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    One of those projects that any way you slice it is a JOB! I hope it goes well

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    Well after overthinking and considering several options, I finally got the front frame rail repair taken care of. I was seriously considering cutting off most of the front clip and swapping it out with this.

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    Luckily I kicked my own butt and decided that was WAY OVERKILL and not really needed. Besides I should save it for the Black Magic or maybe something else.

    Here is the frame rail welded in. Still need to clean up a few things, but it's solid and done for now. I will take care of the rest once it's on the rotisserie.

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    Then I spent the rest of the day working on the lower radiator support. I think the previous owner either thought the Capri was the General Lee or a 4x4 Truck. The poor lower support was beat and dented all to heck. I finally decided how far I wanted and needed to go to fix it, but be able to keep the original date stamps on the core support. So took a bit more time trying to straighten and flatten out the saved metal. Here the replacement piece is clamped in place. Still need to clean and prep for welding and then that's done.

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    I probably won't have much else to update for awhile as I need to jump back on the Saleen clone now that I have some more parts to install.
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Ongoing RestoModification
    1984 SVO Awaiting Restoration
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1981 Capri Roller
    1981 Capri Black Magic Roller Basket Case
    1982 Capri RS 5.0/4spd T-top Full Restoration Underway
    1984 Capri RS T-top Roller
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts

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    Good progress! Can’t wait to see it in person.

    The saleen clone too for that matter.

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    Was able to make it out to the shop to dump all the tile scraps after finishing the last area of tile in Mom and Dad's house!

    Decided to work late and get some more done on the RS so I can get it out of the way for now. Welded in the lower core support section.

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    Now that the major repair work is done up front and I was on a roll, I decided to strip out the rest of the filthy front suspension. If the rest of the underside of the Capri was covered with the oil, grease, and filthy that the front suspension was . . . I wouldn't have a single spot of rust on the entire underside.

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    All that is left is the rear suspension and then I will have nothing but a really nasty looking Unibody shell!
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Ongoing RestoModification
    1984 SVO Awaiting Restoration
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1981 Capri Roller
    1981 Capri Black Magic Roller Basket Case
    1982 Capri RS 5.0/4spd T-top Full Restoration Underway
    1984 Capri RS T-top Roller
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts

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    Looks good Trey.

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    Nasty That's called progress..
    Current rides:
    89 LX 5.0, 5 -spd..the Lemon
    86 RS Capri 5.0 Auto...
    86 LX Colorado SSP 5.0 5-spd (Sadly Sold)
    85.5 SVO, Finally Got Boost
    83 RS Capri 5.0, 5-spd (another sadly sold)

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    What a cool project! Just read the whole thread and Im hooked! Definitely nice to see you save this one. Looks like it was optioned pretty well with T Tops and AC. I had an 83 Capri RS T Top car back in 86. Was my first 5.0 car and I miss it dearly!
    86 Mustang GT T Top 2A 20k miles
    95 Toyota FZJ80 Landcruiser triple locked expedition rig
    87 Saleen sold
    84 GT350 #1808 Sold
    86 GT Sold brother has it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VEGAS4EYE View Post
    What a cool project! Just read the whole thread and Im hooked! Definitely nice to see you save this one. Looks like it was optioned pretty well with T Tops and AC. I had an 83 Capri RS T Top car back in 86. Was my first 5.0 car and I miss it dearly!
    Thanks!

    The RS is a pretty well optioned car although no PW/PL, tilt or cruise. I will be adding a tilt column to the car for my own personal benefit, but everything else will remain non power at this point. The somewhat odd option for what appears to be a Texas ordered car at this point is the Rear Defrost. A/C and the T-tops I completely understand in TX, the rear defrost . . . not a much! Or at least not back in 1982 that is. Hoping to have time this afternoon to remove the rear suspension and try to install the Capri on the Rotisserie if I can find my correct brackets, etc. Wish me luck!
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Ongoing RestoModification
    1984 SVO Awaiting Restoration
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1981 Capri Roller
    1981 Capri Black Magic Roller Basket Case
    1982 Capri RS 5.0/4spd T-top Full Restoration Underway
    1984 Capri RS T-top Roller
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts

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    10 truckloads of good luck.

    or if that’s similar to the curse it is in acting ..... break lots of tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grabber70Mach View Post
    Luck.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by erratic50 View Post
    10 truckloads of good luck.

    or if that’s similar to the curse it is in acting ..... break lots of tools.
    Yes, We both could use some good luck here lately it seems!
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Ongoing RestoModification
    1984 SVO Awaiting Restoration
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1981 Capri Roller
    1981 Capri Black Magic Roller Basket Case
    1982 Capri RS 5.0/4spd T-top Full Restoration Underway
    1984 Capri RS T-top Roller
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts

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    Loving this
    2017 Mustang ECO BOOST (DD)
    1986 Capri 5.0 Silver/Red
    1969 Falcon XW GTHO coupe
    U.S. NAVY 1980-2009
    Past 4 eyes-
    4th. 1981 Capri "White" Black Magic I6
    3rd. 1984 Capri RS V8 Black/grey
    2nd. 1984 Capri RS V8 White/red
    1st. 1984 SVO Grey/grey (traded it for a worn out 1970 BOSS 302)
    Both '84 Capri's vin# were 10 away from each other

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    Was able to get a little more than an hour or so to work on the RS tonight. Stripped out the remaining rear suspension and rear axle. Pulled up the last remaining OEM sound deadening in the hatch area.

    Realized that my special brackets for mounting a Fox body to the rotisserie are no where to be found at this time, so I will have to fabricate some new ones unless by magic they show up somewhere. Maybe by the end of the weekend I can have it mounted and ready to work on.
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Ongoing RestoModification
    1984 SVO Awaiting Restoration
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1981 Capri Roller
    1981 Capri Black Magic Roller Basket Case
    1982 Capri RS 5.0/4spd T-top Full Restoration Underway
    1984 Capri RS T-top Roller
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraithracing View Post
    Was able to get a little more than an hour or so to work on the RS tonight. Stripped out the remaining rear suspension and rear axle. Pulled up the last remaining OEM sound deadening in the hatch area.

    Realized that my special brackets for mounting a Fox body to the rotisserie are no where to be found at this time, so I will have to fabricate some new ones unless by magic they show up somewhere. Maybe by the end of the weekend I can have it mounted and ready to work on.
    They will show up after you make new ones......its FATE
    2017 Mustang ECO BOOST (DD)
    1986 Capri 5.0 Silver/Red
    1969 Falcon XW GTHO coupe
    U.S. NAVY 1980-2009
    Past 4 eyes-
    4th. 1981 Capri "White" Black Magic I6
    3rd. 1984 Capri RS V8 Black/grey
    2nd. 1984 Capri RS V8 White/red
    1st. 1984 SVO Grey/grey (traded it for a worn out 1970 BOSS 302)
    Both '84 Capri's vin# were 10 away from each other

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    Capri is mounted on the rotisserie finally. I was able to drill new holes for one set of mounts and then just had to fabricate another set. I also fabricated some additional supports on the inside. Nothing too wild, but just some extra strength and support for the unibody while it is one the rotisserie. Hopefully the rain will stop and I can roll it outside tomorrow.

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    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Ongoing RestoModification
    1984 SVO Awaiting Restoration
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1981 Capri Roller
    1981 Capri Black Magic Roller Basket Case
    1982 Capri RS 5.0/4spd T-top Full Restoration Underway
    1984 Capri RS T-top Roller
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts

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