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Old 22nd January 2012, 14:11
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Default Nicks Sammio Build - take 2

I am keeping details here : https://sites.google.com/site/g46wca/home

I think the site should be viewable but let me know if you have problems.

Anyway, Day 1 - I have bought a donor vehicle. Whip the body off, touch of rust repair, slap the G46 on, bit of paste and polish. Should be done soon.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Old 22nd January 2012, 14:30
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I hope that the Sammio Spyder will be in keeping with the "donor" and have an alotment in the engine bay

Looks like you will have your work cut out with that. I didn't know fibreglass could "rust" but maybe I was wrong..........

Good luck and keep us posted on the progress. You might be lucky and nature has protected the chassis from any damage. Then again....

On the road for easter I reckon.
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Old 22nd January 2012, 14:44
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Well, you difinitely went for a project car!

Planning on keeping the plants in the engine bay? Would sure add some talking points and make this a truly unique car !

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Old 22nd January 2012, 14:45
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That'll all polish out! i'm sure you'll be fine!
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I hope that the Sammio Spyder will be in keeping with the "donor" and have an alotment in the engine bay

Looks like you will have your work cut out with that. I didn't know fibreglass could "rust" but maybe I was wrong..........

Good luck and keep us posted on the progress. You might be lucky and nature has protected the chassis from any damage. Then again....

On the road for easter I reckon.
I should have said Sammio G46
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I am keeping details here : https://sites.google.com/site/g46wca/home

I think the site should be viewable but let me know if you have problems.

Anyway, Day 1 - I have bought a donor vehicle. Whip the body off, touch of rust repair, slap the G46 on, bit of paste and polish. Should be done soon.

What could possibly go wrong?

;-)
I am also intending to fit a full windscreen, side windows and hood to my G46 kit which arrived today. This is the first time I have seen one in the flesh and it is suprisingly large. I have already obtained a MG Midget screen, frame, hoodframe (with knackered hood) and two rough doors which will supply the quarterlights and wind up windows. I don't know how much of this lot will fit but initial measurements look promising. All of these bits have been cheap and easily found. Once I have made enough progress I will start a thread with pics.
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Old 22nd January 2012, 18:14
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andrew - Where are you based? If near Southampton I wouldn't mind taking some notes. I have someone lined up who reckons he can sort me a windscreen, wrap around side panels and possibly even a hood of some type once I show him the shell.

I want to keep the d-type wrap around effect but if you look at the Eagle E-Type Speedster they manage the wrap around look. No plans for their up and down able side windows though

It will probably take me a day or two to get my donor vehicle up to the point where I am
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Old 22nd January 2012, 18:39
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Not quite, County Durham, approx 330 miles closer to the arctic circle! The midget screen is quite flat. For wrap around effect a mgb one might be better as it is more curved but could be too wide. Speak to Gary at Sammio as he did offer me one from an early ford special. He also suggested a screen from a porsche speedster kit might do.
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Mk2 Healey may be the way to go. they have curves at the sides and the guy I have got the donor from make replacement hoods and other parts for Healeys. he had a screen sat at the back of the office to show the curve.

I really want to maintain the streamlined wrap around look of the aeroscreen but with bird strike protection. This guy also makes boat screens out of some fancy pants plastic so reckons he can blend that into the side of the windscreen and fix ot to the top of the doors.

His brother is into yacht designing and restoring so the pair have a bit of form in that area. He has a chuffing great Sun Seeker in another barn that he picked up from underneath the Med.

tirtone - That isn't rust, it is lichen. We live in the lovely clean air of the New Forest. The roof shot including the glass house shows the lichen to the best effect while the front shot shows the moss quite nicely. When I decide to change the fluids I will be using oil, antifreeze and Ribena!

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Bu66er - just checked the DVLA details and it is a 1969 car. This is the earlier model with the 92inch wheel base instead of the SE5a which has a 99inch wheel base.

I had better 'un-buy' it and look for another.
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WCA

I think the 92" wheel base would work better than the 99" cant be a big issue to cut 7" out of the middle. We are going to play a little with our G46 cutting and chopping but have not made the first cut as yet will reveal all later.
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Old 23rd January 2012, 12:28
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How will it work with the width though?
1966 car
Front track 51.5
Rear track 51.5
Wheelbase 96
Width 61.5

1972 car
Front track 55
Rear track 52.5
Wheelbase 99
Width 64.5

The car might look a bit anorexic under the bodywork

You have a scimitar and the body work there so I would really appreciate your opinion

Gary - do you have any views on this?

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Ignore the last posts. It looks like the detail on Carfolio is wrong. The car is a GTE SE5 which was available from '68 to '72 when it was replaced by the SE5a.

There are no differences in wheelbase/width between the SE5 and SE5a so everything should still fit.

Phew! I would hate to lose such a pristine donor model.
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You could always have bought a Reliant Robin and modified the G46 bodywork to fit the chassis.

How do you measure the front wheelbase on a Robin I wonder...
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How do you measure the front wheelbase on a Robin I wonder...
With a 12" ruler?
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Well I pick up the car/plastic plant pot on wednesday. I will post some pictures to show you the pristine under body.
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Well I pick up the car/plastic plant pot on wednesday. I will post some pictures to show you the pristine under body.
Look forward to the pics.

You may need to enlist the help of a trained horticulturalist to strip it down!
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Ignore the last posts. It looks like the detail on Carfolio is wrong. The car is a GTE SE5 which was available from '68 to '72 when it was replaced by the SE5a.

There are no differences in wheelbase/width between the SE5 and SE5a so everything should still fit.

Phew! I would hate to lose such a pristine donor model.
Man, these kind of shenanigans are not good for peace of mind and life expectancy...

Glad it worked out in the end !

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Okay, This site (https://sites.google.com/site/g46wca/) has the full story to date but a couple of pics to titillate










The angle grinder is my new best friend!
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Great link to your build thread. I'd have replied ages ago but I was busy feeding the fish...
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