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So stripes have been fitted today. Can't thank Tony enough for taking the time to come and template and replica the rear wing sections to complete the estate template kit. (these are available to buy from him via Ebay in your exact cour combination for your car colour) 

 

Colours are vibrant and exact and really make the paintwork pop. So chuffed with the finished article. Can't wait to get out to a few shows later this summer. 

 

Just a few last minute bits to sort now and off for MOT very soon. 

 

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Looks great with the stripes on.

 

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Stunning :shocking:

 

Correct font no. plate and you're sorted. :thumbsup:

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22 minutes ago, John Mack said:

Stunning :shocking:

 

Correct font no. plate and you're sorted. :thumbsup:

 

Thanks..... Correct font???? What should it be? 

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10 hours ago, CortinaLover1971 said:

 

Thanks..... Correct font???? What should it be? 

Pre 2001 font, the character widths of 57mm and heights 79mm are used.

 

2001 onwards style, the widths are 50mm and heights 79mm.

 

So, your number plate has 7 full width characters (no letter I or number 1),  so the characters should take up the full space of the plate with hardly any room at each end IF the plate had the(correct!) pre 2001 font. :thumbsup:

 

Nerdy stuff maybe but very noticeable non the less .

 

 

 

 

Charles Wright – K-Type (k-type.com)

 

Who was Charles Wright? – K-Type (k-type.com)

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What an amazing looking car! Top work :) 

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So it's finally finished, she passed the MOT earlier this week. Got to say I'm really proud of what we've managed to achieve. All done ourselves bar the harder welding and putting on the paint.

 

Photo shoot for a well known magazine feature on Sunday, weather permitting!!!!

 

Thanks for all the great comments, it's nice that people appreciate the hard work it takes. Keep it  Cortina folks!!!! 

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Looking good and sitting nice :thumbsup:     What springs did you fit ?

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2 minutes ago, John Mack said:

Looking good and sitting nice :thumbsup:     What springs did you fit ?

 

The springs were already on the car John when we received it. It had been partially improved on the running gear and brakes. It was missing an engine and gearbox and required the rot and bodywork sorting. Some previous owner/s had fitted the springs and partially poly bushed bits. 

 

It certainly sits well and I have it a brief run up the street prior to MOT and it rides lovely too. 

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Wow that does look really, really good :winner_first_h4h:

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11 hours ago, CortinaLover1971 said:

 

The springs were already on the car John when we received it. It had been partially improved on the running gear and brakes. It was missing an engine and gearbox and required the rot and bodywork sorting. Some previous owner/s had fitted the springs and partially poly bushed bits. 

 

It certainly sits well and I have it a brief run up the street prior to MOT and it rides lovely too. 

Ah I see !   They look super fresh, I assumed you'd replaced them.  :thumbsup:

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Car looks great mate,a big well done,now time to enjoy it :biggrin:

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A little photo shoot today, the estate will be featured soon in a well known classic car magazine. 

 

I couldn't help but sneak my saloon into the mix. Given she's now 6 years old since restoration, she's holding up well against the out of the box shiny new estate. 

 

Very lucky to have these 2 beauties. Now, should we find another Cortina challenge!!! 😉😁😜

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You need a 2dr,P100 or crayford .

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love the Titan Blue over Stratos Silver, great resto work

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