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Old 5th June 2015, 16:16
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Afternoon all.
Ive been reading a few of the articles and build stories on this site for a while now and i have to say you guys produce some cracking builds. My favorite by far is the matt bronze Ribble/Samio.
Anyway i recall spotting the Smaio spyder some years ago with a very early build based on the triumph Herald, at the time i was building a westfield and didnt think much of them. However they have grown on me and i love the individuality of them and the endless options with them. Plus the lack of IVA is a god send, anyone who has done it knows the pain!!
Last year i purchased a Relaint Scimitar SE5 in a very sorry state with the idea of returning her to former glory albeit with a much larger engine. However the idea fell my the way when i moved to deepest darkest scotland forcing me to scrap all but the useable parts. I have now got myself a new mancave and space to continue the project and with my rolling chassis coming to me in weeks few i started looking what i could do with it.
I really love the G46 and the fact they are so different plus i can place it on top of an SE5 chassis!
Although i am currently a little confused as to the current state of play of Ribble/Samio. Are G46 body shells still being produced or do i have to murder/extort/bribe a current owner to sell me one?
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Old 5th June 2015, 19:20
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In addition im tempted to ask how much space is under the bonet of the G46 and the Classic spyder?
anyone able to give me a dimension from the bottom of their engine to the top of their bonnet?
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Old 5th June 2015, 19:47
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Hi cal, welcome to the forum.

Sorry, but the G-46 body is not available and will remain unavailable for some time yet.

Are you thinking of "adapting" a Sammio Spyder body to fit a SE5?
As the bodies are single skin anything is possiable, I am at the moment "adapting" a Spyder body to fit a Scimitar SS1.
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Old 5th June 2015, 20:05
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Hi Micky1mo

Thankyou for the reply, i will have to go with plan B then, murder and extortion to get a bodyshell.

At the moment there is no definative plan for the body shell as i am ensuring that the chassis is fully up and running with the engine correctly mounted before i decide on a bodyshell route.

Worst case i may decide to modify a spyder shell to fit the SE5, off the top of my head i would assume the se5 chassis to be significantly longer than the herald, plus the samio nose seems to slope away quite quickly which would worry me with trying to locate a lexus v8 under it.
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Default G46 - body

Surely this is what you are looking for

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2013837369...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

It looks a better made body than the G46 and has some history.

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Old 8th July 2015, 10:36
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Thanks HM that looks very similar
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I saw that much nicer shape


There is one up finished for sale on cars and classic website at the mokent


http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C525200#

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http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C558305 how much?!
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Hi Cal,

I struggled with the same problem. I have got an totally rebuild chassis of an SE5, with rebuild engine, gearbox, suspention, rear axle, etc., etc..

I contacted the Kougar compagny and the told me that only a body with doors, bonnet and boot, will be arround 6000 pounds. So the offer on ebay, is a bargain.

You need to know, that you have to short the body of the Monza. The wheelbase of the Scimitar is namely 10 till 15cm shorter when the Kougar Monza.
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Thanks mike for the input there, it will be a huge consideration when i get to the body stage, im still moving bits and boxes around the country so everything is not in one location at the minute.
Once i get everything here with me and the chassis finalised ile get some pics up and start scoping out a body.
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