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Post by Bobpool » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:05 pm

Hi,thank you for accepting me.
I'm picking this Capri 2.0 Laser up in the next few week's. Passed it's MOT in 2016 then left on someones drive. Going to see if it starts on Friday and what I need to get it back on the road.The bottom photo is my other car I use for car shows and the odd bit of fun driving.

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Re: New car

Post by Cosmicbike » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:29 pm

Looks nice, always like a black Capri. Had a black V70 in the past, lovely when it was clean...

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Re: New car

Post by Jasonmarie » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:00 pm

Great welcome to the site , looks like a good buy can’t go wrong with black but looks like you already know that with the black probe not seen one of them for a time .

Best of luck with your new purchase
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: New car

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:18 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum! :welcome:
Congratulations on the purchase of your new (to you) Capri, it looks like a nice car, hopefully everything goes well on Friday.
Please let us know how you get on.

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Re: New car

Post by Paul G » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:37 pm

As the others have said welcome to the forum. You sure will pick up several friendly tips on here. Indeed here is one - when you get the car for goodness sake get those black wheels painted back to silver!!! :lol: :welcome:

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Re: New car

Post by D366Y » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:42 am

Paul G wrote:As the others have said welcome to the forum. You sure will pick up several friendly tips on here. Indeed here is one - when you get the car for goodness sake get those black wheels painted back to silver!!! :lol: :welcome:

Paul.
Couldn't agree more, looks lovely but not a fan of those black wheels!! :lol:
Looks like a decent car so fingers crossed!

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Re: New car

Post by andyd » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:52 am

D366Y wrote:
Paul G wrote:As the others have said welcome to the forum. You sure will pick up several friendly tips on here. Indeed here is one - when you get the car for goodness sake get those black wheels painted back to silver!!! :lol: :welcome:

Paul.
Couldn't agree more, looks lovely but not a fan of those black wheels!! :lol:
Looks like a decent car so fingers crossed!

Danny
:agree:

:goodluck:

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Re: New car

Post by Bobpool » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:38 pm

I am going to keep it stock but the blacks wheels are growing on me :whistle:
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Re: New car

Post by D366Y » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:46 pm

Bobpool wrote:I am going to keep it stock but the blacks wheels are growing on me :whistle:
I do like the black car black wheels look, but black RS4 wheels just look unnatural to me - obviously your choice but looks like a lovely car :beer:

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Re: New car

Post by Bobpool » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:57 pm

Any tips I should be looking for when I go and have a good look at it tomorrow ?

I'll be buying it anyway at the price I'm paying but a few tips will help.
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Re: New car

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:10 pm

Bobpool wrote:Any tips I should be looking for when I go and have a good look at it tomorrow ?
Have a look through this buyers guide:
http://www.fordcaprilaser.co.uk/page3.html
It should give you some good pointers of what to look for.
:goodluck:

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Re: New car

Post by Bobpool » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:54 pm

Nice one, thank you 8-)
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Re: New car

Post by Caprifan Rob » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:46 pm

Welcome to the forum :wave: how did the viewing go ?

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Re: New car

Post by Bobpool » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:09 pm

Engine was spot on. Bodywork has a few rust spots and possibly needs a new passenger wing.

Interior was green with mould. I’ll strip all the seats out and clean the algae off the wheel and dashboard once I’ve googled the best way.

Four brand new tyres never been on the road. Wheels all good.

Dash is badly cracked and dull.Not sure what to do with it yet.

Underneath was great.

It had a MOT then left so should be ok. Strange to see how much space there is in the engine bay. My probe has none.
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Re: New car

Post by Brooksy » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:43 pm

Hi, :welcome: to the forum and hope you enjoy your Capri, which looks great by the way.
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