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Hot!Wattsy's 1969 Capri

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2010/09/17 18:20:32 (permalink)
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Wattsy's 1969 Capri

As some of you may be aware I have been battling to build my "dream" Capri with the aid of a local panel

shop. My original Capri I was building turned out to have some issues and had to be scuttled. I started on a

new body and as seems to be the usual case the car is now over time and over budget but at least now it is at

a stage where I feel comfortable posting up some progress pics. Most of these pics were taken today but some

were from a little earlier on in the build to show the odd this and that.

Car leaves on Monday for the 6 point cage. Plenty to go after that of course just felt maybe it was time for

an update.

Model:
1969 Ford Capri

Engine: 351 Cleveland, 4V "Higgins" modded heads, forged pistons, steel rods, Isky double springs, stainless

valves, CHI 3V manifold, MSD 6AL ignition, 750 Mighty Demon, Magnafuel Quickstar 275 w/ regulator.

Transmission:
C10, full manual reverse pattern valve body, kevlar bands/clutches

Differential: 9 inch LSD, 31 spline, 4.11 gears, forged steel hats

Front Suspension: STD Macpherson Strut, 90/10 Koni inserts

Front Brakes: VT Commodore 295mm

Front Wheels: 7in Convo Pro

Rear Suspension:
MacDonald Brothers 4 link, QA1 Coilovers

Rear Wheels: 10in Convo Pro (29x12.5 Hoosier Pro Street)

Rear Brakes:
EL Falcon

Chassis Kit: Hadfield Rod Shop

Seats: FG XR8 Ute

Images should be self explanatory.











































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    Wattsy
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    RE: Wattsy's 1969 Capri 2010/09/17 18:23:17 (permalink)
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    I forgot to add that it has an adjustable bias Wilwood Pedal box, Noltec strut tops and an anti-dive kit.

    Also a 2800 Dominator convertor. Will fit a higher one at some point later on.
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    RE: Wattsy's 1969 Capri 2010/09/18 22:40:48 (permalink)
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    Looks the business there Wattsy nice work on the trans tunnel & the rear 4 bar setup, I am guessing but I would imagine you looking at entering super street with that combo.
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    RE: Wattsy's 1969 Capri 2010/09/19 00:12:21 (permalink)
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    Nice fabrication work there

    Cheers

    Justin
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    RE: Wattsy's 1969 Capri 2010/09/22 10:29:54 (permalink)
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    Once it is registered and I get a few km's on it then I will be looking to hit the track.

    My main goal is to cruise the wheels off it.
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    RE: Wattsy's 1969 Capri 2010/09/25 19:43:01 (permalink)
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    Hey, you finally put up some pics! Starting to come together now, looks like alot has been done since last time i saw it. Cant wait to see it in colour. O
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    RE: Wattsy's 1969 Capri 2010/09/30 22:41:45 (permalink)
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    Took some shots of the roll cage today. Panel shop are doing lots of finishing off and cleaning up now including the fill panel work around the cage install. Quite happy with how tight the cage is to the body. Waiting on the local ANDRA rep to come and have a squiz.The cross brace is tied into the rear clip cross piece that holds the upper coilover brackets and the longer bars tie in to the rear of the clip.















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    RE: Wattsy's 1969 Capri 2011/06/02 21:06:37 (permalink)
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    We will follow the build, once a little further along you will see more interest. Do not lose hope, be strong and build this legend of a car...Make sure you build the car for you and not everyone else... I watch closely...Good luck Dean :-)
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    RE: Wattsy's 1969 Capri 2011/06/02 22:08:35 (permalink)
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    TOP WORK!

    did you have to stretch the rear wheel arches to fit rear wheels that size?

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    RE: Wattsy's 1969 Capri 2011/07/02 09:56:20 (permalink)
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    Wow... just when I thought no one cared! :P

    I was able to purchase some rust repair sections from a UK mob which then closed down which is a pity as the sections and sills I ordered were great. About 2-3 inches was added into the middle of the wheel arch sections when they were fitted. Glad I used all the repair panels due to the little surprises that were lurking between some panels, particularly in the sills.

    By way of update: the panel shop has slowly been making progress. Steering column (I am using an AU collapsable column with the combination switch etc) and brake pedal is all in and stitched up. Shifter is mounted and the surround made. Handbrake handle is in. Axles are supposed to arrive this week from the US so the diff can be buttoned up. Sump is back in Victoria being modified.. again... bonnet is mounted with the struts in place. I decided I didn't like polishing stuff so I have had my air filter, inlet manifold and rocker covers all painted.

    Engineer came out a few weeks back and did a preliminary inspection and passed everything on the car which I was pleasantly surprised about. I was a bit nervous about some of the major mods but he was happy enough.





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    RE: Wattsy's 1969 Capri 2011/07/02 19:01:07 (permalink)
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    Im not sure how I missed this thread[:p] Looks tough as...love the fabrication work Keep the updates coming[;^)]
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    RE: Wattsy's 1969 Capri 2011/02/08 19:37:00 (permalink)
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    Hey Dean starting to look good. i like the rocker covers, what did you do with the inlet? i'll be down in 2 weeks might have to catch up. O
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    RE: Wattsy's 1969 Capri 2011/02/09 13:23:55 (permalink)
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    Great looking project and I am liking the black and red theme which is forming. Will the car be black with red hi-lights?
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    RE: Wattsy's 1969 Capri 2011/02/09 16:25:23 (permalink)
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    The engine will be (is) black with red highlights as is the interior and the exterior will be red with black highlights and Super Snake stripes - chrome is all deleted. I have a 4 light front end going in and the engineer has stated it can be engineered without bumpers. I want it to look like a grumpy RS2600/Shelby Super Snake. I have posted up some of my "inspiration" car photos. I steal an idea from here and an idea from there if you know what I mean.





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    RE: Wattsy's 1969 Capri 2011/02/26 19:38:25 (permalink)
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    Well... progress seems to have been slow. I am assured that lot's has been done but I am just not seeing it I suppose.

    I have been concerned about the bonnet scoop I had fitted. The retard I sub-contracted to fit the scoop completely ignored what I said about reshaping the front so that will have to be done later. And it didn't stick properly .. so another retard gets paid for sub-standard work and goes on his merry way. With the guards in place the scoop doesn't look as huge as it used to so I am happy enough about that. One side didn't want to sit on properly so I had to bring in a stunt arm for the purpose of the photos. Thanks again for the help today Owen.

    Picked the diff up too. It's a shade industrial but I am assured it is good. Moser 31 spline axles added to the stuff I had before and the new brackets stitched on and boxed/strapped. One side section looks kinda wierd to me but we ran the tape over it and until I find out otherwise will assume it to be good. Heavy little sucker.

    So now the diff goes back in, back wheels on and the rear guards get repaired. Front guards have some cancer in them but the panel dude says he can fix it so fine. I have been in favour of bolting the guards on, especially as I was going to use fibreglass ones, but now I have been considering just welding these ones back on. The car shouldn't rust in the garage... although it is a Capri so it just might. Thoughts .. opinions? Bolt on vs weld?

    Next up is to fit the coil over conversion to my struts, buy some front springs (keep hearing anywhere from 200-250 pounds) and to reco and powdercoat the front and rear calipers (red!).









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