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Quality especially those last three photos Mick which are epic! The transformation from the first photo to the third - wow!

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Looking good.  My oh my those sills were crispy...

They are crisper on the inside because at some point in it's long life the sills were filled with grease that blocked the drainage holes and completely killed the bits above the front and rear jacking points.

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Quality especially those last three photos Mick which are epic! The transformation from the first photo to the third - wow!

Thanks Neil, it takes a lot of time and effort when it's that bad.

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They are crisper on the inside because at some point in it's long life the sills were filled with grease that blocked the drainage holes and completely killed the bits above the front and rear jacking points.

The opposite of a Crispy Pancake then.  Talking of grease and blocked drainage holes, when's the next carvery due??

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The opposite of a Crispy Pancake then.  Talking of grease and blocked drainage holes, when's the next carvery due??

It should be the 9th of March, think I can make it .

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Love the colour of your manta, i really like the A series manta, I went in one when they first came out, my friend from school, there parents had one, brand new I was only around 7 years old, but I can still remember it we'll, the car was just so cool when it came out,

Your car looked so tidy from the outside, nice work your doing there, the car will live on for ever with the work you are doing,

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Love the colour of your manta, i really like the A series manta, I went in one when they first came out, my friend from school, there parents had one, brand new I was only around 7 years old, but I can still remember it we'll, the car was just so cool when it came out,

Your car looked so tidy from the outside, nice work your doing there, the car will live on for ever with the work you are doing,

I've never been sure on the colour and still have not made my mind up what colour it will end up. Thanks for the comments ,hope to get the sill on and jacking point done this weekend.

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A bit more progress on the A .

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Next job is the sill.

 

 

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Looking really good, it'll be on the road before you know it.

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Just been reading the project thread on this A & the work you have carried out so far is excellent.

Have you thought about what colour its going to be when finished ? 

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2 hours ago, Rapierdave said:

Have you thought about what colour its going to be when finished ? 

I do love that Green, I think it suits the shape of an A really well.

As has already been said, great work Sir!

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On 19/06/2010 at 18:07, manta88 said:

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I spent yesterday's lunchtime reading through the rebuild thread myself. Another vote here for the OEM light green metallic. It's a lovely shade and very much of the era.

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Thanks for all your comments ,i wasn't sure on the colour but over time i think i've decided to stay with the Green so there will be another Green one Dave nocking around the shows.

 

 

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Wow!!! What a cracking looking A!

I love the colour. Looks in really great condition. Chrome looks brilliant too.

Seems a good purchase Mick.

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