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Old 10th December 2014, 20:29
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That's an absolutely fabulous execution...looking forward to the final pics - really inspirational.
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Old 10th December 2014, 23:26
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Terrific paint job Mac!

The car deserves to sell well!

Good luck.
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Old 11th December 2014, 18:04
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Cheers Nike and Scottie your comments are very much appreciated.
Have decided that the blue hoses are too bling so am picking up some black silicon superflex hose tomorrow so will hopefully have the water system water tight tomorrow night.

Oil catch tank has arrived, last piece of bling for the bulkhead. I hadn't planned to fit one but the original and the cast Ali rocker cover have an outlet that using the original setup goes into the inlet for fumes etc to be burnt off. Unfortunately on both the original and cast cover the outlet is about half way down the side and my first idea that was to fit a mini filter direct to the stub will probably end up in a dribble of oil down the side of the engine....so catch tank it is! Pics of it in a bit.

Before I left last night I managed to have a go at the Ali Rocker Cover and am happy with the result.





think I'm going to leave the Ali satin rather than polish it any more. maybe just a wipe over with some wax past to protect it.

Also forgot to mention last night that I had fitted the lenses to my rear lights. On the Lambretta they originally came from the gasket behind the lamp holds the lenses in place, not so in this application so I have fitted them using clear silicon sealant so that they are both weatherproof and should it be necessary removable.



You can see some of the excess silicone, I left it so that hopefully it will just rub off.... hang on a mo...

Yep just run a sharp blade around the join and the excess peels off.





The trim on the ali gauge surround is now dry so later I will have a go at covering with leather.


More later
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Mac
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Old 11th December 2014, 19:52
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Next up is the seat bases. I have been lucky enough to find a trimmer to look at them on Saturday with a view to doing them before Christmas. I was going to have a go myself but have decided that I'm just not up to it and I'm so happy with how its now going together I couldn't live with myself if it was let down by shoddy upholstery.

So Martin at Shropshire Stainless bent me up some 5mm Ali seat base blanks.


So started with this:


Which became this:


Which turned into this:


Which then morphed into this:



Couple of spacers to set the height of the seat in the base:



A goodly application of PU Adhesive (yep that stuff again!)


And the seat is gently pushed into position, its a tight fit but with enough spring that the adhesive get spread around. Also then piped some in around the joint of the curve in the plate to the seat



Once its set overnight I will drill and rivet using approx. 10 good long rivets per side from the inside of the seat outwards. This combination will be plenty strong enough, I have seen race seats held in cars with 4 bolts straight through the fibreglass into the floor! this beats that hands down and then some :-)

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Old 11th December 2014, 20:39
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Cool solutions to the seat mounts Mac, i might copy that one.

Did the upholster suggest that you add wood or something else to the seats for the fabric to be attached to?

Looking forward to the daylight photos which at the rate you are going will be pretty soon.

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Old 12th December 2014, 07:32
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Mac - Seeing your car coming together is a great boost for my morale during these cold, wet & windy winter days.

Keep up the great work, Paul.
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Old 12th December 2014, 19:30
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Hi,
Where did you buy that seat? It looks just perfect for my project!

Edit: I just went through practically all pages and found out you made it yourself.... My hat's off for you sir!
Could you make me one? If so, how much ?!?! (You can answer through PM)

Cheers,
Marcel

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Old 13th December 2014, 08:55
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Very nice color and a great job spraying like that.
Nearly finished and it's becoming nicer and nicer!

You have to drive it a while before selling it....

Gr.Rob
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Old 13th December 2014, 21:05
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the final few jobs seem to be taking ages but progress is being made.
The big news is that I dropped the seats off at the trimmers today and they should be done before the new year along with 2 headrests.
Before the seats went I riveted them to the bases.




The rivet heads on the inside will get a light skim of fibreglass filler to smooth over them and the projecting bits on the outside will be touched with the grinder but not removed totally.

Moving on with the instrument surround. Pic of the rubber edge trim glued in place:



PU adhesive applied to the front face but not on the rubber trim:



First bit of edge glued to the rear, by not gluing to the rubber trim and using a high grip adhesive the rubber edge shows up which is what I was after.


Better shot here:



Have started replacing the neon blue silicon hoses with black as the blue was a bit too much.



Fitted the stainless exhaust today:




Hard to see from the pics but the exhaust hangs way too low at the rear, I think the rear y pipe needs flipping?

Maybe more tomorrow if I get a pass to go to the man cave.

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Mac
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Old 14th December 2014, 20:09
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Mac - Sorry I knew there was something I was supposed to check earlier today.

So I've just had a peak under my car with a torch and the "Y" join in my exhaust is definitely the other way up.

I can take some photos tomorrow if you want.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 15th December 2014, 08:48
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Paul, cheers for that, I had pretty much figured out that was the issue but its nice to have it confirmed, I'll swap it round tonight.

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Old 15th December 2014, 17:09
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Mac - Just so you can see my set up.



It is worth mentioning how tight the twin silencers sit to the rear of the chassis.



This is why my tail pipes stick out as far as they do at the back.

I had a look at DonnySoutherner's twin pipes when I was at Micky1Mo's workshop.

He routed the silencers under the chassis so they didn't stick out as far.

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 15th December 2014, 19:16
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Moving on, 1 step forward 1 step back...grrrr

Fitted the exhaust but the rear y section wouldn't fit either way without issues so nothing more for it.





that's more like it.

Weld weld weld



That's better! they still need to come up a bit but will do so once I have picked up a couple of bobbins, I'm also going to support the rear of the silencers with a strap.

Wasn't happy with the plastic brake pipe clips so its all come off and I have nearly finished replacing with rubber lined stainless steel p-clips, its a pain but I must try and resist the urge to rush at the end ...







and the tank bank on for hopefully the last time!

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Old 15th December 2014, 19:22
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I am moving on with the instrument surround but its slow going as I can only do a small section at a time in order to get the edge tight enough and the PU adhesive takes a while to go off :-(

First section done:



The opposite edge is currently drying.

Unfortunately I'm off on a job tomorrow in Exmouth that starts tomorrow ends on the 23rd / 24th including next weekend so that's pretty much it until after crimble:-)

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Old 18th December 2014, 15:56
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Mac I've pm you.
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Old 20th December 2014, 11:00
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Mac i thought you would like to see these.

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Old 20th December 2014, 16:57
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Tony,
Nice one! they look spot on mate, ill get them off to the chromers as soon as they pitch up.

Mac
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Old 20th December 2014, 17:00
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Forgot to mention a few more small steps in my last update.
Fitting the Dynamotor highlighted an issue in that it was sitting about 8mm too far forward and the belt was therefore out of line, managed to h=get the end of the front mounting lug turned down 8mm and combined with 8mm of stainless washers at the back it now fits and lines up so fitted the belt, another small victory.


Also fitted the rocker cover.


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Old 22nd December 2014, 16:11
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Just spotted this on E-Bay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sammio-Spy...item3cef0165a7

It does'nt look as good as your's but it's not far off your value, may-be you'v under valued your's
PS, the title photo in the add is not correct, No48 belongs to a local guy!!!!!
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Old 22nd December 2014, 16:45
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I think that's Trevor ' s car. It was his blog that introduced me to Sammios.
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