65 CORTINA MK1 GT

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chap foose
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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

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

jpsh120 wrote:Holy tinware Batman!

Are you able to get hold of those repair panels easily?
You can get most panels for these but at a price.
Mk1 owners club do a lot of panels at a fare price but if you
want good fitting panels then express panels are the firm but not cheap.

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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#32 Post by SirTainleyBarking » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:33 pm

Comes down to time or money. From my experience time is more important, especially when you're fixing it on the drive and you need it ready for Monday morning.

If you've got something in a nice dry workshop, and you're doing it in slack time, you may want to prioritise different.

That said, if it's a big job like this do you really want to p about for an hour fettling?
Landrovers and Welding go together like Bread and Butter. And in the wet they are about as structurally sound

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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#33 Post by chap foose » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:11 pm

Outer rear tub welded in and inner tub patched up.A panel cut out ready for new section.
Outer rigger welded in n/s.Scuttle done.Door pillar done.Coming along nicely
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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#34 Post by Luxobarge » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:25 pm

Dammit! You've made me drool all over the keyboard again....... :roll:
Some people are like Slinkies - they serve no useful purpose, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them downstairs.

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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#35 Post by SirTainleyBarking » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:01 pm

And it looks like he has another in the background in red oxide. Sucker for punishment :lol:
Landrovers and Welding go together like Bread and Butter. And in the wet they are about as structurally sound

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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#36 Post by chap foose » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:08 pm

Thanks for comments guys.
Some more pics of progress.
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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#37 Post by rich. » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:41 am

thats a lot of new metal! :thumbs:

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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#38 Post by chap foose » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:09 pm

rich. wrote:thats a lot of new metal! :thumbs:
It sure is

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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#39 Post by chap foose » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:09 pm

Welding just about done now.
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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#40 Post by rich. » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:23 pm

:thumbs:

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