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#1 JJ1275

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 04:12 PM

Hi guys,

 

Looking to start my new project soon and have decided to replicate a mini sprint. I have a shell but am wondering if anyone hs any experience of doing a roof chop and if so any advice or how tos?

 

Cheers

 

James



#2 sonikk4

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 04:23 PM

There is a lot more to converting a mini into a sprint than just the roof. Its taking a section of the bodywork out all round as well.

 

http://www.severncla...-shortened.html



#3 Ben_O

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 04:24 PM

Just know that there is ALOT of work involved as you need to change the size of the roof panel to make it fit which usually involves chopping the roof skin into several pieces and then stitching it back up with pieces added.

 

There is a member on here called CHOP who has done this. His build thread can be found in the projects section.

 

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#4 sledgehammer

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 04:30 PM

A real mini sprint is a body chop as well as roof

 

http://mk1-performan...rint/page5.html

 

a hell of a lot of work

 

best of luck


Edited by sledgehammer, 08 February 2015 - 04:36 PM.


#5 sonikk4

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 04:30 PM

http://www.theminifo...-my-6-roofchop/



#6 Carlos W

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 05:51 PM

Something like this?

 

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 07:05 PM

What's your meal working background?

 

Making a sprint essentially requires the shell to be cut into 3 different sections and then material is removed from the roof and body line. I've been collecting photos of Sprints mid chop for a while as reference for one I want to do latter this year. 

 

The pictures bellow are of one Neville Trickett did that I found via google. 

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 07:45 PM

Call Andy at Rust and Repairs, hes one of our traders, hes done this, ive seen his work, its good. Mart.



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Posted 02 March 2016 - 12:25 PM

i have also decided to have a go at building a sprint,, i have opted to build a BMC sprint as they kept the roof gutter, and i perfer that look..

 

i had a mk2 shell kickign about,, so why not....

 

the A & B pillars have been cut in a scarf type joint which will give me a good overlap for when re welding,,i will also be inserting T steel inside the pillars where the seams were to give the strength back.. the front pillar will be un-stitched to allow me to cant the A pillar back and re align with the roof pillar,, 

 

i cut the roof off on sunday :ohno:

 

no problems so far...

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#10 Osgodd

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 12:58 PM

new floor, new boot floor, new heel board, new sills inner/outer  etc...

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#11 Osgodd

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 01:03 PM

 slowly coming back together

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#12 sledgehammer

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:41 AM

I love this kind of work

 

I probably have the skills to do it , in small bits (welder / mechanic by trade)

 

it's the fact that so many area's are being worked on as the assembly goes back together at the same time , (this would be my down fall)

 

I've seen quite a few Neville Trickett pic's - and am certain I would fail - potentially wasting a car in the process

 

I've made a few convertibles in my time , & they are much less work than this & are more forgiving as much less panels to align / cut down / increase

 

respect to anyone who completes one of these - they are beautiful 


Edited by sledgehammer, 15 December 2017 - 11:45 AM.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:21 PM

Thanks sledgehammer.
Is taking some time as only get an hour or so a week.
Rear end almost done.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:37 AM

Hats off to this work! Mega work for a mega reward.



#15 Osgodd

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 09:35 AM

Getting there

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