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    Today, 10:13 PM
    Cheers guys, and Dirk, I think that adding a rear under tray from the floor drops backward would work fine .... and be a lot easier to fabricate...
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    Today, 07:19 PM
    Looking very promising Alex! Hopefully that'll be enough. I know what you mean about the weather. I find it very difficult to motivate myself...
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    Today, 07:14 PM
    Anyone want to see a photo of Dirk's rear?!? :outahere: But before that, maybe those of a nervous disposition should look away now!! I...
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    21-09-2018, 12:51 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Windscreen in Interior & Windscreens
    Hi Alex, Could you possibly make me a couple of 'nostrils'? Roughly how much would you want for them? PM me if you'd prefer not to broadcast...
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    21-09-2018, 08:21 AM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Windscreen in Interior & Windscreens
    Hi Dirk, You wouldn't happen to have a spare Mk1 bonnet squirrelled away in that fabulous garage too would you? I'm not in any rush because I'm...
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    19-09-2018, 03:39 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Hahaha ... but you've just scored an own goal because Dirk doesn't have one! :outahere:
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    19-09-2018, 07:36 AM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Fantastic work Dirk! :clapping: This really demonstrates the lack of understanding of the insurance companies when it comes to whether or not to...
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    19-09-2018, 07:24 AM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Mostin's Nova in Your Cars
    I dunno Dirk, you made the IRS conversion with the body on look like a piece of cake!! :clapping: Anyway, thanks Mostin/Peter/Mark/Dirk ......
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    17-09-2018, 06:24 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Mostin's Nova in Your Cars
    Thanks Mostin, My heart wants to buy lots of shiny new bits and pieces for my Nova, but my head is telling me to just get her on the road with the...
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    16-09-2018, 07:40 PM
    Cheers Phill :cheers: Well, I’d hoped to get the full day in the garage but no luck … daughter’s DS3 needed a new battery so trying to find one...
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    16-09-2018, 07:34 AM
    Thanks guys :thumbup: ... and Dirk, I remember you talking about the rear of the floor pan drop a while ago, and made a mental note to include it...
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    16-09-2018, 07:28 AM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Ciao!! in Welcome
    Ciao Mario! :welcome: I really like the sound of your Puma, especially the engine and the spyder roof. I think quite a few of the guys and gals...
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    15-09-2018, 08:58 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Some really neat solutions there Dirk! The rate of your progress suggests to me that Mrs Dirk doesn't mind you living in the garage! :notworthy: ...
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    15-09-2018, 08:51 PM
    After running daughters here and there, I finally got settled in the garage this afternoon to continue with the floor pan drops …. when Mrs BlueNova...
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    13-09-2018, 10:06 PM
    Thanks Steve. I've just asked Mostin (via the Forum) what he thinks of his set up, which is similar to yours because he's now got experience of...
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    13-09-2018, 09:39 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Mostin's Nova in Your Cars
    Hi Mostin, I've been reading your thread with a keen interest in your front and rear coilovers and general suspension set up. Like you I've got a...
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    12-09-2018, 11:23 PM
    Thanks guys, I appreciate the advice. I've taken my head out of the clouds and decided to focus on the more immediate jobs tonight. There's so...
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    11-09-2018, 06:43 PM
    Hi all, I'm just fantasizing here ... I was at a customer's house today, and the 17" BBS Monza alloys on her old VW Golf caught my eye. I...
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    11-09-2018, 06:22 PM
    So there's not much left to do then Alex? :outahere: Seriously, it looks very professional and should make the car more user friendly. Excellent...
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    11-09-2018, 04:19 PM
    That's excellent news Phill. There's quite a difference between the old and the new!! Low cost solutions are very satisfying! Alistair
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    11-09-2018, 04:16 PM
    Thanks for the suggestion Peter, but I think Phill's right so I'll stick to my original plan of a longer bolt and nut & washer to make it secure. ...
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    11-09-2018, 07:34 AM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Dirk, Your progress is inspiring, and the engine looks like it was simply meant to be! Looking forward to seeing your Avante one day! Alistair
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    11-09-2018, 07:31 AM
    These seats look great David! .... and Mark, it's encouraging to see from the photos of your Nova that they fit even with your slightly widened...
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    10-09-2018, 06:58 PM
    Thanks Phill. I got rained off at work this afternoon so spent some time in the garage finishing the removal of the seat runners from the new pans,...
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    09-09-2018, 11:08 PM
    Hi Steve, This weekend I tried to save the original thread as the hole got wider .... I inserted a fine hacksaw and cut through the remaining...
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    08-09-2018, 11:44 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Alto in Ebay Finds
    Hi Dirk, I missed it 1st time .... not sure about the styling, but for the money it looks like a decent project for someone. Alistair
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    04-09-2018, 08:59 PM
    Excellent work John!! ... and hat's off to Steve for making this possible! Alistair
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    03-09-2018, 08:56 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Old photo in Photos
    Been wandering through the Forum tonight and when I saw Peter's photo I knew I'd seen that car before ... I think it was 1990, when I got the...
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    03-09-2018, 08:21 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Nova alert in Ebay Finds
    Surprised there were no late bids, but imho £3.1k would have been a fair price for what was on offer. I doubt if it'll re-appear on ebay soon...
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    02-09-2018, 10:43 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Nova alert in Ebay Finds
    Yes Steve, I did some research on the Porsche 'box mainly because I'd love to get away from the 4 speed I've got! However, it requires IRS (so the...
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Bought my Nova in 1987, rebuilt it and took it to Stoneleigh and Newark, then for various reasons took it off the road in 1991. Currently contemplating another rebuild to get her back on the road .... :)
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