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    I knew that was a real Manx when I saw it.. You scored, Gelcoater.. Good job.... Our cars are very similar. I want to say that your windshield might be on backwards. The flat of the windsheild goes to the inside of the car. Hard to tell from the pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Lorenze View Post
    I knew that was a real Manx when I saw it.. You scored, Gelcoater.. Good job.... Our cars are very similar. I want to say that your windshield might be on backwards. The flat of the windsheild goes to the inside of the car. Hard to tell from the pics.
    Dan, you have a build thread here or the Samba or somewhere?
    Would love to see pics of various behind the scenes views, if you follow me.
    Routing of cables, fuel lines, oil cooler, etc.

    I'd like to only build this thing two or three times

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    There's a channel pointed towards the inside of the car?

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    The guys on here are here are super helpful too!
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    Looks like a fun project!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gelcoater View Post
    Dan, you have a build thread here or the Samba or somewhere?
    Would love to see pics of various behind the scenes views, if you follow me.
    Routing of cables, fuel lines, oil cooler, etc.

    I'd like to only build this thing two or three times

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    There's a channel pointed towards the inside of the car?

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    Channel should be pointed towards the front of the car. It is there to capture the front of the old style fiberglass tops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraLucky View Post
    Channel should be pointed towards the front of the car. It is there to capture the front of the old style fiberglass tops.
    That is correct! The channel goes to the front of the car..
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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraLucky View Post
    Channel should be pointed towards the front of the car. It is there to capture the front of the old style fiberglass tops.
    On tops...

    Is it threadcrapping if I go OT in my own thread?
    I'm sure if Shintoooo sees it I'll get an infraction either way.

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    Came across these pics and thought they were interesting.
    I'm well aware of the unique, and what I thought was a Mopar only option back in the day. The Mod Top.

    Well here's a Mod Top Manx, and from what I can tell is a 1969 car still owned by the original buyer/builder/owner.

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    The gas tank.

    Any recommendations for a fab guy to patch that hole and weld a new bung in forward so it can hook up to the gas fill in the center of the hood?

    Meyers sells one but it's close to $500.

    Am I wrong in thinking someone could weld mine and pressure check it for less than or about half that?

    Other options anyone knows of to fill that hole without much in the way of gadgets or brackets to hold it in?

    The car needs an entire fuel system, from tank to carb rebuild and every single component between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gelcoater View Post
    Dan, you have a build thread here or the Samba or somewhere?
    Would love to see pics of various behind the scenes views, if you follow me.
    Routing of cables, fuel lines, oil cooler, etc.

    I'm on Samba but I didn't do a build thread. My buggy is real basic, because it's a Meyers I wanted to keep it pretty stock. The fuel line is stock and goes through the tunnel, all the wires are ran through the tube on the left side of the car and I use no external oil cooler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Lorenze View Post
    I'm on Samba but I didn't do a build thread. My buggy is real basic, because it's a Meyers I wanted to keep it pretty stock. The fuel line is stock and goes through the tunnel, all the wires are ran through the tube on the left side of the car and I use no external oil cooler.
    Is yours a classic body? For some reason I thought you had a 2+2 body?

    Fuel line through the tunnel.
    There isn't a hard line that I can see in there. There are no access holes cut, and even the hole for the E brake was blocked off before what appears to be an epoxy, possibly a thin coat of bed liner was applied. It looks pretty sharp and clean. I understand running the hard line through there is a royal PITA? Even with access holes.

    Worst case scenario I have to buy the kit that welds in where the access hole is cut that reinforces the tunnel. Then refinish the floor pan.
    I believe within the stack of paper that came with the car are receipts for the coating used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gelcoater View Post
    Is yours a classic body? For some reason I thought you had a 2+2 body?

    Fuel line through the tunnel.
    There isn't a hard line that I can see in there. There are no access holes cut, and even the hole for the E brake was blocked off before what appears to be an epoxy, possibly a thin coat of bed liner was applied. It looks pretty sharp and clean. I understand running the hard line through there is a royal PITA? Even with access holes.

    Worst case scenario I have to buy the kit that welds in where the access hole is cut that reinforces the tunnel. Then refinish the floor pan.
    I believe within the stack of paper that came with the car are receipts for the coating used.
    The front access is thru a plate bolted on the front of the chassis where the front end bolts on, and the rear access is where the trans nose comes into the car.
    Anything with a big motor should have at least a 3/8 fuel line.

    Running a fuel line through the tunnel is easy peasy. You also need to check the Bowden tube at the rear to make sure it isn't broke.
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