Mk3 Satin Black Project

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  1. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi guys, I have been lurking around for a while. Been into Capris since before I could drive, I'm now 22 and finally got my dream car. It's a 1986 MK3 1.6 with 5 speed box. I am very lucky that my father is a welder and has rebuilt Land Rovers as his hobby, he will be assisting me on this project.

    Picked her up from Wolverhampton Monday night, she luckily has 11 months MOT and is taxed so drove her back. So today I started work on it, stripping out the interior to see how much welding will be needed to be done. I have been so surprised at how little rot it has, wings have the usual rot, a little bit on passenger rear arch, passenger seat mount needs to be welded and the drivers footwell needs a panel welded in after someones dodgy repair has rotted through. The rest is just surface rust and the underneath is all solid.

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    Scuttle panel looks ok

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    Boot is all solid just rusty grommets

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    Someones dodgy repair #1

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    Interior nearly all out

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    Next is to drop the Petrol tank out, then start cutting out the bad bits and weld in the new. Wings will come off over weekend so we can inspect under there. Get the shell solid and preped, overhall brakes, suspension, steering and polybush everthing. Then take windows out and have the shell resprayed then put her back together.

    Thanks for looking

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  2. acepower84

    acepower84 Registered Capri Power Member

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    That looks like a very strong shell and a very good base to start from. The fun begins, or more so it has begun!
     
  3. caprimk3

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    Very solid base there mate :thumbup1:

    If only mine was half that solid :rolleyes:
     
  4. Cashy

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    congratulations on your first capri, thankfully you seem to be under no illusion that it needs work (what capri doesn't?) personally I find it refreshing how you've laid out your findings and the tasks that need to be done in a sort of matter of fact way.

    hope you dont find too much else when the wings come off.
     
  5. MarkW

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    Excellent mate, good work. Looking forward to the updates :thumbup1:
     
  6. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    Does anyone know where I can get the metal grommets that go in the floor pans? Or if someone does rubber ones. Also do the arch repair panels you get go all the way to the bottom of the arch?

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    Trevor from Quoyloo Garage on here sells the metal grommets for the floor.
     
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    That's a great base to start from. Good luck with it,!!
     
  9. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    So today we dropped the petrol tank out, All solid underneath, wirebrushed the tank and it seems all solid. Still can't believe how solid she is. ( Still need to name her ) We then took the passenger door and wing off to start checking for rot under the wing, and to cut the rot out of the floor.

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    Crust in corner of footwell

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    Cut the rust out

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    A post with all rust removed ( Dark bits is bare metal, camera has made it look weird )

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    Passengers seat mount cut out ready for repair and re weld.

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    Inner wing ( Had to cut a lot of the rail the wing seats on, most of the rust and rot was on this point )

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    More to come over the week :D
     
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    Looking very promising mate. Got some similar areas to fix on mine. Keep at it fella.
     
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    looks like a great project, looking forward to seeing updates. What colour would you call that exactly?
     
  12. slosstopher

    slosstopher Registered Capri Power Member

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    Looks like lacquer red mate
     
  13. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    Yeah was originally Lacquer Red, however at some point a long long time ago it's had a respray so not sure if the colour was matched 100%.
     
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    Slot mags and mk2 grill make it very nice indeed, looks like a promising resto!
     
  15. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    Welded the end sill, still a bit more cleaning up to do and will under seal it.

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    Strut stripped and primed

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    First strut rebuilt with new spring

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    Lots more to come over weekend :)/>
     
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    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    Undersealed

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    Testing the wing rail

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    And wing welded on, smoothed in and body work started (Also smoothing the front as going to keep the bumpers off, need to buy some indicators though soon)

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    Repair to drivers side

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    And now the drivers side floor all fixed and welded.
     
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    Great progress on the repairs mate. Nice one
     
  18. garethp9404

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    Very tidy repairs there mate good job
     
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    nice repairs looks a tidy capri
     
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    Thats a really nice shell and thats quality work keep going fella . :thumbup1:
     
  21. biasmatty

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    Massive Update


    Welded up the bonnet, it was full of filler and rust

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    We cut the corner of the wing off and made a new corner, this is the near finished product blended in.

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    Trying to build up the bonnet, think its slightly warped on the right

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    The rear Valance was beyond repair so new panel ordered and old one cut out

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    Welding in plates to fix floor to rear

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  22. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    Arch repair welded in and filled to blend in ( Still in progress )

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    Welded up the holes for rear spoiler and filled.

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    Boot

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    Working on prepping the wheels, Yellow due to filler primer.

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    Chosen to go down the Satin Black route, not going to rattle can it though mind. 70s muscle car look. Black interior with black 70s style bucket seats, Grant steering wheel, hurst gear knob, chrome dash and trim.
     
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    Some good work... keep it up! :)
     
  24. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    Done some work on the interior today, brought some vinylcoat spray for Car Interiors and Carpets. Worked a treat, photos don't really show how well the black came out.

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    Then sanded these down and sprayed gloss black.

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  25. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    December Update

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    Super job on those wheels!
     
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    Something else now...
    What did you use on the interior plastic?
     
  28. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110733968096

    Used it before on car interiors, with a good prep before spray it works wonders.
     
  29. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    Front brakes now sorted.

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    Can anyone tell me if the Weather strips for the door windows come with the metal strip in them ? or do they stick to the metal strip? as mine are quite warped and were rusty as hell.
     
  30. caprimk3

    caprimk3 Richard Capri Power Member

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    If you mean the weather strip that goes from window channel, behind the door mirror and backwards, yes they do have metal in them.

    I bought mine from Tickover :thumbup1:
     
  31. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks NorwegianCaprinut,

    Rolled the Capri out the drive to take some better side photos, finishing some of the body work and hopefully booking it for re spray soon. Also put some of the interior back in for now and tested my new steering wheel.

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    Cant remember if I said I have found a mint full carpet and dyed it black looks good.

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    Also managed to get the Chrome styled side window trims from a MK2, pictures soon
     
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    Looking good. Some nice repairs there!

    What did you use to dye your carpets? I've got a boot carpet that needs to dyed black.
     
  33. wildwest-capri

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    This stuff here Rob.. Well worth it too.This is what i used on all my trim

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110733968096

    That carpet has come out great mate. :thumbup1:
     
  34. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thats the stuff, Great on the interior though carpet I used some other stuff as it is cheaper.
     
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    Cheers Ian. I'll give it a go.
     
  36. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    Been doing some more prep work, Took the sunroof off to prep that as whoever resprayed her before didnt take the seal off and just sprayed over it. Now the sunroof lining has always been missing but the panel was there. However every time you wind the sunroof up and open the panel bends, surely this isnt right? is the panel bent to stay flat or bend up at the back with the sunroof?
     
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    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    How she currently looks on the drive, chose to smooth all the front and go with mk1 Escort style indicators. Hopefully going for spray in a month or so. Ill take some more pictures of other bits I've prepped up ready to go back in.
     
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    Some outstanding work here - very well done: keep at it :)
     
  39. MK2Boyd

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    I like this alot.. looking really nice.

    I like the black and chrome look, cant beat it! ;)/>
     
  40. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    Taken inspiration from yourself and not sure if he is still on the forum but Spliffs Capri. Cant beat black and chrome.
     
  41. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    Quick update, F**King track control arm bushes. What a load of rubbish. I have seen other people on here have also had issue with "FloFlex" Had issues getting the pin through, then someone said to use nyloc nut. Was bleeding the brakes last night and found out the bushes have split, they never looked the right size. Can only link me to ones they have used and know fit correctly as there seems to be loads on ebay but can't afford to risk them not fitting again. Ill upload photos later.
     
  42. classiccapri

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    I always use superflex.. never had any issues with them..
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  43. Vernon240

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    Yep, superflex gets my vote. Not he cheapest, but well made and more importantly, they fit easily. I have struggled for hrs trying to be a brand X polybush only to find the superflex fit exactly right in minutes. Order direct from the web site and they have always delivered within days for me.
     
  44. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    Some more pictures of the progress

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    Putting my media player in the glove box to hide it

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    Well brought the Superflex bushes and they were totally different then the flow flex ones, fitted perfect. Undersealed underneath, been going around the body work touching bits up (Endless battle that ill leave for the spray shop but the worst has been done for them ) Fitted the dash and bits back in, gone for the muscle American look which I think suits the car ( won't be to everyones taste I know ) Picked up some Cobreau GT bucket seats, fabricated some subframes to fit the original Capri seat rails. Anyways the Capri starts first time and seems to run fine after been sat now for 9 months. Noticed that the rad was warm even though car haven't been running long, realised the thermostat was faulty so replaced with a new one and gasket. Sportex exhaust and 4-2-1 manifold fitted.

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    Im hoping to have it booked in for spray ASAP. Though want to go for a flat black, I have been told satin black or matte black are hard to keep clean and stuff sticks to it. Someone else has said to use a Matte clear coat after which will seal and protect the paint?
     
  46. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    So after fitting the new Thermo and a new Radiator cap, Ive noticed the rad has a leak :( Quite badly so biting the bullet and buying a new rad.
     
  47. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    So picked up the New Radiator fitted it and she's running sweet as a nut. Looks like the old rad has an upgraded rad with more cores. But it's only a 1.6 so can't see it been an issue. I have brought all new seals, window felt, weather strip etc as the ones on the car are old and worn.

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    rear boot seal was on the car when I took the photo, Front screen seal is fine, Rear screen is bonded so just got the external seal for it.

    Last parts on my list are wheel centre caps ( Going to be a pain as front are Cobras at 13 and rear are Wolfrace at 14) and wheel nuts.
     
  48. biasmatty

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    So quite a big update, car has been sprayed and I have began to fit everything back together, fitting all new seals, new bolts and screws.

    Started by doing it a few weekends back when we had the good weather, Luckily we have a carport thats protected 3sides so just had to seal off the front.

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    Brought the paint and thinners from a Military/Land Rover paint supplier and already had the gun and a compressor. Paint is Satin Black (70% gloss) single coat top coat. Paint is not perfect but a lot better than what could be done with Rattle cans. Got a quote from a local spray store for £700 to spray it satin black and due to the nature of the paint ( Once it's sprayed you can sand out any blemishes ) they wouldnt be able to get it perfect. The way I see it is I saved myself £650 which I can use on getting some new wheels. :banana:/>/>/> Plus I have enough paint to paint her 10 times over again if she ever needs it.

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    Also fitting all the fittings back on

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    Buying some Matte sealant and wash, that protects the paint and doesn't add any gloss from Nanolex.

    Issue I have now is wheels, Current setup is front 13x7 dragslots with 185/60/13 tyres offset of ET25 and Rear Slotmags 14x7 185/60/14 offset ET35 (right missmatch) Thinking of getting some Superlites 13x7 ET0 with 205/60/13 tyres, Whats peoples thoughts on these?
     
  49. acepower84

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    That looks so much better now than when you started, hats off to you. Brought another car back to life with a new lease of life. Should give you lots of years worth of enjoyment.
     
  50. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks, it's been a long journey of ups and downs. I just can't wait to drive her again.
     
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    you gonna put some paint on top of that primer? I joke I joke. If I could critique it, it looks a little plain, the chrome bits do add a little but I think it could do with more detailing
     
  52. biasmatty

    biasmatty Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hahahaha. Ive got mk2 chrome window trims to go on, which I'm hoping will break up the side view, Chrome wingmirrors. Also might have a test go on a spare panel at doing this with some lines or something to add to the paint.

     
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    Cletus' tutorial is pretty good & I think if you replicated that, it would give the extra detailing I think your car needs. Kinda want to steal a polishing wheel & attack fifi with it
     
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    Or rather restoring a 1977 Capri Mk2 1600 GL in Green. Restored 1987 Toyota MR2 Mk1. '04 Toyota Corolla & '13 Rav4 Invincible
    How did you get the door handles to look chrome? Were they the normal black ones and you rubbed them down and polished them?

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    Yeah just polished them up on the polishing wheel. Sprayed the other bit gloss black.
     
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    Or rather restoring a 1977 Capri Mk2 1600 GL in Green. Restored 1987 Toyota MR2 Mk1. '04 Toyota Corolla & '13 Rav4 Invincible
    Nice one. I'm going to do that to mine then as I currently have black Mk3 ones on my Mk2 and it just looks wrong.

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    So Capri is now on the road, Passed MOT Saturday one day before Ford Fair ( Cutting it short I know ) Only advisory is slight play in one of the ball joints which I'll get sorted. Drove all the way to FordFair and back fine, need to get the tracking done on the wheels. Enjoy the pictures.

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    Next step is to service engine, new belts, oil and oil filter, Then replace the oil in the gearbox and diff. Also think I am going to have to change the mirrors as you can not see anything behind you at all in them.
     
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    So nearly a year on, not much has happened to the car, apart from been enjoyed. Thinking of going to the next Capri Club show in August as thats local to me and also the retro rides show later on in August.

    I have a Phase 2 plan for the car however...

    For starters, the wing mirrors are dreadful and would recommend to anyone not to get these. You can't see anything in them due to their size and the fact I mounted them where the original mirrors mount, meaning that they are quite low down. Ive seen a picture of a Mk2 Capri with bullet mirrors however they are on a base similar to the standard mk3 mirrors, so looking to find out what they are / what car they are off and will get those.

    Ride height, looks far too high for my liking, not sure if this is due to the wheels been 13s at front and 14s at back, but just looks like its on stilts So getting lowering springs and lowering blocks, need to work out what height to go for / do I get 14s to replace the 13s on the front.

    Chrome Bumpers, feel the car lacks something and looks a tad bland, so planning on getting some mk2 chrome bumpers or at least for the rear.

    Repaint the door handles, due to them just been polished up original handles they get dull and marked quite quickly when rained on. Going to spray them satin black same as car.

    Bonnet and boot, Where i've repaired the bonnet at the front where we cut out all the rot, the filler has cracked need to sorted ( Its not bad, but been a perfectionist ) With the boot there is sanding marks will need resanding and spraying again ( Good job I ordered enough paint to spray the car 100 times over haha :stunned: )

    Also got a spare 1.6 pinto that I might tear down and rebuild to replace my current 1.6.
     
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    I think she looks awesome mate, always liked satin black but was not sure how well it would weather so that's how I ended up bright purple instead. Liked the two tone effect achieved in that video you had in your thread earlier too.

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    Evening everyone,

    So 5 years on, I still own her. Nothing much has changed to the car but now have the bug again.

    So I have started working on some tidying up. I have purchased a sandblaster and cabinet. About to put in an order to Burton for belts, filters, etc to do a service on the engine. Lowering blocks ready to go on the rear, I have put the standard spoiler back on. Plus managed to source an MK2 chrome rear bumper to put on her.

    Looking forward to updating you all.

    Matt
     
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    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    welcome back with your re-start Matty ..
    Hoping you get to where you want to be now for sure ... Nice to get the records updated
     
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    Look forward to seeing the up dates
     
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    Just found this thread, Iove the satin black look, you've done some brilliant work on it, nice one :D,
     
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    Just noticed your door handles same as Al has, they do look good like that
     
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    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    ah but on Rumbly all black, and no panel mounted locks ..
    it was 'the General' that had chrome handles black lifters ..
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    but well remembered Rog ..
     
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    Thank you sir, somethings do stay in the grey mater at times
     
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    Thanks, They didn't stay polished for long (used to be painted) and I couldn't be bothered to keep polishing them so they are now Satin Black as well haha.
     
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    Could have got chrome and done it the other way round
     
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    Do they do chromed door handles with no locks in them?
     
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    think the later Ghia had chrome with out locks in them,
     
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    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    hmm .. .. I'm not so sure - the top handle with the lock, certainly ..
    the bottom 2 are too short, Mk2 escort rear door handles, so Mk3 Cortina rear handles ..
     
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    i see what your saying about the bottom two Al,but im sure the Ghias were chrome unless they were changed to black for the later version
     
  74. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    Ghias were chrome, with lock in handle until ‘78..
    At facelift, they got the black handles, still with integral locks..
    There were never chrome Capri handles with no integral locks.
     
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    So finally remembered to post on here. Going back over the car touching up section by section. Currently stripping engine bay, new battery tray to go in, tart everything else up. I am lucky to have access to an industrial power coating system so have been removing anything that can be powder coated to get that blasted and powder coated. Headlights mixture of powder coat and gloss black spray after all been sandblasted. Slow progress but hoping to have her back on road again for the summer next year.
     
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    So a lot more work has gone on since my last post:

    Front crossmember and steering components removed, sand blasted and powder coated (Replacing all bolts, nuts and tabs for new)
    Steering rack sand blasted and painted
    Steering coupling blasted and painted
    Engine cleaned, prepped and painted red (Sorry I know...)
    New waterpump, petrol pump, Starter motor, oil filter, belts, accuspark coil
    Distributor cleaned, new points and condenser
    Alternator stripped, blasted, rebuilt with new bushes. Fan and belt pulley powdercoated.
    Front valence removed, a lot of damage which back when I first rebuilt the car I just filled in, now wanting to try panel beat and fabricate into better health.
    Passenger wing removed. Is an original wing, however last time we had to cut the wing rail off due to rust and made our own, and same for where the wing meets the headlight bowls. Back in 2014 when the car was only worth £1500 these repairs we done structurally sound but not the most authentic looking, so a pattern wing has been ordered to either use or use as parts to make the OG one a lot better.

    Becoming one of those the more I do on the car, the more I find to do haha. But all great fun.

    Next step is new wing rail welded on, all the inner wing coating removed, stripped (Original ford stuff is starting to crack but has most likely saved the car), primed and painted in rubberised paint. New or fixed wing trial fitted back on. IMG_0628 2.jpg IMG_0693 2.jpg IMG_0578.jpg IMG_0680.jpg IMG_0681.jpg IMG_0707 2.jpg IMG_0695.jpg IMG_0699 2.jpg IMG_9516.jpg IMG_0717.jpg
     
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    Passenger side inner wing, repaired behind Anti Roll strengthening plate. Removed all undercoating down to the Ford E coat and removed any rust. Applied Epoxy primer over the top and then Upol Gravitex on top of that. Still need to top coat with gloss black.

    Also blasted the strut ( a few small pitted rust areas that I will use rust remover on) and then ready for powder coat.
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    Great job, keep up the good work.
     
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    really taking shape and i do love new parts
     
  80. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    nice looking work ..
    Noticed in amongst your new kit, the AccuSpark coil ... Be very careful !
    Dont forget that the Capri has a ballast wire built in to the loom, and that if you're fitting their points replacement trigger in your dizzy, the supplier does not know how to wire them up properly ..
    1 - do not try and remove the ballast resistor,
    2 - do not wire the trigger Red onto the coil positive pole ..
     
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    Thanks Clockwork,
    Yeah think I have purchased the wrong thing, Was going to go for the points replacement, but seen so many bad reviews now its put me off. Whats the best option for just replacing the standard coil? I know CCI have them etc?
     
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    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    The points replacement idea is good, but folk insist on wiring across the coil.. if yours is a Laser there is a perfect feed wire under the headlamp relay- single black wire, female connector - direct off ignition switch ..
    As for coils, standard CB type for a ballast system.. could check out the Lucas coils, or Bosch as would be standard..
    As it’s not an ‘electronic ignition system’ there is utterly no need for a specialist coil type!
     
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    Thanks mate will have a look when I start putting everything back in.

    Top coated with gloss black. Looks so much better than the layers of undercoat. Hoping this makes it easy to wash and keep clean and keep an eye on the underneath.

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    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    looks great!
    I have taken the liberty to update your 'thumbnails' to 'full image' .. you have taken some really sharp pictures Matty.. Nice to see your progress ..
     
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    Small 'Wing' Update

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    So purchased a 'Pattern' wing. First things first, they are as awful as people say. Yeah you most likely can make them fit etc. But they are as thin as tissue paper in places. Dent by just pushing on them... Anyways I have stripped the bits needed to repair the original Ford wing so try make good again. Parts taken from Pattern wing are the front section with the locators to join the valance, wing rail, inner section to meet headlight bowl and the inner section that meets the scuttle. Pictures are from us trying a mock fit to see if everything lines up. My door is slightly low due to removing the other day, still a bit more testing to get the gaps and levels correct. Then rebuilding the section of wing that joins headlamp bowl (Last picture) Then welding everything properly instead of just tacks.

    Does anyone has a picture of the front where the wing meets the valance under the headlight bowl, Lip of valance that would be amazing help?

    Side note, figured out how to program the plasma cutter and made this.. :)

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    Hope you all had a good weekend,

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