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    Default The Capri bubble back Hatch (POLL)

    Ok folks, I wanted to do a poll on the bubble back hatch on the Capri. I will use my car as an example. I have seen several replies on these message boards with people trying to encourage our Capri owners to ditch the bubble back hatch on their 83-86 cars. I wanted to do the poll just to see how many people still have hang ups about the bubble back and also to try to encourge our 83-86 Capri owners to keep their cars intact! Here it is folks, Let the debate begin!



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    don't you dare change the bubble back on your car
    it looks awesome
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    not my thing. But I have a hatch ass'y because I couldn't let it go to recycling
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    It's not my thing, but I'm not sure I'd change it. They're getting hard to find, and that car is CLEAN so I'd hate to ruin that.

    I'm just not much on the front or the rears of the capri's, i think they'd look better with an aero front/rear end... That's why I'd probably never buy one, too much temptation...
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    I never liked the capris when I was a kid but I love em now especially the bubble butt lol.
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    Is replacement glass still available for the bubble backs ? If it is, it must be expensive due to the low demand.

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    Its not my thing, but if you like the capri you like the bubble back.
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    keeping my personal opinions to myself... until i reveal the final look of my capri
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    What? No option for Helz Yeah!!!

    The bubble isn't for everyone, but for the ones that like it, it's the only way to go!
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    And to answer your questions more directly, why would you change a perfectly killer car to be more like everyone else? Who cares what everyone else is doing? Do you like the car as it is? If so, keep it and enjoy the hell out of it. If not, sell it and get a Mustang, or a pre-'82 Capri.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Joshua View Post
    don't you dare change the bubble back on your car
    it looks awesome
    Just a heads up, I have no intentions of changing the hatch on my car LOL. I did this poll to encourage people with 83-86 Capri's to keep their factory hatch.

    Thanx for the huge compliment Mr Joshua BTW your car is killer!

    The paragraph below is taken from another post I made this morning which prompted me to do this poll. I was explaining to someone that the bubble back is what really sets the Capri apart from the Mustang. This is the reason they changed it from the flat back hatch in 83:

    There are going to be a few people out there that will tell you the bubble hatch looks out of place or doesn't look good. These people have a right to their opinion but they are now in the minority IMO. A lot of people's minds have changed over the years about the Capri hatch due to the fact that in the old days nobody fixed up the Capri cars. Also the Capri's were always the first cars to end up in the junk yard because they were just "Imitation Mustangs!".
    I have always favored the Capri over the Mustang. Granted with the factory ride height and a set of factory size tires the bubble back hatch does look a little tall but with the car lowered and a set of wide rims and low profile tires it completely changes the look of the car! I get people all the time saying "WOW!, I use to think the Capri was ugly, I guess I haven't seen one in a while! I think I like this better then the Mustang now, it has a more aggressive look to it."

    Keep the factory hatch on your car PEOPLE!

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    Last edited by Hemlock; 04-17-2010 at 06:47 PM.
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    Keep the factory hatch on your car PEOPLE!

    I couldn't agree more.
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    I have to agree as well, keep the factory hatch. I don't mind the look of the bubble back but I do like the look of the pre 83 Capri. If I had a newer Capri I would not change the hatch.

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    I'd never would change my hatch. Love the bubble
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    For me i think it looks GREAT! Its what makes a capri, a capri. Changing it may make the overall look of the car better, but having it makes it what it is! And i think thats what it is about!
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    im not a fan of the bubble or the tails on the capri, but after my post of putting and 82 front on an 86 coupe i think you are going to find this board telling you to keep it since it is even more rare.

    I think your car would be perfection with a normal LX/GT hatch and 93 cobra tails, but that is my personal oppinion.

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    I must admit I was seriously thinking about changing the hatch on mine when I first got it and most don't like it,but after joining this site i've changed my mind,but i do want that wing
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    I don't mind the hatch as it gives the car a slipperier look. I don't like the tail light treatment of the 83-86 Capri. That hatch with the ASC wing and early tail lights look good.
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    Its not my thing, but if it was in good shape I don't think I would change it. If it was rotten and I needed to do something with it I would put the mustang hatch on it.

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    Bubble hatch FTW. I have always loved the bubble hatch and Capris are my favorite fox ever produced. I hope to own one someday
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang Marty View Post
    I don't mind the hatch as it gives the car a slipperier look. I don't like the tail light treatment of the 83-86 Capri. That hatch with the ASC wing and early tail lights look good.
    So early taillights will fit the lines of the late body OK? There's a guy here locally with a mint set of tails for sale, and I always liked the look of them better. Hmmmmm....
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    hello guys, IMO I prefer the 79-82 flat hatchers but I have owned and would not change a nice bubble to a flat car !!!!!!!!!!!! But if there were an 82 and an 83 side by side same colors and wheels for sale for the same money I would buy the flat car !!! (then go back 4 the bubble later) LOL...... Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by downtime! View Post
    So early taillights will fit the lines of the late body OK? There's a guy here locally with a mint set of tails for sale, and I always liked the look of them better. Hmmmmm....
    I don't think they bolt up to the later body, and you'd also need the correct rear bumper to go with them
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    The bubble rules
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