Sagaris Project returns to the UK

Sagaris Project returns to the UK

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chris52

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1,489 posts

124 months

Monday 13th May
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Body is the next stage once the chassis is reunited with it. Yes very pleased with the way it’s turned out so far. Actually looking forward to the next stage I quite like working with fibreglass much prefer it to steel no rot to worry about.
Chris

chris52

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124 months

Monday 13th May
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The power of steam I had spent hours trying to clean this seat with all kinds of soaps leather cleaners etc but could not get it looking nice. Anyway I had a go with our steam cleaner no detergents just the steam and a cloth to wipe it after. This took no longer than 15 minutes and the difference is amazing.


Kev_Mk3

903 posts

36 months

Monday 13th May
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brilliant thread

bubblebobble

328 posts

130 months

Monday 13th May
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Hey,
Looking really good.
Just a quick heads up though, looks like your front callipers are on the wrong sides.
The bridging pipe that connects the calliper sides should be on the bottom.
Again really good job , be interested in the fuel piping, are you using nylon like the OE or going with something else ?
More pictures please !
Cheers

chris52

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1,489 posts

124 months

Monday 13th May
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bubblebobble said:
Hey,
Looking really good.
Just a quick heads up though, looks like your front callipers are on the wrong sides.
The bridging pipe that connects the calliper sides should be on the bottom.
Again really good job , be interested in the fuel piping, are you using nylon like the OE or going with something else ?
More pictures please !
Cheers
Many thanks for the heads up on the Callipers I will swap them around. The fuel pipe is the original Nylon but I have changed the rubber like for like.

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KillerJim

962 posts

144 months

Tuesday 14th May
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I'd have loved to see this done as a video documentary wink

chris52

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1,489 posts

124 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Taking advantage of a couple of days off work to get this project up to speed body and chassis now reunited and bolted back on. A few little jobs to do then cover as much of the chassis as I can because it’s gonna get major dusty when I start cutting the front end of.
Chris







GaryF

558 posts

194 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Inspiring stuff Chris. I have managed to fit a new radiator and starter motor to mine, reseal the lights, fit new badges, replace (awkward) bulbs, touch up stone chips etc but that's about it. You are in a challenging parallel self-build universe.

If I was Kevin McCloud I'd ask you about budget, timescale, experience etc. and then look you up and down (as he does) inferring madness.

Keep the pics and progress updates coming.

chris52

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1,489 posts

124 months

Wednesday 15th May
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It’s a big project but will be worth the effort when finished.
Today I cut off the new/old front end as well as a few other bits and bats.



Alpinestars

12,047 posts

185 months

Wednesday 15th May
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What colour are you going for?

GaryF

558 posts

194 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Alpinestars said:
What colour are you going for?
Blue? (seats have Prussian Blue inserts). GTS Viper Blue would look good with Portland Grey / Prussian Blue interior. Will let Chris comment though...

chris52

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Wednesday 15th May
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It will be going back to its original colour which is Rolex Blue. The seat inserts are actually purple hard to see from the picture plus it has purple on the dash. Lots still to do including a hinged bonnet conversion.

GaryF

558 posts

194 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Purple? I should have gone to Specsavers wobble

chris52

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124 months

Well that’s the front in place not finished laminating it yet but should get that done over the weekend. Test fit of the bonnet went well shut lines all good. Over all very happy with it.
Last picture is a section of the new/old front I cut off it was ridiculously heavy and as you can was owner 25mm thick in places so really glad I decided to change it.


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DAKOTAstorm

327 posts

98 months

Saturday
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Best thread for a while this one . . . You are the fastest worker alive! The sag progresses quicker than I can read your updates. Bravo!

TVRMs

1,599 posts

65 months

Saturday
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Took longer to build at Blackpool Chris - looking forward to seeing the end result smile

chris52

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1,489 posts

124 months

Saturday
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Thanks guys I took a week off work to get the body and new front end fitted as I couldn’t fit my Griff in the garage it’s amazing how much space a dismantled car takes up. Things will move a lot slower now I’m hoping to have it all finished by the end of the year or at least to the point where I can send it to the painters. I will do most of the prep including it’s first coat of primer which will be the Upol Reface to give it a good base for the paint but will leave the final prep to the experts. I also need to leave the car as long as possible until paint to help avoid any sink marks with such a lot of bodywork going on though I think this may be impossible but the longer I leave it the less chance especially if we get a nice hot summer and I can let it bake in the sun for a few days.

SonicHedgeHog

1,957 posts

123 months

Saturday
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I love these threads. Makes me want to build another garage and have a go myself. Just curious about your choice of colour. Are you going for the original blue because it’s original or because that’s your favourite colour? Given the Cat C status and the fact it’s a keeper, originality isn’t super critical so you could go for something bonkers. I just love bright colours and would be like a kid in a toy shop if I was in your position. I’m thinking cascade copper for my Tamora when it comes to respray time although I’m increasingly drawn to colours that are of the same vintage but no one chose. Too much choice!

chris52

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124 months

I am keeping the original colour for a couple of reasons main one is that I like it but another factor is that it’s not an expensive paint to buy and is a fairly easy colour to match if I get any sink marks or need to repaint a panel in the future. I want the car to be right but I want to be able to use it and not worry about a super expensive paint job if something happens to it.
Last day on the car today for a while I’ve got the hinge boxes cut in for the bonnet just need to fibreglass them in. Still a massive amount of work needed but the major jobs are now done and it’s in one piece.

SonicHedgeHog

1,957 posts

123 months

That makes sense. My Tamora paintwork isn’t perfect unlike my previous resprayed Griffith. Being able to use the car without anxiety is a huge ownership plus. Keep up the good work!