My first capri, A-REG 2.0 S restoration

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Re: My first capri, A-REG 2.0 S restoration

Postby Arya2.0S » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:40 pm

Absolutely knackered as I've been working on this all day but its finally finished!
Obviously I still need to get a new S stripe kit but thats going to have to wait a while so I can save up for a new one lol. I spent all my money on new headlights and paint supplies, I figured actually being able to see in the dark was a bigger priority lol
Other than that though I'm really happy with the result, and I just cant get over how good the front end looks with the RGA spoiler! (major pain in the ass to fit though!) The combination of the spoiler, the MK2 grille and the clear indicator lenses just makes me giddy with excitement, and I cant believe it actually belongs to me!
The paint isnt a perfect match as I mentioned before, but its more than good enough for me. Its only in certain light that you can see the difference anyway.
Its strange though, the colour of the wing doesn't match the bonnet, but the paint matches perfectly on the door and the rear quarter (i only painted the front wing and door).
So im thinking this is down to UV and sun exposure on the flat bonnet thats always facing towards the sky, vs the sides which has less exposure to it...thats my hypothesis anyway lol.
Super happy with the finish though, as you can see its lovely and shiny and personally i think it looks better than before. I also gave it a wash and waxed it with some Autoglym wet wax stuff. I've never used this product before but i can understand why everyone raves about it because its a good bit of gear and so much easier! I'll definitely stick to using their products in the future.
My dad also did an awesome job with the rust repair, so hopefully that will stop the tin cancer from coming back in that spot for another couple of decades.
Anyway enough of my babbling, on to pics:
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Re: My first capri, A-REG 2.0 S restoration

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:14 pm

That looks fantastic, well done!

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Re: My first capri, A-REG 2.0 S restoration

Postby andyd » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:18 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:That looks fantastic, well done!

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:agree: :cheers:

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Re: My first capri, A-REG 2.0 S restoration

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:41 pm

:cool:
That has really change the look of the car and I will say what a great job you have done , :beer:
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: My first capri, A-REG 2.0 S restoration

Postby Arya2.0S » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:07 pm

Thanks everyone. I'm really chuffed with the results. Now I just have to replace the drivers side door as the hinges are knackered so the door drops everytime you open it and the outer skin is separating from the frame (I already have another door waiting), and get that turbo tail restored and fitted, and then I think that will be everything I wanted to do don. Aside from perhaps changing the colour of the bonnet and maybe some different wheels but that's a long way off due to the sheer cost of new rims and tires.