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The General

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    Cheltenham
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    Really... !! Do you need to ask ;-)
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    Bill Lightstone
  1. Manta GT/E (Exclusive spec)

    Well Off she goes to the body shop! Lets see what happens in about 3 weeks! I'm quite liking the borrowed set of BMW wheels actually!
  2. Manta GT/E (Exclusive spec)

    Repairs and respray about 2 - 3 weeks. I'm paying extra to get a full respray done. He's going to attack a few bodywork issues to make her like new again. She will then get shipped back to mine and I will reassemble the underbonnet and reinstall the interior, rear lighting and bumper. That will take about 2 - 3 Days. I've removed everything on the front end that would compromise the respray, including unthreading the loom from the front end back to the bulkhead . I've removed all the numberplate lights out of the bumper and unthreaded the loom from the rear panel etc. It's like last year all over again!
  3. Manta GT/E (Exclusive spec)

    A Little update for you all. The car goes in for repairs on the 6th July. The body shop I'm using is run by a friend of mine and he is well into his cars of the 80's and early 90's. I will upload a few pictures tomorrow of the car. I have stripped out most of the under bonnet (again)! so it doesn't make re-spraying a nightmare, and he has promised me that he will mask up all my work so my underside and engine bay wont get covered in overspray! The project now is removing all the Interior, as I don't want crud all over my nice Chicago Grey seats, door cards and carpets!
  4. Jealous Much. I want one.... OK one of each Ascona & Manta!
  5. Mike's Manta.

    That looks like a good result.
  6. Mike's Manta.

    Looking the Mutts nuts matey
  7. Hella Plastic light clips

    Does anybody have any of these spare? I Have lost three in the car accident. Or does anyone know of a new source for them?
  8. I have a set of Irmsher quad lamp surrounds coming but they have no adjusters or lamp mounts. I am looking for Irmsher quad headlamps and adjusters for the N/S. I have sourced the O/S adjusters and lamp mounts. If you just have the irmsher N/S or O/S headlamp holders and adjusters (I'm sure they would be the same swapped over) with or without the headlamps or surround I am still interested as I can get the headlamps separately. If you have a set of irmsher O/S and N/S lamp holders and adjusters and don't want to sell them separately, I'm still interested! If you have a complete N/S or O/S Irmsher quad headlamp unit with headlamps and surround, I am interested. as I'm sure I can strip the adjusters and lamp holders from it. Thank you
  9. Front end parts for "The General"

    N/S wing sourced
  10. Front end parts for "The General"

    Front bumper and bar and brackets sourced now.
  11. 20mm ATE Master cylinder seal kit.

    Good luck trying to get one of these mate. I tried to buy a new one and found that we have no UK importer for ATE. I had to ring ATE France and I found that ATE stopped producing seal kits for their master cylinders as they said it has safety implications. In the end I had to sit and wait and a new old stock one came up on Ebay.
  12. Manta GT/E (Exclusive spec)

    Cheers Herman, I will get her going again
  13. Manta GT/E (Exclusive spec)

    I know David. Its the sort of thing you read about! 450 miles then wham! Thanks for the advice. I have a classic car policy from Footman James. I have never had to use their services before so I'm uncertain about the quality of the service they give as yet, but I will keep you all posted as I'm sure recommendations are important. I hope they dont write it off that's all. I have a friend who manages a body shop in Cheltenham and he has had a brief look. They are a used to dealing with classics and older vehicles and my friend has told me that they have even fabricated stuff before for old cars when panels haven't been available. My friend owns a marcos mantis and he is even more fussy than me when it comes to finish and I'm bloody fussy! It's just a pain in the arse I don' want .
  14. Front end parts for "The General"

    Cheers David. Both quads as these are reproduction units and no two repros were the same so i would rather have a set. They just need to be either hella or Bosch with good adjusters / internal chrome and no misting. A good n/s wing would be good, I've seen one on ebay, but dont have the cash to buy it at the moment so if I can reserve stuff initially that would be better. Just give me a price for each bit so I can give it to the insurance company. I don't know how this works realy. At the moment I'm just trying to source the stuff required.
  15. Manta GT/E (Exclusive spec)

    Hi Snowy. The front crossmember (where the horn is bolted to) is straight. No kinks or ripples. Chassis legs look straight and I have put a ruler on them and no kinks. Im only going to do a document with what I can see and make sure that anything I notice is corrected as well as what the body shop find. I think the whole thing flexed. The bonnet lines up at the front but is about 5mm out on the back, but I think it has moved on the hinges. It is just getting all the bits im worried about really. The most difficult I see is the little strip of alloy that runs just above the bumper. Mine was unmarked not a ripple in it. It now resembles a 4ft boomerang with knots in!
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