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#1 coppernob

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:23 AM

After some time being sat in the garage I've started the build on my 1990 studio 2..
It came off the road a year or so ago needing all the standard work up front...
Im going for a fast road sprint car with 1310 and 40s. I have already made a fair start on the project by removing the front end and making up a carb bulkhead box,, which still needs finishing but im quite happy with it..

After the welding is done im rewiring the car with a custom loom and going through all the drivetrain..
The rear end has already been done a few months before coming off the road with new subframe radius arm rebuilds and every bush bolt and line..
Im new to the whole running a thread so i shall try my best to keep it updated..
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#2 coppernob

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:33 AM

So once the front was stripped and before i had any panels i decided to take the bulkhead mod..
I didn't want to buy a box that welded in so i made my own version that flowed abit better and wasn't as drastic as a miglia or as box shaped as the box shaped box.... see what you think

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:46 AM

After the bulkhead was done is when i had ran out of go go and the project stopped for a while.. Until now hurray.. since starting back up i have welded in most of the repair panels i need to get it on the road.. Im not going for originality im just aiming to make it solid so i can finally get it on the road and have some fun..Attached File  IMG_84077165285238.jpeg   38.97K   5 downloadsAttached File  IMG_84079765962362.jpeg   36.36K   4 downloadsAttached File  IMG_83986899743904.jpeg   31.12K   3 downloadsAttached File  IMG_83980221117155.jpeg   57.87K   5 downloadsAttached File  IMG_83968185811695.jpeg   52.42K   2 downloadsAttached File  IMG_83977309628403.jpeg   39.48K   3 downloads

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 07:53 AM

I thought i would list out the general plans that i had in mind for the final result ..

Body..

2 piece fiberglass or carbon front end
group 5 arches but depends on wheel choice
perspex windows
fiberglass boot lid
running 12s at the moment but will be stepping down to 10s

Paint..

Im ginger... i know lame... but going with the standard orange and black.
Black roof arches and detail work in black
with bright orange body

Suspension..

Hi-los
full heavy duty alighnment kit
its already been almost fully Poly bushed when i replaced the rear subby
rebuilt top arms (rear radius arms already done)

Engine..

I brought a 1991 cooper 1275 engine that had been fully rebuilt about 8 years ago and just sat in a garage.. i got it for a bargain price of 300 it has had a bore out to 1293 and fitted with metro head and mild cam.. (not sure which one yet he couldn't remember what he put in) Attached File  IMG_102861972925092.jpeg   43.09K   1 downloads
dropped it into the mini ran it in and it started to smoke on the way to MITP a couple years back..
After a compression check all 4 came up equal and within tolerance so i had guessed it was the oil control ring?? It may of been stuck or abit rusty after being built and not run for a long time..
I don't really know yet lol i will be tearing it down once i have finished with all the grinding.

But either way im planning on taking it out to 1310 with lightened and balanced bottom end 649 cam high lift rockers and twin 40s.. I would like to go straight cut box also but it will all depend on funds available at the time..
Just trying to build a lairy revvy lil race car that me and a few mates can take to track days and events..
Im trying to compete with a swift gti so its got to rev well.

Interior..

Bare..
Stripped out weight saving.. within reason..
Cage bucket seats and a couple gauges.. nice and clean..


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#5 domdee

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:23 PM

cracking thread so far


Edited by domdee, 07 March 2014 - 12:25 PM.


#6 coppernob

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:49 PM

Front subframe and top arms stripped and painted with good ol' tractor paint :-)

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#7 megamini_jb

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:56 PM

Looks like a good project.

Rear tyres in first pic looks like it's got some extreme stretch going on :P or is it just the pic

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#8 coppernob

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:18 PM

cracking thread so far


cheers bud :-)

Looks like a good project.

Rear tyres in first pic looks like it's got some extreme stretch going on :P or is it just the pic


Yer they are abit extreme.. there ford stud pattern so a mate of mine made me some adapters..
I believe it worked out at £40 for wheels adapters and brand new tyres so i couldn't say no :-)

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#9 danbmini

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:17 PM

Looks good mate, what are you doing paint wise?



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:39 PM

the standard bright orange with black roof arches wheels boot and bonnet.

hopefully anyway



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:53 PM

Sounds good, any particular shade of orange? Are you going to use revos? 



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:04 PM

Not sure yet got to go through a few colours with my painter mate but want it bright ginger orange... for no obvious reason.. :-) not using revo want to go down to deep dish 10s just have to gather bits together or get the mini spares kit.. but it has to be on 10s lol.. how's yours getting on Dan all ready for spring?

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:20 PM

Yeah it has to be 10's! Will have to pop over when mines back on the road, shouldn't be long just finishing bits up now (see my thread for sweet pics lol) Is your mate a good sprayer? I have a few spots that look suspiciously like rust under paint that i would like fixing ha



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:30 PM

Yer man me and reece had a look through earlier looking sweet. yer pop round I could use a few pointers :-P I've got a couple painters i can sort you out numbers on Wednesday. there both good painters.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:16 PM

Well im sorry to say this but i may have to consider selling the mini things are tight at the moment and a project doesn't get me mobile for a long time..

what sort of money do you think i can get for it as a whole.. 998 1293 shell parts the lot..?





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