BODY BEAU­TI­FUL

Classic Ford - - CF BUYING RESTORING -

Tim from Tim Lang Clas­sics re­mem­bers the Capri fondly: “it was a straight and orig­i­nal car, a lot of sur­face rust but gen­er­ally solid. Once the glass and trim were re­moved we blasted it back to bare metal. It needed a few patch pan­els; the front of the both sills, a small piece of one A-post, around the head­light bowls and the off­side seat base. Mar­tin sourced two new-old stock front wings and we fit­ted a new front valance and re­paired the off­side front sus­pen­sion tower. I fab­ri­cated the cen­tre part of the front cross­mem­ber af­ter a sec­ond-hand one we’d or­dered ar­rived in worse con­di­tion than the one we had. Once I’d gapped and lined up the pan­els we epoxyed, filled and primed the shell then gave it two heavy coats of Two Pack in­clud­ing un­der­neath the edges of the orig­i­nal vinyl roof. It was a great car to work on, I’ve re­paired far worse!”

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