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DrDax
11-07-2013, 11:12 AM
A few more pics of Jim's amazing Mk1 Cortina..

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/picture.php?albumid=1054&pictureid=6968
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/picture.php?albumid=1054&pictureid=6967
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/picture.php?albumid=1054&pictureid=6965
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/picture.php?albumid=1054&pictureid=6964
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/picture.php?albumid=1054&pictureid=6963

SuperColin
11-07-2013, 11:19 AM
Wow ! Like brand new !

Is there a topic based on the restoration ?

muzzer
11-07-2013, 11:21 AM
That definitely needs a thread about it's restoration, it's amazing

lowejackson
11-07-2013, 11:24 AM
Each time I see pictures of this car it never ceases to amaze me

DrDax
11-07-2013, 11:25 AM
He's owned it for 23yrs. Let's just say Jim is probably the best person to talk to about prepping for competitions.
2nd place at waxstock. Well earned too.

svended
11-07-2013, 12:07 PM
He's owned it for 26yrs. Let's just say Jim is probably the best person to talk to about prepping for competitions.
2nd place at waxstock. Well earned too.

I haven't seen many pictures from Waxstock, but the winner must of been on another planet for this to be second. She's immaculate.

DrDax
11-07-2013, 12:11 PM
Escort mk1. Amazing rebuild project.
Wolf in sheep's clothing lol

P.A.D
11-07-2013, 03:11 PM
Wow ! Like brand new !

Is there a topic based on the restoration ?

If my memory is correct, Jim's Cortina has not been restored.

Been meticulously cared for over the years I believe.:detailer:

Russ

nick_mcuk
11-07-2013, 03:42 PM
I believe he had it painted last year but that was more down to the fact its single stage paint and he had the same issues as I had with the 205 in getitng a good colour match.

He does however drive the car in all weathers and to ever show (no trailers here eh Jim :) ).

P.A.D
11-07-2013, 09:09 PM
I believe he had it painted last year but that was more down to the fact its single stage paint and he had the same issues as I had with the 205 in getitng a good colour match.

He does however drive the car in all weathers and to ever show (no trailers here eh Jim :) ).

Stand corrected then dude........:thumb:

cortinajim
11-07-2013, 09:51 PM
Thanks guys for all the nice comments on my old green machine
I have owned it 23 years and am only the second owner ,it has now done 163,000 miles
I restored it my self over two years[except the paint] when i bought it all them years ago and have hardly any photo's of the restoration as we had no digital photo then only film
As Nick says after being painted 20 years i could not match the colour due to constant polishing and weathing of the paint so last winter i striped it to a rolling shell and had it resprayed and must say i am very pleased with the finished paint and it nearly won Waxstock ,very happy being runner up in the high quality top 16
Off to Glamis Castle near Dundee this weekend ,another 500 miles under its wheels ,been trying out my prize winning gear on it this week so will see what that brings
Thanks Again

MEH4N
11-07-2013, 09:53 PM
i love your car jim lol. Even showed my dad pics of it which he loved. He also loved the escort mk1 from waxstock.

Jacktdi
11-07-2013, 11:14 PM
I can't wait to have a nosey around this one day, it is stunning and such a credit to Jim.

J77ONO
11-07-2013, 11:18 PM
I love the classics :thumb:

SuperColin
11-07-2013, 11:19 PM
If my memory is correct, Jim's Cortina has not been restored.

Been meticulously cared for over the years I believe.:detailer:

Russ

Absolutely fabulous.

Black Magic Detail
12-07-2013, 12:13 AM
stunning a real credit to you Jim.

X18JAY
12-07-2013, 03:27 PM
At first, I actually over looked this car - last year.

But knowing it Is driven makes this all that more impressive!

SBM
17-07-2013, 11:04 PM
Jeez Jim your Cortina is truly stunning.
I really hope to see it for real at an even soon.

Drive safely to Scotland :thumb:

Ben

turbom
20-07-2013, 05:38 PM
Rember seeing jims cortina in ford heritage mag back in 95 [i think] still looks great even seen jim and his cortina on mark evans a car is reborn dvd.

bazz
21-07-2013, 11:03 AM
well all I can say is wow that's one mint tina

Demetri
21-07-2013, 11:06 AM
A great example :thumb:

TonyH38
22-07-2013, 08:43 AM
Credit to you there Jim it looks fantastic and i hope to see it one day in the flesh.

fisko53
22-07-2013, 09:39 PM
You wont be disappointed!

InitialB
23-07-2013, 05:41 AM
What do you dress the engine bay with?

cortinajim
23-07-2013, 08:14 PM
What do you dress the engine bay with?

Nothing fancy in the engine bay .All the painted parts ,black and green are just polished with what ever i am using on the body ,All alloy with metal polish and the hoses with gloss dash wipes
No laquar any where
Not sure if i should be passing on my secrets :::wave::wave:
Mostly it is just good old elbow grease and lots of time