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    Jason Honey

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  1. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    Cheers guys. The metal finishers are at www.bryonymetaltreatments.mfbiz.com based here in Bristol. I had 2 tubs worth of bits done, including the above for £50.00 which i thought was a bargain. Took them 2 months so next time i'll get bits to them once the car is stipped as they are very busy.
  2. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    Ok, i've been busy on the car over the last couple of weeks. I got the front calipers back from Big Red, new goodridge brake hoses all round. I went for the retro looking ones(matt black). Excuse the dust! Brake system fully bled and working, new rear drums etc and front discs also master cylinder. Once i had fitted the engine block and gearbox back in to the car i then started to prep the body for paint. Firstly a 2k primer This was flatted using 600grit wet and dry. Then remasked ready for the top coat, i also masked the garage walls etc. I left it a couple of days to harden as no baking facility here and then flat and polished the panels I could then start to fit some body trim once i had painted the rear 1/4 window and top of door aperature in satin black I had loads of bits back from the metal finishers this week so have been able to start fitting the car back up Dash is back in now along with drip rail mouldings and door rubbers, next step is to rebuild the engine and try and get her running. Once this is achieved i will then prep and paint the other panels.
  3. Back up again, this time at £2895.00 buy it now or best offer
  4. Recommendations for spot weld drill

    Ian, Go with 8mm cobalt spot weld drills, you will need a few if your drilling most of the welds needed, on Ebay i bought a pack of 10 for around £22.00.
  5. Coupe rust repair help and advice required

    Nice to see another keen to take on a rusty project! My project might help here Restoration of D91 MOP. There are 3 sections to be welded here before the outer cill goes on, inner cill, section coming down from the rear floor area and also section at the bottom of the b post. Bit hard to explain so pic's better. If i remember right James (stradacab) had a build thread for Project J, he detailed this section in pictures very clear and in detail try looking there as well. Good Luck
  6. Living up to my username

    Love the engine, did you or do you work for Vauxhall? Back in the day when i did these panels were thrown out as couldn't sell them years after the Manta, if only the crystal ball was working back then.
  7. Just noticed it back up for sale! On Ebay
  8. Handbrake lever+ Windscreen

    As title really anyone got a spare handbrake handle/lever. The threaded bar snapped off when i was dismantiling my car, needs to be clean no marks please. Also will be after a front screen and if poss front and rear screen rubber but as above all must be in really good condition. This is for my 1986 GTE coupe i think it has a green tint, hopefully someone can confirm as screen in my lockup and not to hand to check. Thanks
  9. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    Not really Dave, just cracking on when i can. Nice to be finished for the summer though
  10. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    I didn't have the correct size tube to hand so i bent some metal around the correct size washer which would form the hole for the grommet, welded these together then trimmed the metal until i was happy with the angle and then welded it in place. I have removed the foam from the sunroof/roof which tends to get wet and partially cause the rot, so hopefully this will help. I had to think about the drain pipes as i thought you were on about the rears which go through grommets in the floor, of course the fronts i will look at that though as sound like a good idea. Thanks for the heads up!
  11. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    Thanks again for the comments guys, Main thing is to make sure everything is as clean as can be, after using mig for the weld i grind first (making sure it doesn't get to hot) before finishing with 80 grit flap disc. This will leave a nice smooth finish, it then takes filler to finish off to a complete smooth finish before primer, then fine stopper, flatting this before priming again. I did brace the front of the car before removing a chassis leg and to make sure everything is square, this can take time but must be done to avoid any issues later with panels etc not fitting correctly. this car was exceptionally bad as both legs were gone so this made the front that much weaker. I do clean the metal to a nice smooth finish before welding, its just something i have always done. Yes i did shape the bonnet release hole as close as i could, i think there is a picture of this earlier in the build.
  12. Great find, i've had a few of these in my time.
  13. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    Axles all painted up now and both put back into car. Always fun trying not to scratch the paint! New springs and shocks all round and super pro bushes. Just ordered brake and fuel lines so can get on with that next week, before they turn up i'll try and work out all the bits i have in a couple of boxes to see whats missing and also work out what goes where.
  14. Manta b Chassis leg replacement parts

    Eckhard is a guy in Germany that makes the replacement legs, i think he supplies Dr manta. If you want to see exactly what you get and length etc look at my build thread - Full Restoration of D91 MOP. Not cheap but great quality, inner and outers for both sides were around 450 euros plus postage.
  15. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    That reminds me Dave, must make those V8 engine mounts!