My Capri (of many years ... blood sweat and tears!) 2.0l laser

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My Capri (of many years ... blood sweat and tears!) 2.0l laser

Post by CapriVlogYT » Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:17 am

Hey there everyone! Hope you are all well!

So I bought a Capri 14 years ago ..... I had to count that out a few times! How time flies when you own a Capri ...

Over the years I have done a far bit, so I will just list the major bits ...

Engine rebuilt,
Wheel
Paint job (VERY badly)
Front adjustable coilover and damper conversion
Compression strut (and drop links to original anti-roll bar)
Mondeo calipers, vented, grooved and drilled discs
Back adjustable dampers
Single leaf (with slightly higher rear mounts)
Anti-tramp bars
Panhard rod
Sierra calipers, (solid discs)
(All over the above has polybushes too)

I got this on the road and drove it for about a month (as a daily driver) and had a pretty bad shunt! .... write off!!

I found a new shell and had a massive amount of time off the Capri with a career change and many other things going on the old and new shall sat dormant for many years ....

So the new shell was ok, but needed some rust repairs underneath ... so the work began again!

All of the above modifications were untouched in the crash!

So once the underside was sorted I transferred all the runner gear and engine to the new shall.

Painted it (blue) and much better paint job than last time! (Not perfect by any stretch but better!

Engine went in and the interior,

With a house move chucked in the middle of it all .....

I now have the car in a garage attached to my houses which makes finishing up far easier! Just done a carb clean up as it was hunting like a beast, but on the whole ready ... I am going to be booking the MoT next week or two!!

Can’t wait to get back on the road after many MANY years off the road!

All the pictures are well out of chronological order! (I couldn’t work out how to change the order) but you get the idea 😂

Thanks for reading! Already seen a few of the other cars on here! There are some serious wagons, and looking forward to flicking through some more members cars over breaky!

Stay safe all!
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Re: My Capri (of many years ... blood sweat and tears!) 2.0l laser

Post by zeus » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:23 am

huauuu ..., it looks great, good job. :drive:

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Re: My Capri (of many years ... blood sweat and tears!) 2.0l laser

Post by D366Y » Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:23 am

That finished article looks great - look forward to seeing more of it :beer:
A wise man once said... "you can never have too many capris - buy another" :beer:
It's me, I'm the wise man.

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Re: My Capri (of many years ... blood sweat and tears!) 2.0l laser

Post by Jasonmarie » Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:31 am

Very nice looks like a original Mercury grey laser in the pictures :cool:
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Re: My Capri (of many years ... blood sweat and tears!) 2.0l laser

Post by CapriVlogYT » Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:13 pm

Ya it was originally, few rust patches and a desire to be Batman led me to the first black respray!

Thanks all! I can’t wait to get out in it this summer! Super close now. Will keep you posted!

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Re: My Capri (of many years ... blood sweat and tears!) 2.0l laser

Post by Not_Anumber » Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:36 pm

How did you make those chrome corner bumpers ? They look good

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Re: My Capri (of many years ... blood sweat and tears!) 2.0l laser

Post by Jasonmarie » Mon May 03, 2021 3:09 pm

I just watched your You tube channel https://youtube.com/channel/UCAznSB8OIcK6cQ0uRrO44Sg

Some good stuff there and worth having a look . Beats my madness :lol:

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Post by CapriVlogYT » Tue May 04, 2021 3:53 pm

Thanks all!!

Im having a bloody mare with my external hard drive but as soon as I can get on it again I will post a few pics of the bumpers! I really like the quarters people do, but couldn’t afford them a t the time so those ones are just a butchered original Capri one! It sits a lot closer to the body meant I had to adapt the indicators as well. Not everyone’s cup of tea, but I like them, and they are “free” bar the time!

Thanks for the YouTube comment! It’s just a bit of lockdown fun, always wanted to try it, and with furlough seemed like a good time to give it a bash! Thanks for the comments on it, am trying to improve as I go!

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Post by CapriVlogYT » Wed May 05, 2021 8:53 pm

Another day, another Capri back on the road! So Katherine (the stupid name for my car…) passed her MoT today!

A cheeky video if you fancied a laugh :

https://youtu.be/ynAs2qH4f6Q

Look forward to getting out and about a fair amount this summer hopefully meeting some of you out on meets too!

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Re: My Capri (of many years ... blood sweat and tears!) 2.0l laser

Post by Jasonmarie » Wed May 05, 2021 9:40 pm

Just watched your video , well done for the pass :applaud:
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Post by CapriVlogYT » Wed May 05, 2021 10:03 pm

Thanks! So excited to get out and about!

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Re: My Capri (of many years ... blood sweat and tears!) 2.0l laser

Post by CapriVlogYT » Sat May 08, 2021 10:20 pm

Went out for a nice drive with my brother yesterday, some banter ensued ……… this is what he came up with.
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😂😂😂 he thinks he’s funny!

The old girl did a great job out for her first proper drive tho!! Did me proud!

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Post by CapriVlogYT » Sat May 08, 2021 10:22 pm

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