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#1 Jordie

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 07:32 PM

Hello all

Adding pics here as its time for the winter project to step up a gear or two. Now tuktuk as his pickup out of the way for afew weeks, it means we can organise the workspace we have and get the convertible out and built up.

We (it belongs to me and my mate steve) acquired the convertible as a swap. We swapped a barn find rusty clubman estate for it. A friend of ours required the estate to cut some panel work out to repair a customers estate which was rear ended.

Heres the convertible when we collected it and the clubman we swapped for it.

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I have been stripped, cleaning, and painting front and rear subframes at the moment, ready to build up. Once these are built, they will be fitted so we have a rolling shell to work on.

We have 2x 20ft containers loaded with boxes of parts, we've checked through and we have everything to build about 4 complete mini's so this should get done and ready for sale in the spring.

Ive got a good condition roof and bars coming for it too.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 07:50 PM

Rear subframe, stripped, cleaned and painted 2k Jet Black.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 07:54 PM

Wow a swap, I would have prefered the convertable, hands down. Its going to look good in the end.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 08:03 PM

I always wanted a clubman estate though, but nevermind. Ill get one one day...

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 08:45 PM

I always wanted a clubman estate though, but nevermind. Ill get one one day...


So why swap to something that needs more work lol?

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 08:50 PM

I dont get you?

I always wanted a clubby estate, but sometimes you just have to wait for the right one/time.

We swapped it for a professionally welded, painted convertible which is ready to be built up. Thats less work in my book, no welding or paintwork to do.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 09:10 PM

I dont get you?

I always wanted a clubby estate, but sometimes you just have to wait for the right one/time.

We swapped it for a professionally welded, painted convertible which is ready to be built up. Thats less work in my book, no welding or paintwork to do.


O right, I get you now.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 06:42 PM

Now a rolling shell

Fitted both subframes.
Front subframe fitted with new bolts and solid tower mounts. Along with gaz adjustable shocks and 8.4" disc brake setup.
Painted 2k jet black gloss

Rear subframe stripped and cleaned, painted 2k jet black gloss. Fitted with good radius arms, spacered rear drums, dunlop cones etc.

Now fitted and a rolling shell on 12" minilites. Working steering etc

Donor car stripped and scrapped now.

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Next job is to work on the donor engine. Steam clean, inspect, paint and refit.

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 11:16 PM

Long time since this was updated.

But now fitted with a 1000cc engine.

Today we fitted master cylinders, servo, slave cylinders,some brake pipes, spax adjustable rear shockers, steering coloum and drop bracket, engine parts such as manifolds and carbs etc

Next time it will get brake pipes, fuel pipes, battery cables, fuel tank, exhaust and be running.

This will be for sale once complete, hopefully not too far away but you never know with our projects lol ;)

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 10:03 PM

Any updates mate

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:29 PM

Now as a running engine, brake and fuel lines laid in brand new copper.

Had to do some repairs to the steering rack boots and track rods but thats now all done.

Next up is fitting the electrics etc.
 



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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:47 PM

Some photos of the car when we have been working on it.

Condition of floor and panels before undersealing etc.

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Need to stone chip and paint etc still.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 06:08 PM

loving the colour

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 05:34 PM

Bootlid, bonnet and NS door painted.

OS Door skin on order, then that can be painted too.

For sale soon if anyone wants a nice summer car :D

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 08:51 PM

New door seals, window rubbers and the door window chrome bits purchased.

New throttle and choke cables fitted so we can drive the car, well once the driveshafts are in place - currently getting new CV boots and grease.





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