My Cortina Restoration has begun!

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

Post by BIGSIX » Tue 10 May 2016, 13:38

Has some time to work on the wet sanding before colour on the car over the weekend, but had to keep the kids occupied as well. Worked out well!

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Also found out why the car was shifting like a dog! hehe
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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by Johann65 » Tue 10 May 2016, 17:04

Glad to see your project after 2 years!! Enjoy your Afrikanus dog! Great dogs!!
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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by BIGSIX » Mon 03 Oct 2016, 08:35

Hi All,

After a lot of time spent on preparing my XLE I decided to DO IT!

This is by no means a professional job and I have some small issues I will fix later, but I did it myself and its my choice and I love the outcome!

Prepped for colour!
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Colour and Clear coat done.
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Next Day Baking in the sun she looks so shiny.
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I tried a gold powder in the clear and I managed to make some lines in the clear coat, will flat and redo to get an even layer of gold on the car.

Any comment welcome!

Thanks!
Johan
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 has begun!

Post by Johann65 » Mon 03 Oct 2016, 17:50

Like the colour! Great seeing that you are are DIY! Great cost saver! :mrgreen:
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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by kavesh » Tue 04 Oct 2016, 07:41

I love that colour. Well done on doing the job yourself.

I paid to have my paint job done and I must say there were more than a few issues, so you can feel very proud of what you have done. In the process i'm sure you learnt a lot as well....for the next one :lol:

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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by Mustang Sally » Tue 04 Oct 2016, 08:08

Beautiful project! Gonna be a real fun car to drive when she's done. What gearbox are you running?
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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by BIGSIX » Tue 04 Oct 2016, 09:55

Thanks for the feedback guys!

I am an accountant during working hours so this is all a learning experience but I have fixed and worked on all the cars and bikes I have owned myself and I at least know what has been done to my cars and if something breaks or goes wrong it is all my fault, haha!

Mustang Sally the car will be running its original engine and gearbox, 3l V6 with a 4 speed Bullet gearbox.

All the work up to know has take more time than money, but I am afraid that is in reverse know! More money needed than time!

Will keep the updates as they happen!
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 has begun!

Post by BIGSIX » Wed 12 Oct 2016, 15:21

Ok so after a week of letting the car dry and cure I started to do the final flat for the final clear coat.

Surprise, Surprise the clear coat is just a coating of orange peal, so I have started the flat process to get a smooth as possible base, putting on another layer of blue and then I will do the clear coat over, without the orange peal effect, hopefully!

Think it was lack of knowledge, to thick clear coat and not enough air pressure through the spray gun.

Second time lucky!
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 has begun!

Post by BIGSIX » Mon 31 Oct 2016, 10:08

Ok so after the school fees paid, I redid the spray work on the car on Saturday. Came out a lot better.
Before the clear coat.
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Clear all done and out in the sun;
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And one just before the sun went down
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Polish and I am done with the paint work, now the assembly starts!

Thanks
Johan
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 has begun!

Post by Shaughn » Sat 04 Feb 2017, 12:58

Looking awesome \m/

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