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Snowy last won the day on July 4 2018

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About Snowy

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  • Birthday 08/08/1979

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  1. Wow and you think I wouldn't have noticed this. So they noy only made the door opening wider. They made both sides the same and lengthened both doors by the same amount. While cutting and shutting they made the fuel filler a different size. Also the coupe boot lid from my old 1800 doesn't fit. I suppose they changed that at the same time. This forum really goes dark quickly doesn't it. This car had only ever had a patch to the rear of each sill. Even the original chassis rails I fitted required work to the flanges as none of them aligned around the bulkhead. I put it down to being an ascona rail but everyone I've spoken to says they are the same.
  2. The door lines up perfectly everywhere except the bottom. It lines up with the wing but the gradually comes out at the rear quarter
  3. I bought my sills from retro power. They've fitted other mantas fine. I have the gaps exactly as I want them now. The very front is a little off but it was like that before and is like that on the drivers side. The only way I will get the door bottom right at the back is to slit the frame and weld it back up. The front wing to door gap is perfect. The swage lines are perfect but the rear lower part of the door just sticks out a little.
  4. No idea. I've even had to extend the replacement sills by cutting sections out of some old ones I had where I only used the rear section. I couldn't understand why they just didn't fit until I remembered the doors are longer and then it hit me that the door opening must be longer to. I am having a hard time with this car.
  5. It's not very helpful to be honest. Parts you think are going to fit just don't. One other oddity is the fuel filler flap is a slightly different size than standard.
  6. The car is very unique. It is quite an early car. I bought replacement doors and when I fitted one it was about 10mm to short. I tried some other doors I had and they were also to short. When measured the original doors really are longer than all the others I have.
  7. It doesn't help that my car has longer doors than standard so I can't just change them.
  8. Snowy

    New swan neck

    Can that be standard with the L and R? I have a brand new set of upper wishbones bought a long time ago from billing and they aren't marked L or R
  9. It is the trim that follows the roof gutter over the door and rear side window. Also thre trim that sits on the rear quarter below the rear side window. On the older cars it's silver and the newer cars it's black. I don't care which it is as long as it's good.
  10. Does anyone have a contact for Kev as I'd love that burnt orange interior Thanks
  11. Thanks guys. But unusually for once I'd prefer a hatch. Thanks
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