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#31 almarsh132

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 03:06 PM

Spent pennies today, now I have no excuses

 

10 cutting disks(varying sizes)

Mig welder, wire/gloves/e.c.t

Auto dimming helmet

Welding clamps.

 

All for £149 delivered, not bed me thinks!!

 

Here is the link to mig welder deal, £90 off!!!!

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item58ba813431

 

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 07:30 AM

Sorry there hear about the wind accident. Good little haul of equipment. Should keep you busy

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 02:26 PM

Project is looking good. How did the pallet trolley work out for the shell?



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 12:59 PM

Well its been a while. Unfortunately I had to become an Adult and have just moved into my first house! I'm hoping this means I can save up some pennies and get the old girl back on the road! Watch this space :)



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 01:01 PM

Project is looking good. How did the pallet trolley work out for the shell?

 

Yes it works surprisingly well however the only issue is I have uneven paving which means the wheels have taken a bit of knocking. But if you have a flat work surface/drive then its a very cheap alternative :)



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 05:03 PM

Finally made some progress, removing the sound deadening seemed to release some water trapped in the centre tunnel. Anybody had this before? Tidy garage to cracking on again tomorrow :)

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 05:45 PM

What sills has the car got? If it has got cover inner sills then the part of the inner sill that is under the crossmember may have rotted away leading to water inside the crossmember being held in by the sounddeadening

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 06:27 PM

Yes that sounds correct. I'll get a picture tomorrow but the tunnel was like a swimming pool. Also explains why the very rear of the floor/heel board is rusting through. Does replacing the heelboard/rear floorpan mean removing the rear bench too?

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 11:58 PM

Not the rear bench necessarily no but you may want to remove the rear bins to get better access to the inner sills/heel board area.

Best to get some photos up. If you use an external host for example photobucke, like myself, you'll get larger photos and we will find it easier to spot your problems too. You may find you get more comments too, as people do like nice pictures to look at before they comment!
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 01:47 PM

Couldn't get any pictures but the corrosion is in these corners. Iv already bought inner and outer seals, may need a new tunnel as well as there was a lot of trapped water freed when I removed the sound deadening at the weekend.

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#41 James_eaton_thewholething

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 07:14 PM

If a new tunnel is needed I would of replaced entire floor in one piece saves a lot of hassle and isn't as hard as you think.

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Are they as bad as this ?

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 09:09 PM

Possibly I think I need to cut out the rear bins to get a good look, I will add it to the list of jobs for the weekend!

Thanks to advice from my post will order parts tomorrow

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 10:16 PM

Mine were pretty bad don't even know how the rear subframe stayed on. Good luck with it

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 03:58 PM

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Above is the attachment for the link to my photos. As you can see there is a fair amount of work to do. I've listed below the rust areas and the panels I have. Can anyone recommend what I need for the remaining. Want to order in one hit as I will be buying a rollover jig too.

 

Thanks!

 

Front floorpans: Drivers looks okay

Passenger, have panel already

 

Front scuttle: have panel

 

Inner/outer seals: Both sides, have panels will cut down so they are narrow version

 

Rear bins: drivers side looks sad

 

Outer steps: Do they need replacing?

 

Lower rear scuttle:  Bought panel

 

Drivers inner pillar: Think I need new panel

 

Any other potential panels? Want to order tonight :)

 

 

 



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 11:52 AM

Good news people!

 

Now that I have moved house the money saved up for the mini has been replenished :)

 

I have bought all the parts I need to refurbish the front/rear frames. My relative who is a welder by profession (and has restored many classic cars) is spending two days with me next weekend to tray and tackle the mini in one hit! 

 

Hoping to have a solid rolling shell by early august, resprayed by the end of September.

 

Following that will be engine overhaul and car reassembly.

 

Don't want to get too far ahead of myself but hoping for a realistic target of being back on the road next spring.

 

Watch this space!!!!!






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