B100CNH... The journey begins..

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:48 pm

andyd wrote:My mate has lots of new or mint items for his C reg 2.8 that he has collected over the last few years, ready for when he drags it out of the barn :roll:


Andy, the previous owner of my Laser told me at Beaulieu last year that he still has the original complete Laser interior and dash facia and other bits...all in his loft ! He told me he just could not part with them...but I was wondering if he was playing a bit of "poker" with me thinking I might make him an offer for the lot :lol:

Seriously though I did believe his sincerity of why he still has them all. At the time he had two Capri's, a 2.8 and B112 AAT. He said he always regretted parting ways with the "Pinto" and really should have kept it in hindsight. He almost went so far as to "indicate" he would buy it back in a flash !

But he knows B112 AAT is in good hands now :wave:

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PS I will email him to let him know we will be at Beaulieu again, weather permitting. Be great to catch up with him again. Really decent bloke !
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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby andyd » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:50 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
andyd wrote:My mate has lots of new or mint items for his C reg 2.8 that he has collected over the last few years, ready for when he drags it out of the barn :roll:


Andy, the previous owner of my Laser told me at Beaulieu last year that he still has the original complete Laser interior and dash facia and other bits...all in his loft ! He told me he just could not part with them...but I was wondering if he was playing a bit of "poker" with me thinking I might make him an offer for the lot :lol:

Seriously though I did believe his sincerity of why he still has them all. At the time he had two Capri's, a 2.8 and B112 AAT. He said he always regretted parting ways with the "Pinto" and really should have kept it in hindsight. He almost went so far as to "indicate" he would buy it back in a flash !

But he knows B112 AAT is in good hands now :wave:

All the best

Nick

PS I will email him to let him know we will be at Beaulieu again, weather permitting. Be great to catch up with him again. Really decent bloke !

Hi Nick,
As soon as you sell something you need or want it :?

I'm sure if YOU were desperate he would do you a good deal to keep AAT on the road :)
And nice to know it has a good home waiting if the need arises.

See you soon.

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:45 pm

andyd wrote:I'm sure if YOU were desperate he would do you a good deal to keep AAT on the road :)
And nice to know it has a good home waiting if the need arises.


Very good point you make Andy :)

Now...back to Des' restoration. Des, seeing and hearing about all the parts you have been collecting/refurbishing and storing over the last 6-8 months or so I cant wait to see B100 when its finally back on the road. It seem a long time now Des since you posted pics of that stunning interior you bought from Turbo Mike if I recall correctly. Sounds like paint shop is very close now then the very exciting part of rebuilding B100. :goodluck:
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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Caprifan Rob » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:32 pm

Looking great Des, a stunner of a :ford: Capri.

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Bertie » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:23 pm

Been some time but she's finally in primer... not long now :wub:

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:43 pm

Hi Des,
You must be really pleased with how the shell has turned out, it looks spot on from the photo.

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Bertie » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:44 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Hi Des,
You must be really pleased with how the shell has turned out, it looks spot on from the photo.

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Hi Andrew,

Yes very pleased indeed it's very, very straight and original wings, panels etc. Matching numbers car which is why I decided to have Steve rebuild the engine ;)

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby andyd » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:02 am

Hi Des,
Car looks great....... But I didn't expect anything less from Steve.

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Caprifan Rob » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:02 pm

Looking good Des, thanks for the update, it's great to see projects coming along, especially ones as good as this one.
Going to be a top Capri, was great to begin with. :goodluck:
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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Bertie » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:19 am

andyd wrote:Hi Des,
Car looks great....... But I didn't expect anything less from Steve.

:goodluck:

Andy


Thanks Andy, I've been in and around the car game for more years than I care to remember lol, Steve is meticulous in his approach to getting the best results possible within the budget you agree from the get go. No need to ramble on about his skills etc as the results speak for that in spades and he's exceptionally busy .... On the down side he costs me a fortune in cake and biscuits :xd:

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Bertie » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:29 am

Caprifan Rob wrote:Looking good Des, thanks for the update, it's great to see projects coming along, especially ones as good as this one.
Going to be a top Capri, was great to begin with. :goodluck:
Rob


Hi Rob, I searched for ages to find a decent project before I found B100 in Northern Ireland, I get lots of stick over the colour Lacquer Red but I love it and it looks fantastic when it's painted right so I'll post an update in the next week or two :D

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Bertie » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:22 pm

Now available in lacquer red... false light in no way do it justice so better pics soon :D

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:31 pm

Wow Des ! Looks absolutely superb mate even in that light. I can only imagine how stunning it must look in natural light. Its been a while coming but well worth the wait to see it finally in paint Des. Stunning work by Steve :)
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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Bertie » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:45 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Wow Des ! Looks absolutely superb mate even in that light. I can only imagine how stunning it must look in natural light. Its been a while coming but well worth the wait to see it finally in paint Des. Stunning work by Steve :)


Thanks Nick, perhaps should have waited as its much darker in the pics than reality lol

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:56 pm

Bertie wrote: perhaps should have waited as its much darker in the pics than reality lol


Not at all Des. Not at all. It great to see your updates here mate. Thanks for the pics. What a great restoration this is, and knowing the 'stocks' you have been building up ready for fitting it out, it will be one hell of a stunner Des. All credit to Steve for his exceptional standard of work and to you too for your dedication to this project :applaud:
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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:12 am

Hi Des,
Stunning! It must be in better condition now than it was new. :D

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby andyd » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:15 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Hi Des,
Stunning! It must be in better condition now than it was new. :D

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:agree: It's come along way since May 20th 2016 :D

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Bertie » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:37 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote: Not at all Des. Not at all. It great to see your updates here mate. Thanks for the pics. What a great restoration this is, and knowing the 'stocks' you have been building up ready for fitting it out, it will be one hell of a stunner Des. All credit to Steve for his exceptional standard of work and to you too for your dedication to this project :applaud:


Thanks Nick and there in a nutshell is the next issue, the standard of parts for the refit, all the running gear is almost done along with the engine rebuild being finished shortly. The interior I will get as close as I can but I'm not paying stupid prices for things like parcel shelves etc... It should be nice though lol.


Andrew 2.8i wrote:Hi Des,
Stunning! It must be in better condition now than it was new. :D
Andrew.


Hi Andrew, it's certainly had much care and attention and I'm very happy with it so far. I remember our conversation some time ago about going to far and then not driving it.... I remain firm on my original stance and intend to drive the car :D


andyd wrote:
Andrew 2.8i wrote: :agree: It's come along way since May 20th 2016 :D


Hi Andy, so almost a year has gone by but we have been busy, honest lol. Time flies pal but getting there now, I'm still painting the gril, headlight surrounds, mirrors etc black as a change to the colour coded look to start with as I can alway change back... The purists will bark but hey ho :o

More updates later guys :wave:

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Taff50ish » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:41 am

Hey Des,

Looking Stunning there fella. This really is more than a quick spruce up mate.... :xd: :xd: :xd: Your going to be putting a few of us to shame come the season.....

Looking forward to the natural light pics. All the very best,

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Postby Bertie » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:25 am

Taff50ish wrote:Hey Des,

Looking Stunning there fella. This really is more than a quick spruce up mate.... :xd: :xd: :xd: Your going to be putting a few of us to shame come the season.....

Looking forward to the natural light pics. All the very best,

John...


Hi John,

Yep you right the spruce up has turned to madness :xd: to be honest I'm just looking forward to seeing you guys sometime this year and as for putting yours to shame as my hero said .... "That'll be the day". .. :D

Des