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    So this months mag is out and some positive words...

    So this months mag is out and some positive words to support the marque despite my prediction that the Nova and Avante would be his least favorite 6th and 5th and they where. Ray also gets another...
  2. Thread: 2 Post Lift

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    It has got to be one of my best investments, not...

    It has got to be one of my best investments, not only in time to jack the car up each side front back to get axle stands under and then you are on your back with limited arm movement. I have seen...
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    I wonder if the inner segment has the Fog light...

    I wonder if the inner segment has the Fog light and the outer the brake light?

    Dirk
  4. Thread: Hood/Bonnet Hinge

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    A very nice solution for the hing location. ...

    A very nice solution for the hing location.

    Dirk
  5. Looking really good. Dirk

    Looking really good.

    Dirk
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    Its a shame they didn't put a white reverse in...

    Its a shame they didn't put a white reverse in there as well, that would have made one nice complete unit.

    Dirk
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    It look smart lit up, I bet you could put a thin...

    It look smart lit up, I bet you could put a thin bit of red perspex over it and the indicators would still show through.

    Dirk
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    Hi Lauren, you are so right with the...

    Hi Lauren,

    you are so right with the headlights, with the Avante it is even worse the recess is even tighter and the flap still covers a small section of the light when open. I have only driven...
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    Hi Phill, Sounds like you have made a wise...

    Hi Phill,

    Sounds like you have made a wise decision, ill have a word with the wife she may take the lot and we could call it an early xmas present.

    Dirk

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    The balsa was a smart move to get the contour, I...

    The balsa was a smart move to get the contour, I have banked that one. looking good.

    Dirk
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    It sounds like your having lots of fun now its...

    It sounds like your having lots of fun now its back on the road, and a bit more fun tweeking some bits, indicator warning lights must be an easy one small relay during the day fed by N/C headlights...
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    Looking good. What did you use to cut the wood...

    Looking good. What did you use to cut the wood effect?

    Dirk
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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
  14. 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
  15. 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...
  17. 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
  21. 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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