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  • Yesterday, 19:38
    chop top mk2
    i really dont like the idea but to be fair it never felt finished in side and any way the floors where getting marked up with getting in and out.
  • Yesterday, 18:55
    blackpopracing
    How did you feel covering all that nice painted quilted floor with the dynamat? must have been a little bit gutting to cover it over.
  • Yesterday, 18:52
    chop top mk2
    yes that is one of the jobs on the list.
    i have had some really silly quotes for wrapping the bumpers in chrome ( 350 quid ) and also for having the bumpers chromed ( 750/1400 ) so i think i am going to paint them in the alsa chrome. with doing them in the paint i can also do the front grill and rear light frames.
    theres still a few more parts in the engine bay that are going purple instead of the copper colour.
  • Yesterday, 13:27
    blackpopracing
    You need to get the cortina script back to chrome as well.........
  • 23-02-2020, 17:03
    chop top mk2
    finally got my lap top to down load some pics.
    just going to put a load of pics on and then explain whats been going on.





















    sorted out the flexi,s for the pedal box and got that fitted and in the process i have now put dyno mat on the floor pans as i am now going to fit a little bit of carpet . i have had the center bearing made for the crank where the layshaft of the gear box locates and the gearbox has now been topped up with fresh oil ready to be mounted on the engine during the week.
    i took the intake manifold of because it looked like it was cracked but as it turned out it was just the paint that had a crack in it so i stripped it all off and painted it purple just to tone the engine bay down abit.
    i have also stripped the wrap of the wheels and wing mirrors and with the exhaust back on i was able to fit the wheels and get the tina off the axle stands. it does look way better with out the copper wrap.
    the plan this week is to get the engine and box back in by saturday, connect up the clutch, make sure it works ok and then get the engine ready to run.
  • 09-02-2020, 19:56
    chop top mk2
    underside is now stone chipped and the gearbox painted so were moving in the right direction. phone wont load photos at the moment so no pics im afaid.
  • 08-02-2020, 19:36
    chop top mk2
    yes i know what you mean guys, it seemed a good idea at the time but sometimes less is more.

    got the under side painted today so it just a bit of stone chipping tomorrow and its done. in between painting today i masked up the gearbox so tomorrow i will chuck some paint on it and hopefully in the next week or two it can start going back together.
  • 02-02-2020, 22:57
    68roadrunner
    It looked like an "Indian bizarre" with all that ****** on it after all that work, im liking the toning down idea mate and the chrome, well done for sticking it out.
    Needs a vinyl roof LOL
  • 02-02-2020, 22:30
    blackpopracing
    I think it will look better. IMO the copper kinda spoilt it but that was only my opinion.
  • 02-02-2020, 19:13
    chop top mk2
    not really had much to show for the last few weeks as life in general is getting in the way but i have seen the light today and made some progress. got the inside painted so it can dry for a few days and then i will get the underside done.
    on the big to do list is turning the cortina back to more of a classic looking car, to do this the copper wrap is coming off and i am going back to chrome. the bumpers are being dropped of tomorrow to be wrapped in chrome and the wrap on the wheels and door mirrors will get removed over the next few weeks, also some of the copper painted parts will be redone in the purple. just want to tone down the overall look of the car.
    get some pics on later in the week.
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