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    All positive stuff for the marque and the forum,...

    All positive stuff for the marque and the forum, the VW Beetle photo shoot goes to print this Friday ready for next month issue so even more exposure :crylol:

    Dirk
  2. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    Looks very nice, that ally will be difficult to...

    Looks very nice, that ally will be difficult to bend it will be interesting to see how you do it. keep up the good work.

    Dirk
  3. Thread: Hood/Bonnet Hinge

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    A nice bit of engineering, My engine lid just...

    A nice bit of engineering, My engine lid just uses a rod, but the bonnet lid uses friction hinges which obviously stay open themselves but do not open themselves. I did try using gas rams, but the...
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    Its starting to come together and looking good....

    Its starting to come together and looking good. Its a shame about the fake wood I am sure that will be difficult to cut and round the edges it might be easier to use some proper wood you could shape...
  5. Soldering a crimp connector is the worst thing...

    Soldering a crimp connector is the worst thing you can do, it makes the connection brittle in a high vibration application like a car.

    Dirk
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    Apparently all the cars where loaded and unloaded...

    Apparently all the cars where loaded and unloaded by forklift getting them to the auction. There where some disgruntled buyers moaning of damage to some of the cars whilst I was there, but what do...
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    It must have been the custom fan housing that...

    It must have been the custom fan housing that threw me, a quick look pulling up the rear panel in the rain and you could see something was different. Anyway sounds like the car is in good hands, and...
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    A nice collection of build photos thanks for...

    A nice collection of build photos thanks for sharing.

    Dirk
  9. My personal preference for spade connectors is...

    My personal preference for spade connectors is uninsulated with the correct tool and boots if you want to then add shrink wrap then do that as well. I usually put a bit of dielectric grease on the...
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    Hi Graham, welcome to the forum and congrats on...

    Hi Graham, welcome to the forum and congrats on your purchase, I think you got yourself a bargain from what I saw on the day of the sale. I wish I had taken more photos on the day but it was poring...
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    Sounds like you had a good day out and flying the...

    Sounds like you had a good day out and flying the flag for the Nova. As for the pics yes blurry looking on the PC with the water mark but if you use the Taptalk app on your phone they are clear and...
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    Mark has promised me he is driving it to Stones...

    Mark has promised me he is driving it to Stones :scared:

    Dirk
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    No I had a cheeky bid, but had already set my...

    No I had a cheeky bid, but had already set my limit at £500, the black one I have got body wise isn't much worse than that one, all be it hasn't got the rear panel, but then I made my rear panel on...
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    Looking good along with knives and plasterboard...

    Looking good along with knives and plasterboard saws I find these quite useful for removing excess PU foam before sanding starts

    https://www.axminster.co.uk/stanley-surform-shaver-tool-900186
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    It did look fantastic even though it is so far...

    It did look fantastic even though it is so far off my normal fancy (2 seater low as you can go wedge shape) But no its not joining the stable.

    Dirk
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    I did go over it was a good day apart from the...

    I did go over it was a good day apart from the rain, lots of the cars where basket cases and only good for braking, there was a trader in front of us and that is what he does buys old classics and...
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    It wasn't as good as it appeared in the advert....

    It wasn't as good as it appeared in the advert. One of the side panels is missing the gel coat is discolored, the windscreen is milky on the edges. Strangely as well there has been a sunroof hole on...
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    This was a good deal for someone it was complete...

    This was a good deal for someone it was complete with all the trim panels and gauges, the wheels where nice. It also has IRS rear suspension and I do not think it was a standard Beetle engine...
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    Sounds like it might be a good day out nice find...

    Sounds like it might be a good day out nice find Phill. I love lot 133 the Ford Hot Rod. I think I could spend lots of money there. Imagine having the money and space to build up a collection like...
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    No it was more the concept I was referring to and...

    No it was more the concept I was referring to and the way they have dealt with the suspension and brakes ect, that I will be adapting to a purpose built chassis that I will build. So most of the...
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    I like them, I have just ordered a pair. Dirk

    I like them, I have just ordered a pair.

    Dirk
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    I think utilizing existing sub-frames will always...

    I think utilizing existing sub-frames will always be the problem, It has always been a goal of mine to do the mid engine set up and have looked and thought of many options and changed my mind each...
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    I have Metro ones fitted to the Avante with side...

    I have Metro ones fitted to the Avante with side lights they are probably not much smaller than what you have
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    When I have done it I have just used two 3 x 2...

    When I have done it I have just used two 3 x 2 timber posts across the body floor mounts furthest away from each other length ways then attached 4 large casters. Take the front under tray off though...
  25. We all love an angle grinder to solve a problem...

    We all love an angle grinder to solve a problem its solved lots of issues for me :lmfao: Looking good.

    Dirk
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