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#631 1590gilbert

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 07:29 PM

Iv had a few k series, I just dont trust them lol.

Me dads just bought a mg f 78000 miles on it so should have allready gone n been fixed so im hopeing its good.

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 10:36 AM

Hey Jay,

 

It's taken me a good few hours to get through this thread - if it's taken me that long just to READ it how long has it taken you to actually DO it?! 

 

Amazing effort and you've done a ridiculously neat job - its the kind of build I've been wanted to do since I was a kid. Totally satisfies my mild OCD anyway!

 

Can't say enough how impressive this whole thread is. Hats off.



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Posted 23 April 2015 - 05:59 PM

Hey Jay,
 
It's taken me a good few hours to get through this thread - if it's taken me that long just to READ it how long has it taken you to actually DO it?! 
 
Amazing effort and you've done a ridiculously neat job - its the kind of build I've been wanted to do since I was a kid. Totally satisfies my mild OCD anyway!
 
Can't say enough how impressive this whole thread is. Hats off.

Thanks mate,

It's taken a good while but I've really enjoyed the challenges restoring a car throws at you, plus ive learnt a load of new skills which is always a good thing !

Edited by big-jay, 23 April 2015 - 06:16 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 06:12 PM

Update,

Well, the Mini is now back at the paint shop having a cut back and polish and a few ramifications to the paint work. Here she is loaded on to the back of the truck -

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Not much of an update I know, but it's all a bit slow going at the moment. I'm hoping I'll have her back by next week and then I can get the last few shiny bits bolted on and get her through an M.O.T.

Id really like to be able to make the Himley Hall Mini show next month but my chances aren't looking brilliant at the moment annoyingly.

Best get my finger out !

#635 Ben_O

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 05:45 AM

Bit late now Jay, but you would have been better leaving the lights, handles and trim off of the car until the polishing was complete.

 

It would have enabled them to do a more through job.

 

ah well, Looking excellent as always mate :-)

 

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 10:33 PM

Bit late now Jay, but you would have been better leaving the lights, handles and trim off of the car until the polishing was complete.
 
It would have enabled them to do a more through job.
 
ah well, Looking excellent as always mate :-)
 
Ben


Cheers Ben,

I've been down and removed most of the trim bits myself !

Jay.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 03:06 PM

Update,

Been a while since I've done one of these !

I've finally got my Mini back from the paint shop after having the paint cut back and polished and the roof re-painted, she's now seriously shiny !

Unfortunately I missed out on taking the Mini to the Himley Hall show but I still went and picked up a few more bits anyway, here's what I got -

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And some more autoglym products to add to my ever expanding collection -

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So, first job was to get my DSN hinges fitted ready to get my bonnet on -

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Then I fitted the bulkhead deadening whilst it was still easy to do so -

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Bonnet fitted -

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I also fitted the bonnet insulation and a Smiffys Bits stainless bonnet prop before hand -

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Next bits to be fitted were the headlight bowls and looms -

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Changed my rocker cover T-Bars for some red anodised ones as the chrome plated ones have already gone rusty, they haven't even seen any action yet ! -

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Last job of the day was to swap out the black metal part of the switch panel for the Burr Walnut replacement -

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Finally, I'll leave you with a couple of shots of her now she's been polished -

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Can almost see that glorious finish line,

Jay.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 03:26 PM

It's been a while! Lovely as always Jay. Looks smart in the engine bay there  =]



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 08:17 PM

It's been a while! Lovely as always Jay. Looks smart in the engine bay there  =]


Cheers Jared !

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 07:05 AM

Looks lovely, was Smiffys Bits at Himley Hall then??  If so I must have missed any Smiffy stuff for sale



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Posted 02 June 2015 - 11:12 PM

Looks lovely, was Smiffys Bits at Himley Hall then??  If so I must have missed any Smiffy stuff for sale


Thanks mate,

He was indeed !

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 04:58 PM

Any updates on this Jay? It's one of my favourite build threads.
Also if you don't mind me asking who have you used for all of your powder coating?

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 05:56 PM

Any updates on this Jay? It's one of my favourite build threads.
Also if you don't mind me asking who have you used for all of your powder coating?


Hi Josh,

I've got an update to do, just haven't got round to uploading the pictures yet. Will try and get one up tonight or if not it'll be tomorrow for sure.

I have all my bits blasted and coated at a local place near me called Washford Finishings. Here's a link to the website - http://www.washfordfinishings.co.uk.

Jay.

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 08:31 PM

Hi Josh,
I've got an update to do, just haven't got round to uploading the pictures yet. Will try and get one up tonight or if not it'll be tomorrow for sure.
I have all my bits blasted and coated at a local place near me called Washford Finishings. Here's a link to the website - http://www.washfordfinishings.co.uk.
Jay.

Thanks for the link Jay, looking forward to the next update.

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 09:23 PM

Is this all finished now then Jay?







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