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After my findings of rot on the chassis legs and floor I've decided to revaluate my situation . I was initially hoping to have the car ready soon but I know it's not going to be ready any time soon. To do a proper job I need the engine out and I'm thinking now of a full strip down and putting it on a spit to make life easier welding the underside and painting. 

In the mean time I gutted out the garage, tidied it and a run to the recycle centre today to make space for the big strip down.

Im putting this on the back burner for now. I've got this other manta I got before Christmas. It's the Saab engined track car that's been for sale a few time over the last few years.  I don't really want to have both at the same time. My plan was finish and sell one before I start the other. But at this rate it's going to be another summer and winter without a run in my car, it's kinda peeing me off  Anyway It's stored been away since I got it off the trailer but I went for a quick look on Friday and it's in useable condition as it sits.

Next weekend maybe get it out see what it need for MOT and a run down the road 😆😆

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Posted (edited)
  • Sounds like plan! 

To make life easier, see hermans thread, its easier to reove engine on front subframe. Leave gearbox on also. 

Either make or buy chassis legs, replace both, while your at it. Spit moves life easier.

Here is a template, not sure what scale, but once you get the scale, maybe work on width, should give you length. A print shop should be able to print template.

Ah, so thats where the saab engine manta went to, you need to get a few pics up, maybe a different thread. Hey get it on the road, cat need too much.

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Edited by ®evo03

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Cheers.

Had a look at Herman's. That's what made me think it's best just to get the engine out and do it right. Yeah I'll do both legs as I suspect the other side to be the same.

I'll get some photos next week. From what I can see the wheel studs are too short and it's got a hydraulic handbrake no mechanical. Get a better look when I get more time.

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3 hours ago, Bonga said:

Has anyone ever used the panels off off eBay from this fella?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.de%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F362461798133

Was going to get a floor pan, jack point and chassis leg. Seems a decent price for the panels.

I have just had a delivery from him, I went for the whole package with new jacking points too.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OPEL-MANTA-B-Längsträger-Bogen-Wagenheberaufnahme-sechsteiliger-Satz-NEU/362560383821?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

not even opened the box yet as not arrived yesterday.

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Yeah I looked at that. It's a 10 piece set for both sides?

I was thinking about it then all parts are there if required. What you don't use you could keep or sell on eBay or something 

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My thoughts exactly, you can bet once into stripping it back I would end up needing something I did not order.

im going to get some A posts too, only maybe need 25-30% of what is supplied, but will be better than trying to bend it myself.

ill get some pics once I has my lunch.

Edited by Jessopia74

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