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#46 Minimoke8394

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:31 PM

Must feel good getting through the list yeah. '82 Mayfair 998, 30k on the clock  and not a single bit of rust :) New subframes, lovely shell etc. Have got a build thread going but won't be adding to it until I get the car in my workshop. Looking forward on getting stuck in! 

 

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:37 PM

That's looks pukka mate, you've done well to get a shell with no rust, let the fun begin then ;-). Ill be sure to check out your build thread !

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


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:47 PM

I'd say I'm lucky yeah mate, thanks. I've got a lot of ideas for it, notably some Mk1 mods and lowered on 10's. Will hopefully be getting stuck in very soon. 



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:09 PM

good work, I would add some more weld to the subframe mount bolts, much easier to do it know than them turning when you need to take the subframe off.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:58 PM

Minimoke8394 - MK1 mods and lowered on 10s will look the business !

Alex-95 - I'll be sure to add some extra weld, better to be safe than sorry !

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 11:47 AM

I like this!



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 01:13 PM

I like this!


Thanks !

Edited by big-jay, 27 June 2014 - 10:29 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:57 PM

Update,

We got the rear floor in today, can't believe I've got a whole floor again :D. Can't tell you how good it feels !! Here's some pictures of today's work.

Went out early this morning and got a few panels primed up as they were starting to go rusty, even though they were in the house !

Inner Sill Stiffener, Closing Panel and Rear Quarter Repair Panel Primed -

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Rear Floor Pan cut to size and primed with zinc primer on the flanges -

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Then we cut the rest of the rear floor out -

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And then started to drill some holes ready for the plug welds -

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AND THEN THIS HAPPEN'D !!!!!

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This isn't coming off in a hurry -

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A shot from underneath -

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And the finished thing -

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We'll be welding in the other bits tomorrow to finish this side off hopefully, weather looks good for tomorrow, had to keep stoping today as it kept raining on and off, but still managed to get that done.

Anyway more updates tomorrow :-)

Edited by big-jay, 27 June 2014 - 10:30 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 11:26 PM

Sweeeeeet. Massive step forward man. Keep it up!

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 04:20 PM

Just read all 4 pages, top banana mate !! well done, wish i could weld, mine is still sat looking equaly sad !!



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:15 PM

Minimoke8394 - Thanks, feels like a big step too !

Will_ - Thanks for the comment, as for welding practise makes perfect, just have a crack at it !

Update,

We got a load done today, pretty much finished the drivers side, I'll let the pictures talk !

Chopped out the rot from the arch -

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Made a peice and welded that in -

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View from the back -

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Then the bracing came out -

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Drilled the holes in the closing plate ready for plug welding -

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Welded that in and trimmed the arch repair back to suit -

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And then we fitted the inner sill stifferner -

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Drilled the holes in the companion bin ready for plug welding and sprayed with Zinc primer -

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Welded that in, will need some trimming back around the door step -

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And then chopped out the rear quarter ready for the repair -

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Applied top coat to places I can't reach when this repair goes in -

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Held in place with inter grips -

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Tacked in place, making sure to let the panel cool as we didn't want distortion -

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Welded in fully and ground down -

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Primer applied -

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View from inside the companion bin (still needs the closing plate on the back welding in) -

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Overall look -

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Good speedy progress today, had some sunshine for a change so that made a huge difference. Looks like the rear quarter repair is off in the picture but it's not, I've made accurate measurements from two different minis and there the same, also I don't think the heelboards to blame either as again I took accurate measurements and have dry fitted the subframe a couple of times with no problems, I measured and re-measured and both sides matched up and was plumb straight so I think it's got something to do with the pattern floor I bought, but then again it lines up perfectly with the door step, which again is dead straight !

What a mouthful, but at the end of the day its 1000 times better than it was and won't be as noticeable when the outer sill goes on !

Anyway I've not got much left to do with this side now so will finish that and then start the other side within the next couple of weeks :-) !

Edited by big-jay, 27 June 2014 - 10:36 AM.


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:28 AM

Parts update,

Received some parts I won on eBay today.

Used Vented Disks for my 4 pot conversion, still plenty of meat left on them, they've just been sitting around for a while. I won them for the massive sum of 99p :D

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I've put them into a bucket of ASDA'S special own brand rust remover :D, it's good stuff, removes rust like nobodies business -

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In the bucket -

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Going to leave them to soak until Friday and then attack them with the wire Brush on the drill ! Then I'll use some fine wire wool on the disk and paint up the hub part black I think, just to make it all look tidy really !

Edited by big-jay, 27 June 2014 - 10:37 AM.


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:41 PM

Nice big update there dude, I'm keeping an eye on this one. I've never done welding before so I was glad my project was rust free, but seeing the quality of your work makes me think I wouldn't mind giving it a go sometime. Would be a great thing to learn. Interesting about the vinegar....Never would have guessed that. 



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:14 PM

Minimoke8394 - Thanks for the kind words mate, yeh vinegars brilliant at removing rust. I didn't know that it did it either until I read Deathrows thread.

Update,

We'll more of a step backwards really ! Completed all that work last week only to find that when I retried the subframe it didn't fit. Don't ask me how this Happen'd because I have absolutely no idea, as you can see from my previous photos I had the subframe bolted on so I have no clue as to what caused this.

I've had a complete nightmare these past few days trying to correct the problem, it's been horrible cutting back into all the fresh panels I've put in and believe me theres been blood, sweat and A LOT of swear words !

Me and my dad have finally sorted it today and we will hopefully be finishing this side of tomorrow, it's put me back a good weekend as I was planning on starting the boot area this weekend. I've learnt a valuable lesson and I WILL NOT let this happen again !

Ohh and on a side note, I HATE HEEL BOARDS !

Anyway I've got a few pictures of some of the modifications We've had to do.

Cut the heel board and dropped it down about an inch -

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Also had to chop out my Heritage Companion bin which destroyed the lip part that welds to the inner sill by the doorstep, so I chopped it out and made a new lip, welded that in and primed the whole inside of it. Quite happy with it as it's almost an invisible repair -

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Some top coat on the inside as it's easier to paint off the car -

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Also had to cut out my rear quarter repair panel in order to reposition the heel board strengthening bracket which I wasn't happy about but it had to be done unfortunately -

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I've retired the subframe and it now fits BEAUTIFULLY, So tomorrow I should be finishing this side off, I'll take more pictures as I go along, as you can imagine I haven't been in the mood to be taking photos over the last few days.

What a disaster. At least things seem to be on track again now !

Edited by big-jay, 27 June 2014 - 10:40 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:26 PM

lovely work !







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