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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. All the best with the auction, ive just bought one aswell and slowly discoving ive got more chance of stepping in rocking horse poo that geting hold of parts for it, good luck
  4. Many thanks, as soon as i get the parts i need i,ll be making a start on her, spent a few hrs cleaning it out and getting her going, i binned those horrible alloy's that were on it and put some period 6x13 alloy on instead. already looking a lot better. thanks again
  5. 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
  6. I bought it, got it for £1500 in the end, she is surprisingly original, its not a 5 speed as stated, got it going after a bit of work, the rust onit is only surface, in the middle of trying to get panels for it before i start stripping it, i binned those hideous wheel and put a period set on it, when i get started on her ill post some details, cheers
  7. 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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