My 1985 laser

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My 1985 laser

Post by westcountryboy » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:45 pm

Thought I’d start posting some pictures of my toy, having been on ‘the other site for sometime’. Corrupted at a young age by the old man, who bought a red 1600 GL new, p/x’d it for a blue 1600GL and then finally had a 1600 laser (see pictures below).
Having got the bug – I eventually got one. It’s a 1985 1600 laser, 68,000 miles when I got it. All the paperwork came with it from new, including the order form from ford, the Cuff Miller purchase invoice and the bill for the Ziebart treatment.....done at 250 miles!

I’ve done the following to it:
1. Accuspark ignition
2. 34ICH carb
3. Alpine speaker upgrade - no holes cut.
4. ½ leather 2.8i special interior (Original mint laser interior put into storage)
5. New uniroyal tyres to replace existing Grand Prix S-70’s
6. Ford mudflaps
7. Ford mats
8. DMB ‘dealer stickers’ and number plates - original 1980's fatter font on the plates. OCD !!
9. SRT32P stereo from early 2.8 injection to replace the RST21P ….FM stereo !
10. Rear seat belts
11. Descreet two-tone air horns (sorry!)
12. Oh - and some paint too! Basically front wing repairs and dents/dings from supermarket trolleys removed. New stripes from CCI. Sides, boot, front valance and bonnet painted - roof left original.

Me outside the old mans 1600 GL (KUN688P - supplied by Taw Garages Barnstaple)
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Me (left) and young brother outside the subsequent 1600 GL (DFJ499T - Supplied by Old Blundells Garage Tiverton) - just before collecting the white one …….
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The old man with his 1600 laser (B350UDV - from UBM Ford Exeter) - Private plate fitted. Clear memories of collecting it on August 1st 1984.
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My purchase - day 1

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How it looks now...
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Its great fun !

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Re: My 1685 laser

Post by Cosmicbike » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:03 pm

Very nice indeed

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Re: My 1985 laser

Post by Peter-S » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:39 pm

Very nice, interesting to see the family history bit as well.

Another post in 6 years or so then ;)
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Re: My 1985 laser

Post by westcountryboy » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:51 pm

I'll get posting more … I promise! :lol:

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Re: My 1985 laser

Post by Jasonmarie » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:12 pm

Quite like a grey laser with fogs and the 2.8 grey seats . Reminds me of mine . Don’t read my post on fog light covers :lol:
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: My 1985 laser

Post by T.M. » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:13 pm

These fog light covers are great. Like mine. :lol:
...and of course whole car is great too! Good job. ;)


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Re: My 1985 laser

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:28 am

Hi There,
Great looking car! As Peter says, it's good to see the old photos of your Father's Capris too.
If you're in the West Country, you should bring it along to the classic car show in W-S-M on Easter Sunday. There's usually a gathering of 20 or so Capris there.

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Re: My 1985 laser

Post by andyd » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:47 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:28 am
Hi There,
Great looking car! As Peter says, it's good to see the old photos of your Father's Capris too.
If you're in the West Country, you should bring it along to the classic car show in W-S-M on Easter Sunday. There's usually a gathering of 20 or so Capris there.

Andrew.
Nice pics and great looking car :cheers:

Also Haynes Breakfast Meet is a good get together.

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Re: My 1985 laser

Post by westcountryboy » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:54 pm

Thanks for the nice comments everyone - Andy - I took the car to Haynes for the July meet, Home for me is near Tiverton - Easter WSM will be the aim in the spring.

One more month of driving before beddy byes for the winter months.

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Re: My 1985 laser

Post by andyd » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:37 am

westcountryboy wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:54 pm
Thanks for the nice comments everyone - Andy - I took the car to Haynes for the July meet, Home for me is near Tiverton - Easter WSM will be the aim in the spring.

One more month of driving before beddy byes for the winter months.
We did August viewtopic.php?f=19&t=53314

Probably another forum meet there in April :)

I'm not too far from you on outskirts of Exeter :cheers:

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Re: My 1985 laser

Post by Brooksy » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:13 pm

Hi and thanks for your interesting post and great photos.

Your Dad has great taste obviously and pleased that it rubbed off on you too. Your laser looks amazing and in a great colour too. Well done on the work done so far. Look forward to seeing it one day perhaps.

I remember Old Blundells Garage as I bought some bits for my MK5 Cortina from them in around 1990. Shame they closed down and now you wouldn't even know there was a Ford garage there.

As for UBM Ford, my Dad also bought a car there, a MK3 Escort, in 1983.

Like AndyD, I'm in the Exeter area so not too far from you either.

Cheers.
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Re: My 1985 laser

Post by westcountryboy » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:09 pm

Nige / Andy D

Yes - will be good to meet up. I'm just outside Tiverton.

Mine comes off the road at the end of September, which scuppers Haynes.

Might try and go to the "Classic car and bike night" - takes place the last Thursday on the month at the Red lion Shobrooke, nr Crediton.

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Re: My 1985 laser

Post by andyd » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:20 am

westcountryboy wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:09 pm
Nige / Andy D

Yes - will be good to meet up. I'm just outside Tiverton.

Mine comes off the road at the end of September, which scuppers Haynes.

Might try and go to the "Classic car and bike night" - takes place the last Thursday on the month at the Red lion Shobrooke, nr Crediton.
Mine is SORN already, so April Haynes meet will be first run of 2020 weather permitting.

Keep your eye on the events section for dates etc.

:cheers:

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Re: My 1985 laser

Post by Brooksy » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:37 am

westcountryboy wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:09 pm
Nige / Andy D

Yes - will be good to meet up. I'm just outside Tiverton.

Mine comes off the road at the end of September, which scuppers Haynes.

Might try and go to the "Classic car and bike night" - takes place the last Thursday on the month at the Red lion Shobrooke, nr Crediton.
I'll also be SORNing mine from end of this month but would be good to meet, if possible, beforehand. Have you been to the Shoebrooke meet before?
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Re: My 1985 laser

Post by Jasonmarie » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:23 pm

Just spotted a picture of Nige with hair in the Capri club magazine , really great piece about your love of the capris . Well done always nice to open up the magazine and see somebody you know . Also it’s about a Laser Pinto Capri not a 280 :lol: .

Well done Nige :applaud:
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Re: My 1985 laser

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:51 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:23 pm
Just spotted a picture of Nige with hair in the Capri club magazine , really great piece about your love of the capris .
I've had a quick look but I haven't had a chance to read the article yet. As said, it's always good to see somebody we know in the mag. :D

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Re: My 1985 laser

Post by tejb1 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:48 am

Love the photo of your blue 1.6GL - but perhaps I am a little biased towards that chase of blue!

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Re: My 1985 laser

Post by Brooksy » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:01 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:23 pm
Just spotted a picture of Nige with hair in the Capri club magazine , really great piece about your love of the capris . Well done always nice to open up the magazine and see somebody you know . Also it’s about a Laser Pinto Capri not a 280

Well done Nige :applaud:
Hi Jason, sorry not logged on for a while. I wrote the article quite a while ago and forgot about it. I've not had chance to open/read this months CCI mag yet.
Incredible though it is, I did have hair once upon a time :nopity: :lol:
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Re: My 1985 laser

Post by Jasonmarie » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:34 pm

Hello mate got worried you had been lock up with the Capri no great piece in the the CCI magazine and pictures of your stunning car mate . Hope she’s fast asleep in the garage to wait for the sun to return :beer:
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Re: My 1985 laser

Post by Brooksy » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:38 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:34 pm
Hello mate got worried you had been lock up with the Capri no great piece in the the CCI magazine and pictures of your stunning car mate . Hope she’s fast asleep in the garage to wait for the sun to return :beer:
She is indeed Jason. ATB
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