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  1. chris249

    chris249 Registered Capri Power Member

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    I just noticed..
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    a few days late but happy 30th capri birthday!
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    as a present I bought her some more fuel [​IMG]
     
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    Happy Birthday Capri. :birthday: Well done.
     
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    If I've calculated this correctly, the car will always be older than you... :unsure:

    Happy birthday to all, from the tyres up. :birthday:
     
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    somewhere from the rear of the sump I seem to have a small leak? I've put a can of oil in the boot to compensate

    hurt the end of my finger this evening doing a spot of sewing..
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    A proud moment! but must buy a thimble

    So shes ready for Brooklands! [​IMG]
     
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    Snap - my car's got a leak from the same place. Keep an eye on it. I've been told it's either from the sump or the front crankshaft oil seal. The oil runs down and can look as if it's coming from the sump. Good luck for Saturday. Hope to see you at Brooklands.
     
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    Chris what you worrying about laser has a wet sump .. special modification to my chassis rust proofing process .. ..seriously I found I had some loose sump nuts so 10mm thin wall socket and gently nip them up it may stop the problem .. (reduce it at least ) I know where mines let go its the ones at the back between the gear box and the back of the engine there is a way with a extension bar and a thin 10mm to get to it
     
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    Same with mine Laser. Sump nuts on one side were all very loose, on the other side all OK. Had them tightened to correct torque and leak now minimal. At first I was scared to drive anywhere, now I've got used to it. It annoys me but the alternative (i.e. raising engine to fit new sump gasket) is too drastic for my liking, so living with it for the time being and as you - and the MOT inspector - say, it's wonderful underseal.
     
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    My Abbey Road-esque pic!
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    saturday I could smell hot oil, and the cause- the cap had blown off! shows the spray bar is working, oil all over the bay and under the bonnet
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    as this has happened before I had it tied but left it too long, so it had dangled on the exhaust manifold and melted everywhere!
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    All clean again and spare cap on! anyone else experienced their cap blowing off??

    Cleaning a spill on the floor today when I accidentally sprayed the seat, the dettol fizzed and as I wiped it off it had left an impeccable clean patch! so after stumbling accross this magic interior cleaner i shall be doing the whole lot in time! you can see the difference from left to right
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    can't say i've ever tried to clean the seats, thought they looked ok but guessing there could be 30years of god knows what on em! [​IMG]

    Finally harvesting the capri!
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    Blew yer cap off!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, Pinto Power!
     
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    Couple of pics on my travels since last update
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    Repainted the rear arches black for extra winter protection
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    Look smart but going to paint them body colour or white in the better weather
    my winter alloys on for the trip to the Lakedistrict last month!
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    700miles did very well, no oil or water used

    trip to London few weeks back
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    In a hotel underground carpark near Liecester Square
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    Cassette players being an illegitimate
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    had it working for about a week and its thrown the drive belt off again! getting good at the job now, can have it out and refitted in 40mins!
     
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    The car's getting around well, Chris. And the reminder about the cassette player, too. I should try mine, see if it still plays. (There goes the motoring neighbourhood...) :smokin:
     
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    Which product is that you used to clean the interior? Half the picture is cut off.
     
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    Chris,

    If you have never cleaned the interior before then i suggest this stuff - http://www.halfords.com/motoring/cleaning-products/upholstery-leather-cleaner/turtle-wax-interior1-cleaner-400ml

    Worked a treat on my LS seats, should work better with yours.
     
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    I used dettol anti bacteria spray stuff, it worked well until I over applied it on the drivers seat and it went yellowish! took a lot of water and a cloth to lift it out so I don't recommend using that, also the car stunk of dettol lol

    Cheers for that Daniel, I will get myself some of that and give it a go! [​IMG]
     
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    Happy New Capriyear!
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    Making the most of the ever cheapening petrol before it goes back up again and having a good slide about on these frosty mornings! [​IMG]
     
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    Seasons Greetings Chris ...
    enjoy that nice frost, and the cheap fuel, hope I get mine finished now before the prices start to go back up !!
     
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    A telling pic, got me to shiver. Glad the car is ignoring all that... :thumbup1:
     
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    Happy New Year Chris. Glad to see you're taking every opportunity to enjoy your car.
     
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    First snow of the year!
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    I've always taken pride in keeping the proper ford stereo in use and on display, but the cassette drivebelt keeps coming off every five seconds and also with it unable to pickup FM radio anymore, I've had enough of the old stereo!

    I fitted this bad boi in the moggy about 7 years ago
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    but doesn't get used anymore so..
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    I was kindly donated an already cut dash for a modern stereo, cheers Nick! although it's not as posh as wood veneer , makes a change!
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    I'll see how it goes, but for now it's nice to have radio, cd and mp3 capabilities! I think it actually looks quite at home there but in future I might put the old stereo back in its proper place and drop this in the glovebox [​IMG]
     
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    These ducks have good taste!
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    Sandringham forest
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    After her weekly wash today I noticed I've not been attending the forest thats been growing on the sunroof seal under the sunroof visor, bloody thing harbors all sorts of muck!
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    A brush and a damp cloth soon fixed that, like new!
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    Everyday use through winter has taken its toll as usual, lots of crusty areas to attend to in the better weather!
     
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    What, a piano keyboard in the car? Brilliant, I'm going to try that. :thumbup1:
     
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    One man band capri Gary!



    Having a play with some silver detailing to tie in the modern stereo [​IMG]
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    Easy to get carried away with the shiny!
     
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    you magpie Chris[​IMG], p.s wanna buy a steering lock, as i see you only have two[​IMG]
     
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    As long as its shiny I'll take it Trev! theres enough room for another one [​IMG]
     
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    Dash bling done
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    rub down the salty edges and Hammerite
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    However taking this picture cost me dearly, the wind blew the red coat into my new tin of paint which in turn... [​IMG]
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    managed to shovel most of it back in, but I've well and truly left my mark on the drive [​IMG]

    I know its first tax disc would probably say 1985 but was trying to go for build year!
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    finally a trip to Ipswich, been so long since the sun brought out the Glacier blue [​IMG]
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    Mots looming!
     
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    I too like Hammerite, had a tin of gold on my back seat of my Cortina Mk5 Ghia, it was a hot sunny day, and the f***ing tin exploded like when Mr Bean decorated his flat, when I went back to the car, I wondered what the hell had gone on, it sticks better than Super Glue.
     
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    [​IMG] good luck with the m.o.t Chris
     
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    Chris, there are people who paint for a living, you know, and they never spill a drop! You'll have to use that spot in the drive for the start of a whole new piece. :rolleyes: Good luck with the imperialist inspectors... :lol:

    Gary
     
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    Ha I'm glad this happened outside the car, I'm sure the gold ghia interior looked great! It was a Jackson Pollock moment Gary, I meant to spill that paint!

    Another relief for the year..
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    got a sneaky pic underneath, hopefully it will all be nice and clean white everywhere else when I'm finished
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    less advisories than last year [​IMG] the usual loud exhaust!
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    although she smoked the mot bay out, I must have got something right with those emission results

    Now to tackle the bodywork on top!
     
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    Well done Chris. :thumbup1:
     
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    Nice one Chris. Glad to see you and the glacier are still rolling along keeping the flag flying for the all weather day after day capri
     
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    Thought it was about time I had go at the outer bodywork!
    As all the panels on the car are original, and I don't want to be taking the car off the road hacking the wings off etc, I'm sticking with the repair and drive approach, soo day one!

    Bog and mesh out
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    should go faster now!
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    Not too bad underneath, although there was an old scouring pad sponge holding something together under there, podged a load of hammerite in there
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    Some fettling later
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    Put some wedges in to retain the panel gap at the top
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    Was tempted to leave it looking like mad max!
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    A little gentle tapping with the 'persuader' to knock the top of the wing in line with the door and grinded down
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    first fill
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    I'm still practicing but I was quite pleased, have to say I've been guilty in filling up the holes with filler for years, but I'm turning a new all steel-ish leaf [​IMG]
    Front of the wing next.. (gulp)
     
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    i'd say your practise is paying off, well done m8, and congrats on the m.o.t
     
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    Cheers Trev! it has begun [​IMG]
     
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    Innocent little hole
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    ten minutes later with the poking screwdriver [​IMG]
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    Not quite sure where the wing ends and front panel begins, so decided to just brace it all back together!
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    and back to the only bit I thought need doing
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    tried to make the wing shape
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    still a bit holey but more solid now [​IMG]
    lower valance next...
     
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    well done m8, i know all about seemingly innocent little rust holes, they turn into that!!
    keep going m8 you're doing a cracking job, must be very satisfying doing it yourself[​IMG]
     
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    Cheers Trev! hehe yes I almost don't want to do anymore as I know theres a lot more to go!
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    hopefully won't need too much filler to finish [​IMG]
     
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    Hey Chris!

    Cracking thread this - spent the morning reading through! What a journey! I've been through a very similar one with my LS. :)
    Keep up the good work, looking forward to your next update.

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    But those pics just above, Chris, whose car is that? :sleepy:
     
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    Now that is fixed you can start on laser for me !!
    Tidy repairs
     
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    As a present for doing well on the yorkshire trip, thought I would treat her to some sprucing!

    Cleaned all the muck out and painted all 4 arches
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    Did end up with alot on my head! and found out why the waters coming in the dash when it rains [​IMG] but I'm nearly there with a fully painted white underbelly!

    Finished with a wash and sweep out too [​IMG]
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    Nice one mate. Looks really smart. I need to do the same to mine at some point what did you wash and prep with.

    Cheers

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    Cheers Josh :)/> goggles, scraper, wire brush, big flat screwdriver, pen knife and a rag lol tbh ive done each arch individually over the years it was mostly just mud dust and rust! its not the best job but they should be easier to keep clean now!
     
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    Well about time I updated, busy last few days on the old girl!
    As some of you were aware on Saturday, was innocently taking pics near the bomber, stood back to take this pic when I saw something pouring out underneath! you can just see the shiny underneath in the pic;
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    head underneath, what.. water from the bellhousing? straight to Francis in a panic, quote the smartypants 'that'll be the core plug behind the bellhousing'' ah Bugger!
    lucky I had recovery on my insurance, got us home no probs saved me getting petrol too!
    The bomber pics actually saved me from driving home loosing all my water and possible more damage while stuck on the road somewhere!
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    Sunday, to work!
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    First time out the bay in my 7 yr ownership
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    Monday.
    shes out
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    and in!
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    Been wanted to do this for 7 years! drilled broken exhaust stud out and tapped new thread, new stud in!
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    cleaned the block
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    ready for today!
    Couldn't find gold, so blue it is! and silver sump
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    Not sure what to do with the cam cover yet, but can re-do that at a later date
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    If anyone wants there engine painting, send it my way, could happily do this all day!
    enquired about a new clutch kit, £90! things have shot up, mine only 5 years old and all looks well so probs put back, perhaps I can get just the driven plate
    Tomorrow, bay cleanup!
     
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    Seriously impressed Chris! Looks well painted :thumbup1:
     
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    Nice work done quick, I'll buy you a donut when you get here. :thumbup1:
     
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    Nice one mate. Engine looks smart. Pain in the arse when the core plugs rust through.
     
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    Forgot to update the final bit on the engine, managed to get it all back in again within 5 days [​IMG]
    After painting the engine, I had a day on the bay!
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    hammeriting the crusty areas and a quick blow over with glacier
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    ready for the next day, time to go back in!
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    It's no concours but it's as clean as its going to get in there! been a couple of weeks now and she seems to be behaving [​IMG]
     
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    That looks much better that chris,some going that,5days,the red rocker looks great,loving the rad panel, cheers mel
     
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    Crash & Burn Registered Staff Member Moderator

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    You've been busy, and it's been worth it! :thumbup1:
     
  52. trevster mk 2

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    great work Chris stuff the concours, as long as it's solid and generally clean and you enjoy driving her, that's what they are for, driving, not being trailer queens.
    see you at CF mate
    regards trev
     
  53. jetstream

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    Great work there Chris.... :thumbup1:
     
  54. chris249

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    Valve clearances!
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    thought worth checking, all spot on except exhaust 1, tried to adjust but soon ran out of adjustment!
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    meant to be 10thou cold for the exhaust, can't get anymore than 5! and the cam lobe is shiny all the way round , hmm [​IMG]

    Shes still running ok, does fluff a bit at low revs very occasionally which can be a pain
    but I forsee work ahead, better get the Nova restoration finished this month! [​IMG]
     
  55. chris249

    chris249 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Yes you can fit a tailgate and a door in the capri! (cheers Panch!)
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    drove for 2-3 hours with the seat leg snappingly far forward and seat back bolt upright, but its doable! would advice removing rear speakers though
    My drivers door and tailgate are getting a bit crumbly
    Not much to report otherwise, glacier blue always looks good in the sun!
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  56. Crash & Burn

    Crash & Burn Registered Staff Member Moderator

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    Ooh, reflections in the echo! :rolleyes:
     
  57. Nick

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    ey up!!!

    yeah managed to squeeze a boot lid in the past was surprised....but now you've just one upped me with a boot and a door...tou che that man! :thumbup1:
     
  58. chris249

    chris249 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Replacement drivers door
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    possibly not worth saving
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    but better than the one on the car at least!
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    I've welded up the bottom, and left lots of drain holes so hopefully it takes a while to rot through again
    The outer door skin is not bad though [​IMG]
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    tailgate preparation also
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    I keep getting water collecting here when I drive in the rain, it then dumps it in my shoe when I turn a corner
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    any ideas where it is coming from?
     
  59. Laser

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    Winscreen wiper holes have two rubber seals
    On the base of the arm where it fits against the hole they split and disintegrate.
     
  60. captinbob

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    It's running down the outside of the windscreen, around the bottom of the glass and back up on the inside of the rubber. ...... or at least that's what mine did until I sealed it
     
  61. chris249

    chris249 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks chaps! didn't consider the wiper holes or the windscreen either as it looks ok, but I'm going to investigate further and try seal the bloody thing up, I know for sure its coming in onto the footwells from the bottom of the door seals, thats why I've left my carpet out! this is how the footwells rust [​IMG]
     
  62. trevster mk 2

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhVyV6d7fT8 [​IMG] , sorry Chris only joking, hope you get it fixed soon m8
     
  63. clicon357

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    Sunroof tubes blocked..........or cut short and exiting higher up?
     
  64. chris249

    chris249 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Cleaned all the bird crap off the replacement drivers door, need to get the welding finished and prepped for fitting but weathers so rubbish atm!
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    and its that time of year for the winter brooky wheels to go back on!
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    New points fitted, repaired water pipe that had split which goes into manifold, then the good lady snapped the aerial off retracting it so no classic fm for me!
    new holey areas around rear valence looking a bit suspect but will keep an eye on for now, on salt gritter dodging patrol! [​IMG]
     
  65. Laser

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    Yeap its oil soaked rags inside the top of the wing over the headlamp bowls this weekend for laser and carla ...
     
  66. chris249

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    a new years update, not much to update!

    new aerial very reasonable from halfrauds
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    Replaced the passenger door seal a few weeks back, theres now no water collecting at the bottom of it and getting in the footwell and less wind noise! as you see where the little clips are attached that holds the wiring, overtime has rotted away along the seam under the weather seal, another thing to tackle when the weather improves.
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    In the meantime, shes looking lonely left out in a big carpark allday, I do go and check shes still there every lunchtime [​IMG]
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  67. chris249

    chris249 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Little update! [​IMG]
    I thought it was once again time to get some bits done on the LS, the passenger side of the car is ok, but the driverside of the body needs some work along with some other areas, so she came off the road end of feb.


    As some of you may or may not know or noticed I made a subtle shift to this little gem of a 1.6 Laser I had waiting in the wings to take over daily duties!
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    I wouldn't have thought it but the laser is a completely different car to the LS in the way it feels and drives, I will have to start a thread on the Laser too!
    and a little of whats in store for me on the LS [​IMG]
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    rear valance to repair, replacement drivers door, repairs on the front wings, front valance, I also want to peel back the driverside wing and make some repairs to the A post area, oh and the strut tops and what ever else appears to be dissolved!
     
  68. Crash & Burn

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    Can't you just stick to things that I know how to do? :boxedin:
     
  69. clicon357

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    AND you just know the photography of what he does will be good too! :lol:
     
  70. Finn

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    Keep going young man! Paul.
     
  71. Rostill

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    That new laser crystal blue? Hope the glacier one gets back to its best sooner rather than later keep the updates coming
     
  72. Laser

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    Seen the extent of the problem it's not beyond repair
    I would begin by making good the a post and sill end
     
  73. chris249

    chris249 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Yup your right Rostill crystal blue [​IMG] and yes Francis has seen what can't be unseen!

    I started by removing the old bucket of a door!
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    then started repairing the slightly better laser door
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    Day two I got stuck in!
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    There clearly wasn't going to be enough access, so...
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    drilling the welds didn;t seem to work
    so I used a grinder and all that was left! [​IMG]
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    Trying to save the wing
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    The original wing be good as new ..eventually!
     
  74. Crash & Burn

    Crash & Burn Registered Staff Member Moderator

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    That looks something like making sausage. :boxedin:
     
  75. PaulG

    PaulG Registered Capri Power Member

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    I thought my Laser was rotten up under the wings but that takes it to a new level! Well done repairing the wing though, I chucked mine and put patterns on.

    It's all mendable, keep plodding on.
     
  76. Laser

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    bold decision and looks like you wont be phased by and challenges .......
     
  77. chris249

    chris249 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Not much to update, so I'll just leave this picture :) [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  78. Finn

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    Lots of work to do there, will keep you busy for a while. Paul.
     
  79. trevster mk 2

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    keep plugging Chris [​IMG]
     
  80. chris249

    chris249 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Update!
    While the LS has been crumbling just sitting
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    The logical decision at the time was to spend some time and money on the head! [​IMG]
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    couple of the exhaust valves had receded no1 had run out of adjustment on the valve clearances
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    had hardened inserts done, very light skim
    snapped exhaust stud done
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    Dad fitted new cam bearings, spray bar, new 2L camshaft and followers, did a bit of polishing the ports
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    I had a go at the camshaft cover, stripped to bare metal and laquered
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    and ofcourse some painting!
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    All back together and she fired up straight away! looking forward to a quick road test once I get the wing back on!
     
  81. Crash & Burn

    Crash & Burn Registered Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice, Chris, got to keep one driving. :thumbup1: And that you get to do it together with your dad. Regards to you both.
    :thumbup1:
     
  82. chris249

    chris249 Registered Capri Power Member

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    About time I put a load of pics up! shes progressing [​IMG]

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  83. chris249

    chris249 Registered Capri Power Member

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  84. chris249

    chris249 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Noticed this had been unscrewed all this time!
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    so new shock insert
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    and some paint
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    with much struggle all back in!
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  85. PaulG

    PaulG Registered Capri Power Member

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    I know what a lot of work doing that is, I've had similar to do (both sides) on my Laser. Keep plugging away and you will get there. Looking good and solid and will give the car quite a few more years yet!
     
  86. 302Capri

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    Good work there. :thumbup1:
     
  87. mick

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    Nice bit of fabrication :thumbup1:
     
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    Great work Chris, looking nice and solid again[​IMG], keep plugging away mate soon be done
     
  89. mrsquid

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    I really like seeing when somebody repairs an extensive rust damage like this.
    Keep up the good work.
     
  90. chris249

    chris249 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks! yes wasn't sure where to start after I pulled the wing off, but working through building it up gradually getting there and the other side won't be as daunting now! [​IMG]


    Cheers [​IMG]

    Thanks [​IMG] certainly not factory but it's better than a hole and hopefully it will do the job!


    Cheers Trev! aiming to have the drivers wing back on soon lol


    Thankyou, I'm quite enjoying the challenge!


     
  91. chris249

    chris249 Registered Capri Power Member

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    I thought I would get the thread bang upto date!
    Jan - feb
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    Always wanted to extend the sunroof draining, I made the most of the chance [​IMG]

    The headlamp horrors, just kind of fell away, not sure what was holding it all together!
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    Even the cat was horrified

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    cutout
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    puzzle pieces made!
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    and plug!
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    Was nice to see the headlamp bowl reform
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    Chopped the old innerwing lip off and made another
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    Done!
     
  92. chris249

    chris249 Registered Capri Power Member

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    and finally
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    rebuilding the wing
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    new rear lip
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    and wing top lip tacked in position today! [​IMG]
     
  93. westycapri

    westycapri Registered Capri Power Member

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    That is superb mate. Love the repair rather than replace ethic. Wish I could of done the work with mine myself. When it's all done you'll know the car like the back of your hand.

    Im curious aswell as to what welder you use?

    Cheers

    Josh
     
  94. Crash & Burn

    Crash & Burn Registered Staff Member Moderator

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    Wow, Chris, you've come a long way with the cut-and-paste tricks. Those reformed sections are impressive. No more clamps needed now, eh? :smokin: You're gonna be one proud driver. :banana:
     
  95. chris249

    chris249 Registered Capri Power Member

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    How far I've got to date!
    Start with one scrap wing and.. [​IMG]
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    cut the crap
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    make some shapes and tack into place
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    getting there, the bit near the light surround still needs adjustment
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    a few other repairs to where the wing brace bracket area
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    made the lower sill flange too, with a hole for my extended sunroof drain pipe! [​IMG]
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    wing roughly bolted into place, not bad line up considering the guess work with most of it!
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    Can't stress how long it takes to line up a panel, just sitting, looking and readjusting took ages, big respect to 'the professionals' of the bodyworld!
    aah not the other side aswell todo!
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  96. kez60

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    Chris,
    Great work, keep it up. :thumbup1:
    Kez
     
  97. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

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    You have been a busy Bee! Finn.
     
  98. PaulG

    PaulG Registered Capri Power Member

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    It's coming on a treat. You are brave repairing the wings, I just put a pair of patterns on my Laser.
     
  99. chris249

    chris249 Registered Capri Power Member

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  100. clicon357

    clicon357 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Looking good.

    I'm planning to use stainless steel rivnuts in the drip rails using an Eclipse rivnut tool.
     

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