capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

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ian_s
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Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Post by ian_s » Sat May 18, 2019 1:58 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:11 am
Hi,
I love what you're doing here. So often we see restoration threads where the end product looks a bit iffy, but that is definitely not the case here. All your work looks absolutely top notch. :D

Andrew.
Well thanks for the compliment I do appreciate your comments on here. I do try to get things as accurate as possible and try to upload as much detail as I can because that way I have both a good record of the work I have carried out and also hopefully others who look at this can get ideas on how to carry out some of this themselves. I have used this forum for that very reason myself so I know from experience how much it helps when you simply don't know how best to do things. Will take me forever to do though doing it this way. ;)

ian_s
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Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Post by ian_s » Sun May 19, 2019 8:57 pm

Managed to get the new parts roughly welded in (too much dirt from behind the panel was a hindrance and a mistake however lesson learned I shall not make that mistake again) but I am pleased with the shape and finish of the repair panel. It went better than i could have hoped. One other slight mishap was I cut too shy at the top of the panel however that is easy to rectify. Overall I am very happy and confident to take on the other side of the valance.
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ian_s
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Car(s): Ford Capri 1.6GL (restoration project)
Ford Capri 1.6 Laser (2000-2004)
Location: Coventry

Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Post by ian_s » Tue May 21, 2019 6:31 pm

Had a bit of a play again this evening. The valance is coming together quite nicely now. I have now stripped back the other side which although looked worse on the surface wasnt as bad and will get away with patch work. All told I think I have been quite lucky. I'm holding off removing the wings yet but think I will need to soon.
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Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Post by D366Y » Wed May 22, 2019 8:11 am

Impressive stuff, looking good!

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Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Post by pbar » Wed May 22, 2019 10:46 am

Nice little repair piece on the valance that is.

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