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#16 zeemax89

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 09:33 AM

OS outer sill on.  The body has now been flipped over.  Tonight I will try to get the brace bars accross the doorway and one to the main floor box section.

 

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#17 Steve G

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 10:16 AM

It didn't look too bad in the first photos ! It looks like you are getting on with sorting it out quickly though.



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 11:24 AM

It didn't look too bad in the first photos ! It looks like you are getting on with sorting it out quickly though.

yea I know it looked ok, but the rear subframe pretty much fell out from the heel panel mounts.  Tonight I want to get the Nearside floor cut out and cleaned u.  I just hope I get the new floor / sill section delivered tomorrow.

I am trying to get on with it quite quickly as I hope to get a Mk1 soon and this is kind of in its space.  

Still a list to do:

 

boot repair left, right and rear

Rear valance

closing panels

Front engine bay crossmember R/h side  (Brake fluid corrosion)

Shock mounts

Inner wings

A panels

Wings  

Paint

reassemble

 

Wow, reads like a lot now I have actually written it all down  lol



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 11:25 AM

Reasons not to use cover sills...

 

I know most of you know this already, but if just 1 person reads this and thinks "no, i won't buy, and fit those nasty sills" then this post has helped

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 11:04 AM

Oh I wish people would let you know when things are out of stock before they put your order on hold awaiting new stock.

 

 I really could have done with the other panel to be getting on with.  Oh well, hope it arrives today.

 

Had to make do with making up a repair for the bottom of the rear bin and the wheel arch repair / closing panel

 

 

Corroded bottom edge

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Mocked up repair panel

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Scribed down replacement panel

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Corrosion cut away to scribe line, with panel clamped in place awaiting paint removal for welding

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 11:15 AM

Grr  well the parts I don't need yet have just arrived.  Literally when I hit post on my last post the courier walked in.  My only problem with them is they are all magnum panels.  to be frank I have not many complimentary things said about them.  Door Steps, front fitch / inner wing repair.

The boot side repair panel looks to me like it is just a cover panel.  this is not what I had in mind..........  Maybe should have used M-Machine.  have liked all the stuff I have received from those Guys an Gals


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 12:37 PM

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 04:34 PM

Boot floor repairs are underway,

firstly I made up a brace using the subframe dimensions as originally made 38.5" from rear left - right mount and bolted it it place.  

Then it was a case of remove the multiple bodge plates that were the boot floor, including the crumpled rear section that sits under the near side rear light.  Most of the time was taken in removing the layers and layers of patchwork that had been undertaken in the past 25 years

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 10:30 AM

This is the next problem to tackle.  The subframe top mount holes are ovaled.  Is this common or due to the impact on the nearside?  

 

I kind of doubt its impact related as the deformations seem to be in the wrong direction. maybe from running around with worn or lose tower mounts / bolts

 

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Removed that mess to find more mess under it

 

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I then started fabricating repair patches that were butt welded in situ after all the rust was removed

 

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Once the repairs were in place I checked the fitment of the crossmember repair and the distance from the other side.  30.25" edge to edge

 

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I did get the crossmember welded in last night.  I am very happy with the welds.  My welder has problems with the thinner material at minimum current, but once you are welding materials above 1 mm in thickness it runs beautifully. Will take some snaps tonight.

 

Anyone have any images of the spreader plate that needs to be welded to the end of the member before the inner wing repair

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:38 AM

I think I am loving this colour scheme for mine.

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 08:54 PM

Nice work..... :highfive:



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:28 PM

I was waiting all week for my new mount straps to arrive for the front subframe, then I could get on with fixing the toe panel in.  So instead I got on with the front bulkhead crossmember ends.  All went quite well and as I thought lots of rust was in hiding 

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Now just to see how it will fit......

 

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I am assuming it would make sense to get the subframe in, toe panel in and then the front panel on before I weld the inner wing repair in as it should help with the alignments.

 

Does that make sense to the experts?



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Posted 29 May 2015 - 02:24 PM

Here's the updated mini work.  I still need to finish of the drivers inner wing, OS boot floor / battery box.  then I think i can get A-panels, wings front panel on and ready for paint.

 

I hope to be there in a month

 

http://www.mini-doct...o.uk/body-work/


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Posted 29 May 2015 - 03:42 PM

Agreed that grey colour scheme looks lovely - very understated - was my second choice for my car after the red I went for

Keep up the good work. 

It's certainly sensible to use the front subframe as a reference for the front end as you've done.

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 05:11 PM

Does anyone have experience fitting external door hinges.  i just love the look of retro mini's


Edited by zeemax89, 29 May 2015 - 06:59 PM.





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