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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:10 am

Hi Jason,
I look forward to seeing some photos of your bling!
I think it is possible to go seriously over the top with too many of the Mirage parts, but it's OK in moderation.
By the way, you can save money by polishing steel parts yourself. With a bit of work the headlight relay, for example, can be polished to a chrome-like finish.

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:53 am

That's funny I was thinking if it would polish up and I have a watch clock cleaner with a silver cover coat I was thinking of using
But with most things it's best to try it on something first as the silver powder does not like electric . So I would have taken it apart and is that a easy job .
So finding out it just cleans and polish up I would have done that . :banghead: don't know sometimes I think I look to deep in to a project .
20 odd years ago when I worked on the Capri I did many things with out a worry but now older I plan a job to much like the sunroof winder I want to sort out the pitting I have on the inside , so only I know it's there yes easy job but if the black knob falls off or I break the thing they go for stupid money on eBay and look a lot worse then mine .

So as I have read on here and they are great words " don't fix something that's not broken "

Wise words and so true ........ :beer:
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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:45 pm

So my new bits have come today , hoping to fit them Saturday but I don't know if it's me but I have just put the heating on indoors as it's so cold .
So some quick pictures of my bits .
So first the Dim Dipped radiator panel .

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Had the words ford capri done on top
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The back with the Dim Dipped system
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Also had a fuse box lid
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Did also get a relay cover but forgot to take a picture will be with the end result .
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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:30 pm

So this morning it looked nice outside only took a few mins to fit and I am happy with the result as I did not want to go over the top what is very easy .

Thoughts please ladies & gents

1st the fuse box
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Radiator panel side shot
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Front shot
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And now the relay cover please note I have that DINITROL on the car what was done from new .

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:41 am

Hi,
Nice looking bling parts you've got there! 8-)
At the moment, I think you've got just the right amount of chrome parts and haven't gone over the top with it. If I was being fussy, I would polish up the exposed mounting lugs of the original headlight relay to match your chrome cover. However bad it is, it can polish up like this:

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:00 pm

Your right about cleaning up the DINITROL on the car I tried today with a tooth brush right at the bottom of the car tried using the tar remover from autoglym as a start but only got like a top coat of and when wiped made no difference.
I do have some harsh sticker remover stuff but worried as I don't think they clear coated under the bonnet .
It's really good stuff the DINITROL but a pain to remove .
Will have a think about what to use
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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:29 am

Hi Jason.

Nice one fella :)

As Andrew has said those few bits you have had chromed do look very nice indeed. I do like the radiator panel with the personalised addition of 'ford capri'. Nice touch ! Just as Andrew said its not too much chrome parts either so well done mate. Looks very nice.

As I said originally though the most important thing is that you like what you have done yourself as at the end of the day its your Capri mate. I was at a Christening on Sunday and got talking about Capri's with some guy :D so showed him a picture of my Laser and he made a big thing about the fact I removed the air box and replaced it with a K&N filter "oh...thats not original is it...wont that de-value it" :lol:

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Will01 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:25 am

Agree, if it your car and you happy with it, go for it.

As for the comment about de-valuation i am seriously buggered then for all my cars haha, do i give a crap........ errr NO
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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:26 pm

Funny as I thought the filter looks good on the Capri engine , yes your right I am happy with the outcome I need to still clean up a bit under there .

I don’t think it de values a car it shows your looking after it also I can put all my adds to stock again .
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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:34 am

Jasonmarie wrote:I don’t think it de values a car it shows your looking after it also I can put all my adds to stock again .


:agree:
There's absolutely nothing wrong with some minor personalisations, especially if the original parts have been kept and the car can be returned to original specification if desired.

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:20 pm

So have started my 2nd winter project , as Mr Nick had a perfect coolant bottle I thought I would get a spare from eBay and have a go at bringing back to life again . So just got this from eBay for a £10 first stage bleach in a bucket .

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:32 pm

Jasonmarie wrote: So just got this from eBay for a £10 first stage bleach in a bucket

Great price! It's good to see that there are still some reasonably priced Capri parts on Ebay. It will be interesting to see how well it comes up after a bleach bath.

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:51 pm

Yes as I soaked both my wash bottles in bleach for a week then used the tooth past trick . With Marie’s kitchen pad .

Will update in a week , the brass screen wash is still ok
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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:48 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Yes as I soaked both my wash bottles in bleach for a week then used the tooth past trick . With Marie’s kitchen pad .

Will update in a week


Good Luck with this resto Jason. Thats quite a job with that one you got. As you say leave it a good week remembering to turn it over so the bleach indide can work on both on surfaces inside. Whatever happens its gonna look a lot better fella. Looking forward to seeing your progress with this one mate. All the best
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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:43 pm

Cheers yes have gave it a turn this morning but have the bucket full with a large stone to hold it down .

So just got back from mum and dads and fitted my missing sticker .

Sticker on the left don’t know what the one on the other side is about
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Also new bumper over rider as I did use my Autoglym dressing on it last week and now it looks like the other side .
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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:10 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:So just got back from mum and dads and fitted my missing sticker .

Sticker on the left don’t know what the one on the other side is about
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Also new bumper over rider as I did use my Autoglym dressing on it last week and now it looks like the other side .
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Nice one Jason. That boot colour sticker looks spot on fella...as does your boot/spare wheel area too. Its very clean. Over rider is spot on too mate. Have said it before your Laser is a credit to you Jason. Nice one :)
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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:27 pm

Looking great Jason! :D

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:31 pm

Cheers for that you two , yes pleased , good news the boot was dry and lifted the spare wheel what was good as well . I do check when I wash the car as you never know also I did leave her out in the rain that time .
One thing I did wonder if I should iempty the screen wash bottle out but I did use neat autoglym screen wash and it smells like booze . :beer:
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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby pbar » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:34 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Yes as I soaked both my wash bottles in bleach for a week then used the tooth past trick . With Marie’s kitchen pad .

Will update in a week , the brass screen wash is still ok


I washed my washer bottle in nothing but warm washing up liquid. It's amazing how it degreases. Came up super clean!

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:14 pm

Yes it gives the engine bay a lift I think , this coolant tank I have has started to come up I gave it a good clean this morning again but still needs a bit longer soak .
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