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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2018/05/03 19:34:19 (permalink)
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Neither of mine have them at August 72. Or Ck17Me numbers. Must have been a retrofit I would think. Maybe a dealers fitout if they came from the same area. Or Ford themselves trying different things.
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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2018/05/03 20:25:12 (permalink)
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From my looking into it there doesn't see to be any pattern or logic. I have seen a number of 71 and 72 models with both types of seats (low and high lever) with the did different seat mounts. Looks like the parts bin was a mix of both types of high backs during this period.
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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2018/05/03 21:48:51 (permalink)
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Great to see another Capri undergoing a resto. Will be a nice car when it's done and worth the effort.
 
I wonder if SMCKA would consider stocking the arch repair sections if there was enough intrest, may be worth a phone call.
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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2018/05/03 23:26:31 (permalink)
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If it helps re; the mounts, it is a 12/71 build.
 
Now I just need to stay focused and motivated to keep the momentum
 
 
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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2018/05/07 11:41:22 (permalink)
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Thanks whooli. Your generosity is much appreciated.
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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2019/02/24 18:53:38 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, just a quick question. How do I remove the roof chrome strips successfully?
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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2019/05/07 12:29:28 (permalink)
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Still chipping away...Slowly. As far as paint stripping I have the boot and engine bay to go.
Finding a few surprises here and there.
Ordered the rear arches and new scuttle panels.
I probably need to source the wings as well.
 
Also thinking it may be cheaper in the long run to weld in a new front valance and taillight panel? Rust free, but require a fair bit of beating. Thoughts?
 
 

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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2019/05/07 13:56:22 (permalink)
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If you can get behind all those damaged areas just "beat it".
The small dent above the tail light may be more difficult to access behind, however if you can't get something in there you could cut out a section of the reinforcement panel and refit after repairing the rear panel.
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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2019/05/08 23:55:46 (permalink)
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I second that, have a go at beating it.  If you weld new panels you will have to beat out the heat distortion so worst case its some good practice for you.
 
For areas you cant get behind you can tack a washer on and use a dent puller.
 
Did you get the  trims off, an old thread is here https://www.classic-ford.org/cfp/tm.aspx?m=69648
 
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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2019/05/09 10:37:25 (permalink)
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Thanks guys! I think my panel beater wants me to attempt a few things myself anyway...since I have a while to wait for his work.
 
I suspect that this is going to set me back a fortune, thats why I was wondering if I just buy new panels anyway. 
 
I did end up getting them off easily with the alloy bottle opener trick I found somewhere!
One of these fit the profile perfectly.

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Re: '71 V6 GT Restore 2019/05/09 18:04:47 (permalink)
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By the time you add a new panel and remove the old panel plus welding and fettling a new panel, most of the time it better to repair what’s there. Better to pay a professional sometimes to save dollars and not spend more. New panels are available but not cheap to install time wise.
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