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#31 alex-95

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:47 PM

Thanks for the comments.
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.
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Removing the first panel.
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Rear valance closing panel.
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removed
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Ready to be cut out
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Cut
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And a new panel Made and joggled along the edge to fit on the boot floor.
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Thats it this weekend.
All opinions very welcome
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:54 PM

Hi,

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.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:05 PM

Thanks, I have to weld a lip on the panel like the other one I made, ready to be welded in this weekend
Today I removed the sound deadning on the floor and rear bench which I only found a few rust holes.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:26 PM

Looks Good mate, just wish I could weld. Would save allot of money.
Keep it up and the end results will be a very solid shell..............

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:50 PM

Thanks,
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.
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I drilled the spot weld out to take off the shock mount strengtheners.

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Then I cut out 2 panels, painted them and bent them to the old ones.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:56 PM

The petrol tank neck hole had rust around it so I cut out the rust and made a panel to fit .
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I sanded back the petrol tank and painted it.
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Any comments welcome.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:57 PM

looking good keep it up =]

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:00 PM

Looking good mate, keep it up. Are you not tempted to get brand new rear arches so theres 100% no rust or weakened bits?

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:21 PM

Thanks for the comments,
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.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:42 PM

Alex, Facinating work you are doing here, and I can seriously say your loving it when do you want him to be on the road? ;D

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:26 PM

Cheers, I would like him to be on the road for the riviera run 2013.

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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

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:12 PM

Over the weekend I cleaned some of the pieces off of the rear subframe and split the cones and ball joints from the trumpets. I also made panels for under the shock mounts which dad welded in today.
Painted the drums.
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Any comments welcome.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:57 PM

I Welded in the petrol tank neck hole panel.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:03 PM

This weekend I welded in the panels I made for the boot repair.

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Made 2 more Panels and welded in.
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Then we Started plug welding the boot floor repair in to be finished next week.
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