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  • 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
    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
    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.
  • 18-01-2020, 17:50
    chop top mk2
    it will never be done this car.
  • 18-01-2020, 17:19
    are you finished once the paintings done
  • 18-01-2020, 16:56
    chop top mk2
    been fairly busy this week.
    finished up all the gearbox tunnel pieces, also cut an excess hole into the side of the trans tunnel so i can get at the slave cylinder for the clutch and made up a cover plate.

    looking very dusty at the moment.

    today been on with masking up the inside for paint as everything is going to be sprayed back purple even though i am going to put carpets on the floors just to cut down some of the road noise.

    next job is a load of sanding.
  • 08-01-2020, 23:15
    Quote Originally Posted by chop top mk2 View Post
    bit more done.
    made up the next piece ,

    over the last few years the garage seems to get really cold (or i could just being getting old ) so over the last few months we have been installing a fire with a back boiler so later on we could plumb in a few radiators. today was the day when we could finally fire it up.

    what a difference , its going to make working in winter alot better.
    If I want to warm my garage up, I go for a drive in the truck, when it gets back in garage, shut doors, temp in garage goes up by about 5 degrees!
  • 08-01-2020, 09:51
    Quote Originally Posted by 296moon View Post
    Could you show a pic of the formers used on the bead roller please.....................
    check out page 61 onwards I reckon he hasn't changed the way he does it since
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