My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Any questions or suggestions regarding restorations
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My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by BIGSIX » Wed 14 Sep 2011, 11:44

Hi all,

Started with my Cortina this weekend on the body, Started stripping off panels and should start with the sanding this weekend.

One question is how do you remove the chrome strips on the doors and on the roof(see pic)
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I will post my progress in this tread!

Thanks
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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by AintSheSweet » Mon 19 Sep 2011, 12:27

Hi Big6.

Nice car!

The strip clips off from the top. Be careful though as you don't want to put too much force as it will break.

Good luck with the build and hope to see some pic.

We are also in the process of rebuilding a Mk3 3000GT.

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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by BIGSIX » Tue 27 Sep 2011, 08:12

Ok Motor is starting to come together, put the stuff I could together as they were gathering dust.

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'90 Ford Sapphire 3.0 GLX - V6
'97 Mazda MX6 2.5i - V6
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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by paulusvrotius1 » Tue 27 Sep 2011, 19:10

Looking good Big6.

Love the look of fresh bores and pistons.

OK, call me a perve!! :lol:

Good luck with the resto.

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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by Tony69 » Tue 27 Sep 2011, 23:23

Paul youre a perv :P

Nice work Big6, looking forward to the end result. :)

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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by paulusvrotius1 » Wed 28 Sep 2011, 09:59

Thanks Tony................ I had an idea I was. :twisted:

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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by BIGSIX » Wed 28 Sep 2011, 10:21

Can I remove the top lip on the roof without having the roof blow off while driving?

I know its the roof joint but would I be able to remove it and just weld the joint together?

Help please!

Thanks
Old Ford's don't Die, they just go Faster!
Hi, my name is Johan and I am a V-addict!

'97 Suzuki TL1000S - V2(SOLD)
'76 Ford Cortina XLE Bigsix 3.0 - V6
'90 Ford Sapphire 3.0 GLX - V6
'97 Mazda MX6 2.5i - V6
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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by paulusvrotius1 » Wed 28 Sep 2011, 10:40

Hi Bigsix,

It certainly can be done. It was quite a popular mod for the old gutter type cars but I don't know the implications of not having the water chaneled away from the door rubbers.

What I mean to say is weather the door seals need to be modded also.

As for the cosmetics, it's all in the eye of the beholder. I would suggest trying to find some pics of cars modded this way to see if you will like it or not. Once the cut is done it won't be easy to reverse it.

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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by BIGSIX » Wed 28 Sep 2011, 11:14

Thanks Paul!

I was thinking about the water implications running straight into the door instead off on this channel.

Reason for my enquiry is that I removed the one chrome strip and i damaged it a bit, will see if I can get it back into shape or I might just leave it off.
Old Ford's don't Die, they just go Faster!
Hi, my name is Johan and I am a V-addict!

'97 Suzuki TL1000S - V2(SOLD)
'76 Ford Cortina XLE Bigsix 3.0 - V6
'90 Ford Sapphire 3.0 GLX - V6
'97 Mazda MX6 2.5i - V6
'96 Ford Courier D\C 350 16v - V8

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Re: My Cortina Restoration Engin Pics

Post by BIGSIX » Wed 02 Nov 2011, 10:09

Some more pics of a few things I got done on the motor.
Sump assembly
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Timing Gear Cover
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And then the Carb mockup just for kicks! Still need to clean and service the carbs!
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Will keep updating this tread with progress!
Old Ford's don't Die, they just go Faster!
Hi, my name is Johan and I am a V-addict!

'97 Suzuki TL1000S - V2(SOLD)
'76 Ford Cortina XLE Bigsix 3.0 - V6
'90 Ford Sapphire 3.0 GLX - V6
'97 Mazda MX6 2.5i - V6
'96 Ford Courier D\C 350 16v - V8

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