|Yeah, that's right. I phoned them today (well, yesterday, as it's a bit late), and it seems that I've been being too gentle with it! I still can't believe that the dash bar will fit, but I'll be a bit more manly with it tomorrow!
I asked them about the shell in the photos, and apparantly it was an ex-works shell. It had been stored for abut 5 years in a museam, and they ripped an aluminum cage out and put that one in, as the car was to be used again. I may ask if they've got any more photos, as the photo's they supplied weren't sequentially numbered. Worth a try, me thinks, as it looks like an interesting shell.
Mantastic, when you do your spaceframe, don't make the mistake I did. For too long in this project, I've been trying to improve on the basic manta design. Chuck it all away and start again! If only I could rewind a few months. Start a project diary on yours on here if you like, it'd be great to see how you go about it!