This is the long running blog I have for my Micra Mini.
This is a breakdown of what this blog entails. So you could call this the contents page sort of
Page 1- Initial strip down to highlight the areas that needed fixing
Page 2- Wiring strip down, NS sill removal, welder bought and first bit of welding on the NS inner sill
Page 3- Welding of NS floorpan, doorstep, wing removal, scuttle repair, new NS sill - inner wing made ready for new outer wing, Welding of OS floor pan, sill and inner wing - inner wing made ready for new outer wing, rear subframe removed- OS boot corner welding and deseaming of boot lip - OS heelboard repair - roof hole welded
Page 4- NS boot corner welding, NS rear bin repair, panel delivery, front end bumper lip removal, NS flitch repair, NS wing trial fit.
Page 5- NS heelboard repair, OS door skin removal, wiring new fusebox and Daewoo column stalks, OS A panel fitting, OS wing welded on, OS door step repair, OS wing sealing and paint.
Page 6- NS sill welded, boot lip repairs, half of rear valance fitting, radius arm rebound stop area repaired
Page 7- Rest of rear valance fitted, boot inside painted, boot outside painted and undersealed, inside floor painted, filling Rear end, NS wing made ready to fit, few mods to the front panel by taking off latch parts and smoothing areas,
Page 8 - NS a panel and wing fitted, sealed and painted, front end prepped for respray (that never happened
Page 9- Bonnet fit adjusted, some parts fitted back to front end, more paintwork in places, rear subframe investigated and decided to replace, modified inlet manifold and carb for better flow, repaired doors ready for skins
Page 10- More door flange repairs, new second hand subframe bought and painted, waist rails repaired both sides in and out
Page 11- Internal boot hinges made, engine bay repaint, new front rear brake line, engine bay built back up, NS rear wing welding finished, petrol tank mods for internal filler, rear subframe built up and fitted, car rolled outside for photos, lamp bar made and fitted, interior refitted with help from Lambert (RIP Puss cat), Doors fitted once painted black.
Page 11- Last bit of body welding on OS rear wing, filling and painting, waxoyling, rear window fitting, testing the lights and wiring, more petrol tank mods,
Page 12- Interior mods- auto dipping mirror, suede seats, new headliner, more waxoyling, taken for mot (failed)
Page 13- Mot PASS June 2012, roof repaint and new windscreen, head gasket blew, off the road 16th august.
15 month interlude when no work happened
Page 14-14th Dec 2013 mot fail in the morning, fixed and pass in the afternoon. She was ready for the road Christmas Day 2013, HG change New Years eve, mini went with me to Norwich from my parents to live at my rented accommodation. megajolt system fitted, roller repaint of front, Micra bought. March 2014 start of the engine change, engines both out, subframe being made,
Page 15- Engine mounts, trial fit, frame painted, inlet mani made and carbs mounted, clutch done,
Page 16- Alternator mounted, gearstick sorted, exhaust fitted, megajolt done, engine broken, engine repaired, horrible air filter made, brake lines ran, body roller painted white,
Page 17- More paint and window tinting, suspension parts fitted, brakes all bled, exhaust being made,engine fire
Page 18- More interior mods, Oct 2014 Transported home to parents, helper cat 2 Harley (RIP Puss cat), new head gasket needed to be fitted (old one was caught), fun with soldering
Page 19- Paint, cam broke, fun with brass and soldering, problem with engine, valve broken, new engine sourced and fitted on drive.
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The post below was what I had first posted back in September 2009, I had owned ken senior for a few weeks when I made that post.
ive gotta mini city that doesnt seem to bad, cost 1800ish
quite like some opinions about the work that i have to undertake
will add some piccies of the problem areas [
opinions would be nice about what i can do about them
here are the piccies of the target area. its not actually that bad lol it think it might be worth more thn 1800
Edited by lawrence, 15 March 2018 - 12:07 AM.