Cortina GXL restoration PT 12
Pt 12 of the restoration of a Ford Cortina 1971 GXL (early model) .
Discovered in a field in Essex. Abandoned for 24 years. Left in the open,
exposed at the mercy of the elements. Left for dead. Dismissed by critics
as too far gone. Only a mad man would attempt it. Beyond the pale. Scary.
Rusty. Riddled. Overtaken by mice and hazelnuts. Chassis holding on for
dear life. The last dying moments. The reaper only inches away. The sickels
mad swipe, she could have been lost forever. .... and then....came the
This is the story, the full story of a mission impossible. A story of
resolve. A story of creativity, one mans vision against the odds to hatch a
plan to rescue one of the early survivors. A true gem. A real rarity. She
will be re-built. This is total commitment. Maxium power. This is
attricion. This is full throttle. This is round the clock. Non-Stop
FORD CORTINA 1971 GXL
Please see previos pt 1-12 for detailed information on this incredible
Ford Cortina Mk3 GXL restoration PT3(2)
contination of my Mk3 resto, this film is longer at 30 mins, and shows N/S
floor pan prep, inner and outer sill work and work on the b pillar.PLEASE
NOTE DONT USE A ANGLE GRINDER WITHOUT A GUARD ON, THIS FILM WRONGLY SHOWS
ME USING A GRINDER WITHOUT GUARD. I HAVE SINCE FIXED THE BOLT ON GUARD AND
RE FITTED. VERY DANGEROUS. ALSO BROKEN GRINDING DISCS CAN FLY OFF AT HIGH
SPEED INTO YOUR FACE, WHICH CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY. PLEASE OBSERVE ALL
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS. I WAS LUCKY. I APOLOGISE FOR PUBLISHING THE VIDEO WITH
THE GUARD OFF, I DO TAKE SAFETY VERY SERIOUSLEY.
Cortina restoration pt43
Mk3 Ford Cortina GXL 1971, PNO 922K 'Swampy' In this video we fit the
Nearside quarter wing and wheel housing.
cortina GXL restoration pt4.avi
pt4 of my restoration video of mk3 Ford cortian GXL. In this film i am
preparing the lower part of the whel housing, putting new metal in in order
that I can close up the inner and outer sill repairs.
Cortina GXL restoration PT 16.avi
pt16, the start of a breakdown? Copper pipe air guitar. The stress takes
it';s toll and I have to play guitar with the help of AC/DC (and I dont
mean the current and voltage on the welder!)
Cortina GXL restoration PT 20
part 20 of the GXL restoration. Please see previous videos for full story.
We are heading towards the completion of the offside floor, inner sill and
'A' and 'B' post sections.
Cortina GXL restoration PT11
Ford Cortina restoration, PT 11 of the fun. On this you will see me cutting
off the old O/S sills. Please refer to previous parts 1-10 for more info on
this story. Thanks for all your replies they help me get thru the dark
times in the shed.
Ford Cortina GXL Rebuild EP1 PT1 (1 of 3)
Due to youtube i'm restricted to 15 min videos. Sorry about this. Its due
to copyright issues on songs. Not sure why they changed the policy. Ok,
here we have the first installment of the rebuild video. As im now
re-assembling all the components I'm calling it rebuild- not resto for the
next phase of videos. EP50 is the last film of the old series and will be
uploaded once the shell is back. After that we are on reuild 1, 2,3 etc,
with each film is in 3 or 4 parts (due to 15 mins restriction) On this
first film we see also see some work on my Green GXL, as well as the normal
restoration work on swampy. If there are more votes and views I'm not sure
if this helps the channel with the upload restriction. Im thinking of
making a fa
cortina restoration pt46
Trial fit of front screen was a success. Bulkhead now beginning to be
welded in. Starting on front end rebuild. Our advice is to watch all films
in thier entirety in order not to miss hidden gems. Please comment on the
films. Thanks Cortina fans.