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Mk1 GT Resto/2 door conversion

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I have to mention that escort picture your in? Did you take it to Aveley a couple of years back, with the AVO owners club?

 

Brill work on the Cortina. Really looking forward to seeing it in paint now.

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I have to mention that escort picture your in? Did you take it to Aveley a couple of years back, with the AVO owners club?

 

Brill work on the Cortina. Really looking forward to seeing it in paint now.

Hi Mick,

 

The man in the picture with the Escort is Jim Merrit, he was the owner at the time and I restored it for him. It now belongs to a private collector and will probably never see the light of day (shame)

 

Many thanks for your comments on the Cortina, glad your enjoying it.. :rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

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Hi Mick,

 

The man in the picture with the Escort is Jim Merrit, he was the owner at the time and I restored it for him. It now belongs to a private collector and will probably never see the light of day (shame)

 

Many thanks for your comments on the Cortina, glad your enjoying it.. :rolleyes:

 

Oh right. I'm sure I've seen him then. Real shame the escort may not be used on the roads again. At the end of the day, they are cars and meant to be driven. Not in the rain though haha.

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Started on the O/S front wing last night and managed to weld in the new headlamp panel :rolleyes:

 

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The actual front wing is going to be a bit of a jigsaw made from three wings, no way am I going to pay the crazy prices for NOS wings...

 

should have Saturday afternoon to work on the car, happy days :blush:

 

 

 

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Very nice work Dave you will have it on the road in no time at this rate. :lol:

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Good to see you back at it Dave.How are you getting along with the zetec in the Anglia? Ive been in a couple that Retro Dave has supplied parts for and it makes them a fun little car.Daves mate Oz has just finished one with an ST170 engine.With cams and head work it made 200bhp on the rollers.Looking forward to a ride in that!

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Good to see you back at it Dave.How are you getting along with the zetec in the Anglia? Ive been in a couple that Retro Dave has supplied parts for and it makes them a fun little car.Daves mate Oz has just finished one with an ST170 engine.With cams and head work it made 200bhp on the rollers.Looking forward to a ride in that!

Don't know what power mine is producing, but probably around 165/170, what I can say though is its "enough". Certainly parts the hair :shocking:

 

200 BHP is going to be very scary... :tears:

 

The new arrival is due on the 15th October (its a boy, so might slow me down a bit, but at least I still have a toy to drive...

 

 

 

 

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Very nice work Dave you will have it on the road in no time at this rate. :lol:

 

Baby is due on the 15th October, so might slow me down, but I can do bits at work once all the metalwork is finished :rolleyes:

 

Cheers for the rose joint's... :thumbup:

 

 

 

 

 

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As a parent Dave i can assure you he will slow you down and drain all the spare cash out of you for at least eighteen years and thats if he does not want to go to university! Get the car done quick nappies are cheap compared to designer clothes and games consoles!!!LOL

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As a parent Dave i can assure you he will slow you down and drain all the spare cash out of you for at least eighteen years and thats if he does not want to go to university! Get the car done quick nappies are cheap compared to designer clothes and games consoles!!!LOL

 

Thanks for the advice, your not the only one who keeps telling me this :shocking:

 

Garage is now fully insulated and lined, putting the white paint on now. Also been making some panel making tools at work, including a oak tree trunk for shaping curves, pictures to follow. :rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the advice, your not the only one who keeps telling me this :shocking:

 

Garage is now fully insulated and lined, putting the white paint on now. Also been making some panel making tools at work, including a oak tree trunk for shaping curves, pictures to follow. :rolleyes:

 

I'm looking forward to seeing the tools you're making. 👍

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Here are pictures of the tools I made including a tree trunk for curving metal..

 

 

 

 

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A very big toe dolly..

 

 

 

 

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This was made from a section of I Beam, very useful for folding and shaping..

 

 

 

 

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Another section of I Beam, clamped to the bench.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All these cost nothing, so find a friendly metal fabrication shop and ask if you can raid their scrap pile :rolleyes:

 

Started to make the end sections of the front valance, tree trunk made it so much easier to put in the curve...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Very nice work there Dave it takes as much skill to make the tools as it does to use them create art with them from flat the sheets of metal. :thumbup:

 

Pete-H

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A little update..

 

Went into the garage this morning, outside temperature 5c walked into the garage, felt like I was indoors :rolleyes:

 

What a difference insulation makes!!!!

 

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Put my old business sign on the inside of the door..

 

Also finished off the headlamp panel and lower valance and making sure the grill fits properly, have to make a couple of mounting clips as they are missing..

 

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Three weeks now till baby arrives :shocking:

 

 

 

 

 

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