When a friend had a ready stripped tax free Scimitar chassis and another friend offered the original slot mags I had on my first Scim based rod at a good price I could not say no. A deal was done with Hardy County Hot Rods for a 32 body and pick up bed to build a quick rod using a complete 200sx engine and box I had as a spare.
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The body is from the original bay area rods moulds which is chopped by 4" which is too much for my liking.
So first job is to un chop it by 2" which also makes it easier to fit the 40mm steel hoops
The body has a raked windscreen which I am not keen on so during the chop I cut it about to make it upright requiring a filling strip across the roof
The doors are very basic so I moulded up some model A inners I have and made proper double skin doors you can see them along with the steel tunnel I made
So body on the chassis
Side view of all the completed body work, around the door took a lot of work to remake the squared off window frame
Engine and gearbox fitted
Under floor pedals fitted using 200sx master cylinder which works very well in the coupe
MM slot mag still my favorite wheels
Have been working on it on and off since March in between the Chevy just in case you thought I had been slacking