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Old 22nd February 2018, 19:40
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I actually got to moved the car around under it's own power this weekend.
I found the engine is in desperate need of a tune-up and the brakes need some attention but it's getting there.



I did find it hard to get out of the car due to it not having the "lump" across the floor that a Herald has so I'll have to fabricate something to help.

The new wind screen surround was not as serviceable as I first thought ( it tends to twist the Perspex screen out of shape), I decided to re-make it .

I first re-cut the screen pattern on some sheet and fixed it in position.



The block of wood is helping keep the screen panel a uniform shape and curve.

I then filled in the small cap along the bottom edge and sanded the area smooth.



Coated the area with PVA mould release.



Followed by a good layer Gel coat.



And finally a good thick lay-up of fiberglass.



All left to dry over night.
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Old 22nd February 2018, 22:43
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Build is coming on well I do like the Alph shape without speedster hump.
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Old 31st March 2018, 18:18
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I fitted the production windscreen with-out the new surround just to confirm it did fit.




To my surprise the screen fits so well with just a little trimming and a few bracket the fiberglass surround could be an option. .





I just need to bed-in the brakes and it's ready for MOT.
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Old 10th April 2018, 20:12
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Still waiting for a clear workshop and a dry day to road test this car.

The new wind screen surround worked out well.

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Old 11th April 2018, 17:41
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Hi micky1mo,

How thick is the screen sheet and what do you use to cut it please?
Also, how high it is please?

Cheers, Deni.
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Old 11th April 2018, 19:53
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How thick is the screen sheet and what do you use to cut it please?
Also, how high it is please?
All my screens come pre-cut from Chris at Tribute Automotive so you'll have to contact him for the spec.
This screen is to high so will be trimmed down to suit at a later date.
I'll use a thin cutting disc on a 4" grinder to trim and shape it.
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Old 11th April 2018, 20:25
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Thanks for the info.

Cheers,D
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Old 19th April 2018, 16:52
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It passed the MOT today but I met with a very angry MOT tester!!!

Angry at the fact he couldn't get out of the car with-out some help, much to the enjoyment of his fellow workers!!!
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Mike - Congratulations on the MOT pass.

The problems your MOT guy had are why the MOT place I go to insists that I do the driving onto the ramps and the brake rollers.

Good luck, Paul.
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reliant-S...25.m3641.l6368

One for you???
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Old 12th July 2018, 16:53
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Possibly, I'll watch with interest.
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You probably already know this, but that SS1 does not have a galvanised chassis - the early chassis was ungalvanized, when they moved to a single wiper, the chassis was galvanised. Unless some kind sole has already replaced the chassis!
Just noticed this reading back through the thread. Although you’re right that only later cars had galv from new, many have been replaced by owners (and some apparently by the factory) and you can obviously see that this one IS galv
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Old 20th February 2019, 18:43
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Another thing to bare in mind is that just because it's galvanised doesn't mean it will automatically be ok! The chassis on my rickman is galvanised but had rusted through (it would appear from inside out) in one place (it is about 30 years old though!) The other thing is that it's a pig to weld once it's been galvanised - lots of grinding the surface, and still it spat all the time I was welding it. Prior to my welding it the MOT man got out his tape measure and said "it's ok as it's over 30cm from spring attachment", but I suspect he would have failed it otherwise, even though it's only a chassis outrigger with GRP body sitting (it not bolted at that point) to it - the main chassis rails do the 'work'. He then proceeded to break off my gear level because he didn't know to push the lever down to get it in reverse! Cue an hour removing it, him MIG welding it and me bolting it back. His weld only penetrated 2mm as evidenced when the lever broke again 2 days later
I arc welded it and then heated it red to stress relieve and it's lasted 2 years -Ooer I've done it now haven't I
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Old 6th July 2019, 13:36
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We have been hanging on to this build waiting for the new style bonnet but have just lost the use of our lock-up so this now needs a new home.





It needs paint ,boot and interior trim.
It will be sold with a new MOT and be registered correctly with DVLA.
Looking for £4,000 as it stands or £6,500 with paint and trim.

This is a unique build, there's nothing like this on the road.
This build thread will provide most of the information a buyer might need.
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Mike - Good luck with the sale.
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Old 15th July 2019, 19:43
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The car passed it's MOT today!

Amazingly this car has been in the workshop and done no miles since it's last MOT in April last year.

It obviously need new petrol, new battery and some TLC to get it running.
But, to pass a new MOT it needed hand brake cable, new rear shoes, new rear wheel cylinder, swivel gators, a steering column brace and several new bulbs !!

Just goes to show these car have to be driven to keep them running and in good health.

I ironically it's now going to be striped and prepared ready for paint while waiting for the great DVLA to do it's work!!
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Mike - What colour are you going for?

Given the more modern rolling chassis, engine & gearbox, I really think you should be asking for more money.

Especially if you think this provides a great drive.

Either way, good luck, Paul.
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Old 17th July 2019, 17:34
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Hi Paul L., you might be right, but at present the market is quite!.
I wanted to go Honda grey with black decals and black wire wheel with chrome spinners !!
But a customer in France has expressed an interested in a red one so it's going red !!
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The rear light are from a Morris Minor.
I reshaped the chrome base plate to fit the body lines and inset a mini indicator into the original lens.

I will also redo the now out-of-place rear number plate/fog light.

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We refitted the original Reliant SS1 carpets and even though the cockpit floor has been lowered they didn't fit to badly.







Thanks to "Scim Jim" we now have a spare set of carpets so will be cutting them up to cover the cockpit sides.
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