Category Archives: Bodywork

Doors and Locks

The doors have now been painted and put back on the car. All the hinges were sandblasted and painted first. Two of the check straps were fractured and one was completely broken so four reproductions have been ordered from the … Continue reading

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Painted

Warwick painted the car body this week. Straight off the gun it looks spectacular. 3 coats of silver metallic grey and 4 coats of clear. Next step is to paint and hang the doors and arrange for the headlining to … Continue reading

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Home again

The Cortina is now home and ready to go back together. The car has now been painted underneath in satin black and there is colour in the engine bay, interior and boot. The paint is amazing, Warwick is a perfectionist. … Continue reading

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Nearly ready for paint

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Warwick has been busy getting the car ready for paint. These photos were taken over a couple of visits. The car has been primed and block sanded. Underneath has been primed and painted in stone chip around the arches and … Continue reading

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Bodywork – Car Gapped

Lots of progress over the last couple of months now as Warwick finished up a long term project that was in front of mine. All the panels have now been gapped. Lining all the doors up was a bit of … Continue reading

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Rust Repairs

Dropped in to Warwick’s on the weekend to check on the progress of the body work. Warwick has been busy and all the rust repairs have been completed and the new panels from Ex-pressed fitted. A couple were a good … Continue reading

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Body Shop

The car has now been at the body shop for a few months now. It’s been fully stripped. After inspection we determined that it would be best to order some new panels so I made a list and purchased a … Continue reading

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Window washer & more body prep

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Been working on some smaller jobs the past few weeks. This weekend it was fashioning an original washer pump to take a switch so that I could run an electric pump. The idea being that it looks like the original … Continue reading

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Trolley

With the help of my father and brother-in-law Peter, I made up a couple of trolley rigs so that the car can be moved around when it’s off the rotisserie. The front bolts up the chassis rails and the rear … Continue reading

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Still Paint Stripping

Stripped the front quarter and about half the rear quarter. Found a few more old repairs and some more light rust that was under where the tuckers rivets go through the bodywork for the trim. Quite a lot of this … Continue reading

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