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#106 Sean12

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 04:15 PM

Sold hubs posted up in last set of pics as was not suitable for use with wishbones and now lookin to purchase these in the next week or so, more goodies. The kit has a pair front uprights (top hole drilled 16mm, bottom hole taper drilled to suit bottom ball joint), 2 aluminum hubs (drilled to suit ford & vauxhall), 2 hub caps, 2 brake discs & 2 sets wheel of bearings, nuts, washer etc. I will prob not be using the disks as i will fabricate some of my own or adapt metro turbo disks to suit, got a place that supplys EN8 steel and they will cut to size, so from there i can sort out drill holes ect, or fastening and cooling. Then move on to fabricating a bracket to position/secure the calipers (4 pot metty brakes). Got some more steel on order to carry on fabricating the chassis (cant believe how fast you get through the stuff). Got some more ideas on how to design the rear and front. As far as the rear i am going to create a frame that protects and supports the back of the car better. I am sometimes shocked when looking at zcars installations to see that there is nothing protecting the back of the car, with maybe only the odd stableising arm but nothin else, i just would not like to see the result of a rear impact.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:49 AM

Really liking this thread mate, was hunting for a bec conversion build thread for a couple days before stumbling upon this, if funds allow, im planning on doing my own build late 2011 whilst at uni, unfortunatley I don't have people in the know to get cheap stuff, or any idea when it comes to building stuff lol, but this is a brilliant thread to see what would be involved, keep at it :thumbsup:

#108 Sean12

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 01:41 PM

cheers mate, nice to hear its been useful. Well if you live anywhere near birmingham your more than welcome to pop round and ill give you as much help as poss. What you studying at uni ? which one you at ?

p.s does anyone live in brum and if so, did anyone go to the classic car meet at becketts tuesday night ? was an awsome turn out. really good night. if anyone does live near by and doesnt know about it, it is on every second tuesday on the month in becketts car park.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 02:42 PM

Im going to plymouth uni mate so a fair old trek to brummy town, did some research and think it may be out of my budget unfortunatley, but will always be on my list of cars to own/build so this thread will stay bookmarked for one day :( in the mean time i think a vr6 vw corrado is in store :thumbsup:

#110 Sean12

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 07:11 AM

Hey guys,

sorry for such a long dely between posts, i have had a manic couple of months been so busy ans other things cropping up. been fitting some webbers to my brothers car an doing al the mods alongside to get it back on the road as it has been takin up valuable garage space, but i am now gettin back on with mine ! (Thank God !!).

i just wanted to ask you guys, mainly the guys who have a Mid engine mini, or anyone who just knows the answer lol.. what steering rack and column have people opted for ? as far as i am aware to pass the IVA you need a collapsable steering column..?!?!

im sure i have heard people using corsa b ones ? have i heard right,

cheers guys, any light shed on the matter would be awsome,


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#111 basher

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 03:16 PM

i thought zcars used a fiesta one? i think they have a collapsable joint

#112 Sean12

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 02:40 PM

Hey guys.

havent posted in some time now, i have had a winter away from the mini really, which is a shame but just been so busy with work, i have also been studying my Masters in Mechanical Engineering at the same time, and sometimes somethin has to give. But i am now slowly starting to get back on the case and really determined to get working on it again, especially with the nights getting lighter.

I have just got my fibre glass bonnet for the mini....Attached File  Bonnet.jpg   51.19K   8 downloads

i have also done more work on the frame, i have created some simple door bars, to allow me to line the frame up and get it all located in position, i have created some reinforcement plates to bolt to the seat belt bolts for extra strength, and a few other things, the next step is to locate the engine and start creating the members to support the engine. pics will follow later tonight or tomorrow when i can get them on.

well just thought i would give a quick update and wish you all a happy new year !

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#113 Sean12

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:26 PM

just a quick update,

last week, i finally finished uni, and MY GOD what a long hard slug that has been, especially with working full time at the same time, its been ridiculous. The mini has been well an truely neglected an very little work has been done recently. I went down to the garage the other night during one of my first work free evenings and decided to get my head round it all again and where i got to.

most of the roll cage part of the chassis has been comeplete now an tacked together, then next stage is to offer the engine up, get it all level and in the correct position and from here i will start fabricating the tubes to support the engine and provided mounting points for other components, suspension etc. i need to go back to the CAD and a re think to the design as i feel i could probably improve it after my time at uni. i took on a couple of chassis design projects and a dissertation about the worthiness of FEA (finite element analysis) in chassis design, comparing real life test's with that of CAD models. So i will put some models through FEA to see where areas could be improved.

ive still been slowly gathering bits an bobs as i see things, but just not much fabrication taken place....but now, i am a free agent and i am nothin but determined to get it done an on the road. I am hoping to try an get this into a rolling chassis by september and get it to a point where i am just tryin to meet the needs of IVA test requirements by december time.

ill be down the garage again this coming week and weekend so will post up some progress images etc

cheers guys, watch this space !!! ;D

#114 bikem1ke

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:37 PM

Finally getting somewhere again....

#115 Sean12

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:54 AM

Thats the plan mike :thumbsup:

Hows life treating you back home !?!

#116 Sean12

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 10:40 AM

Hello guys,

its been a while, been super busy and been messing with my new car,

so i got back down the garage the on sunday to have a tinker, got the bug back and will be on this hard now trying to get it done.

so i did some more work on the frame over the weekend and got the engine located in the right place and at the right height and level. Now this is in place i can start fabricating the framework to support the engine and pick up the mounting points. i have also quickly put together a sproket on a piece of tubing just to locate it at the right height to give me an idea again of spacing. I am going to bring my diff setup back down to the garage over the next couple of days to get it properly located.

not a big update but.....i am back on the case again now !!!!!!

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Cheers guys

Edited by Sean12, 11 October 2011 - 10:44 AM.


#117 Sean12

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:15 AM

Well........its been a very long time since i have been on here !!!

FINALLY !!! completed my degree and at the same time have moved jobs to work in the Automotive Industry so all this has been taking up most of my time. However this is all done and im free to attack the mini again.

went down to the garage last night and dusted everything off and got back on with it. started by ensuring the mini was mounted level still and carried on with the frame work. Just figuring out some engine mounting points and mounting strategies and looking into suspension pick-up points.

i am going to re-do my cad model to a higher degree of accuracy and re-analyse it.

but my main aim for the post was to say hello again as opposed to any big updates...but they will come !!

#118 Milten

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:19 PM

Any updates? :D

#119 Minja

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:41 PM

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What spindles ares those?
Looks promissing for my build as well.




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