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    Some people are sniffy about youtube "how-to" videos, I'm a fan - used judiciously of course!

    They were certainly helpful in installing my axles and CV joints. First, I got the tip about covering the Axle end with a plastic bag + grease before sliding the CV boot over.

    Second, 2 of My CV Joints did not have the indicator line that denotes 'outside' (facing away from the Axle) so I needed to establish which way around they go in.

    The side visible in the second pic, with a raised centre, faces the Axle.
    Anyway the joints were packed with grease, slid into place; The EMPI axle 'floats' so there is only one circlip at each end of the axle, the stock axle has a washer on the inside as well.

    I didn't use the compression 'jubilee' clips for the CV boots for the same reason, the boot 'ends' will settle naturally in the right place. I bought some Allen head bolts from volksbolts as I don't like the stock 'spline' bolts.







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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    Some people are sniffy about youtube "how-to" videos, I'm a fan - used judiciously of course!
    I’m a fan of ‘how to’ videos but I have come across several that I know are wrong. Generally I compare a few videos on the same subject before proceeding. I know my build’s going fairly slowly ... but without these videos I’d still be at square 1. We should try to give something back and produce a few wee videos of our own. I remember Phill tried to encourage us to put the odd video on the Forum. I’ll see what I can do as my project continues....

    PS ... see your last photo ... that’s pure Nova porn from you yet again!

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    When I built mine up I didn't know there was a right or wrong way of installing them or a right and wrong way to put the inner back into the outer, but having had the inner gearbox side pop out both sides (not at the same time) There is definitely a right and wrong way.

    Dirk

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    Thanks for the pics Steve. Videos & links to how to videos that you found were useful are good. I didn't know there is an inside & outside face on the CV joints. Installed a few over the years & so far no issues so possibly good luck rather than good knowledge!!

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    When I fitted the post '69 swing axles on pre '69 arms to the 1303 gearbox with Skoda shims I couldn't find any help, wonder why?



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    Still ticking along here...

    I had an off-set conduit clip 3D printed, this is to hold the brake switch electrical conduit away from the pedals, it is a complex shape as it overhangs a thick weld seam near the Naps head (just visible behind my thumb). At the bottom of the pic I have filed away part of the accelerator 'arm' as there was as there was minimal clearance at full-throttle.



    The stock beetle has 'hidden' air outflows on either near the rear passengers’ heads, and I want to get proper airflow through the Nova's cabin, hence this vent outlet. I have one on both sides of the main tube. The area behind the 43mm hole (just visible in pic) is tight and this 3D model fowled against the rear tube and fork weld seam - a re-think needed here.



    I did a trial fit of the rear shocks and Torque Bar - both from Machine7.

    These are Spax gas shocks 'lowered' 270mm Compressed, 405mm Extended, (www.machine7.com/section.php?xSec=2847) they're suitable for people running IRS on shortened (or no) suspension bump stops.
    There is even a shorter 235mm compressed shock if you are running seriously low.

    They are 20+ position adjustables, the adjuster isn't in a great spot though, covered by the support cradle (Pic).



    The Torque bar is a nice piece of kit, good quality, very light. The chassis tabs it bolts to need to be welded in (done by Flatlands), I had to clean up some paint on both sides to get the lower mount to slide over the tab.




    The rope holding the clutch actuator arm is to restrict its movement and stop the slave cylinder pot coming out if I accidently push the pedal.


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    wow , looking great and a real attention to detail. You really are the 3D printing king, no detail goes unaddressed!


    On the 4th photo it looks like a crack in the silver looking casting attached the the yellow bracket ? Is that the calipers
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    Steve,

    I’m going to change my tune about ‘forget the rat look and give the body the same treatment’ to .....

    ‘your chassis is so impressive it shouldn’t be hidden away, so forget the body and just bolt a couple of seats to the chassis and drive it like that!!’

    Alistair

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post

    The stock beetle has 'hidden' air outflows on either near the rear passengers’ heads, and I want to get proper airflow through the Nova's cabin, hence this vent outlet. I have one on both sides of the main tube. The area behind the 43mm hole (just visible in pic) is tight and this 3D model fowled against the rear tube and fork weld seam - a re-think needed here.
    Steve, you seem to have mastered custom 3D printed parts. From your earlier posts you mocked them up and sent them away to be printed, is that still the case or have you mastered CAD now? As I'm trying to figure out how you could explain to someone remote how you wanted that part to turn out? I'm looking to learn something here for custom parts I may need

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    It is looking fantastic and the attention to the detail is unbelievable great work.

    Dirk

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