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#1 ninham

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 06:59 AM

Well another year on and now I have my baby in my garage.

Totaly striped and ready for the restoration.

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I may have made a little mess as well.

#2 exuptoy

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 07:39 AM

Nice big garage!



#3 ninham

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 07:44 AM

Yeah its a double garage.

 

But my Flat mate needs to get his car in every night. :(.



#4 mpialan

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 10:05 AM

Your garage looks like my spare bedroom!



#5 ninham

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 10:31 AM

Yer lol, now going to tidy up so I can use my bench to strip down my many parts.

#6 ninham

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 09:55 PM

Long awaited update.

 

My mini is in many peices and has fallen over and my missus bought a mini 35 :)

 

Here is what i have done over the last few month. 

 

Pictures: (lots and lots)

 

not so good. Rear subframe out and spotted this lol.

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First attempt at welding. Making some support struts for the mini when the floor is cut out.

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Dad bought me a welder for my birthday

 

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Second attempt with the welder set better.

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Brace in place for floor removal.

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Car is looking quite empty :)

 

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Time to start cutting bits out. and make a list of bits i need to buy.

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This is how it was set up 

IMAG2037_zpscsx6ynwv.jpgThen my mini fell over ;)

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Kept getting in the way so i cut it off. was going to do a flip front anyway.

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This this happened

IMG_20150327_182440_zpsckxzom5b.jpgHad to weld an extra bit on because it was rusted out

IMG_20150408_142837_zps2vwm55f0.jpgWelding is getting better

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Nearly cleaned up

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Girlfriend bought a Mini 35 1275 Carb.

 

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Has a little hole :(

 

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Patched up :)

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Mini show in Gillford. Had a lovely run down some bumpy roads trying not to get lost to the BBQ.

 

 

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I fort it might over heat on the way down as it was 220 miles but cruised along with no problems :)

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#7 Ben_O

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 10:04 PM

you have the same welder as me.

 

Looks like you need to work a little slower to get some good penetration on your welds

 

Good going though!

 

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#8 ninham

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 10:32 PM

Yer that was the first time welding and the wire feed wouldn't work. The inner arch looks a lot better. And I have loads more welding to do which will hopefully make my welds a lot better.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 09:17 PM

Long awaited update haha.

 

welding trolly :) made by me. (did rush it tho )

 

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Boot floor and wheel arches in. :)

 

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Full floor in and sills on and welded all up. So many holes to gill on the front heel board.

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Other inner wheel arch done :)

 

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Had a little fun with my daliy........made a roof rack spoiler. The differnce it makes is amazing, you cant even hear that they are on the roof.

 

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 05:38 AM

Did you convert your Snap-Mig to euro torch?



#11 ninham

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 08:15 AM

Did you convert your Snap-Mig to euro torch?


I did indeed. So much better feed and cost nearly the same as what it would of cost to repair the old trigger.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 08:19 AM

 

Did you convert your Snap-Mig to euro torch?


I did indeed. So much better feed and cost nearly the same as what it would of cost to repair the old trigger.

 

Which kit did you use?

And was it straightforward to do the conversion?

 

I have the same welder and have been considering it for a while now but am going on the ethos of 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' but really want to do it



#13 ninham

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 09:09 AM

Did you convert your Snap-Mig to euro torch?

I did indeed. So much better feed and cost nearly the same as what it would of cost to repair the old trigger.
Which kit did you use?
And was it straightforward to do the conversion?
 
I have the same welder and have been considering it for a while now but am going on the ethos of 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' but really want to do it
You will need, torch conversion plate, new torch and gas solenoid.
I got my kit from eBay not the best place I know but came with good institutions and was quite easy to fit to be honest.

This is what I bought, and from same seller. 301549207748

Edited by ninham, 16 August 2015 - 09:10 AM.


#14 Ben_O

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 10:06 AM

Thanks very much.

 

Ben







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