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Wanted Ford Cortina Mk 1

Discussion in 'Other Stuff' started by andyfreelandy, Nov 8, 2019.

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  1. andyfreelandy

    andyfreelandy Well-Known Member

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    Spent most of my life restoring and rebuilding cars as a hobby.

    Now retired, I am looking for a very clean, rust free Mk1 Cortina (I couldn't afford one in the 70'S!!).

    If someone has one, is looking for a good safe home where the car will be enhanced and cared for, please get in touch. 2 door preferred but will consider anything clean.
    Not looking for another restoration, just a tidy up!

    Thanks
     
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    I got all excited when i notice mk1 cortina i thought owww parts for sale but then saw the wanted bit.:(
    ive got a 66 2 door rally spec had it 33 years and unfortunately there is no way its leaving me, my sons got his eye on it
    good luck with the search they are lots of money now.
     
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    MK11's is betterer:).
     
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    Mk 1 Escort Is my other half and even stoopider money...
     
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    First car I ever owned. J reg 1100 in brown.
     
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    I had 2 x 2000E mk3's , a bronze with tan roof auto and a black (resprayed) with black roof manual. Loved em even with the unstable back ends.
     
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    I want to buy such car too
     
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    So, for about the same money, a minter pre airflow 1200 super or a lhd post airflow GT? Anyone converted to rhd? Looks like the shell is not cut / drilled for easy conversion. Which is it to be??
     
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    As of your remit, you want a rust free car then it would have to be a LHD vehicle but you may also need a basket case RHD for the conversion parts.
    How much is your budget ? i come across them quite often...
     
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    Have you seen/done a conversion. Looks like the firewall is completely different, not a matter of just swapping wipers, steering linkages and pedals into blanked holes!! Budget is about 12k. Prepared to do tidying but not a full rest this time. I'm thinking a GT would be a better investment although that is not the main reason. Just want one!!
     
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    I haven't seen a MK1 LHD drive conversion and maybe you'd have to cut and shut the fire wall ?
    I have seen Mk1 Escorts converted this way for the brake servo and steering column but the firewall is a later design.
    £12000 should get you a very reasonable GT, I'll keep me eyes peeled...
     
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    OK thanks. Lhd drilling on scuttle is also wrong for wipers. Not the Leyland style of drill loads of holes and put grommets in the spare ones!!
     
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    Do you mean £12,000

    Col
     
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    I think he do... Else I'm on my way!!
     
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    You are right there is no provisions for moving things over from a lhd to rhd it would be a lot of work, not impossible thought
    the over budget one looks nice, bit to clean for my likes as i want to be able to use it and not worry about the odd scratch:D mines got patina:rolleyes:
     
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