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The restoration of my Capri is almost complete now and I’ve started a full write up of the progress. This can be viewed here.
At the time of writing the car is finished and looks amazing. The only two jobs to do are the wheel refurbishment and replace the windscreen. The screen cracked in two whist it was being put back. There was a large stone chip in the screen and it cracked right at this point. Fortunately I know a man in the trade and he has managed to source me a bronze screen with a blue top tint which is a bit unusual. It was still £250 mind which when you think the last one I bought in 2001 was only £45!
The wheels have gone off to a professional restoration company and will be ready in a few days. They weren’t too bad really but hopefully they will made the splendour of the car itself when re-fitted. I have bought new hub caps for the wheels (plain charcoal grey) as the old ones were aftermarket rubbish.
Quest Brothers has done an amazing job on the restoration. The coach work is all straight, painted, polished and shining like a diamond in the May sunlight. The car has all the new decals fitted which makes it look really cool. We had the headlamp bezels powder coated in Diamond White and they look fantastic and hopefully won’t rust again. And as a result of major repairs to the roof, a brand new headlining has been fitted to the interior. Supplied by East Coast Trim in Kent. The most pleasing part was we managed to get my brother in law to repair the side over-riders so they had new stainless steel studding fitted. This meant we could re-fit them exactly as they were done in the Ford factory albeit using nylocs.
It is my daughter's wedding on 14th May and she has asked to use the Capri for the wedding car. So we have a mad weekend getting her cleaned, vacuumed and polished ready for the big day. It’s getting a bit tight…..