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#31 72gt

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:07 AM

So now I have a new home it's fast forward to september 2012 and next phaze begins......slow of course :shy: Attached File  070520121133.jpg   66.47K   42 downloads
I grew some balls and did this....Attached File  290920121243.jpg   75.58K   43 downloadsAttached File  300920121251.jpg   80.43K   37 downloadsAttached File  300920121252.jpg   89.73K   34 downloadsAttached File  300920121253.jpg   80.8K   21 downloads
then it was heart surgery time.....Attached File  281020121269.jpg   77.49K   26 downloadsAttached File  002.jpg   80.54K   25 downloadsAttached File  005.jpg   77.25K   46 downloads

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

Some more progress pics :-) Attached File  281020121275.jpg   69.16K   13 downloadsAttached File  007.jpg   50.9K   9 downloadswith 9800 miles showing on the clock and gold paint on the engine I assume that the car has gone round the clock at least once :whistling: and the engine could be a goldseal replacement ? time will tell when I get around to stripping the engine. this is the wheel that came out of the boot,look at the make of the tyre..... :shades: esso ! Attached File  071120121304.jpg   65.65K   9 downloads,the lovely :X limeflower interior should clean up a treat ,a quick rub did this...Attached File  071120121306.jpg   56.97K   36 downloads
then I decided to do this....Attached File  161120121314.jpg   72.62K   36 downloadsAttached File  161120121315.jpg   39.75K   21 downloadsAttached File  161120121317.jpg   83.76K   33 downloadsscuttle removed...Attached File  211120121333.jpg   62.64K   21 downloadsAttached File  211120121337.jpg   58.61K   27 downloadsAttached File  251120121340.jpg   57.8K   29 downloadshope this is of interest,not long now and I will post up to date progress pictures,please feel free to comment ...good or bad ;D

#33 malcs_miniturbo

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

nice project mate id love a early gt.ive got a 79 gt in blaze orange that im hoping to start a resto on this week i will be watching yours malc

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

Hi Gareth, nice pics of progress, thanks for posting.
Did you keep that slam/bonnet closing panel you cut out? It has your body number on it and it differentiates a GT body (along with boot board brackets and holes in off side inner wing for servo) from a standard clubby, the spot welded on tag on the passenger side, not the aluminium tags for car number and commission number. I'm pretty sure my old 72 GT started with D20D followed by a number, different to my standard 71 clubman I now own that starts D20S.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, D=GT S=saloon.
Cheers, Ollie

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:53 PM

Don't know if its of interest but some pics of my old car for you to see.
I would'nt have made the mods I did if I could do it again but I was much younger then and liked bolt on shiny bits and big wheels.
Hope you don't mind me posting on your thread Gareth.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:28 AM

I'm glad someone else has a thing for rusty clubbys! Keep her as original as poss, mine was hacked about when I got her and wish she still had seams, bumpers etc. Will keep an eye out for your build to see how you get on.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

Don't know if its of interest but some pics of my old car for you to see.
I would'nt have made the mods I did if I could do it again but I was much younger then and liked bolt on shiny bits and big wheels.
Hope you don't mind me posting on your thread Gareth.
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Don't mind at all Ollie,cracking looking gt you had there ,all the tags are still on my car and you are correct with the D20D number on the slam panel,I will have a job removing the 'FE' tag off the N/side inner wing as it has been spot welded through the letters onto the wing, the drivers footwell also still has a tag in place,they will all go back during the rebuild.
SKOUGHI...original all the way is the plan,and it certainly is rusty :ohno:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:15 PM

Altho mines a late 80s round nose removing those outter cills look very familier.....

Looks a nice interesting project th mate. Good luck. I eagerly await your updates

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

Here's a few more progress pics....Nov 2012 and the subframes come out,front was easy,all bolts came out a treatAttached File  251120121342.jpg   57.5K   23 downloadsAttached File  251120121345.jpg   65.6K   21 downloadsthen time fo a lie down and shear some well rusted nuts O_O ......Attached File  251120121347.jpg   69.77K   14 downloads and......Attached File  251120121348.jpg   68.58K   26 downloadsAttached File  251120121349.jpg   86.87K   17 downloadsAttached File  251120121350.jpg   77.42K   17 downloads one very rusty 40 year old rear :D Attached File  251120121354.jpg   67.73K   26 downloadsAttached File  251120121355.jpg   59.68K   30 downloads then back in the garage and sweep up a bucket full of mini rust :D Attached File  011220121360.jpg   62.64K   24 downloads

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:15 AM

Great looking project.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

Further update...... did this over the xmas holidays,pleasantly surprised that the bulkhead needs only a minor repair around the accelerator pedal mounting area and the floorpan is solid enough as is so the original build tag can stay in place in the footwell.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:49 PM


Don't know if its of interest but some pics of my old car for you to see.
I would'nt have made the mods I did if I could do it again but I was much younger then and liked bolt on shiny bits and big wheels.
Hope you don't mind me posting on your thread Gareth.
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Don't mind at all Ollie,cracking looking gt you had there ,all the tags are still on my car and you are correct with the D20D number on the slam panel,I will have a job removing the 'FE' tag off the N/side inner wing as it has been spot welded through the letters onto the wing, the drivers footwell also still has a tag in place,they will all go back during the rebuild.
SKOUGHI...original all the way is the plan,and it certainly is rusty :ohno:


Very interested in the fact that your car has a slam panel number, FE tag and also a drivers footwell tag. I don't seem to have a footwell tag in my 1972 GT. What style of number is it? It is similar to the slam panel number...eg D20D?

Regards

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:46 AM

I think the D20D number on the slam panel is a comleted bodyshell number. The FE number on the inner wing area is a front end number (including everything from front windscreen/scuttle forward) and the number on the driver footwell is an F number is a floor number (entire floor assembly). I think the F and FE numbers are sub-assembly numbers used in the factory. If yours is missing it may be due to previous welding repairs? Maybe it fell off due to bad spot welds/surface corrosion? Perhaps they forgot to weld one on although unlikely.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:22 PM

I think the D20D number on the slam panel is a comleted bodyshell number. The FE number on the inner wing area is a front end number (including everything from front windscreen/scuttle forward) and the number on the driver footwell is an F number is a floor number (entire floor assembly). I think the F and FE numbers are sub-assembly numbers used in the factory. If yours is missing it may be due to previous welding repairs? Maybe it fell off due to bad spot welds/surface corrosion? Perhaps they forgot to weld one on although unlikely.


Thanks for this. There doesn't seem to be any evidence of a plate, but the floor pan was rather rusty in that area and the inner sills had been replaced at some point. In terms of style, is the number F and then so many numeric digits? If, how many digits? My FE number is FE119675.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:32 PM



Don't know if its of interest but some pics of my old car for you to see.
I would'nt have made the mods I did if I could do it again but I was much younger then and liked bolt on shiny bits and big wheels.
Hope you don't mind me posting on your thread Gareth.
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Don't mind at all Ollie,cracking looking gt you had there ,all the tags are still on my car and you are correct with the D20D number on the slam panel,I will have a job removing the 'FE' tag off the N/side inner wing as it has been spot welded through the letters onto the wing, the drivers footwell also still has a tag in place,they will all go back during the rebuild.
SKOUGHI...original all the way is the plan,and it certainly is rusty :ohno:


Very interested in the fact that your car has a slam panel number, FE tag and also a drivers footwell tag. I don't seem to have a footwell tag in my 1972 GT. What style of number is it? It is similar to the slam panel number...eg D20D?

Regards

Sorry , not been here for a while, heres some pics of all original tags

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