The bumpers are now off along with most of the trim, lights and the grill. All of this now needs to be cleaned and polished, which is my part of the project. The trim is probably the best part of the car at the moment.
A closer look at the sills has unfortunately discovered that they’ve been stuck on over the old ones with mastic.
The nearside front wing looks like it suffered the same fate too. There isn’t a lot holding the bottom in place and the white stuff looks like bathroom mastic.
The front valence looks reasonable at first glance but the top edge has lost it’s tabs and the welding of the headlight bowls is pretty poor. We’ll probably need a new valance and bowls.
The Capri (his name is Zippy – thanks to Judy and Sam) will be going off to Titan Motors on Saturday 15 March 2014 to begin it’s restoration.
Having located and purchased (and did cost an arm and a leg) two genuine new old stock Ford wings, we’re now ready to get started. We’re hoping that we don’t find too many other problems on the way underneath all that pain and the layers of under seal. Fingers crossed.
The first thing will be to strip the car down to a shell. I’m in charge of most of the bright work and sorting out the interior.
The story really begins here.