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Hi all , im new to this site, thought ide join to help get some info and possible help with a new project that i recently purchased, for many many years ive had fords and still own a ford capri s but ive allways loved the A series opel manta and managed to get hold of a 1973 manta 1900 sr a couple of weeks ago, its a little worse for wear ie front floors and chassis legs are in a poor state but its only metal and she;s definatly worth saving, not only is it complete i put some fresh fuel down the carb put a new battery on it, freed up the water pump and after an hour or so of tinkering much to my amazment she fired up and sounds ok. starts stops and drives which isnt bad for a car being sat in a garage unloved for nearly 20yrs,

looking forward to getting on with the restoration will keep you posted,

thanks for now

Nick

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Fantastic news! - welcome Nick.

Please make sure that you start a restoration thread in the 'Project' section for us all to enjoy.

Good luck!

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Hi Nick

Welcome to the OMOC site, if you haven't already i would recommend you become a member as you will get full access to the forum.

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Hey Nick

Welcome to the club

Nice to see another A series being restored. Its well worth joining the club to get help, advice and to be able to post wanted ads and look at the for sale stuff.

Im currently restoring my A series (a very long restore!) and have a blog with some links to suppliers that might help you out!

www.theopelproject.com

 

Get some pics up on the project section so we can see her :-)

Andy

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Welcome a long Nick, as the guys mentioned above you can get so much help from the club once you've joined.

Looking forward to seeing the build! Get some pic's up when you can.

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Hello again everyone,  many thanks for the warm welcome, really looking forward to getting stuck in to this one, although i,m a bit reluctant to start dismantling her until i have everything i need otherwise i fear it'll end up being a basket case and not finished, have managed to get hold of a couple of door bottoms ,wing rails these were given to me but i don,t actually need them as these are good on the car. i'm currently trying to hunt down a good bonnet, wings and front floor pans as soon as i get hold of them then i;ll be good to go.

will keep you posted and again thanks for the welcome to the manta site

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Posted (edited)

Just do 1 job at a time if you worry it will be so overwhelming.

Edited by Jessopia74

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Hi and welcome always liked the A series never found one or had the money for one 

Will be good the see some photos,as they are very easy to upload 

This is my project at this time 

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Welcome to the club Nick. 

I'm a new member myself and I'm already blown away by the helpfulness and knowledge of the members of the club. This is definitely the place to be. Good luck with your restoration. Looking forward not seeing the updates. 

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Thanks again.

just as soon as i find the repair panels i need i,ll make a start on it, i have to say im very impressed with the build quality of these cars, nicely put together,

cheers for now

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7 hours ago, manta a series said:

Thanks again.

just as soon as i find the repair panels i need i,ll make a start on it, i have to say im very impressed with the build quality of these cars, nicely put together,

cheers for now

Not the cheapest of places, but they seem to list a lot of panels. Only used them for Manta B parts myself.

https://mm-opelparts.com/exterior/body-panels/?make=opel&model=manta-a-1970-1975

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Thanks for the info, i did have a look at there website and it looks like i,ll be placing an order soon as you say they arnt the cheapest and the postage is very high but they have guaranteed to deliver undamaged, 

cheers

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