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    Default 1980 Mercury Capri, four eye to Aero conversion REVERSAL progress thread.

    Oh yeah... when was the last time y'all have seen one of THESE?

    Ok, so my Ex husband had this bright Idea back in the early '90s to take a Mercury Capri and turn it into a Mustang. He was successful and to be quite honest, the car looked fabulous. It took several junked aero Stangs to build this car.

    I don't have many pictures but, here are the few I have...


    The one and only pic I have of it before the aero stuff was installed


    After paint





    As you can see, it was built with care and not just cobbled together. The interior was swapped also, as well as the drive train/suspension. EVERYTHING on this car is '87+ Mustang. The 5.0 that was put in is an '89+ because it's mass air. I'll be keeping the engine.

    The interior needs restored so, I might as well go retro there too.


    Needs cleaned up but, runs strong


    As it sits today



    At this time, I am merely hunting and gathering parts. I should have the nose in a week or two, complete with headlights and reinforcement. I'll post pics of the parts as they come..

    These two just might become a part of this project
    1980 Mercury Capri. 5.0 Operation "Face Off"

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    Sweet deal! Looks like those two have everything you need, unless your going for the early capri look. What year is your car?



    Mybe this will get the other members of the site to do theirs as well.
    If you blink at the end of the straight away you'll miss the twisties and what fun would that be!
    1982 Capri RS 5.0L
    Suspension Build http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...tion-and-Build
    1985 SVO 2A & leather.
    Motor Build http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthread.php?t=63505
    Dyno stats and exhaust install http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...Dyno-d-finally
    My FMIC build http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...-amp-D-project
    Electronic boost controller and bypass valve
    http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...d-Bypass-Valve
    Opperation SVO Tunes http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...51#post1148551

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchoolBoy View Post
    Sweet deal! Looks like those two have everything you need, unless your going for the early capri look. What year is your car?



    Mybe this will get the other members of the site to do theirs as well.
    Well... ummm.... *reads title of thread*... oh yeah, it's an '80...

    Here's the front end I should see on my doorstep soon. A couple guys on Stangnet pitched in and bought it for me cause, yeah, I'm a whiner, lol.
    http://forums.stangnet.com/7639491-post16.html

    Yeah, it would be neat if this inspired others.
    1980 Mercury Capri. 5.0 Operation "Face Off"

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    Ok I am off my sugar rush from work and I see that now.lol I also had to go back through your post to figure out who you are, even after the pm's. Ya I know how lame that is now, but when people change their avatars I get screwed up. I am just spaztic like that.

    So back on track here, that front cover is from a 83-86 basically. The only real difference as far as I know is that instead of a 3 bar grill on the later capris, the early cars had a five bar like dad's and mine do. Do you know if the car was a RS? What exactly are you planing on doing to it?
    If you blink at the end of the straight away you'll miss the twisties and what fun would that be!
    1982 Capri RS 5.0L
    Suspension Build http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...tion-and-Build
    1985 SVO 2A & leather.
    Motor Build http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthread.php?t=63505
    Dyno stats and exhaust install http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...Dyno-d-finally
    My FMIC build http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...-amp-D-project
    Electronic boost controller and bypass valve
    http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...d-Bypass-Valve
    Opperation SVO Tunes http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...51#post1148551

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchoolBoy View Post
    Ok I am off my sugar rush from work and I see that now.lol I also had to go back through your post to figure out who you are, even after the pm's. Ya I know how lame that is now, but when people change their avatars I get screwed up. I am just spaztic like that.

    So back on track here, that front cover is from a 83-86 basically. The only real difference as far as I know is that instead of a 3 bar grill on the later capris, the early cars had a five bar like dad's and mine do. Do you know if the car was a RS? What exactly are you planing on doing to it?
    LOL, I won't change my avatar again. It's not an RS. It started its life as a brown, four banger. Actually, it was the exact same color as the nose I'm getting.

    My goal is something close to this

    I want to add one of these too
    1980 Mercury Capri. 5.0 Operation "Face Off"

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    Why take those capri's apart to save just one? put those back together as well...
    92LX coupe, Gone...
    93LX coupe, Gone...
    84Turbo GT, Gone...
    85LX coupe, Gone...
    82GT T-top, Gone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by killrfords View Post
    Why take those capri's apart to save just one? put those back together as well...
    They are in a junk yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killrfords View Post
    Why take those capri's apart to save just one? put those back together as well...
    See below and notice I said MIGHT. I'm trying to avoid that.
    Quote Originally Posted by capriman86 View Post
    They are in a junk yard.
    1980 Mercury Capri. 5.0 Operation "Face Off"

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    My first "parts" shipment just arrived!

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    Hey, they messed up on that top one, it says CAPR- !

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    I'm really excited about this project.
    1980 Mercury Capri. 5.0 Operation "Face Off"

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    Are those the PPI emblems?

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    i had no idea Saleen built sedans. must be a rare gem!
    '84 5.0 5spd Drop Top on Cobra R's
    BBK shorties, Bassani off road X, flowmaster catback(should come stock like this)
    Performer intake, cam and carb (not even sure if thats an upgrade or not. lol)

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    That wing was just sitting there. Wasn't bolted down.
    1980 Mercury Capri. 5.0 Operation "Face Off"

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    was your trim changed because the trim for the 79-83 are different then the 84-86
    1983 Capri RS Turbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by capriman86 View Post
    They are in a junk yard.

    I know it,...I couldn't help myself...
    92LX coupe, Gone...
    93LX coupe, Gone...
    84Turbo GT, Gone...
    85LX coupe, Gone...
    82GT T-top, Gone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 83rsturbo View Post
    was your trim changed because the trim for the 79-83 are different then the 84-86
    The trim on it now is from an '87+ car. I will need to get trim to match the fromt end I'm getting.

    The only thing that remained Capri on this car is the frame, hatch and fenders. Everything else is Mustang. I mean, EVERYTHING.

    Quote Originally Posted by killrfords View Post
    I know it,...I couldn't help myself...
    Feel better now?
    1980 Mercury Capri. 5.0 Operation "Face Off"

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    Quote Originally Posted by capriman86 View Post
    Are those the PPI emblems?
    PPI? What's that?

    *feels stupid*

    1980 Mercury Capri. 5.0 Operation "Face Off"

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    Quote Originally Posted by killrfords View Post
    I know it,...I couldn't help myself...
    If your joking, its one thing, but if you trying to stir the pot, just don't.



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    ppi, yes Performance Parts Inc

    I was just curious if that is where you got those and how the quality were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capriman86 View Post
    If your joking, its one thing, but if you trying to stir the pot, just don't.



    ~FrankenStang~
    ppi, yes Performance Parts Inc

    I was just curious if that is where you got those and how the quality were.
    I'm not sure. I got them off of EvilBay.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=130256054607
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    yes those are the ones

    Look good?

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    Yeah, they do. Can't wait to put them on.
    1980 Mercury Capri. 5.0 Operation "Face Off"

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    Keep on going! We need people to see more of these ex-conversions that return to their roots. Good luck!
    Pete Slaney

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    420 rwhp/380 rwt (New Motor)
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    Does this car belong to someone on this site? Add a front air dam and this is the same look I'm going for. Would love to see more pics.
    Last edited by Blackened; 10-02-2008 at 09:37 AM.
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