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  2. There were some photos in a build thread in the not too distant past, but finding it again would not be so easy. Try a search on the build thread forum for 'speakers' and see what you can find.
  3. Dear all, Could anyone that has ever fitted front speakers in the foot wells please add some photos to show how you did it? The drivers side looks easier, due to the forward projection of the kick panel, but there isn’t much room on the passenger side. Thanks in advance.
  4. Wow that’s something I didn’t know. What year is yours? Early cav coupe ?
  5. Welcome back, great find. back in the 80’s there were two early mantas in Peterhead that I remember, one an orange hatch and the other an orange coupe, both looked the business.
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  7. No idea. I've even had to extend the replacement sills by cutting sections out of some old ones I had where I only used the rear section. I couldn't understand why they just didn't fit until I remembered the doors are longer and then it hit me that the door opening must be longer to. I am having a hard time with this car.
  8. What’s the story on this car?
  9. It's not very helpful to be honest. Parts you think are going to fit just don't. One other oddity is the fuel filler flap is a slightly different size than standard.
  10. Welcome back and good luck with your new car!
  11. Wow, nice one - very interesting Snowy.
  12. The car is very unique. It is quite an early car. I bought replacement doors and when I fitted one it was about 10mm to short. I tried some other doors I had and they were also to short. When measured the original doors really are longer than all the others I have.
  13. Hi Folks, I've been a member and forum user on and off since 2012, I previously had a wee berlinetta hatch in red which I stupidly sold in 2017. I've been looking for an excuse to get back into Manta ownership ever since and yesterday a really nice early B coupe popped up on Facebook for sale. I had a chat with the owner and took a punt on it, picking it up later this week. Will update with pictures when I get it up the road and renew my OC membership. Cheers!
  14. Longer than standard, why is that?
  15. Will be interesting to see how much it goes for given it needs a lot of welding etc. As he says though, well worth saving!
  16. Nothing too much done tonight I am afraid. 1) Painted both wiper arms again as I discovered that they had got some grey primer over spray on them from somewhere - oops! 2) Ordered up one of these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classical-Retro-Style-Bluetooth-Car-Stereo-Head-Units-Car-Radio-USB-SD-Hot-Sale/173383738701?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 To be honest I feel a bit guilty about that as it seems a little bit like I am actually going to get to the end of this project some day soon.... Oh well, it was only £16 ! My plan at this stage is to add some small speakers in the footwell kick panels only.
  17. Just incase you didnt see it, its kinked! But good one the club for purchase, at least things are moving forward , AND THERE IS A FREE ONE, FOR EVERYONE IN THE AUDIENCE! Its a new panel so could have seen it flying across billing on someone head, approx 2005 / 2006 think they where £120. Should have bought all three!
  18. It doesn't help that my car has longer doors than standard so I can't just change them.
  19. I know exactly what you mean. Mine was the same on the hatch with original door and with a replacement door too. The gaps would have been ok when the car was new so I was on a mission to sort them out.its as if they seem to ‘settle or swell or something .maybee due to the size and heat over the years? . Maybee due to rust between the seams.maybee they just gradually curve outwards due to years of shutting them and the pressure of the door frame seal against them ? We will never know,possibly a combination of a few factors but hard to get right. Mine had 3 issues actually .probably yours may have too. first the lower lip of the door from front to back actually seemed to have an outward curve/swell along its entire length .i know it isn’t meant to be totally straight line but it curved more than the sill and chrome cover and more than the door on the other side did but there were signs that it had had a new skin on at some point in its life so I put that one down to bad fitting of the skin.before the car got painted it was ‘encouraged’ back into better shape with a soft mallet !. another door .the other side actually. fitted pretty well overall but had the rear lower corner sticking out a good 5mm in relation to the sill / rear panel corner and gave the impression the curve down the side was less than it should have been. Luckily for that one the front upper edge was also too far in so an adjustment to the hinge position brought that corner out and the corresponding rear corner in.more or less perfect. ( I seem to remember the hinge needed cutting off and re welding )hinges (both) were then adjusted to give good gaps and door alignment. any fine tuning on that bottom corner was then done with a mallet and thin skim before painting. Same as can be said for any panel gaps realy. These cars were not realy bad for panel gaps compared to some cars but anything that can’t put be rectified in the obvious way ,adjustments,alignment etc needs sorting in other ways. Bead welding edges ,etc as required. Panel gaps are a pain in the arse and some of mine are still not perfect but were not rectified properly before paintwork and before I had the patience and skills I have now. How many of us wish we had done things differently !., hopefully some more answers will pop up here to compare notes !
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    New swan neck

    The wishbone left is the left side of the car, ofcourse the right one belongs on the right side of the car, the brackets of the shocks are out of the centre. To make it us easy, if you look at the wishbone and the bracket is more to the right side of the wishbone it is the right-side upper wishbone.
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  23. Just to let you know that the OMOC has purchased this item today for the club supply of panels for remanufacture. It is one of the amazing benefits that we have as a club, as have some funds in the bank and we are using them to stock up on these parts so that we have a future for the cars and the club. Some panels are already in the process of being remanufactured by our provider Expressed Steel Panels. Exciting times ahead!
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