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by ian_s
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 6401

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Ok so just a quick update. I have been working on the bonnet leading edge and I know I was advised not to bother too much with the detail like the depressions for the bonnet trim but the perfectionist in me wanted to try to recreate it as original as possible so this has taken a little time and a li...
by ian_s
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 6401

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

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by ian_s
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Under bonnet leading edge
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Under bonnet leading edge

Blown with rust! From above, that's where the water runs off the bonnet channels & into the gap between plastic trim & bonnet in rain or when its washed. Here it will find its way into any paint defect or tiny rust spot etc. accelerating corrosion more than at other points. The bonnet front...
by ian_s
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Under bonnet leading edge
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Under bonnet leading edge

I was hoping someone could possibly help me. I am going to repair my bonnet where the old tin worm has had a feast. It's under the front edge as all of them do. But I'm trying to find out how it should look. It has gone at the same point either side. It seems like it had a bulge possibly for drainag...
by ian_s
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 6401

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Thanks chaps. Well I have been stripping the bonnet ready for repairs. The problem I have is that under the leading edge the old tin worm had created a couple of holes. Same position on each side and it looks like the was a bulge like it had some drain holes possibly? It might just have blown with t...
by ian_s
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 6401

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

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by ian_s
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 6401

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Thanks Paul. I must admit I thought they were beyond saving however I am really pleased with the result. And for £10 it has saved me a fortune!
by ian_s
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 6401

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Right here we go. The textured paint for my bumper ends arrived yesterday. It is pro tex https://s15.postimg.cc/xtnz6jgez/20180630_091113.jpg It has two nozzles one for fine texture and one for a rougher texture. I used the red one which is the finer texture. So starting with a Smooth surface this w...
by ian_s
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 6401

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Ok ok i Couldn't resist a little fitting work tonight. It just Feels like a little achievement :cheers: to have completed a section of the car having had the car so long and for so long not been able to just crack on. (Note the older bolts and washers used here will be replaced when the new ones arr...
by ian_s
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 6401

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

D366Y wrote:Looks like you've done a great job so far with it! Let us know how you get on with the textured paint, I'm curious to see how well it works :)


Thanks I will. I am curious myself how well it will work. Fingers crossed
by ian_s
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 6401

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

And finally a couple of pictures of the bumper (I like pic heavy threads) I am really pleased with the hole look of the back end now https://s15.postimg.cc/v5iuy9b2z/20180628_190451.jpg https://s15.postimg.cc/phck7f46j/20180628_190458.jpg https://s15.postimg.cc/9j3uhbk97/20180628_190509.jpg https://...
by ian_s
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 6401

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

They don't look too bad, just a little faded. If you spray with either normal black paint or Halfords flexible vinyl paint and apply in thin coats it should keep the texture nicely as well, has worked for me on two or three sets Cheers Danny Yeah I think the photo doesn't do it justice to how bad t...
by ian_s
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 6401

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

And these look well past their best. I think this could be a lost cause but I have nothing to lose by trying to repair them.
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by ian_s
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 6401

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Back in grey. Sanded down the bumper again after the reaction to the previous primer. It's taken well so hopefully we will be good this time
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by ian_s
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 6401

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Both of those are sound ideas but I would just fit a twin choke 32/36 weber and inlet manifold as fitted to 2 litre models. If fitted with a 2 litre camshaft and a four branch exhaust manifold this combination should put it up to 85 -90 bhp which isn't far behind a 2 litre. It may need a rolling ro...
by ian_s
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 6401

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Both of those are sound ideas but I would just fit a twin choke 32/36 weber and inlet manifold as fitted to 2 litre models. If fitted with a 2 litre camshaft and a four branch exhaust manifold this combination should put it up to 85 -90 bhp which isn't far behind a 2 litre. It may need a rolling ro...
by ian_s
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 6401

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Ok so anyone watching this thread I have a question. I am trying to keep this car original as possible but I have been looking at possible upgrades that may just be beneficial or available at the time. I am considering 1. An electronic ignition kit 2. Twin Webbers. I don't want to massively mod it b...
by ian_s
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 6401

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Ok so finally managed to dig the old girl out from her tucked away hiding space tonight. https://s15.postimg.cc/5xwy127qz/20180626_190220.jpg She is now out in the open and ready to be worked on. I removed the bonnet tonight and have taken off the covering from the underneath. It was held in by an a...
by ian_s
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 6401

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

P100 would be a great shout if you can get one. The days of cheap classics seem to be over. Unless cheap means 3-4k
by ian_s
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild
Replies: 66
Views: 6401

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Cheers yeah unfortunately when I stripped the car I labelled up all the wiring and components however they didn't fair well and are no longer legible or have become detached altogether. This time I shall use a label printer or something. Luckily they are relatively straight forward cars though I'm g...