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Presume they will be the plates as refered to in the Manta 400 build manual, not all of which you can actually fit (or need) on a standard car as some are for the 4-linked axle, some for the in boot tanks etc.

Most of the manta shell strengthening is done with stitch welding, there really aren't that many plates to add other than the turret braces and wishbone boxing kits.

 

Oh and if you want to strengthen the wishbones i sell these kits to do it withkit1.thumb.jpg.4da29964548f2c2208cd14f49c0167e2.jpg

Lower arm braces

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Plus an outrigger brace

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They are £30 a set plus £5 p+p :D

 

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Well he's put pictures on the ebay advert, of 14 rusty pieces of metal he thinks are worth £350 :huh:

I can see extended turret top parts to convert to longer dampers, like in this pic

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and what i think are under turret braces for the front. I have no idea what the long pieces top left are for. Can't find anything like them in the 400 build manual.

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I had messaged him today and asked for any more info or photo's which may have spurred him on to posting the pictures.

That's not a lot of metal for £356, nothing that a decent fabricator couldn't make up with a little time and effort.

Appears to be more about repositioning front shock mount than about added strength.

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Got the shock mounts, whats wavey bits and items on the left?

400s also had cradle angles, deeper a posts rised floor deleted share wheel wells, inverted inner wing sections, different inner and outer grills to redistribute air flow, plated jacking points, raised floors.

Maybe hes afraid of someone copying his designs, which is understandable,  he did go to the hassle of drawing these up, and cutting them down. Alot of effort, but its still alot of doe! 

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7 hours ago, ®evo03 said:

Got the shock mounts, whats wavey bits and items on the left?

I think the wavey bits top right are for the underside of the front turret, they run down to the chassis rail to tie them together. Like the mk2 escort has

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Those parts: 

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A lot of cars of that time had common strengthening material, not identical but basic the same stuff. 

I follow the same opinion as David, it's not Nasa technologie...And if you look on the internet you will find all the info.

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Can see the wee angle brackets for the cradle in the photo above, just behing bottom of shock, a good mod, even for a road car along with reversed spacers on top arm, stop the nose pushing. 

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the above are for fitting the group B turrets unless you have the longer group b shocks they are no use to a road car 

On 26/02/2019 at 08:47, mantasrme said:

Presume they will be the plates as refered to in the Manta 400 build manual, not all of which you can actually fit (or need) on a standard car as some are for the 4-linked axle, some for the in boot tanks etc.

Most of the manta shell strengthening is done with stitch welding, there really aren't that many plates to add other than the turret braces and wishbone boxing kits.

 

Oh and if you want to strengthen the wishbones i sell these kits to do it withkit1.thumb.jpg.4da29964548f2c2208cd14f49c0167e2.jpg

Lower arm braces

kit2.thumb.jpg.7a95067511afa977e6a3e579497d7e1a.jpg

Plus an outrigger brace

kit3.thumb.jpg.266d046eb3ead7f946ba2aebfd7ad20d.jpg

They are £30 a set plus £5 p+p :D

 

while it is a good idea to strengthen the lower wishbone it needs to be carried on right around the crossmember bush otherwise it will start to crack where the strenthing plate finishes as the lower arm twists a lot .

as for the out rigger brace all the forces on this are pushing it towards the gearbox mainly when braking to strengthen this your need to double up top and bottom face 

how do i know i have a lot of standard arm and ones that have been modded like above with cracks in and i also have genuine works arms both light wheight and heavy duty 

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LOL: Was working together with my son on his Corsa, and noticed this:

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Group B arms, reinforced! Must be to cope with the massive power of the 3 cilinder 56hp machine!😁

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