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Looks good. I had a similar hole cut in the back bulkhead I sealed that up good, wish I would have left it open I was worried about it weakening the car but considering how beefy my chassis is that body isn't going to be moving much. I played around with the idea of putting the filler cap inside the engine hatch, I know that's not ideal either but it would be nicley tucked away and easy to reach. I had the same concern about gas getting on the paint and hindges if it's forward of the engine bay. I do like, what I think nick did with flush mounting a filler cap to the side and dropping it into a stock tank that looked pritty nice too. So little room and only a few options.

Oh and thanks for the email, I need to get my butt in the garage and start making progress on my build again
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Old 05-23-2016, 09:40 PM
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Got a few hours in the shop tonight after work. Spent the time working on my seats. My seats will be two individual pieces. The bottom will sit directly on the floor and the backs will mount kind of how you see it in the photo. The bottom will have Velcro on the bottom so it will adhere to the carpet. The seat back will be hinged and it will tilt forward and lean back and have a latch on the rear shelf. It should work very well that way. I still have a little more shaping and filling to do before I epoxy prime it and make my mold from it. I will be using these seats in my #310 car as well.

I'm also including a photo of the center console. It needs to get primed and painted soon since my dash is almost ready for paint. The seat placement and shifter reloc are very comfortable. This car should be a pleasure to drive when completed.

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Old 05-23-2016, 11:22 PM
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Since I am in a posting mood I figured I'd throw up a few photos from back in Dec when I mocked up the dash.

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Really digging the Jensen. Slick!
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Really digging the Jensen. Slick!
That is actually going in the #310 car but I do have another one for this car that is a little less expensive. The are both waterproof marine units made for boat consoles and swim platforms. I have even seen them installed on hot tubs!

Pretty slick indeed and coupled to a nice amp they should sound great. They both have a port for a memory stick and the Jensen is bluetooth and has an app for your smart phone.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:21 AM
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Interesting approach on the seats. There is a Nova in the UK that did something similar. He fixed the base to the floor but the back was actually fixed to the sides of the floor pan / tunnel which still allowed him to recline it and tilt forward.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:31 AM
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Roger, digging the dashboard - that looks great! Not digging the seat arrangement nor plywood floor. Really, velcro? The plywood I can deal with, hell even Morgans are still built that way. But not fastening the seat base securely? That's just reckless. I know there are industrial velcro out there - I use it here in the shop, but I wouldn't trust my butt to it to keep me secure in a serious crash.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:24 AM
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Does the seat base actually hold you in place in a wreck? I thought it was the job of the seat belts to keep you secured! Hmmm who knew?

Edit: I just reread your comment, maybe you thought I was going to sew the Velcro to my pants instead of using a seat belt. The Velcro will be secured to the bottom of the seat pad to keep it from slipping around on the floor. I will be sitting on the seat pad and using the seat belt to help keep me in position in the case of a wreck.

Reckless is the old seat where my head was a inch from the canopy and an uncomfortable driving position. Good ole Rick and his lack of decorum. I liked it better when you didn't comment. You seem to bring out the best in people. Read islandmans comment and take note of how to have a friendly discussion in an open car forum.

The plywood floor is on top of the very uneven and unsightly drop metal floor pan. It will get wrapped in new carpet and will fit snugly on the floor. Nice thing is that it will be easily removable when and if there is a water intrusion.

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Old 05-24-2016, 09:02 AM
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Interesting approach on the seats. There is a Nova in the UK that did something similar. He fixed the base to the floor but the back was actually fixed to the sides of the floor pan / tunnel which still allowed him to recline it and tilt forward.
Same idea here however my seat base will just be a nice pad sitting directly on the floor. This helps eliminate finding seats that fit. Seat will not be adjustable on the fly but its not really a multi-driver car.

Does the UK guy have a build thread on the Euro-Nova site?
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