[Cortina-list] Cortina for sale at Gooding Amelia Island

Gary K gary212 at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 24 03:55:31 UTC 2017


Bill, I would think the last thing you would want to do is make a dent in the collection...seems counter-productive.
Gary in AZ 


      From: Bill Davis via Cortina-list <cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com>
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Jon
    Now that you point out the exact picture, I can see it if I squint :-). Back when I was a youngster (like 50 years ago), I went to college during the day and trade school in the evenings. Did a couple of semesters of auto mechanics and a couple of auto body. Never did auto body professionally. A little personally but hoping to do a fair amount as soon as I semi-retire in a year or so. I’ve accumulated enough projects that I better live to 100 if I have any hope of making a dent in the collection. 

    Can you believe they painted the gas cap! 

Bill
> On Feb 23, 2017, at 7:02 PM, Jon Sherbeck via Cortina-list <cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com> wrote:
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> Bill,
> 
> I have repaired and painted a dozen or so cars over the years, all as an amateur, but experience helps. Having grown up in Virginia, the opportunities to repair rust were everywhere. Repairs done right are optically undetectable. Lots of repairmen mask their crappy work by building the surface above the OEM shape and leave slopes down to the edge of the panel. Not everyone knows how to shrink high points so you can bring a panel back the the original contour, or how to figure out what the original contour was. There have been times when I sought out an original straight car and made molds or an Indian bed of nails using long screws through a piece of plywood to make a jig where a large array of screw tips all touch the original shape at once. Then you can place the jig on the repair and see whats high and whats low. Light at a low angle like that shot of the right front quarter is all telling. Wavy Gravey!
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> Jon
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> Your eyesight is a damn sight better than mine!
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> Bill
>> On Feb 23, 2017, at 3:15 PM, Jon Sherbeck via Cortina-list  wrote:
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>> The bodywork on the right side looks pretty dodgy.
>> 
>> Jon
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>> http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1966-lotus-cortina-mk1-2/ 
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>>     Write up is slightly off, my understanding is that only 186 were NAS and they were built in both 65 and 66.
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>> Bill
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