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#16 Cookiez

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:39 AM

Off to Body Shop June 2013

 

I made a trolley up from 2 pallets & some castors.

 

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At its new home for a while

 

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Jack went up after collage & during the holidays

 

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All remaining paint was removed

 

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It was beyond me to have ago at bodywork

 

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2 screw holes in rear bins sorted

 

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Unused wiper holes were welded up

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Edited by Cookiez, 17 September 2015 - 10:25 AM.


#17 Cookiez

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:49 AM

Parts

 

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In the Deox C

 

 

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Just starting to bubble

 

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Bottom half has not been in Deox, Top half has

 

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Deox C after a few days

 

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Gear Linkage refurb
 

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Various Other Bits

 

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Edited by Cookiez, 17 September 2015 - 11:31 AM.


#18 Cookiez

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:51 AM

Bits in primer

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In Paint

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Edited by Cookiez, 17 September 2015 - 03:41 PM.


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:09 AM

Polyester Spray Filler with a miss coat of black over the top
Then it had to sit for 2 weeks

 

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Subframes

 

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Flatted Down

 

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Ohhh

Paint is next

 

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Edited by Cookiez, 01 October 2015 - 01:14 PM.


#20 Cookiez

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:32 PM

Under Side stone chip

 

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Inside Stone Chip

 

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Under Colour

 

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Garage Dog - Again

 

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Inside

 

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Edited by Cookiez, 01 October 2015 - 01:27 PM.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:43 PM

Final Fit Check

 

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Then into the booth

 

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Ground Coat Done

 

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Top Coat

 

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Now for the roof & Stripes

 

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Garage Dog wanting to look - (She knows not to go in the booth)

 

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Edited by Cookiez, 01 October 2015 - 01:43 PM.


#22 Marco1972

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:36 PM



Nice paint job fella following this build

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:41 AM

That paint looks awesome mate! You've done a really nice job! Good to see garage dog helping out where it can. Can't wait for the next installment! Joe

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:57 PM

Well that's brought us right up to date

 

This weekend we have to tidy the garage out

The Mini is coming home on Monday

 

I have the doors, bonnet & boot here already

 

 

Then its time to build her up

 

Ive not managed to get the engine painted yet

Wheels are still to paint, Ive had the wheels blasted & some new rubber put on, just need paint



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:39 AM

Bit of an update

 

She is home

 

This was when Jack first got her

 

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This is how she came back

 

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Edited by Cookiez, 01 October 2015 - 01:52 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:14 PM

Once back in the garage we started to mount stuff back on the shell

 

I hope I can remember what order it goes back on

 

Jack went round all the nuts and ran the tap through them to clear any paint

 

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:49 PM

A few more of front suspension & brakes

 

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More bits painted

 

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Rear Subframe on

 

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Even got a wheel on

 

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Engine went from this

 

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To this

 

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Upwards & In (This was boxing day 2103)

 

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Oh look,     ITS ON ITS WHEELS

 

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Edited by Cookiez, 01 October 2015 - 02:09 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 06:33 PM

Fantastic job

Love your attention to detail this is going to be one smart mini

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 07:34 PM

Like the fact that you have put a carpet down to keep the mini warm.....

Nice job though keep it up...

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 08:03 PM

Wow nice looking mini and engine :)





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