1984 Capri 1.6 LS

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Synn
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1984 Capri 1.6 LS

Post by Synn » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:16 pm

Hi guys, thought I'd finally make my first post after lurking for tips for what seems like forever (not sure why i never posted before)

Here's my 84 Capri LS 4speed

I've had her since 2014 and narrowly pulled her back from being totally lost to the scrap yard.

Lots of rust around the front suspension (was told if i hit a speed bump too fast I'd be lucky to only put the strut through the hood), she seemed to have been kept as a rat rod, something I don't personally like.

I'm trying to work through a list of advisories at the moment after life got in the way and I let certain projects get away from me.

I had to replace one side mirror after the original totally rotted and fell off, luckily I found some classic chrome's that I'm sure aren't to everyones taste but I like them, I really should get around to fitting the driver side and wiring in the build in blinkers.

But anyway, here she is, my daughter loves her and refuses to let me even think about changing her, she has officially been dubbed lorelai
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Re: Capri 1.6 LS

Post by Peter-S » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:26 pm

Welcome aboard :D
Obviously you already know you have come to the right place! Well done for keeping another on the road :)
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Re: Capri 1.6 LS

Post by Synn » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:31 pm

Peter-S wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:26 pm
Welcome aboard :D
Obviously you already know you have come to the right place! Well done for keeping another on the road :)
Thanks Peter, it definitely is, I've already found answers to most issues I've encountered so far by just scanning the forum.

She's been a huge job to keep going, but it was definitely worth it, love how many people keep asking how much I'd sell her for, always one of the first thing's people ask me

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Re: 1984 Capri 1.6 LS

Post by Not_Anumber » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:54 pm

Well done for owning and improving this car.

Which part of Kent are you in, Im only wondering as there's the Capri 50 th coming up on 1st September in Dunton just over the bridge. Could be a good day out for you and your daughter to see a huge number of Capris.

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Re: 1984 Capri 1.6 LS

Post by Synn » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:58 pm

Not_Anumber wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:54 pm
Well done for owning and improving this car.

Which part of Kent are you in, Im only wondering as there's the Capri 50 th coming up on 1st September in Dunton just over the bridge. Could be a good day out for you and your daughter to see a huge number of Capris.
I'm far from Kent I'm afraid, way down in the murky depths of the southwest in Plymouth. Would love to get up that way for it but not sure the funds will be there for a long trip at the moment (never done more than a 30mile trip in the Capri either... as silly as that sounds)

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Re: 1984 Capri 1.6 LS

Post by D366Y » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:00 pm

Great to see another one being saved!
Keep us updated on the progress :cheers:

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Re: 1984 Capri 1.6 LS

Post by Synn » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:53 pm

D366Y wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:00 pm
Great to see another one being saved!
Keep us updated on the progress :cheers:
It saved me so it's only right i return the favour.... just have to keep telling myself I can't afford to take on another project at the same time... will definitely keep the updates rolling in

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