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My 1985 laser

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:45 pm
by westcountryboy
Thought I’d start posting some pictures of my toy, having been on ‘the other site for sometime’. Corrupted at a young age by the old man, who bought a red 1600 GL new, p/x’d it for a blue 1600GL and then finally had a 1600 laser (see pictures below).
Having got the bug – I eventually got one. It’s a 1985 1600 laser, 68,000 miles when I got it. All the paperwork came with it from new, including the order form from ford, the Cuff Miller purchase invoice and the bill for the Ziebart treatment.....done at 250 miles!

I’ve done the following to it:
1. Accuspark ignition
2. 34ICH carb
3. Alpine speaker upgrade - no holes cut.
4. ½ leather 2.8i special interior (Original mint laser interior put into storage)
5. New uniroyal tyres to replace existing Grand Prix S-70’s
6. Ford mudflaps
7. Ford mats
8. DMB ‘dealer stickers’ and number plates - original 1980's fatter font on the plates. OCD !!
9. SRT32P stereo from early 2.8 injection to replace the RST21P ….FM stereo !
10. Rear seat belts
11. Descreet two-tone air horns (sorry!)
12. Oh - and some paint too! Basically front wing repairs and dents/dings from supermarket trolleys removed. New stripes from CCI. Sides, boot, front valance and bonnet painted - roof left original.

Me outside the old mans 1600 GL (KUN688P - supplied by Taw Garages Barnstaple)
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Me (left) and young brother outside the subsequent 1600 GL (DFJ499T - Supplied by Old Blundells Garage Tiverton) - just before collecting the white one …….
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The old man with his 1600 laser (B350UDV - from UBM Ford Exeter) - Private plate fitted. Clear memories of collecting it on August 1st 1984.
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My purchase - day 1

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How it looks now...
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Its great fun !

Re: My 1685 laser

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:03 pm
by Cosmicbike
Very nice indeed

Re: My 1985 laser

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:39 pm
by Peter-S
Very nice, interesting to see the family history bit as well.

Another post in 6 years or so then ;)

Re: My 1985 laser

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:51 pm
by westcountryboy
I'll get posting more … I promise! :lol:

Re: My 1985 laser

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:12 pm
by Jasonmarie
Quite like a grey laser with fogs and the 2.8 grey seats . Reminds me of mine . Don’t read my post on fog light covers :lol:

Re: My 1985 laser

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:13 pm
by T.M.
These fog light covers are great. Like mine. :lol:
...and of course whole car is great too! Good job. ;)


Tom

Re: My 1985 laser

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:28 am
by Andrew 2.8i
Hi There,
Great looking car! As Peter says, it's good to see the old photos of your Father's Capris too.
If you're in the West Country, you should bring it along to the classic car show in W-S-M on Easter Sunday. There's usually a gathering of 20 or so Capris there.

Andrew.

Re: My 1985 laser

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:47 am
by andyd
Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:28 am
Hi There,
Great looking car! As Peter says, it's good to see the old photos of your Father's Capris too.
If you're in the West Country, you should bring it along to the classic car show in W-S-M on Easter Sunday. There's usually a gathering of 20 or so Capris there.

Andrew.
Nice pics and great looking car :cheers:

Also Haynes Breakfast Meet is a good get together.

Re: My 1985 laser

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:54 pm
by westcountryboy
Thanks for the nice comments everyone - Andy - I took the car to Haynes for the July meet, Home for me is near Tiverton - Easter WSM will be the aim in the spring.

One more month of driving before beddy byes for the winter months.

Re: My 1985 laser

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:37 am
by andyd
westcountryboy wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:54 pm
Thanks for the nice comments everyone - Andy - I took the car to Haynes for the July meet, Home for me is near Tiverton - Easter WSM will be the aim in the spring.

One more month of driving before beddy byes for the winter months.
We did August viewtopic.php?f=19&t=53314

Probably another forum meet there in April :)

I'm not too far from you on outskirts of Exeter :cheers:

Re: My 1985 laser

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:13 pm
by Brooksy
Hi and thanks for your interesting post and great photos.

Your Dad has great taste obviously and pleased that it rubbed off on you too. Your laser looks amazing and in a great colour too. Well done on the work done so far. Look forward to seeing it one day perhaps.

I remember Old Blundells Garage as I bought some bits for my MK5 Cortina from them in around 1990. Shame they closed down and now you wouldn't even know there was a Ford garage there.

As for UBM Ford, my Dad also bought a car there, a MK3 Escort, in 1983.

Like AndyD, I'm in the Exeter area so not too far from you either.

Cheers.

Re: My 1985 laser

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:09 pm
by westcountryboy
Nige / Andy D

Yes - will be good to meet up. I'm just outside Tiverton.

Mine comes off the road at the end of September, which scuppers Haynes.

Might try and go to the "Classic car and bike night" - takes place the last Thursday on the month at the Red lion Shobrooke, nr Crediton.

Re: My 1985 laser

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:20 am
by andyd
westcountryboy wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:09 pm
Nige / Andy D

Yes - will be good to meet up. I'm just outside Tiverton.

Mine comes off the road at the end of September, which scuppers Haynes.

Might try and go to the "Classic car and bike night" - takes place the last Thursday on the month at the Red lion Shobrooke, nr Crediton.
Mine is SORN already, so April Haynes meet will be first run of 2020 weather permitting.

Keep your eye on the events section for dates etc.

:cheers:

Re: My 1985 laser

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:37 am
by Brooksy
westcountryboy wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:09 pm
Nige / Andy D

Yes - will be good to meet up. I'm just outside Tiverton.

Mine comes off the road at the end of September, which scuppers Haynes.

Might try and go to the "Classic car and bike night" - takes place the last Thursday on the month at the Red lion Shobrooke, nr Crediton.
I'll also be SORNing mine from end of this month but would be good to meet, if possible, beforehand. Have you been to the Shoebrooke meet before?