B100CNH... The journey begins..

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:44 pm

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Bertie wrote:I will ask and get back to you

Thanks Des.

To be honest, I wasn't being serious about taking mirrors to shows as you were always adamant that the main purpose of your car is to enjoy driving it. Now you've seen the quality of the restoration, are you erring more towards saving the car for special outings only?

By the way, I've just noticed that the rear springs appear to be painted in the original grey colour. That's a nice touch and it shows the attention to detail here. 8-)

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Bertie » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:17 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Now you've seen the quality of the restoration, are you erring more towards saving the car for special outings only?

By the way, I've just noticed that the rear springs appear to be painted in the original grey colour. That's a nice touch and it shows the attention to detail here. 8-)


Good question Andrew, I bought a 2.0S as a run around whilst doing this and loved it, park anywhere and out in all weather's no problem. This one has turned out slightly different as I've gone way beyond my original plan of refurb but if John can drive his cracking example then I can just not quite as often as he does.. ;)

The rear springs are grey/silver and hopefully in keeping although I have decided to have two sets of grills, mirrors etc black and colour coded to swap about if I want...

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Caprifan Rob » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:16 pm

Hi Des,
This is going to be one of the very best Capri's out there. Your attention to detail is top drawer, polishing the underside ?? Now you're taking it way too far .. ;)
Seriously though, it's a shame most won't see it as the finish you are going for is simply superb. Hope I get to see the car at some stage as it looks fantastic already & it's nowhere near finished yet. Carry on the great work on this superb restoration.
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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Bertie » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:51 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:
Now you're taking it way too far .. ;)

Seriously though, it's a shame most won't see it as the finish you are going for is simply superb. Hope I get to see the car at some stage as it looks fantastic already & it's nowhere near finished yet. Carry on the great work on this superb restoration.


Hi Rob

Thanks for the kind comments, we are a long way away from the original plan. When we got the shell back from soda blasting the original panel's and chassis were in amazing condition so we made another plan and even that changed lol... fair to say Steve is meticulous which is great as I'm a pita.... :lmao:

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Bertie » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:10 am

andyd wrote:
Looking great (No surprise there) Going to be a stunner when completed :D

A mate with a Fiesta Supersport takes mirrors to shows


Hi Andy

Thanks for that Ive realy enjoyed the journey so far.... as for mirrors I think you know the answer lol... ;)

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby andyd » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:33 am

Bertie wrote:
andyd wrote:
Looking great (No surprise there) Going to be a stunner when completed :D

A mate with a Fiesta Supersport takes mirrors to shows


Hi Andy

Thanks for that Ive realy enjoyed the journey so far.... as for mirrors I think you know the answer lol... ;)

:wave:

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby MS Injection » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:58 pm

Beautiful Des. It's better than when it rolled off the line. Surely it will be dry days only for it now, and even then a quick brush up when you get home....

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:41 pm

Nice Des....very nice indeed :D

God that Lacquer Red looks sooooo dam good fella. Gorgeous ! Mate dont worry about bringing mirrors to show of the stunning undercarriage....I aint a bit shy to roll around on the floor to have a peak....just ask Andrew :wave: :)
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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:08 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:I aint a bit shy to roll around on the floor to have a peak....just ask Andrew :wave: :)

Yes, I can vouch for Nick's dedication when it comes to looking for specks of dirt on the underside of the car...... :D

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby sheff » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:07 pm

Your car looks great Des.... Been following it on FB and I've been very impressed with the quality of work Steve does.

Make sure he paints that back axle gloss black before he's finished :? Any idea when its going to be completed? I might have to drive up north to have a look :D

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Bertie » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:45 pm

MS Injection wrote:Surely it will be dry days only for it now, and even then a quick brush up when you get home....


The problem is Mike we never really know when we're going to get a dry day but I know what you mean ;) dry or wet it will get a good sorting top and bottom after a show/run out ....


sheff wrote: Make sure he paints that back axle gloss black before he's finished :? Any idea when its going to be completed? I might have to drive up north to have a look :D


It's in primer awaiting paint and hopefully the next two weeks will see it almost finished... :)

Fordoholic Nick wrote: God that Lacquer Red looks sooooo dam good fella. Gorgeous !

Mate dont worry about bringing mirrors to show of the stunning undercarriage....I aint a bit shy to roll around on the floor to have a peak....just ask Andrew :wave: :)


Lacquer Red is really good as you know pal, as for a good roll around looking at my bottom Nick..... I'll have to think about that... :shock:

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby CapriLee » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:50 am

Looks fantastic Des!
A while since the last update ! How's she looking now mate ?

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby tazla » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:10 pm

Hi.just read your resto thread straight thtough.top job :) .any updates.anything bolted on ?

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby andyd » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:41 pm

Hi Des, hope all is well with you and the Capri....

Look forward to more pics/updates :D

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:35 pm

The anticipation is building nicely for a big reveal! I'm positive that Des' car won't disappoint. :)

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:58 am

Hi,
Has anybody heard anything from Des recently?

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby andyd » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:01 am

Hope all is well Des, and the resto is going well :wave:

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:41 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Has anybody heard anything from Des recently.


andyd wrote:Hope all is well Des, and the resto is going well :wave:


Chaps to put your minds at rest Des is well ! I speak to him regular on facebook. In fact was speaking to him on f/b only just today. He has been mighty busy not only with the stunning resto of B100, his 2.8i Special but now also with a lovely 3.0S !!!! He has sold the stunning 2.0S. But I will leave Des to give you the full picture :)

One thing is for sure whatever he turns his hand to he certainly dont do things by half :lol: :)
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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:53 pm

Hi Nick,
It is terrific news that Des is well and keeping busy by the sound of it. Thanks for the update.

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Re: B100CNH... The journey begins..

Postby Bertie » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:19 pm

Evening guys,

My apologies for not updating both B100 and I are well and I'll be back soon with a full update. It's been a busy few months but the engine should be back from its full rebuild within the next 10 days then it's full steam ahead. Thanks all for the kind thoughts and Nick for the kind comments... Back soon

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