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LGCapri

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Bad news
« on: June 12, 2019, 06:58:15 PM »

Parked at the top of a hill, and the e brake failed. Anyone know a good place to get a front bumper  and intercooler?
« Last Edit: June 12, 2019, 07:31:14 PM by Rocketman »
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Rocketman

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Re: Bad news
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 07:30:33 PM »

Oooof, that sucks. Hope noone was hurt, what a shame though. Beautiful color.
Did the e-brake pop or just wasn't grabbing quite hard enough?

Might be worth investing in a parts car, you will need the header panel + radiator support which don't readily un bolt.
The intercooler is all the way to the left and based on the pic should have been spared, if not I might have an extra one kicking around.

Here's the work I went through to replace the header panel:
http://www.teamcapri.com/forum/index.php/topic,2037.0.html
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LGCapri

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Re: Bad news
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 07:46:39 PM »

Not leaking any fluids, so thatís good. I took a look through the grill and the intercooler got a little smashed. It did start up, however th throttle was all sorts of screwed up so I moved into like 2 yards and shut it down. Idk what happened with the e brake. I was inside the house, all I heard was the noise of the impact. Thanks about the color, it needs to be repainted but you can bet your ass itís gonna be the same shade of purple
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LGCapri

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Re: Bad news
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 08:00:50 PM »

I am thankful for my girlfriends optimism, she pointed out that I had planned to repaint and do custom leds so this will just be a part of that process now lol
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Skunkwrkz

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Re: Bad news
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 11:17:09 PM »

I am thankful for my girlfriends optimism, she pointed out that I had planned to repaint and do custom leds so this will just be a part of that process now lol

Man...Hate to see that. I like that color too. You could respray OR wrap it even if you couldn't put it in a booth for a while. If you need to replace the IC, then I suggest upgrading it to the MX6GT/Probe GT IC as the one that came on our car is more of a heater core than an IC. Just saying that's what I would do while I was in there.
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WashiestSnake

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Re: Bad news
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 10:04:12 AM »

That header panel is gonna be super hard to get fixed.its welded into the car and its really hard to get dents out on. If it was me id look into trying to get a good one from a junkyard and get it welded on. Just my two sense after having to fix mine twice.
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