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#31 big-jay

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:24 PM

Parts Update,

Arrived home from work today to be greeted by a nice big package from M-Machine !

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Wasn't expecting a Heritage companion bin but I'm not complaining :D

Should be making some progress with this little lot over the weekend so updates ahead !

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 08:55 PM

Update,

Thought I'd finish the Flitch off today so me and my dad got straight to it.

Removed the windscreen -

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And then removed the scuttle as I'll be replacing this with a new Heritage panel, not going to use the scuttle corner repair I picked up from Bingley, don't know what i was thinking when I bought that -

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Drilled out the spot welds -

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Discovered more of the brown stuff -

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Sanded and Kurust applied -

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Zinc Primed -

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Top coat for protection -

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Then we made a piece for the top of the Flitch -

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Final trimming and the bend added to the piece, then primed and top coat applied -

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Welded in -

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There was also a small hole at the top of the inner wing, as you can see above, so we made a small piece and welded that in -

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Inside -

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That all we got done today, big update for such a small repair I know but it's these repairs that seem to take the most time. Going to replace the inner wing lip tomorrow and then I might remove the rear subframe in preparation for repairing the heel board.

That's all for today !

Edited by big-jay, 27 June 2014 - 12:45 AM.


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 07:51 PM

Update,

Repaired the inner wing lip today as well as a hole at the bottom of the inner wing / toe board.

Chopped off the old lip -

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Made two lip pieces to go along with the other lip piece I made a while ago -

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Welded the first part in -

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Then welded the other two parts in, tidied the welds up and primed. Almost an invisible repair but will take a roloc disk to it tomorrow -

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Then we chopped out the rot in the bottom of the inner wing / toe board -

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Made a piece to fit the inner wing -

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Welded that in and primed, will tidy up the welds and what not tomorrow as ran out of time today because I had to go and collect some parts I won on eBay -

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And these are what I won, Metro Turbo 4 Pot Calipers, with the braided conversion hoses included, for a very good price ! Going to restore them and put them on my Mini :-)

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That's all for today !

Edited by big-jay, 27 June 2014 - 12:53 AM.


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:00 PM

Update,

Just done a bit of painting and sealing today as I've got work tonight.

Sanded down and ku-rusted the inner wing -

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Primed and sealed -

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Will sort the front of the inner wing out when I've removed the front panel.

On another note, tried to take the grease nipples out of the Callipers today and the inevitable happened, sheared them off, so will have to apply some heat and drill them out.

That's all until the weekend now, where I think I'm going to drop the rear subframe out and start on the heel board !

P.S - Had to take this picture, Sitting low ! Love it ;-). It's the last time I'm going to see it like this for a while though :(-

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Edited by big-jay, 27 June 2014 - 01:00 AM.


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:37 PM

Mini's do look nice with a bit of lowering....I'm looking at getting a project car and popping 10's on it with a bit of lowering. Nice work again dude. 



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 08:10 PM

Yeh that would look awesome, wouldn't mind some 10s myself ! As for getting a project car, go for it, Minis make great projects / hobbies ;-)

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 09:47 PM

Had one as my first car and have had multiple other cars since, but I still miss the Mini. Will definitely get another one. Just waiting for the right one to pop up :) 


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 07:51 PM

Update,

Decided to start on the rear of the car this weekend as I can't do anything else to the front until I remove the engine. I bought some more box section to make a heel board jig and to make some bracing for the passenger side.

Box section -

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Then we removed the rear subframe -

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It's been bodged to high heaven like everything else on this car, two huge plates on the top and a patch on the bottom, so will be replacing this with a new one -

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Ku-rusted the heel board repair section where it had been spot welded -

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Then I primed it up -

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Then we made this -

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We made two metal plates and matched it up to the subframe holes and drilled the holes. Then we cut the bar to the correct length and welded the plates to it. Simple but a critical tool.

Then it was back to body work and cutting out more rusty Mini -

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THE BODGE IS STRONG IN THIS ONE !!!

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And this is what we were left with -

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Looks quite daunting but once the heel boards in it will all drop into place fairly easily, ( HE SAYS ) !

Anyway we got the heel board in -

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How it fits with the subframe on -

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Pig of a job, but it had to be done, and feels like a big milestone as I really wasn't looking forward to doing this job.

Should have something real nice to show at the end of the month though :D

Edited by big-jay, 27 June 2014 - 01:07 AM.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 08:34 PM

Looks like your doing a good job mate :)



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:20 PM

Looks like your doing a good job mate :)


Cheers :-)

Edited by big-jay, 27 June 2014 - 01:08 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:30 AM

You're making good progress mate, looks like someone's had a right go at fixing her up in the past ;)



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 12:00 PM

You're making good progress mate, looks like someone's had a right go at fixing her up in the past ;)


Thanks. I agree, she's had a real bodge up repair in the past ! It's quite laughable looking at some of the repairs the previous owner has done, I can peel most welds apart with a screwdriver, it's truly shocking !

Edited by big-jay, 27 June 2014 - 01:10 AM.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 12:29 AM

Update,

Made a list of everything I need to do to finish of the drivers side, looks like it could possibly take a weekend or two then it's on to the rear end which looks like it needs a small patch underneath the petrol tank, a new valence, and new valence closing plates as unsurprisingly it's been bodged !

The List -

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Also I went outside for an hour or so before work today to do a bit or priming and mock up the panels that will be going in this weekend -

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Rear quarter repair panel and outer sill clamped in place -

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Overall look with outer sill in place -

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And the closing piece -

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I also mocked up the rear floor pan, sill stiffener, and the companion bin but didn't take any pictures of that. Only mocked it up for a bit of a feel good really, need to hurry up and drive a Mini again, I'm having withdrawal symptoms :P

Edited by big-jay, 27 June 2014 - 10:25 AM.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:34 AM

Looking more like a Mini with every update. I can't understand why people do bodged repairs like those. If you're going to go through the trouble of (badly) welding plates over things, you might as well just take a little more time and do it properly. Keep up the sweet work dude. I got another Mini.... :-) Said I would didn't I!

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 05:02 PM

Looking more like a Mini with every update. I can't understand why people do bodged repairs like those. If you're going to go through the trouble of (badly) welding plates over things, you might as well just take a little more time and do it properly. Keep up the sweet work dude. I got another Mini.... :-) Said I would didn't I!


Cheers mate, Feels like I'm getting somewhere with it now ! Fair play on the purchase of the Mini, what model is it, any pics ?

Edited by big-jay, 27 June 2014 - 10:26 AM.






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