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    Default Re: 2 door V8 MK5 estate

    I've been wondering how this has been going - it looks great - must be very close to getting finished now! Thanks for the update!

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    Yeah, getting very close. Tailgate is painted and ready to go back on. Bonnet still needs painting. Still need to put in the carpets, seats, and harnesses, and it also needs a transmission cooler. I am going to make up some cards for the doors and sides of the load area, but that may wait until after it is on the road.

    Finances are going to be a limiting factor, as well as time. I have got enough money to get the seats at the moment, but nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK5CortinaEstate View Post
    Well, here is the long awaited update, including the new windows! Just created a new page on the website with all these new photos.


    Alternator gets mounted, along with custom turned crank pulley.




    Windscreen goes in, along with the wipers.




    Drivers side wing, mirror, fuel flap, and both doors go into paint.






    Custom 3D printed centre caps for the front wheels, as originals no longer fitted.




    Templates for the windows are made and test fitted.




    Rear bumper goes into paint, being colour coded to the shell.




    Rear windows are made and fitted. These were cut and thermoformed to the correct curve by Plastics 4 Performance.






    Passenger side wing goes into paint.

    WoW ! That looks fantastic. Great work !

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    Looks fantastic mate. Great work



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    Just added a few more photos to the website, so here they are.


    Rear tailgate going into paint, getting fitted, and window going in.




    Front bumper going into paint and being fitted.




    And, the second Classic Ford magazine photo shoot!


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    Needed to check the gearbox and odometer worked ok, so put the rear wheels in the air and spun them up. Glad to say that it went fine.

    YouTube video

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    Great work mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar of Markoz View Post
    Great work mate.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: 2 door V8 MK5 estate

    It sits very nicely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77tewagon View Post
    It sits very nicely!
    I do love the way it's come out.

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    Just done a big update to the website.


    Rear wiper fitted.




    Air cleaner fitted with offset base to miss HEI distributor.




    Bonnet goes into paint.




    Load area carpet and side panels made and fitted.




    Passenger area carpet and side panels fitted, along with door glass and electric window motors fitted.




    New fuse box for additional circuits.




    Cobra Imola seat fitted in the drivers side.




    Turning the car around on the drive.


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    Default Re: 2 door V8 MK5 estate

    For the seats can you get a mounting kit or did you have to make up something yourself.?

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    I have used the standard Cortina runners, and bolted standard race seat side mounts to them. All went together quite easily.

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    Looking good mate
    Its probably to late now but with the electric window switch I have seen it done where they keep the winder but put a microswitch on either side of it and hold the winder up to go up and down to go down if you know what i mean. Look up icon derelict on YouTube it's a very cool way to do it. But car is killer mate I used to draw two door wagons when I was a kid and always wanted one keep up the good work mate.
    CORTINA FOR LIFE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougie77 View Post
    Looking good mate
    Its probably to late now but with the electric window switch I have seen it done where they keep the winder but put a microswitch on either side of it and hold the winder up to go up and down to go down if you know what i mean. Look up icon derelict on YouTube it's a very cool way to do it. But car is killer mate I used to draw two door wagons when I was a kid and always wanted one keep up the good work mate.
    That sounds really cool. As you say, bit late now. I wouldn't have bothered with electric windows at all, except that the roll car door bars get in the way of the winder. It was OK in certain positions, but you couldn't turn it with the door closed!

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    MOT booked for Monday 13th March! Very excited!

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    hope it goes well!!!

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    Passed! The Cortina is now road legal!

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    Default Re: 2 door V8 MK5 estate

    Congratulations. Enjoy driving it !

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    Thanks!

    At the MOT station.

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    Default Re: 2 door V8 MK5 estate

    Not very good quality, but here is some dash cam footage of the first time on the road for the Cortina.

    YouTube - To MOT

    YouTube - From MOT

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    Default Re: 2 door V8 MK5 estate

    The Cortina had its first public outing at the weekend. Dropped in on the tail end of a pub meet for a local Rod and Custom group that I have been sort of part of for a while.

    It got a good reception. It is currently running quite well, though I do have a few issue to sort out, including a gearbox timing problem.

    Cortina at Sun Inn.jpg

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    Default Re: 2 door V8 MK5 estate

    Looks killer mate

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    Default Re: 2 door V8 MK5 estate

    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar of Markoz View Post
    Looks killer mate
    Thanks. Had it out again today. Pushing it a little more each time I drive it. Tried a hard'ish launch today. That was fun.

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