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    what is interesting is that taking what was a...

    what is interesting is that taking what was a beautiful timeless classic design and making so few subtle changes can alter the whole perspective of the car and turn it into something dated and less...
  2. wow, other than the obvious rear hacking to the...

    wow, other than the obvious rear hacking to the body for the V8 an unmolested body mark 1, panels like the front undertray appear to have never been fitted as no mounting holes drilled yet, and the...
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    Nice to see the Princess found her new knight in...

    Nice to see the Princess found her new knight in shining armour to look after her. Treat her gently , as she is use to being chauffeured about in a trailer and not getting her feet wet. Better still...
  4. wow, you really are pushing the envelope with...

    wow, you really are pushing the envelope with using CNC to cut your holes and 3D printing mountings for everything!

    I admire your attention to detail, and ability to do that stuff (even if...
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    I like the use of the OEM grommet's through the...

    I like the use of the OEM grommet's through the body
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    not really hacked about so a great starting...

    not really hacked about so a great starting point. I do like the paint colour, much more towards what I intended for my blue Nova to be, but it didn't end up that way
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    Always good to see some lateral thinking and good...

    Always good to see some lateral thinking and good old school engineering to get around a problem. Nice update
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    Steve and Alistair are right, that one job alone...

    Steve and Alistair are right, that one job alone will make a huge difference.

    This is my Before and After when I redid my slot mags, a world of difference

    https://i.vgy.me/bAiiko.jpg

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    Welcome aboard to the world of Nova ownership,...

    Welcome aboard to the world of Nova ownership, plenty of help can be found here to get you going. As Alistair said, start a thread and post some photos
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    I looked at these before Peter, they just don't...

    I looked at these before Peter, they just don't have the various colour combos to match a modern loom from a Subaru
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    Thanks Brett, I knew I'd seen a post before but...

    Thanks Brett, I knew I'd seen a post before but no matter what I searched I didn't find it. Very helpful thanks. There are many places you can get wiring, but the correct colour, and tracer wires ...
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    ir Its a good reminder for me not to wrap the...

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    Its a good reminder for me not to wrap the loom until after its been in the car and everything works, I plan to cable tie initially at intervals. I remember when I did my first loom 25+ years...
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    Looking very good and its going to make taking...

    Looking very good and its going to make taking the canopy off a lot simpler than wires threaded through the hinge arms
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    Perfect chance for you to try out the practical...

    Perfect chance for you to try out the practical side of those fiberglass youtube "how to" videos Steve :wink:
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    wow that is kinda tight. I'm just trying to...

    wow that is kinda tight. I'm just trying to visualise that area with the body on, I think the body tub may also need some clearance for a part of that header also.
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    After making my pegboard I've somewhat stalled...

    After making my pegboard I've somewhat stalled again also, why is it wiring has such an effect on us ? I guess its so less tangible / rewarding than designing and creating parts
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    I love the OEM feel where the panel wraps around...

    I love the OEM feel where the panel wraps around the dash, nicely done
  18. There are various marks it has been registered as...

    There are various marks it has been registered as in the UK, a few examples :



    VW Sports
    Nova
    Nova Sports
    VW Beetle
  19. When I've done something similar in the past once...

    When I've done something similar in the past once the two parts were welded together I drilled a small hole all the way through both from one side to the other part way down, then fitted a small...
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    Drill first then temper as that is what I did...

    Drill first then temper as that is what I did with mine
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    This should help you visualise what Rick was...

    This should help you visualise what Rick was saying

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIL4Ab_QjOQ
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    err.......its empty... I just checked and no...

    err.......its empty... I just checked and no threads anymore? http://www.sterlingkitcars.com/members_n_forums/search.php?do=getnew



    edit : oops just read the message and went here instead...
  23. Flock after the seal is attached, as the flocking...

    Flock after the seal is attached, as the flocking only attaches where you put the glue so simply don't put any on the seal
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    Good to hear its fit for purpose and will let you...

    Good to hear its fit for purpose and will let you progress on the wiring. I've opted for a cheap 858D copy I found on Aliexpress for three reasons. 1) Its cheap, 2) Its free shipping and 3) it allows...
  25. Steve's old car, my blue one was originally...

    Steve's old car, my blue one was originally flocked on the canopy and window tunnel. It is a good choice for items like the canopy that has may sharp turns and concave and convex elements to the...
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