Alex's 1982 Hle Rebuild
Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:47 PM
We turned the mini around this weekend so we don't have to keep opening the door. So then we attacked the other corner of the boot, we made a repair panel today so next weekend we will be able to weld it in.
Removing the first panel.
Rear valance closing panel.
Ready to be cut out
And a new panel Made and joggled along the edge to fit on the boot floor.
Thats it this weekend.
All opinions very welcome
Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:54 PM
nice fabrication work, remember there are sone changes in height with that piece, fitting mine were a bugger, tweeking and banging they did fit but took a while. It is satisfying making your own panels though. Keep the pics comming.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:05 PM
Today I removed the sound deadning on the floor and rear bench which I only found a few rust holes.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:26 PM
Keep it up and the end results will be a very solid shell..............
Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:50 PM
Both wheel arches had rust below the shock mounts, so we cut the rust out ready for panels to be made and welded in next weekend.
I drilled the spot weld out to take off the shock mount strengtheners.
Then I cut out 2 panels, painted them and bent them to the old ones.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:56 PM
I sanded back the petrol tank and painted it.
Any comments welcome.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:00 PM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:21 PM
I didn't get a new arch because of the costs and it's alot easyer to make repair panels and weld them in rather than a whole arch.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:42 PM
Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:26 PM
Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:36 PM
Cheers, I would like him to be on the road for the riviera run 2013.
at this speed you should be ok, pending what the interior you want, to do that patiently and taking your time should be 3 month, unless you spend 3 weeks solid on it and no day rest and have all the bits for it,.... good luck
Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:12 PM
Painted the drums.
Any comments welcome.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:03 PM
Made 2 more Panels and welded in.
Then we Started plug welding the boot floor repair in to be finished next week.
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