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Re: GT Cortina Project "The Ugly Duckling" 2019/05/03 20:08:23 (permalink)
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she looks great Drew, congrats.
I wouldn't be too stressed about not having it polished up yet.
I read a little too late that paints need time to vent the solvent out as they harden or cure, before you cut and polish which seals the surface. I'm guessing that jobs done in a booth and oven  might fasten this process up, but I'd still try to be patient before polishing.
The color suits the car nicely.
 
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Re: GT Cortina Project "The Ugly Duckling" 2019/05/03 21:30:44 (permalink)
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Looking good Drew, yeah give it a few weeks before cut n buffing...I still haven't done my van and it was painted over a year ago lol
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Re: GT Cortina Project "The Ugly Duckling" 2019/05/04 22:13:04 (permalink)
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Didnt think i was going to like the goldy colour but I do
Kind of suits the car. 
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Re: GT Cortina Project "The Ugly Duckling" 2019/05/05 15:36:33 (permalink)
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Thanks for the positive comments guys. Probably a good thing the paint needs a bit more time and work. Stops me going at it like a bull in a china shop and making mistakes. Going to sit on it for a couple of weeks and get a plan together.
Cheers Drew

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Re: GT Cortina Project "The Ugly Duckling" 2019/05/12 16:32:19 (permalink)
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Started on the boot fit out. I'm using the KBS urethane again after success on the Escort. Should've learned though, don't get it on yourself, a week later and I'm still wearing bits of it on my arms
Fuel tank went back in with a new rubber gasket from the sheet left over from, again, the Escort.
Made a backing board with a bit of cardboard template then coated mdf. Finished off the mount for the battery isolator with a remote cord within reach under the dash.
The boot matt is an original style from the Cortina club in the UK, it took a little trimming but looks a treat.
I need to get some battery cables cut and I've got a steel wheel to use as a spare so that'll be going in for powder coating with the diff and that should just about finish the boot area.
Cheers Drew

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Re: GT Cortina Project "The Ugly Duckling" 2019/05/15 18:16:08 (permalink)
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I should have thought to do that with mine, mind you mine is a very heavy spring loaded one that we used on mine 4WD vehicles, might not have worked with a cable pull!  Len
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