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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from GoGently in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    I apologise about all the beauty shots, I'll get round so some good ol fashined wrenching soon! I just spent the past 3 days cleaning it. I think it was stored in a bodyshop, so caked in dirt.
     

     

     
    Spent a good 4 hours cleaning then polishing then waxing it today. There's a few little niggles;
     
    Brakes - There are none. at all. Reservoir is full of fluid, but pedal goes straight to the floor. I guess I'll just do a full rebuild anyway for peace of mind.
     
    Oil pressure light - flickers when idling, goes out at higher revs. It's a little low on oil so I'm hoping a top up and maybe a new oil pressure switch will sort that out?
     
    Ignition gubbins - I always do this when I get something as they're all so cheap and easy to do. I think it's got a bit of a misfire as it's got an irregular drum beat. So points, condenser, rotor arm, dizzy cap, leads, plugs, coil too for good measure.
     
    Exhaust. It's rotten. blowing from a few places. Replacement needed. But I hate to buy a new standard exhaust when I want a twin exit. I might get crafty with the welder, maybe This is why I need a tig welder! 
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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from fordperv in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    I apologise about all the beauty shots, I'll get round so some good ol fashined wrenching soon! I just spent the past 3 days cleaning it. I think it was stored in a bodyshop, so caked in dirt.
     

     

     
    Spent a good 4 hours cleaning then polishing then waxing it today. There's a few little niggles;
     
    Brakes - There are none. at all. Reservoir is full of fluid, but pedal goes straight to the floor. I guess I'll just do a full rebuild anyway for peace of mind.
     
    Oil pressure light - flickers when idling, goes out at higher revs. It's a little low on oil so I'm hoping a top up and maybe a new oil pressure switch will sort that out?
     
    Ignition gubbins - I always do this when I get something as they're all so cheap and easy to do. I think it's got a bit of a misfire as it's got an irregular drum beat. So points, condenser, rotor arm, dizzy cap, leads, plugs, coil too for good measure.
     
    Exhaust. It's rotten. blowing from a few places. Replacement needed. But I hate to buy a new standard exhaust when I want a twin exit. I might get crafty with the welder, maybe This is why I need a tig welder! 
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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from fordperv in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    I spent the morning cleaning it, there seems to be underseal overspray all over it, it's been a nightmare to get off. I managed to clean just under half of it before it started raining. I also cleaned out the interior which cleaned up pretty well. Really need to get a fuel filler flap painted up.
     

     

     

     

     

     
    The interior needs another clean, it's like the first clean is to dislodge the dirt, then you have to go over it again. The carpet has faded to green too in lots of places, It has spent most of it's life in the sun. I'll have to dye it a darker brown.
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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from fordperv in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    It's here!  
     

     

     

     
    Someone's robbed me wheel!
     

     
    Ah no there it is Really weird.
     

     
    Doesn't take long for one of the cats to take up residence
     

     

     

     

     

     
    Then it got dark, so proper pics will have to wait till tomorrow.
     
    This shows it is from Switzerland, from the history it looks like it was serviced in the garage it was bought new in up till 2000.
     


    Now the starter seems to have packed in, or got stuck. I'll have to whack it with a big ammer tomorrow see if that gets it going.
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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from fordperv in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    It's been a hell of a weekend! 800 miles in my trusty Mondeo. 300 on saturday, Half of which towing another mondeo my friend bought.
     

     

     
    Then a 500 mile round trip (499.5 to be exact) to Southend on Sea to collect a GXL interior Converted my Mondeo to van mode by removing the rear seats. I was hoping to put the cortina rear bench where the mondeo one sat, but it was too wide! 
     

     
    Then I found a vulcan! I love the vulcan, I can't believe I'll never see one in the skies again though  
     

     

     

     
    After collecting the bits we spent the evening in Southend, which was actually a lot of fun. Wasted a few quid on the 2p machines
     

     
     
    Then the next day the chap who bought the cavalier came to collect it, he couldn't stop smiling which makes me really happy. I was so scared that it might end up going to someone who'd break it or not look after it. So I feel much better.
     

     

     

     

     
    So off she goes. I'm a little sad, but happy that the Taunus is coming soon. My mum thinks there'll be time to clean the drive! oooopsy!
     
    After that I decided to unload the car, and check my loot  
     
    10 door cards in all, sadly I still need to find a drivers front.
     

     
    Absolutely minty mint parcel shelf
     

     
    and some great condition seats, a couple of little tears but hopefully it won't be too expensive to get them repaired.
     

     

     
    I'm still exhausted, that was a hell of a weekend!  My transport guy is going for the Taunus tomorrow, so expect lots of piccies soon
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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from fordperv in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    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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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from tapir in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    I apologise about all the beauty shots, I'll get round so some good ol fashined wrenching soon! I just spent the past 3 days cleaning it. I think it was stored in a bodyshop, so caked in dirt.
     

     

     
    Spent a good 4 hours cleaning then polishing then waxing it today. There's a few little niggles;
     
    Brakes - There are none. at all. Reservoir is full of fluid, but pedal goes straight to the floor. I guess I'll just do a full rebuild anyway for peace of mind.
     
    Oil pressure light - flickers when idling, goes out at higher revs. It's a little low on oil so I'm hoping a top up and maybe a new oil pressure switch will sort that out?
     
    Ignition gubbins - I always do this when I get something as they're all so cheap and easy to do. I think it's got a bit of a misfire as it's got an irregular drum beat. So points, condenser, rotor arm, dizzy cap, leads, plugs, coil too for good measure.
     
    Exhaust. It's rotten. blowing from a few places. Replacement needed. But I hate to buy a new standard exhaust when I want a twin exit. I might get crafty with the welder, maybe This is why I need a tig welder! 
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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from catsinthewelder in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    It's here!  
     

     

     

     
    Someone's robbed me wheel!
     

     
    Ah no there it is Really weird.
     

     
    Doesn't take long for one of the cats to take up residence
     

     

     

     

     

     
    Then it got dark, so proper pics will have to wait till tomorrow.
     
    This shows it is from Switzerland, from the history it looks like it was serviced in the garage it was bought new in up till 2000.
     


    Now the starter seems to have packed in, or got stuck. I'll have to whack it with a big ammer tomorrow see if that gets it going.
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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from Magnificent Rustbucket in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    I apologise about all the beauty shots, I'll get round so some good ol fashined wrenching soon! I just spent the past 3 days cleaning it. I think it was stored in a bodyshop, so caked in dirt.
     

     

     
    Spent a good 4 hours cleaning then polishing then waxing it today. There's a few little niggles;
     
    Brakes - There are none. at all. Reservoir is full of fluid, but pedal goes straight to the floor. I guess I'll just do a full rebuild anyway for peace of mind.
     
    Oil pressure light - flickers when idling, goes out at higher revs. It's a little low on oil so I'm hoping a top up and maybe a new oil pressure switch will sort that out?
     
    Ignition gubbins - I always do this when I get something as they're all so cheap and easy to do. I think it's got a bit of a misfire as it's got an irregular drum beat. So points, condenser, rotor arm, dizzy cap, leads, plugs, coil too for good measure.
     
    Exhaust. It's rotten. blowing from a few places. Replacement needed. But I hate to buy a new standard exhaust when I want a twin exit. I might get crafty with the welder, maybe This is why I need a tig welder! 
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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from Magnificent Rustbucket in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    I spent the morning cleaning it, there seems to be underseal overspray all over it, it's been a nightmare to get off. I managed to clean just under half of it before it started raining. I also cleaned out the interior which cleaned up pretty well. Really need to get a fuel filler flap painted up.
     

     

     

     

     

     
    The interior needs another clean, it's like the first clean is to dislodge the dirt, then you have to go over it again. The carpet has faded to green too in lots of places, It has spent most of it's life in the sun. I'll have to dye it a darker brown.
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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from Magnificent Rustbucket in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    It's here!  
     

     

     

     
    Someone's robbed me wheel!
     

     
    Ah no there it is Really weird.
     

     
    Doesn't take long for one of the cats to take up residence
     

     

     

     

     

     
    Then it got dark, so proper pics will have to wait till tomorrow.
     
    This shows it is from Switzerland, from the history it looks like it was serviced in the garage it was bought new in up till 2000.
     


    Now the starter seems to have packed in, or got stuck. I'll have to whack it with a big ammer tomorrow see if that gets it going.
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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from Magnificent Rustbucket in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    It's been a hell of a weekend! 800 miles in my trusty Mondeo. 300 on saturday, Half of which towing another mondeo my friend bought.
     

     

     
    Then a 500 mile round trip (499.5 to be exact) to Southend on Sea to collect a GXL interior Converted my Mondeo to van mode by removing the rear seats. I was hoping to put the cortina rear bench where the mondeo one sat, but it was too wide! 
     

     
    Then I found a vulcan! I love the vulcan, I can't believe I'll never see one in the skies again though  
     

     

     

     
    After collecting the bits we spent the evening in Southend, which was actually a lot of fun. Wasted a few quid on the 2p machines
     

     
     
    Then the next day the chap who bought the cavalier came to collect it, he couldn't stop smiling which makes me really happy. I was so scared that it might end up going to someone who'd break it or not look after it. So I feel much better.
     

     

     

     

     
    So off she goes. I'm a little sad, but happy that the Taunus is coming soon. My mum thinks there'll be time to clean the drive! oooopsy!
     
    After that I decided to unload the car, and check my loot  
     
    10 door cards in all, sadly I still need to find a drivers front.
     

     
    Absolutely minty mint parcel shelf
     

     
    and some great condition seats, a couple of little tears but hopefully it won't be too expensive to get them repaired.
     

     

     
    I'm still exhausted, that was a hell of a weekend!  My transport guy is going for the Taunus tomorrow, so expect lots of piccies soon
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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from Magnificent Rustbucket in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    I had someone come to view the car today, and they've made a pretty decent offer and they're going to leave a deposit tomorrow. They're really local too which makes things pretty easy so sort out. They've got a lovely mk3 cav too so It's going to a good home.
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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from Magnificent Rustbucket in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    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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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from Magnificent Rustbucket in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    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.
     

     
    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
     

     
     
    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!
     


     

     

     

     
    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
     

     

     
     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.     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   So that's all my crap so far, the reason I'm skint
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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from chaseracer in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    Looks more like The Riker to me
     

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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    I apologise about all the beauty shots, I'll get round so some good ol fashined wrenching soon! I just spent the past 3 days cleaning it. I think it was stored in a bodyshop, so caked in dirt.
     

     

     
    Spent a good 4 hours cleaning then polishing then waxing it today. There's a few little niggles;
     
    Brakes - There are none. at all. Reservoir is full of fluid, but pedal goes straight to the floor. I guess I'll just do a full rebuild anyway for peace of mind.
     
    Oil pressure light - flickers when idling, goes out at higher revs. It's a little low on oil so I'm hoping a top up and maybe a new oil pressure switch will sort that out?
     
    Ignition gubbins - I always do this when I get something as they're all so cheap and easy to do. I think it's got a bit of a misfire as it's got an irregular drum beat. So points, condenser, rotor arm, dizzy cap, leads, plugs, coil too for good measure.
     
    Exhaust. It's rotten. blowing from a few places. Replacement needed. But I hate to buy a new standard exhaust when I want a twin exit. I might get crafty with the welder, maybe This is why I need a tig welder! 
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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from Faker in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    I apologise about all the beauty shots, I'll get round so some good ol fashined wrenching soon! I just spent the past 3 days cleaning it. I think it was stored in a bodyshop, so caked in dirt.
     

     

     
    Spent a good 4 hours cleaning then polishing then waxing it today. There's a few little niggles;
     
    Brakes - There are none. at all. Reservoir is full of fluid, but pedal goes straight to the floor. I guess I'll just do a full rebuild anyway for peace of mind.
     
    Oil pressure light - flickers when idling, goes out at higher revs. It's a little low on oil so I'm hoping a top up and maybe a new oil pressure switch will sort that out?
     
    Ignition gubbins - I always do this when I get something as they're all so cheap and easy to do. I think it's got a bit of a misfire as it's got an irregular drum beat. So points, condenser, rotor arm, dizzy cap, leads, plugs, coil too for good measure.
     
    Exhaust. It's rotten. blowing from a few places. Replacement needed. But I hate to buy a new standard exhaust when I want a twin exit. I might get crafty with the welder, maybe This is why I need a tig welder! 
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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from holbeck in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    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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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from holbeck in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    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.
     

     
    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
     

     
     
    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!
     


     

     

     

     
    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
     

     

     
     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.     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   So that's all my crap so far, the reason I'm skint
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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from trigger in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    Sorry for the total lack of updates, but truth be told there hasn't been any. I'm absolutely skint so can't do anything with any of them. In some good news though I got a really good quote for insuring the Taunus at £600 so that's going to be insured pretty soon I hope. Just need to get it an MOT. For which it'll need a little welding, but can't do that as my gas reg won't seal. So pretty irritating all round. Oh and the 2 front tyres on the Taunus went totally flat. So if anyone's got any tyres suitable for a 13x6 wheel let me know  
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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from garycox in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    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.
     

     
    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
     

     
     
    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!
     


     

     

     

     
    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
     

     

     
     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.     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   So that's all my crap so far, the reason I'm skint
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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from brickwall in New members, introduce yourself here.   
    Hi everyone, another brought here by the Base model sierra thread, I knew about the car from flickr but I had to join up here when I heard of what was going on! Though I'm surprised I didn't already have an account here.
     
    My current cars are:
     
    99 Mondeo Mk2 
    72 Cortina Mk3
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    ChristinaGXL got a reaction from ShiteRider in Christina's uhh.. collection...   
    Looks more like The Riker to me
     

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