Glacier Blue LS

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  1. PaulG

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    Looks good and solid Chris, it'll last for donkey's years by the look of it.
     
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    I am not sure I like Flickr, seems a difficult and top heavy system.. and my works security system doesn't like it much
    PostImage appears very lightweight, simple & bare bones ..

    TBH Chris, your thread needs the pics reinserted by whatever system you choose..
    be a shame to have your thread raped by those Photophukkit scammsters
     
  4. chris249

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    Well its 2018! it will be my 10th anniversary of ownership, that went quick! so if the weather is favorable in the next few months I hope to crack on and have her back in action this year! there are a couple of other capri distractions these days slowing progress but just need to get the project ball rolling again [​IMG]
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    Moved under her own steam for 1st time in over a year recently to make way for some tree pruning, I put the wing on just to see how it's looking, passenger wing is next! [​IMG]
     
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    You can do it, won't be long before you will have 2 Capris on the road. Finn.
     
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    Glad to see things are stirring again, Chris. I know you'll get there in the end and I have great admiration for you tackling this job. It would have me completely defeated.
     
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    well done Chris ..
    still find it amazing you're dealing with all the cars and no real garage ..
    respect!
     
  8. chris249

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    Cheers guys! been a bit cold and wet for this and it's been going on a bit but I'm still messing about with the drivers wing, feels like no progress but because I've made most of this wing it's needed some serious fiddling with to get it lined up! and then it will still need some filler work to finish [​IMG]
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    Corner is about done
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    Back of the wing I've welded a bracket to the car to bolt the wing to,
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    Lines up well, top needs a bit of reworking now
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    We are nearly there though!
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    It's really coming on well now Chris. You're a braver man than me doing it all outside in this cold weather.
     
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    Keep plugging away Chris, hopefully with the nights drawing out and some better weather should see it done soon[​IMG]
     
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    Finally one side is bolted on fully, 22 bolts to be exact! [​IMG]
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    Finally happy with the shape of the front of the wing after much bashing
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    Had to also reweld the back for it to line up and pull in, much better [​IMG]
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    Dad took it for a quick burst down the road, see how all his head work is performing! hasn't stretched it's legs in two years now [​IMG] but everything was free and it was eager to go! great to see it out too
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    Turned round re-newed enthusiasm ready to start the passenger side now and the rear of the car [​IMG]
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    Enthused here too! Go, mate! :thumbup1:
     
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    Cheers Paul, aslong as it's not raining or snowing it's not too bad!


    Just waiting for the arctic tundra weather to pass Trev lol Cheers!

    Thanks Gary! Last week just as it started snowing I managed this [​IMG]
    The old wing didn't put up much of a fight, pulled it off with brute force with a little help from tinsnips and a hacksaw, no grinder needed!
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    Saved some of the wing lip as a guide to cutting/welding on a new one
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    Not quite as bad as the driverside, got to make this bowl again
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    and some bits here and there
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    A post is mainly ok this side as has been repaired in the past [​IMG]
    and finally...
    Thanks to Andy for the wing, she needs new bits of wing lip let in and stiching back together at the back, but its a solid whole wing which I don't have to completely remake, which is great!
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    This side looks much less daunting than the driverside! [​IMG]




     
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    nice work, keep on going :thumbup1:
     
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    That side does look a bit better than the other side !
     
  16. chris249

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    Well as usual not as good as it looked! this bit was made from weird green glue and aluminium plates stuck together to make it look nice [​IMG]
    Good weather in May so heres progress;
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    back to fresh
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    try and figure out how to repair
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    Done!
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  17. chris249

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    Then I worked forawrd, strut top;
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    Made my own strengthening bit for the cup that spot welded to the strut top
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    Done!
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    I knew something looked a bit off here near the battery tray
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    cleaned
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    Made a start on the headlamp bowl, actually better than the driverside
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    Now the angle grinders on the blink, so I'm having a rest [​IMG]

    Finally a bit of bling! hacksawed the old holey backbox off, in place of a cherrybomb!
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    I said I'd have the car finished for June.. [​IMG][​IMG] or not!
     
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    Well done young Jedi. Obi Wan Kanobi.
     
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    Taught me well you have, cheers Finn! [​IMG]


     
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    Today I cut the old wing lip off and made a new one and also the top of the headlamp bowl, pictured bottom my sheet of sheet which still has plenty left for the rest of the car! 20180718_125714.jpg 20180718_140655.jpg 20180718_131443.jpg
     
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    All welded up and red oxided, lip where the wing bolts to the valence next! 20180720_134222.jpg 20180720_180823.jpg
     
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    getting there now Chris! good job man!
     
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    make the most of this weather Chris, looking good mate , nice to see ye olde red oxide, is it proper red lead?
     
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    Thanks Guys! Not sure Trev its just wilko redoxide ha ;)
    Had a little swap roundto do some painting on the 2.8
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    Good to keep the old girl moving about!
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    Reasonable Success with rattlecans!
     
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    I was just explaining to Panch how he could do something like that for his birthday. Perfect illustration ! I know you're smiling from that.
     
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    Ran the engine upto temp, tidied up a bit inside and had a go a wing fettling, need to keep at it as its proving difficult to line it up, but will get there! 20181005_130511.jpg
     
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    take a step back , have a good think, then go at it with the big hammer ;), keep at it mate you will get there
     
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    Last few month I've been gathering a set of original LS steel wheels, the car never came with them so it was time to find some! One wheel from Basildon, one from Peterborough another from Epsom and the final wheel hopefully from Luton! Well travelled wheels already ;)
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    Yes most people get a nice set of flashy wheels but thought I would go the other way!
    Weather improving now so time to crack on get it back on the road for may/june! :)
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    I really like the LS wheels, would love to get a set banded :)
     
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    Yes banded would be cool! the last wheel I got with the black centre has an old 205 width tyre on it which gives quite good impression of dish without banding :) I have to get new tyres anyway as they are all historical!

    Ha I've considered it a few times but then I look at how cool they are and remember why I got them in the first place!
     
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    ...If you do decide to part with them please give me first refusal. ;)
     
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    20190520_172148.jpg Just a few pics of painting up the passenger wing ready for bolting up ☺

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    Red oxide, seam sealer and then white hammerite to finish
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    Ready to go on now!
     
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    thats a big brush compared to what you both use as a rule haha
     
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    June went out the window as I was away for alot of it so July I set myself a hard deadline to have her mot ready by August...
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    So I got cracking!
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    Lower quarter outer and inner, rear of chassis leg and rear valance done! Onto otherside..
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    This was going to be fun!
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    Inner arch with lip first
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    Outer made
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    Using Francis's old wing from carla made a lower quarter
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    Getting to this week where I really went for it!
    Then I chopped off the rest of the rear valance and started again myself!
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    Some guesswork with the shapes and angles as usual lol
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    And welded!
    Ground down
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    Filler skim
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    Done!
    Now to get the electrics all working, number plates lights were a pain as they desintergrated! but now working 20190801_161602.jpg
    Meanwhile Sophie fitted the front lights and a new wingmirror
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    Dad on the brakes, both rear cylinders had a siezed piston
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    Headlights took a while to get all working, traced to headlight relay dirty due to all the grinding dust etc
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    Cherry bomb hung!
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    Dash back together
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    20190802_200220.jpg Dad fitted a new camshaft oil seal aswell,
    Did I mention I got the wing on finally!
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    New wipers, cleaned the grinding dust and mould out the interior, seats need going over again
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    But apart from that 1day off my august 1st target, really went for it this last week and a half, she is ready as she'll ever be for the mot! Time to book her in.. ;)
     
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    Nice industrious conspiracy! I'm trying to imagine your finish paint job, how many Capris you can paint on a Capri. :D
     
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    Hehe cheers Sir! I've got some plans for the paint, for now its multi coloured evolution!
     
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    been following your antics on FB as well
     
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    Great work! Having that deadline seemed to help you push forward. You're doing good and if you can drive it while you do more, I bet that will be very enjoyable.
     
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    good to see it went through its ticket Chris, we really need to catch up soon been a while bomber run a few years back was the last time i think or was it the Kingslynn auctions?
     
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    Nice one Chris, when and where is it booked in for an MOT? Got mine in on the 13th over near Finn's place. Its been 6 years off the road but hoping to have it for the Lanc do, reckon yours will be ready in time?
     
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    Great work Chris. You will be opening up a shop soon...
     
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    Well shes been on the road since the beginning of august, amazing flew through its first mot in 4 years!
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    That afternoon the front brakes binded on, so instead of messing about it was time spend some money on her treat her to new recon callipers, all has been well since!
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    She looks pretty good underthere these days
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    2 New tyres were next and I painted up the original wheels how I planned to
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    Drives nice and I'm saving up to do the rears the same!
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    I had some graphite grey wheel paint left over so had a go at something I've always wanted to try!
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    Masking time
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    And done! Thanks to Rob for the measurements
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    I layed a stick on beading around and chrome round the side gutter
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    Thats about upto date with her, over 1000miles down since the Mot, I've just been using her as much as I can now its finally back in business!
     
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    Crafty idea with the roof, love it! Wheels look good too, over all you've done a very good job getting it back in the road and I applaud you for doing it yourself.
     
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    Chris is an artist, so he has all the entitlement conceivable to paint any way he likes - I think it follows that nobody else could do it his way for him. (Having said that, I just decided I'd like to become a trapeze artist, but I can't even draw one. I'll ask Chris to do that.) Not only does it himself, but takes proper satisfaction from that, and keeps the car on the road. Good show!
     
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    Thankyou! The roof was having some serious lacquer peeling like an onion problems so I thought why not! and I can always spray it blue again, which is trickier with an actual vinyl roof!

    Thanks Gary! you know I couldn't resist putting my own brushstrokes on it! just trying something, if its doesn't work I can always go over it! but I have a plan in my head and its emerging out of the multi-colours :)
     
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    Just a few pics from the last few months, shes my only capri on the road at the moment, sorn the others to save some money so it's doing winter daily duties! back earning its keep :)
     
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    My 2020 update! tax ran out in feb and then lockdown in march so I waited until august/sep to re tax/mot her and shes been doing most of the daily duties since!
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    Even managed a show this year at Thoresby Hall!
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    Put the laser wheels on for a while as I was having real problems holding her straight on wet roundabouts because of the narrow wheels with old tyres at the back!
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    Autumn
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    Not far from Skegness!
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    Bit of surface rust was coming through last winters use and from my thin random colour painting so some of it needed an extra layer of primer
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    As she stand atm, rear bumper finally on, old wheels back on with new tyres at the back this time, much better in the wet! had a few issues such as the radiator disintegrating, fuel tank started leaking from the sender, propshaft rear uj bearings disintegrated, but apart from that and considering the year it has been, she seems to keep going as she should do! Merry xmas all!
     
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    and still doing better than mine..
    Keep on Keeping On Chris..
     
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    What I like about your cars Chris is that they always get where they're going. Well done with all the work you've put in and best wishes for 2021.
     
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    Cheers Alan! hows that garage progressing!
    Thanks Mags nice to hear from you! yes its done a good few thousand miles this year as has my 2.8
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    but that ones the summer capri! i've got a few more pics to update the thread shortly :)
     
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    good to see them in use Chris i have some green paint for the rear arch ..... just saying
     
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    Cant fault you, you've given it a good mechanical shake down.
     
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    2.8's looking good Chris. You put me to shame. I've done a grand total of 700 miles this year.
     
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    Just thought I'd put some pics up of the LS on a good old trip down to Somerset dec last year to deliver one of my paintings! pics in Bath and at Cheddar Gorge :) 20201218_081930.jpg 20201218_152840.jpg 20201218_153129.jpg 20201219_120819.jpg 20201219_121724.jpg 20201219_150004.jpg 20201219_150028.jpg
     
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    Phew! Worn out just scrolling through all that. Certainly a long and interesting journey. Finn.
     
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    Great pics Chris. Enjoyed them. That's some size that painting!
     
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    going to bomb your thread Chris sorry
    I would just like to say if anyone hasnt been to Cheddar Gorge your missing out on an amazing area, driving through the gorge with the exhaust note bouncing off the gorge face is epic, when we went there we stayed at Wookie Hole (its a real place and not Chewbacca's arse) amazing place to drive
    Ok Chris you can now have your thread back mate

    Great pics mate
     
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    Is that a mountain goat on the hillside? Or an albino Wookie?
     
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    Hehe I think page 6 this page spans about 3years so I'm glad you got through it!

    Thanks Mags! yes it was 3x4ft thats the limit I can fit in the capri!

    Thanks Rog! I did chuck Sophie out on one of the corners and she did a little vid of me coming through the gorge! I did pick her up again! yes we also visited Chewbaccas arse when we were there, as it was near xmas they had all the Christmas lights and reindeer/ Santa in the caves!


    Either or! it was too busy chewin moss to worry about us ;)
     
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    the Gorge is full of those goats, and if you look about its a hive for climbers we did the caves whilst there
     

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