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Mk1 Cortina Wagon ( estate )

 
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RS.Escort



Joined: 23 Sep 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:00 am    Post subject: Mk1 Cortina Wagon ( estate ) Reply with quote

So we bought a 66 estate out of CA, and waited half a year for the resto to complete.. The car was shipped last monday using a carrier company..

This is what we bought...





This is what we got...















Nice eh? The carried rolled over into a ditch about 5 miles from my home. Now I have the joy of dealing with an insurance company to settle the car. It might be repairable, but not to them of course. I'll try to keep the salvage and fix it, but I'll obviously need a parts car..

If anyone knows of one, please let me know... Mark
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escysean



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeez

That's awful to see your car end up like that so near from your home, gutted mate Mad

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RS.Escort



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea tell me about it.. What's it like to find doors and a rear gate over there? If I can find parts I might entertain fixing it... Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That blows!!! The worse part is, now there is 1 less Mk.1 wagon here in North America! DOH!

Just your luck in that I know of one on the Island. Has rust, I was hoping it could be fixed and put on the road, but I suppose combine your car and it, and 1 is on the road.

I was hoping to busy this one and fix it up, but I think reality tells me to wait it out for a more solid car that doesn't require much rust repair.

BTW, this car looks to be solid as far as glass etc goes..

-Bryan
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IFHP
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just awful! I'm so sorry.

Michael
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Channeling Monty Python, "It's just a scratch, that should polish out, no problem."

Seriously, what a complete downer. Looks like a tough re build without a shell. However, you know your abilities. Good luck.
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RS.Escort



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Bryan.. Thanks for the info on the wagon on the islsnd.. I've sent him an e-mail, and now I have some hope!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's by far the saddest thing I've seen today

Sad

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angliagt



Joined: 11 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark,

Sorry to see/hear that - & just 5 miles away!
Are they going to give you what you have into it?

- Doug
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105epaul



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark,

I'm so sorry to see your lovely estate like that. It's absolutely awful. I'm not sure what the spare body panel situation is like for Cortinas over here but you could try www.buysellcortina.co.uk and Express Panels who do a lot of repro stuff for old Fords. I think they have a website so just Google them. Hope you get it sorted out with the one you're on the track of.

Paul
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RS.Escort



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I knew about Express Panels, but they don't make a roof..

But look what I bought yesterday...




Now we have hope! This one is pretty bad from the towers down, and the mechanicals are shot, but the roof/pillars are great..

I will decide which one to save, and cannibalize the other one..
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this the Vancouver Island car? Was the owner's name Lars?

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RS.Escort



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes this was Vancouver island, the fellow was Sig.. Has a Lotus Cortina Mk1 as well.. A super nice guy he was..

Was there another Wagon over there, or is this the one you were thinking about?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark, glad I could help pointing you to that car. At least one of those wagons should end up back on the road!

-Bryan
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