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dub_crazee
November 18th 2012, 14:07
Thought id share this with you guys as its kind of race inspired.So this week I've been working on something a bit different to the usual rusty vws I seem to get in. My friend always had capris when we were younger and used to go cruising round local towns. He took a break for a while but got another Capri last year which I did some metal work on. Well he came down this week with a but of a crazy plan. 5 link rear suspension, convert the front struts to coilovers and fit a great big 4.8L Chevy v8 (LR4) with a 6speed manual dodge viper gearbox.

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/44FDDE7C-F836-4B9C-A662-06FD5AB74607-15813-00000E879412CDA2.jpg~original

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/1CE440DE-C20A-4F1D-9A83-FB953BA547BE-15813-00000E87895E46C3.jpg~original

Wheezy pinto
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/17FBAC65-5B9D-4A0F-94C9-728F8D88A19B-15813-00000E8783D223BB.jpg~original

Strut off, bottom cup needs to be removed
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/6385A449-2B46-41C7-A0F0-DBED0360AF1D-15813-00000E877E6B4B4D.jpg~original

Conversion tube and gaz insert
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/EFE65DBE-71FA-4C21-9D93-E38D2A6A9FAA-15813-00000E8774E241D7.jpg~original

Conversion tube welded in
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/279BDDDA-29A3-4014-A4D0-A696552EC11C-15813-00000E876A594C1D.jpg~original

Both done
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/371ABE26-6588-4E9A-9326-F3AB261F4B51-15813-00000E8760086654.jpg~original

Fitted back up
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/6FC1F6E5-28B7-455C-822B-3DCE8B3F4184-15813-00000E87317EEC5B.jpg~original

Adjustable top mount
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/D0827EA6-515B-44C5-9C87-7C687E2F8F00-15813-00000E872C21FD3D.jpg~original

dub_crazee
November 18th 2012, 14:15
Onto the rear then. These anti roll bar mounts need to come off
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/3F812727-1280-43C1-8824-3EDF4D7242B6-15813-00000E875AAF7F88.jpg~original

4 link brackets tacked in
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/7A8B13F0-CB38-4F09-B20F-6F66B7D6B601-15813-00000E8742563B27.jpg~original

Had to get these bushes made for the rose joints
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/7EE64F67-CF28-4B6F-B406-8F94C096C7AC-15813-00000E86F8BEE75E.jpg~original

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/D6984703-6E84-4BB8-A39D-BFCEA47BE68A-15813-00000E86F3C2A7E6.jpg~original

The kit is for an escort so the rear boxes need a lot of trimming
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/52AF1ECA-B370-4159-AFDD-18F12510B169-15813-00000E86EA335D70.jpg~original

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Rods need shortening too
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/52E2CBF0-AF61-46B2-AFFE-F957D9BEDC28-15813-00000E86E4D54F16.jpg~original

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/D821351A-EEFC-4261-BA7E-718358431A2C-15813-00000E86DF3A3F20.jpg~original

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/40CFA415-5E79-431B-8AB6-2A6D3F3500B9-15813-00000E86D401F458.jpg~original

Sleeved for strength
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/A7F28345-2CC2-4B9C-B171-56FDD7687687-15813-00000E86C830F6F6.jpg~original

dub_crazee
November 18th 2012, 14:25
Boxes welded in
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/39CB7857-D9F7-4408-BD1D-DF9CAA0A251B-15813-00000E86C3B3B4BF.jpg~original

Rods bolted in
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/83CDBD8E-2F51-4E57-9AD5-253FDFD71C33-15813-00000E86853CDCFE.jpg~originalm

Brackets fully welded including panard bracket
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/37FB3E53-A575-4616-B94B-F8C7C9AE2CD9-15813-00000E8674A30874.jpg~original

Panard rod fitted
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/7DE41E00-07D5-43A8-A086-9E3FD84E0FAA-15813-00000E866F252962.jpg~original

Coilovers fitted
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/AA496BD5-FFE7-4343-8A6D-703474AF8B81-15813-00000E86698482C3.jpg~original

dub_crazee
November 18th 2012, 19:14
And on to the engine. The 1.6 pinto was removed and engine mounts removed from cross member
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/E8B859F6-B924-4CF0-9A0E-68FF343C762A-15813-00000E8719953DBD.jpg~original

Battery tray and radiator mounting panels were removed for space
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/BF138BAF-9BA3-4FF2-A043-350A756B72E3-15813-00000E8714EF2AC8.jpg~original

Started chopping the tunnel and bulkhead out.....this hole got bigger
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/73F4F404-55F6-4A56-B904-D783FF35B605-15813-00000E871EED5CF8.jpg~original

Trail fit with bell housing fitted
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/5168660B-41B8-473F-88B3-5B0C95E26DB8-15813-00000E870ED9E7B9.jpg~original

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Next we attached the gearbox and levelled the engine/box combo up
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/6C263870-65E8-422D-A086-6292C962495A-15813-00000E86BE087DB1.jpg~original

Huuuuge
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/72549C48-383F-4E63-913B-BD2771AF79A0-15813-00000E86B86371B5.jpg~original

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/B66CF2AA-1568-4F4D-BAE5-B942B9DD7FAC-15813-00000E86B1FAA52E.jpg~original

Tacking the engine mounts together
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/C1FE31D4-746C-433C-B1AE-772D3329E019-15813-00000E86A08C04CD.jpg~original

dub_crazee
November 18th 2012, 19:22
All welded up
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/BF1BC878-6182-4F47-A224-3E0FC6763557-15813-00000E869B6D12D7.jpg~original

Mocking up the gearbox mount with spacers. A proper mount will replace this now we've worked out the height it needs to be
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/6E21C5A7-F210-4E58-B29E-D6BFAB254E16-15813-00000E86961EE545.jpg~original

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/1F7D98C1-C8A8-4E5D-BE4B-5067F74C1F2E-15813-00000E868FF14C64.jpg~original

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/4D5B30ED-927E-41D0-834F-F172381DC878-15813-00000E865EB1741D.jpg~original

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/3C1F3C78-AF7B-4DC7-B0BE-0825525F2F0A-15813-00000E864E469EDA.jpg~original

Love that huge throttle body
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/AE3EFC2A-3649-4FE2-987C-C9AA36C71889-15813-00000E8653C5D4BA.jpg~original

Still have to stitch the tunnel back together!!
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/B5797DCA-83C0-4E8F-B839-E334A92965A7-15813-00000E867A408F1D.jpg~original


Probably wont come back to this for a couple of weeks but hope some of you found it interesting and not too disturbing being a Ford!!!

wrenchnride247
November 18th 2012, 22:07
Looks great! You got the "mad fab skillz" going on! :D

volkdent
November 19th 2012, 02:05
Nice work! More fab than I've seen on this forum for a long time! Keep us posted.

Jason

dub_crazee
November 19th 2012, 12:57
Thanks guys,

I really enjoyed it last week - made a welcomed change! Plus it was nice to have Rob in the workshop.

Once ive stitched the tunnel back together, ive got to sort the metalwork around the shifter AND move the handbrake lever back lol. I think it;s going to have to go back about 4" which means Rob will have to get some custom cables made. Also have to modify the bonnet to clear the throttle body and alternator.

The car will then go back to Robs for Fuel/eletrics/cooling system and suspension set up.

He's going to have a custome xhaust made for it too as the header doesnt clear the steering column on the driver side.

As i say, not everyones cup of tea, but makes for a nice change.

:cheers:

owdlvr
November 19th 2012, 16:34
Nice!

Definitely keep the updates coming...please. ;)

-Dave

owdlvr
April 19th 2013, 14:25
This thread deserves an update...

dub_crazee
April 22nd 2013, 16:15
Hey Dave,

funny you drag this thread up again as the car sat there for nearly 6 months......but i spent last week on it!!!

My work is now done. I welded in a brace for the panard rod mount, welded in a rear strut brace/harness mount. Welded in some seat bars. Fitted flywheel/clutch and custom prop. Raised the tunnel by 4 inches and finished off the bulkhead. Also, rob decided to go with an LS1 inlet manifold, alternator and waterpump.....which drops the throttle body by 4 inches. unfortunately he decided this AFTER we cut a ****ing huuge hole in the bonnet to make a bulge!!!

il get some pics up when ive uploaded them!!

the car is now heading back to Rob's for him to install the hydro clutch, cooling and fueling system. Then it's time to rock :D

dub_crazee
May 12th 2013, 07:03
bit late....but theyre not the most thrilling pics

brace for the panard rod bracket

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/554702_359902254110884_202394124_n.jpg

raising the tunnel by nearly 4 inches! Didn't just want to box it in - wanted to try and make it look as factory as possible

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/24628_359902460777530_583149840_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/305828_359902584110851_1625295783_n.jpg

seat bars going in

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/68520_359902757444167_1075567571_n.jpg

rear strut bar/harness mounting bar also welded in

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/406985_359902770777499_2075654590_n.jpg

water pump/housing/alternator mount and bottom pulley all changed to allow the shorter inlet manifold. everything will now sit under a stock bonnet - this thing is going to be a real sleeper

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/295721_359902927444150_76845125_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/554245_359903037444139_640353083_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/547377_359903030777473_844610442_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/562314_359902994110810_206127835_n.jpg


so thats me done on it...the car is now back with rob....cooling/fueling systen and wiring left....cant wait to see it on the road!

dub_crazee
October 2nd 2013, 14:11
So time for another Ford update. Rob was having difficulty finding a reasonably prices exhaust fab company....he was looking around the 2,500 mark for a set up....so i suggest we fab'd up a system for him. Next thing i know he's turned up with the car on a trailer and a load of stainless tube :D



One box and some tube

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/null_zpsee4f7907.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/null_zpsee4f7907.jpg.html)

Had to modify one of the lovely new manifolds to clear the steering column/starter motor
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/null_zps9fdec881.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/null_zps9fdec881.jpg.html)

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/null_zpse7119f7b.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/null_zpse7119f7b.jpg.html)

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/null_zps792da972.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/null_zps792da972.jpg.html)

After making the full system, we cut it in half and welded on these awesome clamp ends. i've not used them before but i'm well impressed!

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/null_zpsdcee1305.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/null_zpsdcee1305.jpg.html)

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/null_zps7e2a6822.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/null_zps7e2a6822.jpg.html)

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/null_zpsa69fd055.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/null_zpsa69fd055.jpg.html)

That's 3 1/2 inches!

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/null_zps1a4de520.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/null_zps1a4de520.jpg.html)

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/null_zps3f0e6489.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/null_zps3f0e6489.jpg.html)

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/null_zps9bdd9881.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/null_zps9bdd9881.jpg.html)

also welded up the hole in the bonnet!

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/null_zpsc735d119.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/null_zpsc735d119.jpg.html)

Hoping the new fuel reg will turn up in the morning, need to prep and paint the bonnet and set the tracking - then MOT time :)

just uploading a short video of the engine running

dub_crazee
October 2nd 2013, 14:38
http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/922F9408-AC32-4D7C-A599-4F66E0D5AB1E-522-0000004A427CE9DF_zpsdd5035fa.mp4.html

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/th_922F9408-AC32-4D7C-A599-4F66E0D5AB1E-522-0000004A427CE9DF_zpsdd5035fa.jpg~original (http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/922F9408-AC32-4D7C-A599-4F66E0D5AB1E-522-0000004A427CE9DF_zpsdd5035fa.mp4)

moonska
October 3rd 2013, 12:49
That things going to be a animal! Good work Deano :)

Humble
October 3rd 2013, 18:39
Such an awesome project, I would drive the hell out of it :D

SuperRSi
October 4th 2013, 23:14
Always loved the Capri and as a youngster wanted one real bad. This one is awesome. Great job!

dub_crazee
October 5th 2013, 07:16
I have to say - i am a little jealous of Rob's car! The only thing im not a fan of is the seats and harnesses! In fact i'd go as far to say i hate them! Its such a pita to get in and out of!

anyways....this is the final update! Friday was a manic day - first test drive AND MOT test!

So first 100 yards and we has a slight scraping noise. so we stopped and had a look - the prop was rubbing the handbrake slightly. okay, no biggy - then WOOOOSH! radiator hose blew off! Okay that was a little annoying - turned out one of the connector tubes used was not up to the job. So i went back to the workshop, got some water so we could limp it back to the workshop (on a single track road at this point with nowhere to turn round). I reversed back in the van then got a call from rob saying he had fallen off the road and was beached! ARGH!!

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/IMG_4347_zps2bc969fc.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/IMG_4347_zps2bc969fc.jpg.html)


I came back with jacks and wood and managed to get him back up on the road. no damage done (other than robs ego! ;) ) So we got back to the work shop, and raised the rear end slightly. That appeared to sort the prop clearence issue...off to the mot.... great first test drive although it failed the test on a bit of rust, rear break imbalance and some wiring issues. Back to the workshop to sort the issues then off to the MOT station again...along the track....then he runs out of fuel! This car really didnt want to be MOT'd lol! Made it to the MOT station 10 mins before closing and they kindly retest for us. WIN!!!! Shes finally on the road, with just a small list of minor jobs to do. Worked my balls off this week but it was definately worth it :D Stuff like this really makes me love my job :)


http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/IMG_4341_zps89a0bf79.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/IMG_4341_zps89a0bf79.jpg.html)

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/IMG_4354_zps408c712a.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/IMG_4354_zps408c712a.jpg.html)

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/null_zpsceb1b165.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/null_zpsceb1b165.jpg.html)

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/IMG_4359_zpsaef508c3.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/IMG_4359_zpsaef508c3.jpg.html)

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/IMG_4360_zpsd58dae41.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/IMG_4360_zpsd58dae41.jpg.html)

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/IMG_4361_zps94c1d86e.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/IMG_4361_zps94c1d86e.jpg.html)

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/IMG_4363_zpsdbe69645.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/IMG_4363_zpsdbe69645.jpg.html)

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/IMG_4365_zpsc49fd590.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/IMG_4365_zpsc49fd590.jpg.html)

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/IMG_4369_zps8b8769c1.jpg~original (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/classiccarrevivals/media/IMG_4369_zps8b8769c1.jpg.html)

dub_crazee
October 5th 2013, 13:38
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/th_IMG_4372_zps0686914a.jpg~original (http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h334/classiccarrevivals/IMG_4372_zps0686914a.mp4)

One more vid :D