The last resto consisted of a new drivers side wing, a section of front panel that was made up from a scrap section of shelving and filled. Both a panels, scuttle corner again made up from scrap, a pair of second-hand doors that were only £20 the pair. Drivers flinch/hinge panel (bit bodged if Im honest and want to re-do, drivers outer sill (it originally had no less than 2 proper sills and an oversill over that. Both rear arches, boot floor (made from an old door skin) and rear valance bought. All finished off with a rub down and rustoleum roller paintjob for £50, witch was redone with hammerite 2 years ago along with a refurbed set of minilights.
Pretty much like last time though mechanically its ok, the rear subframe was replaced last August
With a new one for £160. With the new subframe and boot floor getting a good few coats of hammerite and underseal, So the rear of the mini is solid at least. Along with new mounting bushes, both radius arm shafts and bearings (cost all of £12 to make a reamer to do so) and a set of rear shoes/handbrake cables.
The areas needing attention though is the front,areas that are starting to go are the areas that were either replaced with cheap used items or repaired cheaply (use of filler) as I just didn't have the funds. Namely being the front panel, both wings, scuttle, drivers door post needing to be re-done, flinch and inner wing, a panel, front floor and door.
So in-between other projects Ive been slowing collecting all the various panels Ill need, namely a new front panel, 2 wings, drivers inner wing, flinch (had it left over from an exs mini in 09), a panels, and scuttle, although I dont plan on using the whole panel if I can help it.
And Ive already made a start on repairing and reskinning the original drivers door thats been hidden away in the garage for years, plus I finally got to use that spare door skin I bought from The matt years ago.
Hopefully I can find a new battery cheaply to get the other project running again (borrowed the battery off it for the 25) and out of the garage, so I can put the 25 in its place and start with the cutting welding and grinding.
Edited by 1984mini25, 04 May 2013 - 05:14 PM.