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Post by scimjim » Mon May 11, 2020 2:50 pm

It’s not particularly bad steel, just poor protection from new and often, no protection by owners - even galvanised cars are 30 years old and some are starting to rust.

The chassis is quite a simple construction and not difficult to weld, hardest part is cutting GRP to gain access, then repairing the cuts (if you don’t want to take the body tub off, which also, is not difficult).


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Post by keesijp60 » Mon May 11, 2020 7:07 pm

scimjim wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 2:50 pm
It’s not particularly bad steel, just poor protection from new and often, no protection by owners - even galvanised cars are 30 years old and some are starting to rust.

The chassis is quite a simple construction and not difficult to weld, hardest part is cutting GRP to gain access, then repairing the cuts (if you don’t want to take the body tub off, which also, is not difficult).
I have ask the owner for pics, just make pics of the chassis parts, did before but say not much time, so I am carefull now, I think the difficult parts are the sill also that where the doors are connected to and the front window style also.

But if you here have a advice what pictures to make and as such predict a reasonable good chassis (some welding is oke, and yes I do lift the body if that is needed) then I can give him this, with pictures I think we can see good how the chassis is, I have read here it is already restaurated in past, but who did that, not everybody is oke and just make a mess of it, if the sills on the side are solide is that,s a good sign for example.

The body has after that a treatment with wax, this helps.

Yes also galvanized steel do rust, in time salt from the road and stones hitting the steel will damage it, best is protect also that with bodypaint.

But maybe the car is much better then I think it is, but it is a loss of half of the mony if it is rotten, so I need to be shure.

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Post by keesijp60 » Mon May 11, 2020 7:30 pm

If I see this, mine interested one is not that bad, but oke, it about chassis.

https://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/vie ... 20&t=35889

Is the SS1 also be on tv somewhere like whealer dealers.

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Post by peter freeman » Mon May 11, 2020 10:01 pm

Do you know what the chassis looks like - see below.
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Post by td99 » Mon May 11, 2020 10:23 pm

keesje you have pm


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Post by keesijp60 » Wed May 13, 2020 1:03 pm

I have contacted the guy from the old ad, he go ask his brother to make pictures of the car chassis, he did also say the car is restaurated by a professions company, like the engine and the gearbox.

So I awaite this, I do not buy without proper sight, driving 200+ km single trip I do not, backproblems is the reason and train is now with corona a big risc, I am 63.

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