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#946 sonikk4

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:32 AM

Oh well, that will keep you busy then! ;)


Yup, once I have him on his wheels that’s going to be one of the next jobs. Just need to save a few more pennies first

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 08:04 PM

Love this and love the colour. My project is definitely going back to Teal Blue. Im stalled at the moment saving for a roll over jig so I can set about stripping, rust removing and welding. Christmas always arrives at the worst possible time for me. Maybe we should move Christmas to June???



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 01:10 PM

More door work, treated with Deox

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Primed

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and topcoated

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and while i was waiting for paint to dry i prepped the replacement scuttle

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Then it was back to trial fitting the door and skin

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Its not bad but the gaps need to be adjusted

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The A panel wont fit this gap so some more tweaking will be needed

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and i think i will be adding some metal along the bottom as well.

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Hiya Neil. When prepping the scuttle I noticed you haven't drilled plug weld holes in the corners, why? If I hadn't seen this I'd have drilled along the whole length, thanks, Jim



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:13 PM

When you lay the scuttle in place look behind it where it meets the upper dash rail. You will find the contours are not the same there so holes in the scuttle will achieve nothing as there is nothing to weld to.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:51 PM

Thanks Neil, was looking how you put your front end on and I thought it was a little strange. Makes sense now



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Posted 11 February 2018 - 04:45 PM

Nothing started on Paddy this year BUT my lad who buys and sells Snap On tools picked up a load from a chap who has retired from the trade.

 

Now the billy bonus from all of this was he worked on minis and for some considerable time (don't know his name) and was clearing out his garage. Now as sods law would have it we lost out on the big stuff but he had a stack of small stuff left over and an awful lot of it OEM bits, plus tooling.

 

So although i have had a partial look through this is what i have now got. Happy days

 

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#952 Jared Mk3

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:02 PM

Some really nice stuff there.



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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:28 PM

What a result!



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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:16 PM

What a result!

 

Im trying to figure out what some of the tooling is for to be honest. Some is straight fwd but others not so.

 

I will have to buy some better storage to compartmentalise all of it. Its a right jumble of stuff.



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:05 AM

Wow what a haul! Is that first thing a Sykes Pickavent clutch oil seal tool? I tried to get one of those, but in the end resorted to the moron method with a screwdiver and hammer. :)



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:51 PM

Wow what a haul! Is that first thing a Sykes Pickavent clutch oil seal tool? I tried to get one of those, but in the end resorted to the moron method with a screwdiver and hammer. :)

 

Its defo a Primary oil seal tool Rich but as too whose make i'm not sure. Been told by Guessworks some of the other items are for gearboxes.



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Posted 16 March 2018 - 07:56 PM

So here we go time to kick start the work on Paddy.

 

First thing was spend a chunk of change with Minispares, ARP 11 stud kit, ARP Conrod bolts, BMH back plates, steering rack clamps, rear subbie mounting stuff along with the front, front to rear brake pipe, various rubber seals covers etc, mounting hardware and recon radius arms.

 

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And then more paint, 2k Gloss black for all of the suspension components, more Teal Blue paint for the engine bay, more G3 cutting paste and a gallon of panel wipe.

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And a result for me this week, i dont know if you remember a chap who had his Cooper S done on Car SOS, well he was selling of the remainder of his old parts. So one Servo from said car and a set of 5x10 Minilights. Not 100% sure if they are Mag Alloy BUT for their age the corrosion is light. Once the old rotten tyres are off i will make a judgement call to see if i will refurb them.

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I did see if Minispares did a rebuild kit for the servo but there is a question about what its actually from. It looks like a Mini servo but the number on it does not refer to anything on their system. Some research required.

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 08:06 PM

Nice to see you back at it 👍🏻

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 08:43 PM

They’re early GBs!

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 09:02 PM

They’re early GBs!

 

70's i'm led to believe






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