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Christmas Presents.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:15 am

Morning All,
I hope everybody had a great Christmas!
Did anybody receive any nice Capri (or car) related presents?

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Re: Christmas Presents.

Postby oldfords » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:45 am

Got some clear indicator lens from my 2 boys.

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Re: Christmas Presents.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:21 am

oldfords wrote:Got some clear indicator lens from my 2 boys.

That's great!
Were you expecting to get them or was it a surprise present?

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Re: Christmas Presents.

Postby Pas28i » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:40 am

I got the new book on factory original Capri mk1!
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Re: Christmas Presents.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:43 am

Pas28i wrote:I got the new book on factory original Capri mk1!

I saw that advertised in the club magazine and am tempted to buy it. Have you had a chance to flick through it yet, and does it look any good?

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Re: Christmas Presents.

Postby Pas28i » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:14 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Pas28i wrote:I got the new book on factory original Capri mk1!

I saw that advertised in the club magazine and am tempted to buy it. Have you had a chance to flick through it yet, and does it look any good?

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Yes had a quick look and I like it, great examples featured, my favourite so far is the late great Jack Sears 3000E; in Evergreen with olive green interior!

For me it’s worth having as I want to gain more knowledge and can refer to it from time to time, so far seen pics of engines, interiors and even original keys etc.

Ideally would like to own a mk1 but it seems to be a forbidden fruit, apart from sitting in a 1.6XL, never been in one (and only driven mk3s) and it’s become an itch now!

The leaflet that came with it has a broad range of cars including Aston Martins in this series.

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Re: Christmas Presents.

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:02 pm

I got something as a recommendation

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Will be trying when weather is better

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Re: Christmas Presents.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:30 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:I got something as a recommendation

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Will be trying when weather is better

What a pleasant surprise gift..... :)

You won't be disappointed! As you know, I've been using it for a little while and, for me, seems to work really well.

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Re: Christmas Presents.

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:13 pm

Cheers for the heads up as my wife thought it was a joke but looking forward to clean wheels .

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Re: Christmas Presents.

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:33 pm

Hi chaps,

Just as Andrew has said I hope you all had a great Christmas Day too :)

Andrew I did get a Capri related gift fella and believe it or not did not involve HFVP :lol: . Apologies in advance mate for the long winded reply but hope you can see why I have :)

A while back Paul ( pbar ) had posted up a very helpful thread on a supplier of tailored car mats he had seen for himself in the flesh at a show...
( viewtopic.php?f=10&t=51607&hilit=car+mats ) I always trust Paul whenever he gives us a heads up on products and these mats sounded really good. No pics had actually been posted but as Paul had seen samples at a show and commented on the very good quality of them and great value I decided these were the mats for me ! My parents said they would get them for me for Christmas :D

Chaps they really are superb mats just as Paul had said there were.

I am now home from Yorkshire so have taken some pics of them. This is them...


First up is the Luxury tufted carpet set in Grey with Grey edging

Image20171226_171055 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20171226_171102 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20171226_171108 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Now the set of 4 rubber tailored mats which really are lovely imo !

Image20171226_171225 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20171226_171233 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20171226_171237 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

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Guys I am not posting up these pics just to show off :wave: :lol: but more to show you all the superb quality/value they are. I recall someone said if pics of these were posted it would help so here they are. I ordered them myself and had them sent direct to my parents so I would not see them till Christmas day. I was not disappointed one bit. Just as Paul had reported they really are lovely mats at very very reasonable prices.

I bought the luxury carpet ( tufted deep pile ) set of 4 mats which are supplied in Black or Grey with a choice of edging trim colours. As you can see I went for the Grey Carpet with Grey edging which really looks great in the flesh ! Price delivered was £30 Brilliant value imo

He also does a standard carpet set of 4 mats in Grey, Black, Red or Blue again with a choice of edging. Price delivered £20

I also treated myself to a set of his rubber mats which are exceptional value at £20 delivered. Not only is the quality extremely good but the tailored fit is a brilliant bonus. Very hard to get tailored rubber mats so when I seen how nice they actually are I was over the moon.

If anyone is interested just give Mark ( Marks Mats ) a ring on 07707 570414. He is a really decent chap and really helpful. He actually dropped off my mats to my parents in person as he lives not too far from them in Yorkshire and he was kind enough to offer them a bit cheaper to me to save the postage. A very nice touch I thought as he could have charged me the delivered price anyway but the personal service was superb !

If you are on facebook you can also get him on Mark Dobson or Mark Dobson Car Mats. Message him and he will get back to you same day. He prefers facebook as orders are written down so no errors but he will take orders over the phone as he works from home.

Anyway sorry to turn this into a long winded reply to Andrews simple question on Christmas gifts but I just thought I would post pics/details for anyone else interested in getting some. I promised Mark I would recommend them as I was so impressed with his service.

Any other info you want on these just ask.

All the best chaps

Nick

PS. Prices were those quoted to me when I ordered them and should still be accurate but please don't quote me on these :)
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Re: Christmas Presents.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:02 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Anyway sorry to turn this into a long winded reply to Andrews simple question


I wish I hadn't asked now...... :whistle:
Just joking! Thanks for posting the photos of your mats. You're right, they do look like a good quality product, and the carpeted ones have got the heel pad for the driver's side which is essential for longevity.

Did you get those slippers for Christmas too, Nick? :)

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Re: Christmas Presents.

Postby oldfords » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:14 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
oldfords wrote:Got some clear indicator lens from my 2 boys.

That's great!
Were you expecting to get them or was it a surprise present?

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Complete Surprise.......

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Re: Christmas Presents.

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:34 pm

I spotted the slippers think it was Capri only slippers so you swap in to them when you get in to the Capri , great thinking that way the mats will always look top nick .

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Re: Christmas Presents.

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:27 pm

oldfords wrote:
Andrew 2.8i wrote:
oldfords wrote:Got some clear indicator lens from my 2 boys.

That's great!
Were you expecting to get them or was it a surprise present?

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Complete Surprise.......


So no 'indication' you were getting them mate :lol: :lol:
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Re: Christmas Presents.

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:55 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:I will buy you some new slippers for Christmas Nick


Wow ! Andrew thats an amazingly kind christmas gesture of kindness from you old chap. I would love to take you up on your splendid offer. I am a size 9 (43) :wave:

Jasonmarie wrote:I spotted the slippers Andrew is going to buy you Nick. They are top designer mate. Not cheap at all ! Wait till you see them. I strongly advise when you get them that you swap in to them when you get in to the Capri , great thinking that way the mats will always look top nick .


Jason I never thought of this. Great idea fella. When Andrew sends me the new designer slippers hes gonna buy for me I will keep them for Capri only use :)

What a great forum this is...a new pair of slippers and advice on how best to optimise their useage to coincide with my new car mats. Jeepers...Thanks guys !!

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Re: Christmas Presents.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:33 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:So no 'indication' you were getting them


:D :applaud:
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Re: Christmas Presents.

Postby Caprifan Rob » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:52 pm

Had an original :ford: brochure on the 2.8 from my boy, great read & I had to smile at the statement 'Front seat belts fitted (at no extra cost)'. :D

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Re: Christmas Presents.

Postby fordperv » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:56 pm

I got a lot of car stuff, only a few things for the capri the in-laws got me some Dixie horns for a giggle, the mrs Got me some retro driving lights, secret Santa got me a mug and a capri key ring with a set of AA call box keys on, the big pressies were bought for my mk1 sierra

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Re: Christmas Presents.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:48 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:Had an original :ford: brochure on the 2.8 from my boy, great read & I had to smile at the statement 'Front seat belts fitted (at no extra cost)'. :D

Hi Rob,
Those old brochures are a great read, and I love that they mention a load of features that we all took for granted a long time ago!
The last brochure I bought describes the Capri as "A champion that looks superb from every angle". Couldn't have put it better myself! :D

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Re: Christmas Presents.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:50 pm

fordperv wrote:I got a lot of car stuff, only a few things for the capri the in-laws got me some Dixie horns for a giggle, the mrs Got me some retro driving lights, secret Santa got me a mug and a capri key ring with a set of AA call box keys on, the big pressies were bought for my mk1 sierra

It sounds like you did well with the presents you got! :D

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