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Rear Seat/wheelarch info

Post  sean397 on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:10 pm

Hello..i hope someone can help me...i have purchased a MK2 scamp and want to fit rear seats in it...any ideas as what may fit betwwen arches(kids are only 2&3 so leg room isnt a problem) also fitted my 12" wellers and 165/60x12 tyres and they protude about 2" outside bodyline...my scamp doesnt have arches and seen some are steel? and some are a rubber type...which is best?? i plan to take off road as well...thanks

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Post  Mk3rob on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:21 pm

Mine are made from the verticle plastic strips that forklifts drive through in warehouse doorways. Even the clear stuff takes a coat of spray paint.

Others are made from plastic, square ish section, black guttering.

The bench seats are generally made from old L/rover rear seats. But with your young rug-rats then you really need someting a bit stronger.

No doubt there will be other coments.
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Re: Rear Seat/wheelarch info

Post  TRR Motorsport on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:28 pm

Transit twin passenger seats or Metro rear seats (the 60% side) fit between the arches.

Regarding the wheel arch extensions. rubber is best if you pan to off-road. On the 'K' I used black rally mudflap material and cut it to width. Its held in place with a 25mm width strip of ali and large head rivets.
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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:33 pm

There was a proper rear seat made for the Mk2,there may even be some still out there.If not Andy McLean of the Scamp Motor Company would probably make you one.
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:36 pm

wezgit daan saaf wrote:There was a proper rear seat made for the Mk2,there may even be some still out there.If not Andy McLean of the Scamp Motor Company would probably make you one.

And the MK3 but its not really suitable for a child seat.
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Post  sean397 on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:55 pm

Hello again...thanks for the replies...i have some metro seats(from days of building MG metro race cars) so will try those...and rubber arches will save me fabricating some steel arches...i have bought mine and it needs some work including a repaint but want to get it done within a couple of months...is anyone going to Himley hall mini show so i can have a look at some other Scamps close up...thanks Sean

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Re: Rear Seat/wheelarch info

Post  nhazelwood on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:30 pm

With regard to wheel arches, if you want semi solid ones...

Get some "U" channel guttering from b&q. About 5 for 1.5m length.



Cut one leg off with a sharp stanley knife.
Measure the vertical height first, & then mark a 'V' on the outer leg for the mitred cut. Dont mark it at 90, mark it so the V is less than 90 & cut the V out. Also leave about 3-6mm of flat at the bottom of the V.
Use a hot air gun & gently heat the guttering along the flat face, then bend around a square strip of wood & hold in place till its cooled down.
By cutting the V less than 90 you should now have excess material to trim off the joint & make a neat join. Dont trim yet.
Temp clamp arch in place.
Either drill & tap mounting holes, or drill & use tech screws to bolt in place.
Now trim the joint.
Use some solvent based gutter glue (b&q - its made by marley) to glue the joint in place.
For best results, roughly score the back of the joint & epoxy or fibreglass in place.
If you going to paint the arches, dont forget to flat them off with p120 grit sandpaper & spray them with plastic primer before putting the finished colour on.



Job done.

Neil

Ps folding the joint takes a bit of practice, so try out on some waste first.
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Re: Rear Seat/wheelarch info

Post  TRR Motorsport on Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:58 am

I did the arches on Pea like that after she was retired from off-road duties. They do make good looking wheel arches. Very Happy
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