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59 minutes ago, Deano66 said:

Great work as always mate,a big well done :thumbsup:

thanks mate...

really enjoyed it.....wouldnt want ti do it as a job lol

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Nowt wrong with those look good.

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when i bought this it was a shell and i was missing heaps of parts but the shell was the starting point for me.

i did buy some seats and door cards as well as the rectangle lights and a few grills  (i like the look of then and the 1st ones to come along)from a mate but still needed lights and lots of other stuff..so i all ways thought that one day ill stumble across a parts car..

being a face lift 76 it has the same dash as the mk4/5 and i dint hate it but lately ive been thing about after market gauges and maybe subaru b4 seats front and back or maybe bucket seats in the back as well.

then a mate rings me on Friday morning  and tells me he will around soon with a trailer......and later that day i had a parts car...........oh what a parts car.

its got everything that makes a GT a GT in it.

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so i stripped it out on Saturday and got a pile of GT goodness.

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the seats are pretty bad and will need an expert but they are all there.

the only part i dont need is the steering wheel and i have no idea how much they go for so i put it on trademe at $1 reserve..

the body of the parts car is pretty bloody good and has live plates and tags..so the plan is to take all the stuff i want and put all the stuff i no longer have a need for back on and sell it on to someone whos after a project.....far to good to just cut up...theres rust in the rear panel and i think thats it.

the big job is the dash steel back part....the face lift and pre facelift are totally different as you know so they need to be removed and welded back in ..in the other cars.

so i have removed the facelift from my car today

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i will fully weld up all the areas with it out now and clean and POR15 what i can before i remove the other one from the parts car and weld it in.

cheers

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WOW, That is a find and a half. Far to good to cut up. You could get a small fourtune for the car in the UK.

I am always very impressed with the high quality work that you do.

 

Cheers

Steve

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6 hours ago, Steve Walton said:

WOW, That is a find and a half. Far to good to cut up. You could get a small fourtune for the car in the UK.

I am always very impressed with the high quality work that you do.

 

Cheers

Steve

cheers steve much appreciated. 

the parts car was factory 1300 and somone spent a huge amount of time fininding gt parts..

the plan is to put my face lift dash back into it with all the parts i dont need now and then pass it on to some one as a project ....way to good to part out or scrape...

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A lot of extra work mate,but will be well worth it, pre facelift dash is so much better.

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2 hours ago, Deano66 said:

A lot of extra work mate,but will be well worth it, pre facelift dash is so much better.

completely agree mate..

and makes getting to the parts of the firewall  i need to weld and seal so much easier before i weld pre facelift support panel in.

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managed to get all the face lift dash welded in and cleaned up back in the pre face lift parts car.

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started seeing if i can get the interior in and see what broken and what goes where.(they will need a good upholster to sort it all out...has been painted black and lots of rips.)

started with the back seat.

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the bottom clips in the car that hold the bottom of the seat have broken off so i drilled hols and riv-nutted them.

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the back seat frame will need to be straightened after sitting around with crap on them for years.

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as for the base and as most of you know the base is held in with these little thin tabs.

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and screws into these small hole with what is basically a PK screw

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so i cut up some 3mm thick box section and welded them on and cut the old ones off

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drilled new holes and used rivnuts

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back seat all bolted in 

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i bolted the front seats in and realized im in a situation ive never been in before.(i have moved seats,bolted in other seats,,,)

but im not a small person and normally everything isn't where it should be for me...like controls .gauges facing me ect ect.

but im still yet to weld the dash and everything in place ....so i could make things better for me while im at it..

i bolted the EPSC in place (still fits as same pedal box as facelift) and put gear stick in gearbox and sat the center console in as well.

now i can start putting dash all in to suit me....still need to make it all fit around the wiper motor and heater i made to fit the facelift dash.

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on a side not ...1st time i have ever had seats in this car .........of cause i sat in it slamming it threw the gears making engine sounds.............i am human

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There's a lot less room behind prefacelift dash, you'll probably find you'll have no glovebox & probably not radio/ heater controls.

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3 hours ago, sheffieldcortinacentre said:

There's a lot less room behind prefacelift dash, you'll probably find you'll have no glovebox & probably not radio/ heater controls.

yeah i thought that....the glove box might be ok..

the radio i was planning on just a slim line none cd type Bluetooth job...

and heater controls is just a small potentiometer...to ccontroll fan speed.( heater is there for screen only). all i ever use in my mk5.

but yes some changers will have to be made....the 2 supports for the top dash plate will need to be removed and made to go around the wiper motor now...

and bond to be other changers....it was all made to go behind  facelift dash

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On 6/16/2019 at 4:55 AM, d.p.n.s said:

 the motor and gears hung down pretty low so i pulled ut a part to see if i can tuen5 the motor and gear drive 180

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 then bolted it back up to see and all in all very happy...it now buts the motor up under the dash.....so thats the 1st part of the mounted sorted.

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 Just cought up, loving the PAS was looking into doing the same.  You just made it easyer :thumbsup:

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