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I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:53 pm

So can I just say that this is Nicks Fault but I seem to like this look ...

But guess what mr Postman gave to me Today .......

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:34 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:So can I just say that this is Nicks Fault but I seem to like this look ...
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HI,
Very nice! I look forward to seeing a photo of them fitted to the car.

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Arya2.0S » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:37 pm

Very nice! You get these from Burtons? I got mine from them as an xmas gift, great quality.

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:21 pm

Yes they are from burtons but I got them new from eBay was about £25 cheaper As somebody was selling who never fitted them . I did have this on my list but thought I would treat my self . Told the wife it was only a few pounds .....

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Arya2.0S » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:54 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Yes they are from burtons but I got them new from eBay was about £25 cheaper As somebody was selling who never fitted them . I did have this on my list but thought I would treat my self . Told the wife it was only a few pounds .....


Nice. They do look so much better than the orange lenses.

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Caprifan Rob » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:09 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:So can I just say that this is Nicks Fault but I seem to like this look ...

But guess what mr Postman gave to me Today

Yes, Nick does have a lot to answer for :lol: , looking forward to seeing them fitted as my car is same colour & wouldn't mind these myself.

Jasonmarie wrote:Told the wife it was only a few pounds .....

Why does that sound so familiar ;)

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:44 pm

I have been reading your story and the paint job you had done as I thought that's mercury grey . Also will just say yes looks the bees knees now with the pin stripes . So yes will try and get round to fitting them it is the daughters summer fair this Saturday so perhaps next weekend but will post up the pictures .

And yes that nick has got a lot to answer for .

So did you say the paint job was just a stone chip to the wife .

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Caprifan Rob » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:35 am

Jasonmarie wrote:So did you say the paint job was just a stone chip to the wife .

:D Sounds familiar..

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:07 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Image


Hi Jason,

Great buy fella ! :applaud:

These lens really do transform the Capri a treat. Gives a much more 'modern' look to the front end in my humble opinion :)
I really like these little tweaks that add a 'fresher' look to the Capri without taking anything away from it, if this makes sense ! I would go so far as to say they actually give the front end a better look than the original but this is only my opinion and totally respect why some might not share this view. I personally am always looking out to enhance the look with little tweaks like this so watch this space :?: :wave: :lol:

Jasonmarie wrote:So can I just say that this is Nicks Fault but I seem to like this look


Caprifan Rob wrote:Yes, Nick does have a lot to answer for


Glad to be of service chaps...wait till you see my plans for a foldable convertible roof that turns into a canopy for use at car shows :wave:

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Caprifan Rob » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:43 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:wait till you see my plans for a foldable convertible roof that turns into a canopy for use at car shows :wave:

Have you been watching Transformers again ? :D

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:54 pm

So might be a hold on fixings the new lights , I can't get the screws out and with my back and legs I would not risk going in to hard so I will have to soak in wd40 and get my son to have a go I would heat up but that's plastic and would melt .

Not going to be a 5 min job so will leave for a rainy day .

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby timfromull » Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:41 pm

On my shopping list too.. They are a very nice subtle (easily reversible) simple mod that compliments most colour Cappa's :cool:

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:58 pm

So as I have a bad back & pair of legs that do not work my Son had a go with fitting the lights what should be a easy job .
So screws all come out with ease had them soaking in wd40 .
Then this is where we are stuck we can not turn the bulb holder Iam guessing that they come out clock wise I don't know if to spray like a silicon spray to help ? Also we could not get the light out under the bumper so does that need to be removed ? But that might be because we still had the light attach to the bulb holder so could not turn .

I think the light plug is in to a Male Female like connected behind the grill so might remove from there to get the whole thing out .

Might sound stupid but I was alway told that you should not false things apart as that it should be easy to undo . Also if we do go made we could break the bulb holder and I bet you can not pop to the shops and get one of them .

So this is still on going and it's only a 5min job . :cool: I will return soon with pictures of the finished job .



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They are done and on the car and I must say it looks the dogs boll""ks . So what was wrong the old lenses had a metal clip on them that was to large took them of and " hey presto " yes there is one way in and one way out with the lights but once you have done one the second one is a 5 min Job .
I am very old fashion and like to keep things as they were made I repair clocks and pocket watches so you can't make a new part fit a old clock . But I must say with the Crome affect bulbs and clear lenses it lifts the face of the car . I will get some pictures up as soon as the sun is shinning and my back and legs start working again . But as normal I thank this great little Forum for the help and also that devil nick who keeps on coming up with some very good ideas. :beer:

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Arya2.0S » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:58 pm

Clear indicator lenses are one of the best "easy" mods you can do to liven up the front end of a Capri.
What bulbs did you get though, as I think mine aren't bright enough.

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:04 pm

I got these from eBay and they really give a clean bright light also it keeps the lenses looking clear . They were £3.78

Here's the link for bulbs https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151974384365



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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:57 am

Jasonmarie wrote: once you have done one the second one is a 5 min Job

It's all a learning process....

I look forward to seeing some photos.

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:41 pm

Sorry been a busy bee today but took some quick pictures of why I could not remove the lights

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Iam guessing when the car had a full body restro in 2013 the guy must have broke the lights and did this quick fix , I think it worked ok and give him creadit because it worked and you could not tell .

I here is a really quick shot as it's the best I can do at the moment as we have family over and all the cars are squeeze in the drive .
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When I get the car out for a run I will get some better pictures . :cool:

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Also that black thing hanging down in the left of the shot is a bag strap as when I looked I thought what is that hanging from the car almost looks like the bag is not there . Might send it off to " bag caught on tape" :beer:

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:34 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Sorry been a busy bee
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Superb Jason :)

Those clear indicators look stunning fella ! Great job indeed. This us a lovely mod for the front end for sure :applaud: :D

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Caprifan Rob » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:45 pm

Looking good :applaud: , want some 8-)

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:31 am

Cheers

I need to take her out but they say rain today . As soon she's out I will get better pictures ....


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