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  1. Just drove it until something breaks. Good idea on the Rego papers in the frame. I'll shamelessly steal that idea thanks
  2. Tim's 1966 Cortina GT 2 Door

    Great progress with front end coming together! The original firewall was creased so the recess,s on the red section needed to be transferred to the new fire wall section. It would appear these were introduced to late Mk 1 for Mk 2 production as my 65 GT doesn't have them. Front end back together after all separated parts repaired or fabricated new.All parts blasted and all inner box sections painted in 2k black and all flanges zinc primed.Will also be using panel bond on some of the areas prone to corrosion for extra protection and strength.Looking at moving on to windscreen panel repairs next and have complete front end mocked up, guards, bonnet etc.
  3. Kelvins OTHER SD1, The Vitesse

    Looking good. Great that all the interior is in great condition. Mechanically anything can be fixed.
  4. Tim's 1966 Cortina GT 2 Door

    Battery tray getting a trial fitting. I need to start seriously looking at getting a painter lined up! Any reccomendations welcomed.
  5. Tim's 1966 Cortina GT 2 Door

    Excellent progress happening on the front end. All stripped and ready to go to the blasters and then the big reassembly. Everything as far as possible will be spot welded as per original and all internal cavities treated so it won't ever rust again in my lifetime. One of the A pillars was still all factory untreated steel inside from 50 years ago. No wonder they all used to rust bigtime. Sills are all done and come from the 4 door we chopped up ages ago. These have been modified with the correct 2 Door drains etc so exactly as per original. Also the repro underwing kits turned out to be pretty average, they would be fine for a race car, so fortunately the originals with a bit of cleanup have come out mint. Bloody annoying you pay big bucks for repro panels and they turn out to be a shit fit and need lots of rework to get anywhere near fitting.
  6. Brock05’s 83 VH GROUP 3

    A rare car and worth fixing properly. If you can't weld and fabricate the patches I'd give Greg a call at R3 Fabricators
  7. Tim's 1966 Cortina GT 2 Door

    Progress with the front being mocked up and all the points are spot on. A long way to go yet but moving in the right direction at last.
  8. The Barter Barber 1971 Bedford discussion

    I'm willing to help out and have all the tools. Just need to get the oldschool network to dig out a good gearbox and may as well throw a clutch in it at the same time. 4 hours work max if nothing else is fucked
  9. Tim's 1966 Cortina GT 2 Door

    It's all go on the bodywork finally. All parts sourced except a NOS rear panel as it's been tapped in the rear at some stage and the RHS tail light tilts in. Plan going forward is to get the body ready for paint and then bolt in the running gear to make sure it's all sitting right. I'm running lowered suspension with adjustable Spax Shocks all round I and will get the rear leaves reset as I don't want to use lowering blocks. Then I will remove the running gear and off to paint. I bought a Mk 1 4 door ages ago which was dismantled and the body turned out to be a stunner when blasted. So I got all the front end for mine and the floor went into another Mk 1 2 door.
  10. The Barter Barber 1971 Bedford discussion

    LSA Chev, Auto, 9" 4 wheel discs. AP Racing brakes, air ride, yeah right lol. There must be a few of those gearboxes lying around. If the engine is ok I'd hit up someone like the Gearbox Factory and see if they will fix it for haircuts all round and some signage on the van as support for a great cause.
  11. The Bronze's XB Falcon

    Autodec carpets are shit. I bought a set for my Cortina and ended up gettting an upholstery mate to remake them. I reckon Stevie Wonder is Autodecs carpet maker.
  12. Adoom's 1976 Triumph 2500 TC

    They sound like Burtons who will only use DHL which costs a fucking fortune and DHL play the customs game to the max so they can charge for that as well. Cunts
  13. GAZ mk1 cortina estate

    Chris at Suspension Tech is the man you want to see for bushes and shocks
  14. Loose earth somewhere ? Or the battery is fucked. Cool old ute. I used to have an S Pack one of these in the late 80's. 5 years old and was starting to rust out then so yours a real survivor