Custom front valance

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Custom front valance

Postby 79Caprigl » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:44 am

As in title, has anybody modified an original valance or fabricated a newly designed one? The front Valance is the one design aspect of the Capri I'm not a fan of! It just seems to have unecessary design features which are all rust magnets as compared to the MK1 for example.

In case you've not guessed, mine is rotten but I don't think buying a new old stock one is worth the money!

Any advice appreciated :cool:

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Re: Custom front valance

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:55 am

79Caprigl wrote:In case you've not guessed, mine is rotten but I don't think buying a new old stock one is worth the money!

In case you did not know, fibreglass panels are available.
https://www.tickover.co.uk/shop/content ... /p769.html

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Re: Custom front valance

Postby D366Y » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:15 pm

I have a fibreglass one on mine, great shape and mould if you decide to go down that route!

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Re: Custom front valance

Postby Arya2.0S » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:31 pm

You can buy an RGA front spoiler which imo improves upon the original in every way, whilst making it look slightly more aggressive without going over the top. I have some high quality fibreglass replicas for sale if you're interested, much cheaper than any of the online vendors too.

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Re: Custom front valance

Postby Not_Anumber » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:53 pm

The RGA spoiler sounds a good idea. Would this pretty much cover up the existing valance so it ceases to be visible ?

Wasnt it the RGA spoiler that also improves aerodynamic stability ?

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Re: Custom front valance

Postby 79Caprigl » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:05 pm

D366Y wrote:I have a fibreglass one on mine, great shape and mould if you decide to go down that route!

Danny


Do you have a photo of it mate?

Cheers, Shane.

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Re: Custom front valance

Postby D366Y » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:46 am

79Caprigl wrote:
D366Y wrote:I have a fibreglass one on mine, great shape and mould if you decide to go down that route!

Danny


Do you have a photo of it mate?

Cheers, Shane.


I didn't take any pictures before I fitted it, but if you check my thread, on the first page there is a picture of it being fitted and sprayed...
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=50372

There are also a couple of pictures Andrew has taken at Queens Square previously but I don't have those to hand unfortunately, also the top few pictures from Ace Café in August last year

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=51548

Sorry I don't have more!

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Re: Custom front valance

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:37 pm

Danny's front valance must look very good as I've seen his car at shows a few times, but I've never even noticed that it was a fibreglass one!
The only photos I currently have on Flickr don't really show the valance that well.

ImageFord Capri 1.6 Laser D366YDX by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

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Re: Custom front valance

Postby Not_Anumber » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:11 pm

I dont need a valance but Id like to see a picture of the RGA front spoiler if anyone has one ?

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Re: Custom front valance

Postby 79Caprigl » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:17 pm

D366Y wrote:
79Caprigl wrote:
D366Y wrote:I have a fibreglass one on mine, great shape and mould if you decide to go down that route!

Danny


Do you have a photo of it mate?

Cheers, Shane.


I didn't take any pictures before I fitted it, but if you check my thread, on the first page there is a picture of it being fitted and sprayed...
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=50372

There are also a couple of pictures Andrew has taken at Queens Square previously but I don't have those to hand unfortunately, also the top few pictures from Ace Café in August last year

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=51548

Sorry I don't have more!

Danny



Your Capri looks great with those JBW wheels on. Do you mind me asking where you bought the valance from as I know there are a couple of company's that manufacture them?

Cheers, Shane

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Re: Custom front valance

Postby D366Y » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:15 pm

79Caprigl wrote:Your Capri looks great with those JBW wheels on. Do you mind me asking where you bought the valance from as I know there are a couple of company's that manufacture them?

Cheers, Shane


Thanks! Love those wheels! :heart:
And I got mine from CCI, don't worry about the little bit of damage you can see on the passenger side seam with the wing, that's just a rusty front wing that I need to sort :lol:

And I'm glad no one noticed it was fibreglass! Means it must be pretty decent... to be fair at the time I had it fitted I only went for fibreglass as no one had started to produce steel valences at all, or not at least at a reasonable price, and when I read about Mark's restoration on the main laser page and how he got a steel valence from CCI that was worse than the one he had I doubted I should look for one from them! Also, when I took that fibreglass valence and the pattern wing from CCI to the garage I used to fit them they said they were some of the best pattern parts they had seen and they basically only do repair jobs so see stuff like that all the time, so must be a good quality.

Thanks Andrew for posting the other pictures :)

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Re: Custom front valance

Postby timfromull » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:14 pm

The deep dish 4 spokes totally transform your car, mate.
Looks gorgeous :wub:

Guessing they're 7.5 not 7's
makes a huge difference

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Re: Custom front valance

Postby D366Y » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:15 pm

timfromull wrote:The deep dish 4 spokes totally transform your car, mate.
Looks gorgeous :wub:

Guessing they're 7.5 not 7's
makes a huge difference


They are indeed 7.5's give the car a much better stance and when you look at it head on or from behind it properly fills the arches whereas the 7s make it look a little too narrow in my eyes...


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