Ford 1000 series nose cone

Discussion in 'Classic Machinery' started by Flat 10, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    Who are the best suppliers? I want good fit and price, not necessarily the cheapest. Very upset granddad's original low hour 2000 had an accident with a gatepost. (My fault). :banghead::inpain::sorry::cry:
    @REStracTORATION ?
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2018
  2. county 654

    county 654 New Member

    Buy a second hand original nose cone :scratchhead:
     
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  3. essexpete

    essexpete Member

    Location:
    Essex
    How badly damaged is the original? You might be able to send to a famous person.
     
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  4. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    Didnt want to post this but..... 0C965A55-E596-4022-A19B-EC982D38DD90.jpeg
    Think it’s beyond repair? @REStracTORATION ?
    Ps all my fault :cry::cry::mad::mad::banghead:
     
  5. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    How’s the panel beating @MF-ANDY ? ;)
     
  6. That should pull out grill fitment may be the hard part
     
  7. This I agree with

    The copy's from past experience ain't central and yea don't really fit to good there is some times more work in new panels to get them to fit than repairing the old ones
     
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  8. MF-ANDY

    MF-ANDY Member

    Location:
    s.e cambs
    A K body craft did mine but it wasn't that bad
     
  9. msheep66

    msheep66 Member

    Location:
    Mid Wales
    A good panel beater should be able to straighten that out for you.
     
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  10. Grouse

    Grouse Member

    That will fix - not that bad - the grill is the hard part
     
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  11. Nearly

    Nearly Member

    Location:
    North of York
    @JLTate

    right up your alley!

    Bull bar needed in future @Flat 10

    Plastic grills are available new but not as good as original.

    Give Joe a couple of days. ;)
     
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  12. JLTate

    JLTate Member

    The nose cone will straighten.

    I have original VGC top grills. Not sure on bottoms.

    It's why we either have front weights on or grill guards on ours. Feel for you.
     
  13. JLTate

    JLTate Member

    A mint second hand nose cone for a 2000 / 3000 are very hard to find.

    Expect to pay £350 for a mint original one.

    Would prefer to stick with a smashed original then the sh*t reproductions that agriline & Railswood sell to name a few
     
  14. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    Went over the other yard tonight and Dad has made a real good start on knocking it out. I’m very impressed! Will have to buy new grills though
     
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  15. Grouse

    Grouse Member

    Buy a panel beating set off Amazon, watch a few YouTube videos and it’s amazing what can be achieved. Don’t underestimate how useful a proper panel beating set of hammers and dollies are. Just go slow and work from the outside edge of a dent inwards and always support the back of the steel
     
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  16. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    That top edge will be very strong with the kink in it. Bottom will come back fine.
    You will need to either use heat on the very edge while pulling back or put a few slots in it with the grinder and weld back up when straight , but try it first. To get a pull on it you'll need to weld a washer on in the bottom of the kink or drill a hole and put a wire through onto a round bar.
    An ordinary pair of pulley blocks or the like will pull it for you, might have to chain it to the steering column while pulling.
    Small amount of pull and plenty of tapping with the body hammer holding the weight on the inside of the panel.

    Just take your time at it .............

    Edit:
    I see QTP have them listed click
    No idea on quality ..............

    Ebay click
     
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  17. Ley253

    Ley253 Member

    Location:
    Bath
    May look good at the moment, but, if he is not a panel beater, he may well come to a halt, having stretched the metal too far in one direction,and so ruined an otherwise repairable panel.
     
  18. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    B0664B2C-3A37-48C4-8EA1-33B050600CCB.jpeg Cheery. Anyway Dad’s been busy.....
    New grill and jobs a good un.....
     
  19. Ley253

    Ley253 Member

    Location:
    Bath
    Err, your idea of good is not similar to mine! Ok for a working tractor I suppose.
     
  20. Nearly

    Nearly Member

    Location:
    North of York
    All these little knocks add character. :unsure:
     
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