I’ve done the repair, etch primed and primed just needs some top coat now, looking underneath it still has the original floor pans but has had repairs to inner sills so will be left as is!
Plate made and ready to be welded looks better in the flesh
I’ve got a bit carried away and pulled the engine and box out! Bought a 1.6 pinto which will have a check and get new bearings and repaint, then fit the original 4 speed back in
whilst the engine is out I’ll give the engine bay a clean maybe straighten the heater bowl up a little and maybe repaint the front crossmember, anti roll bar, rack and arms (why not lol), and fit new bushes as these poly ones are crap
ive removed the spot lamp brackets, just need to sort the front valence
took the head off to find the apparent 2.1 has just +.75 pistons, went ok but just goes to show what rubbish people tell you!
The head mind you is a different matter, lovely porting work, very big valves, the cam is a Kent FR32
i bolted the idf inlet as I’ll port match it to this head for the mk1