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heres todays up-date, checked all the measurments with the body, all ok, the welding begins, first new 'a' pillars

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make a template so i can use it for the other side too

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then weld and cut. 1 'a' pillar

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Loving your approach to this, " if it don't fit, make it " whats your idea on the final look or is it see what evolves, keep going pal, we are behind you.... And if it works well, so will all the chav's in their cars :-D .........

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just a bit of an up-date, ive not been out much as my wife's 9 mths pregnant and as im writing this shes having contractions, so im off work.

as i cleaned the garage last week she walked past the car and said the baulk head where i'd modified it to fit the manta wings was a mess, soooo cut it off

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then it looked like this

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so while deciding what to do with the bloody gorge (any ideas are welcome, oh and not an extra fuel tank kev, lol) i seam welded the sills

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time to go, contractions getting closer together..

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How have I missed this thread?? :D I'm a huge fan of Imprezas and Mantas so this is going to be my dream car when finished. Hat off to you mate thats an amazing bit of home engineering. Good luck with your new arrival too, hope all goes well for you :)

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wondaba eat your heart out adam opel ,hope its not held together with duck tape.? super mod

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bank holiday weekend, at last a chance to get back into the garage....

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the rear strut mountings where above the bottom of the rear windows, so had to be modified

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next, i thought i best try fitting the front incase this was all in vain

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i lined it up using metal wings instead of the fibre glass ones

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i was amazed how well it all fitted

then i thought i'd best try the fibre glass front... it would be rude not too......

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the next, round peg square hole moment

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a work in progress

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What a job to do in a domestic garage! I have often thought about a classic with a modern underside.

Look forward to seeing the progress on this one and the finished car....

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Amazing how well the front end fits too :thumbup

I'll have to come over before the pub meet in a couple of weeks for a poke about ;)

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Love it when a plan comes together..going to be a stormer on the road!! great work m8.. :)

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not much done lately, the front panel etc is on and welded up, ive made wing mounts, just need a bit of tidying

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nothing gonna be done now for at least 6 weeks, had an op on my hand and they've put a metal pin down inside my thumb and a bit of slicing and diceing of my hand...

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So what part of robo cop have they put inside you then? lol. project looks fantastic. Cant wait to see the end result!

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I'm torn. It is a cool project BUT it's not a Manta, it's a Subaru in a Manta suit as opposed to adding Subaru running gear to a Manta.

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i do know what you mean, i love both cars, so i decided to take the best bits of both good cars and make a great car.

john

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Hats off to you, mate. Looking real nice, I admire your balls for taking this on.

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^^ yeah I agree with mantaray, it takes huge balls to do what your doing, the concept is pretty impressive, especially doing it all from home like your doing. hope you have drained the fuel tank now? :)

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well i haven't been out in the garage for nearly 9 weeks. so trying to get an enthusiasm to go out into the freezing cold and start anything was a real push. ill start off slowly with something easy, seal the loaf tin

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then in work one day, a guy i work with said he bought an intercooler for his subaru, but was selling the car with the std cooler on it and wanted to know if i'd like to try it on mine... ....... this is what it looks like now.........

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i thought i better support the bumper and made this from a std manta bumper support bracket

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ive now stripped the inlet manifold etc off, a few oil and air leaks to be sorted, i nowneed to turn the car around (take the fuel tank out, ha ha) and start making a boot, then sill, not looking forward to that bit.

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