I have new bits ......

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

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:10 am

Hi Jason,
I look forward to seeing some photos of your bling!
I think it is possible to go seriously over the top with too many of the Mirage parts, but it's OK in moderation.
By the way, you can save money by polishing steel parts yourself. With a bit of work the headlight relay, for example, can be polished to a chrome-like finish.

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

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:53 am

That's funny I was thinking if it would polish up and I have a watch clock cleaner with a silver cover coat I was thinking of using
But with most things it's best to try it on something first as the silver powder does not like electric . So I would have taken it apart and is that a easy job .
So finding out it just cleans and polish up I would have done that . :banghead: don't know sometimes I think I look to deep in to a project .
20 odd years ago when I worked on the Capri I did many things with out a worry but now older I plan a job to much like the sunroof winder I want to sort out the pitting I have on the inside , so only I know it's there yes easy job but if the black knob falls off or I break the thing they go for stupid money on eBay and look a lot worse then mine .

So as I have read on here and they are great words " don't fix something that's not broken "

Wise words and so true ........ :beer:

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

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:45 pm

So my new bits have come today , hoping to fit them Saturday but I don't know if it's me but I have just put the heating on indoors as it's so cold .
So some quick pictures of my bits .
So first the Dim Dipped radiator panel .

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Had the words ford capri done on top
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The back with the Dim Dipped system
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Also had a fuse box lid
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Did also get a relay cover but forgot to take a picture will be with the end result .

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

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:30 pm

So this morning it looked nice outside only took a few mins to fit and I am happy with the result as I did not want to go over the top what is very easy .

Thoughts please ladies & gents

1st the fuse box
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Radiator panel side shot
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Front shot
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And now the relay cover please note I have that DINITROL on the car what was done from new .

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

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:41 am

Hi,
Nice looking bling parts you've got there! 8-)
At the moment, I think you've got just the right amount of chrome parts and haven't gone over the top with it. If I was being fussy, I would polish up the exposed mounting lugs of the original headlight relay to match your chrome cover. However bad it is, it can polish up like this:

ImageCapri Metal Polishing October 2014 (6) by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

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

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:00 pm

Your right about cleaning up the DINITROL on the car I tried today with a tooth brush right at the bottom of the car tried using the tar remover from autoglym as a start but only got like a top coat of and when wiped made no difference.
I do have some harsh sticker remover stuff but worried as I don't think they clear coated under the bonnet .
It's really good stuff the DINITROL but a pain to remove .
Will have a think about what to use

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

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:29 am

Hi Jason.

Nice one fella :)

As Andrew has said those few bits you have had chromed do look very nice indeed. I do like the radiator panel with the personalised addition of 'ford capri'. Nice touch ! Just as Andrew said its not too much chrome parts either so well done mate. Looks very nice.

As I said originally though the most important thing is that you like what you have done yourself as at the end of the day its your Capri mate. I was at a Christening on Sunday and got talking about Capri's with some guy :D so showed him a picture of my Laser and he made a big thing about the fact I removed the air box and replaced it with a K&N filter "oh...thats not original is it...wont that de-value it" :lol:

All the best Jason and keep up the great work fella.

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

Postby Will01 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:25 am

Agree, if it your car and you happy with it, go for it.

As for the comment about de-valuation i am seriously buggered then for all my cars haha, do i give a crap........ errr NO
Plans have changed to just make a good fun Track Car :)

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

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:26 pm

Funny as I thought the filter looks good on the Capri engine , yes your right I am happy with the outcome I need to still clean up a bit under there .

I don’t think it de values a car it shows your looking after it also I can put all my adds to stock again .

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

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:34 am

Jasonmarie wrote:I don’t think it de values a car it shows your looking after it also I can put all my adds to stock again .


:agree:
There's absolutely nothing wrong with some minor personalisations, especially if the original parts have been kept and the car can be returned to original specification if desired.

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