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#1 Jeroen

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:11 PM

Hi I am Jeroen from The Netherlands and since a couple weeks my dad and i are the owner of a 1980 clubman estate. And what i going to do is build a Van look a like.
 
This includes replacing the rotten clubman nose for a normal mini front end and close the rear side windows ( maybe with the panels from on the forum, the fiberglass items), replacing some rotten panels. When we bought the car it came with 2 sets of carpets and 2 sets of glass for the car, the rest of it was in boxes.
 
Luckily the car was stored in a garage for a very long time, the original owner didn't ever remember.
 
So we made a deal and took the mini home.

 

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Just to give you guys an idea which way we are going to, i already have two of these waiting. I am going to install a full rollcage in the car for safety.


Edited by Jeroen, 03 November 2015 - 06:42 PM.


#2 bpirie1000

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:51 AM

Would the range rover v8not fit in the mini? Then that would easily tow the quad..

#3 Jeroen

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:53 PM

It will fit in the back of it for sure. 



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:19 PM

Ill leave this pic here...

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Its my clubVan that i built using genuine metal van sides welded into the estate shell!

Good luck with the build!

#5 Jeroen

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:36 PM

Where did you get the metal panels from? would love to have those



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:11 PM

I managed to find a really rusty scrap shell and cut the sides out!

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 08:33 PM

We finished our rig so we can turn the car upside down.

 

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And we removed both of the outer sills.

 

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And also the rear valance

 

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So far i doesn't look to bad.


Edited by Jeroen, 01 November 2015 - 09:24 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2013 - 09:15 PM

Shell looks in great condition for its age!

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:54 PM

Looks good , nice and solid in most places :) im still dreading to look under mine but its 3rd in line so it will have to wait .Keep up the good work .Dont suppose you have measurements to make the jig ? Could do with one for my projects .

#10 Jeroen

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 08:24 PM

Now problem, i will take some measure ment of the jig tomorrow for you before the goes to sand blasting.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:33 AM

Got some nice space to work in. Good pics, keep us updated on the build :-)



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:00 PM

Body is back from sandblasting, i will post some pictures this weekend.

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 07:37 PM

So last Friday we got the body back from sandblasting and we ware really amazed how good it was, made some pictures when it got back so here the are.

 

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Edited by Jeroen, 03 November 2015 - 05:05 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 01:23 PM

Looks a good solid shell mate, won't take long to get that repaired!

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 03:14 PM

Lets bring this project back to life. I will be working from the rear of the car back to the front. But first, the rear of the mini, I already had these panels for quite some time but now with the Christmas holydays I had some time to work with them. Made some pictures for you guys so take a look.

 

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Also braced the doors because I need to replace the front floor section and both front inner wings. I already have two new front wings.

 

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