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  • Project Cars: Gavin’s Mk1 Cortina Woody

    Project Cars: Gavin’s Mk1 Cortina Woody

    11th May 2021

    Gavin takes the stress out of moving house by treating his Mk1 Cortina woody Estate to some bolt-on period power, and he’s all the better for it. I finished the last update on my woody saying that I intended lowering it…

  • Inspiration: Ford D-Series and Fordson E38W

    Inspiration: Ford D-Series and Fordson E38W

    10th May 2021

    If you’ve got the space and the vision, a truck makes perfect modified sense — check out the D-Series and Fordson E38W project ideas from Simon Coulson Commercial vehicles have always had their followers amongst the classic Ford enthusiasts but…

  • Weekend Tech: How To Use a Helicoil Kit

    Weekend Tech: How To Use a Helicoil Kit

    8th May 2021

    Stripped a thread on your classic Ford? Don’t despair — here’s how to fix it in five easy steps using a helicoil kit. You need a Helicoil kit. Left to right: tap drill, tap, thread insertion tool, drift and repair threads.…

  • Top 10 Classic Ford Rot Spots

    Top 10 Classic Ford Rot Spots

    5th May 2021

    The most-common places to find that rusty metal on your project, plus how easy it is to cut out and repair it — here are the top 10 classic Ford rot spots! Rear wheelarches How long to do: 4 hours…

  • Our Cars: Ade’s Mk3 Escort Zetec

    Our Cars: Ade’s Mk3 Escort Zetec

    4th May 2021

    A project car clearout means Ade can Focus on the Sigma-powered Mk3 Escort Zetec once again. Pun intended… I’ve known for a long time that this project needed a kick up the backside, so after downscaling my unmanageable fleet into…

  • Inspiration: Escort 100E and Mk2 Estate Projects

    Inspiration: Escort 100E and Mk2 Estate Projects

    3rd May 2021

    It’s time to think differently about Ford’s small hauler with Simon Coulson’s project ideas for the rare Escort 100E and Mk2 Estate… When you think of street-styled Escorts most people would think of the South London-look or perhaps a toned-down…

  • Project Cars: Gavin’s Two-Door Cortina Estate

    Project Cars: Gavin’s Two-Door Cortina Estate

    29th April 2021

    The two-door Cortina Estate concept has never quite looked right in Gavin’s eyes so he enters the digital realm to help rework the radical Mk1’s profile. My two-door Cortina estate was introduced back in the August 2016 issue and since…

  • Monday Motivation: RS200 and Cosworth projects

    Monday Motivation: RS200 and Cosworth projects

    26th April 2021

    Two legendary RS cars go under the knife. Purists, look away as Simon Coulson tackles the RS200 and Sapphire Cosworth for this week’s project inspiration. Now, R(S) you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin… There’s nothing like slicing up an automotive…

  • Monday Motivation: Thames Van Projects

    Monday Motivation: Thames Van Projects

    19th April 2021

    It’s the turn of the haulers, with themes inspired by the moving picture for these two Thames van projects courtesy of Simon Coulson.  There can’t be many Anglia owners who haven’t heard their car being called a ‘Harry Potter car’…

  • Monday Motivation: Granada Scorpio Projects

    Monday Motivation: Granada Scorpio Projects

    12th April 2021

    They’re big and relatively cheap, so let’s do something about those looks with these Granada Scorpio project ideas. Opinion is still polarised in the classic Ford scene about the old Granada Scorpio; there are some that appreciate the luxury and…