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#76 leeuk

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 08:05 PM

Right were was I....

 

The fuel tank and rear subframe receiving some paint.

 

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Front subframe in primer

 

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Fully reconditioned, Painted and assembled

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I decided to go with a pair of adjustable tie bars to accompany the adjustable suspension, Oh I've also thrown in some Goodrich hoses too for good measure

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I've also fully reconditioned the rear subframe too, Ive used Minisport`s adjust ride suspension and smooteride cones all round to give the van a bit more of a cushioned ride. All new brakes inc pipes and hoses, New brake bias valve, wheel bearings and also a new fuel pump has gone onto the subframe too

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Rear subframe on

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Fuel tank on ;-)

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The fuel and brake lines are temporarily in place in this picture, They have since been secured all the way along using different clips but unfortunately I don't have a picture of these atm..

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The engine bay after receiving a wet flatting

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And another coat of primer before the top coat..

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Followed by some colour ;-)

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Tomorrow the front subframe and engine will be going in, I've had to do it this way instead of having the shell fully painted first due to space but im sure you`ll agree its coming along nicely..


Edited by leeuk, 04 October 2014 - 11:09 AM.


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Posted 02 October 2014 - 08:55 PM

Coming along amazingly!

 

 

LOVE the colour Lee, top work.



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Posted 04 October 2014 - 10:34 AM

I wanted to have the engine and subframe in yesterday but I decided to change out the driveshaft couplings first so I ended up having a bit of a game doing that which knocked me back a bit but its all done now, The engine is fixed to the subframe and all is ready to go straight in on Monday,

Next job after the engine and subframe have been bolted in is to trial fit the bonnet and doors again as the last thing I want to discover after it has been painted is that I've dropped a clanger,

 

I must say im quite looking forward to the next couple of weeks as its now time that I see all my hard work coming together...

 

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Click on the image for a larger picture ;-)


Edited by leeuk, 04 October 2014 - 11:09 AM.


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Posted 04 October 2014 - 11:44 AM

Nice one Lee!

 

Looks great.



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Posted 08 October 2014 - 01:31 PM

Bleeding hell Lee you sneaky git! where did you pull all that out from!  ;D

 

You've about finished the bottom half already! 

 

Looks bob on though fella. 

 

Wish I'd have painted the rear valence when mine was on its side. 



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Posted 08 October 2014 - 01:32 PM

Just out of interest whos doing the paint for you?

 

And do they want another to paint!  :gimme:



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Posted 08 October 2014 - 05:05 PM



Bleeding hell Lee you sneaky git! where did you pull all that out from!  ;D

 

You've about finished the bottom half already! 

 

Looks bob on though fella. 

 

Wish I'd have painted the rear valence when mine was on its side. 

He He  ;-)

I've been quite busy with it mate these last few days trying to knock the back out of it, The front subframe went back in with no troubles yesterday and I have also been flatting the top half of the van ready for a final coat of filler primer, This should be getting laid down by the end of this week so as its ready for some colour the start of next.

 

 

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And finally the engine is back were it belongs !!

 

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Replaced the drip rail extensions today.

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Just out of interest whos doing the paint for you?

 

And do they want another to paint!  :gimme:

 

Wayne a mate of mine, He owns Car Perfection in Bilston, Wolverhamton, He will be doing the paint mate, He`s done quite a few Mini`s, take a look at his links and if it tickles your fancy drop him a pm, Tell him Lee mentioned him to you  ;-)

"You'll be pushed to find a cheaper quote !!"

 

Here is a link to his Facebook page - https://www.facebook...Carcare?fref=ts

And website - http://www.carperfection.co.uk/

He is also a trader on the forum (Street Tweeks) although he rarely logs in nowadays mate ;-)


Edited by leeuk, 08 October 2014 - 05:25 PM.


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Posted 08 October 2014 - 05:35 PM

Cheers bunny i'll drop him a line.

The forum name rings a bell. Does he have a black mitzy evo never shape one as his forum picture?

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 05:35 PM

I mean buddy!!! Haha damn auto correct...


Honest mate.

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 05:46 PM

Cheers bunny i'll drop him a line.

The forum name rings a bell. Does he have a black mitzy evo never shape one as his forum picture?

That's the one ;-)



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Posted 08 October 2014 - 06:19 PM

damn this is an awesome build! 



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Posted 08 October 2014 - 07:34 PM

This will be a brilliant van Lee, still adoring that colour!

 

Also, engine in the bay looks lovely!



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Posted 08 October 2014 - 08:26 PM

damn this is an awesome build! 

 

 

This will be a brilliant van Lee, still adoring that colour!

 

Also, engine in the bay looks lovely!

 

Thankyou guys your kind words are appreciated ;-)



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Posted 08 October 2014 - 08:34 PM

I'm struggling to guess the colour though :P Or have you already stated it somewhere?



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Posted 08 October 2014 - 08:59 PM

I'm struggling to guess the colour though :P Or have you already stated it somewhere?

 

Sorry mate, Its GN33 "Willow green",

A totally different shade of green to the GN35 "Everglade green" that I was originally intending to use but im just not that keen on dark Green but I do love this colour on a van. It is still an original van colour and its also in keeping with the 60`s era too which I also like..






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