Rear Valence Mod.

Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by Finn, 17 July 2020.

  1. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

    Joined:
    18 July 2009
    Messages:
    7,920
    Location:
    Manea. Cambs
    Drives:
    2.9 Mk 3 Capri. 2.8 Mk 3 Capri
    Been fitting a new big bore exhaust to A69. It fouled the valence so I did this mod yesterday, and plated over the end of the chassis rail to tidy that area up. Happy enough with the cover plate, but not too sure of the lip I made to let the exhaust through. Thoughts? Finn. SAM_7456.JPG SAM_7459.JPG
     
  2. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

    SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA Registered Capri Power Member

    Joined:
    21 September 2012
    Messages:
    716
    Location:
    STAFFORDSHIRE
    Drives:
    MK3 STRATOS SILVER 3.0 GHIA
    Trim it flush to the weld, BUT your car, your mods!!!
     
  3. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

    Joined:
    2 January 2010
    Messages:
    5,081
    Location:
    london born and now Nooorrrrrrrfuk
    Drives:
    people mad, round the bend, up the wall, crazy and nuts
    l.JPG because of the shape of the area i always wondered how they get the smooth look do they cut the chassis legs to mod it?
    This is what i ran like for a while it was more to do with the lake of fuel tank and the rear valance looking like and acting like a chute and slowing me down in a straight line
     
  4. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

    Joined:
    18 July 2009
    Messages:
    7,920
    Location:
    Manea. Cambs
    Drives:
    2.9 Mk 3 Capri. 2.8 Mk 3 Capri
    Looks a lot better with that big shiny thing poking out! SAM_7463.JPG
     
  5. 2.8jonny

    2.8jonny Registered Capri Power Member

    Joined:
    4 August 2009
    Messages:
    1,942
    Location:
    Kernow
    Drives:
    1983 2.8 injection
    I'm honest if nothing else fin and it ain't my cuppa.
    Jon
     
  6. Clockwork Orange

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

    Joined:
    21 July 2009
    Messages:
    11,765
    Location:
    (Sunny) Lanark (ML11) Scotland
    Drives:
    - Capri II '78 series V8 -
    when I got my SS set in 2007 .. the good guys at C&C exhausts in Hillington took me at my word and introduced a couple of small scallops in the rear panel..


    hoping to reincarnate the look in the rebuilt shell when it reappears ...
     
    Last edited: 18 July 2020
    SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA likes this.
  7. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

    Joined:
    18 July 2009
    Messages:
    7,920
    Location:
    Manea. Cambs
    Drives:
    2.9 Mk 3 Capri. 2.8 Mk 3 Capri
    That is what is so good about this forum, opinions are asked for and are given, as it should be. I wasn't too sure myself until I fitted the exhaust, and am happy with it, its the only one like that in the world! Finn.
     
    2.8jonny likes this.
  8. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

    Joined:
    18 July 2009
    Messages:
    7,920
    Location:
    Manea. Cambs
    Drives:
    2.9 Mk 3 Capri. 2.8 Mk 3 Capri
    Sounds really good, and admittedly very neat job. Finn.
     
  9. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

    Joined:
    18 July 2009
    Messages:
    7,920
    Location:
    Manea. Cambs
    Drives:
    2.9 Mk 3 Capri. 2.8 Mk 3 Capri
    Lot happier with it now, filled, sanded and painted. Finn. SAM_7484.JPG SAM_7485.JPG and
     
  10. Not_Anumber

    Not_Anumber Registered Capri Power Member

    Joined:
    16 January 2017
    Messages:
    580
    Location:
    South East UK
    Drives:
    1983 2.8i 5 speed. 2x previous Capris.
    Looks tidy
     
  11. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

    Joined:
    18 July 2009
    Messages:
    7,920
    Location:
    Manea. Cambs
    Drives:
    2.9 Mk 3 Capri. 2.8 Mk 3 Capri
    Many thanks young man, all I have to do is replicate it on the other side so they match up. That's a job for today. Finn.
     
  12. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

    Joined:
    18 July 2009
    Messages:
    7,920
    Location:
    Manea. Cambs
    Drives:
    2.9 Mk 3 Capri. 2.8 Mk 3 Capri
    Did the near side today, I will never be Trev, but looks half tidy. Nearly matches the off side! Back box was only plonked into place that's why its a bit wonky. Will fit the entire system tomorrow. Finn. SAM_7489.JPG
     
  13. 2.8jonny

    2.8jonny Registered Capri Power Member

    Joined:
    4 August 2009
    Messages:
    1,942
    Location:
    Kernow
    Drives:
    1983 2.8 injection
    Mmmm, I'm coming around to it now.
     
  14. Clockwork Orange

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

    Joined:
    21 July 2009
    Messages:
    11,765
    Location:
    (Sunny) Lanark (ML11) Scotland
    Drives:
    - Capri II '78 series V8 -
    its a bit different, its nice, its not just a half-moon cut in a vertical panel ..
    Capri, the car you promised yourself... so there you go, Even Frod agree with you ..
     
  15. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

    Joined:
    18 July 2009
    Messages:
    7,920
    Location:
    Manea. Cambs
    Drives:
    2.9 Mk 3 Capri. 2.8 Mk 3 Capri
    Thanks chaps! Will move down the side and finish off the rear wheel arch next. Finn.
     
  16. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

    Joined:
    18 July 2009
    Messages:
    7,920
    Location:
    Manea. Cambs
    Drives:
    2.9 Mk 3 Capri. 2.8 Mk 3 Capri
    All fitted, onwards and upwards. Finn. SAM_7491.JPG SAM_7492.JPG
     
  17. Not_Anumber

    Not_Anumber Registered Capri Power Member

    Joined:
    16 January 2017
    Messages:
    580
    Location:
    South East UK
    Drives:
    1983 2.8i 5 speed. 2x previous Capris.
    Looks as good as the other side. Nice tidy mod
     
  18. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

    Joined:
    18 July 2009
    Messages:
    7,920
    Location:
    Manea. Cambs
    Drives:
    2.9 Mk 3 Capri. 2.8 Mk 3 Capri
    Many thanks young man! Finn
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice