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#121 Steve220

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 08:35 PM

You'll see tomorrow! However not cutting any of it out until the boot floor is replaced, so I get the subframe fitted for hole locations. See, I learnt something from other threads!

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 08:44 PM

If you are using the full width repair panel for the boot floor as opposed to the full floor panel, i would suggest using as little of the wheel well as possible as they are not a good fit. Especially where it goes into the base of the well.

You can see what I used on the cooper thread I did in December if it helps.

 

Reason is, that panel is designed to just fit over the top instead of replacing that section so it is quite a bit narrower.

 

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 08:55 PM

Epic! Cheers for the tip, Ben. I really want to get away with not buying a new boot floor if possible as the rest is pretty solid! Will have a gander to remind myself.

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 04:18 PM

Reminds me of mine. I replaced just the back part of the boot floor because I didn't really want to do the whole floor as the rest of it was in decent shape.

I lines it up with the old rear panel lip before welding it in. I'm sure you will sort it though

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 05:22 PM

I'll certainly give it a go! Just not sure when at the moment. More progress made today including hitting a large chunk of filler in the sill! I've decided to pull the car completely apart to do the shell.

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:21 PM

So another day of madness with the mini. Got going with the sill and heel board.

 

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Now started taking the rest of the car apart and checking the condition of some of the panels.

 

Inside of N/S door

 

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Back of the rear arch

 

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Loads of parts in the bin!

 

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Trial fit of the new wheels :D

 

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After pulling the interior apart (will get pics) I decided to leave it and crack on with my daily as the MOT is tomorrow.

 

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More to come next week!



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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:38 PM

How do you spell that noise you make where you suck air through your teeth? :lol:



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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:45 PM

Fffffffffff

 

I think lol.

 

Lots of new panels to be ordered! Although the current stockpile is getting larger.



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Posted 17 June 2016 - 09:50 PM

Reminds me of mine while I was pulling it apart.

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 03:32 PM

Not a massive update, my current state of progress is removing the wiring looms, wrapping them up and labeling. I've also got too much stuff in numerous cardboard boxes so tomorrow's job is to go and get some plastic storage boxes and tidy things up properly.

 

So removed the dash to access all the wiring looms, 5AS and assess the scuttle join

 

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As you can see, its never good news.

 

Next was remove the rear side windows, rust in the usual spot where the rubbish rubbers join

 

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Rather than keep taking steps backwards, I got on with spraying up one of the radius arms and the hub nut covers. As I flat some of the paint back on the radius arm i noticed some surface rust underneath coming through. This was taken back to bare metal with a lap wheel, zinc primed and sprayed in satin black.

 

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 07:48 PM

Good luck with the rebuild, don't get too disheartened just think every hour you put into the work required is an hour it is nearer to returning to the road.



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Posted 20 June 2016 - 12:41 AM

Nice build

I am always AMAZED at how lovley the minis in the UK are on the outside but how rusty they get inside and under.  The Japanese minis for some reason don't seem to rust so fast

does the government add salt to the rain ?



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Posted 20 June 2016 - 12:17 PM

It shows you how water can get everywhere on these! All the places I've found rust so far haven't surprised me. I'd already half prepared myself for something to be out the blue. My interior is off to JCS custom today to be retrimmed, looking forward to it coming back! However it won't be for some time and I'm in no rush with the whole project.

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 02:54 PM

It shows you how water can get everywhere on these! All the places I've found rust so far haven't surprised me. I'd already half prepared myself for something to be out the blue. My interior is off to JCS custom today to be retrimmed, looking forward to it coming back! However it won't be for some time and I'm in no rush with the whole project.


I had my interior re-trimmed by JCS, he does an excellent job, you won't be disappointed !

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 04:57 PM

Went to see Jon today, bloody nice bloke and talked me through everything. Fantastic value interiors, can't wait to see it finished!




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