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Old 7th April 2017, 17:03
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NICE TO SEE SOME PROGRESS ...The car has some potential ..there are aspects of it I really like and aspects that I'm not so keen on , but generally , its good to see another variation on the S*mmio theme ...

round wheel arches ....snigger , chortle ... MG did get it just right on their MGA's didn't they ? chuckle , lol etc.

I think getting a body to Stoneleigh that would be worthy of representing your kit is going to be nigh on impossible .....but Chris and Dan can pull it off if anyone can ...

We are planning on taking customer car number 1 to Castle Combe , so it will be interesting to see the two cars in close proximity ...
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Old 7th April 2017, 19:10
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We are planning on taking customer car number 1 to Castle Combe , so it will be interesting to see the two cars in close proximity ...
Would make a good photo opportunity
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Old 11th April 2017, 19:44
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Progressing nicely
Body looks complete.



The bonnet had to be re-worked after I removed the scoop





If all goes to plan we'll collect the first body next week so it will soon be time to dig out the donor (that's been parked in the yard for over a year) and start the first conversion.
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liking it so far.
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Old 12th April 2017, 09:37
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Had to check the donor was still there



Should have it uncovered by next week
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Old 20th April 2017, 17:10
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Had an early start this morning for a trip to Poole to collect a few bits-and-pieces from Chris and Dan at TRIBUTE AUTOMOTIVE.



The main item being the first SAMMIO ALPHA body









All looking good

The original buck is now surplus to requirement and although it has taken a beating during the moulding process but is still salvageable so will be for sale if anyone is interested.



The original car and the new ALPHA body can be viewed at Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2PN, we are 10 min from J16, M4. Just down the road from the McArthur Glen Outlet Village.
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Lucky for me you are not nextdoor to me,I would be seduced to buy the original car
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That looks really nice and clean - good luck with the new project. Great shape
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Old 24th April 2017, 19:21
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The original buck is now surplus to requirement and although it has taken a beating during the moulding process but is still salvageable so will be for sale if anyone is interested.

New bodies look interesting ....... my buck for the F*rm*sa is in a landfill site somewhere local .......free to anyone who can find it !!!
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Old 28th April 2017, 16:27
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Micky1Mo - The first body shell looks good.

Good luck, Paul.
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Not much has happened at SAMMIO HQ.

The SAMMIO ALPHA buck has had the "rattle can" treatment and has been useful in making a hard half tonneau cover.







The finished cover will be available as an extra and can have a hinge through the centre like to BMW powered SAMMIO so it can be folded, enabling it to be stowed in the passenger's foot well when not in use.

As I intend to pull a SAMMIO behind my camper van I am going to make another half tonneau for the driver side.
Not for resale but when the two are fitted together they should add a little extra security when leaving the car unattended and also help keep out a lot of the bad weather.
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Micky1Mo - Nice work on the half cover.

I see an aero hump has arrived, will that hinge to allow the boot to open?

Good luck, Paul.
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[b]I see an aero hump has arrived, will that hinge to allow the boot to open?
The hump was just lying around so I tried it. To get it working with the boot lid I moved the hinges to the near side,



Also finished the other hard cockpit cover.



With the pair fitted (and a strap around the whole lot) I was able to leave the car outside over the weekend.
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Micky1Mo The cockpit cover looks good, especially the bit around the steering wheel.

But the modified side opening boot lid with the aero hump attached looks absolutely amazing.

Good luck, Paul.
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Wouldn't it benefit from being hinged on the hump side though? That way you'd have less mass to lift and support
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Old 6th June 2017, 16:08
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Wouldn't it benefit from being hinged on the hump side though? That way you'd have less mass to lift and support
Tried that first but the shape/curve of the boot means the front edge of hump drags along the paint work on initial opening.
Hinges mounted on the other side means the hump lifts clear and as it's hollow there no real weight to it so I went for that idea. .
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