May 17, 2018

1983 Ford Capri restoration almost complete

We are nearing completion of our 1983 Ford Capri restoration. It’s been a while since she’s been outside so with the sun shining brightly over our workshops we thought it would be a great opportunity to get her out.

As much as the wheels were in fantastic condition already, the guys down at Wheelworx in Bury St Edmunds have done an incredible job refurbishing them. They really help set the car off.

We have cleaned up and refitted the original interior back in as the seats were in great condition as is. The plastics have been refurbished and the parcel shelf was broken so needed a repair before it could be refitted.

We just have the new decals to be fitted.

Installing the beacon and lights

We are now in the process of refitting and wiring up the original red cross front light to the roof of the ambulance and an original blue beacon has also been sourced and will also be mounted up too.

The areas will be cleaned up prior to the parts being refitted.

In order to fit up the roof mounts the windscreen and headlining has had to be removed to gain access.

1976 VW T2 Ambulance: How She Should Look

Our brief is relatively straight forward on this one. Our 1976 Volkswagen T2 has arrived in to our workshops to reinstate some of the original features.

The beacon, red cross light and sirens have been removed right back to the source so we are looking to rewire the cabin and refit the accessories to bring her back to her original look.