I'v been looking for a suitable TRIUMPH SPITFIRE donor to build a SAMMIO ALPHA but so far have been unsuccessful.
However, my efforts did turn up a Scimitar SS1 and as, IMHO, by far the best driving SAMMIO I have built to date was based around the Scimitar SS1 I have decided have a go with this.
The later SS1's use a very strong Galvanized chassis, independent suspension all around, Ford 1.6 CVH engine, 5 speed type 9 gearbox, LSD, 4 pot brakes ect ect. So really it's a no brainer.
This is my donor sourced with the help of SCIM JIM.
1986, 65,000 miles, been stood for 15 years
It arrived Thursday and with the help of SCIM JIM this is what it looks like after a days work.
After another 1/2 days work we get this.
Next this to do is "trim down" the fiberglass floor pan and frame work, thus making it ready to trial fit the ALPHA body tub.
Unfortunately just when I need him, my assistant has gone on holiday for 2 weeks. So this might be a little difficult on my own