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    Dan's car really does deserve to be reliable and...

    Dan's car really does deserve to be reliable and on the road and at the shows. Its so unique its been a real shame it hasn't run right since he purchased it. It kinda feels like its gonna be a couple...
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    Speedy Cables (not such a good name given they...

    Speedy Cables (not such a good name given they were supposed to be done before Stoneleigh) finally delivered my new cable yesterday. The new one is the one with the ďcorrectorĒ box in-line to match...
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    Don't keep us in suspense.....and photos are a...

    Don't keep us in suspense.....and photos are a must!
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    Alistair it was Brett's posts on the Sterling...

    Alistair it was Brett's posts on the Sterling site that inspired me to try an build my own dash, and I was very happy I did
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    Looking great Brett

    Looking great Brett
  6. Looks interesting, I like the idea of being non...

    Looks interesting, I like the idea of being non interventionist and not having to pull a lever, wave a flame retardant wand, pull out a hand held unit etc...

    My only negative was that the fire has...
  7. Thread: Tail Lights

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    Ah so you are thinking both boot segment and...

    Ah so you are thinking both boot segment and outer segment that wraps around? Yup could work along the lines of what Yaughn did with his recessed lights version 1
  8. Thread: Tail Lights

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    Iíve been looking along those lines. What Iíve...

    Iíve been looking along those lines. What Iíve concluded so far is that very few cars (if any) have the lights, brake, reverse and indicator on the boot segments. Some have all except the brake...
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    Nic, I take it from the size of the flanges...

    Nic,

    I take it from the size of the flanges that you plan to bond the glass to the window frames rather than fixing with rubber seals? I think it you use seals you could have less of a flange and...
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    so this is basically the Buck, right. I’m not...

    so this is basically the Buck, right. I’m not totally sure what the foam was for along the sides? Was this to form the basis of the bonnet edges and you will cover the foam edges with a layer of...
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    Excellent news and looking good! I can't...

    Excellent news and looking good! I can't believe its been 7 years though, wow
  12. Another option (opening and also removable via a...

    Another option (opening and also removable via a sliding pin at the pivot point)


    https://i.vgy.me/YIC21g.jpg



    https://i.vgy.me/Cgf8Ax.jpg
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    I wasn't thinking about shipping, more on license...

    I wasn't thinking about shipping, more on license of design and cad drawings etc.. Plus his website really isn't very good to give you a full overview. His latest chassis don't even appear on it, nor...
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    Pie Valley in the UK have been coming up with...

    Pie Valley in the UK have been coming up with various incarnations of different chassis to sit under VW Beetle kits. Maybe worth a chat with Ed (who is on the forum occasionally). Maybe some form of...
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    Nice bit of lateral thinking and reuse, cool

    Nice bit of lateral thinking and reuse, cool
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    What are the strengthening ribs made from?

    What are the strengthening ribs made from?
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    Oh yeah and one last thing, donít forget bonnet...

    Oh yeah and one last thing, donít forget bonnet lock which appears to be missing ;)
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    Halfords ...

    Halfords

    https://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/garage-equipment/fuses-electricals-fixings/halfords-in-line-valve-hfx370
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    Looking good Lauren, so Stones 2020 is a definite...

    Looking good Lauren, so Stones 2020 is a definite yes then ;)
    So how does the top cover of your lights secure on the outer edge as no plastic screws?, does it have tongue that fits under the lip,...
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    Looks better Phil. Now you have pretty much...

    Looks better Phil. Now you have pretty much finished the car in its current guise its time to start thinking about what to do next, looks like IRS may be a good one to consider ;)

    Hope to see...
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    I'd be interested to see how you get one with...

    I'd be interested to see how you get one with opening side windows too. I love what I did with mine, but just wish I had managed to get them water tight!!! I've got some new seals to try out on my...
  22. Thread: Other Jobs

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    looks like this....with the results you describe...

    looks like this....with the results you describe

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmqjuaAhiiA
  23. Thread: Giles's Nova

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    ..................haha.....no comment needed, how...

    ..................haha.....no comment needed, how is the princess :laugh:
  24. Thread: Giles's Nova

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    Nice Giles, its pretty much got all the bits I...

    Nice Giles, its pretty much got all the bits I have done on my Blue Nova from the beefed up bonnet mounting, two pull handles, hidden catch to the gas rams. The only bit I haven't done but plan to is...
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    I had Nankang, and had no issues with them, cheap...

    I had Nankang, and had no issues with them, cheap too. Admittedly not 1000ís of miles done on them but how many Novaís do ( except previously Lauren and of course Bushboy)
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