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my capri journey

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2016/12/10 06:39:18 (permalink)
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my capri journey

ok boys had bit of time this morning so thought id try get my pics together and post the journey
brought this as it was a number matching capri and the only thing it had going for it
started with this  looked half ok untill you dug deeper the whole left side was bogged up  and was pretty thick on there .. so off came the quater , sill , front fender,  rear beaver , front valance only good panel was the right quater panel
 
the car was brought from some bloke up central coast
he thought it was in better shape but it was pretty bad told me half the pics the bloke sent him were selected pics didnt show the real nature and condition
 
after i seen it and checked it out forgot what use to go bad on em and the memory of owning one when i was a wjipper snapper 
 
 i thought what the hell and took over the project and bought it ,,,
 
 

 

 these pics he sent me
 
i have pics scattered everywhere on the panels and different stages so ill fix the pics up along the way once i go thru the mountain of them and upload them
 
this is how it stands at the moment
 
 
 
 
 
its at this stage at the moment and few things have been put on
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    in rod we trust
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    Re: my capri journey 2016/12/10 06:40:40 (permalink)
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    Re: my capri journey 2016/12/10 07:20:54 (permalink)
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    i ended up after quite some time searching  buying parts everywhere ..some parts came  off a few members on here as well which i appreciate very much and had great help from you boys in where to source parts etc ..
    quater panels , sill panels , beaver panel , valance panel , bonnet ,  bumper's , interior , gt wheels, etc etc long list of spares  i brought ...
     
    im just waiting on the pics to upload got that many may take a week to sort them but just posted a couple i ahd uploaded already
     
     
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    Re: my capri journey 2016/12/10 07:45:07 (permalink)
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    Looking good. Show us more.
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    Re: my capri journey 2016/12/10 09:56:55 (permalink)
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    Its come a long way, love the retina scorching yellow, was that its original hue or one of your choosing?
    Cheers Drew

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    Re: my capri journey 2016/12/10 11:19:03 (permalink)
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    Wiggy333
    Looking good. Show us more.

     cheers
    will do as soon as these pics get uploaded
    Drewdog
    Its come a long way, love the retina scorching yellow, was that its original hue or one of your choosing?
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    its supposed to be the original color off the plate yellow glo
    went thru couple samples youd be amazed on how different  yellow glow can be from different paint suppliers..
     
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    Re: my capri journey 2016/12/10 13:21:38 (permalink)
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    Looking good Rod.............wish I had time to do same to my "Wild Plum" GTV6, but with 19 cars, I have to spread the love very thinly !...........and then there's the wife(#20) that always wants more than a 1/20th !

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    Re: my capri journey 2016/12/10 13:50:10 (permalink)
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    here  is quater panel after i remove all the bog

     
    quater was like bondi beach wavey as so off with the quater
     

    the factory joint

    linning up new quater

     
    and the beaver panel before i replaced it looks like somebody tried to fit datsun or the old ltd ford lights
     
     
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    Re: my capri journey 2016/12/10 13:53:26 (permalink)
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    lining up new front secondhand fenders and bonnet
     

     
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    Re: my capri journey 2016/12/10 17:38:33 (permalink)
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    I don't know why anyone would change to larger rear lights. Whenever I see them on a Capri I want to throw up. You've done a great job with the rear quarter. It's funny how many of them are still around. Front valance and guards and bonnets are like Unobtanium. Although expressed steel panel now sell new front guards at 1500 pounds each I think and a hole range of new panels like A pillars.
    The real fun now starts for you so hope you enjoy from now on but remember patience as you bolt it all back together.
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    Re: my capri journey 2016/12/10 23:20:31 (permalink)
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    Well done Rod..........you must have big ones to tackle that without a garage ............I know I wouldn't!
    Keep up the good work and photos. All these photos of the Capri in pieces prepares us for when it's our turn ..........in the next life!

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    Re: my capri journey 2016/12/11 09:31:39 (permalink)
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    love the colour! They keep popping up (v6 capri's) - another survivor
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    Re: my capri journey 2016/12/11 10:00:51 (permalink)
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    BEE VEE
    Looking good Rod.............wish I had time to do same to my "Wild Plum" GTV6, but with 19 cars, I have to spread the love very thinly !...........and then there's the wife(#20) that always wants more than a 1/20th !


    shhhhhh the misses might be reading the forum ... she has no idea on what i spent on this car 
     
    shhhhh  it only cost me 3gs to build ... if your reading this honey i only spent 3gs...
    Wiggy333
    I don't know why anyone would change to larger rear lights. Whenever I see them on a Capri I want to throw up. You've done a great job with the rear quarter. It's funny how many of them are still around. Front valance and guards and bonnets are like Unobtanium. Although expressed steel panel now sell new front guards at 1500 pounds each I think and a hole range of new panels like A pillars.
    The real fun now starts for you so hope you enjoy from now on but remember patience as you bolt it all back together.

     
    cheers
    yeah i cant understand as well why they would chop the whole back to fit different lights they stuff a perfectly good beaver to fit crapy lights
     
    BEE VEE
    Well done Rod..........you must have big ones to tackle that without a garage ............I know I wouldn't!
    Keep up the good work and photos. All these photos of the Capri in pieces prepares us for when it's our turn ..........in the next life!


     
    cheers
    i have a garage to do the work but since i was almost going thru every panel and cutting them off , grinding down the old bog etc i just didnt want to fill my garage up with all that dust and crap ,  i had the gazebo up and always kept the car covered was also lucky that didnt get much rain
    ill put some more pics up just sorting thru the mountain of them
     
    whooligan
    Its been really good to see this one come back to life. I'm following my V6 clone being transform (into a V8 weapon) by its new owner. I wish I had the time, money and skills to do a full resto but for now I just have to dabble and try and hold onto my cars for as long as it takes to gain at least one of the above prerequisites.



    cheers 
     
    id love to do a capri v8 perana lookalike never know with all the experience ive had with this one i might just try find a 4cyl ..even a zacspeed id love to build ..
     
    considering it will cost me only 3gs ... here that wifey 3gs only
     
    spud15
    love the colour! They keep popping up (v6 capri's) - another survivor




    cheers
    wasnt really convinced on the yellow before i painted it but since its the original color i had to do it yellow
     
    but after it was painted it changed my mind i really like the yellow now
     
     
     
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    Re: my capri journey 2016/12/11 10:20:34 (permalink)
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    just on the quater panel if anybody wants to tackle replacing one its not that hard to do
     
    the hardest part was trying to save the scuttle as that is also welded to the quater  but once you cut the quater open to reveal where they are welded and get easy access its not that hard joint is stepped so new quater slides under factory joint then weld back on and some lead wipping or plastic filler you wont even notice it has been replaced ..
     
    i had some lead wiping bars laying about so i lead wiped it
    wheel arch has couple welds not many and factory seals them and holds them on with some welds and panel  glue
    which explains why they rust there ,  id say water gets trap thru some of the parts the panel glue doesnt seal properly
     
    once you cut it open just near where they are welded then its not that bad to get to the welds and grind them off or drill them out just have to go easy and take the time to clean all the old welds
     
    same as the sill its much easier to cut it open to get to the welds easy
     
    did the A post on one side as well that was the first thing i did so trying to find them pics  for you boys  if that helps  some
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    Re: my capri journey 2016/12/30 20:06:52 (permalink)
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    well got a bit of time today so decided to fit engine and gearbox in
     

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