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#121 OFFLINE   Angrydicky

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:58 AM

Not my pictures. Suspect the MoT man has told him it will never pass again!

 

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#122 OFFLINE   Dick Longbridge

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 09:19 AM

Much as The Cardinal has been, that 'Tina needs saving. It seems a crying shame for it to have got this far, and then just to be left to sink into the ground.
On an aside, I'm surprised the tarmac crew haven't done a 'clean up' of the contents of the field, if the photos have been plastered all over social media :/
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#123 ONLINE   sierraman

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 01:18 PM

The optimist in me thinks hopefully it's just off the road for another bout of undersealing. As you say No doubt someone who can't spell will be along with a hi-ab to stick it on eBay.

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 01:25 PM

Much as The Cardinal has been, that 'Tina needs saving. It seems a crying shame for it to have got this far, and then just to be left to sink into the ground.
On an aside, I'm surprised the tarmac crew haven't done a 'clean up' of the contents of the field, if the photos have been plastered all over social media :/

The difference is that the Buttery Biscuit Base is both seriously rare, and also amazingly solid. Sure it needed some welding, but it was very original and hadn't been too got at.

 

This Cortina estate? Sadly it looks to be a patchwork quilt underneath (to the extent that the rear end has sagged and the rear door shuts have closed up) and it's full of filler. Oh, and it's nowhere near as rare as a grey grille MK1 Sierra.

 

I wouldn't bother with it, and I'm perfectly willing to weld up plenty of cars that other people wouldn't bother with. When the rear end has collapsed to that extent, it's genuinely not worth fixing on a normal MK5 estate. Hats off to anyone willing to have a go, but I genuinely don't think you'll find anyone to take it on for restoration.


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#125 OFFLINE   Isaac Hunt

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 01:41 PM

Best wait until 2019 ish  and under the new MOT rules "Weeza good to go m8".  Might have to do some explaining to the West Mids PD though if you tried to trundle it without a good t-cut and polish.


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 01:52 PM

Well you say that it'd look dodgy/unsafe/unroadworthy with no MOT when exempted, but tbh it looked very suspicious when it did have an MOT!
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#127 OFFLINE   Dick Longbridge

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 02:43 PM

The difference is that the Buttery Biscuit Base is both seriously rare, and also amazingly solid. Sure it needed some welding, but it was very original and hadn't been too got at.
 
This Cortina estate? Sadly it looks to be a patchwork quilt underneath (to the extent that the rear end has sagged and the rear door shuts have closed up) and it's full of filler. Oh, and it's nowhere near as rare as a grey grille MK1 Sierra.
 
I wouldn't bother with it, and I'm perfectly willing to weld up plenty of cars that other people wouldn't bother with. When the rear end has collapsed to that extent, it's genuinely not worth fixing on a normal MK5 estate. Hats off to anyone willing to have a go, but I genuinely don't think you'll find anyone to take it on for restoration.


It doesn't need restoring. At all.
It needs the bare minimum doing to it to make it road legal, followed by being proudly paraded around car shows as a 'warts an' all' survivor.
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Posted 17 September 2017 - 03:06 PM

Anyone suggesting it needs saving should just have a think about the kind of person who owns a field/garden full of fetid Cortinas and feral cats, soz for the sweeping generalisation but there is zero percent chance that he will sell.
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Posted 17 September 2017 - 03:31 PM

 there is zero percent chance that he will sell.

 

Especially in a few years when it becomes worth £££££££££££ because OSF YO and MOT exempt, and he KNOWS WAT THESE ARE WURF.

 

While it's remarkable that it has survived this long, it will have patches upon patches four or five deep and pounds of structural wob on board. The kindest thing that can be done for it now is to allow it to sink gently into that field and provide a home for the cats etc.


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 03:43 PM

I reckon the next time you see this thing it will be on top of the other ones on a flatbed, having been scooped out of the by then six foot high vegetation by a payloader after the owner carks it. Hope I'm wrong!
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Posted 17 September 2017 - 04:21 PM

You wouldn't want to banger race it. A normal Cortina folds up like an accordian let alone this Isopon infested article. Still I'd like to see it returned to the road, in fact I'd sooner see it crushed that go to some bum with a beavertail and a boring eBay ad about it being owned by his aunt and him 'knowing what it's worth'.
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Posted 17 September 2017 - 05:18 PM

Jusging by the fact several of the panels have been removed, I can't see that there are any plans to return it to the road sadly.

 

The Mot History really is fascinating though. makes you wonder if any welding was carried out after a failure or if simply more layers of underseal and newspaper were added?


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:01 PM

I think the car with panels removed is a different one, back window is bust. Got to say I think the chances of saggy arse going back on the road are probably already about 19% and declining, however
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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:06 PM

The fact he's (or she) has had it so long and kept it going on the road means they must be very attached to it. So yes, the chance it being sold is very slim.
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Posted 17 March 2018 - 02:00 PM

Thread resurrected... Is this still in the field?

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 08:47 PM

Well I hope it had antifreeze in it. The weight of all the show may well have snapped the arse end off it.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 01:01 PM

I was out walking the dog yesterday and look who I stumbled across!!!!

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 01:11 PM



Poor old thing looks at peace in it's grassy, final resting place.
Having said that, it’ll be MOT exempt in three years, so I’d imagine she’ll be good to go* again when the time comes.
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 01:41 PM

What the fuck does the owner look like?  :shock:


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 01:55 PM

What the fuck does the owner look like? :shock:


Eddie Yates in a string vest...
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:38 PM

I was out walking the dog yesterday and look who I stumbled across!!!!


In this photo it looks like it's ready to go and in daily use, being nearest the gate and facing forwards!
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:51 PM

If they're outside, imagine what's in the garages! Something even less waterproof?

 

It does look like the Cortina is permanently parked though and the Micra gets driven in and out going by the tyre tracks.



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 06:35 PM

I wonder if he has a brother in Warwickshire? I spotted this pair yesterday not far from Gaydon.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:10 PM

I'd love to see what the 'excessive welding' looks like on this.

Must be a work in progress as the wings are back on and its moved
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:20 AM

I'm disappointed by how good the house looks. I expected someone with a collection of decaying Cortinas to live in a tumbledown old farmhouse with no roof and the windows falling out. I always imagined the owner as looking like Claude Greengrass (RIP) but now I'm not so sure.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:23 AM

I did think ^this^, the house looks pretty nice, you expect the owner of a car like that to live in a half falling down shack made from milk crates and scavenged greenhouse panels.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:27 PM

Fairly sure its so bent at the back because some clown has probably gone 10/10ths with cutting the grot out instead of doing it a bit of a time. I'm not sure you could even put that right, there's no datum any more to accurately measure.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:22 PM

It would be great if the owner signed up here. Imagine getting the full story on the warped estate, I'd absolutely hit that up with my biggest and veiniest LIKE.
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