Discussion in 'Members Capris' started by Chap Foose, 4 January 2020.
Needs total restoration but not really bad
Nice to see - I was just pondering today what you might be up to. This will obviously get your treatment, I hope to be a keeper.
This will be a keeper.
Sold the Lotus Cortina and had a 3 door cossie for a while.Sold that but still have a Mk1 Gt cortina which is very near completion then will start on this.I love 3.0s capris and glad I got this one as I've known about the car for around 5 years now.Good to be back
Nice to see you back Paul....Looking forward to following the build
Essex V6's rule, well they did in the 70's and 80's, looks like a decent starting point, and low mileage.
Chap foose, that's a name I haven't seen about in a long time. Did the cortina sell to anyone famous or heritage centre? Or just a collector?
A collector bought it.He has a few nice cars but no capris.
Also saw your location, nice to see another local thought you were collier row way before now but that could be someone else
My workshop is Collier Row
Great to see you back on here Paul
Nice to see you back Chap.. enjoyed all your previous builds
This one no doubt is about to get some serious works.
Cheers mate.Got alot of bits with the car including triple 40s but need a inlet for them and a set of 5 7x13 ronals with new tyres.Looking forward to it as it's been a while since I had a capri
I'm looking forward to this too
Should be another top class restoration. See its fitted with headlamp washers, very rare.
Oh i do love a chap foose resto .bit dissapointed when i came on .thought there was an update haha
Welcome back paul ,
Hi mate nice to see you back. Looks like a decent project and find. I will look forward to seeing this getting done. Are you keeping the colour this time? What year is she?
nice to see you back on here i use to follow your builds on OSF before i had a fall out with them last one i saw was a yank stepside
have you looked at Webcon?
that's the complete kit .. but they may also have a manifold only deal ..
Here we go again
Headlamp bowls are very good.The floor both sides needs help.A lot of horrors to come
just spotted this again, popping up on fb ..
seems a good base ..
Seems you're never too old eh !!
Resurrection shuffle ..
Most definitely looking forward to seeing the progress pics and completion of this motor!!!!
Just about stripped now
typical Capri chassis leg
brown & crusty isnt so bad .. I was utterly amazed at where in one place the rust was so much in perforation, but that top metal ring where the strut bolts into is near 4-5mm thick ( ?) on mine !!
thats another reason I dont like the idea of those strut-top plates ... another skin just has more risk than benefit ?
always enjoy looking at these progress pics .. go Chap!
Paint stripped most of it and scraped the worst of the underseal ready for sand blasting
That's looking to be a very good shell.
Steady work shows progress!! Looking forward to seeing the completed project pics.
And this is where id be cleaning up for the next two years lol
On its way to the blasters
Going along quite nicely. I’d gladly give away a body part for a 3.0S !
Blasted and now the fun begins
Not a bad workshop to have at the side of your house.My mate built this workshop at home.He got it blasted for me and its ready to start work
Is that Colin's place? I've just answered my own question by looking closer at a registration!! Where's the Saxon?
Yes mate its Colins place.Hes still got the saxon in his small garage
Workshop ? That’s more like a bloody Housing development It should have it’s own postcode!
Its enormous lol
Welcome back. I really enjoyed your last threads so looking forward to keeping up with this one.
CF, if you see CG, I am doing a MK1 Cortina, has he got any shells he's breaking, thanks in advance.
That factory rust is rather artistic! Blasted clean like that, I can see why some people choose to preserve it..
Hes sold all his cortina parts and shells now mate.Has a few parts left and thats it
Cheers for that, I was looking for a driver's side roof pillar, better get the cardboard out!!!!
Aw, that looks like you're not going to leave any of it!
No surprise, excellent fabrication skills on display.
Glad to see you back Paul and with a 3.0s again even better! This looks really solid after the blasting, few gaps which you will deal with no problem with your skills but certainly nothing there you wouldn't expect after 40 years. Looks really solid.
Great coverage of your progress so far and so nice to have a project so involved to follow again.
The members car section used to be my favourite part of this forum in years gone by and this thread has revived that feeling.
Please keep the pictures coming.
Got rear chassis repairs to do on mine, got a pair from ND spares department, excellent man to deal with.
There's a 2.0S on eBay, £21,000.00, the underneath picture is smart, maybe not original, but gets my vote.
Black tank and stainless straps like mine but I have a lot more black wax oil dripping from mine. I like the stainless of the straps and exhaust against the black running gear and tank.
The 3.0s is panelled up. Cheers Colin Ginn for a top job.A lot of the panels he made himself including the nearside lower front panel from where it bolts to wing to where the bumper iron goes through,and the panel that always rusts the bottom of the rear quarter where it meets the sill He will be selling these panels soon as he has made a jig to reproduce them.
aerial hole plugged as well,
Yes mate.Hate them
good on ya, ive picked up to wings for penny so thinking of going roof with the aerial as i paid enough for them and done want to waste any of them now, has anyone gone with the roof way before
had 2 Mk1s with a roof aerial, cleared the internals nicely, but didnt have a sunroof..
done 2 Lasers with bee stings in centre rear.. first one was too far forward due to the roof strengthening thing, I fitted it in front on the ripple, was OK, but wasnt that happy,
then on red D66, I decided to cut a cavity in centre of the strengthener and fit the bee sting slightly further back, and it only just missed the lead edge of the tail-gate when opened.. But !!
Be aware that strengthener piece under the roof skin has a parallel piece directly below the roof skin, but very slightly separated, so when you tighten the aerial down to secure it, you get a depression in the roof skin !!
Is anyone interested if I dig out the Maplin self build kit I have here that lets you use the rear screen demister as an aerial?
Looks easy enough to copy.
i knew had seen it somewhere on here,
the heated rear screen one were always cool but wont run DAB radio unless someone can say otherwise?
I'm not going to fit an aerial at all as I just want here that engine
was it not the MkIV Escort or Orion had a BiFi (unit) under the back shelf to convert the heater element to an aerial ..
and on most found in the scrappy's back a ways.. burnt !
I'd love an Essex.
Plenty of cheap, "hidden" DAB aerials out there:
is that all it is, wish id seen this before i bought the one i now have
Top drawer that .i wish id have done my tank black now!
This is one lucky Capri to have fallen into your hands
I know what it's going to look like before you finish it,
it will look Fantastic!
Thanks alot mate
Blimmy, what a great work!
Managed to get the car epoxy primed.Now I can crack on with it when I get time that is
The craftsmanship is amazing
WY = 1979 June.. Nice..
A lot of time and effort to get to this stage
amazing work Chap... looks like intensive labour for sure..
And brilliant ref pictures.
Mine is missing one of the big sheet on top of the front leaf spring mount. Can clearly see in your pics how they goes together.
I’m in awe of your skills.........can’t wait to see it in colour. Fantastic.
I loved your old one and was shocked when you sold it, hopefully this one will be the keeper.
Did you Acid8# etch the underneath before the epoxy? or does the epoxy have the same sort of properties?
The epoxy goes straight on,no acid etch required.Ive gone for the Noval Classic range for the epoxy as its as hard as nails the following day as some take a while,its not cheap £150 for 3ltrs but worth it imo
ouch baby very ouch, almost as much as the candy the wife has bought for her MR2, which i really dont want to do now, hate three stage paint
Painting a white 3 stage pearl tomorrow on a Nissan Navaro truck front end.I hate them to mate
she wants red over black oh goody so looking forward to it bless her
If you are restoring to your standard £150.00 for 3 litres makes total sense.
When I look at your threads I realise just how much I have to learn, keep them coming. Finn.
Just scrolled through the restoration pics, I can see A666 and A69, all the old familiar rust areas! Finn.
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Been a slow process as I've had heart troubles but plodding on with it when I can
slowly does the job
CF, hope you get your health back to normal as soon as, I'm wondering myself when to slow down, I've got enough projects to last me a lifetime.
i dont think i will ever slow down, but that said it is all to do with health and at the moment mines ok, take it easy bud and get well before you get dirty again
Thanks for health concerns.Im at hospital thursday morning to have my heart restarted so hopefully it will be ok after that
Best wishes for that, and a recovery like nothing ever happened..
Oh bummer to hear that.
Hope you fully recover in no time.
dear Oh, sounds serious.. I wish you all the best for a speedy and full recovery .. Keep Safe Mr Foose
Te deseo una pronta recuperación
Everything crossed for this morning.
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