Signal Amber Capri Mk3 3.0S

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  1. andyonthejob

    andyonthejob Registered Capri Power Member

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  2. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    people mad, round the bend, up the wall, crazy and nuts
    is there a reason for the hand brake being dis-connected?
     
  3. Rafer

    Rafer Registered Capri Power Member

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    Got your work cut out there Andy, but at least it's got nice new shiny lowering blocks to help get you started.
     
  4. andyonthejob

    andyonthejob Registered Capri Power Member

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    I swapped out the axle as it was a LSD and chucked a std axle back in as a temporary means to wheel it around.....hence the lowering block kit ;o)
     
  5. Rafer

    Rafer Registered Capri Power Member

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    Have you got the headrests for this Andy or are you needing some as there were a set of fishnet ones on ebay last week that didn't sell.
     
  6. andyonthejob

    andyonthejob Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks, they're in the boot with the rest of the bits but I have these that will be going in. Not correct for the year but who cares as these are my fave colour and IMHO suit better than the black/brown check patterned ones
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    Crash & Burn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hat off, looks like you mean business. That, and a bit of detailing, just what it needs. :cool:
     
  8. andyonthejob

    andyonthejob Registered Capri Power Member

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    Ha yes Gary.......just a "bit" of detailing and it should be fine :)
     
  9. Lord Flasheart

    Lord Flasheart Registered Capri Power Member

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    Should buff up nicely ;)

    Good luck with your buffing
     
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  10. Clockwork Orange

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

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    the 2 Capris you have are a credit..
    but
    Capri II is the correct description.. the facelift (78series) needs a bit of a buff n polish, and I believe you have that heading for Doncaster & SM Classics..
    your 77 is an absolute delight..

    check the chassis plate for chassis type - you are in the most powerful of positions..
    a 77 & a 78 together in the same driveway..
    GECP..
     
  11. andyonthejob

    andyonthejob Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks Alan, I just call it a Mk3 as a lot won't know what a '78 Series is. I've been saving hard and hopefully when Steve gets to have a look at it he won't deem it too far gone. I have a spare soda blasted roof with factory sunroof, doors, boot and bonnet for it and all ate in good condition. As for the other panels I'll be digging deep as they'll be coming from Ex-Press Steel Panels. I also have a NOS xpack kit and wheels but I've decided not to go that route as I want it fairly standard looking. I appreciate I'm very luck with having both these of one and the first of the other as both are genuine and registered in 78 (Mk2 in Feb and Mk3 in March) and in this colour which happens to be my favourite too.
     
  12. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    did they do the mk1 either face lift or pre facelift in this colour
     
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    Ptgladstone Registered Capri Power Member

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    O man that is a lovely interior
     
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  14. andyonthejob

    andyonthejob Registered Capri Power Member

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    No just available in 1978
     
  15. Clockwork Orange

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

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    closest I can think of was the burnt ochre kinda colour, preFacelift..
    Facelifts had Sebring (Orangy Red) and Daytona (Solid yellow) ... Dupont Colour chats show..
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  16. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    that Al is a real shame, matching set would look great in a photo and at shows
     
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  17. andyonthejob

    andyonthejob Registered Capri Power Member

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    You mean I need to buy a mk1 too ? :)
     
  18. Clockwork Orange

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

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    greedy !!
    but why not !!
     
  19. andyonthejob

    andyonthejob Registered Capri Power Member

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    I can't have 4.....she'd chop my bits off !!! This is one I'm on with now....84 2.0S
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