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Post  gaz_bass Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:28 am

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Particulary liking the flying Chevvies!
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Post  mcm motorsport Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:31 am

nice shots!!

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Post  newt5550 Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:41 pm

How many pic's affraid Nice to see my mates Manta in them Very Happy

Excellent find Gaz
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Post  gaz_bass Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:35 pm

newt5550 wrote:How many pic's affraid Nice to see my mates Manta in them Very Happy

Excellent find Gaz

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Post  bmd Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:00 pm

great pix gaz, and chris your m8's motor just brings me back to my ol' girl, sold last year after 18 years ownership...

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apologies for shameless hijack lads, couldn't resist, i know you will understand..... Smile
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Post  gaz_bass Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:14 pm

bmd wrote:great pix gaz, and chris your m8's motor just brings me back to my ol' girl, sold last year after 18 years ownership...

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apologies for shameless hijack lads, couldn't resist, i know you will understand..... Smile

OPEL / VAUXHALL HEAVEN BILLY, couldn't be anymore appropriate place for this stunner of a Manta Mate - I will never sell, NEVER!!!
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Post  bmd Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:23 pm

totally understand m8, i really do, but somtimes life throws you a curveball, and even your strongest resolutions have to yield...............anyway, yours is a beaut m8, i'm with you in spirit if nothing else...... Smile
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Post  gaz_bass Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:02 pm

bmd wrote:totally understand m8, i really do, but somtimes life throws you a curveball, and even your strongest resolutions have to yield...............anyway, yours is a beaut m8, i'm with you in spirit if nothing else...... Smile

Everytime I see a white one, I want a white one. When I had a white one I wanted a blue, black or red one - God mate I want one of every colour! I love it mate a Manta is for life and not just for Christmas santa - you did well to keep yours' for 18yrs mate, credit to you as it did look amazing - do you know where she is now?
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Post  mcm motorsport Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:43 pm

lovely motor billy!!
what was with the new reg number? sorry for asking such a silly Q but i have a thing with number plates! Embarassed

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Post  bmd Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:56 pm

aye gaz, i bought her 3 months after getting married, in dec '93; drove her 10 years, stored her for 4 then had a bad smash and was off work for a couple of years........during that time i restored her right down to bare metal.........put her back on hte road last february 2011, advertised her just to see the market, guy from maghera (small town anout 20 miles away) rang and asked for a spin........long story short, he offered a top-book price, i thought, she's never gonna be this mint again, its a good offer, and this guy will cherish and use her so her time has come..............done deal!! Smile

paul, had my bmd plate on her when she was on the road, but changed it onto my new daily ride when the manta went off-road (so-to-speak lol!!)....new plate assigned at that time by dva, was planning to get a 200 or 400 plate or B20 EXC (Manta B 2.O l Exclusive) which was available at the time, but never had her long enough back on the road...apparently she's been seen at shows etc so is still going well....

cheers for comments guys, miss her sometimes but like many on here, i had a couple of personal issues going on at the time and would not have had the time/money/inclination required to keep these old beauties on the road.....

sorry again for the hijack gaz... Smile
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Post  bmd Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:58 pm

ps, my first official 'decal-job'..putting the red vinyl stickers on the 1:1 manta!!! now look at me!! affraid cheers
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Post  gaz_bass Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:08 pm

bmd wrote:ps, my first official 'decal-job'..putting the red vinyl stickers on the 1:1 manta!!! now look at me!! affraid cheers

Yeah done that myself - really scary as a first timer on the 1:1 scale - I had plenty of 1:43 practice so I did OK but was a little nervy!
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Post  bmd Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:15 pm

i had several debates with 'experts ' on the manta owners club forums about the rear bootlid decals...nearly everyone puts theirs on with the gte on the n/s...not until i sent them pix of original exclusives did they realise that they has theirs on the wrong way round.... i know it prob doesn't make sense but thats how it came from new.....
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Post  gaz_bass Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:33 pm

bmd wrote:i had several debates with 'experts ' on the manta owners club forums about the rear bootlid decals...nearly everyone puts theirs on with the gte on the n/s...not until i sent them pix of original exclusives did they realise that they has theirs on the wrong way round.... i know it prob doesn't make sense but thats how it came from new.....

No it wasn't LOL!!!
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Post  bmd Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:39 pm

ok, then its how mine came from new....

i presume you have this official pic m8...

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Post  bmd Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:47 pm

theres no doubt the vast majority of refurbed exclusives have theirs on different from the way mine were, so, like in the club debate, i think we'll have to agree to differ m8, and just take pride in the beauty of these classics.... yours is gorgeous in blue m8...
did you have a white one before that?
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Post  bmd Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:53 pm

ps gaz, do you not remember mine from the omoc? you are on there as couperman iirc? you commented on a couple of my threads when i was selling her......


don't say you've forgotten.................aawwww..................... Sad Sad Sad Sad
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Post  mcm motorsport Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:38 pm

thought it would be something like that mate. Wink

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Post  gaz_bass Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:45 pm

bmd wrote:theres no doubt the vast majority of refurbed exclusives have theirs on different from the way mine were, so, like in the club debate, i think we'll have to agree to differ m8, and just take pride in the beauty of these classics.... yours is gorgeous in blue m8...
did you have a white one before that?

I had a white E reg exclusive with a valver in her - dyno'd at 200bhp after all the other mods too - now lives in glasgow. Had the engine bored out to 2.1 - modded everything! Used to go on 2 wheels round bends, scared myself a few times! Aye, she was lovely until I let her go and she rusted so had to sell! Swore I would never let that happen again which reminds me I need to get that car port built!!!!

Of course I remember mate that was where I met you first in the OMOC! affraid
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Post  gaz_bass Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:47 pm

bmd wrote:ok, then its how mine came from new....

i presume you have this official pic m8...

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Yes I do and it's WRONG!!!!!!





HA HA MATE Just having a little debate (Sh1T!) Embarassed
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Post  newt5550 Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:02 pm

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newt5550 wrote:How many pic's affraid Nice to see my mates Manta in them Very Happy

Excellent find Gaz

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Post  newt5550 Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:05 pm

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Sweet motor Billy. Shame you let her go. I had a Ex Ford Motorsport Sierra XR4x4. Sold it and regretted it even since. Would buy it back if i could find it. Sad


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Post  bmd Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:03 pm

paul......no worries m8

gaz...lol!! sure its all good craic m8!!

chris, thanks m8, aye she was a beaut (aren't they all?).... aye a nice 4x4 would be sweet! people keep asking me about regretting selling her, i'm surprised at how i feel satisfied that i did the right thing at the right time for me, but who knows what might happen in future?.......... Wink
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Post  gaz_bass Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:02 pm

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newt5550 wrote:How many pic's affraid Nice to see my mates Manta in them Very Happy

Excellent find Gaz

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Plenty to enjoy mate, who does decals then????
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