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Very professional looking like it was made for the car....which it was

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Spoiler is mounted in solid.
When I get around to painting the car I'll address all the finishing details on it.

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Next on the agenda is the center console and the side speaker pods.
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Old 07-27-2018, 06:17 PM
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Looks great Brett! Are you going to mount it from inside the tunnel then? Just some lag screws or did you make arrangements for bolts?

Side note, that would be a neat place to hide the radio antenna.
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Old 07-28-2018, 02:41 PM
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Looks great Brett! Are you going to mount it from inside the tunnel then? Just some lag screws or did you make arrangements for bolts?

Side note, that would be a neat place to hide the radio antenna.
Funny you should bring this up.
I was thinking of doing a detail write up on the install but thought it would be a waste of time.

Holes were drilled through the body and the screws threaded into the spoiler. Extra material (fiberglass)was added at the mounting location inside of the spoiler. A total of 3 screws on each side is used to secure it to the body and a 3/4"dia hole was made for the wiring to feed through on the left side

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Another option that I have as a backup plan is to install thread inserts.
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I just might have to use that idea for the antenna if you don't mind. Maybe put one of those shark fin style antenna's on it.

Got a request(via email )for a picture of the spoiler with the canopy down.
Thought I'd share it
Try to focus on the spoiler and not the mess

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Looking pretty slick!
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So the big question now is what will you do with the the deck lid, I'm assuming you won't have a louvre. So that means you'll need to do something nice with the deck lid as it will be seen, and will need to make it more interesting rather than just functional right?

I've never liked the original hatches or most of the other variations I've seen that people tried, they always seem somewhat "plonked" on top rather than looking as though they were designed to be there.

I did attempt something on my blue Nova as I had to remove the last louvre (long story) which exposed more of the deck lid so I wanted it to look right. I will probably go down similar lines on my scooby Nova. Unless of course I get some inspiration from what you come up with Brett and I can steal the idea from

Here is what I ended up with :







Which basically was a new deck panel laid over the top of the factory hatch that dips in the middle. It can been seen clearly here with the colour contrast and the original beneath.

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Been asked numerous times what I was going to do with the space behind the seats.

Found this to get me started in the design of that.

I'm thinking one side can be where the battery mounts

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Great find Brett. My I be the first to place an order sight unseen.

The yard I have been going to is less than 5 miles from my home and is closing after 40 years of operation. The property was purchased by an animal clinic. My loss but maybe a puppy's gain.


I found several great things recently. From a Jag, a two cup cupholder that was molded into the rear foam seat cushion, and in someone's trash an office chair with a mesh fabric on the back of the chair including a lumbar support adjustment and a headrest that has unlimited positioning.



At this time I am only planning on a drivers seat in the car. Wife thinks i am nuts and I have no friends. I like the idea of using a seat cushion from a car mounted to the pan and a separate reclining seat back. If that doesn't work, I have also found from a Volvo X40, the back bucket seats. They are individual buckets and no one ever sits in the back seat so the leather is perfect. I would use the seat backs only after creating a solid rigid support for safety.



I am also considering purchasing from the internet the following, I would appreciate any and all comments. It would be mounted in the passenger pod. I am going to use a bluetooth speaker.
Cavogin Car Rear View Camera + 7" Double Din Touchscreen In Dash Stereo Car Receiver Audio Video Player Bluetooth FM Radio Mp3/TF/USB/AUX-in/Subwoofer + Remote Control


  • 7 inches Touch Screen:This ultimedia Car Audio Video Player has 7 inch HD 800 * 480 Digital Multi-color LCD Touch Screen,Support 1080P video.(Please note: This is not CD/DVD Player/GPS). MP3/MP4 Audio Video Player.Digital Clock display.
  • A combo of CMOS car rear view reverse backup parking camera and digital in-dash double Din car receiver.
  • Rear View Camera:7 LED Night Vision, Waterproof, High-definition and 170 macro lens wide viewing angle, CMOS image sensor, NTSC TV system, Adjustable (up/down) 60 degree camera mounting bracket, Ideal for all vehicles that use a standard U.S. license plate.
  • Support Bluetooth for Hands-free Calling & playing music and apps like Spotify/Pandora wirelessly.Built-in voice Microphone in the control panel.Four Amplifier Speaker(50 Watts x 4 Max Power).Wireless remote control.Supports steering wheel controls.
  • Built-in USB & AUX input & Subwoofer Output.Built-in TF memory card slot up to 32G. Car radio stereo FM radio tuner.Automatic memory funcation for 18 broadcasting stations. 12 Stations for AM Radio.AV-IN for reverse camera: support rear camera input, automatically switch to rear camera when reverse the car. Perfect solution for safely backing your car.



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I have got to get more comfortable about starting a build journal and posting pictures.

Thanks for your unlimited attention.
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My I be the first to place an order sight unseen.

Thanks for the interest.
Let me get one built first then I'll consider building more.





The yard I have been going to is less than 5 miles from my home and is closing after 40 years of operation.

that sucks
How close is the next yard??


At this time I am only planning on a drivers seat in the car. Wife thinks i am nuts and I have no friends. I like the idea of using a seat cushion from a car mounted to the pan and a separate reclining seat back. If that doesn't work, I have also found from a Volvo X40, the back bucket seats. They are individual buckets and no one ever sits in the back seat so the leather is perfect. I would use the seat backs only after creating a solid rigid support for safety.

Things to consider when looking for seats.
First is the fit. They have to be narrow to fit in the car.

Height is another issue.

How far back they recline

Take a tape measure with you when you go looking for seats. What looks to fit in the yards may not fit when you get home and attempt to install it.


I am also considering purchasing from the internet the following, I would appreciate any and all comments. It would be mounted in the passenger pod. I am going to use a bluetooth speaker.

That fall into personal preference
If it fits and thats what you want, go for it.

If your going with a stock dash you will be limited to what you can do with it.




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That fit is awesome. Really will finish interior nicely.
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That is a nice fit Brett. However having gone away for several weekend trips in my Nova I know luggage space is at a premium. So leaving the space behind the seats to accommodate soft duffle bags or similar luggage is a must. However if you never plan to have luggage or have a support car on trips go for it.

It will make it look very factory OEM if you stick with it
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