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AltheBiker
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« on: June 12, 2018, 11:07:32 am »

How time does fly, it’s been a year or two since I posted last. Main thing I’ve been doing is switching from Bikes to Cars to do stuff to. This is my latest one. I’ve never liked labels so let’s just call it a post-apocalyptic retrofuturistic atompunk vehicle :-)
As with all my vehicles it must be UK road legal and driveable. It’s a 1972 Reliant Scimitar SE5a, quite a rare sports estate. I fell in love with it when I opened the door and saw how many gauges it had. Best of all there is a 3 litre V6 engine under that bonnet and it’s given a few people a surprise being overtaken by a 46 year old car.
I was going to do more to it but love the simplicity of its’ lines.





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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 11:38:24 am »

Do I miss the steampunk here?
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AltheBiker
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 01:05:34 pm »

What Steampunk ? The word is Atompunk  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 02:30:37 pm »

Naw, the cars in fallout are atompunk. This is just a car :p copperish car.
I call it paintjob Smiley Slap some stuff on (nope, no gears).
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AltheBiker
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 05:26:07 pm »

With bits on it would fail it's MOT, then it cannot be driven and becomes an ornament, not a car. You have the same issue in Germany with the Hauptuntersuchung tests I believe
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 06:27:07 pm »

That is a most interesting looking car there. Nothing like it on this side of the pond for that time period, save really underpowered econo boxes. Oddball and quirky like the American El Camino pickup-car hybrids.
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 06:55:11 pm »

Hm, well its very strict here, but I dont think visual enhancements are a big problem. Weld something on there, new paint.
You can get bodykits for everything, you can lower the cars, raise them, chrome paint is banned though :p but I dont think
a visual overhaul would be a problem at all.
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2018, 12:10:28 am »

Ah My Dear Al ....
That is a lovely bucket!
And the gauges....
Regarding the exterior, perhaps a few air scoops on the hood and or roof, and faux exhaust tubes coming out of the sides?

Ohhh and fender extenders and running boards?

Could you glue a fake bloody hand grasping the bumper ? Bwahahahaha...


I don’t suppose a fake gun turret on the roof would pass muster on your side of the pond....

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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2018, 10:06:04 am »

Doesn't the Scimitar have a plastic bodyshell? A friend of ours had one of those with a very big engine - it sounded like a mobile earthquake and set off the alarms in other cards as it drove past them  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2019, 10:58:09 pm »

Nice car. I like what you've done with it. Of course these days it doesn't require an MOT.
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