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#16 Osgodd


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:32 PM

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project is still going,,  very slowly

#17 Osgodd


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:32 AM

wings going on

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#18 imack


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 10:45 AM

Looking good, brave move!

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 02:21 PM

Whilst they are cool unless you are good with metal then walk away! A roof chop is so much more work than anyone thinks and then there are the other difficulties. I have several minis but replacing panel for panel is easy. A roof chop you will find nothing fits after, well above the belt line anyway.


They are cool but take years to do properly 


I know this isn't a classic mini but I have spent 9 years building this and my gosh I wish I hadn't chopped the roof down as the cost, time and effort is far more than I expected at the start. so heed the warning - it takes a long time but cool as .... 


4.5" chop



Managed to get a real mini in the photo though :P


The decision that can change how long it takes is, to section the roof skin or to rake the screen / back pillars etc 

Edited by rkde, 08 February 2019 - 02:25 PM.

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 01:33 PM

so have finally finished body - just need to put it on spinner and tidy up some* welds


next step is the doors and boot..  cant be that hard....


* like most of them....


just for info,, have also replaced the roof.. as didn't like the idea of a webasto size hole in mine..



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#21 KTS


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Posted 26 March 2019 - 04:15 PM

Impressive stuff - looks really good

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 09:51 AM


one thing I did on one of my de-seamed mini's


was to close the side rear window up a bit


added a bit of strength to the back end (not saying it would look good on yours - just an option)


sorry photo's taken with a potato in the 90's

Edited by sledgehammer, 28 March 2019 - 09:55 AM.

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