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Thread: Alex's new Nova project..... the saga begins!

  1. #151
    I did Mick - even got a spare set of electric ones and their loom as the MGF came with manuals - and their operating stick wouldn't work with where I was trying to place them. (wouldn have meant trilling through the stucture of the A-pillar and probably have them emerge into the dasboard!)
    They're nice, simple, shapely units but I found I couldn't get a view over the haunches I was happy with without them sticking up at a stupid angle - which is the sort of compromise that always shouts 'kit car' to me. The passenger side probably wouldn't have been obstructed by the A-pillar so badly, but I didn't get that far!
    It's a 50 year old car and everything works, just not always at the same time.......and it's probably about to get jealous!
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    Slowly plodding along with the canopy mods - more or less got the T-top concept modelled now:




    Getting everything smoothed out, ripple free and matching is laborious but quite therapeutic! (only the driver's side lift-out section is actually ripple-free, but I'm getting there...)

    Adding between 40 and 50mm headroom (in the centre anyway) and I think (haven't done it so don't know yet) the underneath structure won't project down lower than the original roofline - so hopefully an overall gain!
    It's a 50 year old car and everything works, just not always at the same time.......and it's probably about to get jealous!
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    Very impressive Alex! It must be taking a lot of your time ... good job you're finding it therapeutic!
    Alistair

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    Looking very good, I like the rain gutter. I find the body work sooooo booooring I think I am just very impatient. Keep up the good work.

    Dirk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    Looking very good, I like the rain gutter. I find the body work sooooo booooring I think I am just very impatient. Keep up the good work.

    Dirk
    You and me both, from doing my Dash I realised I loved designing the concept and dealing with the broad changes, but the final finishing and flatting to get rid of imperfections was soul destroying!

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    Hi Alex, It's looking great, modifying the roofline is brave but you've pulled it off.
    The no (glass) sunroof look suits the Nova IMO,
    the removable panels give the best of all words (looks, ventilation & escape route), great work.

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