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Author Topic: angie's build thread  (Read 2542 times)

Lukey250

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angie's build thread
« on: October 23, 2016, 10:20:01 PM »

starting a build thread for my td xle Cortina that has been 14 yrs in the making so far.....
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Lukey250

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Re: angie's build thread
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2016, 10:23:33 PM »

back when I painted her about 8 yrs ago
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Lukey250

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Re: angie's build thread
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2016, 10:28:25 PM »

22/10/16
put the K frame in last weekend. first time shes been touched with a spanner in 5 years
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Lukey250

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Re: angie's build thread
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2016, 10:33:46 PM »

time has come as I am old & mature enough to appreciate her better so time to move her home......
now the fight begins!



after we unburied it as my dad was using it to store stuff on & in
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Lukey250

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Re: angie's build thread
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2016, 10:34:59 PM »

I win!!!!

on the way home
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Lukey250

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Re: angie's build thread
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2016, 10:38:28 PM »

well after a wash ( hasn't been washed since before I painted it)
and a good clean of the inside its still not in bad nick.
not bad considering I paid $300 for it 14yrs ago & drove it home
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Re: angie's build thread
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2016, 11:27:18 AM »

looks good. i think everyone here is guilty of a car they havent touched for a very long time and wished they did. its funny how it all works, you cant be stuffed doing anything but once you just do a little bit the motivation returns bit by bit and soon enough you surprisingly start enjoying it again.

so whats next?
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Re: angie's build thread
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2016, 11:20:44 PM »

Fitted the number plate light, had to go digging for it found out i have 2 (1 missing the lense) but still a bonus. Also found a few xl badges from a old car i had.
Have also just finished marking the imperfections in the body to be started tomorrow
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Re: angie's build thread
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2016, 08:48:10 PM »

ok so putting a tc front on a td other than wiring the lights (did them a long time ago & re-wired last week) is getting the lights & grill to fit.
angie's fits.......sort of
time to see whats lurking underneath
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Re: angie's build thread
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2016, 08:54:41 PM »

the old "previous owner repairs"
the drivers side is 10mm shorter than the passenger side
the rad support needed a push & a bend.
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Re: angie's build thread
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2016, 08:55:40 PM »

the end result of half a day beating & bending the front.
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