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#16 HarrysMini

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:50 PM

Looks like a good project... I will be following this as mine is a student budget resto too :/

 

I wish I knew what colour to do mine, I change my mind every day!

 

Good luck with this.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:16 PM

Looks like a good project... I will be following this as mine is a student budget resto too :/
 
I wish I knew what colour to do mine, I change my mind every day!
 
Good luck with this.


there's a lot of us doing them for first cars I think :D
good luck with yours too bud (I read it earlier)

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:13 PM

Wicked stuff. Sounds ace! And I'm doing mine for my first car too!



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:15 PM

Wicked stuff. Sounds ace! And I'm doing mine for my first car too!


cheers mate..

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:53 PM

Thats not a bad project you have there. The rusted parts at the rear window you are worrying about are the waist rail and rear quarter not all that bad really

cheers mate.. so for that is there a panel or should I make something up to weld in?

Yes mate both panels can be bought for the usual mini spare outlets. Google will be your friend find the part on minispares as they are well described then google to find the best price

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:16 PM

 

Looks like a good project... I will be following this as mine is a student budget resto too :/
 
I wish I knew what colour to do mine, I change my mind every day!
 
Good luck with this.


there's a lot of us doing them for first cars I think :D
good luck with yours too bud (I read it earlier)

 

 

The first car I bought was a MK3 Escort from a mate who had run the engine out of oil and seized it up. I gave him £20 for it and an engine from the scrap yard cost me another £100. I never drove the car as I was only 16 but sold it for £750 and bought my first car my little FOK. I drove the arse out of that as it was a time before speed cameras and camera phones.  :lol:  :lol:

 

Good luck with the project.

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It did not take long to rip the engine apart and rebuild it. Then I thought beige was a bit boring so borrowed a mates garage for a bit of BRG action.

 

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 04:40 PM

hello people..
I hope you all had a good relaxing weekend and a mighty fine bonfire night :)
anyways......UPDATE TIME
first of all I need your advice.. I want the best possible paint job I can get and wondered whether I should sand to bare metal or just spray over what I got?? cheers in advance
<a href="http://www.theminifo...ir-1275/page-2" target="_blank"><img src="5ed113e9d7a5da8cb1d099602326e738_zps1863" border="0" /></a>
(just a small pic to show how amazing he is)
I spent the weekend sanding and refurbing parts
first the starter motor
BEFORE
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80% DONE
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basically I've sprayed bits of black on it now but I ain't got a picture........ sorry
as you can see I've sprayed the ignition coil too..
I really didn't take many pics as my iphone was full but I will take a few more ASAP
I'm currently doing a driveshaft.. it's sanded(ish) at the moment but I'm gonna take it to pieces and work from there
not loads of progress but it's all good
enjoy your weeks guys :)

just a quick pic of how he sits.. :)
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#23 HarrysMini

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:01 PM

If you can, it's a good idea to sand blast the whole shell as you'll always get better results when painting on bare metal, it'll also remove any any surface rust.

If you can't get it blasted, then sanding to bare metal will be as good but just take longer. 


Edited by HarrysMini, 10 November 2013 - 05:04 PM.


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:08 PM

If you can, it's a good idea to sand blast the whole shell as you'll always get better results when painting on bare metal, it'll also remove any any surface rust.
If you can't get it blasted, then sanding to bare metal will be as good but just take longer.


I don't mind sanding to bare metal.. it takes time yeah, but Idm..
sandblasting isn't an option really on my budget.. gonna try and put most of my money into parts and do the work myself :)

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:30 PM

 

If you can, it's a good idea to sand blast the whole shell as you'll always get better results when painting on bare metal, it'll also remove any any surface rust.
If you can't get it blasted, then sanding to bare metal will be as good but just take longer.


I don't mind sanding to bare metal.. it takes time yeah, but Idm..
sandblasting isn't an option really on my budget.. gonna try and put most of my money into parts and do the work myself :)

 

Always good if you have the time and facilities.

An electric sander with some coarse paper will have that paint off in no time. Or an angle grinder with one of those paint remover things.



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:42 PM

If you can, it's a good idea to sand blast the whole shell as you'll always get better results when painting on bare metal, it'll also remove any any surface rust.
If you can't get it blasted, then sanding to bare metal will be as good but just take longer.


I don't mind sanding to bare metal.. it takes time yeah, but Idm..
sandblasting isn't an option really on my budget.. gonna try and put most of my money into parts and do the work myself :)
Always good if you have the time and facilities.
An electric sander with some coarse paper will have that paint off in no time. Or an angle grinder with one of those paint remover things.

I agree.. I spent about 20 minutes on thescuttle and got to this
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Posted 16 November 2013 - 09:08 PM

I didn't really get much done today as I had to help my uncle with his car.. but I did get a chance to refurb a driveshaft..
only took it to peices, cleaned and regreased joints and sanded / sprayed visable metal so it looks snazzy..
so here's the picture you whores are all dying to see
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not perfect but for a quick job I'm pleased

Edited by the_samkingdon15, 16 November 2013 - 09:09 PM.


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 09:51 PM

Looking good.

That rough finish left by the sanding will be an excellent key for the primer, so it should adhere really well :-)



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 10:15 PM

Looking good.
That rough finish left by the sanding will be an excellent key for the primer, so it should adhere really well :-)


cheers mate.. I really appreciate it..
so far I've been told I'm doing everything wrong :/

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 10:54 PM

so far I've been told I'm doing everything wrong :/

 

 

Who's been saying that? To me it all looks like good work. :thumbsup:







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