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#1 CJD

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 12:40 PM

Before I could drive i was always into classic cars and went to a few shows when i could. When i started an apprenticeship in 2009 I thought that I could buy my first classic. After a while a month or so searching I found a Ford Capri Mk3 3.0 S in need of restoration. It was trailered home and work started.

That was four months ago, since then it has undergone quite a bit of welding and huge amounts of electrical work, more of which needs doing.

The car has presented a lot more problems than i orginally anticipated, the most major being it needed a new roof!! But as my first restoration I'm enjoying every minute and looking forward to getting it finished.

I will post more photos as things move along!

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:50 PM

keep up the work on the capri the 3.0s was a superb car in its day. when its all finished look at getting a scorpion rear suspension kit if you can find one, this stopped the capri being so tailhappy around the bends.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 11:24 PM

I so love the Capri.

My Dad had one when I was a kid and Hubby had one in the 80's.

Will look forward to seeing more pics of the restoration!

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 11:32 PM

Thanks for your info on scorpion rear suspension, any other info like this would be greatly appreciated as I'm new to the restoration thing

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 03:44 PM

the following site could be handy for any spares you require.
http://www.tickover....shop/index.html

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:45 PM

Hi there,

Just a quick update and some more photos, the roof is now fully fitted! Now just waiting on some paint quotes and then see where that takes me.

More electrical problems found but hey:D

Chris


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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:51 PM

looking good B)

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 08:04 AM

capri club international do an axel location kit,similar to what was fitted to the tickford capris,that should help quite a bit,they also used to do an any tramping kit not sure if they still do those though,good luck with restoration,beleve me you will never regret your choice of Ford,had mine 23years,and it just gets better,nice to upset the green brigade every time you start them up,

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 08:47 PM

New news!

The capri has been sprayed and it had the engine and windows put back in over the weekend :D.

Should start to move along a bit now...exhausts to fit tomorrow:)
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 03:34 PM

A bit more progress over the winter, driving time soon:D
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:52 AM

Great colour and looking so cool. I had a 2.0S in the early 80's and absolutely loved it.

Weren't the front indicators in the bumper originally? Looks like the bumper is off something else.

Keep up the good work.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 12:49 PM

Yea the front and rear valances, along with the bumpers, are both off a Mk2 Capri as I prefer the way they look. Im still not sure about the positioning of the indicators but for now thats where they will stay???

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 09:33 AM

Well here it is the 99% finished article.

Its been nearly two years in the making but its finally done.

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Let me know what you think :D

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 08:34 PM

Very nice mate :)

I bet that has been an interesting project.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 06:13 PM

Well a bit more done over the royal wedding weekend :D
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