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bris jas

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  1. 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
  2. Classic Motor Show 2017

    Stand looks great, i'll pop over for a chat later!
  3. That is one stunning manta! Did they ever make RHD versions from the factory or were those that are now, converted by dealers?
  4. 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
  5. Could be of interest eBay item number: 162736372233
  6. 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!
  7. //www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-manta-b-turbo-350-bhp-plus-drift-car-not-ford-escort/263281499854?hash=item3d4cccdece:g:gXAAAOSwdjdZ8bNL
  8. As you said they do look rather good, how much would you think it cost to get these trimmed in leather?
  9. 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?
  10. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    Terry i'm sure we can help with where to cut etc once you post up some pic's, i have the 2 ends of the spit tied together Kev so they won't come apart, i also fitted wheels with brakes on so it can't wonder around. Second car on there with no concerns so far touch wood! So on to the N/S/R Arch. I clamped over the new arch and draw a line around so i could see how much i could remove if needed. As the inner arch was in much better condition than the O/S i managed to drill out a lot of the spot welds around the outer to inner arch. I was then able to cut off the rotten section of arch, i carried out a couple of repairs to the lip of the inner arch so i had good metal to weld to. New arch trimmed to fit and welded in. If you do fit one of these always spot weld (mig) around first in different places or atleast couple of inches apart to stop the panel distorting because the heat from the mig can cause this and could runion a decent job! Next was to sort out a rusty piece to the rear of the 1/4 panel All the rot cut out so i fabricated 2x pieces to make the shape, first the bottom piece that would spot weld to the flange and form the flat bottom and large piece to form the main section, funny old piece this as it curves different was so a little persuasion was needed! Next was the spare wheel well. Firstly i cleaned off all the paint etc to see how much rot there was, then i drilled off the tow eye bracket as this was good. Then removed again all rotten metal. For some reason i didn't take a picture of the hole but you can see in the finished pic how much was removed/replaced And then towing eye welded back on. I had a perfect bonnet from my V8 i am using as that has a 400 bonnet on it, i managed to pick up 2x good wings last week. Both will be taken back to bare metal for examination but should be good. With these good panels i could now to a trail fit of the front end and weld in a new lower front panel I hadn't had to repair any of the boot aperature but a trial fit there just for piece of mind As mentioned in my other thread, next and final rusty job is the roof! TBC
  11. 1987 Manta 1.8S Berlinetta

    Nice work there guys, tell James the goggles are for his eyes not his head . Yep Warners, that garages has changed a few times over the years, currently its Suzuki.
  12. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-Manta-1987-57k-miles-on-new-2-4-injection-engine-/322822217985?hash=item4b29b42101:g:FQsAAOSwU0VZ30aQ
  13. Monaco blue exclusive coupe restoration

    Kevin, can you get a good finish with tinted Rapture? Never used before but seems like great stuff, i read you have to put it on with a underseal gun hence the question.

  15. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    Not sure if you can buy a battery tray for rhd car, i did find one but it was for a left hand drive car so obviously wouldn't fit as on other side of car. If you can get them please let me know for next time. Onto the wing rail next. As other side i over lapped new panel by 10 mm allowing me to weld by sides. Next was the outer light surround Always like to drill out spot welds where possible, makes thing neater. New piece fabricated and welded in As the lower front panel was bent in a few places and a bit rusty i decided to remove it as i managed to buy a new section (ebay). Front corner finished so onto the cill As you can see its pretty bad at the front and back so off it came! As the other side i can now rebuild the 3 sections between the b post and front of the rear arch, this is hidden by the cill but still needs to be strong so i used slightly thicker metal. The section in the front has a bottom lip which will be welded to the outer cill from the bottom. All treated and ready for new cill. I didn't show it but you MUST hang the door back on to make sure all the gaps line up, because once welded your be in big trouble then trying to adjust gaps. TBC
  16. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    Ok so O/S finished with all nice clean solid metal. Onto the N/S! Firstly removed all of the floor that was rotten along with part of the wheel arch section and inner wing Again floor section from RetroPower, it comes a lot larger than the piece i cut down to use so if your floor has gone wider and about 4" longer it would still fit. Just rested in place so i could start fabricating the arch section as i needed to remove it a couple of times to make panels fit better. Making sure all edges were clean and treated i offered up the new inner wing to pillar section again from RetroPower.A few tweaks and it fits spot on. I could then weld the floor in and finish making a section for the inner arch Next its onto the battery tray!
  17. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    I agree they are worth saving and will only increase in value. To be honest though once i stripped this car down and stood back and looked at how rotten it was i had thought no not again! I have 3 other Mantas, but i recently restored a Firenza Droopsnoot 1976, if this Manta is bad that was a basket case but all finished know and as Ian mentioned i do stand back and look at it and admire what i have achieved (full build on DSG forum. Reg KSJ 973P). All you guys that have done these projects know what we mean! So on with the build. Now that the front corner is done i then moved backwards a long the O/S. Complete cill was removed, rear arch and part of the inner and rear floor section Firstly i fabricated a piece to repair the floor section Outer cill is welded on and i had to repair the section of the inner cill behind the b post, there are 3 different sections that meet here so a lot to rebuild. (sorry couldn't find a picture of that which is annoying) The front of the cill that joins the a post has been left at the moment as i need to rebuild this but i need to get hold of a new wing first, hopefully tomorrow. O/S floor now in with new jacking point and all treated again with Hydrate 80, i also drilled the holes for the fuel line On to the rear arch No idea why i didn't take a picture of the arch before i cut it out, although it was as bad as the other side which i will show in this thread. I bought new arches from Tim at TJM great service as always! I had to make a piece to go on the bottom of the suppourt panel that comes down from the rear parcel shelf to the bottom corner of the i/4 panel just behind the arch So much easier with the arch cut out! New arch fitted TBC
  18. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    Thanks, plan is to keep it. Always wanted a nice GTE.
  19. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    Washer bottle section first Little bit of bending and hammering and came up with this Cleaned up the area before i offered it up Couldn't find anymore pic's of that so jump forward to install of the new inner wing to A post section that i bought from Retro Power, a quality part. I had to fabricate a few more areas before moving onto the wing rail. Every area inside and out is treated to Hydrate 80 After lining it up with the wing etc i left it to over lap by 10 mm. I then welded it from both sides, i always tend to do this for extra strength when needed. Onto the outer light surround Cut away all rotten metal and fabricated a new section Just to recap i started this build back in April so don't think i did all this last night!
  20. Monaco blue exclusive coupe restoration

    That shell looks great, fancy a swap
  21. Staggered 16" BBS reps 9"+8"

  22. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    Thanks for the comments guys. Kevin thanks for mentioning this, i have already gone past that point and i did strength the jacking point to the lower point of the pillar as you mentioned, i was surprised they weren't joined at the factory though.
  23. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    Ok so onto the O/S As i didn't show this properly before this is the sections of chassis leg, i have tacked together the outer parts. So again as the other side i removed the leg and part of the floor, as you can see lots more work to do on the inner wing but left this in place for the time being as this will add a little strength to the shell with the leg missing. Ok so leg in and subframe in as well, at least this time i had the other leg to measure against so all square and fitting. Now both legs are in and finished i can remove more of the rotten metal, believe me there is quite a lot to say the least! So now the car is the right way up i decided to concentrate on the O/S, so cill off, inner wing off, wing mount off, washer bottle section gone etc I welded the jacking point in first so as to give a little more strength, remember to change over the jacking eye as the one it comes with is to small and are jacks won't fit(thanks to James for that info). Inner wing section, wing rail and washer bottle section cut out. TBC
  24. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    Yes thats pretty much exactly what i did, with these legs the inner strengthener section is longer than the outer so it allows you to did this. Once in i drilled 3 holes on both sides so i could plug weld through and then seemed welded around the whole of the leg (3 sides).