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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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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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Steering Wheel & Ball Joints

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Finally got back to the car after a few health issues put me back a few weeks. Over the last couple of months I have been restoring my original steering wheel and today I finished painting it. Unfortunately there was … Continue reading

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More paint stripping

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Another day spent paint stripping with the passenger side now done. Found evidence of a few old repairs, a couple of rust repair sections and one section of damage. Other than that both quarters are pretty straight. There are a … Continue reading

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Engine Finished

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Jamie Larner called me yesterday to tell me that my engine has been finished and they sent through some photos today. If it looks half as good in person as it does in the photos then I’ll be a happy … Continue reading

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Back on the rotisserie

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Got the car back on the rotisserie after a couple of issues with some weak welds not holding up first time round. We’ve strengthened the weak sections now and it should be good but just in case I’ve left the … Continue reading

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Front Seats

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My front seats are in pretty good condition, but unfortunately the frames are pretty rusty. I was contemplating trying to clean them up with the upholstery on but that’s not really possible so I decided to tear them down. Plus, … Continue reading

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More parts

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Not much work on the car this weekend but I did take some time to sort through a load of parts that arrived from the Cortina Owners Club last week. The owners club in the UK are awesome and with … Continue reading

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