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Johnnys 1965 Mk1 Cortina 2 door build

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4 minutes ago, tonyg64 said:

I was looking at the Aldridge door cards a while back they look very nice too. I was going to change my 2 tone blue trim to black but now Im keeping it and getting some bucket seats retrimmed to match the originals (£££££)!

 

 

My original interior colour was red.

 I was doing a total change to Lotus style interior, and was going to change to satin black.

All the door cards were shot, and I wanted to change the seat covers, and door cards to black GT/ Lotus style .

The front seat covers were more money than a new set of RS style buckets, so I thought I'd try them.

That's the job I'm doing at the moment, I need to make up some sub frames for the runners.   

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Just spent days messing with runners etc. I wanted the bar at the front for tilting and also more modern style sliding runners. Got the front bits done just need to do the rear, but its a funny shaped floor in the middle of where the original seats would touch down. Mine are inboard of those pads. I used Dolomite runners (bit like the universal type) 

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33 minutes ago, tonyg64 said:

 

 

Yes, I want to keep the lift up seat , I bought some 7/8" tube,and some 1" angle.

And some adjustable legs to adjust the rake.

Just got to make it all Work now😬

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Intersting to note when I was centralising the seat as best I could, it was too close to the tunnel and after measuring centre of original seats they were not central either!

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31 minutes ago, tonyg64 said:

Intersting to note when I was centralising the seat as best I could, it was too close to the tunnel and after measuring centre of original seats they were not central either!

Thanks, I'll take that on board.🤔

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Today, I made up a RHD under dash parcel shelf, out of MDF, and carpet lined it. 😁

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Nice bit of fabrication work going on there.

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14 minutes ago, GhiaMk4/5 said:

Nice bit of fabrication work going on there.

Thanks, it all takes a long time to make , and there's another one to make up , but as all the measurements are done , it shouldn't take so long🙄

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That subframe looks great, any chance you could post a little drawing with the dimensions 👍

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12 minutes ago, chelseablue said:

That subframe looks great, any chance you could post a little drawing with the dimensions 👍

I'll be building your car for you next😁

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20 minutes ago, johnny boy said:

I'll be building your car for you next😁

Mmm, now you mention it😂😂

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Just now, chelseablue said:

Mmm, now you mention it😂😂

What seats are you using ?

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That's the second one fabricated.

Now it's each prime and paint 😁

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1 hour ago, johnny boy said:

What seats are you using ?

Not sure yet, but hoping I would be able to adapt your pattern

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