Ford Capri Mk3 Track/Race Car Project

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Re: Ford Capri Mk3 Track/Race Car Project

Post by Spider 1969 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:51 pm

Go for it! looking forward to your pictures.

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Re: Ford Capri Mk3 Track/Race Car Project

Post by Will01 » Wed May 31, 2017 6:15 am

Some pictures

Car is looking much better and in next few days will be down on its wheels for fitting trials, ride height check with no weight.
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Inner wheel centres
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Longer bolts for rear leaf springs to also run anti-tramp bars. Al the way from US
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Sealing up all the joins to help increase rigidity of shell
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Rubbing down bonnet!
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Grinding, cutting and cleaning up the grotty bonnet on inside
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Wings getting rubbed down
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Etch primer going down
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More etch
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More etch
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High build primer going down
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Primer, need a little more cleaning up round the arch
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Primer and a smile from my wife, she was very impressed with the paint
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Primer going down. This rear arch needs alot more work as the shape isn't right. Big dent aboce the arch which needs a bit more filler
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Re: Ford Capri Mk3 Track/Race Car Project

Post by Will01 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:38 pm

Picture update

Can't believe how low she is, but ride height may have to go up or i need to move some suspension mounting points further up as the front is moving awkwardly. Dialling out the bump steer is going to be fun!

Really need to get weigh tin here now to see how she will sit and then start making suspension mounting measurements for different models.

Still need to get hold of a big rad, but that will come.

I also receive car trailer yesterday on long term load which is an old homebuilt transporter.
But i have surgery up and coming this week and now i don't think i will be able to make the show i have been slogging out for! So there may be an update tomorrow, but after that i will be taking time off to recover from my surgery. Could be 6 weeks being bored! :(

Have fun, hope you like my photos
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on its wheels!
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another view
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back panel now stripped bare metal after removing from jig
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front panel removed now off jig so it can get a better clean up. plus better access to sort a rust issue that was hidden by the jig clamps. Needed sorting, so welder out again
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Re: Ford Capri Mk3 Track/Race Car Project

Post by Will01 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:01 pm

Done alot of fettling cutting welding today to tidy up headlamp areas. Still need a little more work but making slightly more progress. Don't think I going to touch her for a while but we will see.
Bonnet leading edge cut back and reinforced. Needs a bit more work and grinding back but coming along.
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Re: Ford Capri Mk3 Track/Race Car Project

Post by Spider 1969 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:08 pm

Finally on it's wheels Will, super milestone! Pity you don't make it to the show but your hard work will not be wasted. Keep it up and good luck with the surgery and recovery.

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Re: Ford Capri Mk3 Track/Race Car Project

Post by Will01 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:31 pm

Just checking in. Been a while!
Not done anything on the Capri due to a slow recovery from surgery and now i am finally feeling right the weather has turned, which means i think we have missed the opportunity to finish the paint this year :(
Anyway, not forgotten and it means i now have time to save for lots of goodies for next year and Christmas presents haha

It seems our work firewall now blocks this site, so i can only log in at home!
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Re: Ford Capri Mk3 Track/Race Car Project

Post by Will01 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:02 pm

Fee weekends my young cousins came to visit which gave us perfect excuse to get the old girl out the garage and do some work.
We managed to get all other panels(except doors) primered up.in etch after giving panels good clean up to bare metal. I had a shot at spraying and I am absolutely amazingly cheap at that haha. Practise makes perfect but I reckon I would run out of paint before it looks good and in have 25 litres if the stuff!!!!
Glad I got my dad on hand to sort that out.

As for building the car. Well we are going to run a T5 box, but I want to run something beafy and pretty bullet proof and strong. I would love to run a 302 v8 but otherwise I am on the lookout for an Essex v6. If we go v6 it will probably be 4 speed. It will however have to get some serious work so watch this space. The Pinto 2.0 is moving to my shed at my house to get stripped checked and cleaned up before a simple(I hope) rebuild as it will as i always said be used to shake the car down. Tied up to a 4 speed box and running a 1.6 atlas axle.

Big expensive things are gonna have to wait as house changes are higher priority now. At least the old girl not forgotten.
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