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Just started scanning a few of my own pictures in, (ABOUT TIME!) came across this mk2,






WONDER WHAT IT WAS LIKE ON CORNERS!!:shake:

dont ya just love it!, this was at Walton on the Naze around 1980 sort of got me thinking, wouldnt it be great to see all these old 70s creations on one thread, these type of mods were all the rage back then, i look back on them now with great respect, think there all great to see & i also would like to see a bit of a comeback on them which is in fact already happening...

If i remember rightly this mk2 came back down to earth & ended up plane cream with sort of weld type wheels & a totally smooth uncluttered v-eighted engine bay, i remember it at one of the late Ken Mears Essex motor shows at the Essex showground, late 80s/early 90s, got the pics but havent got to them yet, anyone know of its fate or can confirm what im thinking?

now come on everybody, lets see those 70s creations, dont be shy, lets see those jack up kits, those sidepipes, the paintjobs, the higher the rear end the better!!

oh yeh & dont forget to check out those savage wheel trims on the escort in the last pic, hands up whos still got some of those in the garage!! :smoke:
 

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this is a mate of ours pauls victor been was a 70s custom then put it away and rebuilt it this is how its come out like i thinks its great

hes still got the original doors from it in the garage with fish scales on the outside and fur trim around the windows haha

 

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this is a mate of ours pauls victor been was a 70s custom then put it away and rebuilt it this is how its come out like i thinks its great

hes still got the original doors from it in the garage with fish scales on the outside and fur trim around the windows haha

brilliant, just what i wanna see, so has the 70s comeback already started?

HERES A FEW MORE......

THE DREAM WEAVER......

THE DREAM WEAVER GRANADA WAS AT THE MAY 78 CHELMSFORD CLUB SHOW, IT WAS PARKED UP THE ROAD NEAR THE FIRE STATION, PRESUMABLY BECAUSE OF A LACK OF SPACE AT THE VENUE!, DIG THEM DEFRACTION TAPE NAME STICKERS!.......

THIS 105E WAS AT THE SHOW OUTSIDE THE MARQUEE.......

CHECK OUT THE WHEELY WHEELS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE JACK UP KIT!!

ALSO THERE WAS THIS IMPALA.......


& INSIDE THE TENT WAS THE STAR STUDDED SHAM, ONLY TIME I EVER SAW THAT CAR........


I SPOTTED THIS MK3 CORTINA ON THE WAY TO ALLY PALLY 79, (I TOOK THE PIC FROM INSIDE ANOTHER MK3)


& THIS BLACK CAPRI WAS TAKEN IN BROOMFIELD IN 79, IT WAS BUILT BY BARRY SPARHAM WHO ALSO BUILT A CHOPPED WHITE A30/35 WITH MK1 CORTINA REAR LIGHTS THAT WAS ABOUT IN THE EARLY 80S.


& THIS RED ONE BUILT BY MARINE COACHWORKS WAS TAKEN AT WALTON ON THE NAZE AT AROUND THE SAME TIME AS THE HIKED MK2.........


.............ENJOY...:smoke:
 

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Good ole 70s when it really kicked off in the UK mainstream. But there was a few British cars customised in the early 60s. A few around Southend area i remember. Mostly Mk 2 Zodiacs etc wish i had some pictures of them. Mark.
 

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My mk3 Cortina as it is now



Will be jacked up & styled in a 70's way but with a bit of modern styleee. The best of both worlds I guess.
 

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My mk3 Cortina as it is now



Will be jacked up & styled in a 70's way but with a bit of modern styleee. The best of both worlds I guess.
lovely stuff, get on with it........
 

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I LOVE seventies customs.
In fact I think I'm gonna build one.
Yes, that's it. I'm definitely gonna build one.
Here's the Satisfaction Cortina, which has been sat on my mate's four post lift for the last 1000 years.

Sorry about the crap photo.
Another mate has just got a chopped Mk1 Escort van on the road. Jacked up, 3ltr V6, Jag axle, the works.

The '70s - it's the future.
 

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This is my mate Peters Anglia.



A relitivaly new build but in the traditional 70,s stylee.
I just wish he would ditch the Centrelines for some Slot Mags.

This is how I built the wifes 64 Bug about 3 or 4 years ago.



Traditional 70's US Cal Look.
Had a Deep dish Grant Buggy wheel for a while & was gona have pram bars.
But its her car & it now has been done resto Cal instead.
You know.....Dropped, early steels, roof rack, accesorys, etc.....Boo Hoo.

Was thinking of some 70's ideas for my Karmann Ghia.
i.e. Fun Fur trim & a Laced roof.
But then theres Cal Look, Hot Rod, Tiki, AAAAAAR.
What ta doooo ?
 

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GREAT STUFF ANDY, LIKE THE STYLE ON BOTH, BUT TEND TO AGREE ABOUT THE POP WHEELS, IVE SEEN THAT POP ABOUT & WHEN THAT METALFLAKE CATCHES THE SUNLIGHT ITS AMAZING!! :smoke:
 

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Then of course there were jag rear ends
 

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Isnt the 4th pic Johny Best rip snortin, TVR eating, 12.55 timing ticket holding, big block mopar Humber???
HAVENT GOT A CLUE WHOS THAT HUMBER IS/WAS I HAVE JUST AQUIRED THOSE PICS & I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THEY WERE TAKE, ANY IDEAS?

I WILL BE POSTING MORE SOON.....:smoke:
 

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Hi Mopar, Love your photos, I'm a fanatical collector of old British car made customs so often 'borrow' your pictures. Used to post quite a lot on NSRA, so I'd better start on here. Here's a few more old photos of the Humber.
Bob (hurnleft)
 

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hi mopar, love your photos, i'm a fanatical collector of old british car made customs so often 'borrow' your pictures. Used to post quite a lot on nsra, so i'd better start on here. Here's a few more old photos of the humber.
Bob (hurnleft)
excellent, didnt know it was that one!!, is it still about?

Look forward to more pics....
 

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70S STYLE AT MERSEA TODAY, ER SORRY YESTERDAY!! :smoke:
 

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