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#1 Alan Carruthers

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 01:54 PM

Hi, welcome to my mini project - Mayfair2.

Got hold of an 88 Mayfair in 2004 and have been steadily (read slowly) working on the project since then.

Will attach lots of images as I've tried to catalogue whats been going on - have put it out for public viewing now because the car has been at Mintec in Devon since last August and, having taken it apart, they're going to put it back together - brilliant bunch of guys down there.

Want to gauge opinion on all the decisions we've made to see if we can do it better so please post any suggestions.

Aim is somehting like Aric's car on here - also like Stuart Wright, Peter Hills and Stefan Brash's Minis - they've all been in the mags.

Rough idea of spec. as follows:
R1 5JJ motor in modified Pro-Motive Frame with Quaife LSD
Lightened as far as practicable - GRP panels/perspex throughout
Full welded cage - lots of swaged reinforcement
Re-sited alloy tank
Bespoke suspension front and back
Force Racing 10 x 7' wheels (actually 8' to the outer lip - amazing bits if kit)

Hopefully the programme is looking like an early 2011 completion but as we all know anything can happen and such cars/projects usually take the hit in the event of the girlfriend deciding she wants a new bag... wish me luck.

Al
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#2 Alan Carruthers

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:05 PM

So having got it down to Devon the real fun began:

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#3 Alan Carruthers

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 05:55 PM

Ah, seem to have reached some sort of upload limit, how does one go about adding more pictures?

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 05:56 PM

use photobucket :o

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 06:56 PM

Ah!! you need to get some more pictures up Alan!

Love to hear peoples reactions to the boot floor :P

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#6 Alan Carruthers

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 07:26 PM

Hey mate, absolutely. Away at the mo but will sort it tomorrow evening - is there really no other way of putting photos up? Sure other peoples' threads have had tons of images in them? Al

#7 josh.evans

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 07:39 PM

hi mate if you use photobucket there is a link which will put the image on your thread. you dont have to click on a web address once you copy this link in it will so the picture if that makes sence thats how everyone on here does it.

i use photobucket to

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#8 Alan Carruthers

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 10:25 PM

Brilliant, thanks for that, il get on it. Al

#9 SukiDawg

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 11:39 PM

Nice....

B interested to see more of this and how it progresses....

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 07:08 AM

good luck with your progect :)

#11 Alan Carruthers

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:25 PM

Thanks guys, here's some more pictures, turreting and tubbing - haven't decided on the cross-member, really like it but may be able to build an element into the cage.

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#12 Alan Carruthers

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:35 PM

Top dash rail going in and bulkhead coming out - aim is to tag the cage to the A-pillars with swaged sections as well as in the first sketch

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#13 Alan Carruthers

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:02 PM

Its not often in life that something meets, let alone exceeds expectations, but these really are even better in the flesh - know we're a long way away from needing them but prices were going up

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Frame arrived - amazing bit of kit:

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:33 PM

very nice wheels and frame looks great too cant wait to see it all together

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#15 Alan Carruthers

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:58 PM

Thanks very much, few more pictures getting close to where we're currently upto.

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Lots of the bits that have come off, kept everything - which reminds me, one roll cage for sale as per the images, door bars painstakingly and lovingly hand finished by me - Mintec are really keen on doing new cage which, now that the rear bulkhead is no more, ties into the rear end more effectively.




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