Signal Amber Capri'78 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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    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)
     
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    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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    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 :)
     
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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 are 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.
     
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    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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    O man that is a lovely interior
     
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    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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    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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  20. andyonthejob

    andyonthejob Registered Capri Power Member

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    Update on the 3.0S.....it landed on elliecharlie2008's (steve Capri / www.SMClassicCars.co.uk) doorstep yesterday and in only a day its nearly fully stripped out ready for soda blasting.......

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    Can't wait to see the progress on this Andy, I've been looking at a few of Steve's jobs that he's done on Capri's and I'm well impressed with his work.
    I know she looks a bit rough on the edges outside, but the inside don't look that bad for her age.
     
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    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    Stunning!
    Well done Andy.. Gonna be some build
     
  23. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

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    Looks to be in very capable hands, what's the timescale for there work and cost, if you don't mind sharing.
     
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    andyonthejob Registered Capri Power Member

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    Steve's work is always top notch. He doesn't take short cuts with any of his work so what comes back should be fantastic.


    Cheers Alan. He generally posts pics up along the way so i'll be looking forward to those.

    We haven't really talked about duration other than a brief mention of around a year. I honestly have no clue what the final bill will be but I think i'd be naive to think it wasn't going to be at least £25k or maybe quite a bit more. A mint one is now selling for over £30k so my only hope is that when it's done i'm not in "negative equity" or not by too much....not that i'm doing this to sell anyway.
     
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    andyonthejob Registered Capri Power Member

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    After a visit yesterday to see it fully stripped out, first impressions are, its not as bad as some Steve's done but still want lots of panels and parts.......suppose its par for the course as it's been parked up outside for almost 32yrs

    Bodywork
    2 x wings
    2 x innerwing top panels
    2 x innerwing triangular plates
    2 x headlight bowls
    1 x heater bowl
    2 x A-pillar/kick panels
    2 x floor pans
    2 x inner sills
    2 x outer sills
    2 x rear arch repairs
    2 x inner arches
    2 x lower inner quarters
    1 x rear valance
    2 x outriggers
    2 x front spring hanger repair sections
    2 x rear spring hanger repair sections
    1 x roof skin (with factory sunroof)
    1 x bonnet
    1 x boot
    2 x doors

    Running Gear
    sending for full rebuild.....
    Engine
    Gearbox - converting to 5sp
    Axle
    Prop

    Suspension & Brakes
    Front.....

    Rebuild original 3.0 struts with new shocker inserts
    New 3.0 discs
    Rebuild original callipers
    New springs
    New Suspension top mounts
    Rear.....
    New single leaf springs
    1" lowering blocks
    New shackles
    New rear shocks
    New drums
    New brake shoes
    New slave cylinders
    New handbrake cable and steel axle arm

    New braided hoses - full set

    Steering
    New TCA's
    New track rod ends
    Refurb'd power rack
    Refurb'd pump
    New steering column UJ/rubber knuckle

    Bushes
    All steering & suspension bushes replaced - some std and some poly
    New engine mount rubbers
    New axle bump stop rubbers

    Trim
    New bumpers
    New corner bumpers
    New front indicators
    New headlights
    New roof lining
    Signal Amber painted body - colour matched underside
    New S stripes
    Refurb Recaro seats...have a choice of the original brown check in the pics or a set of tidy black/grey/white check from the later model S....undecided at this point
    Deep clean original carpet
    Replace mismatched rear door cards
    New pattern parcel shelf + carpet panels & fittings
    New boot mat
    New windscreen with smoked top tint

    Ancillaries
    New Coolex Radiator
    New water hoses
    New fuel pump
    Ultrasonic cleaned DGAS + rebuild kit
    New fuel lines
    New brake lines
    New HD battery
    New alternator
    Refurb'd starter motor
    New distributor
    New waterpump
    New thermostat & housing
    New spark plug leads
    New air filter..(original if one turns up)
    New fuel tank
    New fuel sender unit
    new tank seals
    New tank straps
    New tank J bolts
    New heater matrix and rebuild heater blower with new resistor
    New sound deadening kit
    New Janspeed stainless exhaust

    Wheels
    15" RS 4spokes ...undecided on 7" or 8" with 195/50 x 15s and paint silver or leave polished or silver 15" Minilites or 7.5" X-pack 4spokes with 205's fitted

    Probably would've been easier to list what I don't need !! ...I don't need a logbook :(:)

    I'll update this list from time to time as i'm sure there'll be plenty of the smaller things i've overlooked at this stage
     
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  26. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

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    It will be better than a new car, hopefully you can post plenty of pics as it's going to be a very thorough rebuild.
     
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    andyonthejob Registered Capri Power Member

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    And its thanks to this forum that I have the car in the first place........[​IMG]
     
  28. Clockwork Orange

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    wonderful - and of course the logbook is bang on - Capri II - the chassis ID on the VinTag will confirm - GECP
     
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  29. andyonthejob

    andyonthejob Registered Capri Power Member

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    That's next on the list later today :)
     
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    That's one of the little things he missed in the list, a new VIN. :) "GECP" becomes "ANDY". ;)
     
  31. andyonthejob

    andyonthejob Registered Capri Power Member

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    It really will feel like it should :)
    Also I'll be fitting that boot trim you very kindly posted over a few years ago...this car will be the one that deserves it.
     
  32. MarkW

    MarkW Registered Capri Power Member

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    Nice one Andy. Great colour for a Capri. Nice to save another S model aswell. I will keep an eye it. Your at the right place.
     
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