Guest Posted July 22, 2006 Share Posted July 22, 2006 Well thought i would get in on this project section action. Some changes will be made in the next month or so and i'll update as i go along. I took her for an MOT at my friends garage and she failed on one rear brake, both rear seatbelts and indicator stalk. Got them sorted and she now has a one of these new electronic printed MOT certificates things!! WOOHOO!  Thought i would take some pictures of her current state, she not to bad, bit battered but all in one piece! The rest of the pictures I took are on my photobucket account, here is the link http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/Ar ... scona%20B/ I took some under body shots as well… I’ve got some questions for you manta/ascona owners if you don’t mind... Does your filler flap sit flush? Mine sticks out by about 5mm and i can't see how i would be able to fix it. Maybe i can take it off and bend the metal spring/strap thing back so its under more strain when closed thus keeping it flush with the car? Have any of your doors dropped? my drivers door drops a bit when its open and catches on the B pillar when closing. I can't see any way of adjusting it at all, could anyone advise me how i could do it? Apart from that shes runs well apart from a slightly high tick over when in not in gear but im not too concerned about that really. Underneath sees mint, no rot at all so its just the outside that needs some attention. She was owned by an old girl and i think her eyesight was not so great. Bumps and scraps all over her. The only plans i have for her is to fit some exip wheels i've got lying about to her, get her lowered and fit the XE. After this i'll drive her till winter then probably take her off the road for some cosmetics. The only problem is finding some parts. I've put a list up below of what she'll need. 4 chrome arch trims. all of the bump strips chrome strips that run down the sills front and rear chrome bumpers a complete 1 key fits all lock set If i can't find the bits i need in time then i'll probably smooth her down and not refit the bump strips, maybe de-chrome her and fit the plastic later spec bumpers?!? Still not sure if this would look cool or not, i really would like to keep the outside as GM intended her to be but i think im going to have trouble finding the parts. Hope you approve, shes a cracker and i can't wait till i start driving her!  Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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