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#1 stevedx

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 12:06 PM

Went to Hampshire a few weeks back and picked up a designer shell from Matty4113, that had had a front knock, and other problems.

All so I could have a go at doing a trailer.

So yesterday I thought I would make a start, once I had removed the glass, I finally remembered to get the camera and take a few shots, of the progess made. Not bad as I had never used an angle grinder before.

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Trailer end

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Remains to get rid of (any ideas anyone?)

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Can I just send the log book of myself, saying its scrapped, or does it need doing by a scrap dealer?

Not a bad start eh!

#2 leaky

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 07:22 PM

Make the front A BBQ. And if the door are in good nick then sell them. Look like you've made a good start. Im looking at making my self a trailer ready for IMM 2010. Good luck cant wait to see it finished.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 10:03 PM

Looks like a good start. What are you aiming to end up with? Obviously a trailer but a bog standard one or something with a twist?
Yes you can send off the logbook yourself, just tick the box, date it and post, simple.
With what's left I would sell everything you don't need to recoup the cost of the shell.
Check out my mini trailer with a difference project thread if you want inspiration or just to see how its done. Any questions just ask :D
Enjoy!

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:54 PM

thats only 999 white designers left whole then
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:55 PM

still got the back bumper?

#6 matty4113

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 06:11 PM

Looks great so far Steve, glad it has come in handy, and definately better than scrapping it, will keep an eye on this thread.

#7 stevedx

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 09:29 PM

still got the back bumper?

yes but will be using it on the trailer, unless i can get a chrome one

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 11:56 AM

This is the latest progress

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#9 olds_kool_lews

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 12:03 PM

thats only 999 white designers left whole then
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998 as im breaking one at the moment! lol

trailers looking good! but why does everyone cut the roof off? i might make one with the shell i got, n leave the roof still attatched, with the windows made from plastic or something!

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 08:37 PM

I dont know too much about cars, did you use a rear subframe and just went an extra bit on for the towbar

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:43 PM

I would love one of these, how much has it set you back so far?

I have a spare few quid and to be honest would kill for one of these!

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:45 PM

im really thinkin of makin one now! would be really cool to have one that matches my mini! id have to change its exhaust though, as i got centre exit!!!.... i could always tie it to that lol! :shifty:

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:53 PM

so far I guess it has cost me about 150, still a bit to do yet!

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 04:53 PM

I would love one of these, how much has it set you back so far?

I have a spare few quid and to be honest would kill for one of these!



im really thinkin of makin one now! would be really cool to have one that matches my mini! id have to change its exhaust though, as i got centre exit!!!.... i could always tie it to that lol! :D


If anyone wants some bits, I do have a bent, cut down, but otherwise rust-free shell, subframe, rear lights, wheels, bootlid, and rear wiring harness, (basically all the 'donor' parts), near Sudbury in Suffolk. All you need to do is cut it to the length you want, put a tow hitch on, and plate the front and top.

PM me, as I'll forget to look in here again!

Dave

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 05:32 PM

I would love one of these, how much has it set you back so far?

I have a spare few quid and to be honest would kill for one of these!



im really thinkin of makin one now! would be really cool to have one that matches my mini! id have to change its exhaust though, as i got centre exit!!!.... i could always tie it to that lol! :D


If anyone wants some bits, I do have a bent, cut down, but otherwise rust-free shell, subframe, rear lights, wheels, bootlid, and rear wiring harness, (basically all the 'donor' parts), near Sudbury in Suffolk. All you need to do is cut it to the length you want, put a tow hitch on, and plate the front and top.

PM me, as I'll forget to look in here again!

Dave


i already got a donor mini, but would rather pass it onto someone else for a project, than cut up a decent shell, one day ill build one...one day lol




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