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Old 12th June 2012, 22:00
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Default The Tirtone Cut

Late one at work so only managed a quick measure, this is where I am at



It looks remarkably like Tirtones cut....so I think I feel a bit more positive about it...needs to come back 40mm...probably can`t cut until the weekend.
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Old 13th June 2012, 04:37
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measure once twice and another for luck then cut, bugger and stick a bit back on have fun, PAT
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Old 13th June 2012, 10:49
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Nick, it is identical to mine, and my car came out ok , so there is light at the end of the tunnel!!

Make up some little brackets to hold it all together, don't worry about screw holes as you can fill them after. Do the side and top separately as it is easier to align and you are working with smaller bits. It will look a bit like Frankenstein's monster to begin with while you are bonding it all together, but when you remove the brackets after a couple of days, and stand back, it will look ace!

Get yourself a flexible sander and velcro sandpaper and the filling will be a whole lot easier!

Good luck, and feel free to ask any questions!
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Old 13th June 2012, 16:08
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Here's what mine was like during the reconstruction...

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Old 14th June 2012, 15:49
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BTW, there is more detail on my website about the cut'n'shut

http://www.mysammiospyder.co.uk/theb...012_04_01.html
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Old 16th June 2012, 22:38
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Tony,

I really don`t know how you managed to do your build so quickly and managed to produce a cracking website.

Well the Tirtone cut has been made....unfortunately busy week and busy weekend so this is where I got to.


Ready to cut



Did I mention I had foamed it!

And here we are with the Tirtone cut



Think I will put some ally mesh bonded behind then bond and fill.....to be honest I was crapping myself doing the cut but nothing scary at all really, will post some pics when I have filled and rubed down
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Old 17th June 2012, 05:28
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Looking good. I just hope it doesn't have a knock on effect with fitting the bonnet.
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Old 17th June 2012, 07:28
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Looking good! Looks like you've crossed the Sammio owner milestone of making a major change to the car and realizing once you've done it that its actually quite liberating to be able to do whatever you want in the knowledge that you can sort it all out yourself
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Old 21st July 2012, 18:33
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How's your car coming along - finished yet?
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Old 11th November 2013, 12:58
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Oh Dear What happened!....I seem to have lost nearly 18 months!...I am ashamed to say that building the sammio developed a false sense that somehow I could perform miracles...so decided to remove and re-build a saab convertible engine...big mistake as it trapped the sammio at the back of the garage...now is the winter of my discontent....so back to the garage to go boldly forward (having scrapped the bloody saab!)
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Don't worry Nick,

I started my Miglia in January this year with the intent of completing it to the same sort of schedule as my Sammio - ei about 5-6 months, and here I am in November and the body is not even on yet!

I got round to doing some wiring yesterday in the sunshine - albeit cold outside - and so I feel I made a little progress....

Spend the winter collecting all the remaining bits and do a tiny bit each weekend to keep your motivation! When the summer coms next year, you'll be ready - well that is my new plan anyway!

Good luck with digging out your Sammio!
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Nick - These projects do seem to have a mind of their own when it comes to timings.

I hope you have a productive winter.

Good luck, Paul.
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Nick - Sorry to see your build on Ebay, but I hope the sale goes well.

Good luck, Paul.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sammio-Rib...3D161883878918
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Old 17th May 2017, 13:46
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Well this is where I still am nearly 5 years later!!!!!!!! what bloody happened to that
Well I could tell you but :-
1. You would not believe me.
2. It would be a book 2" thick!

So for those that have forgotten.....I will call this Stage 2 of the build.

Nick
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Welcome back, Nick. Looking forward to seeing progress. I am in my sixth year of an 18-month build, so you are not alone.

Like you, life is quite different to when I started building.
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Welcome back Nick, looking forward to following stage 2.
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Nick - Welcome back.

If it makes you feel any better, I am only just preparing for paint now, over 5 years after I first bought my donor car.

The way I look at it, anyone who actually gets a Sammio on the road deserves full praise, regardless of how long it took.

Good luck, Paul.

PS
Back in 2012, the cuts you made to your body shell looked scary, how little did I know about what lay ahead of me.
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Yes, I'm in year 6 too, fun isn't it? Good luck with Stage 2
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good to have you back..... but wow i could not go six years....but lets hope its not six more good luck guys
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