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RE: Ford factory special 2007/05/16 22:25:37 (permalink)
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I think nutserts are the best way to convert the panels to bolt on.

I've used nutserts of various sizes to construct metal cabinets etc. and have been really pleased with the results.

Nutserts we once a product of Textron, but have recently been taken over/bought by Avdel.

You can buy nutserts at the better nut and bolt specialist sellers. The manual application tool is pretty reasonably priced. Link below is for a data sheet shows one of the nutsert breeds.

http://www.acument.com/avdel/products/datasheet/tsnutsert_9658_mm.pdf

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RE: Ford factory special 2007/05/21 17:45:40 (permalink)
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/05/21 17:55:21 (permalink)
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/05/21 19:43:26 (permalink)
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Great pics Ron. You are a brave man removing the rear vent panel and plenum chamber panel. But, if you're going to do the resto properly, those things have to be done.

Now I'm sure you have thought about it, but make sure the joints and seams are very well sealed, especially around the joints under the windscreen rubbers.

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RE: Ford factory special 2007/07/06 14:06:57 (permalink)
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Ive now got the shell and panels in etch primer,what a job stripping paint especialy around the engine bay. I found some more rust when the paint came off so im right into fixing that now. The underneath is tidied up with a new coat of undeseal and im putting the seam sealer back as needed. The bonnet inside panel has some rust right up under the leading edge. Outer panel is quite sound. I could have just bogged it up but i want it to last more than just a few years so i drilled a series of holes right across under the edge and pumped the joint full of a lanolin based wax. The holes will stay to give it ventilation. More pics soon.
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/07/06 16:56:49 (permalink)
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Hmm - interesting - never seen the bulge removed b4 - boy oh boy the standard of some of these re-builds is really tops! Gives you xtra incentive....
bolting the rear vent panel on is a good idea!
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/06/24 13:52:11 (permalink)
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Im up to the stage of putting a skim of filler here and there. Someone made a meal of fixing a spoiler to the bootlid and together with some rust holes it took me about three days to fix. Also, removing all paint under the bonnet and bootlid takes days. Everything now is bare metaled except the inside of boot. Its getting covered with carpet anyway. I now need to build a trolley to move the shell around and to the spray painters.
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/06/27 12:25:13 (permalink)
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The resto is really looking excellent I hope mine looks as good as that. In reference to the BBS special can you tell by the engine no and the body no cause I have a 72 model with a 3100 D Port motor and a LSD but it has been resprayed and messed around with over the years so all the stickers would have been taken off it also has no badges on it
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/06/27 17:57:24 (permalink)
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Thanks ds1900 this is my first attempt at a resto and i think it will turn out ok. I can tell you that the rotisserie is invaluable to me being able to access all areas and weld and grind the right way up. Its good to hear youve got the dport motor and an lsd. If its one of the eleven it will have been assembled in nov/72 and the engine/body number will match one on my list. You can private message me if you want. Cheers,,,ron.
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/06/28 11:42:00 (permalink)
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Ron I am pretty sure it was built in 11/72 but I will check when I get home tonight could not find the engine and body number list you refered to but I will get the engine/body number and let you know
If it is maybe I should restore that car and not the other one I have
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/07/14 18:46:22 (permalink)
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Nothing much to report lately, due to a ten week work contract that has to be finished on time or else. My son is giving me trouble over the proposed paint job. Seems he wants to spend ten grand on a smik job. Trouble is i dont want to spend that much on paintwork. It will make the total spent around thirty grand and i think its too much. Besides i want a car that i can drive without worrying about scratching it. I would rather keep the money for ongoing repairs and mods. I also have a mk1 escort two door that will take about ten grand to put back on the road. I guess well sort it out. Meantime i still have to assemble the front guards and stone tray to the shell and get it all off the rotisserie and onto a trolley for painting. A factory option steering wheel sold on eBay this week for 272 dollars. When i got my esky home and pulled off the thick wheel cover there was a very nice factoy optional steering wheel underneath. Seems like the st. wheel was worth half the price of the car, ha ha.
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/07/23 22:58:06 (permalink)
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Just went to look at a '72 with a sliding sunroof offered up for sale. I immediately had fingers crossed for it to be a "special", but it was a 5/72 build, auto, wild plum, white interior, factory driving lights, sports wheel, cloth inserts, LHS mirror, radio, rostyles and steel sunroof. Mmmmmm nice, needs small bodywork and would benefit from a respray after the touch ups, but a nice car. Completely fully re-co engine and auto, this car despite needing a few grand spent is not cheap, but will be very nice once finished
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/07/26 17:27:02 (permalink)
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JR if anyone can find one you will. With only eleven produced its like looking for a needle in a haystack. I dont know what the survival rate of capris is but you would think that there would be at least five or six out there somewhere. Of the seven that ford kept they could be anywhere in vic or nsw. Even of the four that were sold to bs stillwell one of those ended up in qld. (mine). So yeah, they could be anywhere.
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RE: Ford factory special 2007/10/21 19:22:03 (permalink)
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I am still working over the panels one at a time. So happy that there was nothing seriously out of shape because as it is its taking me ages to do. Anyway the panels are now straight and its down to fine tuning. I want to get it painted soon before the qld humidity starts to cause any rust. Then its on to the mechanical stuff.
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