Guest Posted June 9, 2007 Share Posted June 9, 2007 not quite a restoration but have spent the last 5 months living in the garage for the love of manta ; interior out,body kit & wings off,3 months of cutting out,fabricating & letting in new metal to both chassis rails,both front jacking points,both footwells,both A panels,battery tray & washer bottle floor,also offside inner wing & headlamp bowl.... thank god thats over with ! next was front suspension & parts sand blasted/powder coated,new 400 lbs springs,bilstien sport shocks (front of car was riding on its bump stops),new track rod ends,new anti roll bar down links,new upper ball joints.Everything cleaned up, painted,undersealed/waxoiled & put back together.Ronal alloys professionaly refurbished,new toyo tyres fitted that are the right size as old ones caught the arches & made sdeedo inaccurate. Powerflow exhaust refitted with extra mountings as it was poorly fitted & banging about before.Boot interior repainted,missing carpet & petrol tank cover replaced.Water pump & radiator replaced as they both leaked & the car now has antifreeze in it,not the red rusty stuff that was in there when i purchased the car.Air cone filter replaced with factory air box.2.4 frontera rocker cover powder coated in black with red writing & now fitted.Brake pipes that were resting on top of gearbox now attached to bulkhead.fuel pump was held on with cable ties !!! now has rubber mountings & new fuel pipes.Car now has a viscous fan & kenlow electric fan is now a back up only.Car had one rear seat belt & bolts were finger loose,now replaced with matching gte items.door cards had speakers poorly fitted in them so have been binned for new door cards.after market stereo again poorly fitted replaced with correct philips one.tacky imitation carbon fibre film removed from instrument binacle,binacle red led bulbs replaced with factory items.thats all for now folks,see ya all at the gathering (Billing) Alister Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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