Respray

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Respray

Post by Dallas » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:50 pm

She went into the bodyshop today to be resprayed, she is having the bonnet, front wings, valance, grill, light surrounds, slam panel and both doors done. Both doors have several door dings, so it will be nice to get them sorted. :)

Plus it will be nice to get rid of that black bonnet, I know some folk like the black bonnet look, but I like to see a nice solid colour on a car where every panel is the same colour, the black somehow loses the shape of the bonnet bulge.

I cant wait to get her back, but also dreading it at the same time.

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Re: Respray

Post by Jasonmarie » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:54 pm

Dallas wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:50 pm
She went into the bodyshop today to be resprayed, she is having the bonnet, front wings, valance, grill, light surrounds, slam panel and both doors done. Both doors have several door dings, so it will be nice to get them sorted. :)

Plus it will be nice to get rid of that black bonnet, I know some folk like the black bonnet look, but I like to see a nice solid colour on a car where every panel is the same colour, the black somehow loses the shape of the bonnet bulge.

I cant wait to get her back, but also dreading it at the same time.

Very nice Dallas can’t wait to see the pictures when she’s done :cool: I agree with the black bonnet but yellow Mk1 with a black bonnet is ok .
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: Respray

Post by andyd » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:53 am

Dallas wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:50 pm


I cant wait to get her back, but also dreading it at the same time.
An exciting time but also a touch of anxiety it will be as expected.

Put some pics on here when done :)

:goodluck:
Don't you even dare think about opening your sunroof :twak:

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Re: Respray

Post by Dallas » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:29 pm

She is certainly getting some TLC. :D
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Re: Respray

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:50 pm

Gorgeous.
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: Respray

Post by andyd » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:41 am

Very nice :D
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Re: Respray

Post by Paul G » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:53 am

That will look lovely when it's all polished and put back together. The Rosso Red (or is it Cardinal Red) suits the Capri well.

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Re: Respray

Post by andyd » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:02 am

Paul G wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:53 am
The Rosso Red (or is it Cardinal Red) suits the Capri well.
Mine is Cardinal Red Paul, 1984 A reg. Think it was a limited run of that :?

:agree: Red does really suit the Capri, although it wasn't my first choice glad I have it now :D
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Re: Respray

Post by Dallas » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:11 pm

Thanks fellas. ;) :cool:

Respray now finished, she is out of isolation, I'm really happy with the end result, a proper factory finish. :cool:
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Re: Respray

Post by westcountryboy » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:50 pm

Looking very smart.

Is that a taxi mirror on the passenger side?

I'd be tempted to fit some 'S' stripes :burnout:

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Re: Respray

Post by Dallas » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:22 pm

westcountryboy wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:50 pm
Looking very smart.

Is that a taxi mirror on the passenger side?

I'd be tempted to fit some 'S' stripes :burnout:
Thanks bud. ;)

She is going back in to have the rear quarters panels, roof and tailgate done, and a couple of defects sorted along the scuttle.

Ref: Taxi mirror... Yes I think it is, its been a right pain in the :?: I wish it were just the regular slim mirror, I could have avoided all the sleepless nights I've had over it. :o :lol:

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Re: Respray

Post by Caprifan Rob » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:37 pm

Looking really good, nice car. Aftermarket wheels look good against the Red too, something different.

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Re: Respray

Post by Dallas » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:30 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:37 pm
Looking really good, nice car. Aftermarket wheels look good against the Red too, something different.
Hey thanks Rob :cool:

I reckon I'm gonna stick with the RS4 Spokes though, they seem to suit the Capri perfectly, I may end up getting them refurbished.

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Re: Respray

Post by Dallas » Wed May 20, 2020 8:26 pm

Hi fellas, its been awhile, sadly my father passed away so I've been a bit behind with the restoration etc.

The Capri went back in for more work, so she ended up having a complete respray in the end.
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Re: Respray

Post by Dallas » Wed May 20, 2020 8:28 pm

She is pretty much finished now.

I will have to do a before and after pic, she looks a completely different car now. :o

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Re: Respray

Post by Paul G » Wed May 20, 2020 8:55 pm

Dallas wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:26 pm
Hi fellas, its been awhile, sadly my father passed away so I've been a bit behind with the restoration etc.

The Capri went back in for more work, so she ended up having a complete respray in the end.

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My condolances on your father passing away. Sad time.

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Re: Respray

Post by Dallas » Wed May 20, 2020 9:16 pm

Paul G wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:55 pm
Dallas wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:26 pm
Hi fellas, its been awhile, sadly my father passed away so I've been a bit behind with the restoration etc.

The Capri went back in for more work, so she ended up having a complete respray in the end.

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My condolances on your father passing away. Sad time.
Thank you Paul, much appreciated.

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Re: Respray

Post by Jasonmarie » Wed May 20, 2020 10:19 pm

Sorry to here about your loss , back to your Capri it’s stunning sir
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Re: Respray

Post by andyd » Thu May 21, 2020 5:28 am

Sorry to hear about your Dad, your Capri is a great way to keep yourself and mind busy.

Car looks great and I like it with the standard wheels :cool:

:cheers:
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Re: Respray

Post by Dallas » Thu May 21, 2020 5:09 pm

Thanks fellas.

Regarding the wheels, I've bought 2x different sets of wheels these past two months, a set of chrome Cyclones and a set of gold KN Diamonds with a polished rim, neither set worked for me. I believe the RS4 spokes suit the Capri really well, Ford seemed to have got the design right first time.

I'm going to have to get my set refurbished, I'm also on the lookout for a spare set of RS4 spokes.

It a shame there are no car shows this year, normally I would have taken my two MG's to at least three shows by now. Cant wait to take the Capri to a few shows... :cool:

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