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    Re: Show us your rear end!

    The only realistic option would be to insert a section under the lights, that would bring the box outlets right in line with the rear panel cut outs.
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    A Nova rear end should be as God (Oakes) intended, preferably with Jensen Healey lights

    Trust me, as an impartial observer I'd rather see a bit of engine/exhaust pipe then lose the shape and styling balance of the whole car by clagging on a load of fibreglass guff.

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    Re: Show us your rear end!

    Well here's mine - Simpatico may loose his attraction for exhausts when he spots this 'trombone' hanging out the back of mine! but thankfully it's only temporary.



    The exhaust will get replaced. I aleady have the replacement but need to modify my water-jacket heat exchangers so that the pipes exit in the indentations intended for that purpose.

    This Mk2 rear end has been dropped, like Nova Nigel's, about 4 inches so that most of the beetle engine is now covered. The fibreglass and filler is not yet finished but I needed to give it a coat of silver primer in order to take photos for the insurance company. I may try photo-shopping the hideous exhaust out and adding a pair of upswept oval DTMs to show what it should look like if I get a chance.

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    Re: Show us your rear end!

    My rear end work in progress

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    Mk1 Nova with Mk4 bumper and modified Euro twin tuckaway exhaust.

    When funds and time allow a bespoke exhaust will be made to fit header and vanish a little more,


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    Re: Show us your rear end!

    Since there are some "in progress" rear ends on here now, i'll add mine:

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    Re: Show us your rear end!

    Not really a departure from the original Mk1 back end, but does highlight the advantages of the mid-engine layout. I've recently ground off the "going nowhere" chassis extensions that are just visible at the bottom of the transaxle cradle, and like Jim73 I am very keen on getting a bespoke exhaust system made up - although the EMPI 1700 quietpack system looks like it was made for the Nova



    I've feathered the inside egdes of the mystery slot ready to get glassed-in, although I have just discovered I still don't have a colour match for the paint, so it might have to be in grey primer this season

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    The best bum ^^^^^^ (pardon me Lauren )

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    Re: Show us your rear end!

    Here's my rear.


    That's a stock rear for a PL30/F4, not even reversing lights.

    Then there is the read end when the company was in the hands of Colleen Long. This is a Freedom Machine, and has her distinctive rear end.



    Here's a rear end of a Sports, which is practically the same as the Nova.



    Slightly modified rear of an F4.



    Modified PL30 rear on a Sport, hiding a rotory.



    A two for one deal!!


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    Re: Show us your rear end!

    And of course, the different incarnations of Steve McHughs Nova.








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