In for penny In for a pound, As the saying goes.Well ive got the normal, house size garage and thought i try a sammio home build, wot a lovely kit car she is. A credit to GARY
Lucky for me i found a triumph herald ,just of the road still taxed but no MOT. So i took the plunge, stripping down i guess is the easy bit, and getting carried away on ebay ,buying stuff is easy, lol.
but aafter many hours in a tiny garage and lots of pain, blood and few tears, ive just rebuilt the chassis everything from all new bush kit to nice new , nuts and bolts easyer than using the old .
I just hope the next part of fitting the body is less pain full as i dont want to make a hash of a lovely kit and not do it any justice.
Is there any more home builders who might give me a few kind TIPS.
Last edited by mulberry; 12th June 2011 at 20:29..
Whoo hoo, another one of us trying this in a 'std' garage
There's already a lot of info being gathered over in the other Sammio thread: http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=2717 so have a good nosey (if you haven't already) as there are also links in there to a few of the external Blogs and photobucket accounts that other fellow builders have already created that may be of interest?
If you've already rebuilt your chassis, then there are very few tips that i can give you at the moment. Although one "small garage" tip that i can share is to wrap the ends of your outriggers with old sponges and gaffa tape until the body is finally on as i got fed up of taking chunks out of my knees as i moved around the chassis and this has saved me more than once
Hi chaps , any help needed , you know I'll try to help ....I've been lucky with my customer base so far - most of you 'get it' ..by that I mean , you all realise these aren't true kit cars in the ''open the box , bolt it together , pay a fortune , build a car with no personality '' sense of the word...we are building in the original , how it started way ...back to basics , traditionally , however you want to pidgeon hole it ....this means , of course , things will need fettling sometimes , little tweaks here and there , but basically , the cars end up similar but different !!
We all have our own ways of doing things - good and bad , and people will know little tricks , dodges , shortcuts etc to help as well as certain parts that work better than others , that kind of stuff - thats where this thread can be both interesting and helpful.....
Mulberry , yours is going to be a bit different to the others - so far ! Gonna tell ? !!
well i hope the body is looking good gary, im sure it is your a master in your own class, and if the changes come out anything like im hoping for,it sure be a stunner. but im keeping it on the quiet side for now, untill i got the odd photo to place on here.
thanks for the tips guy`s,,,,, have any of you tried to real seal the front brake claiper thingy ma jigs..?......wonderfull news my body is ready " gary ur a star" oh patton im j27 m5 so not to far away please tell me how you get on down at vosa...
how many times do we all wait in hope for the parcel to arrive "when you pay for next day" on wednesday paid for fiberglass supplies, the dreaded next day service, and guess wot, ITS friday and still no show, there goes fitting the body out the window this weekend... so i have to make some more parts SHINNY " DAVE"
thanks for the offer pat, but ive got few little odd jobs to be getting on with so it wont be a total wasted weekend, with out it." better be here on monday or bad language will be used down the telephone, i think"
took 2 weeks of hard rubbing and burning out one angle grinder, to get bare metal finish, some smaller parts wich were taken of were shot blasted back, i used a etch/red oxide/ the rust-olem combi colour top coat, look on trade "paint`s direct.co.uk" thay have a wide range. if i done it again get a hardner to add with the paint, mines still little soft.. i sprayed all mine then done the welding, might be little odd but it protects the rot under the patch`s too that way, then just touch up around were u welded, then couple more coats "JOB`S A GOODEN"
Another sunny day in poole and another triumph herald bites the dust and becomes a sammio spyder.It was a great drive down and a nice coffee at gary`s workshop,before the inspection...with big thanks to Gary for his support.But the drive back was from hell with the tie down straps breaking on the M5 motorway, and a sammio nearly breaking away and overtaking us. note to all " Don`t buy cheap £4.00 rachet straps " but got back to Devon finally horray !!!! (oh i found a pound in my car gary)