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#16 roadhouse

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:01 AM

 

Looking good!

 

Is that floor fabricated by hand?

 

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Was gonna ask the same question, as the tunnel is square!!! I'll be watching this closely as I need all the inspiration I can with my basketcase, and as getting parts here to Barbados is VERY expensive, think we'll have to do a lot of hand fabrication.

 

 

Looks like the consensus is that it's custom. I can gladly take more pictures of the floor next time I check up on the car at the body shop if you'd like. 



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:04 AM

Ordered an oil sump baffle plate for the motor. Pretty cheap insurance to combat oil starvation while on track.

 

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#18 duds100

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 11:52 AM

I fitted one to mine that looks identical to this last week. Easy job   :proud:



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 09:06 PM

I fitted one to mine that looks identical to this last week. Easy job   :proud:

 

Good to know!



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Posted 14 October 2014 - 02:51 PM

Not much new to report. Body shop is making progress but don't have any new pics. They are working on a welded 4 pt roll bar and how to properly brace it. Hoping to get over and get some pictures in the next few weeks.

 

Drama with the engine... I was scammed  :mmkay:  Luckily I took all the proper safeguards when purchasing said engine and was given a full refund through PayPal. Haven't found a suitable replacement yet. 



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 05:43 PM

The body shop has been making some progress on the mini. She even got some primer yesterday! We are hoping to have final paint in about a month if everything else goes smoothly. The body shop still needs to do some work on the doors (one needs a new skin), they are installing a custom 4 pt roll bar, and all the body panels need to be fitted. We are going to check out the car later this week and hopefully decide on final paint colors.

 

We also purchased a '03 5PW R1 engine and wiring harness yesterday off of eBay yesterday. Let's hope this one is real! If this engine doesn't pan out then I'm taking it as a sign that this car isn't meant to have an R1 in it...lol.

 

Here are some pictures from the body shop: 

 

Filling some holes

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Rough fender cut

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Patch welded above the fender

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No more rust!

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Clean fender cut

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Grill is starting to look decent again

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Ready for primer

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Primed

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Subframes blasted. They have since been primed. 

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Edited by roadhouse, 27 October 2014 - 05:45 PM.


#22 Jared Mk3

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 06:13 PM

Looks good and solid again.



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Posted 06 November 2014 - 04:09 PM

Body shop still making progress. They started working on the doors the other day. We knew one was pretty bad so we already had a new skin ordered for it. After taking them apart it's pretty apparent they will need some metal work done as there are some missing pieces. Hopefully the other door should be easy. Headed to the blaster then they'll get started on the metal work. 

 

We are heading up to the look at the mini this weekend and check out some paint swatches so I'll have more pictures soon. 

 

Engine showed up earlier this week. It's REAL!! Also picked up a cheap power commander on ebay. 


Edited by roadhouse, 06 November 2014 - 04:14 PM.


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 03:50 PM

Here is the engine. Could probably stand a good cleaning but she'll do!

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The body shop has started working on the doors now. One of the doors was in pretty decent shape but the other one (shown here) is ROUGH. If it wasn't so expensive to get a new door I would probably just buy a new one, but this one is fixable and will end up being cheaper than a new one. Hopefully there is still some metal left after going to the blaster! We've got a new skin ready to go on

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My wife has started looking at paint ideas and color chips. Right now this is the teal color she is going for. I think it's going to look awesome with a white roof and bonnet stripes...

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Couple pics of the shell. They will block and primer a few more times before she is ready for final paint. We went ahead and ordered flares, grille, and bumpers so we can test fit everything prior to painting. 

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 07:46 PM

For the last couple days I've been working on a spreadsheet to document all the parts for the car that have been purchased thus far, along with figuring out all the various pieces that will be needed to put the body of the car back together. Trying to stay organized on a large build like this...

 

I just placed a HUGE order of bolts, nuts, and fixings with minispares. It's a monumental task figuring out every bolt that is needed to construct this car but I think I'm in good shape with the body. Their diagrams were extremely helpful. Now why did I think it was a good idea to build a car that started out as a bare shell with no parts??  :D


Edited by roadhouse, 13 November 2014 - 08:14 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2014 - 04:38 PM

For the last couple days I've been working on a spreadsheet to document all the parts for the car that have been purchased thus far, along with figuring out all the various pieces that will be needed to put the body of the car back together. Trying to stay organized on a large build like this...

 

I just placed a HUGE order of bolts, nuts, and fixings with minispares. It's a monumental task figuring out every bolt that is needed to construct this car but I think I'm in good shape with the body. Their diagrams were extremely helpful. Now why did I think it was a good idea to build a car that started out as a bare shell with no parts??  :D

maybe it is a good idea to get a 2nd mini with a wrotten shell but technic is exceptable. Saves a lot money on all this little bits and maybe a better door comes with it.

Will do the same as I bought a real rust free race car shell (cage etc. already in) without engine and also miss all this little bits to complete it. Also a bunch of good and cheap replacement parts is something breaks down.


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Posted 15 November 2014 - 05:20 PM

 

For the last couple days I've been working on a spreadsheet to document all the parts for the car that have been purchased thus far, along with figuring out all the various pieces that will be needed to put the body of the car back together. Trying to stay organized on a large build like this...

 

I just placed a HUGE order of bolts, nuts, and fixings with minispares. It's a monumental task figuring out every bolt that is needed to construct this car but I think I'm in good shape with the body. Their diagrams were extremely helpful. Now why did I think it was a good idea to build a car that started out as a bare shell with no parts??  :D

maybe it is a good idea to get a 2nd mini with a wrotten shell but technic is exceptable. Saves a lot money on all this little bits and maybe a better door comes with it.

Will do the same as I bought a real rust free race car shell (cage etc. already in) without engine and also miss all this little bits to complete it. Also a bunch of good and cheap replacement parts is something breaks down.

 

I would love to get a 2nd mini to grab parts off of but they are hard to come by over here is the US. And if I could find one it would be way more than I wanted to pay... 



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 03:32 PM

So we had originally ordered a Corbeau Classic seat but once the seat actually arrived my wife did not like it. This seat is VERY small (we aren't large people) and it was a tight squeeze for us to get into it. Additionally, the quality just wasn't there. One of the plastic pieces around the headrest hole was already broken and the headrest would not go into the seat. So we decided to send the seat back. 

 

Today I found a set of Rover mini seats for sale and decided to jump on them. They give off a classic look and should still provide plenty of support and comfortable ride. We did not want to put racing seats in this car so these should work nicely. I really like the "Mini Cooper" on the seat backs. I think with a little love these seats will look good as new!

 

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 04:18 PM

I do like those seats  =]



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:52 AM

I do like those seats  =]

Hopefully the "boss" likes them too!






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