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    Re: Bobberuk is finally on Euro - Nova

    Quote Originally Posted by islandman
    yes definately interested in the steering setup, please tell us more.

    Also an interesting wiper treatment by the look of the underneath also.

    Well done, looks great
    I was so busy looking at the dashboard I didn't even notice the wiper mechanism Dual wipers... very interesting... more details please! Also, did you do all of the relief work on the underside of the canopy yourself? Looks really professional, as does the front compartment work

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    Re: Bobberuk is finally on Euro - Nova

    5 mins spare at work.

    The steering rack was in place when I purchased the car and is from an early 80's ford escort or fiesta with adapted arms to fit the VW ball joints. Quite a common conversion for Street Rod style VWs. It's bolted to a badley welded plate which was cut into the front section of the chassis but I cleaned it up best I could and made a few better welds to tidy it up. (not bad for someone who taught himself to weld on this project) Any way I can't claim any genius points for this one as it was alrwady done for me. I did however make the steering column to fit and reach where I required it.

    The wiper mech is from a Vauxhall Zafira (Cross over type) I thought this would be a nice neat sitting at the bottom of the screen affair and preferable to the single wiper which I don't think would really give a lot of clear screen. However when I started the process of getting it to fit I was thinking maybe I made the wrong decision. The mech was shortend by 11inches but as it has bends and a circular motion from the motor it ain't as simple as just cutting 5.5 inches from each end!!!!. Also The back of the dash where the Motor sits was completely chopped off and modified to fit the mech in when the roof is shut along with a remould of the underneath of the canopy. I am really pleased now it's done but don't ask me to do another!!!!

    The Dash as per the picture of when I found it, was already moulded like it is now. The only thing I have done to it is cut out the front and made a removable panel with the switched in all connected to multi pin pluggs for easy replacement, and rerouted the Vents and Demister. Oh and I covered it with Fake Alcantera sewn with the help of my Textiles GCSE (did I just say that out loud? ) ) I may get it recovered proffesionally at a later date.


    The car was also black bubbley paint when I first got it. DA'ing it off to find primer followed by Purple paint followed by primer followed by Red paint followed by primer followed by etch and finally Orange Gell coat NICE!!!! Took it all right back before having it sprayed.

    That's all for now

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    Re: Bobberuk is finally on Euro - Nova

    Just found other pictures

    The Re-mould of the Canopy before smoothing out.



    The Lining Tray I made for under the bonnet so as to keep all the electrics dry. It's sat up away from the tub so any water from the light trays or off the bonnet will run underneath and out through drain holes.


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    Re: Bobberuk is finally on Euro - Nova

    Cool idea!

    And the hinge mechanism for the bonnet??

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    Also just realised that the original black version had the same side light and pop up light setup that I have done on my, but guess you took it back to original.

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    Re: Bobberuk is finally on Euro - Nova

    Great looking dash. LOVE the push buttons and the "less is more" multi-gauge. Great reuse of the original dash pod, moved to the center and turned in. Great idea. I like the boot tub as well.
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    Re: Bobberuk is finally on Euro - Nova

    Looking good, As far as the rack goes you seem to have a very similar set up to mine, of course mine is LHD now and from a lemon C15 van but I would recommend fitting anti bump bushes in the track arms and fit the ball joints from underneath to level out the arms a bit.
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    Re: Bobberuk is finally on Euro - Nova

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCo
    Cool idea!

    And the hinge mechanism for the bonnet??


    Hmmm!! Not one of my best I'm afraid.


    Just a quick job made of angled aluminium. I only made them up to check the Aluminium U shaped strip with captured bolts that I glassed to the underside of the bonnet would hold the weight. Keep meaning to re-do them or modify a second hand pair from a boot lid or something.

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    Re: Bobberuk is finally on Euro - Nova

    Buttons are very cool... reminds me of the Koenigsegg arrangement.
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    Re: Bobberuk is finally on Euro - Nova

    Oh, nice trainspotting Ben.


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