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#811 OFFLINE   Slartibartfast

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:08 AM

It's absolutely stunning mate.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:11 AM

:-D  Put up the bunting and request a Spitfire flypast !! Were there curtain twitchers looking ?


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:16 AM

:-D  Put up the bunting and request a Spitfire flypast !! Were there curtain twitchers looking ?


Nobody was around. Good job really as we had to block the path outside with the truck!
A few people walking past since have stopped and looked though.

The Spitfires are on the way. Though I’ve requested they be converted to Pinto engined Spitfires so they might be a while!
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:16 AM

Just lovely. Can't wait to see this fitted up and back on the road 8)


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:25 AM

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Fantastic!!!


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:25 AM

Suns coming out now so I’ll get a few more pics in a bit.

In the meantime here’s a couple of overhead shots!

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Zoomed in a bit so might be a bit blurry.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:29 AM

That is beautiful , I'd be terrified to start fitting the interior and putting bumpers etc back on, but that's because I'm a cackhanded buffoon .
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:33 AM

It’s home!

Literally just rolled it off the truck.
 

 

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:42 AM

Its really great to have it back. That familiar shape back on the driveway where it belongs, the colour really does stand out now though. It’s like a bright blue glow!
It smells inside too. That funny fresh paint-ey smell you get in bodyshops. I actually quite like it.
It’s a bit dusty on the floors so it’ll need a hoover out and a soft brush to get the crap out of the corners. I’ve also been removing the boxes of odd parts, old parts etc from the boot.
I’ll get it into the garage this afternoon.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:51 AM

That's fantastic Dan, been a long time coming.
Must feel like Christmas Day when you're 5.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:56 AM

It’s home!

Literally just rolled it off the truck.

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Here’s the new front arch protectors. They’re non original and are just a thick steel plate with rubber seal along the outer edge against the inside of the outer wing. They replace the original little bracket between inner wing/A post and outer wing.
Should stop most of the crap and grit etc getting to the A post now.
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Shame the weathers a bit dull today, it looks even better in the sun.
I’m well pleased! Lots of work to do though now.

Its just like the shift have gone off for lunch and its to finished later that day!

Wow what a Stunner!


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 11:00 AM

^^ As Jo says.

"Aah, looks like it's gonna be a scorching hot afternoon, we're off home.
Send this one out to Dan to finish himself".
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 11:03 AM

^^ As Jo says.
"Aah, looks like it's gonna be a scorching hot afternoon, we're off home.
Send this one out to Dan to finish himself".https://i.imgur.com/470UMu2.jpg...


That’s bloody brilliant! You got anymore?
Is it Halewood or Cologne?
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 11:05 AM

Incredible.

Make sure you’ve got some hardcore security on that door, maybe a post in front of the door, and then a car in front of the post in front of the door.

Behind gates.

And dogs.

Lots of big fucking dogs.

With rabies.

Russian rabies.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 11:07 AM

That’s bloody brilliant! You got anymore?
Is it Halewood or Cologne?


Not sure Dan, would guess Halewood. Will check my saved files for more pics latr.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 11:12 AM

Don't suppose you fancy a swap for a tatty 2.0 ghia in gold do You?

No?

Thought not :mrgreen:
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 11:13 AM

I am seriously jealous, it looks amazing mate, worth all the hassle!
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 12:40 PM

Incredible.
Make sure you’ve got some hardcore security on that door, maybe a post in front of the door, and then a car in front of the post in front of the door.
Behind gates.
And dogs.
Lots of big fucking dogs.
With rabies.
Russian rabies.


Lovely car of which you can be justifiably proud.

Seriously though Dan, keep her out of sight and under lock and key with something heavy in front of your garage doors!

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 12:48 PM

Superb job on that Dan, well worth the money spent on the paint job and restoration. Looks amazeballs.

 

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 12:56 PM

Splumph thats beautiful Dan, good to see it home ready for the build up, definately up security
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 01:50 PM

Weathers looking a bit shit at the moment, says rain and thunder on my phone so I’ve rolled it into the garage.
It only just fits! Loads of space width wise but I’ve got about 5 inches to spare at the ends! Once the bumpers are back on it’ll be even less! Steering was ‘interesting’! The racks in place but the column is held in with cable ties and it’s not exactly held very tightly!

Security. It’s a wooden (but pretty substantial) garage so it’ll always be a compromise but the doors are beefy, hinges are massive and won’t allow the doors off unless they’re wide open.
I’ve got the standard lock, which is shit but I’ll keep it nonetheless. Also have a ginormous hasp and staple that’s bolted through the doors with dome headed bolts. Can only be undone from inside and with the hasp twisted round unlocked. The lock is a hefty Squire lock with anti theft shrouds around the shank. It’s a bloody expensive lock! The house is occupied almost all the time aswell and another car is almost always blocking the doors to the garage.
I’m pretty sure it’s safe and sound in there.

I need to come up with a plan now to get it put back together. Need to give the credit card a pounding on Bilt Hamber’s website too. Not a job I’m looking forward too tbh but it has to be done and best done now while the cars empty.
I’ve had it in bits pretty well stripped before but never this far to this standard so the next bit will be a bit of a learning curve! I think it’s just about being clean, careful and methodical.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:03 PM

MOT'd and taxed by Tuesday????

 

 

 

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:16 PM

Baby monitors are brilliant cheap security devices, someone so much as farts in the garage and you will know about it.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:26 PM

MOT'd and taxed by Tuesday????
 
 
 
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Ha! It’s tax and MOT exempt. I could* drive it now if I wanted and then laugh in the face of the law when they attempt and fail to pull me!

Baby monitors are brilliant cheap security devices, someone so much as farts in the garage and you will know about it.


That’s a good idea actually.
I’ve got a Claymore mine outside the doors too! And punji stick pit at the side access door.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:46 PM

Bloody hell, that does look the part, Dan!  I'm sad I didn't get to see it in April, but there's always next year, right?


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:01 PM

Ha! It’s tax and MOT exempt. I could* drive it now if I wanted and then laugh in the face of the law when they attempt and fail to pull me!

That’s a good idea actually.
I’ve got a Claymore mine outside the doors too! And punji stick pit at the side access door.

Have you seen the alarm mines? They use a blank shotgun cartridge and used a lot by farmers, perfectly legal and FUCKING loud, scare the shit out of anything, including you when you go out at 6am to put the bins out and forget one (not that I would ever be so stupid you understand).
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:02 PM

Bloody hell, that does look the part, Dan!  I'm sad I didn't get to see it in April, but there's always next year, right?


I’ll pay your train fare down if you want to rebuild it for me!


Since I’m sat around at the min I’ve just done a google search for Ford VIN plate decoding. Very interesting if your a really sad sad bugger like me.
Tells you how here https://www.classicf...ate-decoder.pdf

So using my VIN plate.

Type = BECP = Capri Coupe built in Great Britain
Version = L
Vehicle number (first letters are the important bit) = BBECPJ = Britain, Halewood, Capri, Coupe, and the final two letters are the month and year of build. PJ = May 1974. So that hand written doodle I found must have said May not March. It was faint to be fair!
Drive = 2 = RHD
Engine = LC = 1600
Gear = B = 4 speed manual
Axle = W = 3.778:1
Colour = 34 = 3 = Stardust Silver, 4 = 1974
Trim = A1 = Black Cloth

All checks out! So that black interior is almost definitely this cars original.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:08 PM

I read somewhere recently that although the Capri II was launched in Feb 1974, deliveries didn't commerce until May. Maybe strike action - you couldn't buy a Mark III Cortina until 1971, four months after launch due to a very long Dagenham strike.


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:09 PM

Halewood, so that would have been there when my dad was a General Foreman :) :) :)


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:13 PM

Halewood, so that would have been there when my dad was a General Foreman :) :) :)


Small world Ken! So there’s every chance your dad would have watched this very car go by on the line then!

I read somewhere recently that although the Capri II was launched in Feb 1974, deliveries didn't commerce until May. Maybe strike action - you couldn't buy a Mark III Cortina until 1971, four months after launch due to a very long Dagenham strike.


Could very well be. I’ve heard the German cars were much better in terms of build quality and industrial disputes. As a Halewood car it’s done very very well to survive.
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