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My capri laser project


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#31 OFFLINE   fordperv

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:01 PM

Today's job was to repair the inner wing and under the scuttle, again this side i had to replicate the 3 separate skins, this is what I cut out

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After I welded that up i proceeded to cut the wing rail off, unfortunately whilst i was doing it i got a bugger of a spark shoot through my goggles and lodge itself in my right eye so a trip to a&e was required to remove it, when I got back i popped back out and welded the replacement rail on and added the inner wing to strut strengthener as per the other side

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I'll grind the welds back another day, the only part i ground back was behind where the strengtheners is mounted so it sits nice.
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#32 OFFLINE   danthecapriman

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:44 PM

Great job. Hope your eye is ok, been there myself for the same reason!
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:49 PM

Cheers mate yeah my eye is sound, ive done it a few times in the past, the ski mask type goggles failed me, they were a generic no brand though, seen some decent looking dewalt ones online so will get them ordered up
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:52 PM

I love the fact that you got back from A&E and got stuck back into the welding again!
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:11 PM

It's only a flesh wound! Well hard, respect!


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 06:56 PM

Today I cut out the front of the sill on the drivers side and an area of rot i saw just in front pretty much exact to the other side i did, so proceeded to knock up a repair section and then cut up the sill repair section and let them both in

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I then spent 4 hours getting the drivers pattern wing fitting something like, it was well out, the part that follows the line of the scuttle was pressed against the body and was nowhere near inline and the gap was well out, a mixture of heat and hammers and a couple of slits its about there now just a little more finessing when i get chance and weld up the slits


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 10:16 PM

Even though I havnt been updating my thread i have been cracking on with jobs, I have finished the welding to the drivers inner wing where I needed to repair the strengthening plate and behind in the engine bay, but to gain access i had to remove the radiator mounting panel, then fitted the new slam panel,

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I also repaired the passengers strut top

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After this I cut off the sill back on the passengers side, the lower quarter, also repaired the inner wheel tub where there was a peppering of rust, I also cut a rust scab from the bottom of the quarter where it meets the arch just above the sill

This was a scab until I hit it a few times with my corrosion assessment tool

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I've still got to do those 2 scabs in the arch lip, for information purposes it appears to be on its original rear arches

I have also stripped the interior out to check for any areas requiring repair, cut out corrosion on the rear floor pans both sides just where the double skinned area is before the rear spring hanger, where they all rot but it wasn't too bad to be fair, I reproduced both skins and zipped it all up, I didn't take a picture of this though

While the seats were out i cleaned them up, these were from the LS breaker i bought to cut the front corner off so I could repair this
As you can see they were minging

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A side by side comparison
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Earlier on i cleaned the carpet and plastics then built the interior back up

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Under the rear drivers sound deadening i found the remains of an original build sheet, the car mustve got damp years back and damaged it, mrs fp put the pieces back together for me while i was working on the car

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There might be a couple of jobs ive done that ive missed off
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Posted 27 June 2017 - 10:30 PM

I wish I had your welding skills it's truly amazing what your doing to your Capri.

I hope once you've done all that welding that your going to cover the area around the front struts with inch thick brushed underseal for that genuine 80s look of hiding the rot for the MOT man for that retro touch.
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 11:53 AM

I wear motocross type goggles when grinding, very hard for a spark to get in them.
I hate getting stuff in my eyes.
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 03:21 PM

I bought a set of these to replace my other goggles


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Can't rate them highly enough, the vents are concealed and they fit well with the inner seal, i think the problem with my old ones was the vents were open just underneath so added entry points for objects
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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:45 PM

Well since photobucket has gone all hostage situation with pictures ive been reluctant to update build threads, I have been chipping away at this,

I've rebuilt the front suspension with new inserts and -2" springs (it's what I already had in the shed so have spent no actual money)

The difference in length of the springs

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I also have prepped and painted under the front wheel arches to tidy it up a bit, here one is with the strut built back up in it, ive still got to paint up the arb, it's having caliper spacers and 2.8i discs thats why I havnt painted the caliper yet or put new disks on (im also replacing all the pipes while im at it and fit the 2.0 servo and landrover master cylinder I have)

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Back on its wheels this is the arch gap im left with

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They aren't the wheels that are staying on

I have done more than i can remember to tell everyone about, all the welding at the front is complete and the only welding left to do is the rear panel when I buy one, but im going to focus on the engine conversion next.
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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:49 PM

Looks great so far, the arches look nice and tidy.
It's amazing how short those new springs look when there's no weight on them! Hard to believe it's only a 2'' drop the difference.
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 01:34 AM

Does look brilliant!!

 

Glad to see those wheels arent staying though because they look tiny and lost in those arches. 


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:08 AM

Looks great so far, the arches look nice and tidy.
It's amazing how short those new springs look when there's no weight on them! Hard to believe it's only a 2'' drop the difference.


I suppose the difference of length is made up by being a higher pound rating so they compress less
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