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#16 malcs_miniturbo

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:47 PM

any more pics of this

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 12:07 AM

Nope none yet. Just been buying all the things I'm going to need and waiting for the snow to melt.

Thanks for all the information you've been giving me! I've just bought some Perspex windows which I will cut to fit if they don't fit as they are.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 08:43 AM

i wonder how much the minus was new back in the days was they fully built up or was it kit form.cant wait for pics

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 06:18 PM

intresting. Im looking forward to your build. when i move house. i will hopefully be getting a minus. After sittin in my old friends minus a few times. The attention it recieves is amazing specially from other mini drivers. plus no rust. I seemed to remember him having problems with the seals on the windows are doors. because they not the correct size. A lot of water got in before it was sorted.

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 08:16 PM

Kerching! I love minus builds!
I'd love to have a bash at building one sometime in my life.
Will be subscribing to this and following with intent!

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 10:05 PM

Cheers guys. Not sure how fast the updates will come! I've not really set any deadline on it.

Although i hope to be driving it in 2012 at the latest haha.

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 11:10 PM

i want mine done in a few months lol and thats also a bare shell

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 11:03 AM

it takes longer than you think.... lol

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 02:22 PM

I think your right tedmcedd ha. If i can convince my mum to let me have it in the garden i should have it done by next year.


To hang my doors...

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 03:46 PM


I think your right tedmcedd ha. If i can convince my mum to let me have it in the garden i should have it done by next year.


To hang my doors...

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ha i have exactly the same form my minus project ;D Although i will be using steel doors that will be e coated :thumbsup: I've got some margard polycarbonate windows for mine :-) I want to see some more pictures of the state of your shell :-) Always interesting to see what other people start off with. Regards Blue

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 05:15 PM

I bought some perspex ones of ebay. I will probably have to cut them up a bit, there tinted though which is the only problem!

Well all the wood inside is rotten, but i will remove that like yours. Most of the metal has surface rust on it to.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 04:44 PM

Still no pictures of my shell. Haven't seen it in weeks!

Got a few things though.

Not going to be running a heater to help with the tucked bay...

this shoud do the trick lol

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This was in my christmas presents. Not sure on the colour! Should help fit the engine in the bay though.
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Perspex windows, not really of the quality i wanted will have to see if i use them or not.
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Posted 07 January 2011 - 07:03 PM

Im not sure that rocker will fit under the minus bonnet without a modification! I was going to have an electric heater but my brother told me they are quite dangerous :thumbsup: So i went with one from car builder solution its very compact and weighs next to nothing its in my build if you want a look (made a carbon front for it as-well :wub: ). Its hard to see what the windows you've bought look like! Oh i was going to ask you if you had the steel tubes which go in the bulk head to give support and strength. I've made mine in stainless :) i would send you dimensions of the tube but the length you would have to measure yuorself as yours may differ due to thickness of the bulk head :P
Regards Blue

P.s get some bloody pictures up the suspense is killing me :P

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 06:56 PM

I was thinking that, I really need to start stripping my car so I can trial fit stuff but I don't think I'm going to just yet haha.

This one is car specific, it just plugs into a cigarette lighter. I'm just going to run it into the loom with a couple of pipes to the screen. I don't really need a full on heater as I won't really drive it when it's bad weather. Plus it will help with weight saving and my clean engine bay!

Basically the windows are awful wish I could send them back. Teach me for trying to save a few quid. Think I'm just going to buy a full set from acw after measuring up some templates when I get my doors.

Thanks a lot, but I already have the original ones in it which I was hoping to remove and make up some new ones. They look as though they are stuck in place. Someone has tried to remove one with an angle grinder and left a nasty cut in the bulkhead crossmember which I will have to repair.

I may take a few for you tomorrow! I'm still working on having it at home.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 11:35 AM

Few more bits :(

MK1 plate plinth, fibreglass.

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Large roll of exhaust wrap and stainless zip ties.

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Washer bottle, to be mounted in the boot.

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