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Psycho pops 4th January 2012 15:25

Handbrake tunnel - early stages
 
Spent the whole day pottering about with the handbrake tunnel as I want to fabricate something that looks as if it is there from day one, a rounded top profile and a slight cut away where the handbrake sits should help with this look I hope.
Undecided on final finish wether it will be vinyl with a bead around the cut out, carpet or maybe totally out of character with Carbon fibre covering it..
Liking the idea of putting the ignition key in under the Handbrake but will have to think more on that idea.

http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/...s/P1030966.jpg

http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/...s/P1030968.jpg

http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/...s/P1030963.jpg

Still needs trimming but all in all its a recycled Triumph Herald boot lid

Mister Towed 4th January 2012 16:04

I wouldn't put the ignition key under the handbrake: that's where it is on my Saab and the alternator just expensively failed.

Surely, that's no coincidence, hmmn? Hmmn? :tape:

Mister Towed 4th January 2012 16:09

That prop tunnel is looking seriously good. At first sight I thought you'd cut the original floor section out of your donor and re-used it. Well done! :eusa_clap:

davecymru 4th January 2012 17:27

Nice. I would have ideally liked a curved tunnel, but I wasn't confident that i'd be able to do decent enough a job of it!

mulberry 4th January 2012 17:50

looking well good and blends in to the gearbox nicely

Psycho pops 4th January 2012 19:40

Thanks guys, just don't know about the cover yet, Vinyl Carpet or Carbon?

Mister Towed 4th January 2012 19:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by Psycho pops (Post 25649)
Thanks guys, just don't know about the cover yet, Vinyl Carpet or Carbon?

Paint? :party:

davecymru 5th January 2012 08:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by Psycho pops (Post 25649)
Thanks guys, just don't know about the cover yet, Vinyl Carpet or Carbon?

See how much my painted tunnel and gearbox cover have got knocked about already, and i'm not even on the road yet! i'd say you'd be best off covering it in "something" rather than just paint.

mulberry 5th January 2012 18:04

some sort of washable covering,

Psycho pops 9th January 2012 20:21

Well Christmas really did slow my build, thats another month home over so end of progress till Feb. Still should be a dramatic change then as everything is laid out ready to start glassing... I think.

Psycho pops 11th January 2012 07:19

Screen Option
 
If this is a Sammio here is another screen option, perhaps if the owner is a lurker then he /she could shed some more light on it?

http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/...ops/Sammio.jpg
Psycho pops



Original posted on http://motoscat.freeforhosting.com/post2154.html

Mister Towed 11th January 2012 07:31

The Brooklands 'screens do suit the shape and it looks really nice in silver. Hmm, I wonder...

andrewhush 11th January 2012 07:44

quick google search turned up this advert.

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C274678

Looks like a sammio spider to me. Does the radiator move with the bonnet?

Psycho pops 11th January 2012 08:09

Silver, I thought it was a Bronze colour, especially in the add link,
Advertised sa a Marlet Special, not so keen on the rear end treatment though..

Psycho pops 11th January 2012 08:19

http://www.flickr.com/photos/73923333@N07/

Theres more here,
Pops

Mister Towed 11th January 2012 08:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by Psycho pops (Post 25868)
Silver, I thought it was a Bronze colour, especially in the add link,
Advertised sa a Marlet Special, not so keen on the rear end treatment though..

Agreed about the lights and bumpers at the back - a bit busy imho. Not really liking the dash too much either.

As for the colour, on my laptop screen (which makes Phil Jacklin's BRG car look black) the 'Marlet' special looked like a Merc' smoke silver. On the link to the ad. it says dove grey but it looks bronze. I'm still torn between silver, black and various shades of red for mine atm. Decisions. Desicsions...:icon_sad:

davecymru 11th January 2012 10:58

I'd be interested to hear why he's called it a Marlet Speical as it's certainly a Sammio Spyder from looking at the body and the internal frame.

I do like how he's done the "recessed" dashboard! i think that looks very clean, although with the central divider i dread to think how practical it all is :)
Those wind deflectors/shields (I'm being politically ambiguous after yesterday!) are quite nice as well, as these cars do suit a bit of chrome

Plus, from looking at those photobucket pics,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7392333...in/photostream
aren't his rear shocks on upside down?

Psycho pops 11th January 2012 13:15

I think Shocks are the right way up but fully opened as the car is jacked up, sleeve is usually at the top. If his aren't right neither are mine...

lancelot link 11th January 2012 18:19

Not seen those pictures before .....

Thats the car that features in the Getting Started page on my website.

We supplied it to a guy called Oliver from near Reading....I offered to register it for him and he declined ...spoke to my pal Owen in Newbury about the car and he knows someone who knows someone etc. and it appears young Olly wants to create his own version of the car and not refer to it as a Sammio...fair enough I guess....He bought 2 rolling projects , so theres another ''Marlet'' out there....

He appears to have done a decent job on the car , liking the colour and Brooklands screen...

I do think though , that in the same way the guy wanting to market his 2cv based car as his own creation found , people will identify it as a Sammio anyway.....

On a similar note , heres another one recently finished....

http://www.absolutelykitcars.co.uk/Carsforsale.htm

Barry , my buddy from Sarfend has just finished it and is already talking about doing another !!

HAPPY DAYS !

lancelot link 11th January 2012 18:24

Just read the first link above and it appears he has already been rumbled as a Sammio !!


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