don't think people on here deserve the same ,pardon me for only having a lifetimes experience in fords & was trying to clarify things so one party wouldn't be wasting the others time & money, you gobby c*nt I hope that's clear!!!!! PERHAPS I SHOULD WRITE IT IN CAPITAL's TOO FOR THE HARD OF THINKING!!!!
  45. 3 points
    Well after a 600 mile shakedown of the car, it went great. A little clutch ajustment, wobbling from the steering over 55mph and a dodgy alternator all safe back home. After doing cortina day in wales and then the MK3 nats in Dent , I found the boot leaks and the screen. But after not being on the road since 1996 I figgure that was fine. My new paint job' stick wheel arches and wheel selecton didnt go down too well with everyone, but this was just part of a bigger plan. I arrived back home yesterday to find a spanking new V5 / logbook in the porch let the build commence
  46. 3 points
    MDA, HOE, RUK and ULN
  47. 3 points
    I sent my carb off to Gower & Lee for an overhaul a month or so ago and today they sent me a picture of the finished article all ready to come back, so hopefully I might be able to get the engine running this weekend. I know a lot of people hate the Pierburg but I've never had any trouble with them and I wanted to keep the original air filter housing without raising it up with the Webber adaptor.
  48. 2 points
    Cheers lads gave the blue one some love today pain on my own but ha ho got there in the end ! engine/ box /prop /exhaust front half . finish off brake pipes ect tomorrow then fit doors not the best pics sorry
  49. 2 points
    5 hours on the Cortina this afternoon, mainly cause i was going insane stuck in the house, bare metaled the body used only three of those fibre discs that fit on a 4.5 inch grinder, there really good and leave the body super smooth,( for those that havent used em), ive only found a few pins holes, doors, bonnet, boot,and wings, are eventually going to be dropped off at the chemical/strip place local to me, if you drop them off late evening, they do a cash in hand strip, oooh errrr. Im not sure it would have lasted much longer parked up, doing this has really made it look like its turned a corner from its garage park up in 1991
  50. 2 points
    Start the work on the car again after a year delay. Here is my 2000 V6 rebuild.
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