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53 minutes ago, paulmanta said:

Depends on the type of lens used. 

 

I replace all of mine with new hella 1L300 2850-06 units. I put 4 in, so you get 4 sidelights as it looks better, I wire up the dip as outside and main as inside but use a front fog lamp switch to have the outer mains come on if I want. 

Simple stainless threaded bar and little hooks put on the end made from the stainless inserts you get in windscreen wipers along with new stainless compression type springs hold them in. 

 

You can use the original plastic nuts to adjust if you use the right threaded bar. 

Apologies if you already have posted one but any chance of a picture of the threaded bar setup if you get chance.

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16 minutes ago, TheRealExile said:

Apologies if you already have posted one but any chance of a picture of the threaded bar setup if you get chance.

Whoud like to see that as well give me a direction to go in

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1 hour ago, 1200bandit said:

The headlights are bounded in .

Will have to remove the lights and make my own ones 

 

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Yeah, someone stood and held them into the right position whilst they set 🙈 

it's M6 stud and Dremmel the hook in to fit the brackets on the lamp unit

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34 minutes ago, Jessopia74 said:

Yeah, someone stood and held them into the right position whilst they set 🙈 

it's M6 stud and Dremmel the hook in to fit the brackets on the lamp unit

Was told about the headlights so it whoud pass a MOT . I  knew that needed work,but it’s not major work but a lot of small stuff that adds up ,The Manta Will not be back on the road until spring so no rush and an going to enjoy doing the bits and bobs

The inner wing did have fibreglass on them so when removed the alarm the inner wing were the alarm was fitted fell to bits 

Removed the fibreglass expecting the worst not that bad at all. Some welding required but a lot better than l thought . Was a bit dubious about posting the inner wing.

Got some carpet ( from eBay,have used before and not bad) so going to the boot over the next couple of days ( Looking after the granddaughter) 

 

 

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Bonding the headlamps is a bit of a poor idea, they get hot and the glue may fail but the bigger issue is its not possible to adjust them at all. 

 

I worked as a testers assistant and those would have failed, the beam testing machines are proper accurate and all have to match, it's simply not possible to calibrate bonded lamps. 

 

I will pop a pic up of the home made adjusters when I get 5 mins. 

 

 

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Thanks Evo 

Had a look on here and found some photos,information 

will order some stud rod.springs and have a go next mouth 

Got the central locking kit today 

Will fit that in the next coupe of mouths

Did fit a central locking kit to the red manta and worked rellywell

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A. It more done 

Remove the headlights from the headlight body 

Clean the lights and body,will need a repaint 

Cut and glued the carpet into the boot area,looking very good 
Going to have a gray boot carpet, Will get a Kadjar rubber boot mat and see if l can cut and fit into the boot,then glue the gray carpet to it.

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Did a bit more today.

The T piece did start to leak , had to remove it a redo it . Run engine hot looking okay no leaks 

Fitted the clear indicator leans today.Looking well 

Got some Clio steel wheels 16 inch checked to see if they fit 

They fit and look well .

Dont know if l will use them yet. Will have to find out what size tyres that will be the same size  as a standard tyres 

Made a repair panel for the inner wing .It fits very well.the welding looks like dog shit. But it fits well 

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Did a bit more today.

The T piece did start to leak , had to remove it a redo it . Run engine hot looking okay no leaks 

Fitted the clear indicator leans today.Looking well 

Got some Clio steel wheels 16 inch checked to see if they fit 

They fit and look well .

Dont know if l will use them yet. Will have to find out what size tyres that will be the same size  as a standard tyres 

Made a repair panel for the inner wing .It fits very well.the welding looks like dog shit. But it fits well 

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I just thought l check before painting them Monaco Blue 

Just to figure out what size tyres to fit so it’s the same diameter so the speedo reading is the same as 14 inch rims 

The jacking points are solid 

 

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Only had time to a bit on the manta 

Cut out all rot from the n/s inner wing 

The is nice shiny metal in there 

Just go to make plates them got it welded,and painted 

Befor and after photos 

 

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That's 15mins with MIG mate. Best way to go it so you don't end up with slugs or blow through is chain spot welds, takes a bit longer, but easier to get a good result without any worry of buckling.

Gas welding is great for adding metal into rust 😎 not done any for 25years! (Excluding a bit of brazing ).

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Used to love welding,the local body shop set up the body panels, then after work l go in a weld the panels in to place ( oxide, acc ) .That was back in the day when l worked until 10/11 o’clock at night. Used to buy and sale many Capris, cortina ,escorts ,vivas .

Made a lot of money but no time to spend it so give up on it

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11 minutes ago, 1200bandit said:

Used to love welding,the local body shop set up the body panels, then after work l go in a weld the panels in to place ( oxide, acc ) .That was back in the day when l worked until 10/11 o’clock at night. Used to buy and sale many Capris, cortina ,escorts ,vivas .

Made a lot of money but no time to spend it so give up on it

Get a pack for home? Although don't think I woukd fancy storing it in my home garage, never mind what the insurance would think 😬

TBH we don't even have it down the Commercial garage as it's a bit of nightmare for insurance and the college (apprentice ).  
But I miss not having it to hand for sure!

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Did a little bit today

l started to fit the central locking kit. Worked out where the motor will fit 

Not hitting the window going or down.Did a quick test working as it should 

The short video shows it working,will need slight adjustment 

But the sun is out and beer to drink 

Checked the door for rot . Not rot or even rust inside the door,

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