Jump to content
ANDY ABBOTT

I240r build

Recommended Posts

8 hours ago, ®evo03 said:

Like the motocrosser, same myself, is yours pre 2000? Think mine was the first alloy frame. 1999.

I have a couple, the one in the picture is a 1996. I also have a 1985. 😁

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This car is still in body work stage. Tom my body man has been working he's magic on it. I can only put him on this car inbetween truck jobs, which is only a day here and there. He's come in a few days over Xmas and pressed on with it. The body kit was pretty crap to say the least, and it's needed tons and tons of work as it's very rippled with it being fibreglass. He's also had to give pretty much every panel a light skim to get out imperfections small dents, and Make the lines and panel gaps better than they left the factory. It's slow going but he's making progress. In the meantime I can only plod on with my other projects. Once this is in paint it will take priority 😀 oh I've also decided to go with a GTE spoiler instead of the 3 peice one. I prefer the lower, smoother look. 

Project images are available to Club Members Only, Click to become an OMOC Member.

Project images are available to Club Members Only, Click to become an OMOC Member.

Project images are available to Club Members Only, Click to become an OMOC Member.

Project images are available to Club Members Only, Click to become an OMOC Member.

Project images are available to Club Members Only, Click to become an OMOC Member.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's looking good! Stupid question time, why is the bonnet & front apron covered? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, Monaco Blue said:

That's looking good! Stupid question time, why is the bonnet & front apron covered? 

Not a silly question mate. The reason is them bits still need work. And we have a truck coming in for full repaint on Monday, so this car will now be on the back burner again for another 3 weeks till the truck is done. With this cold damp weather I just wanted some primer on the bits he's been working on as some bits was still bare metal, and I was concerned about rust setting in. He just ran out of time to finish front and rear. Hes been working on the sided and roof, making ghe kit fit better as it was poorly fitted, and been getting all the panel gaps and swage lines bang on 👍

I've set up a YouTube Channel, to upload pics of the projects and just general opel antics 😀

Link here for anyone interested 
👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇
https://youtu.be/W6IkeCgxnnI

Just Hit the subscribe button to to stay up to date with build progress and video uploads  👍

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Following this project should help all those with an unfinished manta in the garage..... maybe me too...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, ANDY ABBOTT said:

Not a silly question mate. The reason is them bits still need work. And we have a truck coming in for full repaint on Monday, so this car will now be on the back burner again for another 3 weeks till the truck is done. With this cold damp weather I just wanted some primer on the bits he's been working on as some bits was still bare metal, and I was concerned about rust setting in. He just ran out of time to finish front and rear. Hes been working on the sided and roof, making ghe kit fit better as it was poorly fitted, and been getting all the panel gaps and swage lines bang on 👍

Cheers Andy! I guessed there would be a logical reason! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Monaco Blue said:

Cheers Andy! I guessed there would be a logical reason! 

This is only the first stage of a filler primer, he will guide coat this now to find any imperfections,. He will then flat the guide coat off by hand to reveal any small imperfections which will then be addressed, and the whole car will be primered again a solid 2k primer before the finishing coats 👍

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Andy what way do you work with priming door shuts etc. Off the car? Or areas like rear edge of front wing. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, ®evo03 said:

Andy what way do you work with priming door shuts etc. Off the car? Or areas like rear edge of front wing. 

Normally remove the doors mate. Doors will be coming off this at some point. We are just trying to get the majority done, as there wasn't a straight panel on this car and the body kit was way out. Took a lot of work to get to this point. Once we are happy with the outer panels, doors etc..  will be removed at that point for final primeing. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Andy, how the hell do you get all the paint off without damaging the metal, this looks like a brand new bonnet before paint. Top job!

20200130_164212.thumb.jpg.89982fd008057c321d3c91db776824a9.jpg

What materials! Equipment do you use! I will need this one day soon. 

 

Edited by ®evo03

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, ®evo03 said:

Andy, how the hell do you get all the paint off without damaging the metal, this looks like a brand new bonnet before paint. Top job!

Project images are available to Club Members Only, Click to become an OMOC Member.

What materials! Equipment do you use! I will need this one day soon. 

 

We use a lot of DA Sanders, one of which has a grind setting. Also just roloc with 80 grit pads, and wire wheels on the dye grinder. It's just a lot of time and perseverance. I can't take any credit for this part of the build. This is all done by my in-house body/paint man Tom. He's as old-school as they come, and a great bloke, he's a great asset to our team. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does Tom want another bonnet posted over, i would even risk it being kicked to death by mr courier! If i could get it this clean, ok ive been shown the bench mark! Now i even know how, old school it is then! :thumbup

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, ®evo03 said:

Does Tom want another bonnet posted over, i would even risk it being kicked to death by mr courier! If i could get it this clean, ok ive been shown the bench mark! Now i even know how, old school it is then! :thumbup

Tom's super busy. I employed him to repair and restore trucks, then started chucking mantas at him 😂 it keeps him busy inbetween jobs and he enjoys it as it gives him something different to do. No one likes to do the same old jobs day in day out. The cars take a long time for that reason, as paid customer work always has to come first. 

Edited by ANDY ABBOTT

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...