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  1. well to start i should say hello,my mum was a member when she inherited her fathers Manta,ive joined because i have owned the car since 2012. the time has come i fear to let her go,so im just going to put her up here and see what comes of it. gordon.
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  2. I had a dig around and found a few photos showing GS/E axle and special prop.
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  3. I bolted the Manta axle into a jig to ensure the lower spring cups and panhard rod were in the correct place then cut away the axle. I sat the Commodore axle into the Manta cups and welded it into position. I did something similar with the top links, welding new mounts into the Manta floor, retaining the original Commodore centres and reused the anti-roll bar. The bracket that would normally support the front of the torque tube was modified to support a new knuckle and bearing supporting a special prop shaft. The geometry was tricky but I’ve replicated the ride height and got the same suspension travel so I’m happy overall. Threading the over-axle exhaust tubes was also problematic as space is tight.
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  4. to be honest its probably safer and easier just to carry a small scissor jack than the original type
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  5. I purchased the Reprotec hinges as well, one hinge on both rear quarters was off leaving the other original hinge still glued in place by Opel. I like you was terrified to force, heat etc in case of breaking the glass, therefore I’m quite happy to run with one new one on each side and I’ll wait for the originals to drop off then replace with the new chrome ones as and when. After you put in the black plastic B pillar louvres you see very little of the new hinges anyway.
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