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bris jas

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  1. Back up again, this time at £2895.00 buy it now or best offer
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Just noticed it back up for sale! On Ebay
  7. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    I have been meaning to start this thread sometime ago but never got around to it. So here goe's! Bought the car in March this year from one of the guys on here. I didn't see it before purchase but was given a good description so i took a chance. Pretty much as expected apart from a few (as always) sections that hide away under carpets and behind wings etc. Its a 1986 GTE, 3 owners from new, 98k genuine miles. I managed to track down the 2nd owner who had the car from 1988 until earlier this year when it first changed hands. He had it on his drive way since its last MOT in 2005, nice chap and luckily had all MOT's from 1989 until 2005 and believe it all not they were all done at the same garage D&R Services, Arley. I was really after a coupe to convert to a 400r but when this one turned up it was so original i couldn't do it so i am restoring to original. Even the spare wheel was still new and unused! Every clip was in place etc etc. First job was to completely strip the car and put it on a spit You know when the chasis is shot when you jack up the car and the jack goes up but the car doesn't move! I can go on showing lots of pic's of rust but i guess we've all seen rust although maybe not as bad as this one? So first job was to replace both chassis legs, making sure the car was secure and supported. I won't explain the process of welding up the the legs as there are a couple of links on the forum to show this. I got them from Eckhard in Germany, quality is second to none and highly recommend his Chassis legs. More to follow as seem to of run out of space?
  8. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    Not really Dave, just cracking on when i can. Nice to be finished for the summer though
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. Great find, i've had a few of these in my time.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    That reminds me Dave, must make those V8 engine mounts!
  15. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    Luckily i have a large shed for all the bits! So much nicer working in space with some light, back in the day i'd be climbing under the cars kicking parts and stuff as i went. Front and back panels in primer now and also the boot preped and painted in matt black. Took me a few hours to get the sound deadening in and looking nice, the pads were cold so kept cracking. Bit of heat and patients, happy with the results. All the sections needed are painted now to allow me to start thinking about fitting the axle, front suspension etc back in. I started to prep the axle and bits today using a wire wheel in my grinder, blimey suprising the amount of crap that comes off these bits, i was covered! I had most of the front axle and trailing arms etc powered coated. Hopefully gets these painted over the next few days
  16. 87 exclusive coupe

    If these are around at that money i'll buy 10 please! Nice lookings Mantas there, always loved the white with those black wheels
  17. 87 exclusive coupe

    Probably a daft question but would it state exclusive on the log book? Also the rear bumper i guess was an optional extra or fitted after the car was first registered. Apart from the obvious are there any other bits of trim or mechanicals fitted only to exclusives from the factory?
  18. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    Thanks for the kind praise guys. The reason i went for repairing the roof as i think i may of mentioned earlier, is i want the car to stay as oringinal as possible apart from maybe a couple of tweeks to the suspension to improve the ride, and maybe a new set of wheels at the end although the originals will be refurbed and kept with the car. Ok so finished the roof and now in primer Onto next major stage, taking it off the spit and onto axle stands, i padded these with carpet as i don't want the fresh under side paint getting marked I can now get the front and rear panels prepped and in primer, then onto the inside of the boot area to make good after repair works and get painted back into matt black.
  19. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    Blimey can't believe i haven't updated this thread since October, where does the time go! Ok so onto the roof . firstly i removed the paint so i could have a good look at the rusted areas, both sides were rotten but only a few spots across the rear of the aperture. I went about cutting out both sides and carefully weld in new sections i decided to drill out the few rust spots across the back and carefully again plug the holes all the time being carefull not to produce to much heat. I managed to dig out the foam/sealer between the roof and cross member and treat with hydrate 80. Now all the corrosion on the car is gone i decided to get the underneath finished before i start on the preperation of the panels to primer. So i decided to use Upol Raptor tintable but firstly sprayed a layer of Upol stonechip, this way i could thin slightly the Raptor to get a more even coat The sections i masked up will be as standard primed and top coat hence why the engine bay/bulk head wasn't coated etc. The engine bay was prepared and painted in 2k, then it was on to preparing both the rear 1/4's, cills and front panel outer sections so i could get these primed Forgot to mention i painted the floor aswell the complete front and rear panels will be prepared and primed once the car is off the spit. Next i will prepare and prime the roof and sort a few bits in side the boot area before dropping the car off the spit.
  20. Great morning out there guys, hopefully if we do it again there will be some more classics but lots of aircraft to see so all good anyway! Great pic's by the way Dave
  21. Classic Motor Show 2017

    Stand looks great, i'll pop over for a chat later!
  22. That is one stunning manta! Did they ever make RHD versions from the factory or were those that are now, converted by dealers?
  23. A-series front spoiler fitment

    One on ebay for sale, may help you get one cheaper, i don't know what their worth! eBay item number: 332443369962
  24. Could be of interest eBay item number: 162736372233
  25. White Coupe

    Currently on 60K! These pop up quite a lot on ebay, 1 person using other adverts to attract interest. Only contact via personal email or phone number. Normally some sort of scam so be carefull!