MK3 Ford Capri

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  1. Call97

    Call97 New Member

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    Hey Guys,

    First time I’ve done this so bare with me

    Recently came into possession of this 1978 MK3 Ford Capri 1.6. My dad was going to get rid of it after he hadn’t had chance to make much progress on it with other projects and I just couldn’t let it go.

    The first stage plans are fairly simple;
    • Rear disc brake conversion
    • Single leaf spring swap
    • Lowering rear end
    • LSD (when gear ratios for the donor car have been worked out)
    • Panhard rod / watts linkage
    Hoping to get all the supporting mods done before fitting a lump so everything is ready.

    Progress is going to be pretty slow for the first month or so due to holiday etc. 8ED569ED-41FF-4791-B33E-139778825EEF.

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    The underneath is fairly solid, there are a few bits and bobs that need a bit of love on this car but for it’s age I am fairly impressed!

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    Love a beige car! Looking forward to updates. How hard is the rear disc conversion?
     
  3. Call97

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    Got back from my holiday today to find some boxes waiting for me with some goodies inside!!

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    • GAZ adjustable rear shocks
    • Single leaf springs
    • Spring Shackles
    • Spring seats
    • Spring Poly bushes
    • Lowering blocks ((2”) I know I know)
    • Caliper conversion plates
    • Ford Fiesta MK3 vented discs
    • Ford Sierra rear pads
    Waiting on payday for
    • LSD (black line from rally design maybe)
    • Watts linkage/ panhard rod setup
     
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  4. Call97

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    So years later and after fixing and binning loads of daily’s I’m back on my feet and cracking on with the Capri.

    update on how the car is:

    full interior of the car has been stripped apart from the dash, pedals and steering.

    Full boot floor has been cut out to make room underneath.

    rear axle has been stripped blasted and painted.

    this is how she sits currently.

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    Nice! Will keep an eye on this, I'm building a 1uz powered mk3 xpack capri at the moment
     
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    A few bits arrived for the old gal:
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    So I got busy pressing in and setting up the Blackline lsd. It was a bit of a faff having to press on and pull of the bearings but I got there in the end.
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    This has been my main priority, obviously getting it in and setup.

    on the car itself I have been chopping out the inner sills on the off side. I took the door, wing and bonnet to expose welding points for the inner sill. Stupidly I chopped out the inner sill and then checked the price of a repair panel ‍♂️ £568 and it was a Rookie mistake really. After finding this I decided to get creative and make my own. Pictures to follow in the next day or two.....
     
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    Your photos haven't worked unfortunately, but sounds like good progress!
     
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    Your photos haven't worked unfortunately, but sounds like good progress!
     
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    Yeah Matty, I think something was going on with the forum as no other pictures were loading but it looks to be back up now
     
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    How the axle sits now with the heavy duty diff cover on, that looks the business! 618857D9-0C1B-4D40-B49D-4913D2618024. 781C8076-E55A-46D0-97FD-BC3C09B2E203.
    Currently waiting on wheel bearings and calliper brackets before I Chuck It back under the car, she will be back to rolling for the first time in around a year.

    Making the inner sill for the car was an interesting task to say the least and I was a little sceptical when I first clamped her in.
    These are the steps:
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    next is to weld in the floor, stitch the floor to the inner sill and spot together. More pictures to come
     

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