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 Post subject: Re: My 1973 Opel Manta
 Post Posted: 23 Nov 2014, 13:12 
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 Post subject: Re: My 1973 Opel Manta
 Post Posted: 12 Jun 2017, 12:33 
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Its now many years later since my last post. The Silver Manta rusted up real bad in the Cape Town weather whilst it stood for years in the open rain. It was chopped up in August 2016.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1973 Opel Manta
 Post Posted: 12 Jun 2017, 12:58 
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Its now many years later since my last post. The Silver Manta rusted up real bad in the Cape Town weather whilst it stood for years in the open rain. It was chopped up in August 2016.


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 Post subject: Re: My 1973 Opel Manta
 Post Posted: 13 Jun 2017, 16:13 
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Rusted beyond repair


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 Post subject: Re: My 1973 Opel Manta
 Post Posted: 13 Jun 2017, 20:46 
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So anyways, it was time to rebuild the manta which was kept in storage for many years. The silver cars mechanicals were destined to be transferred for a long time.


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 Post subject: Re: My 1973 Opel Manta
 Post Posted: 14 Jun 2017, 08:05 
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Nice! All the best with the rebuild

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 Post subject: Re: My 1973 Opel Manta
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Nice, atleast all is not lost.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1973 Opel Manta
 Post Posted: 14 Jun 2017, 16:30 
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Installation of Windows and Dashboard. 1st fuel fill up after rebuild.


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Priming the body, stripping and spraying


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 Post subject: Re: My 1973 Opel Manta
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Fittted 8j Mags this past weekend and some new tyres :)


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There's still lots to do to finish this project

1. Deep polishing of paint work;
2. Complete Re-upholstery;
3. Dashboard repairs;
4. Sound System; and lastly
5. Installation of Chevy 350 v8 and auto gearbox to bring it back to an Opel/Chevy Drivechain

Will post more we progress.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1973 Opel Manta
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Nice & quick progress

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 Post subject: Re: My 1973 Opel Manta
 Post Posted: 15 Jun 2017, 08:15 
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tafseer wrote:
There's still lots to do to finish this project

1. Deep polishing of paint work;
2. Complete Re-upholstery;
3. Dashboard repairs;
4. Sound System; and lastly
5. Installation of Chevy 350 v8 and auto gearbox to bring it back to an Opel/Chevy Drivechain

Will post more we progress.


Looks good already and I am sure with all those things, it is going to be an amazing car.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1973 Opel Manta
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i am jealous!!!

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 Post subject: Re: My 1973 Opel Manta
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Nice & quick progress

x 2

Looks mean

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