capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

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ian_s
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Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Postby ian_s » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:07 pm

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Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Postby Caprifan Rob » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:33 pm

I used that textured paint on my bumper ends too. Used a plastic primer then textured paint, as you say, the finish is excellent. Your final picture looks like a brand new pair. Can't go wrong for the price of paint & some elbow grease. Nice job. :applaud:

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Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Postby andyd » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:13 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote: Your final picture looks like a brand new pair. Can't go wrong for the price of paint & some elbow grease. Nice job. :applaud:

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Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Postby ian_s » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:16 pm

Thanks chaps. Well I have been stripping the bonnet ready for repairs. The problem I have is that under the leading edge the old tin worm had created a couple of holes. Same position on each side and it looks like the was a bulge like it had some drain holes possibly? It might just have blown with the rust. I wondered if anyone could shed some light on this for me as I would like to recreate what was there originally
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As I say could be nothing but just wanted to be sure.

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Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Postby ian_s » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:10 pm

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Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Postby ian_s » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:51 pm

Ok so just a quick update. I have been working on the bonnet leading edge and I know I was advised not to bother too much with the detail like the depressions for the bonnet trim but the perfectionist in me wanted to try to recreate it as original as possible so this has taken a little time and a little over engineering :D so it's not done yet but here are a few pics to wet the appetite.

Obviously the rot was quite well established

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So I have folded a new piece ready
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And I have made a fixture for for chasing down the depression. It still needs welding and a couple of supports for either side of the depression to reduce any buckling of the metal.
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I know it is perhaps a little excessive however I do like to try to get things as accurate as possible so if I can I will :D

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Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:02 pm

Your doing a grand Job there . If your doing a job then do it 100% I say .
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