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That would be amazing if you found it!! Just uploaded it this second Greg ūüôā

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Just now, Beowulf said:

Just uploaded it this second Greg ūüôā

 

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It's on the " private life of the Cortina" programme.

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3 minutes ago, sheffieldcortinacentre said:

It's on the " private life of the Cortina" programme.

Thats where the still picture is taken from, haven't seen that program for a few years has it also got the film of the same car on the turntable in it, if it has I won't have to try and find the tape with it on. 

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Yes same one,got it on vhs & dvd.

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Hasn't got the car on the turntable and you only see the Carbodies for about 1.5 seconds. Blink and you miss it.

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6 hours ago, Beowulf said:

Hasn't got the car on the turntable and you only see the Carbodies for about 1.5 seconds. Blink and you miss it.

 

I'll try and find it then.

 

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There appear to be quite a few trimmers in Kent , have you checked them out rather than take it all the way to Aldridge?

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12 hours ago, a1topdog said:

There appear to be quite a few trimmers in Kent , have you checked them out rather than take it all the way to Aldridge?

 

I have spoken to a couple but because the old hood is scrap they were a bit reluctant to take it on,  Aldridge seem to be highly recommended so I'm hoping it's worth the hassle of getting it to them. Just keeping my fingers crossed that its the right decision, the hood is such a major part of the car it really needs to be perfect.

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The car is going up to Aldridge on Thursday so last week I thought I would get on with fitting the rear quarter windows so when it comes back it should be waterproof so I can have it brought home on a normal trailer. I got the glass out of the foam packed box and carefully took of the rock hard masking tape that the Brass Monkey had unusually and thoughtfully covered the glass in, that's when I found both bits had been ruined by what I assume was grinding sparks. I could have bought 2 new non genuine bits of glass from a VW specialist but weirdly I wanted the original VW etched Glass, so I found both sides from a breaker in Latvia who managed to get them to me in 4 days, a few little marks but overall in good condition. After a bit of internet research I decided on Tiger seal to stick the glass in as it looks like this is the same sort of stuff used from the factory, I also had bought some edge trim but it isn't wide enough so I've put it on for now just to protect the glass until I get the right size. The Tiger sealing of the glass went a lot better than I expected and even the rubber seal trim that goes between the glass and frame went in ok. Nearside done and happy with the result and then it went a bit down hill on the offside, the aluminium channel that seals against the glass and the hood runs in is miles out. The car had lots of bodging all around the old glass frames and rollbar so I assume the channel had been got at as well, its not just curved wrong its twisted as well so I've had to cut it in 3 places and bend it to fit. Hopefully I can get it welded back up at work and then paint it before Thursday. Just in case anyone buys anything like Tiger seal, wear gloves because its a nightmare to get off skin and check the expiry date as the one I bought on eBay expired 2 years ago but Amazon prime came to the rescue and it was cheaper.

 

 

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Despite the best efforts of the transport firm the car got to Aldridge fairly undamaged, I dropped in there for a chat about the hood and roll bar trimming and was very impressed with all I saw there. As I needed to put a few running in miles on my car a little further on would bring me to Beowulf"s lair and ALN, so North we headed.

It was great to catch up with Tony and Dave who was also there, it was weird seeing ALN again especially as I was with my son who last sat in ALN when he was 3 and is now 29.

So no idea when my car will be ready but going by all the cars in Aldridge it is going to be a while but that's ok I'm sure someone will find me something to do.

 

 

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Great to finally meet you and your son and a huge thanks for the plates too. Hope it won't be too long as I want to see it in the metal now!

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1 hour ago, Beowulf said:

Great to finally meet you and your son and a huge thanks for the plates too. Hope it won't be too long as I want to see it in the metal now!

 

It was great to meet you too, I'm glad I kept the plates and never thought they would get back to the car.

I think the most mk5's I've seen together at a show is 4 so hoping to beat that at some time in the future.

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Was great to meet you and your son, Greg. Looking forward to seeing the finished car. 

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2 minutes ago, FKLGLS said:

Was great to meet you and your son, Greg. Looking forward to seeing the finished car. 

 

You too Dave, I can't wait to get the car done and start going to some shows again.

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