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Old 7th May 2015, 08:07
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anyone know any history of my sammio I got it as a basket case and didnt evan know what it was

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Old 7th May 2015, 10:19
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wharfedale - Welcome to the forum.

I've had a brief look at some old build threads and can't find a match for your "Before" photo.



Whilst, it is common to see some filler work where the bonnet meets the bulkhead, it looks like your whole bonnet has been cut in half and extended.
( Which is not very common on a Sammio Spyder. )

This is Mister Towed's car viewed from a similar angle.



It also looks like your cockpit has been seen a bit of "action" too, hard to tell what from the angle of the photo, but it looks shorter than Mr T's.

Is the rolling chassis underneath from a Triumph Herald, or a Spitfire?

Either way, your "After" photo looks great.



I'm sure lots of people on here would be interested in hearing about your build and seeing a few more photos.

Cheers, Paul.

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It was Andy Kendrick's GT6 based one-off special -



Thread now bumped to the top so you can read the whole story...
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Mr T - Good spot.

Although it is not clear from the Andy Kendrick thread what was actually sold.

It reads like it was just the "body package" (modified body shell & bonnet + internal framework).

With the GT6 rolling chassis being used for Chap68's second build, which was the Cordite demonstrator.

So it is possible that wharfedale bought the car from the person who bought the "body package" from Gary.

Either way, it would be good to hear some more details about what was required to turn it around.

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 7th May 2015, 18:09
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that looks very mutch like my car apart fom the wires, mine had steel wheels until i put whires on,



I thoufgt the dashboards were abit sparce I built mine from an old piano lid.
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Old 7th May 2015, 18:15
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/85zqybhmxf..._9580.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5cts6nqwh8...00.26.jpg?dl=0

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I am hving trouble with the photo file down loads, I hope this works.
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Old 8th May 2015, 18:07
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... that looks very mutch like my car apart fom the wires, mine had steel wheels until i put whires on...
I think only the body shell "package" was sold, as the rest of the rolling chassis, including the wire wheels formed the basis of this car.



Cheers, Paul.

PS
I love the idea of recycling an old piano lid into a dash board.
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Old 9th May 2015, 05:39
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I could be wrong, but I think Phil J now owns the rolling chassis as it came with a pretty good engine/drivetrain.
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what did the body fit on origanaly if yu had to streach it?
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Apparantly the cockpit has been shortened and the body lenghthened. but I undersand the new kts fit on to spit chasis. was it meant for another chasis organaly?

anyone got seats to fit I tried three befor having some made specialy, but at 350 it tuned out to be a good move. Keith
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They were built for a Herald/Vitesse base. The story starts here: http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=2175
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Not sure if I've got the wrong end of the discussion stick here, but I believe your body was originally adapted to fit a GT6 chassis. From memory of a conversation with Phil J about two years ago, I think the GT6 chassis was rotten beyond repair, but that might just be its engine and gearbox in the background of this shot of Barry's cockpit -



Oh, and after a failed attempt with MGB seats which were just too big, I used Dax Cobra seat shells and had them upholstered by a local trimmer -





I'd given the trimmer this picture as a guide as to what I wanted, and I think they did a good job -

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with standard seats there was no legroom, i am 6ft so that should not have been a problem, however the stock seats did not fit right and I wanted to be as low in the cab as possible. I think the cab may have been shortened I have 38 inch from back to bulkhead!
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how do i post pictures?
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how do i post pictures?
I use photobucket - go to

www.photobucket.com

create a (free) account and upload the picture you want to post to it. Click on the picture and when it opens, there'll be a 'share links' menu to the right hand side of the picture. Click the IMG code (it starts with the letters URL) and the word 'copied' will briefly flash. Then right click in the post where you want to put the picture and left click 'paste'. Until you click to submit the post only the code will show in your draft, but the picture will appear on the submitted post.

Oh, and if you subsequently delete the picture from photobucket it'll also disappear from the thread.

Good luck!
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Sorry I am in a bit of a rush as I'm supposed to be doing something else, this was taken from the Miglia section....

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There are a couple of links with information about loading photos:

This one covers photos stored externally.
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=3076

This one covers photos stored on the forum itself.
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=4810

Note:
This forum feature only went live in 2014, so was not available at the time the other thread started.
( But it is mentioned at the end of the first thread. )

Hope that helps, Paul.
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D'Oh!

Sorry Mr T, your reply arrived while I was still copying & pasting.

I must type faster!
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thanks for the advise, Keith

do I understand from the history that my car is 4 inch longer than a spyder?
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The seats were made as far back and down as possible to get the leg room and so I could get behind the sreen, at 350 worked out cheaper than some of the shelf stuff.
The dahs is an old piano lid!
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made a badge up from an old speedo bezle and a spider badge of ebay,
still not sure about it yet?
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