new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by brads900 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:20 pm

Great to see your work is coming along well, love seeing a big old engine going in a capri! your fabrication in the engine bay is awesome, love the mount for the swirl pot and good idea with the windscreen wash bottle. looks alot tidier!

well done mate

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rousecapri » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:16 pm

a couple more pics.
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rshyndy » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:40 pm

looking really good mate. iv managed to get a black laser now and have got that in bits at the moment. started at the back and am just waiting for the diff bearings ect then all that will be going back together. got to turn it round and attack the front then. i need to buy a new welder but im on a mega budget at the moment and i cant afford to spend any unneccessary pennies so im on the blag for a welder from work.
your metal work is really neat and what you have done is very clever with the inner wings.
im looking forward to getting mine on the road, was going to upload some pictures in the projects section but progress is slow and dosent sound half as impressive as your 3.1.
keep up the top work
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rousecapri » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:06 pm

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a few more pics..............just need to tidy around the bottom of the rad
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rousecapri » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:29 pm

done a bit more
have painted some of the engine bay in matt black.......just to see if i like it?
i know some of the metal work is not finished eg needs welds grinding down etc.......
i just wanted to see what it was going to look like painted and if i liked the colour

do you????
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by capriV8 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:18 pm

:applaud:

Engine in next then!!!!! lol

Hmmmm against a nicley polished engine - flat mat black will be great, I wonder if satin would be better though to show off all the fabrication ......

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by Peter-S » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:25 pm

Matt black wouldn't be my choice, looks a bit like its just had a coat of underseal. With all the work you're doing something with more of a finish would be better imho. But, its not mine :)
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by Matty28i » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:42 pm

rousecapri wrote:done a bit more
have painted some of the engine bay in matt black.......just to see if i like it?
i know some of the metal work is not finished eg needs welds grinding down etc.......
i just wanted to see what it was going to look like painted and if i liked the colour

do you????
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Sorry but Mat Black doesn't do it for me. Brush painted on as well.

For some strange reason I just wanted a game of noughts and crosses.

Seriously though, you can do better than Mat paint in the engine bay, it'll show up any oil or water marks and won't be easy to keep clean.

Satin paint would be easier to clean but, I prefer the same colour as the outer top coat.

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rousecapri » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:48 pm

i only brushed it on as i wanted to see if i liked it...........:) (£6 for a spray can or £2.50 for a small tin) the small tin won lol
might try satin black next.....
all the paint was going to be removed again as the metal work is not finished,i am just trying to find out what paint i will use .........still not sure....there will be a lot of polished aluminium and a bit of chrome on the engine...........might still do it the same as the body...........i wish i could make up my mind...............
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by Matty28i » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:53 pm

rousecapri wrote:i only brushed it on as i wanted to see if i liked it...........:) (£6 for a spray can or £2.50 for a small tin) the small tin won lol
might try satin black next.....
all the paint was going to be removed again as the metal work is not finished,i am just trying to find out what paint i will use .........still not sure....there will be a lot of polished aluminium and a bit of chrome on the engine...........might still do it the same as the body...........i wish i could make up my mind...............
Give us a clue as to top coat colour, as satin may compliment it.

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rousecapri » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:41 pm

diamond black............with a very very good shine :cool:
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by mini » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:42 pm

I used black hammerite smooth finish in my engine bay and it came up brill bit pricey but it can have what ever spilt on it and just have to wipe it off.

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by dazza » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:28 pm

looks loke its gonna be an awsome motor mate! belting fabrication skills. just very slightly concerned that the steering reservoir mod might interfere with the movement of the passenger wheel?but im sure youve allowed for that,just tell me to piss off for been pesemistic :D but a cracking job well done so far!

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rousecapri » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:38 pm

there is loads of room....i did check..then re-check......then had another look just to make sure:)
thanks for the nice comments:).................keep then comming
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by nathv8capri » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:34 pm

Good to see tara coming along now it's been a long time m8. :beer:

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rousecapri » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:36 pm

like the name!!!!!!!!!
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rousecapri » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:40 pm

am out of gas for the mig welder so progress will be held up as i aint got any money till next week :(
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by nathv8capri » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:54 pm

Should give the v8 a run for it's money m8. :beer:

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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by rousecapri » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:16 pm

It will !!!!!!! even if i have to use nitrous
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Re: new project(by rousecapri) this time its for myself

Post by dazza » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:57 pm

get yourself down your local for some pub gas,i very rarely do any welding at home so a bottle of co2 for free comes in handy for the odd bit of mig welding.

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