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#301 minimissions

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 06:53 AM

Wow that is a massive difference isnt it. Its a credit to you.



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Posted 03 December 2018 - 02:32 PM

The two small tabs holding the washer fluid motor were broken, so I came up with a new way of holding it to the bulkhead; involving a worm drive clip, a small steel part and two tie wraps...

 

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 02:37 PM

I installed new trim pieces on the rear wheel arches. They are the only pieces of the interior held by spray glue

 

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 04:05 PM

Bought and fitted the side repeater lights. I had to enlarge the holes a bit. Not wired yet

 

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 04:08 PM

Next up is the fan under the bonnet. It's a Canadian thing... On Canadian models there is no fan in the heater box, just the matrix. There's a bigger fan under the bonnet that pushes air in the tubing under the right wing. It looks bad under

 

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 04:09 PM

After a bit of rust-revealing cleaning

 

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 04:11 PM

Time to fire up the welding machine. Long time no see...

 

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 04:13 PM

Nice little patchwork

 

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With the tab

 

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 04:14 PM

Patch no.2

 

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 04:15 PM

Patch no.3

 

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 02:29 PM

Another thing done. Didn't care about grinding the welds, they won't show anyway

 

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 03:06 PM

What other weird things do canadian minis have that we don't ?



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:24 PM

A maple syrup dispenser!  ;)



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:25 PM

A maple syrup dispenser!  ;)

 

Hopefully it's the only part of the car not needing repair

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