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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
  12. It's easier than you think. Get two pieces of wood and place the rubber inbetween them. Clamp the three pieces in a vice tightly and drill. I've used wood bits doing this and HSS bits.
  13. I have already been speaking to Carl and if something with MOT doesn't crop up in the next day I will be buying this. I just want something more ready to go if that makes sense.
  14. Wanted a manta hatch or coupe that needs work but is on the road or could be very easily. Thanks
  15. My car is totally stripped of all its trim and I can't find that part in any of the boxes. So if you do need it then i need one too. Hope that helps
  16. I will have a really good look at my cav coupe tomorrow to see if I can find anything like that anywhere
  17. I can't place that. It's not something I've come across. Where did you find it?
  18. Ok so I'm changing my sills on the yellow coupe. I've taken the passenger side off and prepared the new one to go on. The A and B post line up great and so does the bottom of the sill. But the door gap looks terrible. Too high at the end of the door. Checked the other side and it looks the same before I have even cut any of the sill etc away. Now the doors do bow out at the bottom at the end. Does anyone have a decent picture of their doors gaps and also had anyone been able to fix the doors sticking out at the bottom. From memory all mantas I've owned have done this to some extent.
  19. I'm after a set of trim that goes up the door and around the rear side window. Also the part that sits below the rear side windows. Thanks
  20. I had a mk1 cavalier with course splines. The door handles were black with a chrome inlay. I will see if I can find them. The cav has long gone but I'm sure I have the handles.
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