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Cortina Mk 1 GT 2 Door Rebuild

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I had to alter genuine Ford bumper brackets to get the bumpers to fit right on my Corsair

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Rear bumper has been straightened up and trial fitted. Looking mint. Just needs a file up and off to the chrome platers again. Down to the last few small jobs and off for the final blast.

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1 hour ago, Steve Walton said:

Totally Amazing the level of work carried out. :thumbsup:

Thanks. Yeah almost there. Quality of panel fit is way better than Ford ever produced. Just really looking forward to put it all together again.

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3 hours ago, nzgt said:

………... really looking forward to put it all together again.

.so are we!!  :drool:

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4 hours ago, nzgt said:

Thanks. Yeah almost there. Quality of panel fit is way better than Ford ever produced. Just really looking forward to put it all together again.

 

There is an old film I have seen showing Ford building cars at Dagenham. It shows the "Higly Skilled Workforce" massaging panels with mallets and adjusting door gaps / fit with blocks of wood between the A post and the door to make the door fit better.

With later cars i.e Cortinas and Capri's if they had an issue with the roof, Hey Ho off it went for a vinyl top.

I honestly think that any well restored car is way better finished of than the car was when it left the factory.

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Amazing work. I'm wondering though why it needs a final blast?

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22 hours ago, nascar66 said:

Amazing work. I'm wondering though why it needs a final blast?

Just the underside, inside the floor which will be then given a coat or primer. The exterior will be sent to the paint shop in bare metal.

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On 9/1/2019 at 12:06 AM, Steve Walton said:

 

There is an old film I have seen showing Ford building cars at Dagenham. It shows the "Higly Skilled Workforce" massaging panels with mallets and adjusting door gaps / fit with blocks of wood between the A post and the door to make the door fit better.

With later cars i.e Cortinas and Capri's if they had an issue with the roof, Hey Ho off it went for a vinyl top.

I honestly think that any well restored car is way better finished of than the car was when it left the factory.

Oh definitely agree 100%. Just the amount of rust prevention that goes into a rebuild like mine is light years ahead of anything Ford did. Funny story about the vinyl roofs haha. 

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On 8/31/2019 at 11:15 PM, John Mack said:

.so are we!!  :drool:

Yeah my OCD is kicking in ensuring all the correct bolts, nuts, washers are being used. A lot of the washers are quite thin so re-using anything and it all goes to be zinc plated including new nuts and washers so the finish is all the same. This particular car had been apart before and whoever put it back together must have lost all the original fixings as it was a real mush mash. I bought a pretty well rust free 4 Door a while ago that had not been apart so have got a lot of the correct fixings from that. I’ll be taking lots of pics when it goes back together so people doing Mk 1 restos in the future can use it as a reference. When it’s complete Ill do list of all the part suppliers I have used and also the ones that supply crap product so people doing these can support the good suppliers and not waste money on crap parts like I have a bit. I have to say all you UK guys have been very helpful and knowledgeable when I have been stick as well.

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On the rotisserie for the final blast to the underside and inside.

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Back from the blasters. A couple of minor things to do and it’s ready for paint.

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13 hours ago, Steve Walton said:

Wow !! Thats Mint. :thumbsup:

 

 

Thanks mate. It’s getting there!!

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