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ii agree with everyone this is a unique project on another level just read through 2 years of your mods, hands down to you great car and specs also good luck on your next competition sound looks the part :clap:

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ii agree with everyone this is a unique project on another level just read through 2 years of your mods, hands down to you great car and specs also good luck on your next competition sound looks the part :clap:

Thankyou for looking & glad you like it. The development has mainly centred around the sound system. It was never my intention to get it rebuilt again but the quest for better just led it further & further.

Thanks for good wishes & I shall update the thread with further news! ;-)

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Well I could sit in on lupo, this is it! Your work is unbelievable! I really hope I see this at a show :wub:

Joe

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Just got up to date on this project. I love the way you just decide to alter the shape of things and next thing you know you have a fully fabricated and trimmed piece that fits perfectly and looks fantastic. I dread to think of what I would end up with if I decided to make a new dash! Anyway, well done, look forward to seeing more of your work.

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Well I could sit in on lupo, this is it! Your work is unbelievable! I really hope I see this at a show :wub:

Joe

Glad you like Joe! Certainly hope to be at a few shows next year & you'd be more than welcome to sit in & have a listen to the system. I do hope to go to Ultimate Dubs (if they let me in). :-)

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Just got up to date on this project. I love the way you just decide to alter the shape of things and next thing you know you have a fully fabricated and trimmed piece that fits perfectly and looks fantastic. I dread to think of what I would end up with if I decided to make a new dash! Anyway, well done, look forward to seeing more of your work.

Thanks for looking! There is a very clever chap up north who has done the fabrication & has spent a LOT of time thinking & planning ahead on this one. He has worked & owned many VW's but has also worked on loads of other vehicles. I think it helps to work outside the 'scene' as it brings new fresh ideas- you are gonna love my next update!!

Very cool feature! ;-)

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Love this little update! :-)

In the sound quality sound off competitions some of the top cars do away with the rear view mirror whilst demoing. The reason? The soundstage which pans out in front & around you gives depth, height & width of sound - all the various instruments & the vocal is there right around you.

The vocal tends to be centre so the rear view mirror is a distraction - particularly with a small car like the Lupo.

Dave the fabricator has firstly built a pod for a camera pointing out the rear

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And then covered it in Alcatera

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So we have a camera to get rear view & now this must be seen from the front. So a module was made within the roof for a screen to show image.

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And the view from the rear

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:-)

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That's awesome.

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That's awesome.

Cheers Koop! :-)

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that really is trick,

Hey Jamie! How goes?!

Glad you like! Bit different isn't it? ;-)

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yea not bad buddy, when you think roof and screen you think flip down, but lowering the roofliner and having it inset is a neat touch,

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yea not bad buddy, when you think roof and screen you think flip down, but lowering the roofliner and having it inset is a neat touch,

So looking to getting to some shows next year! Will you venture south of the border? ;-)

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Next update!

The new roof panel (thanks RobGti), was purposely bought with the sunroof cutout, even though I don't have one, to add another feature to the build.

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The cutout section is filled & will have a subtle backlit perspex section. This will allow some sound reflection & some interior light as the front roof light has been replaced with the roof console.

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The roof panel has been covered in black perforated Alcantera & the console has had some added features.

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The switches are for system power & lights & the voltmeter was rescued from the previous build, which handily is Genesis logo shape.

There is also a speaker built into the console just for the hands free kit!

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Getting real close to finishing now! ;-)

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Always makes me speechless lol

Stunning work Stu :shades:

Will it be ready for UD 2013?

Ryan

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Always makes me speechless lol

Stunning work Stu :shades:

Will it be ready for UD 2013?

Ryan

Hey Ryan! Thanks!

I think finally the car will be ready to do a few shows next year.

I don't think my car is a show car in the traditional sense but I think it's different enough to create some interest. Still need to do some engine work & having paint tidied up over next few weeks but lets see how it then survives the winter drives!

I'd love to do UD if if they let me- I will try & apply and see what happens! :-)

:wub: wow!!

Thanks Lupopo! :-)

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Power to the front screen with image showing what the rear camera shows!

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And view from rear

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The sunroof aperture has been built with a birch ply surround to fix the Perspex to.

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The roof panel has had added fibreglass & steel plate to minimise resonance & then the cavity will be filled with expanding foam.

The sounds have improved already with roof panel in situ! :-)

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This is on another level! You'll have no issues getting in UD mate.

Thankyou Huw! I hope your right! Be nice to get in! :-)

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Awesome stu! This must make UD :) ill be there for ear melting demo! May bring the *cough* Ford lol

Alex

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Stu, the work you put into this is amazing! Please do apply for UD as I can't wait to have a look around at the Lupo again and have a demo! Be good to catch up with yourself too!

Hope all is well :)

Em

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Awesome stu! This must make UD :) ill be there for ear melting demo! May bring the *cough* Ford lol

Alex

Aw! Cheers Alex! I'd love to have a look around your new project!

You'd be very welcome for a demo! I will apply for UD & we shall see! :-)

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Stu, the work you put into this is amazing! Please do apply for UD as I can't wait to have a look around at the Lupo again and have a demo! Be good to catch up with yourself too!

Hope all is well :)

Em

Thanks Em! Hope alls good with you? Yes havn't caught up in a while! :-)

The new build has been totally set up for the EMMA soundoffs but I think it's sufficiently different to create some interest.

Got to try to get into UD at least! Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

He who dares rodders!! ;-)

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Next update...

Roof panel in & filled with expanding foam for rigidity. Perspex led lit reflection panel sanded for diffused light.

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Got blue & white switchable LEDs depending on mood lighting or to see!

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Alcantera perforated for better look

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Light reflection

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Makes the TT interior look Cool! :-)

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