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Got the O/S front seat out tonight ( come out with okay)

Remove the pin that though the brake pedal, which was sized onto the brake servo did take 30 minutes of tapping and lubricant 

pin is in good condition 

Give the O/S chassis a quick clean,looks in excellent condition 

 

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See that wee drain hole on top inner corner of the chassis, put a plug in it. 

It's a drain into your chassis legs, genius design by Opel to make you buy a calibra in 10yrs time. 

A seal from the door pin will work, with some tiger seal for extra protection. 

Honestly what where they thinking🤔

You could fill with cavity protection before sealing. 

And yes there is the same hole on other chassis leg which drains even more water. 

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Have black blank’s to fit on the holes in the chassis legs 

Clean and sand the servo, master clylinder 

So Befor and after photos 

Plant the parts ,turn out okay 

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The roof on the manta is not in great condition ( not that bad ,but you know how is go’s) 

l have 4 choices 

1/ sand down the roof and repair ( unknown condition under the body filler)

replace the head lining 

2/ Dig out the body filler and get the sun roof working again.?

3/ Fit a Clio sun roof this will get rid of the body filler ect

4/ Leave it alone and live with if ( for a few years at least)

 

 

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2 hours ago, 1200bandit said:

The roof on the manta is not in great condition ( not that bad ,but you know how is go’s) 

l have 4 choices 

1/ sand down the roof and repair ( unknown condition under the body filler)

replace the head lining 

2/ Dig out the body filler and get the sun roof working again.?

3/ Fit a Clio sun roof this will get rid of the body filler ect

4/ Leave it alone and live with if ( for a few years at least)

 

 

Focus on the other stuff imo, leave it until it definitely needs doing mate

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Today got stuck in as it been on axal stand’s for to long 

Got the inner wing prepare for paint, was not a 5 minute job as the was a lot of gunk on the chassis leg.

Got it in paint looks ok ( not the best but ok)

Replaced the brake pipe,refitted the servo,master clylinder ,

Bleed the brake’s,reroute the wiring back to where it should be

Back on 4 wheels,engine starts and runs spot on

Got to do a bit in the O/S front floor has been welded but not finished so got to tidy it up and seal

But a good day today 

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Today sorted the paint on the rear bumper out 

Not a best result, but looks okay 

Fitted it the manta,all 3 number plate lights working 

it’s a nice fit as well , 

When stand back it looks really good, l think if it was 100% perfect it whoud look out of place it’s a 34 years old Manta 

Put the first coat of paint on the front bumper ( got a blob of paint of the gun ) Nice big run from the blob going t let it go hard then cut the blob out then rub it down 

The front wing is back on 

Good progress this weekend, looking after the granddaughter for the next 3 days then back to work 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, 1200bandit said:

Today sorted the paint on the rear bumper out 

Not a best result, but looks okay 

Fitted it the manta,all 3 number plate lights working 

it’s a nice fit as well , 

When stand back it looks really good, l think if it was 100% perfect it whoud look out of place it’s a 34 years old Manta 

Put the first coat of paint on the front bumper ( got a blob of paint of the gun ) Nice big run from the blob going t let it go hard then cut the blob out then rub it down 

The front wing is back on 

Good progress this weekend, looking after the granddaughter for the next 3 days then back to work 

They was never 100% from factory, or the panel gaps for that matter 

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5 hours ago, 1200bandit said:

What is modellers copper tube

Sorry it’s actually brass. It just comes in small diameter that can be heated and then bent/manipulated & soldered. would allow you to fabricate something.

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Having a rethink on the f##cing hatefully headlight adjustment holder 

The problem is getting the adjusted secured to the headlights and the body but they have to adjust 

Got to try this ( have done a little Monck up with bits l found in the garage)

brake pipe flatten then rapped around the head brackets,solder a 6 mm copper pipe to the brake pipe (put some play-doe around the bottom of 6 mm pipe) 

Will tap out a 7 mm into the 6 mm pipe before soldering on the brake pipe 

Fit 7 mm rod onto brackets, the springs l have fit very nicely on the 6 mm pipe

Hopefully this will work as l have already ordered the bits 

Some photos of the Monck up (the bolt is a 7 mm which will not get used )

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On 20/08/2022 at 08:25, 1200bandit said:

That’s choice number 4 ,

if l come across a Clio sunroof l May get it as a option to do 

We have a clio sunroof in our storage stuff if needed 

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How much are looking at for the sunroof 

 

1 hour ago, ®evo03 said:

Once set, they shouldn't need moved, if this helps. 

You are getting there..... And adjuster for square light🤔

This is the most positive l am about the adjustment mechanism 

It all depends if l can secure the 6 mm pipe to the brake pipe 

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59 minutes ago, 1200bandit said:

How much are looking at for the sunroof 

 

This is the most positive l am about the adjustment mechanism 

It all depends if l can secure the 6 mm pipe to the brake pipe 

I'll check with my brother and let you know he knows how much we paid I can't remember. We bought it a while ago but didn't end up needing it. 

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Had a few hours today,

Got the o/ s front floor under sealed 

Looks so much better when is finished of 

The rear window fixture onto the glass insecure 

Remvoed the window,found sticky tape holding the window fixture 

This is what l coming across,things not done correctly 

Glued the fixtures onto the glass,will let it cure for a few days 

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Have painted the bar behind the front bumper 

The drives seat base 

Lub the seat runes,which now work smoothly 

Will not see when fitted but l know it’s done 

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