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Started to work on the n/s door,all masked up and ready to start 

Had a good look at the rear 1/4 ,although it not looking to bad (the lowers need a small amount of work) l know that when the door gets panted it’s going to look that good 

Going to fit original mirrors, did have sports mirrors fitted  ( need a original o/s mirror)

So going to paint the rear 1/4 as well

All so going to blow in the roof where it went a bit tits up when polished 

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Today sorted the preparation on n/s door and 1/4 , Door is solid and full of body filter 

The rear 1/4 is all so solid

Painted the door and rear 1/4 ,blowed in the roof 

All looks good,Have a run in the door ,going to leave it until Sunday or Monday night then flattened it out

Just had a look at one of the photos and seen that the pin on the rear axle stand is not quite in

 

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This is a good car for someone.

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Keep it going Wayne!

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33 minutes ago, Bonga said:

This is a good car for someone.

The manta is 100% solid it has it small faults as any car that is 35 years old 

Sorry to see it go but needs must

28 minutes ago, IanMc said:

Keep it going Wayne!

I am getting near the end of painting now ,Only needs small stuff doing will carry on working on sticky until it’s sold 

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Today flattened the n/s and it turned out good 

I am glad that I painted the rear 1/4 , as it would looked really bad as the door is very good (if that makes sense)

it looked ok before the door was painted 

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23 hours ago, Bonga said:

This is a good car for someone.

Agreed, nice and solid. I'm guessing it goes quite well with that engine in it too.

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Only done 150 miles manly on motorway getting back home 

It go’s really well 85/90 mph most of the way home 

it was everything l was looking for and more 

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Wow you just reminded me of my first manta that was auto and blew a piston ring on m62 at 3am. Took me gallons of oil to get home and it had wrecked the windscreen too (etched in by wiper having to clear oil off screen)

ah those days 😀

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Mine decided that the alternator  would die, my date back in the day  had to help bump start my SR to get us home 🤣

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Lent my first manta to my brother and he blows the motor 

Only had for a mouth or so 

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Tonight polished the n/s side,wheels back on ( although rear will come off to fit the drums)

Pull Sticky out of the garage in this lovely weather (started first time after 2 weeks)

Turned it round so l can do some work on the o/s 

 

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Looking very fresh Wayne, well done.

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Got a bit of overspray on the tyres ,don’t what to use tyre paint 

I was thinking of black boot polish,has anyone tried this

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dont use any harsh solvents like thinners or petrol but panel wipe should be ok if you have some.

and then boot polish or some armourall if you wish. 

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You should never just check the paint because this happens 

Tonight check the paint on to O/S ,Looking down the door can see the under seal line (just about)

Checked the rear 1/4 needs some work ,the paint was not that bad but l got the paint ,the petrol flap and the back of the flap did not look nice 

When l first checked the rear 1/4 they looked ok , now the rest is done they don’t look so good

used a heat gun to remove the under seal then sanded down ,found that the doors are relatively rust free 

lt was very quick to do , l thought it would be Friday before l got to this point 

When you get a big tin of cockney and got more or less a full tin left. This is rust free 

 

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It looks a worse than it is 

I have ran out primer so had to stop ,if l had primer l could have painted it tomorrow .plus that petrol filler cap was looking very scabby 

 

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Tonight espoused,Premiered the lower of the door, rear 1/4  

Got some more primer, got the 2 tins only used 1/2 tin ,Covers really well 

Painted the O/S , got a few runs in the paint as l have got very little room to paint (No photos as they are a bit big)

Will fattened out the runs when fully gone hard (it will keep me busy)

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That is tight fir painting, extra  kudos to you now the space can be seen. Good to see the low light. Need plenty of light on the lower half when

n painting due to the beautiful shape of our cars. Sometimes works against us.

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Got more runs than a marathon, Looking on YouTube and can sort the marathon out 

A part form the runs it looks ok

Will start to flattened out on Monday night, Having beer and food over the weekend,(got to have so kind of life)l wish

The runs are bad but will post photos and shame myself tomorrow 

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Having a bit of me time looking at some of the photos, And looking back the is not a lot of body filler on this manta 

Sorry to see it go. 

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6 hours ago, 1200bandit said:

Got more runs than a marathon, Looking on YouTube and can sort the marathon out 

A part form the runs it looks ok

Will start to flattened out on Monday night, Having beer and food over the weekend,(got to have so kind of life)l wish

The runs are bad but will post photos and shame myself tomorrow 

a friend of mine has a body shop. and a few years back i watched him remove runs with a tiny round barrel shaped block

he used a simple tiny thimble shaped tool with a flat bottom in his finger tips . it was the diamiter of about an aa battery maybe a bit larger. and about an inch long so he could use it in his finger tips.

he atached a small roud ,piece of wet and dry to the end then just sanded that small area.

i will go and see him see if i can get a photo. it was perfect for getting rid of runs.

i would not worry to much about runs even my mate who has owned his own body shop all his life still gets them.

its the little tricks to remove them thats key

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