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    chop top mk2 is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
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    newbe from the uk

     



    thought you might like to see my project.

    it,s a mk2 cortina 2 door, plan is custom chassis,big rims, v8 and single turbo.pictures speak a thousand words so.

    3.5 rover v8, lt77 5 speed box

    jag front suspension on custom made crossmember
    narrowed jag rear narrowed 12"

    t4 turbo

    wastegates
    and heres what all this is going into.

    will post some more pics as the project continues.
    techinspector1, randyr and lamin8r like this.

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    Welcome to CHR! It'll be good to see some innovation using some different parts than we normally see! Glad to have you here.
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    Welcome to CHR, good having you join us and a very interesting project!!!! keep us updated on the progress and keep the pics coming!!!!!
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    Yes, welcome! Looking forward to watching your project, it'll certainly be different than what we're accustomed to. Thanks for the pics.

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    Welcome indeed, will be fun to watch you tuck all that hardware under that body.
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    Welcome. I've always like the Cortinas since back in the early '60's. But I've never seen one run with a V8 so this should be interesting. Good luck.

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    sorry guys but my post keep disappearing , whys that ?
    wanna be a proper hot rodder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chop top mk2 View Post
    sorry guys but my post keep disappearing , whys that ?
    Dunno, but this one came through.. Try again.

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    Choptop,,awesome stuff.. It's good to see you guys in the UK still doing the stuff that only a few of us Kiwis used to do to English cars.. We never did get too many 2 door Mk2's down here,so the 4doors got the attention instead.. The little Rover V8s are perfect for that swap..A lot of the guys are using Toyota V8s down here now,cos of availability and cost..Your car looks kool..Lookin forward to seeing the progress pix..
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    cheers robin, there seems to be a trend for using the lexus v8 here, opted for the rover as as you say its small and light.
    got a bit more done on the frame.



    both side frames done just need to dress the welds on one of them.if the frames look twisted dont worry its because i have designed the body rake , ie front down, arse up into the frame not the suspension as normal. the reason for this is to give 5" of clearance under the frame from front to back. the car will sit as the picture i have posted.

    more pics tomorrow. tony
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    Quote Originally Posted by chop top mk2 View Post
    sorry guys but my post keep disappearing , whys that ?
    Do you mean disappearing from the "new posts" page??? All posts go off there eventually, kind of a time deal. If the thread isn't currently active, it "disappears", but is easily accessed and brought back to the "new posts" page.....

    If so, when you want to add to your post and it's not on the front page, click on the "Forums" tab, then the "All Hot Rod Talk area" tab, then "Hot Rod Build Logs" tab, then on your thread and post your new information.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Severson View Post
    Do you mean disappearing from the "new posts" page??? All posts go off there eventually, kind of a time deal. If the thread isn't currently active, it "disappears", but is easily accessed and brought back to the "new posts" page.....

    If so, when you want to add to your post and it's not on the front page, click on the "Forums" tab, then the "All Hot Rod Talk area" tab, then "Hot Rod Build Logs" tab, then on your thread and post your new information.....
    Or click on your screen name, go to "My Profile", and select "Show All Started Threads", select the one you want and update it. That will put it back on the "New Posts" page again.
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    cheers guys for the advice but cant seem to find my posts anywhere,oh well try this.





    the front of the chassis will be welded on down at garage once i have checked that the engine and box fit ok.

    more pics once its on the jig.
    wanna be a proper hot rodder.

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    cheers guys , just tried to post some more pics, did not work ?
    wanna be a proper hot rodder.

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    hers some pics from today.



    the front of the frame will be welded on down at the garage, want to make sure the engine and box fits before its welded on.

    get some more pics on when its on the jig.

    tony
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