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Help! Take a look at the Capri timeline

Post by Steve Saxty » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:15 pm

Here's the work-in-progress timeline from Capri 50 which will also, by request, be a poster too. I'm after a quick look-over from you guys here. Although the images can't be changed substantially there's a few points needing adjustment - anything I missed?
  • Red injection to be on pepperpots
  • Backgrounds to be removed
  • headrests to be tailored
Like I say we can't randomly add in a car at this stage, but we can tweak! - Thanks, Steve

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Re: Help! Take a look at the Capri timeline

Post by D366Y » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:59 pm

I think most of us will be hurt that there is no laser! :lol:

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Re: Help! Take a look at the Capri timeline

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:05 pm

D366Y wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:59 pm
I think most of us will be hurt that there is no laser! :lol:
Don't worry Danny, all the best models are represented! :whistle: :lol:

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Re: Help! Take a look at the Capri timeline

Post by andyd » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:08 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:05 pm
D366Y wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:59 pm
I think most of us will be hurt that there is no laser! :lol:
Don't worry Danny, all the best models are represented! :whistle: :lol:

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:lol:
The red injection does look good on the 7 spoke alloys :whistle:

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Re: Help! Take a look at the Capri timeline

Post by Steve Saxty » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:53 pm

    andyd wrote:
    Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:08 pm
    Andrew 2.8i wrote:
    Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:05 pm
    D366Y wrote:
    Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:59 pm
    I think most of us will be hurt that there is no laser! :lol:
    Don't worry Danny, all the best models are represented! :whistle: :lol:

    Andrew.
    :lol:
    The red injection does look good on the 7 spoke alloys :whistle:
    Yup - always one of my faves on the seven-spokes in Rosso Red and so I sneaked it on to the back cover of The Cars You Always... in that combination. I seriously toyed with a Paris Blue Laser actually but then realized that most of the cars were four-cylinder ones and I needed a balance.

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    Re: Help! Take a look at the Capri timeline

    Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:01 pm

    Andrew 2.8i wrote:
    Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:05 pm
    D366Y wrote:
    Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:59 pm
    I think most of us will be hurt that there is no laser! :lol:
    Don't worry Danny, all the best models are represented! :whistle: :lol:

    Andrew.

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    Re: Help! Take a look at the Capri timeline

    Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:24 pm

    andyd wrote:
    Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:08 pm
    Andrew 2.8i wrote:
    Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:05 pm
    D366Y wrote:
    Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:59 pm
    I think most of us will be hurt that there is no laser! :lol:
    Don't worry Danny, all the best models are represented! :whistle: :lol:

    Andrew.
    :lol:
    The red injection does look good on the 7 spoke alloys :whistle:
    Yes I think the red Capri would look a lot better on pepperpots “ hint hint “

    No Laser and it outsold any other model :guitar:
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    Re: Help! Take a look at the Capri timeline

    Post by Caprifan Rob » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:16 pm

    Steve Saxty wrote:
    Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:15 pm
    Although the images can't be changed substantially there's a few points needing adjustment - anything I missed?
    Just one tiny thing, side repeaters on the Special front wings. Other than that, as the 1975 GTS(JPS) & the 1976 RS2800 look almost identical, you could make a lot of people very happy by changing one to the Laser model. I think someone may have mentioned it .. :)

    Great looking poster mind :applaud:

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    Re: Help! Take a look at the Capri timeline

    Post by Not_Anumber » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:07 pm

    Excellent poster.

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    Re: Help! Take a look at the Capri timeline

    Post by Steve Saxty » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:22 pm

    Caprifan Rob wrote:
    Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:16 pm
    Steve Saxty wrote:
    Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:15 pm
    Although the images can't be changed substantially there's a few points needing adjustment - anything I missed?
    Just one tiny thing, side repeaters on the Special front wings. Other than that, as the 1975 GTS(JPS) & the 1976 RS2800 look almost identical, you could make a lot of people very happy by changing one to the Laser model. I think someone may have mentioned it .. :)

    Great looking poster mind :applaud:
    The side indicators were only on RHD cars - it's a left-hooker! I'm happy to look at a Laser - each illustration is £1,800 so if you guys want to crowdsource then I'll see if it can be added.

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    Post by Peter-S » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:32 pm

    Jasonmarie wrote:
    Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:24 pm

    No Laser and it outsold any other model :guitar:
    Wasn't it the run out model Jason - a few on A plate then B plate, C plate, D plate and E. Still, does get a brief mention in the 2.8 blurb. Must be enough!
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    Post by Steve Saxty » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:56 pm

    Peter-S wrote:
    Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:32 pm
    Jasonmarie wrote:
    Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:24 pm

    No Laser and it outsold any other model :guitar:
    Wasn't it the run out model Jason - a few on A plate then B plate, C plate, D plate and E. Still, does get a brief mention in the 2.8 blurb. Must be enough!
    Yup Laser was a run-out car mainly UK - so penny numbers of around 35,000 units vs the other four-cylinder cars there in the 100s of thousands. I really toyed with a Laser but decided to have an Injection and not just the 280 to have the widest appeal. But like I say elsewhere, I've blown the budget again on these illustrations but if you guys want to chip in...

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    Re: Help! Take a look at the Capri timeline

    Post by Caprifan Rob » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:27 am

    Steve Saxty wrote:
    Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:22 pm
    Caprifan Rob wrote:
    Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:16 pm
    Steve Saxty wrote:
    Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:15 pm
    Although the images can't be changed substantially there's a few points needing adjustment - anything I missed?
    Just one tiny thing, side repeaters on the Special front wings. Other than that, as the 1975 GTS(JPS) & the 1976 RS2800 look almost identical, you could make a lot of people very happy by changing one to the Laser model. I think someone may have mentioned it .. :)

    Great looking poster mind :applaud:
    The side indicators were only on RHD cars - it's a left-hooker! I'm happy to look at a Laser - each illustration is £1,800 so if you guys want to crowdsource then I'll see if it can be added.
    £1800 :o I love that RS2800 ;) . Seriously though, quality doesn’t come cheap @ it shows.

    Jason, if you want to chip in the other £1799 to see your Laser, I’m in for the crowd fund.

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    Post by Jasonmarie » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:32 pm

    Good news as I have a idea of raising the funds for a Laser Picture .

    Nick you will need your hat for this one mate :cool:

    Watch this space .

    Peter yes I am sure the laser stated on A plates , But also the only Capri to make car of the year , voted as best ford ever made in the Essex lady’s brass band club , also only Capri to be used by a famous topless page 3 model . Even the laser model is the only Capri to have its own you tube channel :cool:

    Please note there’s a very nice chap with a 2.8i who has a good flickR account .
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    Post by Not_Anumber » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:00 pm

    Interesting to see te Laser was mainly for the UK market. Did they carry on with the LS, S and Ghia for longer in the other markets ?

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    Post by Andrew 2.8i » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:59 pm

    Steve Saxty wrote:
    Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:22 pm
    each illustration is £1,800
    I'm sure I scribbled a few pictures of Capris in exercise books when I was at school. If I can find them, you can have them for a lot less than £1800 if you want! :D

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    Post by Steve Saxty » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:02 pm

    Not_Anumber wrote:
    Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:00 pm
    Interesting to see te Laser was mainly for the UK market. Did they carry on with the LS, S and Ghia for longer in the other markets ?
    The Laser was a UK-only name for a range of special value Escorts, Sierras, etc. Here you go - you really need to buy The Cars You Always...!

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    Re: Help! Take a look at the Capri timeline

    Post by Jasonmarie » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:23 pm

    Andrew 2.8i wrote:
    Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:59 pm
    Steve Saxty wrote:
    Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:22 pm
    each illustration is £1,800
    I'm sure I scribbled a few pictures of Capris in exercise books when I was at school. If I can find them, you can have them for a lot less than £1800 if you want! :D

    Andrew.
    I thought you had a chalk board back then :lol:
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    Post by Andrew 2.8i » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:33 pm

    Jasonmarie wrote:
    Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:23 pm
    I thought you had a chalk board back then :lol:
    Papyrus and a quill, actually! :lol:

    I should say that the Illustrations are brilliant, and the artist is very talented. These pictures have definitely whetted my appetite for the book.

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    Post by Jasonmarie » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:41 pm

    Andrew 2.8i wrote:
    Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:33 pm
    Jasonmarie wrote:
    Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:23 pm
    I thought you had a chalk board back then :lol:
    Papyrus and a quill, actually! :lol:

    I should say that the Illustrations are brilliant, and the artist is very talented. These pictures have definitely whetted my appetite for the book.

    Andrew.
    :lol:
    I agree yes I will save mine when we are away in August already have that few days planned sitting in the chair with no one around in the Dorset country side a packet of Hob Knobs and a full pot of tea . Also hope this rain stops it’s getting that bad the bloke across the road is building a big wooden boat .
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