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German Capri Conversion

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:07 pm

Hi chaps,

I seen this Capri on Facebook. It might not be to everyones taste but its a terrific job done to a very high standard. I love it ! Even though it now a van you can instantly tell its a Capri from both the front and the rear end. Very clever job and very cool indeed :)

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Re: German Capri Conversion

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:46 pm

Funny I spotted this on Facebook ( I am new to Facebook so my kids are teaching me ) looks different I noted that some people did not like but I think it’s a good way to keep a car on the road if the rear needed lots of work .

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Re: German Capri Conversion

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:24 pm

Jasonmarie wrote: looks different I noted that some people did not like but I think it’s a good way to keep a car on the road if the rear needed lots of work .


I really like the design of this 'cappa-van' :lol: Looks very sleek. Yep not everyones cup of tea but you can see the owner of these must have put alot of thought into the design of the shape. Yep its a van so it will have a different shape but if I were ever gonna modify my laser to a van it would deffo look something like this...but for now I am happy with B112 lol:

Love the colour of this van too. Would be interesting to see whats under the bonnet :)

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Re: German Capri Conversion

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:01 pm

Hi Nick,
Great find.
Although it's not my cup of tea, I can appreciate the work that has gone into it. The conversion looks to be done to a very high standard.
I wonder what it's used for? According to Google translate, trockenbau means plaseterboard, but the slogan on the side means "we do not do cold things"..... :?

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Re: German Capri Conversion

Postby Noel » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:46 am

Like this a lot, and I am no fan of custom mod stuff. It looks really well done, and I like the way a tailgate has been modified to make the rear hatch. Very clever and tidy.

Is it me or does it look like wheelbase has been shortened, the rear wheels seem a lot further forward from the bumper corners, or is it an optical illusion. I think a lot of work has gone into this.

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Re: German Capri Conversion

Postby pbar » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:13 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:trockenbau means plaseterboard, but the slogan on the side means "we do not do cold things"..... :?


I think that actually, it's a German slogan meaning 'we don't do things by half', that sort of thing.

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Re: German Capri Conversion

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:18 pm

pbar wrote:
Andrew 2.8i wrote:trockenbau means plaseterboard, but the slogan on the side means "we do not do cold things"..... :?


I think that actually, it's a German slogan meaning 'we don't do things by half', that sort of thing.


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Re: German Capri Conversion

Postby Not_Anumber » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:37 pm

Clever conversion. I cant work out if the wheelbase has been shortened or it has just been lengthened beyond the rear wheels.
Also trying to work out what type of van rear end has been used or indeed if the builder has grafted on a removable tilt top from a pick up.


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