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  • Dirk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    Dirk started a thread Windscreen for sale in For Sale
    I went to pick up the dash and bits today so I got to have a look at the drag Nova, not my cup of tea but it did look good. The guy is hoping to have...
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  • Dirk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:25 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    I was a bit apprehensive about fitting my screen especial as it didn't fit very well in the aperture it sat proud in some sections and was a bit low...
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  • BlueNova's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    Many thanks Dirk, that's pretty much what the guy in the link I found was recommending. Here it is for anyone else contemplating assembling a front...
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  • Dirk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    When I reinserted my front torsion leaves I just used a bit of insulation tape about 1cm from the ends and middle. The end you insert first has the...
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  • BlueNova's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:41 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Lauren, Dirk has been an inspiration to a lot of us. Phill's absolutely right, especially about being ultra cautious since it's your own. I...
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  • BlueNova's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 PM
    Thanks all, baby steps, but I'm getting there :thumbup: Steve, I want to focus on assembling the front suspension next. I thought long and...
    341 replies | 26653 view(s)
  • Buffy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:16 PM
    Great use of “ 5 minutes” 👍
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  • steve's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:12 PM
    Looking at the vid you posted earlier, I think the rev-limiter light comes on too early ;-) It is a pity the car is MOT exempt in a way, because...
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  • steve's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:58 PM
    Good work. Keep plugging away, what's next on the list?
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  • Phill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:36 PM
    You're making great strides forward - I can sense a convoy to st. Andrews (for a photoshoot) in the not too distant future with a bevy of Nova's
    341 replies | 26653 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    I had the same dilema and was going to get a professional company to do it - but Dirk persauded me to go ahead and try fitting it myself. I'm glad I...
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  • Spacenut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:58 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Thanks Steve - the box section supports the inboard end of the steering column support, so it needed to be robust. And yes, there are side window...
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  • Spacenut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:53 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Hmm, tricky with current work commitments. Also I was quite unwell in February which put me back a month, but mostly recovered now. But you are...
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  • BlueNova's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:39 PM
    Took this afternoon off work to do another '5 mins' on the Nova. Removed the front discs and backing plates from the spindles. The discs aren't that...
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  • steve's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:18 AM
    steve replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Nice Update. I really like the centre console, that has come out great. The box section behind the console looks very solid. Do you have a side...
    381 replies | 60985 view(s)
  • Dirk's Avatar
    25-03-2019, 10:59 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Looking very nice, you cant be that far off having it back on the road? could you have a big push and sort it for Stones? Dirk
    381 replies | 60985 view(s)
  • Dirk's Avatar
    25-03-2019, 10:53 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    Alacantara is very nice, I have read somewhere that it was going to withdrawn from the open market and only supplied to car makers, so what is out...
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  • Spacenut's Avatar
    25-03-2019, 10:25 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Some more interior progress... L-shaped panel in the foreground is removable for access to heater fan wiring and flap controls. I have glued...
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  • Buffy's Avatar
    25-03-2019, 08:43 PM
    Buffy replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    Peter When I joined the forum I read about the fact you were working in your interior. Since that time I have bought, fully restored and trailered...
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  • Spacenut's Avatar
    25-03-2019, 06:51 PM
    Or you could wedge the body on the standard floorpan - keep the standard ride height at the back but lift the front of the body up by 2" and drop the...
    37 replies | 2701 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    25-03-2019, 04:53 PM
    Following my previous comment about using 205/80 profile tyres on 14" rims I reckon the increased diameter would be 41mm. To get an idea what...
    8 replies | 188 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    25-03-2019, 04:36 PM
    Yes I was thinking of buying it myself and putting it to one side as my "retirement project"..
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  • Peter's Avatar
    25-03-2019, 04:27 PM
    Totally cool chassis for only 600 quid with gearbox, (AB) that alone would fetch 300 quid. bargain!
    37 replies | 2701 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    25-03-2019, 04:22 PM
    That seems reasonable Peter and I'm inclined to agree with you since the strength is in the spine and it's only the buggies with shortened floorpans...
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  • Peter's Avatar
    25-03-2019, 04:15 PM
    Peter replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    Oh dear! I gone an' done it now :facepalm:. I have ordered 2M x 120cm roll of black alcantara suede fabric, so fed up already with the 'leather...
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  • Peter's Avatar
    25-03-2019, 03:59 PM
    'Officially' the VW chassis consists of the frame head, main spine tube, rear torsion bar tube, frame horns and gearbox/engine horns. The floor pans...
    37 replies | 2701 view(s)
  • Henry Staals's Avatar
    25-03-2019, 10:50 AM
    Cheers guys for all the imput . Looking at all options. Getting impatient ha . Will be at Stoneliegh and looking forward to seeing what's there ,...
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  • Alzax3's Avatar
    25-03-2019, 07:01 AM
    If you're short (like me!) it is possible to drive a Nova with a standard unmodified Beetle floorpan..... with anything other than a Mk 1 you'd be...
    37 replies | 2701 view(s)
  • Sector's Avatar
    25-03-2019, 01:30 AM
    I used the same bracket and didn't have any fitment issues.
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  • steve's Avatar
    24-03-2019, 11:04 PM
    IMO you *can* change the Beetle body for a Nova, keep the chassis standard, and avoid the IVA. There are companies producing non-IVA VW based...
    37 replies | 2701 view(s)
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