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  1. Looks bloody awesome! I’ve never really been into Jappas but keen to see how this build goes.
  2. Heater tap stuck on. Nice Mk 1 BTW
  3. Busy over the next day or so getting all the bits together to drop out to Greg for the trial fit up. Lights, Grille, Bonnet and hardware, Door hardware and NOS door skins, windscreen panel grill, front cross member. Bit the bullet and bought a new 3.77 CWP from Burton’s as well. I bought an alloy diff head hosing ages ago and a rebuild kit with all the bearings seals and collapsible spacer so will have a crack at setting it up myself. I mean what can go wrong haha
  4. Who the fuck would be too tight to get a wheel alignment after suspension componentry replacement. You diagram is excellent and good enough to get it to an alignment shop
  5. Shit you might be lucky to find one by the 10th with everyone being away on holiday
  6. Send it to PG Hydraulics in Auckland. They specialise in power steering and will be able to rebuild and do some subtle tweaks on it to sort any inherent problems the racks have
  7. Off the jig amd next up is the doors and bonnet fitting before the rear end is tackled.
  8. Cortina is looking epic with the front end all together. Both A pillars all repaired and the sills back on ready for final welding. Next job is fitting the front guards and front panel.
  9. Off to check progress tomorrow so will post some pics. We are using my Mk 1 4 door GT as a reference for all the corrrect mounting holes in the engine bay etc so once that's done I think I'll sell the 4 door GT. it needs a full restoration and after having done this 2 door I don't think I'll ever get round to doing it. In saying that I'll probably change my mind next week lol.
  10. Gutted I can't come tonight as in Welly. Was going to bring the Statesman seen as nothing broke at the drags on Saturday. Have a good meet.
  11. What a total retard. If I was the cop Green stickering it I would have got me batten out and smashed all the lights and the mirrors off it as well just to teach the knob jockey a lesson
  12. Just drove it until something breaks. Good idea on the Rego papers in the frame. I'll shamelessly steal that idea thanks
  13. That's got fuck up written all over it if you don't remove it the correct way. Can see a spring going into orbit.
  14. Everyone goes through a shit period and loses interest in stuff. Once you get it running again you may change your mind and those wheels do suit it actually. Sometimes things seen like a mountain and it's just all too hard to climb so I hope you feel better soon about things.
  15. 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.
  16. Looking good. Great that all the interior is in great condition. Mechanically anything can be fixed.
  17. Battery tray getting a trial fitting. I need to start seriously looking at getting a painter lined up! Any reccomendations welcomed.
  18. Your engine builder should be fixing it for free if it turns out to be his issue
  19. 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.
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