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Old 24th June 2012, 21:30
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Cheers Towed
I am impressed with the power of the mini led's
And at £1.15 for two it was always worth the gamble...
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Old 25th June 2012, 07:36
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Just the grill... Maybe even a colour...
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Old 25th June 2012, 08:11
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very creative Stewart, the number plate light will look cool, and the grille is very different and factory-looking!
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Old 25th June 2012, 08:17
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Two cracking ideas to add to the look of the Sammio. I would try the grill with and without the badge once the bonnet is fitted and in colour. I've got a feeling the badge will look great and stay. Top of the class for thinking outside the box.
I have been looking at alternative grills and missed that one.
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Old 25th June 2012, 18:27
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... Any thoughts? ...
A great combination of imagination & skill.
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Old 23rd September 2012, 20:45
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After a few months of work and holiday commitments i was able to put in a few hours on the car today..
Started with a sheet of 9mm external ply, cut a 25cm x120 cm strip and routed grooves along its width,



Accuracy wasn't important as i just wanted to make it flexible.



Then formed a back plate cut out over the axle suspension and handbrake
cable


Loosely screwed together the two





Before sealing with resin and glassing along the join, inside and out,



Once hardened I will completely glass the inside for weather protection and fit brackets front and rear, will then glass in to the body shell to keep the whole thing watertight and rigid.

One done one to go

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Old 23rd September 2012, 21:00
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Quality job. I like it.
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Old 28th September 2012, 21:13
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Had a go at placing the fuel filler but wasn't happy with the way it sat at the back so tried my hand at some real fibreglass sculpting..with no real idea what I was doing.


First made a mould routing into some ply




Then applied Vaseline as my release agent, and put in some Bonding paste..




Once dry popped it out and then Covered in Glass strand and Resin



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Left it overnight to harden before trimming it up and glassing it to the underside of my body




Then shaped the cut away in the body to the edge of my moulded shape and now I should have a semi recessed filler cap , proof will be tomorrow when I hope to fit the cap after bonding the body.







Oh yes modified the battery tray, well cut it out and welded in a new shelf, will take a bigger battery for plenty of starting oomph



Got a chance to try the seat position








Considering its a flat floor no drop and standard Herald seat runners the height isn't too bad..

Not a bad day
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Sorry to ask but where did you purchase the bucket seat?

It has a much cleaner line to the covering than most I have seen, it almost looks in period.
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Sorry and does the seat squab lift out?
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Hi
The seats came from Westfield , they are lotus XI buckets and yes the squab does lift out,

Dont know if they are readily available from them as I got mine through their E Bay sales sight..

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I love your recessed filler cap idea. I've seen something similar on a period Maserati. Nice.
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The seats came from Westfield , they are lotus XI buckets and yes the squab does lift out,

Dont know if they are readily available from them as I got mine through their E Bay sales sight..

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Neatly done, Pops. Do you need a hole fo drainage? Using that seat, it looks very roomy... Have you sat in it?
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Yes , it wii need a drain hole, seen it done on someone battery tray so i will have to visit that page for ideas,
It looks roomy but the seats are very small so its all pretty snug, will have a better idea once the side panels are in..
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Old 29th September 2012, 19:01
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Yes , I have done it body is on and set firm,
Only wish I had fitted my clutch copper pipe first now I will have to do this from underneath, doh. Still Im sure theres more I forgot..
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Congratulations, bonding the body is a key project mile stone.

Your car is going to have lots of nice touches, Paul.
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Well done Pops! Quite a milestone, isn't it. Let's see some pictures of your recessed filler cap then...
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Paul , Towed, your right, doesn't look that different to the hundreds of trial fits but theres something about knowing its fixed now and no going back. Strange how it inspires you to push on with the next stage..

Fuel cap pictures will follow just want to get the level right first, it sits slightly crooked but that may be down to the original rubber hose holding it. Its not fully recessed just a detail to give it a factory look, took a full day to achieve though.
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Everything takes far longer than you'd expect. I've already put six hours of filling and sanding into my bonnet scoops and there's still another hour or so's work to do before I'll be happy with them. But how many cars are you going to build in your lifetime? Might as well do it right.
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