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#16 minimikej

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:44 PM

Whatever you do, don't re-shell it. People here have restored far far worse and everything you need panel-wise will be available from BMH, M-machine or Somerford Mini.

Check out Jagman's resto: http://www.theminifo...-rusty-project/

Good luck!

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:44 PM


Wow she's special.how long was it sat up, judging by allthe weeds under the bonnet i bet it was covered,following topic

hi it has been stood for 12 years there is weeds everywhere. i dont think it has ever been covered thats why its so bad if it would of been coverd i bet it wouldnt of gone so bad. anyway needs to be put right but knowing where to start would be ideal lol cheers tom

Bracing !, would be my first move

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:44 PM

I want it! Don't loose those original numberplates! They always look better with the original 3d ones rather than the pressed ones. I'm sure the shell is saveable all the usual mini repairs just more spread out!

cheers ryan well ino it can be salvaged but as i have never done welding and put new panels on i am quit stuck on what to cut out and what to leave it. it would be nice to keep as much of the original metal as i can.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:45 PM



Wow she's special.how long was it sat up, judging by allthe weeds under the bonnet i bet it was covered,following topic

hi it has been stood for 12 years there is weeds everywhere. i dont think it has ever been covered thats why its so bad if it would of been coverd i bet it wouldnt of gone so bad. anyway needs to be put right but knowing where to start would be ideal lol cheers tom

Bracing !, would be my first move

what way would you brace it? from door to door?

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:46 PM

Whatever you do, don't re-shell it. People here have restored far far worse and everything you need panel-wise will be available from BMH, M-machine or Somerford Mini.

Check out Jagman's resto: http://www.theminifo...-rusty-project/

Good luck!

thanks mate well hopefully i wont have to reshell it . cheers tom

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:56 PM




Wow she's special.how long was it sat up, judging by allthe weeds under the bonnet i bet it was covered,following topic

hi it has been stood for 12 years there is weeds everywhere. i dont think it has ever been covered thats why its so bad if it would of been coverd i bet it wouldnt of gone so bad. anyway needs to be put right but knowing where to start would be ideal lol cheers tom

Bracing !, would be my first move

what way would you brace it? from door to door?

Any where you can a pillar to b pillar , if you could do it both sides ,you could put diagonals in , it just depends on how much of the pillars are still there


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:11 PM

ok cheers mate see what good metal there is to weld to.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:09 PM

I can't wait to see this rebuild, I've got all the anticipation that I get when a new series of Top Gear is about to start :DD

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:26 PM

thanks mate

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:35 PM

hi tomorrow i am aiming to get the interior out so i can brace it so it doesnt do any movement while it dryes out. anyway i am going to need a haynes manual do they do them for mk1 minis? and is the gear selector hard to move? tom.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:58 PM

hi tomorrow i am aiming to get the interior out so i can brace it so it doesnt do any movement while it dryes out. anyway i am going to need a haynes manual do they do them for mk1 minis? and is the gear selector hard to move? tom.


Haynes manual I'd get one on eBay, there's an early one you might get for a bargin, item number 181122332882

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:45 PM


hi tomorrow i am aiming to get the interior out so i can brace it so it doesnt do any movement while it dryes out. anyway i am going to need a haynes manual do they do them for mk1 minis? and is the gear selector hard to move? tom.


Haynes manual I'd get one on eBay, there's an early one you might get for a bargin, item number 181122332882

cheers mate ile keep my eye on it.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:55 PM

well done an hour just and its not looking good at all. i dont think this can be saved it rotten as a pear. no where to weld to. so will get all the bits of it and get a better shell. i dont no what holding it together still.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:59 PM

All the parts are available to repair it tom :cry:

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:01 PM

you have your work cut out for you here tom




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