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Old 05-17-2015, 10:58 PM
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Just remember that everyone has a right to their own opinion, it's just that being on the internet it's almost impossible to always understand the intent or feeling behind a post or message.

That said, I'll have to agree that the second iteration does appear to be a bit square and small. Maybe I'm biased, but as Rick said, the Eureka ones are larger. I think if you started from scratch and made them bigger (meaning longer), they'd fit the car better.

I'm not sure about bonding them to the car, mine just bolt on with 4 bolts through the body. Someone else in the club too them a step further, by fabricating up a base for them (the originals are bottomless) which goes down through the air intake molded into the body tub. He then bolts them through the air intake rather than the top of the body tub. Or, you could have it extend past the opening of the air intake, and then use a bit of pvc pipe or even another piece of fiberglass in the shape of a ring, to bolt it onto the body.
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:47 AM
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So glad the Cimbria/ Eagle come with scoops, one less thing to think about, Hmmmm but we don't have skirt scoops.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:05 PM
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Finished product.
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:44 PM
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Will you continue that theme on the other scoops? You could do something interesting with airbrushing to incorporate them too.
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I will be working on the hood next. I want to get the nostril covers I bought from Sterling temporarily mounted so I can make a mold of them with a flange around the outside like I did with the side scoop.

I need to get working on the motor also. I will be sand blasting all the tins so I can get them painted. I need to make a decision on what I will be using for the fan shroud and oil cooler so I can move forward on that. I should have my AC bracket by the weekend or Monday so I should be able to start getting that mocked up. I am bouncing around too much on this project, but it seems that something is in the way of finishing any one part. Could just be me, the lack of time, the heat, the mess in my shop, or a collection of all of the above. So long as I put a few hours in a couple of times a week, and spend some of my weekend on it, it too shall get done. Sometimes the delays prevent haste or shed light on new ideas.
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Had a productive week and weekend in the shop. Spent several evenings after the regular job during last week sanding and prepping the new canopy for the car. I spent most of the weekend playing with fiberglass. Oh how I love playing in that stuff! Especially when its 90+ degrees in the shop and all my pores are so open! I built a new console but gave it away before I got a photo of it. I hope to get another one laid up this week so I can post a photo. I also built the plug and mold for what I am calling my Eureka Tribute rear visor/spoiler. It's just my take on the Aussie visor that I like so much. Its not identical is size or shape but sort of has the same flavor. I made it a little smaller then the Aussie visor so I didn't obstruct my view out the rear window and didn't obstruct the pathway to the fuel fill.
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Old 06-09-2015, 06:19 PM
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I got the new canopy sanded last week and the area where the handle is removed and smoothed out. I still have some additional filling and blocking to do on the roof before I can get some feather fill on it. It was painted black and has been sitting outside for some time. The mold / algae on the paint had worked its way all the way down to the gelcoat so I had to sand it all completely off. Also being black and sitting in the sun all those years has warped the roof section. Nothing some fill and blocking can't fix. Over all The canopy fits nicely on the car.

I got the nostril covers installed on the hood and a mold pulled from them

Side note: I got the new canopy from mud4fun. He was nice enough to make a little detour during his vacation in Orlando. We were able to swap out some parts to make a deal happen. Thanks James!

The new canopy saves me the effort of having to fix the T-Top canopy that came with the car or making some sort of panels to put in the top. It also will eliminate the mouse odor between the inner and outer canopy shells. For now it will be used to safely sore the windshield until I can get it over to a glass guy for removal and re-installation.
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:47 PM
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Just a few photos of the no frills console I made. Intention here is just to cover the VW tunnel. Nothing fancy just wanted to hide the obvious and uneven shape of the tunnel. Cover with carpet, vinyl or maybe a wrap or even just paint to match. I have a mold if anyone is interested. I'll take a photo tomorrow of it in the car to show how it fits with the new dash.
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Old 06-10-2015, 05:56 AM
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Wow, lots of progress. The 'Eureka Sunvisor' looks good. They don't block any rearward vision here either. If you mount it with the leading edge just a little proud of the roof line, it will help force some of the air flow down and along the rear deck, pulling out the hot air from the engine bay. At least, if you have louvers on the engine deck lid.
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:21 PM
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Pulled the first visor from the mold this morning. Got it trimmed up and sitting on the car. I like it!

Also pulled a console from the mold and trimmed it up so I can show how it looks installed.

Picked up my new tires today 245 60 15 rear and 205 60 15 front. Rear will be mounted on 8" rims and fronts on 7".
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