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    32 Cheap trick

    1st rod, done bikes before. took 12 months to build, then 6 months faffing then 6 months red tape. scimitar base. now on the roadrod feb 2011 001.jpgrod feb 2011 002.jpg

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    Thats definitely something different spyke a few more pic's would be good especially showing how you got round the awkwardness of some of the scimitar chassis protrusions, I think a lot more people will be building on donor chassis and might spur a few people on with their own projects, What wheels are you running on there?
    6 months red tape? what were the main problems with getting it registered ?

    Hope you are out enjoying the car now, well done

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    Ditto, interesting stuff. More on the build please. Especially pictures!

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    Thats weiredly cool lookin. Yes, need more pics n info.
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    Just 2 miles then pulled!! Got to be some kind of record EH! Spyke??
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    Quote Originally Posted by truxdelux View Post
    Just 2 miles then pulled!! Got to be some kind of record EH! Spyke??
    Charlie!!
    i must be special!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20vT_pop View Post
    Thats definitely something different spyke a few more pic's would be good especially showing how you got round the awkwardness of some of the scimitar chassis protrusions, I think a lot more people will be building on donor chassis and might spur a few people on with their own projects, What wheels are you running on there?
    6 months red tape? what were the main problems with getting it registered ?

    Hope you are out enjoying the car now, well done
    no chassis alterations. just replaced the outriggers with "similar construction" as per regs, capped the front ones as i didnt need them, i happened to have 60ft of 3mm wall 56.5mm steel.
    so i made a sort of space frame, chassis tied into the roof by same tube by making a windscreen surround , this also ties into the rear of the roof as thats tied into the floor.11.7.10 006.jpgrod 27.06.10 008.jpg11.7.10-001-small.jpg

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    the wheels are open to speculation, couldnt afford fancy ones , so have tr6 on the front with cheapo low profiles from the scrappy, the rears are horrible 8 spokes that came cheap and i made some fancy covers which look different.

    getting the body to fit involved a lot of body on and off and almost a dry build, the redtape was the DVLA are very hard to contact , waiting for a call back isnt great specially when your at work.getting a full build history helps , they still want to see it and i didnt have a trailer so i had to borrow one, then the appointment came after months with very little notice , day off to take it as they only inspect on tuesdays and they dont come out anymore. Had to be took off the trailer and driven to a space in the carpark ( so its no good turning up with a load of bits that look like a car but dont go) and they arnt dull they do watch .
    all sounds easy and quick but if youre patient you will get on the road, i see lots of stuff in garage worth a fortune and hundreds of hours put in and thats great, but i had to build most of it outside through the winter on my drive and i live on an estate, the budget was naff all,the objective was to get an on the road ongoing project as stuff was bought as cheap as possible , some stuff i had to make , some stuff i had left over from different chop projects over the years . The other objective was to keep the running costs down, so no changing the motor or such, instaed i went for weight reduction by using plastic on places where i could, the result is a 450kg reduction. The grill will be replaced with a morris8 one i have since got, and the paint will get done as and when i,ve got the money to do it and when ive decided on a colour.I know that some will hate this as its a glass rod, but hey its on the road and i look at some cars and personally just couldnt justify the amounts of money put into them, i only built this for kicks .

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