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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby Caprifan Rob » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:53 pm

Thought I was reading the 'Who remembers' thread then :D

My gran had a Teas Maid, she stopped using it as it promised so much but delivered something that wasn't palatable, a bit like Goblin Works Garage

The thing is, I would have kept the patina & certainly wouldn't have made a monster truck out of it. But that's also what everyone else would probably have done, it wouldn't have got us talking for a start & that's exactly the reaction they are looking for.

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby pbar » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:12 am

Caprifan Rob wrote:Thought I was reading the 'Who remembers' thread then :D



Hehe, crossed my mind too that did Rob :)

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby ollyw » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:36 am

ESSEXV6ESSEX wrote:STOP PRESS

I have had an idea for a show.

We take an ordinary current car- say a Mustang GT and remove everything to paint it, let's say for arguments sake it's Red, we could maybe spray it Red? Then, and I know this is genius but bare with me on this, a couple of you could go off and have tattoos!! I could pretend not to know so we can try and make it interesting and wait for it, another bit of genius, we could get the local artist (Banksy) or some other idiot who thinks graffiti is acceptable and get them to make us a shop sign. Anyhow going back to the 'Stang'! Whilst everything is off it we can throw the bumpers in the bin, who needs safety features. We could hit the front end with a massive spade and drill holes in it. The interior we will do something revolutionary and recover it??? not in the same smart stuff, maybe something amazing like leopard print. We could change the wheels for flying saucers and then the excitement really begins, we all take our sledge hammers and dollies along with a ton of filler, flat it off and create the shape of the Capri. Too finish it off we will try to create the front of another model, just to ruin an iconic feature, this should get us talked about, Infact I could make it. When it is done we could advertise it for an incredible amount and get somebody either lined up to buy it or fake it.


Right who is in?



I am! You used the word ruin there. We aren’t ruining the car we are just “creating something unique” - that’s just how we roll on botch works garage.
I think we should re route the exhaust like a snorkel, and paint it bright yellow so everyone can see it. For the paint job I was thinking a mustard yellow pebbledashed with green metallic fleck.

Why don’t we take the vinyl roof and slice through it with a knife at various angles, that way it’ll look like a kick arse tough muscle car. Or maybe in a v shape down the middle so it looks like a spine?

Anyway count me in!

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby Caprifan Rob » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:48 pm

Just seen a preview of the next episode, just look what they've done to this classic Mercedes :D

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:55 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:Just seen a preview of the next episode, just look what they've done to this classic Mercedes :D

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Hi Rob,
I would have believed you if I hadn't just seen the advert! :D

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:56 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Caprifan Rob wrote:Just seen a preview of the next episode, just look what they've done to this classic Mercedes :D

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Hi Rob,
I would have believed you if I hadn't just seen the advert! :D

Thinking of it, that's quite restrained in comparison to some of their cars.....

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby Coyote500 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:16 pm

Hi

I saw the car at the NEC in November last.

I met the Goblin crew and the TV production team also.

The TV show aired a few weeks ago. I shared my thoughts about the show with one of the producers.

Some comments.

I would have built the car differently. I would have done the TV show very differently. The Discovery Channel called the shots on content. There's 4 hours worth of techy stuff that was filmed and would have satisfied most Capri enthusiasts.

I have owned 50+ Capri's. All V6s plus two Mustang powered Mk1s and 4 Turbo Technics 2.8s. I know Capris.

I never owned a Laser or Calypso so could never comment about either with my lack of knowledge.

The black Capri is like a new car inside, underneath and outside. It's a 1987 model and was a perfect base for a modification.

I've read all the comments on this thread and whilst everyone has an opinion on the final result of the project, the term Marmite springs to mind. Love it or hate it. The thing is no single project will satisfy everyone. That's OK, if no designer and daredevil builder ever thought outside the box, we'd all being driving hybrid Euro-boxes, and that's a nightmare scenario for sure.

The Coyote Capri was daring. It is highly finished in terms of bodywork, engineering and drivetrain. Certain aesthetics could have been better thought through.

The car will eat Porches and Audi's and most Ferrari's.

Is if for everyone? Nope.

It only has to be right for 2 people. The owner and the next owner.

If a 1600 or 2 litre Capri is your car of choice, then this black Capri will terrify you. Which of course is academic as you'll probably never own it or drive it.

I'd even say if your car of choice is a V8 or Turbo V6 it will still terrify you.

Elon Musk recently fired a Tesla electric car into space and towards Mars in the hope that alien life forms will one day find it and discover what humanity is like.

Personally I hope aliens never ever find his Tesla, or they'll invade Earth, and conquer us within 20 minutes, seeing as we must all be globalists that pretend to care for the planet by producing vehicles that are unsustainable, energy sapping, resource intensive and driven by men in skinny jeans, sockless sandals, wearing Hipster beards and play Call of Duty when no-one is watching.

However, if Musk had fired the Coyote Capri into space we'd be safe from any attack by aliens. Why? Because they'd take one look at the Capri and say, "Holy c**p, don't go anywhere near Earth if this is their daily driver" (said in Klingon, obviously!)

Look, I get it. Capri lovers are divided. Understandably.

But, if you've never sat in it, driven or heard the gasps from pedestrians and other motorists, or had five strangers walk down your driveway to photograph it the first time you let it out to play, then you just don't live in my world.

The Coyote sits in my garage, glaring at any uninvited caller and hisses, 'don't even think about it'!

It will hopefully be at several shows this year in the UK, and three events in Europe. Grown men will tremble and their girls will plead to ride the beast.....

cheers Chris.

ps happy to discuss further via PM. If comments are helpful I'll publish.
pps the guy who 'bought' it on TV never bought it. I know the back story and it wasn't a stunt.

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby pbar » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:13 am

Coyote500 wrote:heard the gasps from pedestrians and other motorists, or had five strangers walk down your driveway to photograph it the first time you let it out to play, then you just don't live in my world.


That happens with my Laser. And I didn't have to destroy a perfectly good classic car's heritage to achieve it! :)

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Re: Goblin Works Garage

Postby QuadCamCapri » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:14 am

Even more of a disappointment, if they had 4 hours of tech stuff but chose to fill the episode with shite about tattoos etc. and not even mention the drive line etc. :roll:
Did these 3 do all the work or is there another team that steps in to do the real graft when the camera's stop rolling ?
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