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    Sticky: Bugger - I feel your pain, and hate to make it...

    Bugger - I feel your pain, and hate to make it worse, but the lead time is optimistic- I’m still waiting on mine..........
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    Thanks! Stone chip paint is a good shout.

    Thanks! Stone chip paint is a good shout.
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    Hi folks, As some of you have seen in CKC my...

    Hi folks,

    As some of you have seen in CKC my work on the underside of the canopy continues.

    I have been working on various blemishes to the underside ahead of the repaint and new roof seal. I...
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    When on the ground I have bolted or screwed...

    When on the ground I have bolted or screwed strong timber along the sills and then bolted this to more timer etc to make crude trolleys - this pic shows one utilising some free wheels and frames I...
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    Cheers Alistair, we are at one of those rare...

    Cheers Alistair, we are at one of those rare moments when reality has been caught up by print - not much progress since then.

    With a respray planned it seemed silly not to attend to a few...
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    not the easiest to measure, as high on a shelf...

    not the easiest to measure, as high on a shelf with other car bits, but around 31.5cm x 11cm
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    Hi folks, As some of you may have seen in CKC...

    Hi folks,

    As some of you may have seen in CKC whilst repairing the windscreen/bonnet incident I made the decision to clean up some other bits on the car and get it all blown over.

    Also, with...
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    Really pleased you guys were able to support Jack...

    Really pleased you guys were able to support Jack and the magazine with this.

    I think people have seen enough of mine with the running reports so good to see others in print. I assume the Madison...
  9. I did use the 360 sprayer myself on the buggy...

    I did use the 360 sprayer myself on the buggy tunnel and also the Nova. I figured it can’t hurt to coat everything. Just kept a tray under the drain hole for a few days to collect any initial...
  10. Thread: Sad News

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    Thanks for the best wishes folks. We are a few...

    Thanks for the best wishes folks.

    We are a few weeks down now from the shock and initial diagnosis, and Sarah has made good steps forward.

    She is on a monthly regime of treatment and has had...
  11. Thread: Chassis and V5

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    If you had a 356 body - ‘modified for a 356’...

    If you had a 356 body - ‘modified for a 356’ means shortened - no good for a Nova, 18” missing!
  12. Poll: I love my Subaru EJ20 2.0litre naturally...

    I love my Subaru EJ20 2.0litre naturally aspirated lump.

    Discussed turbo engines at the time with the engine fitters and we agreed it would be too much power in the Nova. They had a demo VW split...
  13. Thread: Wheels

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    Good find. Seller is well known in VW scene and...

    Good find. Seller is well known in VW scene and has good reputation https://www.kinkymicks.com/
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    I used these for for my side panels and rear...

    I used these for for my side panels and rear bumper. Drill an oversized hole in the flange for the bolt to pass through into this. Fitting secured with countersunk rivets. Then bolt up with stainless...
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    Yep, those days are long gone - but for a while...

    Yep, those days are long gone - but for a while Nova's did qualify :-)

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    Ah, so it made it into the next edition - haven’t...

    Ah, so it made it into the next edition - haven’t seen it myself yet, family break across half term in Spain. Back tomorrow and then to start the rebuild
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    Good Work Phil, how are they held into the...

    Good Work Phil, how are they held into the bonnet? Are they glassed on? Any rear view pics?
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    Light covers look good Lauren. Are they sealed...

    Light covers look good Lauren.

    Are they sealed using any sealant or rubber seal? I fitted mine recently but found water got round them so need to rethink.
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    Have just read your post - You certainly did a...

    Have just read your post - You certainly did a good job Giles - a very well executed solution - well done.

    I really should of spent the amount of time you did on this solution ahead of mine...
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    Thanks Lauren - I agree forward hinging is a...

    Thanks Lauren - I agree forward hinging is a complicated optino - particularly given the radiator boxing at the front of the car.

    I have never got on that well with Dzus fasteners - I know the...
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    I was thinking about bonnet pins or aerolatches...

    I was thinking about bonnet pins or aerolatches at the same top points, but the Moonace bonnet doesn’t have as much space because of the vents cut in which run up to the corners. I have been looking...
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    I like the 'tongue' idea. Thanks

    I like the 'tongue' idea. Thanks
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    It's not 100% clear Mick - one catch has come...

    It's not 100% clear Mick - one catch has come undone for sure, whether that is tampered with whilst left parked at work or elsewhere, or has worn loose not certain - but I do check regularly so is...
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    Lets talk about bonnet catches....... For...

    Lets talk about bonnet catches.......

    For obvious reasons I am re thinking how my bonnet is secured.

    I don't need it to be routinely hinged open - it offers no luggage space as houses the...
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    Screen very far from intact Phil - shattered...

    Screen very far from intact Phil - shattered throughout and shards of glass everywhere after it was removed to aid recovery.

    Bonnet heavily stress cracked across whole lower half and some chunks...
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