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Mk1 NA***RESTORATION***

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Re: Mk1 NA***RESTORATION***

Postby GlennyGills » Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:20 pm

They look very good. - Well done you
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Re: Mk1 NA***RESTORATION***

Postby John&Luke » Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:54 pm

Wanted to remove and replace the filler cap pull cable with a Solenoid version. So using a generic 12volt solenoid welded an extension bracket on to the spring loaded cap ‘plunger’ and connected the solenoid with a short length of braided wire cable. Works a treat. Couple of photos below.

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Then made a start on my modified switch panel for the tombstone housing. Windows x2 filler cap and auxiliary. The current panel is black abs (still with protective film) but will be replaced with a printed brushed metal panel.

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Re: Mk1 NA***RESTORATION***

Postby Lumphammer » Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:18 am

Very nice John, will you do the same for the boot release?
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Re: Mk1 NA***RESTORATION***

Postby John&Luke » Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:57 pm

Lumphammer wrote:Very nice John, will you do the same for the boot release?

Yes it’s on the to do list at some point. The cap was the priority as I’ve remove the cable assembly from the rear bulkhead for a clearer look without the center console.

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Re: Mk1 NA***RESTORATION***

Postby graymattor » Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:05 am

Great work as always JL,

I've also done the same, i added a solenoid to the fuel cap and boot catch, but i wasn't brave enough to remove the cable unit, i re-routed mine so they are under the passenger seat so i can access them with some long nose pliers just in case!!
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Postby John&Luke » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:05 pm

Finished switch panel.
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Matches and continues the style of the stainless heater and dashboard.
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Postby graymattor » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:40 am

looks brilliant JL, great work
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Re: Mk1 NA***RESTORATION***

Postby Lumphammer » Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:43 pm

Very stylish! That will suit the car perfectly

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