Examples of Mantis Spyder interiors

Examples of Mantis Spyder interiors

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alex_gray255

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6,281 posts

172 months

Sunday 25th September 2016
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Good afternoon all!

I've just bought/finishing buying a Mantis Spyder that needs a serious bit of TLC before it is restored
to its previous glory and I'm looking for examples of interiors that other cars after to see what I might
do with mine.

The current interior is a very dark blue/black with black seats and grey has definitely seen better days.

The car has various other issues as well, so I'm focusing on them first before getting to the interior.
However, I would like some examples to see what would work before I get onto changing it.

So, any examples would be much appreciated!

Thanks, Alex

TheQuiffster

77 posts

208 months

Sunday 12th February 2017
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Hi Alex

Not sure if you still need pictures, but your best bet will be to post on the Marcos Forum (www.marcosforum.org) or in the Marcos Cars group on Facebook. I have a Mantis Spyder but currently away for a heart transplant so can't take any interior shots currently (although hoping to get the car back within next four weeks).

How are you getting on with the Mantis?

Edited by TheQuiffster on Sunday 19th February 11:09

alex_gray255

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172 months

Monday 13th February 2017
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Hi!

The current state of my Marcos is here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMDbsicSObw

I have now discussed the interior with a Marcos trimmer and
things are progressing. Hopefully, will have something started
soon. Also, redesigning the interior lighting at the same time.

Thanks!

TheQuiffster

77 posts

208 months

Tuesday 14th February 2017
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Very good. I must figure out YouTube one day... cool

I've always like that fliptone car. Is this your vehicle or are you doing it up on behalf of the owner?

Having had my Mantis for 20 years the three things that made the biggest difference to the interior for me were a Momo Jet steering wheel (bliss!), LEd lighting strips in the two footwells (& either side inside the boot) to switch on when the doors open, and LEDs into the Smiths gauges (I never could find backlit gauges that suited).

alex_gray255

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Tuesday 14th February 2017
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Its my car biggrin

I bought it as it is the same colour as my Sag.

I am now going to retrim it in a similar style as my Sag...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No7bhBBqXa8

...using the same lighting changes as I did to my Sag and SLK...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Y7I_H1gF4

Mood lighting
Footwell lights
Lighting strips
Puddle lighting under the doors
Puddle lighting on the a frames
Puddle lighting on the door mirrors

Edited by alex_gray255 on Tuesday 14th February 16:39

TheQuiffster

77 posts

208 months

Wednesday 15th February 2017
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NICE! Good thing you can't see the interesting shade of green I currently am.

I'd love to see the car when it's done. Are you based in the north or south?

On a slightly different note, any plans to take the Mantis to LM24 this year? Marcos are the chosen marque for the Classic British Welcome so you will be welcomed with open arms in St Saturnin. There are a few more cars than usual going over because of this.

alex_gray255

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Wednesday 15th February 2017
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biggrin I'm around the Cambridge area.

Not sure about LM yet as I am often travelling on business and not currently free that date, but shall see nearer the time.

TheQuiffster

77 posts

208 months

Thursday 16th February 2017
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Ah... I'm in Cheshire so may have to wait until we meet at one of the club events then.

Of course, if you ever fancy bringing the car up to one of the twice-yearly shows at Tatton Park, we normally get around 15 cars out & you'd be very welcome.

alex_gray255

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Friday 17th February 2017
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TheQuiffster said:
Ah... I'm in Cheshire so may have to wait until we meet at one of the club events then.

Of course, if you ever fancy bringing the car up to one of the twice-yearly shows at Tatton Park, we normally get around 15 cars out & you'd be very welcome.
Actually I do go up that way quite a bit - Sheffield + Chatsworth + Monsal area mostly. Heading up there next month and then sometime after that when I get a chance

alex_gray255

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Monday 27th February 2017
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alex_gray255

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alex_gray255

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TheQuiffster

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208 months

Monday 5th June 2017
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Nice. Are you doing all this yourself?

alex_gray255

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Friday 16th June 2017
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Nope. Full interior refurbs are beyond my skills biggrin

TheQuiffster

77 posts

208 months

Tuesday 29th August 2017
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How are you getting on Alex?

alex_gray255

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Tuesday 29th August 2017
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TheQuiffster said:
How are you getting on Alex?
The retrim is now completed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maca7yHw798&t=...

Lots more to do, but that is done at least.

alex_gray255

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Tuesday 29th August 2017
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alex_gray255

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Friday 15th September 2017
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More interior tinkering...




highflyer

1,892 posts

193 months

Wednesday 4th October 2017
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Hi Alex where did you get the car painted I'm struggling to find a fiberglass expert here in Cheshire any help would be apreciated thanks

alex_gray255

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Wednesday 4th October 2017
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Brendan Allen @ Concept Performance
https://www.facebook.com/ConceptPerformanceUK/

Is the guy I use for all my work.

And he is just outside Sheffield, so not too far away.