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Postby maximus2012 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:57 pm

Got a 1976 2 litre ford cortina estate parked in a garage in london since 1980. Love to get it done, but cant get it on to my rented property here in cambs, trying to find a garage nearby with power to rent. I then would do a down to metal restoration on it, if is is not to rotten, but the garage has been dry all those years. Poor Car.
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Re: Ford cortina estate

Postby baby_astons » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:23 pm

:? I know how that feels ->
have restored a DS21 to best possible condition in the late 80ies just to keep her for the next 20 years and see how she rots away again (no garage...),
sold her on in the end to save her from extinction - hope your project comes together nicely - and hope to see some piccies as well!!
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Re: Ford cortina estate

Postby maximus2012 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:51 pm

Perhabs one day I will do it, or sell it of to someone who has got the facilitys (garage) to do it.
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Re: Ford cortina estate

Postby rusttorust » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:15 pm

Is it the same as the one in the 'bless this house' tv show that sid james drove? I rarely see estates at car shows in northern ireland but I have a liking for classic estates. Post a pic up sometime please
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Re: Ford cortina estate

Postby denzel » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:25 pm

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I had one like this and transported the under 7 rugby team in it.............................in the days before health and saftey...................... :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: .
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Re: Ford cortina estate

Postby maximus2012 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:53 pm

At last I managed to take some pictures of the old cortina estate, it is a Lreg with 77000 on the clock, very sorry state after 30 years in a garage, but the body is solid and the interior is not to bad, just mould and dust. $ flat tyres no ignition keys and perhabs seized brakes. I don`t have the time and space to dragg it out of the garage, neither have I got a workshop or hard standing for it. Will see if the cortina collectors like it for spares, not worth much I guess.
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Re: Ford cortina estate

Postby Mark » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:33 pm

Does look a bit sorry for itself, but it would be nice if somebody could restore it. Looks too good to break up. Still, you've go to do what you've got to do............
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Re: Ford cortina estate

Postby maximus2012 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:57 pm

Got a offer of 200 quid for it and the come with a transporter to take it away, I dont have the space,time and tools only the knowledge being a ex technician and mot tester.
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Postby maximus2012 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:51 pm

It will be going to a good home on the 22nd and the will keep me posted about the restoration. If I could rent a garage where I live perhabs I would do some of it, like cleaning up the outside and interior and get the engine running, should be worth a bit more then.
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Postby Mark » Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:12 pm

At least it is getting restored, and not broken up for parts ! Hope you get a chance to see her when she's finished :D
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Re: Ford cortina estate

Postby maximus2012 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:05 am

Mark wrote:At least it is getting restored, and not broken up for parts ! Hope you get a chance to see her when she's finished :D

Yes I have and the will let me have a drive in it as well.
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Re: Ford cortina estate

Postby Mark » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:12 am

Nice :D
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Re: Ford cortina estate

Postby maximus2012 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:38 pm

Back to square one, got let down with the people who wanted to buy it. Have to try cortina owners clubs or classical salvage firms, even would consider selling it a ebay (Fleabay) you never know. It is a 99% complete car, if you pump up the tyres it is 100% complete. :D
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