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Author Topic: My 94, purchased in late march  (Read 1916 times)

Jwestrider

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My 94, purchased in late march
« on: May 05, 2016, 03:54:27 PM »

I wanted to share my most recent project, which I could not have done to such a good level without the help of this community and its supporters. Thank you!
It's a N/T 5 spd car with 110k

list of work done since purchase
complete new (stock) exhaust system, including cat
new calipers, slotted rotors, bearings, pads, all the way around
flushed brake fluid clutch fluid radiator fluid manual trans fluid
replaced top and cables
repair dash light control module and airbag control module(a spider had started a fire in one, the other one had dried up solder)
repaired and/or cauterized the few rust areas
replaced all end link bushings
replaced door handles
rewired stereo and speakers, secured speakers
stopped all rattles and wiggles inside
replaced shift link bushings
strut tower brace added
massaged out about 50 minor dents and dings
polished the faded paint
repaired the melted tail lights with parts from junkyard taillights and switched to LED bulbs
switched to a fullsize spare
new CV axles
Cube wheels, 205/45/16 HP tires and aluminum hub centering rings

This should go to a picture of the car, I am not super forum savvy I'm afraid.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BE1m9hFvT80/?taken-by=jpwest.art&hl=en

A few more minor things to go, but the difference is astounding. It went from a floppy, dangerous feeling car to a very fun to drive commuter, so I can get to work and back without blowing gas and still have some fun. Very happy with it. Thanks much

-JPatrickW

P.S. I am a professional auto technician of 18 years, and I work at a mazda dealership. If this could be useful to someone please feel free to message me.
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SHOwn

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Re: My 94, purchased in late march
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2016, 10:51:06 PM »

Very nice work Patrick! More pictures please! We'd like to see the whole side of the car with those 4 spoke rims. Very interesting! I bet they look great. Probably the single most effective upgrade for any pre-94 Aussie Capri is the wheels. Mercury picked such awful rims for the Capri that any Capri with upgraded rims instantly goes up in value because the car no longer looks unattractive. They might have just as well put hub caps on the 90-93's.

Besides the wheels - the nose looks really nice.

Enjoy it!
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R. Powell
'91 XR2, LM 16" Chrome Drifters, White Gauge Faces, Kuhmo 40's, Big Brake UG, 2.5" Mandrel Bent CATback, BMW318 Heated Seats, `94 console, '99 Dodge Neon Spoiler, '94 XR2 Sideskirts Bumpers and taillights, Fresh Basecoat-Clearcoat Cardinal Red (Jul2014), vj11/vj14 hybrid, manual boost CTL.

greywolf27030

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Re: My 94, purchased in late march
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2016, 09:59:40 AM »

Congratulations, save another one!

Jack Byrd
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rsharry

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Re: My 94, purchased in late march
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2016, 10:41:03 AM »

I love the look of a 94 capri. Would like to have the bumbers and taillights for my  91 capri. But very hard to find some parts here in germany. :(

The car looks very nice. Show us some more pics and safe it.
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94daves

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Re: My 94, purchased in late march
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2016, 11:36:00 AM »

Looks great and I appreciated the list of things you fixed.

Can you go into more detail about how you repaired the lights and switched to LEDs?
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Gaz

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Re: My 94, purchased in late march
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2016, 11:01:33 AM »

What are those GORGEOUS wheels from?
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azgtx

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Re: My 94, purchased in late march
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2016, 09:39:23 PM »

Nissan Cube
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greywolf27030

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Re: My 94, purchased in late march
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2016, 07:58:33 AM »

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