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Old 18th September 2017, 09:11
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Looks superb!!
Went to see Gary on Friday after collecting some kits from Chris at Tribute. I was keeping an open mind about the project as photos can be deceiving. I had never met Gary before but knew a bit about his background with the development with the Sammio.

Be assured this is a quality bit of kit. It has been well thought out and executed to a great engineering standard. Much planning and insight has gone into it. Jeff's (Hilltop)paint was as good as ever which would have highlighted any flaws in the moulding. The extra size up from previous models was a bonus, it's a proper sized car now. The exposed chassis in the cab was great. My only criticism was the look of the weld could be better here but its an easy fix and powder coating would sort most of it out.

The Triumph Herald side of it leaves me cold but I understand completely why hes gone down this route. It would be easy to replace the engine with a Jaguar 6 or Rover V8 but obviously the brakes and suspension would need an upgrade. I've done some calculations and the TVR range would fit with some slight modification. I think it's value lies in the shape being as generic as possible so you could make an Aston, Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa replica with minimal adjustments. I will be buying one.
Great job and I'm sure it's going to be a great success.
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Old 18th September 2017, 10:51
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Thanks for the kind words Richard,

I agree a very pretty car, having doors to step thru is the biggest plus side for me, and with a flip front engine access will be a doddle.

I wish Gary luck with it and hope the order book starts filling up.
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Old 19th September 2017, 18:42
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Thanks guys ...I am very pleased with the car , what Glan and myself created was exactly what I wanted to see and the car has developed into a very pretty car indeed .....

The body has been made just over 4'' wider than previous renditions to cater for alternative chassis / running gear options as Richard touched on in his post ......

Doors , bootlid , integral dash etc were all a 'must have' for the car so I can take my original concepts that came out in 2009 to the level they deserved to be ...

Glan and myself have continued working on the car this week , lights are on (mostly) ...screen in place , numbers and roundalls done , mirrors on , some wiring tidied away ...number plates on ...so getting there ...waiting for grille to arrive , interior work being done thursday and associated bits like finishing dash , fitting steering wheel etc... then it's fire up , check everything and start aiming for the MOT.
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Excellent!
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