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    yup 6’ 4”. But 5 inch lowered floor pans.........

    yup 6’ 4”. But 5 inch lowered floor pans...... it’s doable if you keep the seat bases as thin as possible and mounted directly to the floor....just...LOL
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    I'm loving the period feel of the photos,so...

    I'm loving the period feel of the photos,so authentic
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    would be great to see some photos of that...

    would be great to see some photos of that install, its one I've been contemplating for my Scooby Nova, and I especially like the anecdote about the lights not misting up
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    Welcome aboard, nice looking example. I thought...

    Welcome aboard, nice looking example. I thought I'd owned my a long time (30 years) but your is a whole new level. Do post more photos
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    Ah yes, my mate had one of those as a sales rep...

    Ah yes, my mate had one of those as a sales rep back in the day, I loved it. Really bullet proof motor
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    Damn Peter, I hope I'm still as active as you at...

    Damn Peter, I hope I'm still as active as you at 74 building cars
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    anything is possible, the Subaru dash I started...

    anything is possible, the Subaru dash I started with was far too wide for the Nova too :wink:.
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    The irony is there was an internal brace! Which...

    The irony is there was an internal brace! Which obviously I got wrong...LOL
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    Well, I slept on the problem and tackled it this...

    Well, I slept on the problem and tackled it this morning instead. I got the first blanking section fitted in on the buck starting to get ready for the mold. The centre section fake wood surround now...
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    Alternatively black anodized aluminium or...

    Alternatively black anodized aluminium or stainless ones

    https://www.aliexpress.com/i/32977119587.html
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    I was getting near the final stages and preparing...

    I was getting near the final stages and preparing it for paint when I thought I’d pop the various OEM inserts in one last time before putting the blanking panels on the front for the mold. Rather...
  12. Thread: Tail lights

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    As you say it has all the segments, definitely...

    As you say it has all the segments, definitely has possibilities

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWx8_3yrD2s
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    Thanks guys, very useful. In hindsight I should...

    Thanks guys, very useful. In hindsight I should have asked this earlier (or taken those measurements myself when in the UK) as I could have probably moved the Subaru dash further towards the drivers...
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    I like the various shapes, they look like they...

    I like the various shapes, they look like they could easily be worked into a design. I do have one burning question to assess the viability for us guys over the other side of the pond, are the signal...
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    Many thanks for the quick turnaround Alistair,...

    Many thanks for the quick turnaround Alistair, much appreciated, but I think my statement on the "front of the dash" wasn't clear depending on how you look at it. I meant the front side with the...
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    What would be useful for me is if someone could...

    What would be useful for me is if someone could measure the width (body tub side wall to body tub side wall) roughly where the front of the dashboard mounts
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    Because the original dash glovebox etc.. couldn't...

    Because the original dash glovebox etc.. couldn't be used the passenger side dash depth was way too shallow to meaningfully hide stuff underneath, so I got out the foam again and created a new...
  18. Thread: Jon's Nova

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    well looks like your starting to amass the right...

    well looks like your starting to amass the right toys (Tools) :wink:
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    With the Christmas break I found some time...

    With the Christmas break I found some time between travelling to do some work on the dash today. I finished shaping the top section foam.

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    Wow what a transformation, if you put the before...

    Wow what a transformation, if you put the before wrap and after wrap photos next to each other its amazing. Well done
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    amazing transformation

    amazing transformation
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    I've been looking at other lighting alternatives....

    I've been looking at other lighting alternatives. I think the Audi A3 inner boot lid light shows possibilities. Its go the nice dynamic turn signal, nice shape that could be blended into a bumper...
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    I can't speak for Steve, but I originally wanted to powder coat mine, Flatlands talked me out of it. Some of their logic was if it chips you get water ingress beneath the surface that starts the rot...
  24. Looking very shiny, they do some great work

    Looking very shiny, they do some great work
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    Sticky: Double ouch! ouch for the bonnet flying off...

    Double ouch! ouch for the bonnet flying off (Paddy and Jim) ouch for the wait till till they can be back on the road!

    When I purchased mine I think it too around 12 weeks, it didn't really matter...
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