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    88 Manta V8, 86 GTE Coupe, 76 Coupe, 83 Coupe
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    Jason Honey

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  1. Back up again at £3250.00 Buy it now. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-manta-400r-track-car-turbo-project-unfinished-restoration/264434873096?hash=item3d918bf308:g:wZ0AAOSwjrZdSbcH
  2. Just heads up this sold at Anglia auctions in July for £1020.00 and was described as a non runner. Be interesting to see what it makes on Ebay.
  3. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-Ascona-2-0-Gte-1977-Unique-Stunning-condition/273963531502?hash=item3fc97fbcee:g:x70AAOSwCg9dUF0W
  4. Welcome a long Nick, as the guys mentioned above you can get so much help from the club once you've joined. Looking forward to seeing the build! Get some pic's up when you can.
  5. The top links came with the rose joints, Ebay.
  6. As the bottom of the car is finished and the rear axle installed i then started on the front, again it was fully powdered coated and new or treated bolts used. New bushes and steering gaitors. The springs are 40mm lowered, i have fitted these before and have liked the stance of the car. Just a heads up on the rear axle, if you ever get one powdered coated and blasted make sure you removed the crown and pinion and ball bearing races, i removed the half shafts and axle cover then masked all open sections, the guy who blasted it then masked again just to make sure. When i got it back the the crown and pinion were very hard to turn, i washed out the axle but it just got worst and wouldn't turn, nightmare! I stripped it right down and found all the bearings full of the fine blasting material, took me half a day and 6 cans of SAS spray to clean out the bearings, all back in now and turning freely. So onto the doors, the n/s just needed a small plate and forgot to take a pic of that. O/s door was shot along the bottom, i did see a few doors for sale but all were around £100 and needed small bits of repair. So decided to fix mine, it fitted so well on the hinges and the gaps were good so worth trying to keep it. First i got hold of a donour door, only one i could get was a n/s, removed the lower frame, o/s and n/s lower inner frames are very similiar apart from the front and rear sections where they curve up around the corners With lower frame removed New lower frame istalled and outer skin cut back to solid metal, this is where the fun begins. So i had to make my own lower door skin with retun flange. Above is a piece of metal i removed from the donor door, 10mm bigger top and bottom, the 10mm at the bottom will be the returned flange and 10mm at the top will stepped as below. I then clamped the metal to an old spirit level and carefully planished the bottom lip around to make the start of the flange Once done checked the measuremants against the door and welded it in place Welding about an inch at a time to stop any heat distortion, i would also after 10 welds planish the area using hammer and dolly just to help keep the panel straight, anyway all went to plan and came out a treat. I then planished the bottom flange around the bottom of the frame and added welds about 6" apart. Then put the door back on and kept my fingers crossed🤞 Couple of raised areas to address but looks great and gaps spot on! I have a few more pic's of the door on the car but ran out of MB's space and can't seem to add any more even if i do a new reply! Anyway panels all finished now, just refitted the boot and all fit well, next job it onto fitting the bodykit. Never done one before buy quite looking forward to it! Yes i seam welded them all around and also the small cap on the top, my track manta has the same set up but the tops are connected to a cage, never had any issues with that and the project car will never get anywhere near the stress that the track one does. When you say Rods?
  7. I haven't fitted any seats in as yet, car is long way off from being finished, the small raised sections shouldn't cause an issue though. Here are some pic's of the rear axle, fresh back from being powdered coated I'm using adjustable top links for ease of setting up, all new bushes installed ready to fit back into the car. All fitted back in with new or treated bolts/nuts etc. Coilovers installed, this may need a shorter spring but i'll wait until car is on the ground with wheels before i play around with that. I made my own adjustable panard rod, i used the fixing from the manta axle onto the volvo which was pretty straight forward, this way both ends are manta bushes, just makes life easier. Hope the pictures help!
  8. Not everyones cup of tea but could be a great base to start with! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/classic-car/233304722347?hash=item36520b8bab:g:KmQAAOSwIehdRdkA
  9. Great to hear the under side is pretty solid, thought that might of been the case with how good the arches looked etc. Good luck with the build
  10. No i don't mate, give me a call when your ready and i can talk you through how i did mine.
  11. I didn't as long way from me as well, i don't think you paid to much for it either as non sunroof shell and earlier metal you may be ok, and like you said you've always wanted one in this colour scheme. Looking at the pictures you may be lucky and find most of the issues on the top but of course there will be the usual underneath but hopefully no to bad, both rear arches look good! Looking forward to seeing the pic's when you get it home. Good luck!
  12. Well done on your purchase, i did have a bid on it but you won well done! Did you go and see the car?
  13. Hi Mick,

    Do you by any chance know the chap selling this, i have contacting him through ebay but no joy so far?



    1. Mickfrad


      No I don’t sorry he was an active member on the omoc but not recently. Probably well known to a few people in the club 

  14. Andy, your car looked great the weekend. Paint job is spot on and i was very impressed with the sunroof. Well done for getting it done in time for Sywell, i may of put a cheeky vote on it😉
  15. Wayne, i'm guessing you mean 2k? Its paint which you add a hardener to and if needed small amount of thinners, the paint supplier can explain all this to you. You can spray it at home but you will need a air fed mask or a mask that is recommended for this type of paint as the hardener can be harmfull to your health, make sure you have good ventalation in your garage. The end result will give you a shinnier finish than cellulose, it will air dry in the current temperatures but will take a couple of days and even more to harden properly. Better long term as well.
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