Someone talk me out of this....

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  1. Crash & Burn

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    Just went to look at this, having big trouble resisting...

    I need to go back, I think when the seller has more time to check that all the parts are there, uncover the whole car and further inspect the windscreen, but what I saw was in better than usual condition, and most of the body work is done to the point I think I can finish it. Of course, the whole time, I'd worry about it burning to a crisp as soon as I'm done.

    https://medford.craigslist.org/pts/d/grants-pass-1976-capri/7123503299.html

    Logistics, if I sold Sista I'd have a nice space in the garage without parking her outside. Or, someone could talk me out of it...
     
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    oooh $500 ...
    fling it together with some photos and sell it for a fortune!
    hmm, fenders and front vallance seem to have a lot of filler..
    nice interior roof .. auto saves your leg ...
    can you rough build an extra shelter at side your garage?
     
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    Looks pretty good to me for the money, why not!
     
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    The body work is part of the reason for further uncovering, but I'd be surprised if it has more filler than Careena did. I couldn't see a lot of that today, though it's in the pics. From the VIN, looks like a December, '76 build date. A clean slate of a car, I could do it any way I like. But surely, someone will dissuade me?
     
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    the rostyles would fetch nearly that price on their own over here and that scuttle is worth a fortune Gary grab it with both hands bud
     
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    I'm sorry to say, but I don't think anyone is gonna talk you out of that one, he might aswel be giving it away at that price, do it, you know it makes sense :p
     
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    The proverbial bargain!!! You don't need our input, kerching!!!!
     
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    I already have a half-dozen Rostyles in my shed waiting to be refurbed, as I did for Careena's. Whoever comes to help me work on this one can have them.
    I can imagine Minilites for this car. And that I shouldn't be deliberating the deal while I'm logged on to CP. :confused:
     
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    Having logged off for a couple of minutes, I've decided to proceed with fate, and a modicum of caution. :)
     
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    Oh, now somebody mentioned Minilites. To Hell with caution, that's my car.
     
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    go for it G
    just dont park it on grass ..
    I'm raking thru all my pictures trying to find the series you sent when originally buying the pad ..
    see if theres a suitable 'new workshop' space !!
     
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    Other side of the house, maybe, for the summer. The "grass" there not worthy anyway.
     
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    So the price is right, more than enough there should you change your mind to part it out for spares, some to keep, some to sell on. The rebuilt motor must be worth $500
    The space is a available for a working space as the grass isn't worth saving & in truth would tidy up that part of the garden.
    I'm seeing no compelling evidence to turn it down, subject to further inspection.


    But, in the interests of balance ….

    No, stop, don't do it, resist, tis the work of the devil etc etc etc

    :)
     
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    I wasnt showing concern for the state of the grass..
    was suggesting that any new entry on to your property got a bit of hard standing to preserve the underpinnings of said new resident!

    Balance?
    only Balance to be weighed up would surely be the funding agent !!
     
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    Well indeed & sod the grass :D

    At that money it would seem too good to pass on anyway, lets face it, unless he discovers there is no floor in it, its a done deal for Gary ;)
     
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    its all very well us standing off at a distance 'wishing' that this project gets taken up by a known friend.
    However we would all be thinking extremely hard ourselves whether to proceed..
    I wish Gary all the best in his endeavours, and like all his friends on here, am waiting for HIS decision ..

    Good Luck Buddy
     
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    Can't argue with that. Unless the floor is gone...Deal scheduled now for Thursday.

    Thanks, Alan,
    Actually, as the pics start to come, I think they'll show that most of our members would have already got it home, and would wonder what took me so long. I couldn't expect to find a better deal, especially 8 miles away. It's not a great time for financing any fast work on it, but no need to be quick about the expensive stuff. Hearing no real objections....
     
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    Good luck for Thursday mate, whichever way the deal goes, at the end of the day, it has to be right for you ;)
     
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    8 miles away, that really is on your doorstep, good luck with it, you can never have too many !!
     
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    Thanks! You just named the car for me.
     
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    Luck?? or Thursday??

    i dont think you should do it mate after all, all that extra work when you could be enjoying your life as it is, and if you believe in what i just said you dont know me at all lol
     
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    8 miles away? Aka fate that. 'Tis meant to be.
     
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    D Day has arrived but doubt we will get an update till much later tonight over here
     
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    That's how it got its name. Pics will be late tonight, UK time.
     
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    Ah got you now fate
    What i saw 8mile i thought you were going to say slim shady or something
     
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    Phoenix seems apt...
     
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    Here's my own first pics, a sneak peek at Kismet. The shell was indeed blasted and filler done, and some surface rust is there from sitting 2 years.

    DSCF0402.jpg


    But we've seen worse....



    DSCF0403.jpg

    Going back now to pull it out of here, for a tow rig to get it home...Possibly still today, but no rush.

    DSCF0401.jpg


    ..No rush, now that I have the title..

    DSCF0404.jpg

    We didn't find the big fat bumpers yet. They may have been dumped. A few other parts I'm not seeing yet, but rather minor stuff I probably have in spares.
     
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    Deal done then mate ;)
     
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    hmmm.. so we just couldn't steer you away then huh?
    ST - 1976, December .. nice build date ..
     
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    And I was depending on you to stop me.
    That build date allowed it the full dual exhaust, without the crossover.
     
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    Just seen this!

    8 miles away, that's fate man!

    I'm so glad to see you still wanted a Capri after what happened Gary.
    Have you been thinking on how it will look in the end? Modified, Stock? Stock color or personal?

    Remember Summit still have some parts for Capris, like engine parts etc.
     
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    Craigslist pics are now gone. What colour was it? Are you going to pull the engine down? I hear it has an interesting dual plane inlet manifold...
     
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    Before blasting, I'm told it was Daytona Yellow, like Careena. Motor is already rebuilt, and never run, tagged by a semi-local shop. I'll find other mechanical things to deal with, but might pull the front cover to see what timing gears they used. (Power steering pump still missing, possibly a bracket for it, and the gearbox. If I can get what I need for a T5....)
     
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    craigslist pics.. snaffled for posterity ..
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    judging by the interior surfaces, it looked silver to start with ...
    willing to bow to Gary's findings on that.. he has after all full access to the VinTags .. and the factory build sheets !
     
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    Did it have AC at some point?

    I spot 3 holes beside where the brake booster goes....
     
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    did the A/C system not get mounted behind where the glovebox is mounted?
    so would be the other side from the brake booster ..
     
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    That's sound deadener he put in after blasting the interior, a pretty thorough job. (Floors rock solid, by the way.)

    The dash doesn't look like an A/C version, and I haven't looked close at the holes issue yet, so not sure - Only because seller thought it did, but they had two Capris during their time.
     
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    Yes they did.
    But it could have been fitted with a odd system...
    Anyway strange holes..
     
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    One hole is the clutch cable tube, which I understand isn't on the Euro automatic shells, but will be used if I find a T5 and fittings.
     
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    Aha!

    Great thinking Gary :)

    Minus the paint, it seems we have the same amount of work ahead of us.
    Mine is just a empty shell now with suspension bits bolted to it.
     
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    Excellent snaffling of photo's Mr Clockwork sir ;)

    Thanks for sharing the story so far Gary, whether you walked away from the deal or saw it through as you have, I do enjoy reading about folks journeys with "our" cars, they are more than just a means of getting from A to B.

    Keep it coming mate ;)
     
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    why does the right hand inner wing look so peppered ?
     
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    Fake news!

    (New American, meaning "I don't care if it was in a picture. I got no answer for that, and you're a horrible person for asking".)
    (Alternative meaning, "I don't know, mate". That one applies here.)
     
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    ah got you glad you sorted that one out hunny bun
     
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    Actually, if you'd mentioned that when I first started this thread, I wouldn't have bought the car. Now I wonder if I can get my money back. :)
     
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    I guess the paint code on the body tag will tell, but the colour I was thinking was a pale blue or silver too, not because of the shiny silver sound deadening, but because there appear to be traces of it in the boot area and it's the colour of the tag on the slam panel. I would have thought yellow would be easy to spot inside the doors etc too, unless it was acid dipped or something? The Cragslist pics of the engine look clean. I'd pull the sump as well. There are rebuilds and there are 'rebuilds' if you know what I mean. You should see a nice new oil pump along with new rod bolts if the shop is good.
     
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    That's blue tape on the body tag. VIN tag is removed, not yet found. He blasted the inside and covered so much with deadener, I'll have to search hard for colour traces when I get in there. I'm leaning hard toward it becoming a blue car, though, if I can't get my money back.
     
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    it's a Capri!! make it live again Gary, you will not regret it , that's what i told myself several thousands ago!! , seriously though just do it!!
     
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    But it has those holes in the inner wing, mate. :(
     
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    am guessing now, seeing as how there's a new post in members build ..
    this post now is totally & utterly superseded by the owners own hand ..
    well done Gary, sorry much we didn't stop you proceeding ..
    or are we ...
     
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    Well, if I take the car and get my money back, would it be wrong to keep the brand new carpet set I just found? :rolleyes: Yes, this thread is superseded, so I'm using it for fun now...
     
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    Gary, why not confuse the locals and build it as a Mk 3 ;)
     
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    They wouldn't know anything close to the difference. They're, well, they're just locals. :)
     
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    do they have sticky out ears bald heads and play the banjo at all Gary
     
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    All that, but the men are worse.
     
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    ahem..
    lets not go all stupid here ..
    everyone knows that the facelifted Capri II is just cheap tat tin 'n plastic bumpers and a breezy grill ..
    we sometimes have a laugh at federal bumpers, you guys over there would probably wet yourselves at the modern twist on proper Capri bumpers..
    here's a thought - if you have the mounting irons, put a 2inch tube across to create a lightweight replacement... or geta set of EU/UK 74 bumpers
    you would I believe, have to get some irons made up to suit ..
    please.. if all else fails, just remember - its a Capri II.. and thankfully USA didnt import the later cheapskate bits ..

    on your VinTag ... GECP - Capri 2 door year of introduction 1974
     
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  60. Lord Flasheart

    Lord Flasheart Registered Capri Power Member

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    On an otherwise slow lazy start to my day, the honourable member for elastictrickery makes me smile :) ..... keep fighting the good fight sir ;)

    If its alright with you though, I wont mention to Biscuit she's just cheap tart :D:D:D
     
  61. Clockwork Orange

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

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    love you too.. Biscuit is a treasure indeed.. but please look up her papers (vintag) type .. If I am wrong I accept & I will apologise profusely ..
    everyone needs a tart to play with now and then.. :)
     
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    My poor penny heard that remark and is hurting now
     

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