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    Badbug's Nova

    I have the Nova since November and I am doing the work in free time, so progress will be slow, I also have 2 other open projects that take me time too.

    So was the car was when it arrived from UK.

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    After removing the body, the chassis was rust, so the floors had to be redone, and the floor had to be lowered, pending testing with the seats is a 4" drop, which would be a 3" drop in the normal beetle floor, a lot of rust cleaning work already done here.

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    I'll be putting more advances.

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    ***Euro-Nova Supporter*** BlueNova's Avatar
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    Looks like you’ve got a great large clean workshop there which will make your rebuild much more enjoyable. I took my chassis back to that state in a cramped garage with the body hanging just above it ... not the best way to work. Looks like you’ve got a great project there and I’m looking forward to seeing your progress

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    Good work, the tube has cleaned up nicely, that framehead looks to be in good condition as well, that's a bonus.
    Keep the updates coming

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    Nice update and great pics.
    Just keep going and you will get there 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNova View Post
    Looks like you’ve got a great large clean workshop there which will make your rebuild much more enjoyable. I took my chassis back to that state in a cramped garage with the body hanging just above it ... not the best way to work. Looks like you’ve got a great project there and I’m looking forward to seeing your progress

    I have seen your work and I know is more difficult to work, I too worked so in another projects and everyday I had to take things out to work and in winter was very cold, now I have the lucky of can work in a good workshop
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    Good work, the tube has cleaned up nicely, that framehead looks to be in good condition as well, that's a bonus.
    Keep the updates coming
    Thanks, the frame head is fine except for two points where I had to weld some sheet metal

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    The next things to do was install the floor and the drop panels

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    Quote Originally Posted by badbug View Post
    The next things to do was install the floor and the drop panels

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    Wish my garage floor was that clean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikemrb View Post
    Wish my garage floor was that clean
    I wish my garage floor was that big
    only Pythagoras can save me now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by badbug View Post
    The next things to do was install the floor and the drop panels

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    Hello man, Looks like a neat job.
    With nothing on the chassis, now may be a good time to move the gear lever back.
    I had that done by a VW engineering company (Flatlands) in the UK, they did it *before* the floor pans went on because the access is easier.

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