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#16 Marco1972

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:57 PM


Keep at it it will be worth it in the end

I really like the studio 2 model ( I remember when they were launched :-) ) one of my favourites

Following this one

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:13 PM

Haha, this is brilliant! I have a Studio 2, although some where in the history of the car, it's become a bit of a Cooper replica. Anyway, when I got mine, the first thing to go... yep, slave cylinder. Just like yourself. Kept reading and yours pulled to the right. Mine? Left. Lol.
Enjoyable to read and see your progress. Well done mate.

#18 MrElliott

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:01 PM

so i got the new drums on and its looking rather shiny :) bit of trouble with the adjusters but they freed up in the end :P

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enjoying the sun whilst it lasted.. currently looking out my window at a crane blowing about in the winds. hope it doesn't fall this way :/

 

the mini seems to be braking in a straight line but im gunna give it a long test drive when its a bit dryer :)

 

also managed to purchase a rust free second hand rear subframe for £80 so i will enjoy building that up

 

Cheers

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:12 PM

Cool build.

Love Studio2's

#20 MrElliott

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:22 PM

Time for an update :) so whilst travelling back and forth to uni and back a couple months ago the master cylinder decided to let go of all of its fluid :/so i spend a day trying to fix the old master cylinder with new seals but got annoyed with it an bought a new one from mini spares (potters bar is down the A1 from uni so walked there). bolted it on with some braided brake lines and bleed the whole system and away I go again :)

 

then i got distracted from the mini with uni work and felt bad so i felt it necessary to change the oil and filter as it was warm outside :)

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so that may need some attention at some point but for now an oil change will do. i used a cool looking tool for the filter removal too :)

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by this point the car park warden was getting quite fed up with me and my mates fixing cars in the uni car park so i gave it a break for a bit.

 

but then a week before Brooklands mini day i felt the rumble of a warped disk that i have come so used to with my car after 5 different sets of discs :/ so off to mini spares for a set of front discs and pads. i got softer pads this time with the hope it wont over heat the disks as much under braking.

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managed to avoid the warden on his travels and got the discs changed in a couple hours. Although you may see fluid from where i may have popped the piston out the calliper :( but that was sorted in no time.

 

And onto the big project this summer...

 

im planning to do a minor restoration on my mini :) various bits will be replaced including wings, front panel, bonnet, doors, A panels, scuttle, inner/outer sills, boot floor and rear valance. 

 

so on a uni budget i have started to acquire parts to work with. i plan for the car to be off the road for only two months so i need every thing ready before i start cutting up my car.

 

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two doors that are basically rust free = £180

slightly rusty bonnet = £30

 

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I began by grinding back the bonnets rusty bits with my angle grinder which i got for birthday (thanks mum and dad)

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was quite happy with what i found ! clean metal :) the i welded up a stress fracture in the skin of the bonnet

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and finally treated themetal before zinc priming it.

Then repeated the process for the passenger door which required more patching but its solid now :)

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The current state of my parents garage. more mini bits in there than on the car im sure

 

cheers

Elliott



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:29 PM

Looks like a nice project. So what panel work are you planning on undertaking while the car is off the road?

 

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:48 PM

Good project there

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:53 AM

I have known and seen a few studio 2's and this by far seems to be one the tidyest, really nice looking car, i do love the colour of these..


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#24 MrElliott

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:24 AM

Looks like a nice project. So what panel work are you planning on undertaking while the car is off the road?

 

Ben

 

sills front end and the boot area :) will start at the back and work my way forward on the car. then hopefully get its sprayed professionally.

 

cheers guys



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:42 PM

pulled a load of filler out the drivers door that i bought today and the outer skin is shot :/ anybody know how much it would cost to reskin done?



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:51 PM

Awesome looking car, it is definately worth it in the end, Ive just purchased a Studio 2 which I will be picking up on friday :)



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:56 PM

nice! post pics up on here when you get it! what colour?

 

Awesome looking car, it is definately worth it in the end, Ive just purchased a Studio 2 which I will be picking up on friday :)



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 05:18 PM

Love love love this 😁 I also have a studio 2. Mine is Nordic Blue

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 05:27 PM

This is why we love mini's so much.

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 09:32 PM

so theres been no progress on this for a while as i have been focusing all my efforts on my mates mini trying to get it through its MOT :P after three weeks of hrd work changing my mates minis bearings, ball joints, exhaust, manifold, brakes and other little bits we finaly had all the MOT fails fixed :) then this happens...

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Dat camber Tho;) so upset by this as the cars fate is now on thin ice after all that work :/ luckily it happened in a private car park as my mate tested the brakes at low speed. And i will add that it was nothing to do with the components we were changing either as the front of the front subframe sheared in two leaving him with three wheels properly attached :(

 

so gutted but ishall update on that mini later :/ and onto the studio 2 :D

 

slow progress at the mo as im just getting all the bits together so when the time comes im ready to pull the grinder out :)

but im starting to add plenty of heritage panels to my collection including my boot floor i go for £130 :)

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anyway ive set a date of taking the mini off the road as the first of june :)

 

cheers

elliott







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