65 CORTINA MK1 GT

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rich.
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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#21 Post by rich. » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:49 pm

glad to see you are feeling better :thumbs:

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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#22 Post by chap foose » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:35 pm

rich. wrote:glad to see you are feeling better :thumbs:
Cheers mate.I stripped this the day before my opperation

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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#23 Post by chap foose » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:45 pm

Finished stripping the rest of it now.
Connected to the rollover jig.
Soon be off to get blasted.
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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#24 Post by SirTainleyBarking » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:12 pm

Never ceases to horrify how basically sound but a bit crusty turns into holes when you start prodding it a bit.

Delivery of welding wire and a fresh argon cylinder for Mr Foose?
Landrovers and Welding go together like Bread and Butter. And in the wet they are about as structurally sound

Biting. It's like kissing except there's a winner

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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#25 Post by chap foose » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:36 pm

Make you right there mate

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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#26 Post by chap foose » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:37 pm

Been blasted and the welding commences by Mr Colin Ginn.
Will soon have it back and then the long process of prep and paint
and the rest of the restoration I will do.
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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#27 Post by TerryG » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:14 am

You've been busy! do you think this is better or worse than your Lotus Tina?
When was this one taken off the road?
Understeer: when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
Torque: how far you take the wall with you.

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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#28 Post by rich. » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:58 am

new metal! :thumbs:

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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#29 Post by jpsh120 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:18 am

Holy tinware Batman!

Are you able to get hold of those repair panels easily?
1971 Sunbeam Rapier H120

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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#30 Post by chap foose » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:27 pm

TerryG wrote:You've been busy! do you think this is better or worse than your Lotus Tina?
When was this one taken off the road?
Its worse than the Lotus.
This needs everything the Lotus had plus rear wheel tubs,
n/s floor pan
scuttle repairs
o/s a-panel ect ect

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