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#31 Nino

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:19 PM

What do you guys think. Go or no Go

 

Speedwell badge/theme on my mini mk 3

 

idea would be a Smoke or dove grey mini with bullet mirrors, group 2arches, speedwell seats, gear knob, steering wheel, speedwell yellow head and red cage. ? maybe yellow cage .1800213_522568384507722_332356352_n_zpse


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#32 MrElliott

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:04 PM

do it :D will look awsome!



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:21 PM

your doing a good job :) will look great once it's done!



#34 Nino

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:26 PM

I was original going for a 70's race look, but the speedwell idea could be a great 60's-70's track day road racer look. ! :) even on a MK3 ? 

 

Thanks ! :) 



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:01 PM

Got a bit more done today  :lol:

 

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 08:48 PM

Looking good bud keep it up

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 01:15 AM

Thank you Hoody :) 

Next thing is the front end, but i am a bit worried about that. - is it difficult ? 



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:54 PM

depends what your going for flip or normal if just standared then you should manage just remember to fit the subframe to line up the front pannel  



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:17 PM

yes I'm going for a solid front. and i try'd to trial fit it today. :)

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 09:55 AM

Looking good mate I would be happy with that and I would double check the bonnet also if you can, I know it means taking it off the spit but will be worth a look.

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 12:27 PM

Thank you ! 

 

i have fitted the bonnet once, but i was not all that happy with the gaps. down near the grill there was only a very small gap. (around 3mm) but near the windscreen surround it was far form that. (around 8 mm)   - so I'm thinking little on grinding the wing a little where it meets the innerwing.. 

 

i don't have a pic of it. but i can take one later or tomorrow 



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 12:57 PM

The front end seems to line up very well.

 

Remember that the panel gaps were not brilliant fresh from the factory.

 

Keep up the good progress



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 01:39 PM

superb workmanship so far mate, keep up the good work and please keep the thread upto date, would love to see the finished artical. :D



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 09:42 PM

Thanks :) 

 

@ mk3 Cooper S, yes that right, but i can not remember how the gaps was before. but would you be happy with the gaps i got ?

and also i can't remember, if the A-panel had tree plug welds down along the door original ? 

 

@bunyip. i will try to keep it up to date and i will of course finish it . :)



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 01:00 AM

I would be more than happy with those gaps,

 

I always think that the shut line of the bonnet never seems to match the front panel profile but it sorts itself out when you add the grille and bonnet finisher.

 

Not sure about the Apanel welds. Post up a piccy as it may become clearer.







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