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  1. Make your own with a bit of piano wire and a couple of lawnmower pull start handles
  2. Just thought check your main bearing sizes as Ford used to overbore the main bearing tunnel on some blocks to reduce the amount of scrap blocks. You may have one of those....
  3. Not much to report on. Decent panels are like rocking horse shit to get and with a 10 month lead time on a new front panel I’m seriously contemplating buying another Mk 1 to get the front panel off. Engine rebuild is underway and powdercoater is a 4 week lead time so drip feeding parts too him. Having my op on my foot next week and leg in plaster for 8 weeks which will slow progress
  4. Pretty sure the clip is the same as the ones on the heater fascia. I’ll have a look tomorrow as have spares
  5. The 3 bottom ones go on the tailgate and normally the oval one goes on the bottom of the left front guard. The rest are spares
  6. Some more pics of the shitty areas that need work. The lower sections on the rear guards are shit and also some close ups of the front end which is in a sorry state. There must have been a ton of bog in it. Also after a boot and bonnet which I will pay good $$ for as well.
  7. Got a price off Ex Pressed Steel Panels in the UK for the sills, boot panels and front valence which is the complete front panel and numerous other bits and is $4,600 all up plus tak and import fees in NZ would be at least a grand. Problem is the front panel is 10 months lead time. The other panels are 3 weeks. I think I will get all the other panels and try and find a front cut here. If anyone knows of anything out their I’m prepared to pay a finders fee if it’s what I need and purchase.
  8. Good score that wagon. I was going to hit the buy now but need to finish the 2 GT projects first
  9. First thing to do is get it in the jig at R3 to see how it all lines up and then sort out the front end. Looks like the welding and bodge panelbeating been done by the apprentice who was then sacked after the job as Stevie Wonder would have done a better job
  10. Some pics. As you can see the front end is pretty shitty however overall looking at it it’s not to bad for 53 years old. If anyone knows of any old Mk 1’s lying around with a half decent front end I’d be keen. Best thing is all the shite red paint gone!!!!
  11. Depends how much you want to spend. Best option is to sandblast and spray with Resene Durepox. It’s a marine grade epoxy which dries as hard as fuck.
  12. Cortina is all blasted and undercoated. Went to see it today and the outer panels are pretty shitty with weapons grade bodge repairs. The basic structure is all ok but it needs both rear quarters , both outer sills, 2 front guards and the front panel. I have all the panels except the rear quarters. I can get a couple of NOS ones so will get that underway. It’s a lot shittier than I expected but hey that’s oldschool cars and the challenges that go with them. I’ll post pics in the weekend of the damage.
  13. Blasting underway. Doesn’t look to bad so far.
  14. Finished stripping the Cortina so already for blasting. Bye bye shit red paint
  15. Got the car dropped to Autoblast and I left the front and rear screens in and the blaster wanted them taken out. I thought for about 30 seconds and decided why the fuck I am I doing this 2 stage resto and just do it it one hit. Gave myself an uppercut. Unsure why I went down that track but anyway onwards and upwards. I have access tomorrow to pop the screens, remove the headlining and the 4 doors which are fucked and the trim still left on it. So the the outside panels are getting media blasted so there won’t be a spec of that shit red paint on it anywhere. I strip out the 4 mint doors I have this week and get them over to him next Saturday. I’ll post some pics tomorrow of it stripped and ready to go
  16. Water tight and not looking pretty don’t go together. Is it for a heater hose?
  17. Bugger all unless they are car nuts and know casting numbers for blocks etc.
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