J171 NJO Cortez / 2+2 rebuild and modifications

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Re: J171 NJO Cortez / 2+2 rebuild and modifications

Postby Jin » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:32 pm

benofbrum wrote:That's a very tidy bit of welding there, Justin. What do you use?

A man called simon :lol:

I wouldn't trust myself on suspension components
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Re: J171 NJO Cortez / 2+2 rebuild and modifications

Postby Jin » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:43 am

Rears coming along nicely

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Re: J171 NJO Cortez / 2+2 rebuild and modifications

Postby Jin » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:27 am

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Re: J171 NJO Cortez / 2+2 rebuild and modifications

Postby Jin » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:25 am

2 days to bloody align the bonnet!
Since I got the car the bonnet has never fitted well although I did improve it initially.
However the drivers side front edge was always 3-4mm above the wing even at maximum adjustment I had even tried bending the hinge.
Time for more drastic measures.
Prior to removing the hinge I drew through the existing holes to gauge what was done beforehand - quite a lot it would seem in terms of butchering holes in fiberglass, so not wanting to remove even more by elongating the holes i cut 10mm out the hinge itself so to bring the bonnet down and allow the hinge a bit of upward movement instead of being at max adjustment.
With that sorted I made some new buffers to raise the mid section of the bonnet (it's almost like it's tried to straighten itself out over the years) and elongated the mounting holes for the catch and I've got panel gaps even Audi would be proud of
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Re: J171 NJO Cortez / 2+2 rebuild and modifications

Postby Jin » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:30 pm

My new old old new old brakes from an mgf.
280mm of stopping power
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Re: J171 NJO Cortez / 2+2 rebuild and modifications

Postby Jin » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:02 am

It's like Christmas :D
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Re: J171 NJO Cortez / 2+2 rebuild and modifications

Postby Jin » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:06 pm

It's been a while since I've updated this and I'm still seeking out an alternative to photobucket.

However in the meantime all images as re viewable on Facebook so all should be seen


Anyway new brake calipers

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Re: J171 NJO Cortez / 2+2 rebuild and modifications

Postby Jin » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:49 pm

Touch screen dashboard and diagnostic system

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