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92CelicaHalfTrac
92CelicaHalfTrac SuperDork
2/25/11 9:28 a.m.

Is it weird that i'd like to see a more modern wheel on that thing? Like... RPF1s or Volk TE37s?

frankenstangsghost
frankenstangsghost New Reader
2/25/11 1:20 p.m.
92CelicaHalfTrac wrote: Is it weird that i'd like to see a more modern wheel on that thing? Like... RPF1s or Volk TE37s?

Yes.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
2/25/11 1:22 p.m.
Hasbro wrote: For the street the windshield would pose a legal problem.

Why?

frankenstangsghost
frankenstangsghost New Reader
2/26/11 1:17 a.m.

In reply to 93EXCivic:

Eye protection, wear cool shades.

frankenstangsghost
frankenstangsghost New Reader
2/27/11 9:22 p.m.

In reply to frankenstangsghost:

Ha! One of my neighbors, an MG guy, wants one too...

jmc14
jmc14 New Reader
5/28/11 9:37 p.m.

I want one of these. I have built several cars using C5 Corvette parts in my own space frame. For 1 of them 1 bought a Cobra body. For the others I sculpted the body, made molds, then made my parts. One of my cars was featured at SEMA 2003 and was featured at the Hot Rod Hall of Fame dinner at SEMA. I am getting ready to build a car with the Miata as the donor. I will build a version of my frame. I was going to sculpt my own body but I just came across this. The Miata has almost the same wheelbase but is 6 inches wider. I'm thinking that splitting the car in the middle and adding 3 inches and then flaring the fenders 1.5 inches each might be the best way to go. I don't want to narrow the Miata suspension. My Corvette based cars weigh under 1900lbs. I am thinking around 13-1400lbs for this. What do you think? John

jmc14
jmc14 New Reader
5/28/11 9:43 p.m.

I am also thinking that it would be good to have the car use the Porche 550 spyder windshield. The Sammio is the same width so I believe that it wouldn't be a problem to make this mod. Some states do require a DOT approved windshield. The 550 windshields are readily available and reasonably priced.

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
6/11/11 7:57 p.m.

JMC, have you built other kit type cars before? There aren't that many in the area so you must know each other I guess. Coveland near me built built Lotus 7s but folded or took time off.

Your posts are kit car specific, just curious. BTW my dream is 5.0 powered Lotus 7.

Dan

jmc14
jmc14 New Reader
6/12/11 7:40 a.m.

Hello neighbor, I built a Beck Lister 12 years ago. Was disappointed in several aspects of it. So, I started building one off cars of my own design. I enjoy designing and building cars.
Unfortunately I don't know Coveland. In reply to 914Driver:

fasted58
fasted58 Dork
8/19/11 7:35 p.m.

just a wild guess.... canoe

frankenstangsghost
frankenstangsghost New Reader
1/19/12 7:59 p.m.

Coming soon, Spitfire based:

http://www.sammio-spyder.com/sammioncordite.html

I still wanna build one. There is a whole pile of new pix at the site:

http://www.sammio-spyder.com/gallery.html

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
1/19/12 9:11 p.m.
frankenstangsghost wrote: Coming soon, Spitfire based: http://www.sammio-spyder.com/sammioncordite.html

I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

aussiesmg
aussiesmg SuperDork
1/19/12 9:17 p.m.
93EXCivic wrote:
frankenstangsghost wrote: Coming soon, Spitfire based: http://www.sammio-spyder.com/sammioncordite.html

I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

+1

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
1/19/12 9:38 p.m.

Seriously if anyone decides to order do a group order let me know....

Rusted_Busted_Spit
Rusted_Busted_Spit SuperDork
1/20/12 8:30 a.m.
  • 1 on the group buy. That is way cool.
Ian F
Ian F SuperDork
1/20/12 8:35 a.m.
Rusted_Busted_Spit wrote: + 1 on the group buy. That is way cool.

+2. Finding a cheap, running but rusty Spit in the Northeast usually isn't too difficult.

frankenstangsghost
frankenstangsghost Reader
1/20/12 11:10 a.m.

In reply to Ian F:

Give me a call @ 303-217-6350 for the details.

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