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Search: Posts Made By: LotusNova
Forum: General chatter 27th July 2008, 05:58
Replies: 2
Views: 2,394
Posted By LotusNova
You mean something like <cough> this: :fear: ...

You mean something like <cough> this: :fear:
...
Forum: General Build Chat 27th July 2008, 05:49
Replies: 3
Views: 2,975
Posted By LotusNova
Jimm, If you're not sure what you want, you...

Jimm,

If you're not sure what you want, you could start by going to a show or two, looking at what's available and talking to the owners. There's one coming up in Peterborough the weekend of...
Forum: General Build Chat 26th February 2008, 05:27
Replies: 2
Views: 14,392
Posted By LotusNova
Hi Jp, How much do you want to spend? ...

Hi Jp,

How much do you want to spend?

At the low end of the scale, there's a spaceframe chassis made by Rorty as a direct replacement for the Beetle. You can buy the plans from them. Pm me if...
Forum: Bodywork 15th December 2007, 18:07
Replies: 5
Views: 6,648
Posted By LotusNova
Depends what your budget is. 1. Easiest (=...

Depends what your budget is.

1. Easiest (= quickest/most expensive) way is to take the CAD file to someone who can CNC machine a full-size buck directly.

2. Could get full-size outlines of the...
Forum: General chatter 24th November 2007, 13:32
Replies: 6
Views: 4,697
Posted By LotusNova
Eric, Then I admire your perserverance....

Eric,

Then I admire your perserverance. You're the only person I'm aware of who's been through it twice. :icon_cool:

Is your friend the same guy who's looking for one on Pistonheads?

Jon.
Forum: General chatter 23rd November 2007, 06:16
Replies: 6
Views: 4,697
Posted By LotusNova
Eric, With respect, kit cars are not illegal...

Eric,

With respect, kit cars are not illegal here. Identity transfer, however, is illegal.

If you have a car first registered over 25 years ago (classic status) then import & registration with...
Forum: General chatter 3rd September 2007, 21:11
Replies: 1
Views: 2,462
Posted By LotusNova
Hi Chris, My understanding is that a Q plate...

Hi Chris,

My understanding is that a Q plate means 'age was unable to be determined' (eg. mix of new & used parts from multiple donors). So the 74/86 donor part ages are irrelevant. What matters...
Forum: Bodywork 25th August 2007, 14:59
Replies: 9
Views: 10,317
Posted By LotusNova
If you're thinking of going the clay route, I'd...

If you're thinking of going the clay route, I'd recommend these folks too:
http://www.styling-clay.co.uk/contact.asp?ID=3 :nod:
Forum: Bodywork 19th July 2007, 16:49
Replies: 14
Views: 13,580
Posted By LotusNova
The main news is that I now cringe whenever...

The main news is that I now cringe whenever someone bumps this post and I'm forced to view my previous efforts :pound:

Let's just say the prof did more to make it look pretty in 12 hours than I'd...
Forum: Bodywork 21st May 2007, 17:51
Replies: 14
Views: 13,580
Posted By LotusNova
Hiya DJH, CNA EM is definately on, no...

Hiya DJH,

CNA EM is definately on, no excuses accepted :)

After 6 attemps at trying to find a shape that looks nice, I've finally thrown in the gauntlet and called in 'the experts'. I know I...
Forum: Bodywork 3rd May 2007, 09:29
Replies: 14
Views: 13,580
Posted By LotusNova
Smile Hiya Paul, Thanks for the interest, but...

Hiya Paul,

Thanks for the interest, but sadly not much to report. 'Progress' this year is limited to plasterboard & wiring in the loft (I promised my daughter I'd finish her bedroom by her...
Forum: Bodywork 7th August 2006, 09:25
Replies: 2
Views: 4,848
Posted By LotusNova
Hmmm.....not a bad idea that. Anyone want to buy...

Hmmm.....not a bad idea that. Anyone want to buy a Sainsbury's light sabre and four castor wheels then? :badgrin:
Forum: Bodywork 6th August 2006, 16:50
Replies: 2
Views: 4,848
Posted By LotusNova
SVA-compliant material for grilles?

Folks,

I'm looking for a material I can use for inserts in my air intakes. It needs to be SVA compliant w.r.t. radius of curvature & sharp edges (or lack thereof). The biggest piece I need is...
Forum: Bodywork 1st August 2006, 20:52
Replies: 14
Views: 13,580
Posted By LotusNova
Not at all - It's a work in progress & thanks for...

Not at all - It's a work in progress & thanks for the feedback.

Big arse wheels are not my style :) but I agree with the point. I'm working on other solutions to improve the proportions.

Best...
Forum: Bodywork 1st August 2006, 04:37
Replies: 14
Views: 13,580
Posted By LotusNova
Now looks less like a duck's arse too. ...

Now looks less like a duck's arse too.
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/9341/dscn1155qv2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Forum: General Build Chat 27th June 2006, 11:36
Replies: 6
Views: 5,639
Posted By LotusNova
Fair enough - sounds like a valid reason to me...

Fair enough - sounds like a valid reason to me :tape:
Forum: Bodywork 27th June 2006, 07:19
Replies: 14
Views: 13,580
Posted By LotusNova
Here's a current pic of me bodywork. I'm...

Here's a current pic of me bodywork. I'm currently reshaping the bodyline at the rear, to lower the wheelarches & so she looks less like a pick-up from the back.
...
Forum: General Build Chat 27th June 2006, 07:07
Replies: 4
Views: 4,326
Posted By LotusNova
Anything's possible if you want it bad enough. If...

Anything's possible if you want it bad enough. If that's what you want to do, then go for it.

I would recommend that you buy a copy of the SVA manual as a starting point. It's not 100% clear in...
Forum: General Build Chat 27th June 2006, 06:58
Replies: 6
Views: 5,639
Posted By LotusNova
Eddy, I know this doesn't answer your...

Eddy,

I know this doesn't answer your question, but why a pre-SVA MOT? I was planning to take mine for a 'pre-SVA' SVA test. I want to know the major stuff is ok (light positioning, etc) before...
Forum: General Build Chat 10th June 2006, 06:31
Replies: 2
Views: 5,563
Posted By LotusNova
Eddy, I'm not sure my SVA manual is fully up...

Eddy,

I'm not sure my SVA manual is fully up to date (it's from last year), but it states:

Front position lamps.
Max distance from side: 400mm
Max height: 1500mm (or if impractical 2100mm)...
Forum: Bodywork 17th April 2006, 05:46
Replies: 14
Views: 13,580
Posted By LotusNova
I'm using a general purpose glue. It's water...

I'm using a general purpose glue. It's water based & the cheapest I could get (the DIY stores' own, so no brand name). Normally used for polystyrene, wood, etc. Takes 24 hours to set, but apart from...
Forum: Bodywork 1st April 2006, 09:49
Replies: 14
Views: 13,580
Posted By LotusNova
Custom bodywork - progress?

Hi folks,

I'm currently making some panels from scratch (using extruded polystyrene for the bucks). If anyone else is actively doing similar, I'd be interested in swapping thoughts/ideas...
...
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