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72 cortina restoration begining to eventuall completion
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racer36



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:26 pm    Post subject: 72 cortina restoration begining to eventuall completion Reply with quote

this is my 72 cortina that i bought off of Michael. i plan on a full restoration this is how it looked when i bought it. this also was day one

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day 2 and day 3 i got most of the car stripped and ready for body prep to fix the usuall rust holes
i also found out that the fenders had been tarred onto the car that made for dificult removal
day 4 and 5 ive been stripping the old paint and bondo off im finding some intersting patchwork as i go
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a good start, keep us informed of your progress!

-James
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:50 am    Post subject: 72 Cortina Reply with quote

Dalton,

Wow, I'm really impressed to see so much progress! Keep up the good work. What is picture #3?

Michael
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

picture #3 is the passanger side headlight bezal
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well heres an update on my progress over the last week the roof is all stripped along with the pasanger rear quarterand some other odds and ends


the orange stuff on the door jam is paint stripper much faster than a sander

this is the front valance and as luck would have it i found some more patch work under a 1/4 inch of bondo
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great...well, the progress is looking great! grinding off bondo is always fun, like a treasure hunt.

Keep up the good work

-James
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:37 pm    Post subject: WOW! great progress! Reply with quote

Yikes, Racer36 - - what kind of energy bars do U consume? it's great to C U make such FAST progress - - I'll have to stop by some day on one of my trips east! Ray P.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dalton,

How is the progress this month?

Michael
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well the progress hasnt been as fast this month ive managed to get one fender and the front valance done.

this is the top front corner on the drivers fender that was completly rusted out.

this is the wheel arch on the drivers fender also

this is the bottom corner of that fender.

this is the front valance

and this is the passanger side of the fender

the other reason i havent done alot on the car is i recently bought a 66 mrk1 cortina that im trying to get done so i can use it as my daily driver.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, a Mk I. Can you post a picture of it? It looks like you have been bitten by the Euro-Ford collector bug.

The only known cures are lack of storage or financial exhaustion… Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no problem heres a couple of shots when i got it, theres some dents but there is very little rust. its a 66 with only 57000 miles on it. seems kind of unusual though because its a 2 door automatic, but then again im not sure how popular the automatic tranny is.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i know i havent been posting on my progress as much as i should but heres some pictures of were im at.





its finaly in primer ive just got some minor body work left and then it will be ready for some color
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice progress Smile .
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dalton,

Thanks fort the updated pictures. It make me happy to see your progress.

Do you still need a parking lamp?

Michael
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pictures of your car take me back a lot of years. I owned a MkIII Cortina back in NZ. I bought it with an early V6 already installed, From memory a 2.8litre, I then bought a 3.0 litre Capri motor, a 5 speed Toyota trans, had a bell housing made to put the two together and proceeded to cut the firewall and half the trans tunnel out of the car. I positioned the motor and trans on blocks so the air cleaner was under the windscreen and started to rebuild everything. Once all that was done I had a custom exhaust built, mounted a small block Chev radiator and made an aluminum fan shroud and started the car. Then I left the country, never drove the car. I gave it to my brother inlaw to use as a race car, he never did. Unfortunately my father ended up cutting the car up and selling off what he could. Crying or Very sad
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