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frankenstangsghost
frankenstangsghost New Reader
2/24/11 12:19 p.m.

Since I'm flush with BLA (tm), I'm thinking about building one of these:

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

What do you guy's think?

Javelin
Javelin SuperDork
2/24/11 12:27 p.m.

That is a seriously cool conversion kit!

frankenstangsghost
frankenstangsghost New Reader
2/24/11 12:31 p.m.

In reply to Javelin:

Especially if you consider the starting point.

itsarebuild
itsarebuild Reader
2/24/11 12:37 p.m.

MUCH BETTER THN THE STARTING POINT!

CGLockRacer
CGLockRacer Reader
2/24/11 12:51 p.m.

i wonder if you can fit a Miata chassis under that?

bravenrace
bravenrace SuperDork
2/24/11 1:40 p.m.

In reply to CGLockRacer:

Yeah, that's what I was thinking, or some other more readily available chassis.

jstein77
jstein77 Dork
2/24/11 2:33 p.m.

I agree - where in the world would you find a Triumph Herald donor?

wcelliot
wcelliot HalfDork
2/24/11 2:44 p.m.

Sweet!!!

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
2/24/11 2:47 p.m.

Want!!! My pants just got a little tighter.

jhaas
jhaas Reader
2/24/11 2:49 p.m.

BLA?

Black Lung Association? Biologic License Application? Black Lawyer Association?

ArthurDent
ArthurDent Reader
2/24/11 2:51 p.m.

That is fantastic. If one would could scale a Locost style frame under there it would be a great performer too. Price is decent but shipping would be killer.

ArthurDent
ArthurDent Reader
2/24/11 2:54 p.m.

Here are two Heralds (about 2/3 down the page) for donors.

http://vsccc.ca/classif/classif.htm

bravenrace
bravenrace SuperDork
2/24/11 3:02 p.m.

In reply to frankenstangsghost:

Okay, what will it cost to get it over the pond?

wcelliot
wcelliot HalfDork
2/24/11 3:22 p.m.
bravenrace wrote: In reply to frankenstangsghost: Okay, what will it cost to get it over the pond?

Free if you stuffed a container with a half dozen then sold 5 off at a $1000 markup. ;-)

mw
mw HalfDork
2/24/11 3:36 p.m.

It looks like fitting decent modern sized tires under it may be a trick.

TR8owner
TR8owner New Reader
2/24/11 3:59 p.m.

Wonder if you could make a Spitfire donor work?

ArthurDent
ArthurDent Reader
2/24/11 4:37 p.m.

The Spitfire chassis isn't exactly the same - it needs to bodywork to help support it unlike the Herald.

jimbob_racing
jimbob_racing HalfDork
2/24/11 4:42 p.m.

Do it!

tincetti
tincetti New Reader
2/24/11 5:14 p.m.

Where were these when I actually owned a Herald ?!

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury SuperDork
2/24/11 5:27 p.m.

werent we just talking about a kit car that could make it out in the real world, along the lines of F5 cars or Cobra kits? I think this is it if you can get it to fit on top of a Miata or S2k...

frankenstangsghost
frankenstangsghost New Reader
2/25/11 1:14 a.m.
jstein77 wrote: I agree - where in the world would you find a Triumph Herald donor?

Hehe, I know a guy who has 4 of 'em... There were 2 of them on C/L for $1000 a couple weeks ago in C-Springs. I bought one two years ago in Nebraska for $150, from C/L. It even came with a brand new top and a donor motor for my MKI Spitfire.

jhaas wrote: BLA(tm)? Black Lung Association? Biologic License Application? Black Lawyer Association?

British Lawn Art (trademark)

wcelliot wrote:
bravenrace wrote: In reply to frankenstangsghost: Okay, what will it cost to get it over the pond?

Free if you stuffed a container with a half dozen then sold 5 off at a $1000 markup. ;-)

I didn't think of that... I dunno yet. I did email the guy about shipping one kit to the Port of Toledo (Ohio).

Heralds aren't to hard too hard find in the US, but then again Heralds are a dime a dozen in the UK, so the kit makes sense. Couple that with the compatibility with Spitfires, I can see the potential.

Teh E36 M3
Teh E36 M3 HalfDork
2/25/11 7:52 a.m.

To hell with the herald donor- they sell the shells for 895 (~$1500). I would think a modified locost frame could fit under that, just wondering what the vertical clearance is for DOHC engines.

Hasbro
Hasbro HalfDork
2/25/11 8:07 a.m.

For the street the windshield would pose a legal problem.

jrw1621
jrw1621 SuperDork
2/25/11 8:16 a.m.

Only slightly related, but...
In the website for these I pulled off this picture.
Would a Chevy S-10 be a common sight in the UK? I figured they were not sold there but rather more common would be diesel Asian models?

Raze
Raze Dork
2/25/11 9:25 a.m.

These guys are cool as hell, and I approve of this rebody. Anyone know what it'll cost to ship/import the shell to the US?

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