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Old 8th August 2015, 20:22
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Default Just another Sammio Spyder

I have now some workshop space so I have decided to start on one of the many "awaiting" projects.
Some of you will remember this different build approach





Right now the first thing needed is to build a steel cage frame utilizing the "A" and "B" posts of the original Herald.
The remains of the original body will help line the whole thing up and the steel will add strength. In theory it should be a lot stronger than the original Sammio style cage frames.

This is a new approach so it will be interesting to so how it "flows".

I also have a few new ideas regarding the way the dash is made up
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Old 9th August 2015, 19:34
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Spent the day building the cage frame and fitting the fuel tank.




Used as much of the original body as possible. It has ended up a very strong frame, much stronger than the original and as both the original "A" and "B" post were used the lining up was simple.


The best find of the day is my "boot" it's the old boot liner from the Scimitar SS1,cut in half and laid on it's side.
Fit a treat





I placed the body back over the cage frame so I can make the body supports tomorrow


All coming a long nicely but when I got finally got the car on the ramp I found the front floor pans are in a bad way and the chassis has had some crude repairs over the years
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Old 10th August 2015, 08:42
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that boot section looks perfect. I need to see how you support actual body.
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Old 10th August 2015, 17:59
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. I need to see how you support actual body.
Here's the supports in place.
The original Sammio cage frame only supported the body tub in a few places but as this is a "one-off" it's been custom fitted.
IMHO the body needs support at the very rear, half way up the main boot/body area, the rear of the cockpit and the cockpit sides.
This is how I have done it.




The flat bar is shaped to fit the body and the two will be stuck together with mastic. The body tub sides will be fiberglass along the "A" post, "B" post and the inner sills. The spaces this created will make handy side pockets (stole that idea from RATTLER).
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Old 11th August 2015, 07:01
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Micky1Mo You are certainly doing your bit to get a range of alternative Sammios on the road.

Good luck with this one, Paul.
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Old 11th August 2015, 10:58
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Micky1Mo You are certainly doing your bit to get a range of alternative Sammios on the road.
Paul, I'm just making space and using what I have in the workshop.
This is being built for profit rather than prestige. It should be on the road by the end of the month making more money and space ready for the A1 Alpha
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Old 11th August 2015, 16:20
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I keep seeing full dashboards (complete with clocks and switches) for sale on e-bay and had an idea.





It's a full MGB dash complete with clove box and a hole for a radio
I think it will save a lot of work and looks pretty good

Also found this dash.

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good idea much easer than making one up I am planning to use a midget dash in my a352
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Also found this dash.

That round thing between to Speedo and Tacho..... is it the warning lights?
If it is, can you tell me what car this is from?

thanks, Peter
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Old 12th August 2015, 23:11
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yes that's the instrument cluster the dash is from a dolomite 1850 or sprint
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I've got numerous Dolomite dashboards and 'all systems go' gauges if anyone is looking.
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRIUMPH-DO...#ht_458wt_1348



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-St...c#ht_22wt_1348



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRIUMPH-DO...#ht_585wt_1111

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Many thanks
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Due to lack of time, workshop space this will soon be on E-Bay.

If anyone's interested please PM me.
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Now listed on E-Bay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/161883878918?
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Now sold to a guy from Spalding, Lincolnshire.
He's say he will keep this listing up-dated on the cars progress
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not to far from me, barry ,and towed......
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That's good to know as he'll get all the help he needs.
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Yep, always looking for an excuse to take my Spyder for a blast. I also remember the boost it gave me during my build when Phil used to drop by in his finished 'old number 2' for a cuppa and a chat. Things always seemed to go so much smoother afterwards.
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Old 25th November 2015, 19:49
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I hope the new owner does keep the build thread going, as this was another interesting approach to Sammio building.

I am sure the added bonus of the three amigos being near by will be a big help too.
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