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tyga

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tyga's TD Cortina project
« on: July 07, 2014, 06:30:45 PM »

Started a TD Cortina project. Will try and post some progess picks as I go.  :)

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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014, 07:56:59 PM »

welcome aboard
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2014, 08:37:10 PM »

Thanks.

I'll get some pics up soon of all the work that needs to be done.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2014, 06:02:22 PM by tyga »
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2014, 08:30:34 AM »

Ok here she is when I bought her.   ;)







The engine had already been removed, which was good, as it saved me doing it. I got a 200 and a 250 precrossflow and a 4 speed manual gear box with it.
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2014, 09:07:45 AM »

And now the fun part, revealing the rot.  She had more than I expected (hoped). :(




























More pics to come.  ;)

« Last Edit: July 24, 2014, 11:53:33 PM by tyga »
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2014, 11:01:00 AM »

 :bigthumpup
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2014, 01:12:37 PM »

Cutting has commenced, with a vengence.  >:D

I've got plenty of sheetmetal fabrication and welding to do though. Not really looking forward to all that, but oh well. :(

















Cutting's fun   ;D:
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2014, 09:06:00 PM »

Awesome, got some work to do, just dont give up. :banghead when it gets tough
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2014, 06:40:40 PM »

Progress has been quite slow so far. Won't be able to really get into doing the job until after I have a carpal tunnel operation some time this year hopefully. So just doing a couple of hours here and there. I've been spending most of my time just cleaning up the body inside and out cleaning off all the surface rust etc, as the enitire car is going to be resprayed and rust proofed.

I'll try and get a few pics soon to show what I've done.

I don't know how many times I've thought to myself, " ffs what the hell am I doing this for, can't I just get an easier hobby, like fishing." But then, I just think about how awesome it will be driving my cortina down the highway.  :):
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2014, 06:11:07 PM »

So it's taking a hell of a long time to get the body cleaned up in and out. Still working on removing all of the old sealant and rust proofing. Some of that stuff is as hard as rock.  :(

You probably won't notice much difference to the car but I've been focussing on the engine bay at the moment, trying to get it all nice and clean, so i can paint it all and get the engine and gear box back in. Soon I'll be cleaning up the engine and repainting it and all the other parts that go in the engine bay.

Not sure if this Cortina even had a front sway bar as it doesn't appear to ever had any sway bar mounts, so I'll have to see if I can source some front sway bar mounts or even make some myself.

Carpal Tunnel operation is in October, so I should be able to be to get stuck in properly in December, hopefully.



Still tossing up whether or not to fix the battery tray or just put the battery in the boot.







I just love the look of the old 250 precrossflow, it's also such a reliable motor and simple to work on.



I've got a spare 200 as well. I'm thinking of fully restoring and working the 200 while using the 250 in the mean time. Supposedly the 200's are more reliable at higher revs than the 250's due to the shorter stroke. Also need to source a reliable C4 as I'm going to be putting the BW35 back until I can get one.

But all of my plans can change at any time without notice.  ;)

Haven't started any of the welding yet. I'll focuss on the welding after I'm satsified I've cleaned up the body as good as I can.



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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2014, 11:12:42 PM »

lots of work.


on the front of the k frame you'll see two holes drilled on each side. thats where the sway bar mounts bolt to.
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2014, 07:17:38 PM »

Any chance of getting a picture of the mount and where it's suppose to go on the k frame?
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2014, 07:17:39 PM »

And yet more rust godamit.  :cry:

Found out yesterday that the inner sills are going to need to be repaired.





Who's bright idea was it to restore/rescue a Cortina? Oh, that's right, mine.  :?
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2014, 12:29:46 AM »

Keep at it mate theres no such thing as a corty with no rust check out this link for some inspiration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVq9nQhWPCo&list=TLplKtxe6mrBE
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2014, 10:35:38 PM »

good work so far on the corty.always liked this colour and shape.will be keen to see the updates comming.
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