Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

British Open Classic Rolling Repair

roundnose

  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 (philip)

(philip)

    previously know as pw-london

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 401 posts
  • Location: London
  • Local Club: Not yet..

Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:14 PM

Hello hello!

 

This is my BOC rolling project. Not a restoration as such, more a repair project. It's taxed, new MOT and the engine drives perfectly, however it needs some attention to those pesky front panels and some luvin' generally.

 

Bought it very recently, very cheaply so can't complain. Has a solid floor and I'm committed to getting it shiny again!

 

It needs new:

 

  • Wings
  • A panels
  • Scuttle
  • front panel
  • door skin
  • Re-spray

Will be done in phases, with the bulk being done after the summer, so I can get a few miles in it with the top open should we get a bit of sunshine! Phase one will be the front end panels, then let the bank balance recover and get the doors and anything else done.

 

It's had welding on rear sub frame but it just flew through MOT so not worrying about that until next year.

 

Watch this space  :D

Attached Files


Edited by TheFunkyDuck, 12 May 2013 - 12:15 PM.


#2 silve1999

silve1999

    One Carb Or Two?

  • Traders
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,146 posts
  • Location: Sussex
  • Local Club: MiniFreakz, Brighton Mini Club

Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:57 PM

love open classics, looks like a good project, nice roof a bit to do but there always is! :D



#3 PaddyShepherd

PaddyShepherd

    Super Mini Mad

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 687 posts
  • Location: Billingham
  • Local Club: BOGMOG

Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:12 PM

Hi bud, noticed that you mentioned the front end may need work, the front end on mine is good if you want that with the other parts you've mentioned? The parts were badly welded on so can be removed with ease!



#4 (philip)

(philip)

    previously know as pw-london

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 401 posts
  • Location: London
  • Local Club: Not yet..

Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:13 PM

Oh really? I'm not really savvy when it comes to the practical stuff so hadn't considered using parts of another mini, would definitely be interested. Will send you a PM.



#5 PaddyShepherd

PaddyShepherd

    Super Mini Mad

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 687 posts
  • Location: Billingham
  • Local Club: BOGMOG

Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:16 PM

Yes wings are very good and front panel has some minor bubbling - but as I said could quite easily be removed if it would be possible for you to just fit it to yours!? Look forward to hearing from you.



#6 SurreySprite

SurreySprite

    Mini Mad

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 162 posts
  • Local Club: LSMOC

Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:13 PM

Just purchased a BOC myself.

I am in a similar situation, got 12 months MOT but some jobs to be done. First service since 2001 last weekend! Previous owner had it stored for a long time.

Mine is a bit rusty in the front valance and the sills / heel board is bad in the passenger side but other than that all good.

Is your roof ok? Mine seems to be fine but paranoid about it breaking :-)

#7 (philip)

(philip)

    previously know as pw-london

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 401 posts
  • Location: London
  • Local Club: Not yet..

Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:15 AM

Just purchased a BOC myself.
I am in a similar situation, got 12 months MOT but some jobs to be done. First service since 2001 last weekend! Previous owner had it stored for a long time.
Mine is a bit rusty in the front valance and the sills / heel board is bad in the passenger side but other than that all good.
Is your roof ok? Mine seems to be fine but paranoid about it breaking :-)


Mine came with a spare roof.. Score! Have my eye on another as a backup too.

206 BOCs on the road apparently, you don't see many around. Youth got any pics of yours?

#8 (philip)

(philip)

    previously know as pw-london

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 401 posts
  • Location: London
  • Local Club: Not yet..

Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:00 AM

Attached File  BOC2.jpg   54K   25 downloadsAttached File  BOC4.jpg   56.73K   26 downloadsThe BOC is in bits! Well not quite, but the work is well under way! Should have it back end of next month all being well.

 

 



#9 (philip)

(philip)

    previously know as pw-london

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 401 posts
  • Location: London
  • Local Club: Not yet..

Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:17 AM

Back on the road, guy did a good job. Pics to follow :)

#10 (philip)

(philip)

    previously know as pw-london

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 401 posts
  • Location: London
  • Local Club: Not yet..

Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:48 AM

Attached File  boc9.jpg   107.19K   42 downloadsAttached File  boc99.jpg   83.23K   40 downloads



#11 silve1999

silve1999

    One Carb Or Two?

  • Traders
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,146 posts
  • Location: Sussex
  • Local Club: MiniFreakz, Brighton Mini Club

Posted 17 March 2014 - 03:29 PM

always wanted a boc :)







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: roundnose

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

Mini Spares