RESTORATION PROJECTS - FORD CAPRI CARS

Below are a few of the latest restoration projects that I have worked on


Lacquer Red 2.8i Special


Another of our projects shortly to be getting its fresh paint.
After many repairs and panel replacements the Lacquer Red 2.8i Special is
being prepped ready for the repaint. Waiting to go on the car are a new set of decals and a set of refurbished
original 7 spoke alloys. The engine is being cleaned and detailed before going back into the car and
the mechanical components will be checked over before being refitted.


MK3 3 Litre Sport - more progress

Now back from the dippers with the now usual array of problem areas and previous horrific repairs. Ever wondered what is hidden by filler and paint? This is why the shells need to be fully stripped back. Most Capris now have hidden horrors from many years of repairs

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M2 2 1.6 GT - another ongoing project

This was started by another company who after taking money stripped the car, carried out a small amount of work then baled out leaving the car outside to the elements with most of the glass out and all the parts just thrown inside! It is slowly coming together, fully rebuilt engine, partial mechanical rebuild and refurbish and interior to repair and refit. The shell on this car is a really good one so the build is pretty straightforward . The RS bodykit has been fitted badly so it will need some additional work.

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M2 2 1.6 GT

Another build, this time a MK2 1.6 GT in Purple velvet. This car has been mothballed for a few years but now has been given the go ahead  for rebuilding.  

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Exterior trim etc being refitted, also engine bay taking shape. Engine was running fine before the strip down so will be given a light refurbishment and detailing before being refitted.
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March 2017 - MK2 1.6GT build progressing - Engine now fitted and being detailed. Side and door glass installed, window and door trims all fitted. Original indicator units refurbished but new replacement headlights to replace the original poor condition units.
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April 2017 - MK2 1.6GT build progressing - Engine now fitted and being detailed. Side and door glass installed, window and door trims all fitted. Original indicator units refurbished but new replacement headlights to replace the original poor condition units.

 


Cosworth BOB

Ongoing rebuild of the Cosworth BOB conversion. Most of the exterior is now done. Sunroof to be refitted and refurbishing of the bumper corners, indicators etc. All parts fitted are either refurbished original parts from the car or new replacements.

The interior requires some minor repairs before being valeted and refitted. Also, the heater will be fully refurbished with new parts as the motor has long since died.

 

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Original front indicators for the Cosworth build. Cleaned and refurbished and finally refitted into bumper.
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1.Heater box from the Cosworth, motor is seized solid, resistor is burnt out also. 2. Box split apart to remove the components, Matrix is fine so it was flushed out and refitted. 3.New motor and resistor fitted. Heater unit then rebuilt, control cables lubricated and adjusted. 4.Finally tested on both slow and fast speeds ready for refitting into the car.
Heater box from the Cosworth
The build progressing, bumper corners now refurbished and fitted, now onto the interior.

 


MK3 3 Litre Sport

MK3 3 Litre Sport bodyshell now totally stripped out, bonnet, doors and tailgate all stripped down. Next stop, the dipping tank – watch this space!

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Latest Ford Capri projects

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