Work in progress

 

A Chronological account of my restoration

 

Engine bay on arrival, well lubricated
Engine bay on arrival, well lubricated

 

Interior: mouldy, damp and musty
Interior: mouldy, damp and musty

 

Getting inside the doors
Getting inside the doors

 

Rust in window channels, and door beams
Rust in window channels, and door beams

 

Front suspension reassembled
Front suspension reassembled

 

Commencing work on rear suspension
Commencing work on rear suspension

 

Rear suspension and brakes reassembled
Rear suspension and brakes reassembled

 

engine out to fix leaks for rego
engine out to fix leaks for rego

 

Registered and running March 2005
Registered and running March 2005

 

suroof fitted 10 October 2005
suroof fitted 10 October 2005

 

End of a long journey
End of a long journey

 

Engine bay, almost intact
Engine bay, almost intact

 

Body appears original but past saving
Body appears original but past saving

 

Fully stripped and reluctantly scrapped
Fully stripped and reluctantly scrapped

 

A donor is found: 67.000 genuine miles
A donor is found: 67.000 genuine miles

 

Transplant underway
Transplant underway

 

Australia Day 2007
Australia Day 2007

 

Another Lotus Cortina arrives Dec 2008
Another Lotus Cortina arrives Dec 2008

 

Nice backyard scene
Nice backyard scene

 

 

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