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Project Capri. Blue is the colour! Pics added 2/2/18 pg.22.


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#691 ONLINE   alf892

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:04 AM

Walk tall Dan........

Looks lovely. Colour choice is superb.

Enjoy fitting it back up.......best bit of the job I reckon. Takes a long time though as you will find yourself stopping to admire each part you put back
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Posted 03 February 2018 - 11:04 AM

That so good the re-fit will take twice as long as planned.

Every part that you thought "that will be alright" will now have to be A1, spot on.

Cue more sanding, spraying, flatting and polishing.


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 11:09 AM

That looks spot on. Lovely, well worth the wait.


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 12:04 PM

Just caught up with this.

Wow.

Between this and watching the Professionals this morning I can see an ebay search afternoon coming on.

Or maybe I should take the inspiration and get on sorting my own cars.
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Posted 03 February 2018 - 04:25 PM

Thanks everyone! Seems to have gone down rather well!


One thing I will say at this point.
Id just like to say a massive thanks to a person on here who I'll not name as I think they'd prefer to remain anonymous. But you know who you are!
Without whom this whole thing would very likely not have happened and I'd almost definitely of had to get rid of the whole car when things went wrong.
I owe you one big time!

This is another one of those times where people on here have pulled out the stops and helped a shiter in need. And if it wasn't for this place I'd likely never have met them.

Autoshite - great place, great people in it!
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Posted 03 February 2018 - 04:53 PM

Bravo! Whoever they are.
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Posted 03 February 2018 - 04:56 PM

Bravo! Whoever they are.


Indeed!
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Posted 03 February 2018 - 06:20 PM

I doff my cap to the anonymous shiter
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Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:09 PM

Just read this thread from top to bottom over the last hour or so. Your capri looks fantastic. Nice to see another base spec car being saved. I remember seeing a capri shell on a trailer last summer before I joined 'shite. Wonder if it was yours.

 

Also glad you like the Pass Cafe, it's just round the corner from my depot and a lot of the blokes at work have a lunch there. He's got a second hut where Chichester Halfrauds is as well.


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:42 PM

Just read this thread from top to bottom over the last hour or so. Your capri looks fantastic. Nice to see another base spec car being saved. I remember seeing a capri shell on a trailer last summer before I joined 'shite. Wonder if it was yours.
 
Also glad you like the Pass Cafe, it's just round the corner from my depot and a lot of the blokes at work have a lunch there. He's got a second hut where Chichester Halfrauds is as well.


Thanks!
Last summer was when I moved the car to the new bodyshop. It went on a flatbed trailer behind my dark blue Volvo estate. The new places I've been using are in Lavant and the painter in Bosham so it most likely was mine.

Good to see another local shiter!
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Posted 03 February 2018 - 11:03 PM

That's flipping lovely! Top marks for persevering, well worth the effort 8)


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 03:02 AM

Looks fantastic, you have to be pleased with that!


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 08:15 AM

Attention whore...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just messing around Dan :-D  Looks friggin awesome mate


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:24 AM

Attention whore...


Don't be jealous!! It's all about ME!


Once this is wrapped up I'll be hunting down a US market mk1 to go with it...
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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:45 AM

PHOAR, now thats how a Capri should look.  Looking forward to seeing the trim go back on!!

 

Oh, if you haven't already.....

 

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:51 AM

Thanks!
Last summer was when I moved the car to the new bodyshop. It went on a flatbed trailer behind my dark blue Volvo estate. The new places I've been using are in Lavant and the painter in Bosham so it most likely was mine.

Good to see another local shiter!

 

 

I can't remember what car was towing it, but I think I know the place in Lavant, it's near a place that makes/restores airplane seats of all things! The choice of colour for this car was a hard decision by the looks of the discussion. Even though the basic shape of the capri didn't change over 18 years of production, the Mk2 shape only looks good in a handful of colours (IMO) and you've picked a good'un. Arizona Gold also looks good on this shape, bit like the Mk2 Bodie drove in series 1 of The Professionals.

 

Only been local to Chi/Bog for the last few years. Moved here from Kent in 2015 after I got engaged to the now Mrs Dustman. My avatar is an official works photo from my old firm when I featured on their website for "A day on the bins" (I should get a new one with a Chichester lorry, but that would imply I enjoy driving Mercs - if their cars are like their trucks, I NEVER want to own one!)


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Dream shite.

Talbot Sunbeam 1.6 with original engine & box - Shove-it with original engine & box - Talbot Samba - Triumph Dolly - Triumph 2000 = Pre-88 Pug 205 - AEC Mammoth Major - Allegro


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:52 AM

PHOAR, now thats how a Capri should look.  Looking forward to seeing the trim go back on!!
 
Oh, if you haven't already.....
 
attachicon.gifDinitrol.JPG


Cheers Rich.

I'll certainly be doing that as one of the first jobs when it comes home. I use Bilt Hamber Dynax S50 cavity wax on mine and will be flooding every cavity, box section, inside panels etc with copious amounts of it. Certain areas I'll use the clear wax to protect things but still show the colour through.
Hopefully the weather will warm up a bit by then though!
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Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:02 AM

I can't remember what car was towing it, but I think I know the place in Lavant, it's near a place that makes/restores airplane seats of all things! The choice of colour for this car was a hard decision by the looks of the discussion. Even though the basic shape of the capri didn't change over 18 years of production, the Mk2 shape only looks good in a handful of colours (IMO) and you've picked a good'un. Arizona Gold also looks good on this shape, bit like the Mk2 Bodie drove in series 1 of The Professionals.
 
Only been local to Chi/Bog for the last few years. Moved here from Kent in 2015 after I got engaged to the now Mrs Dustman. My avatar is an official works photo from my old firm when I featured on their website for "A day on the bins" (I should get a new one with a Chichester lorry, but that would imply I enjoy driving Mercs - if their cars are like their trucks, I NEVER want to own one!)


That's the place! It's a small unit around the back of that place that does the plane seats. There's half a passenger jet fuselage outside the plane place! I always have a look at it when I go past!
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Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:12 AM

... but that would imply I enjoy driving Mercs - if their cars are like their trucks, I NEVER want to own one!)

They are.

 

Well... all the Mercedes cars I've driven have been, at best, disappointing.  All the Mercedes trucks I've driven have been horrible.  If you were paranoid, you might think that M-B had spent the last 40 years hypnotising British fleet buyers with that chrome-plated star, with the sole intention of crippling British drivers and the businesses that employ them.  At best, they've been slow, noisy, uncomfortable, unreliable, inadequate, and hostile.  And I'm being kind with that assessment.  The cars just are nowhere near as nice as they should be; bear in mind the sample ranges from w123 200 to 500SEL.  I haven't driven any model built before about 1977 though, so I might have missed the best years.


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:23 AM

The cars just are nowhere near as nice as they should be; bear in mind the sample ranges from w123 200 to 500SEL.  I haven't driven any model built before about 1977 though, so I might have missed the best years.

 

 

I've been a front and rear passenger in a handful of Mercs. Seats uninspiringly dull and unsupportive, lack of head and legroom for a 6ft 5 gentleman. It wasn't a good start even before I became an HGV driver!

 

Commercials - lack of power, uncomfortable seat, crap brakes, no option to switch exhaust brake/retarder off when installed, poor turning circle, poor ride.........

 

I must stop else I'll bugger up Dan's capri thread!


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Talbot Sunbeam 1.6 with original engine & box - Shove-it with original engine & box - Talbot Samba - Triumph Dolly - Triumph 2000 = Pre-88 Pug 205 - AEC Mammoth Major - Allegro


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:32 AM

Dan's work van is a Sprinter, so yeah, better stop before he assassinates us!


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 04:39 PM

Dan's work van is a Sprinter, so yeah, better stop before he assassinates us!


I'm on Sprinter number 2 now. They're leased company vans so I don't get a great deal of choice other than the layout of rear racking and some odd extras.

The last one was a 60 reg which was the replacement for a 52 reg Transit.
The one I've got now is a 66 reg as the lease was up on the other one, it's exactly the same more or less as the 60 reg but with the new style front end and the Euro 6 Adblue shit.
I don't mind the Sprinters tbh, they look nice (especially compared to the new Transits and Ivecos!) and they're still rear drive which a big van should be. They drive alright but they don't half rock around in wind or going off road, up and down bumps etc which I do a fair bit.
The drivers seat is good, much better than the Transit before which used to mess my back up. They're fairly quick too.
On the other hand, the quality control is pretty poor. On my new one the factory bulkhead squeaks like mad which gets right on your tits sometimes. The trim panel around the B post/seatbelt top mount rattles badly too. Interior trim and materials are cheap and don't last long or wear very well at all.
Although they go fairly well for a big van, when towing they're gutless. The old Transits could tow the same trailers and you'd barely know they were there! The Sprinters get stuck in mud and loose surfaces much easier than the Transits too.
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Posted 04 February 2018 - 09:53 PM

Found this while idly browsing.



Sold!
But why don't I have twin folding rear seats or...
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