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Old 14-02-2020, 08:11 PM   #21
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[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.volkszone.com/VZi/images/vzismilies/cool.gif[/IMG] That looks superb!
I'm pretty pleased with it. Still now sure whether to make a stay to hold it open when needed.

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Great job on the parcel shelf. I have a couple of the Kamei ones, from your pics, there's not a lot in it, nice one.
My dad gave me his 1303, he purchased new in 73, in the glove box an AA 1973 road map. I love stuff like that, you're getting some nice period touches, [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.volkszone.com/VZi/images/vzismilies/cool.gif[/IMG]
Nice. My bug has 10 or more previous owners so I've no idea of its history.
I've collected a few nice period pieces over the years but always on the lookout for more. 1970s Ebay collectables section turns up some nice things every so often.

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That looks very neat. Good work.
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That looks very neat. Good work.
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Been a bit of a shit day today.
Inlaws holiday now covers the weekend of Stanford Hall so I can't go to that, and also just got told my dad has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Sounds like its pretty far advanced too.
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Been a crap weather day today (storm Dennis can go and do one now ) but the black vinyl arrived in the post so i had a go at covering the front parcel shelf.
Theres a few wrinkles i think were caused by the contact adhesive being sprayed on too thick in places but its not too bad.
I still need to make up a few mounting brackets for it.
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Hear Hear, All marvellous work, that parcel shelf looks amazing!
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Been a crap weather day today (storm Dennis can go and do one now ) but the black vinyl arrived in the post so i had a go at covering the front parcel shelf.
Theres a few wrinkles i think were caused by the contact adhesive being sprayed on too thick in places but its not too bad.
I still need to make up a few mounting brackets for it.
Looks great and very practical, I love the diy add ons
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I think theres now enough storage space in the car for anything i need to carry. Its got the under dash shelf, centre console and the full width accessory door pockets. Glove box has a modern stereo and cigy lighter in it so theres no space for gloves.

The weather is forcast gusty but dry up here today so i'm gonna see if i can get the under dash shelf bolted in this afternoon. I think a small bracket on each side into the A pillar and a couple into the top double skinned part of the front bulkhead at the height of the steering column should do.
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Made up some aluminium brackets so i could mount the under dash shelf.
Finding the screw holes once i'd drilled through the carpet took longer than making the brackets.
Its mounted as high up as is possible and with my size 10 feet theres still a fair few inches of clearance between my toes and the bottom of the shelf.
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Lovely work, it's looking really good, well done.
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Cheers.
I might add a metal support (2mm flat bar wrapped in vinyl maybe) running the full width underneath as it seems a bit flexible if any weight is added in the centre.
Not sure what the genuine Kamei ones are like being made of plastic.

Its an ideal place to display some of my retro tat i've collected over the years. Not sure i'm gonna make it to any shows in it this year other than Tatton Park but theres a few local classic car shows it'll hopefully make an appearance at.
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Been a crap weather day today (storm Dennis can go and do one now ) but the black vinyl arrived in the post so i had a go at covering the front parcel shelf.
Theres a few wrinkles i think were caused by the contact adhesive being sprayed on too thick in places but its not too bad.
I still need to make up a few mounting brackets for it.
Cracking little shelf there. You should keep the template and start manufacturing these beauties
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