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Mk2 Cortina wheel arch and sill trim question

 
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garyeanderson



Joined: 08 Mar 2008
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Location: Scituate, Massachusetts

PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:03 am    Post subject: Mk2 Cortina wheel arch and sill trim question Reply with quote

I have a question on mk2 Cortina trim and wondered if any of you can help. I have seen the brite trim around the wheel archs with an inter-connecting trim along the sills. Was this standard on all mk2's, I have noticed the mk2 Cortina-lotus do not have this trim and being from the land of rotted Fords wonder if this was Fords way of enhansing sales. Mk1 GT's are in the same league with the rust starter holes. Were there any year or model mk2 Cortina's delivered to the U.S. that didn't employ this practice of trimming the arches and sills.

Gary
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105epaul



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can only speak from a UK perspective but over here that trim was only on the 'Super' models to distinguish it from the more common Deluxe version. I think I am correct in saying that was the only version here to have it. Of course as you say it was good for promoting rust via the trim holes in the body! The UK MK1 Supers had extra side trim but this was also put on export GTs as well.
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garyeanderson



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Paul

I had an June 67 built 1500 GT (high top gauge dash) a long time ago. It was a parts car but I don't remember it having the trim details around the arches and sills. This was a U.S. delivered GT, I guess its just that every mk2 that I see now that comes up for sale all have the trim.

Gary
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joeyramone30



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first car was my fathers '69 Cortina and it did not have the additional trim on the wheel arches or along the rear panel. The '69 Cortina I am now working on does have the extra trim - I attributed it to being a (formerly) automatic car. I don't remember if my parts car had this trim. FWIW all the Cortinas I have owned are 4dr non-GT cars that were originally purchased in TN or AR.
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angliagt



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gary,

I had to check my pictures - Both my
'67 high-top dash 1500 GT,& my early '68
1600 GT both have the trim.
I believe that most North American cars
came with it.

- Doug
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garyeanderson



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I can't remember to many of the details. I guess I'll just have to keep my eyes open and look for a base model, there used to be a lot of mk2's in the area 25 to 30 years ago but all have since been recycled. At least I haven't seen any since then.

Gary
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IFHP
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gary,

Here in the US, we only got the Mk II in the DeLuxe and GT versions, while Canada also got a base version. I was looking through by brochure collection and noticed that some Mk II DeLuxes were show with wheel arch trim and some not. Interesting.

I'll post more Mk II Cortina images in the Classsic Images section when I can.

Michael
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garyeanderson



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Michael

Intreresting that the advertizing show it both ways, I saved almost every thing off off the June 67 mk2 GT and I didn't have the arch trim when I sold last of the parts left a couple years ago. Its a bit easier to remember what was sold than what was removed. I don't know if I need a mk2 but always I am always on the look out so I'll just have to be more attentive.

Gary
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Dave A



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen 67 and 68 GT and Deluxe models either way here in Canada while all of the 69 and 70 GT and Deluxe have it.
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garyeanderson



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a couple photos today while looking for something else. They are of the 67 Gortina GT I had bought in New York. One photo is in the back of my pickup, Tight fit but it made it. The other is just unloaded and I don't see any trim on the arch. I had to get the magnifing glass out to make sure.

she brought her own roll...

She looks pretty good in the pictures but she needed her dress hemmed up a bit.
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