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by [email protected]
Sat May 08, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 32
Views: 1374

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

Now where was I...oh yes, foetal position, sobbing... so out with the whizzy wheel and let see how deep this rabbit hole goes :? 20200518_151254small.jpg It appears that there's....no inner sill, no left floor, no right floor, no floor bung and not a huge amount over the chassis rail. So that's gone...
by [email protected]
Sat May 01, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 32
Views: 1374

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

now...where was I? Ah yes! After choppy choppy comes the buildy buildy again... 20200508_125942small.jpg then the frilly valance edges need a little bit of manufacturing... 20200508_152432small.jpg which means it mostly has a snout. Sort of. I wish I was a metal worker! :? 20200509_115125small.jpg T...
by [email protected]
Sat May 01, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bumper Bolts
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: Bumper Bolts

They were from Amazon, I was in the middle of lockdown so I just had them sent to me and it was much cheaper than using the ones from the Capri club. They look just like the ones I took off, but not snapped and rusty. Lick of satin black sorted the silver finish. And finding something the same size ...
by [email protected]
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Bumper Bolts
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: Bumper Bolts

That’s what I did, just used coach bolts. The “coach” square part was too big to fit the bumper hole but I filed it down to fit so it held in snug and tightened up. Painted satin black and they look just like the O/E. I had no issue with the bolt head size, it was the same as the O/E ones.
by [email protected]
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: FORD CAPRI 3.0S RESTORATION
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: FORD CAPRI 3.0S RESTORATION

Wowsers, stunning work. Impressive workshop too! :cool:
by [email protected]
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Just arrived- Breaking 1985 2.0 Laser
Replies: 27
Views: 3315

Re: Just arrived- Breaking 1985 2.0 Laser

Well if such a thing pops up as available, kindly give me a shout, I have a requirement for both such items. Thanks for the reply.
by [email protected]
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 32
Views: 1374

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

Now...lets wingyify and hide all that solid new steel glory.... 20200425_155033small.jpg 20200502_160851small.jpg The pattern part wasn't toooo bad a fit the top corner was much too curved in and had to be convinced out by about half an inch or so and the front lip needed a bit of relaxing but other...
by [email protected]
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Just arrived- Breaking 1985 2.0 Laser
Replies: 27
Views: 3315

Re: Just arrived- Breaking 1985 2.0 Laser

Don't suppose there's even a fighting chance chance of side body trims or a driver seat?
by [email protected]
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 32
Views: 1374

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

I knew I shouldn't have looked :o And I really shouldn't have "just cleaned off the peeling underseal" with the wire wheel :cry: 20200416_154912small.jpg 20200416_154915small.jpg Looks like the bit where my legs live is a little bit nibbled... 20200416_154924small.jpg And that's where my feet sit......
by [email protected]
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 32
Views: 1374

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

Its important to note, I am not a mechanic. Or a fabricator. Or a metal worker. Or an engineer. I've pretty much just picked things up as I went along. As such don't use anything here as guidance as how to rebuild anything. Because you should always use a professional who is competent to do repairs....
by [email protected]
Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 32
Views: 1374

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

Lets take the bits off and then take a peek under the first wing 20200408_130313small.jpg They both will need to come off anyway and look...new ones 20200408_145515small.jpg Quick rub over with a wire wheel, bit of zinc primer, new wing on.... right? :) ....ahhhhhh no. All the no. More no. Then just...
by [email protected]
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 32
Views: 1374

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

ok I shall try a resized small one just to get started. This is 11 months ago. It had stood 15 yrs in storage and another few covered in the garage at this point and is in a shocking state compared to how it looked when I put it away :cry: . Brakes were completely seized on and I couldn't move it or...
by [email protected]
Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 32
Views: 1374

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

D366Y wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:53 am
Sounds like a great project - would love to see some pictures if you have any??
how would one upload images to this forum? Hitting stuff with spanners...easy. Working the mysterious inner gubbins of the t'internet forum notice boards....wellllllll :?
by [email protected]
Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 32
Views: 1374

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

Thanks for that, very interesting. Certainly in all the years I’ve known the car (including previous owners) it has had the faster rated tyres (currently on some goodyears which are perished to death) and every tyre site I plug the reg into it spits out a H rated tyre before happily telling me they ...
by [email protected]
Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 32
Views: 1374

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

You never know with a sturdy tailwind... :xd: those 72 rampant horses will propel that tonne of pig iron to terrifying velocities :o I’m not overly concerned that the tyres will fling themselves to pieces, but it was hatched with H rated 185, 70, 13’s and if that’s what uncle Henry said it should ha...
by [email protected]
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 32
Views: 1374

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

It’s the speed rating that’s the problem. I want H rated tyres (or faster). Several manufacturers make T rated which I guess are still made as trailer or caravan tyres but that’s too slow (not that a 1.6 will ever really trouble the upper end of a T rated tyre for long). There are a couple of manufa...
by [email protected]
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 32
Views: 1374

Re: Hello...lost laser making a comeback

Hundreds. Mostly with it in ruins. :xd:
by [email protected]
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Hello...lost laser making a comeback
Replies: 32
Views: 1374

Hello...lost laser making a comeback

Morning all, Found my way here eventually, I usually sneaked in occasionally to look for information so I thought I’d better join in. Brief history: I had my laser for a couple of years but around the late 90s it was getting towards the end of its suitable daily driver life. It was becoming very cru...