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#16 Hezz

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  • Drives:Escort GTI + Focus ST170

Posted 26 October 2013 - 03:14 PM

oohh big garage :thumb: looks deceptive on the pics then BAM look massive on the last photo! :D

#17 wolf8

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  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Medway Towns
  • Drives:( Project ) Escort GTI 97 / Volvo V70

Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:27 AM

Looking forward to watching the progress in this thread.
Grammar not great, but I try ;-)

#18 stuey650

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  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Drives:Porsche 944 - Weekend Toy, Octavia - Daily Runner, Capri - Long term Project

Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:48 PM

yeah garage is good size, due being a corner plot I couldn't quite get a proper double so not enough room to get two capri's in side by side, plenty width just not length, could maybe squeeze in a fiesta but for now its just a workshop/store. Got a new shed since the last photo was taken and floored the loft space so its alittle tidier now!
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#19 stuey650

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  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Drives:Porsche 944 - Weekend Toy, Octavia - Daily Runner, Capri - Long term Project

Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:40 PM

Righto, car update as promised.

The car is a cat D as someone has very kindly rear ended it. You can still get rear panels, but they come at a mega cost so I opted for the 2nd hand root and cut on of a car being broken instead. This made the job twice as hard because I had to unpick the damaged panel form my car without damaging the sections being left. I also had to unpick the 2nd hand panel to leave the section I need without damaging it. In short, it took way longer than I thought it would.

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Old one off, and trial fit of Xpack wing to see where it comes to.

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Boot floor also had crease, so cut out section and made template.
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Then welded in new section with lip

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Finally new panel in, with light to try and get the alignment as near as possible to what it should be.

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Next up, scuttle panel. Tiny blister

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Buff with grinder reveals previous repair

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The rot

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All cut out
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I've made a start on repairing the lower skin with some tin, going to source a repair section from another car for the top skin as would never manage to shape the metal to the correct shape without a tub of filler!

Try again with correct photo's, won't let me edit the above.

Righto, car update as promised.

The car is a cat D as someone has very kindly rear ended it. You can still get rear panels, but they come at a mega cost so I opted for the 2nd hand root and cut on of a car being broken instead. This made the job twice as hard because I had to unpick the damaged panel form my car without damaging the sections being left. I also had to unpick the 2nd hand panel to leave the section I need without damaging it. In short, it took way longer than I thought it would.

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Old one off, and trial fit of Xpack wing to see where it comes to.

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Boot floor also had crease, so cut out section and made template.
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Then welded in new section with lip

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Finally new panel in, with light to try and get the alignment as near as possible to what it should be.

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Next up, scuttle panel. Tiny blister

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Buff with grinder reveals previous repair

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The rot

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All cut out
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I've made a start on repairing the lower skin with some tin, going to source a repair section from another car for the top skin as would never manage to shape the metal to the correct shape without a tub of filler!
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#20 sidrick

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:51 PM

Looks like you're doing a proper job :) Keep us updated!

#21 scottybo

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  • Gender:Male
  • Location:bournemouth
  • Drives:2.0l ford escort finnesse. Bmw 318i 2.0l se touring. Mk3 mondeo 2.2l ST tdci

Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:11 PM

i do like a capri i do!
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Ever noticed that putting "anal" in front of some ford model names makes them sound funny? Fiesta, Probe, Ranger. Explorer, Maverick etc... lol

#22 tomsy

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  • Gender:Male
  • Location:gilfach goch s.wales
  • Drives:very nice 3dr gti

Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:53 PM

Enjoying this project as i've had 3 capris myself.
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AN ESCORT IS FOR LIFE NOT JUST YOUR 1ST CAR

#23 stuey650

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  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Drives:Porsche 944 - Weekend Toy, Octavia - Daily Runner, Capri - Long term Project

Posted 13 December 2013 - 01:11 PM

Wee update:

Finished the lower skin of the skuttle, want to get a section of the car for top skin but no success finding one yet.
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Ordered myself a spit from ebay and set about getting the car on it. Should have perhaps ordered the self loading attachment to go with it, but got there in the end:

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Scary moment turning it a full 360 degrees for the first time!

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Since then been burning and scrapping away the old underseal:
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This has revealed a few areas that need attention, mostly the front spring hangers, section on the chassis leg that I already knew about and driver side footwell. Oh and the sills have been bodged in the past so I think I need to take them off and start again.

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Also took the one front wing off the other night, not much of a wing rail left!

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So thats about it for now until I finish cleaning the underside then I can turn my attention to starting some of the repairs required.
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#24 stuey650

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  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Drives:Porsche 944 - Weekend Toy, Octavia - Daily Runner, Capri - Long term Project

Posted 29 April 2014 - 09:25 PM

So, I guess I'm overdue another update on this, afriad to say not a huge amount of progress, or nothing of much excitement anyway, plus my photo taking stills are lacking, I tend to take one before I start and area but forget to take a completed one!

 

The car is still on a spit and I'm still working my way round all the dodgy areas so starting with the front footwell:

 

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Next onto the rear chassis leg

 

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and completed:

 

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Front spring hanger:

 

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Kit I order from a guy in France to rebuild this section:

 

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Top skin removed and rotten section below cut out:

 

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Same for the other side:

 

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I have now finished both sides but don't seem to have a completed photo on my phone!

 

I've remove both our sills and repaired the inners.  Tonight I turned my attention to the underside or the front valence.  There's a water trap where 3 layers of steel meet.

 

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I've not sorted two of the layers, applied a layer of seem sealer to the welds and will complete the job hopefully tomorrow evening.

 

That just leaves the other chassis leg, I wasn't originally going to replace the whole section as it looks okay however upon closer inspection its abit dodge and far easier to replace now whilst the car is on the spit that a few years down the line if it fails an MOT.

 

Then my plan is to get the outer sills back on, that will see the underside mostly complete then and I can turn my attention to the inner wings, wing rails, A post and start to think about ordering the X pack kit (I have a second hand kit as per the wing in one of the earlier photos however its a bit rough so I am going to buy a new kit)

 

 


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#25 tomsy

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  • Location:gilfach goch s.wales
  • Drives:very nice 3dr gti

Posted 29 April 2014 - 09:35 PM

Thanks for the update don't leave it so long next time really enjoying your work keep it up.


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#26 sidrick

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 02:42 PM

Great work. What's an X pack kit?

#27 scottybo

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  • Gender:Male
  • Location:bournemouth
  • Drives:2.0l ford escort finnesse. Bmw 318i 2.0l se touring. Mk3 mondeo 2.2l ST tdci

Posted 04 May 2014 - 05:31 PM

Great work. What's an X pack kit?


like a rs accesories kit from way back in the day

'X pack' capris were like beefed up versions. Wider wheel arches. Splitters. Defusers etc

theyre bloody nice!
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Ever noticed that putting "anal" in front of some ford model names makes them sound funny? Fiesta, Probe, Ranger. Explorer, Maverick etc... lol

#28 stuey650

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  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Drives:Porsche 944 - Weekend Toy, Octavia - Daily Runner, Capri - Long term Project

Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:43 AM

yeah what he says, think what an escort cosworth wide arch kit is to an Escort, the X-pack is the same to a Capri.

 

Undecided on the front splitter or rear spolier, there's a few options, have bought a whale tail but unsure if I'm going to use it.  Thinking same front splitter as I had on the white capri (see car history thread)


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#29 scottybo

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  • Gender:Male
  • Location:bournemouth
  • Drives:2.0l ford escort finnesse. Bmw 318i 2.0l se touring. Mk3 mondeo 2.2l ST tdci

Posted 06 May 2014 - 04:15 PM

Dont whale tail it. Please.....
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Ever noticed that putting "anal" in front of some ford model names makes them sound funny? Fiesta, Probe, Ranger. Explorer, Maverick etc... lol

#30 zetecmk2

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  • Gender:Male
  • Drives:escort

Posted 05 November 2014 - 09:33 AM

i'm loving this!!! :thumb:


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