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#16 Vinay-RS

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 02:36 PM

Thanks man :) Yeah so replacement is probably the best option with that sagging dash. What cleaning agent would you suggest for the guttering rust?



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 04:35 PM

It probably will be - it could also give you a chance to make it stronger or reinforce somehow. Sorry, I meant to say cleaning agent for the headlining . . .



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 05:01 PM

Regarding that, what is the best choice as I have seen some internet articles that talk about the headlining sagging after cleaning. That would be less than ideal...

Yes maybe with some 3mm MDF. That stuff can be bent quite easily but has decent support strength. Also it is possible to use self tapping screws on it if something has to be attached. 



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 05:13 PM

So it turns out that the sump plug that I bought doesn't fit :( The threads are too small. Possibly at some point in the past the threads have sheared and someone made a new larger threads, then created a fake plug. I wonder what I can do to use the correct plug. Any ideas anyone?



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 05:35 PM

Regarding the rooflining, I'll see if I can have an ask around about that. It might be worth asking on the groups as well.



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 07:33 PM

Looks great, regarding the wiper arms you can take them off prime them rub them down smooth and spray them. The headlight switch isn't original.



#22 Vinay-RS

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:48 PM

Thanks man. Yeah thinking I need to source new switches as they all look rather faded. What paint should I use? something from a rattle can in gloss black (like the stuff I used on the heater)



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 08:29 PM

Yeah that would be fine, Thats what I used on mine although it was satin black which I think looks better than gloss.


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 08:38 PM

Nice. I think I'll do that then. Will update on the results. Thanks man :)



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:24 PM

So I figured I should put up some pictures from the classic car show on Saturday. There was a really good turnout of minis, which were all really clean and shiny.

 

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Awesome mini bakkie:

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Mini 1275E Rebel with a BMW head:

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Beautiful Traveller in amazing condition:

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Completely original 850:

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Nicely restored Austin Cooper:

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And now for some of the other cars at the show:

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:05 PM

Great thread

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 07:21 AM

Great thread

Thanks Mate :)



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 06:34 AM

I didn't know you had a thread Vinay!

 

Nice looking car :-)



#29 Vinay-RS

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:24 AM

I didn't know you had a thread Vinay!

 

Nice looking car :-)

Thanks Ben :-)



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 03:20 PM

Small updates:

 

I was told when fitting new door mirrors to fit some rubber gaskets, so I cut some with a pair of scissors out of some old rubber:

 

The other one was for the petrol filler cap, as suggestions on here said to create a rubber seal to stop the leaking.

Used new washers as well and fitted the new mirrors:

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Refurbished the rear taillight lens with some sandpaper and polish and they cleaned up really well. (Thanks to everyone for the advice on fixing it)

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I broke the bolt on the abutment plate and was able to get a new one from a friend. Decided to sand it down and spray paint it, looks decent I guess.

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I tried to clean up the headlining with limited success, so I'll try again tomorrow with a stronger cleaning agent.


Edited by Vinay-RS, 14 July 2017 - 03:25 PM.





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