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#1 robba_duck

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:30 PM

Hi Forum,

 

Thought I would share This With you all This Is Mini Project #2 (#1 Needs a build page but is not any where near completion)

 

My name Is Rob and I Love Minis, I Currently own 4 with only 1 on the road.

 

This Mini I Purchased End of Jan 2013 and It had been sat for some years and really needed some TLC.

 

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The Engine was Ceased solid:

 

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Most of the Floor was rotten / Extra Crispy

 

The entire floor turned out to be 4 panels thick where it had been over panelled over and over again, and I was not going to be responsible for layer number 5!

this method of repair is useless as the rot will keep going, the only way to be sure its gone and wont come back any time soon is to start again.

when we started the work it was only the front floor pans the seemed to need work but once we found the extra panels we had to make sure it was right.

If I had known how bad it was I would have gone for a complete Floor!!!!

 

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Then There was a small Move to a new unit :

 

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and then the fun started again :)

 

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(out of sheer laziness I left the master cylinders in place - THIS IS NOT GOOD PRACTICE!! , But those Split pins and clevis pins were sent to destroy my sole) so I left them.

 

After a bit (Days) of minor (Major) Prep work sanding and flatting we got her in primer

 

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and then in the same day Guide coated touched up, Stoppered dried and :

 

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Well that's it so far I was at the unit till 12:45 last night so did next to bugger all today bar fixing the steering rack on.

I shall try and motivate my self for more tomorrow / Monday,

 

My aim is to have it ready for my Brooklands (annoyingly her car will look nicer than mine - But I can't wait to have mine back!)

Clearly that not a step by step and I didn't go all David Bellamy during the work.


Edited by robba_duck, 27 February 2014 - 08:02 PM.


#2 LosLandenos

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:59 PM

Awesome! I will not show this thread to my wife.... Never!



#3 Cooper1

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 03:18 PM

Got a pink mini around our area,weren't too sure about it at 1st but she had a white and pink chequered roof put on and some nice mini lite in chrome got to admit its a gorgeous little car

#4 robba_duck

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 10:50 PM

so a little bit more done today - I have put of the dreaded flatting and polishing and will do once its fully built up ,I know it will be a little harder but I like a challenge and just cant be arsed to do it now when their is fun stuff to do :)

 

So Both Subframes in - Had to pop to minispeed for some bits - new front cones a cone compressor tool, top shock mounts, load of bolts and 2 balljoint kits.

 

Wiring loom back in, though some wire colours now don't match, will have fun and games later with those.

front and rear windows in (the rear was already stickered up - I'm not in a mini club right now

and some shiny stuff at the front.

 

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I Like this sticker

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Edited by robba_duck, 28 February 2014 - 10:51 PM.


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:30 PM

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