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#1 OFFLINE   ChristinaGXL

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:19 PM

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Hi! I figured from my collection of crap I really ought to have a thread here. I hope they're shite enough...

 

I suppose I should start with the one that actually gets used.

 

99 Ford Mondeo Mk2 Zetec - Special gaffer tape free edition.

 

Just a regular old 1.8 Mondeo, I fitted the 2.0 camshafts and MAF, throttlebody and ECU to give it a little more pep. And a full leather interior from a Ghia X I bought for £80 from copart. And it was rescued from a scrapyard.

 

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She shines up really nicely though I do love it. Though unfortunately it does get left out a little thanks to the other cars. I've got a zetec S bodykit for it but I'm feeling evil for removing original crack free bumpers. Unless anyone here needs some then I'll feel better :)

 

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Next up is my Mk3 Cortina, a lowly 1300L but much to all of your disgust I'm sure I'll be making it into a 2000 GXL. Now, I have good reason for this though. A few years back these were pretty easy to pick up for a non insane price, but now that's just not possible. So I got my Mk3 while I had the chance, and seeing the prices of them it's probably the only chance I'd have gotten. It's been my dream car for forever so I'm just going to build it to my spec.

 

So far I've been doing lots of welding to her, inner wing repairs, replaced the lower portion of the A pillar inside and out, most of the passenger footwell and jacking point, all of the edge of the floor, the lower B pillar, and I'm almost ready to spot weld in the inner and outer sills. Then it's wheeltub/arch repairs (maybe the full quarter) then valances boot floors etc etc etc etc. Basically everything it's a rotbox!

 

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I'll dig out some better pictures / take some more of this one soon so you can see the whole thing. The weather has been pretty unpredictable as of late so it's been a little tricky.

 

 

Next up is my Mk1 Cavalier 1600GL with added 400cc.

 

I rescued this one from a garden in wales, looked awful but I couldn't let it just sit there. My dad had an ascona and it's the first car I remember. Asconas are too pricey now so I thought I'd be happy enough with the Mk1 cav. After all after the ascona he had a mk2 then a mk3 cavalier. 

 

Here she is as I found it

 

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And how she is today. Admittedly the paint isn't much better but I think it looks quite cool. Interior is a little shredded too, but it's absolutely solid. These are known for chassis rails that just dissolve and this car was ziebarted from new so it's absolutely mint underneath, except for a tiny section towards the rear of the sill. There's some surface rust around the body and a couple of small holes at the bottom corners of the rear window. I renewed all of the ignition parts and did a quick rebuild of the carb and got her running, and it's absolutely spot on. But this one now has to go, I've saved her from no doubt rotting into the floor but I got presented with the chance to get the next car underneath which I couldn't say no to being a Cortina gal at heart. I did sell it on ebay but as usual the buyer decided to just mess me around for 2 weeks. It's a bloody joke.
 
 
So onto the reason for it being kicked out: 
 
1982 Ford Taunus 2.0 Ghia. I think it was new in Switzerland and was originally a 2.0 V6, it's now a 2.3 V6 and has power steering and about everything you could put on a family car in 1982. So maybe not shite, but eh.
 
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Looks really lovely in Venus gold too. There's a few photos on flickr of it too but I won't post them without permission. Only problem is she's still up in Scotland. The money from selling the cavalier was supposed to pay for it's transport back down here. But of course one thing can royally screw up everything. So if you know anyone who wants a mk1 cav do let me know ;)
 
 
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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:49 PM

Blimey.

 

That is all.


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:52 PM

Pete C up in Lancashire seems to be cornering the market in Mk3 Tina GXL's, been watching his builds on youtube, not bad, but can do without the air guitar bits. Top fleet there BTW, rare to see a non gaffertape Mk2 Mondeo


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:52 PM

Welcome along!  Don't worry about the mods on your cars, most of us can/will/have done stuff, we're not rivet counters!

 

How much for the Cav?


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#5 OFFLINE   Cheggers

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:54 PM

Welcome, I can see you fitting in nicely with a collection like that
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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:56 PM

Oh wow. You're going to fit right in on here and no mistake :-D

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:56 PM

Very nice cars you've got!
I love the mk3 Cortina and think it's a great idea to make it into the car you want instead of going back to original, I'm doing something similar with a mk2 Capri at the moment.

The Taunus is a nice car too, how did it end up in the UK though?
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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:59 PM

Crikey! That's an astonishing collection. Though the mix of conventional and aero blades on the Mondeo is doing strange things to my brain. The Cavalier is absolutely remarkable though. Well saved.

 

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#9 OFFLINE   ChristinaGXL

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:59 PM

Pete C up in Lancashire seems to be cornering the market in Mk3 Tina GXL's, been watching his builds on youtube, not bad, but can do without the air guitar bits. Top fleet there BTW, rare to see a non gaffertape Mk2 Mondeo

 

Haha yes he's not far from here, I've seen his cars in person they are impeccable. 

 

Welcome along!  Don't worry about the mods on your cars, most of us can/will/have done stuff, we're not rivet counters!

 

How much for the Cav?

 

Well that's good! I'm hoping to get close to £500 for the cavalier, it'll cover the transport for the Taunus and leave a little leftover.


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#10 OFFLINE   ChristinaGXL

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:06 PM

Crikey! That's an astonishing collection. Though the mix of conventional and aero blades on the Mondeo is doing strange things to my brain. The Cavalier is absolutely remarkable though. Well saved.

 

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I've hated those aeroblades for about forever. Only on there by necessity :( They need replacing. I was given a NOS motorcraft mondeo branded wiper blade so I had to fit it, even though it's not much better. I guess 16+ year old rubber has gone a little dicky.


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:06 PM

Cav looks great just the way it is, you did just enough to that one.  Looks like some hefty work happening to the coke bottle Cortina too, definitely a labour of love to replace that much metal.



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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:19 PM

Welcome, top chod there !!!!!!!!! Need more gaffer tape though.


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:34 PM

Nice to see you on here Christina!


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:48 PM

What a brilliant collection of cars! Struggling to pic a fave, but the gold taunus just shaves it.
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Posted 05 April 2016 - 09:03 PM

Fantastic collection.

Got a soft spot for the old Cortina myself.

 

Best of luck welding that MK3 up,

don't worry about turning it from a 1300 to a 2000 GXL,

you're putting the effort into it,so build it how you like.



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Posted 05 April 2016 - 09:07 PM

Just brilliant.   Don't expect there will be much said against Plan GXL either.   Its what I would be doing, TBH.   

 

Will be upset if you don't eventually get a pic of it in front of that office block, though!


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 09:19 PM

It's hardly as if a non-standard Ford is some form of sacrilege, and if it goes around OSF tax it's all good.

 

Mighty fine collection - only thing you don't have is a Sierra!


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 09:27 PM

Oh yes I'll be taking a few cars back there! It's the Triad building on top of the strand shopping centre in Bootle. Pure 70s It'll be perfect. I just about remember the original multi storey car park in the same grotesque concrete style, It used to terrify me as the lift was tiny and noisy and had a window for some odd reason. It was creepy. Was demolished when I was 4 so must have been a powerful memory. I remember being in my dads mk2 cavalier on the very top. Buildings like that used to be everywhere but are slowly disappearing. The royal liverpool hospital is the same. I love the style now though. So hideous :P 


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 09:28 PM

Cool. Here are mine. Lot of cortina love on here.
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Posted 05 April 2016 - 10:51 PM

Enjoyed hearing about your cars. My second car was a blue 1300 cavalier mk1 which I inherited off my grandad. It felt quite modern at the time. Please keep us updated on your progress of your fleet. I really need to learn how to weld!
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Posted 06 April 2016 - 12:25 AM

lovely collection, love the mk2 mondeo there getting thin on the ground too



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Posted 06 April 2016 - 03:46 AM

I have fond memories of the Cortina.

 

If our family shite of choice back in the day - Allegro, Morris 1800, Mini or Hillman Imp - FTP en route to a holiday destination we would hire a car, last minute kinda thing.

Invariably, the hire car was a lovely new Cortina.

 

I particularly remember a gorgeous yellow mark three and a couple of mark4/5s in sales rep red.


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 05:34 AM

Hello and welcome nice collection of motors
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Posted 06 April 2016 - 06:11 AM

Welcome!! That's a nice collection there! Do keep us updated on their progress.

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 06:20 AM

Welcome along, kwality choice of motors you have there.


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 07:02 AM

Nice collection! The Cortina looks better for all that new metal!


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 07:49 AM

I have a T-shirt for [watching] metal being re-inserted into our Mk3. 'Squeezy bottle/fire extinguisher Hons.' ;)

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 08:59 AM

Any chance of some interior shots of those lovvverly motors?


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 09:08 AM

I had a Mondeo like that way back in the mists of time but it was a 2.0. The floor fell out and that was that really, a shame 'cos I quite liked it.

 

Welcome along :)


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 12:28 PM

Thanks for the welcomes :) 

I'll get some interior pics of the mondeo when it's been cleaned out, it's a bit of a tip in there at the moment. Also the mk3 has no interior at the moment, and the Taunus is in scotland so can't get any of that. But here's the cav, I have no idea how this has happened in 43k miles. Poor materials? 

 

It's a really nicely designed interior, the car is surprisingly small though, a fair bit smaller than the cortina. I'm pretty tall and I find it's a little too small for me. Pedals are a little too close.

 

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