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A friend of mine had bought this a 1300 sport, just a simple resto he thought 

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It came to me with a few floor panels, new wings, and a lot of metal cut out already severely wearing the structure so god knows how they were going to weld it back together 

drivers floor pan cut out, a post cut out upper bulkhead centre cut out, drivers sill cut off left a very weak shell 
i decided to use my own car for a jig and removed the running gear and started fabricating a jig with various points for anti roll bar mounts, crossmember, jacking points, u brackets to hold chassis in place, leaf spring points, anti roll bar mount (not that this car needs them), rear spring hanger points, etc etc 

We got the car mounted on the jig and started to figure out the best plan and someone had welded on new top plates in the wrong position so new inner wings bulkhead and upper bulkhead were ordered  

more to follow

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New inner wings arrived, just need to decide whether to remove the type 49 strengthening as the sport shouldn’t have it from the factory

 

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Cutting out the rear floor and seat crossmember as will loose the welds under the brace etc 

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RP could you rotate this 180 please

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22 minutes ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

Its going to be brilliant. Aren't Mk1 1300 Sports rarer than some RS models?

tbh, I may be wrong, but I was under the impression it was the rarest, but Rallye should be able to tell us more, as he has one and runs the 1300 sport Still retards club page I believe

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Whilst I was at the NEC I was chatting to a guy who said he had been looking for his old Daytona yellow 1300 sport he told me the Reg and it’s only this car! What are the chances of that! He sent me some pics of how it was when he used to sprint it! 

Ill post them up 

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Been a while since I’ve been able to get some work done on this, but have a little more time so here’s this weeks progress

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floor welded in, all seams ground back

 

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Pouter sill test fitted

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This is coming on m8. That jig looks great..
Recon the Sport is as rare as the GT. Nearly all the cars we see being built now are Mex and RS's
Keep the update's coming tho!!

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I call that fate, meeting with the owner of the car you are restoring by chance. That's a great story and will help with the cars provenance, especially with pictures.

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This is what we have got to tackle this week, we have already made a stepped infill panel for the floor under the seat crossmember which has been tacked together, this was done by straightening the repair panels out then making the infill, as these panels normally go over the seat crossmember, and obviously didn’t want to do that, once we are happy we will weld the panel together then grind back so the welds are invisible 

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This is the previous owners A post repair, we are also missing the top hinge but one ordered today, let’s see how this goes 

 

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