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Hot!Rough '69 Capri

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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2017/03/07 17:34:42 (permalink)
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Mmm nice when done properly. It's just easier to take the plunge than doing it half heartedly. More time for more reward.
Like your metalwork skills.
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2017/03/07 18:03:35 (permalink)
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beautiful!
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2017/05/02 10:09:06 (permalink)
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Work has slowly started on the drivers side, I originally didn't think it looked as bad as the Passengers side however it will be easier to perform the same style of repairs than fit patch pieces only to have problems in later years. Although the sill looked OK, after feeling how soft the passengers side was from years of surface rust on the inside making it thin in places, a new sill has been purchased courtesy or SMCKA.
 
The floor and toe panel have been made up and fitted, I have now removed the A pillar to remake then sill and scuttle, the work continues.

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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2017/05/02 10:29:23 (permalink)
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F&&& that's good!
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2017/05/06 22:07:30 (permalink)
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This is one of the reasons I made the comment in the rusty scrap metal post a few days back- you boys are putting in a huge amount of metalwork into these old girls to bring them back to life- nice work!  Len
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2017/05/07 17:21:07 (permalink)
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the skills you guys have got spins me out.
Whether it's the courage to cut out sills, inner guards or making your own panel press molds, it's pretty cool.
Then there's those that know all the mechanical stuff.
 
From someone who knows little of either, but enough to get into trouble, thanks for sharing what you do.
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2017/05/07 18:13:50 (permalink)
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well said Deano, I concur!
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2017/05/21 22:11:53 (permalink)
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Thanks for the kind comments and encouragement. When I see the handy work of others on this and other forums I really feel like an amateur however watching what others do gives me lots of ideas to work with.
 
The latest update is the RH A pillar is made, using some highly technical CAD work (Cardboard Aided Design), to get the shape right it came up fairly well and a bit quicker since it is the second one  (LH side being the first) I have made. 
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2017/05/23 09:31:36 (permalink)
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Love the CAD design of the panel... Got much left to do? Drew.

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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2017/06/19 23:23:23 (permalink)
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Well done blue74..............keep up the good work............looks amazing already !
Another lucky Capri saved from death thanks to another caring Capri lover like all of us.

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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2017/06/21 13:12:30 (permalink)
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It has been roughly 12 months since I started work on the left side floor, how time gets away however, I have a bit more of an update, the Right side sill, "A" pillar and scuttle are now done, It went quite smoothly.
 
A friend lent me his spot welder for the job that I was able to use in quite a few places, it works really well as you can see in one of the destructive tests and makes short work of fitting panels.
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2017/08/05 19:07:05 (permalink)
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Have done some more work on the front end, I modified the original light bracket I had made to fit Lucas individual light buckets I found off a Humber Vogue. This arrangement gives more adjustment for the headlight position in the surround. The inner guards also need a piece fitting for lamp clearance.
The car was missing the bonnet latch mechanism and I have seen a few Fords of this era with evidence of flipped bonnets from the latch releasing so it now has a more modern latch assembly from a Corolla to hold the bonnet down.

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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2017/08/05 20:11:50 (permalink)
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I'm liking that. Head lights look awesome.
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2017/08/05 20:18:28 (permalink)
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hey Blue, have you considered fitting gt bonnet locks?
Rare spares sell most of the kit, new springs,cups, srews and the machines latches themselves.
I was worried about the Capri bonnet flipping also, mine used to get a good shimmy up, even after adjusting the stoppers and it was only the dodgy latch keeping tit down.
I have seen online you can also  purchase the strengthening plates that go on the catch, Burtons I think.
 
I bought some aerocatches to go on the escort, but are yet to fit them.
 
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Re: Rough '69 Capri 2017/08/05 21:14:12 (permalink)
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Well done, great progress ...........keep up the good work
NB........before you go any further, I'd remove the windscreen washer bottle lest it becomes damaged
during the re-works; they cost a fortune to replace, and it'd be sad to see it damaged since it's a rare oem.
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