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#841 OFFLINE   yellowperil

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:27 PM

If that was in my drive I would get a deckchair and sit and look at that all day, occasionally moving the chair to another spot to see it from a different angle.



Perfect.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 05:24 PM

Pretty Dan, pretty.

Tape your zips when working on it, paints still soft.

I'd consider a high dolly to get under it easily and help roll it in/ out of your garage. Frankly, if it's out, I'd be parking the truck in front of it, blocking the roadside view.

Enjoy the recomm
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 05:44 PM

Pretty Dan, pretty.
Tape your zips when working on it, paints still soft.
I'd consider a high dolly to get under it easily and help roll it in/ out of your garage. Frankly, if it's out, I'd be parking the truck in front of it, blocking the roadside view.
Enjoy the recomm


Yeah I learnt about taping zips the last time I had it sprayed. I had a fleece jacket on and lent in over the sill to do something. When I looked the zip had crushed a big chip out of the paint.
The refit this time will all be done in the nude! Sod the neighbors. Anyone want to come help!?
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 06:34 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.

 

and up the project insurance valuation

 

and fit a ground anchor and a fuck off chain around the back axle.

 

just like I have..


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 07:21 PM

That car is just stunning - well done!
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 09:35 PM

I've just had a yogurt truck crash in my pants after a severe Vic Reeves thigh rub. Ooooft, nurse, get me my pills. I'm a full on Capri lover, and am jealous, I've recently spent a while chopping up 2 model Capris to make a right hand drive Mk2 model. So wonderful that a base model survives, making it rarer than unicorn farts, will it gain those 1600 shield badges or the 1.6 wing badges?


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 08:07 AM

I've just had a yogurt truck crash in my pants after a severe Vic Reeves thigh rub. Ooooft, nurse, get me my pills. I'm a full on Capri lover, and am jealous, I've recently spent a while chopping up 2 model Capris to make a right hand drive Mk2 model. So wonderful that a base model survives, making it rarer than unicorn farts, will it gain those 1600 shield badges or the 1.6 wing badges?


I’ve got a pair of new old stock 1.6 wing badges but mine being early should have the 1600 wing shields, so I’ll probably get a pair of those instead.
Weren’t the wing shields colour coded depending on which type of engine was fitted? I’m fairly sure the type I need should the black ones?
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 08:42 AM

https://www.liverpoo...h-years-7951764


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 08:43 AM

Ever wondered why the Escorts rust so badly around the rear wheel arch? I know why.

 

Dad had a brand new Corsair 2000E that went through the spray booth a couple of times :)


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MG ZT Mean Green Machine

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:07 AM

Dan,

1600L ↓
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2000GT ↓
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1600L ↓
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PW4qfYa.jpg

A few different styles available. Looks like the black ones with diagonal line are for 1600L.
(A pair currently on ebay, £30 bin, ouch !. I used to collect this sort of thing from scrappies as a wee boy. Had hundreds of different kinds, was fascinated by little detail differences which usually went un-noticed. Threw / gave them all away when I started driving in 1986.
Feckin idiot).
NMFK1ik.jpg
https://www.ebay.co....8wAAOSwhfdaXL3a
(Note, inaccurately listed for 'Mk1', seller also has badges listed for '2.5V6 Cortinas', etc, but hey ho, some nice stock).

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Red 'II' decal on most body colours. Decal was deleted 1976 models-on.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:14 AM

Looks beautiful Dan. As I have said before, 4 banger capris are nice in a way that V6's are'nt.

My dad worked on the production line at Halewood from 1969 -74. It is possible he is responsible for some of the spotwelds on your motah.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:28 AM

^^ Is dad still around?


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:01 AM

Looks great, can't wait to see the finished article.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:49 AM

Yep.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 12:07 PM

Dan,
1600L ↓https://i.imgur.com/stEW4oj.jpg...
2000GT ↓https://i.imgur.com/EaBdkwa.jpg...
1600L ↓https://i.imgur.com/97XGZ0N.jpg...https://i.imgur.com/PW4qfYa.jpg...
A few different styles available. Looks like the black ones with diagonal line are for 1600L.
(A pair currently on ebay, £30 bin, ouch !. I used to collect this sort of thing from scrappies as a wee boy. Had hundreds of different kinds, was fascinated by little detail differences which usually go un-noticed. Threw / gave them all away when I started driving in 1986.
Feckin idiot). https://i.imgur.com/NMFK1ik.jpg...https://www.ebay.co....8wAAOSwhfdaXL3a
(Note, inaccurately listed for 'Mk1', seller also has badges listed for '2.5V6 Cortinas', etc).https://i.imgur.com/6AgYmky.jpg...
Red 'II' decal on most body colours. Decal was deleted 1976 models-on.


Sweet! I’ll have a look out for a pair of the black with diagonal stripe wing shields then.
I’ve got two of the original early L badges, the worn original and a new old stock that’ll be going on the car.
Got the ‘Capri’ and ‘FORD’ badges. And I’ve got two new ‘II’ vinyl logos for the tailgate too.

Those wing shields, I’m sure I read somewhere the colour related to the engine type (red Xflow, black Pinto) and the logo in the coloured bit related to cars spec. Might be wrong though?


Cars staying in the garage this weekend. I’ve got other tasks to do unfortunately involving replacing fence posts in the garden.
Plan of attack though to start off:

Order shit loads of Dynax S50 wax, sound deadening pads for the floors and inside various panels etc.
Order new brake line kit. Order new wiring looms.
Fit sound deadening pads, pump car fat with cavity wax. Then refit new looms and brake lines. Then handbrake cable, clutch cable etc.
Once that’s done I can start refitting the engine bay, fuel tank and pipes and dashboard/steering column etc.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 12:08 PM

Capri II / III parts diagrams taken from microfiche.

Not great quality but may be usable for reference.
Rebuild your Capri in 4 different languages.

Maybe you already have access to better quality, but here if you want it
↓ ↓

http://capriwiki.com...A01._Body_Items
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 05:04 PM

There has been a white Capri base turn up for sale that is on Rostyles, can't remember where my mate said it was posted, will give him the third degree about it


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 05:22 PM

There has been a white Capri base turn up for sale that is on Rostyles, can't remember where my mate said it was posted, will give him the third degree about it


You fancy buying it then?!
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 05:28 PM

^ Rostyles on a Mk2 !!.

Could always go the '75' US Rally Cat Pack route. In met blue.
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It's a snarling machine in red.
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With giraffes.
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Tempted to get out the masking tape and the white aerosol rattlecans?

Interesting US advert and spec of it's time.
Unfortunately they completely missed the clean lines of the Cappa II.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 05:55 PM

I WILL be getting a US market Capri after I’m done on this one! A US spec mk1 is what I’m after.

It won’t be instead of this one of course, it’ll be aswell as!
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 06:01 PM

I would love to be able to afford a Mk2 Capri, esp a 1.6 Pinto. There is a brown mk1 in Septic spec minus bumpers on egay atm for daft money, that appears to have a pinto in it, I think it is a 2.0.

 

My perfect spec Capri 2 would be a 1600L in dark green, with black vinyl roof, and tacky white Weller steels, and Dixie air horn, cream interior on it too


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 06:07 PM

I WILL be getting a US market Capri after I’m done on this one! A US spec mk1 is what I’m after.

It won’t be instead of this one of course, it’ll be aswell as!

Posted this elsewhere on here a while back. Nice little runabout.
https://m.youtube.co...h?v=IqfA5R5HOk0

Go on, you know it makes sense.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 07:07 PM

Bren, ask him if he remembers a Ken Roberts, General Foreman in the press shop.

 

He likely won't but worth a try :)


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 07:48 PM

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 08:35 PM

I WILL be getting a US market Capri after I’m done on this one! A US spec mk1 is what I’m after.

It won’t be instead of this one of course, it’ll be aswell as!


How much Capri can one person handle?
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 08:46 PM

You cannot have too many Capris! 


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:02 PM

I WILL be getting a US market Capri after I’m done on this one! A US spec mk1 is what I’m after.

It won’t be instead of this one of course, it’ll be aswell as!

Yo Dan, you might want to think about that sooner, you wont see one this cheep again.....


https://modesto.crai...6608710940.html
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:35 PM

How much Capri can one person handle?



Felly is on the money!

I’ll complete the set eventually. Mk1,2 and 3! Then once that’s sorted I’ll continue to complete the entire range.

Yo Dan, you might want to think about that sooner, you wont see one this cheep again.....https://modesto.crai...6608710940.html


You are a very bad man!
I want that badly. I have the cash to buy it and get it here... and I like the colour too.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:49 PM

OOOOOH that looks nice, you would need to sort the 'air conditioning' on it though, and it is so 1970s in brown


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:49 PM

I’ll complete the set eventually. Mk1,2 and 3! Then once that’s sorted I’ll continue to complete the entire range.


That is a fine ambition.

However, if you ever do a OFAH lime green Cap Re Gear replica, I WILL set fire to it.

It's for your own good. :-)
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