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    I think the only part which is Mk4 is the dash.
    Most parts are probably Mk2 as they did not have nostrils .

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    Quote Originally Posted by John90 View Post
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    Also doesn't the build manual recommend using a later but non IRS Beetle chassis?
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    Just to clarify what the Build manual says:

    BuildManual.jpg

    The 1302 and 1303 Beetles had IRS and Macpherson Strut front suspension.
    It is the Macpherson Strut suspension that can't be used to build a Nova, the IRS set-up works well.

    So it looks like the chassis in this car has had a torsion bar front end welded onto the 1303 chassis, replacing the Mac strut set-up. This is a fairly common mod for Novas and other VW kit cars,
    if the welding has been done properly, you'll have no worries and nice handling car with IRS.

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    Think you will find that most IRS chassis with trailing arms front end started life as a swing axle rear. It is a far easier operation to install IRS on a swing than replacing the 1302/3 front with trailing arms.

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    So
    Who bought it?
    I see it’s ended early ......

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    Not me. That's all I know!
    (Thanks everyone for the Nova history lessons!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by John90 View Post
    Not me. That's all I know!
    (Thanks everyone for the Nova history lessons!)

    http://www.sterlingkitcars.com/histo...module_nv.html

    Hover over the links on the left for a more comprehensive history of the marque, it's a good read.
    Last edited by steve; 11-07-2018 at 06:36 PM.

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