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#1 A44blinkin

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:04 PM

In the final stages of building my mini, this will be my third mini, difference is the other two where complete rust buckets that barely made it through their MOT's, finally for my break from uni for the summer I'm building(with the help of my dad) a decent mini.

 

Well when i say decent...Mini purists, gonna hate it.

hopefully something a little different.

 

 

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It has a flip front

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Has CoilOvers fitted allround

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The original idea was to put a Bini Dashboard inside but I'm now creating my own custom dash.

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It has a Bini panoramic sunroof in, along with electric windows and central locking.

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#2 Ben_O

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:07 PM

I like that roof idea.

 

Nice one



#3 A44blinkin

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:11 PM

It took a lot of body prep to get ready to paint i turned a £2000 quote to a £400 from a paint shop.

I'd Say it was a decent job for £400

Colour is Volkswagon Harvest Moon Beige

 

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Black inside

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#4 Carlos W

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:12 PM

I like the little spoiler

#5 A44blinkin

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:15 PM

Just popped an engine in the weekend.

 

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I had to fit spacers at the front to move the wheel away from the coilover

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Here a pic of the rear underside

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open sunroof

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#6 Daviewonder

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:23 PM

That roof is awesome!

#7 A44blinkin

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:26 PM

Had a fiddle with the suspension trying to get it low, the rear is allow is i can get it, the rear arches have been tubbed, only problem now is i can't get the jack under the car at the rear. Also tried out some arches.

 

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It also has a different boot opening operation.

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Now for the front end, the arches gonna need a trim.

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Thats it so far what do people think??

 

 

 

 

 



#8 JacckKirk

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:28 PM

I think im in love
Wow everything so so cool ngl id happily steal 99% of the ideas involved

EDIT: just realised your only in birmingham , if you ever feel like selling ;)

Edited by JacckKirk, 17 July 2014 - 10:43 PM.


#9 big-jay

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:41 PM

Brilliant !

Love the BINI dash and the sun roof, boots cool too !

Edited by big-jay, 17 July 2014 - 10:44 PM.


#10 Grimshaw17

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:55 PM

Normally hate things like this on a mini  but it looks brilliant! Love the roof, dash, boot! 



#11 megamini_jb

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:57 PM

Not a fan, but a lot of thought has gone into the build so fair play

#12 the beasts

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:04 PM

ummm probably the best looking mini I have seen in some time, love the ideas, love the talent , good for you mate, watching this thread.      brilliant. 



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 11:18 AM

 

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Correct me if im wrong, but arnt your callipers on the wrong side, shouldn't the bleeding nipple be on top? To prevent getting an air pocket in the top of the caliper


Edited by Grimshaw17, 18 July 2014 - 11:19 AM.


#14 wingnut

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:01 PM

Thats looking good mate.Wish i could find someone to paint a car that cheaply and with that finish!!!

Can't wait to see it finished.Top work 



#15 A44blinkin

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:46 PM

 

 

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Correct me if im wrong, but arnt your callipers on the wrong side, shouldn't the bleeding nipple be on top? To prevent getting an air pocket in the top of the caliper

 

 

Yes you are right! thanks for noticing i probably wouldn't have realised otherwise. 







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