Bulkhead lower (footwell) repair, rear lower quarter weld/braze work, washer bottle and battery bracket fitment, stripping of XL for spares, removal of repair sextions from XL. Dont forget there are 48 other videos covering the whole project.
Ford Cortina MK3 GXL restoration Episode 49 PT 3A
trim fitting, trim alignment, panel gap alignment . Sorry about the delay
we are back on with the restoration but on less days. We are coming close
to being finished on the shell, perhaps by EP49 pt 6 we may be there, sorry
about the sub sections but im planning part 50 to be the dipping video.
Copy of Ford Cortina Mk3 -'Swampy' goes home.
My car had same owners for 40 years, bought brand new from Doe Motors,
Maldon, Essex by Neil Herbert Renwick and shared by his brother, Grahame
and mother, Sylvia Renwick.Ford Cortina Mk3 GXL restoration final video.
This is the film were I take the car back to its orginal owners to show the
final restoration. 500+ miles round trip. The film also includes the
Battlesbridge classic car show. 27-28th September 2014.
FORD CORTINA MK3
This is a long term restoration that I have waited eleven years to start,
it's being put together with new old stock panels and as you can see, I'm
not afraid of the work. The shell will be straighter than when Ford put it
together and no, it's not going to be for sale.
I know that some people will comment about the garage space I have but I
built the garage to do the car and it was hard work.
I hope people can get some input from this for their cars. This is just the
1965 Ford Cortina GT MK1
• Rarely Seen European MKI Ford Cortina GT!
• Incredible Restoration!
• 1.5L OHV Kent 4 Cylinder!
• Manual Transmission
The Ford Cortina is a car built by Ford of Britain in various guises from
1962 to 1982, and was the United Kingdom's best-selling car of the 1970s.
The Cortina was produced in five generations (Mark I through to Mark V,
although officially the last one was called the Cortina 80) from 1962 until
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is thrilled to offer a rarely seen Ford from all
the way across the Pond! This 1965 Ford Cortina GT comes to us from a
prominent, private collection and has benefitted from an incredible, nut &
bolt restoration. This is one of the coolest European cars we've had in our
showroom in a long time and it's well worth a good look!
Finished in Monaco Red, the paint is in absolutely breathtaking condition.
We are hard pressed to find imperfections to the paint or even the body.
The body is extremely straight and solid. The chrome and bright work is
also in excellent condition. This Cortina shows very well and is sure to
turn heads, not only because it's so incredibly restored but also because
it's very rare that one sees a Cortina GT out and about!
The interior is very clean and simple. The black upholstery is in beautiful
condition and you will notice that there are late racing seats installed.
The carpet, door panels and headliner are all in comparable condition. The
color matched dashboard and dash pad are in wonderful condition, showing no
signs of fading or cracking. The dashboard houses a set of Auto Meter
Phantom gauges (Oil Pressure, Water Temperature, Fuel Level, Voltage) and
the original Ford Cortina speedometer and tachometer. These all look
awesome. There is also an aftermarket AM/FM/CD player as well.
Under the hood, you'll find that the engine bay is fresh and tidy. The
later model Mark II 1600, overhead valve, Kent 4-cylinder (casting #681F
6015DA) starts up easily and runs excellent! Upon the engine is what
appears to be an original two barrel carburetor and headers. The main
wiring harness has also been cleaned up by a Painless Performance kit.
Matched to the engine is a manual transmission, making this Cortina a blast
to drive! It has power front disc brakes and it sits upon a set of 13"
8-spoke, gunmetal Midland Wheels wrapped in a set of new 185/60R13 tires
that look great.
It's already very hard to find a Cortina GT; it's MUCH harder to find one
in condition such as this! The VIN is 3A77EG79301 and the mileage currently
shows 86,219. It is being sold on a clean and clear title. GET OUT AND
Mike Sweeney presents 'Cortina Special' where he takes a look into the
history of the Ford Cortina and speaks to many enthusiasts!
With guests Graham Robson, Stephen J Vokins, Harry Calton, Tom Malcom,
Maurice Bennett, Andy Middlehurst, Dave Eastwood, Andy Childs, Darren Seed,
Carol Seed, Stuart Hughes.
Originally aired on Men and Motors TV channel in 2003