Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:53 PM
Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:21 PM
Sorry for the lack of progress, I’m finding my garage has been taken over this last year by a horde of nomads and their dirt-bikes, and they don't seem to get to scared by a dude that drives a Mini…
I’m still on the trailer and Mini builds so don’t right me off yet, I’ve just been buy’n up stuff for the Mini and Trailer builds this year…
More to come, ...soon.
Edited by M1n1c00per, 30 July 2012 - 10:21 PM.
Posted 13 September 2020 - 02:46 AM
Many life changing issues have crossed the Canucks path, but my heart is determined to continue and finish the trailer build.
Posted 13 September 2020 - 03:07 AM
Posted 13 September 2020 - 01:22 PM
Well for starters my name isn't Surely..😜
Surely it would have been easier to fix the shell
But Easier, I'm not sure about that, though with enough money and time anything is possible, but the time and money for a restoration is being directed to my other 73 Mini build,.. and this trailer is the side-kick to that car.
Edited by M1n1c00per, 14 September 2020 - 04:28 AM.
Posted 13 September 2020 - 01:28 PM
Thanks Mini-Mad, hope to have the next post up with in a week.
Good luck! I’ll be following. You’re clearly determined. You have my vote
Edited by M1n1c00per, 13 September 2020 - 08:58 PM.
Posted 20 September 2020 - 04:50 AM
Here we go....
I attached the rear rotisserie arm to the suspension mounting holes of the Boot half of the trailer. This is to correct the cambering of the wheel wells, and 90° up the panel so when I weld the 2 panels together they are aligned. 20200919_223702.jpg 42.98K 1 downloads 20200919_223741.jpg 56.31K 0 downloads 20200919_223806.jpg 60.92K 0 downloads
Posted 20 September 2020 - 05:22 AM
Yeeeahhh, wish I didn't do that!!
(Note to self!!!!)
"not to remove the rain run-off seams because it will add extra work"..
Zip up the seams with the welder first, then cut the seams off if you want the seamless look.
Well here is the exra work..
Oh, and for the record, no matter what you might think and how it may look, No I'm not a professional welder, or have any idea as to how to weld sheet metal. LOL
Posted 24 September 2020 - 04:10 AM
I'll see about putting a reinforced backplate on the inside of the welded seams to give them a bit more strength.. Then filling the welds with another few passes with the MIG "splatter wand"...(and yes I have dialed the welder down to get a smooth weld bead and a better finish.)
But the trailer is starting to take shape.
Posted 24 September 2020 - 04:20 AM
This side gave me a bit of a fight, but it worked out in the end...
Posted 24 September 2020 - 04:44 AM
Then its time to make it all shiny again for filler, bondo, maybe a bit of fiberglass work, and prime it to keep from further rusting as we move onto the floor...
Posted 26 September 2020 - 02:10 AM
Good work! It's a funny little thing!
Thanks Mini-Mad, the Slug has been cooperative this far. I was thinking it would have been more eventful welding it together. I just hope it keeps going in this direction for the rest of the build.
Overall, I'm having a blast learning new things as I go.
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