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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    I'm not sure I would be happy with a 3D printed part in such an exposed area, I'm sure a local machine shop would knock you up a pair in alli for less than it would cost to 3D print them and would be far more durable.

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    If printed in ABS with full to 20% infill, 3-5 top and bottom layers and the same outer layers, it should hold up quite nice. Just not PLA, you don't want it to disintegrate on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic View Post
    If printed in ABS with full to 20% infill, 3-5 top and bottom layers and the same outer layers, it should hold up quite nice. Just not PLA, you don't want it to disintegrate on you.

    Hi Nic, I know about ABS and PLA (these are materials you can 3D print with) but the rest of that went over my head, care to tell me more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNova View Post
    Glad you got it sorted Steve

    .... but do you really need any more bling on that chassis?

    Don't speak to soon man, looking at the Spring Plate spacers you fitted to your build, you may well be catching the bug ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    Don't speak to soon man, looking at the Spring Plate spacers you fitted to your build, you may well be catching the bug ;-)
    Hahaha ... Iím just jealous Steve, your chassis is concours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNova View Post
    Hahaha ... Iím just jealous Steve, your chassis is concours!
    Thanks man, but I'm not sure about that.
    When this car eventually gets on the road I fully intend to smash it around the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    When this car eventually gets on the road I fully intend to smash it around the place.
    Not literally I hope
    only Pythagoras can save me now!

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    Still ticking on with the chassis build:

    I knocked out the end plates on the lower trailing arms -see Pic (this is the 'fix' to allow the thru-rods slide in correctly). The trailing arms are in, stub axles, steering rack bracket, all torqued down. I'm using 10.9 and above grade bolts around the brakes.

    Two of the ball joints were rock solid and I needed to wrap them in a towel and give them a proper thump with a wooden mallet, they freed-up eventually.



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    I have mocked-up footrest, designed to make the driving position a bit more comfortable.
    it is going to be 3D Printed.

    The last pic is the .STL file, there are 7 mount holes, I'll use 2 in the middle to give me flexibility to adjust the position forward & back, depending on the seat & pedal positions.








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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    I have mocked-up footrest, designed to make the driving position a bit more comfortable. It is going to be 3D Printed. ..........
    I'm loving your build Steve ... that's gotta be a first!!

    No? .... OK, can anyone who has a footrest in their Nova/Avante/SS please take one step (pardon the pun!) forward now!

    .... if Para Handy (Scottish Captain of a Clyde Puffer ... just google it) was into Novas do you know what he'd say about your footrest?

    He'd say ... "Steve it's just sublime, so it is!"

    I'm really looking forward to meeting you and your Nova one day!

    Alistair

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    I'm not sure you have an issue with these pedals as they are they are designed for race use cars where your bum is almost on the floor. I have the same pedal box and do not find the angles an issue the biggest problem for me is the spacing between the pedals being very tight and shoes catching the wrong pedals, I have bought some cheep racing boots which are great for driving in, but bloody uncomfortable to walk in being so thin.

    Dirk

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