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#16 Frede24

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 08:16 PM

Cool mate did you get it from the guy here on the forum, or have you bought one else where?

Are the shock absorbers std height atm and how much lower are the lowered ones?
Because i am considering the lowered ones for mine but, looking at your pic from the first post im not sure if they are gonna hit the wheel arches.

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 08:27 PM

ATM, on mine, I have std rears, and lowered GAZ on the front.
I am going to Minispares next weekend, and getting myself some nice new GAZ full car lowered set :D

Unless your on Hi-Los and want to lower the car LOTS, then std hight are fine...

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 08:33 PM

Thanks mate, i'll go for the standard ones then.
How much is it possible to adjust it up and down with the hi-los?

(sorwie for OT won't post anymore after this one...)

Edited by Frede24, 27 July 2006 - 08:37 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2006 - 10:40 AM

i mite c u down there dog, ive gotta get my tires!!

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 09:12 PM

Well half the stuff I want from Minispares, they anit got :D
So might not be going now....


Other than... Hi-Los they can higher/lower a car by a good few inchs!! depends on what wheels/tyres your using. For example I have 10" wheels, there is a possablity that my car could sit 6-7" off the gound, with the Hilos set at a "everyday" setting... where as I am tring to get lower than that!

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 11:42 AM

Ok...That's alot i must say.

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 02:04 PM

Ok its started raining!! :'(

So thought I'd head indoors...


Before the rain set in, I managed to cut out the worse of the rust, and its like paper underneth!!



this is the front side of the cross member, nice and tasty!
Its things like this that, make me think, *Maybe I should save and get a firbeglass shell*

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 05:18 PM

Hahaha!

I agree but then think about the advantages of steel- rust, dents .... :D mmmm :'(

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 03:37 PM

Ok more updates...

Not done much else but concentrate on the inner sill, and cutting out the rear bins of the one side.
Once I got the ply bar out, I found LOADS of rust between the sill, and inner sill.

I have vertually chopped out the inner sill, the outter sill is like new!!
Heres a piccy of what I have done so far....



As you can see, I have a few holes to patch, but should be no biggie really.

I learnt something today as well... the standerd sound proofing stuff... it dones't like heat!! :D


And as for the front, drivers side sill....


Most of the rust is now chopped out, just to need prep for welding, and it should be done ;)
I can't wait to get the welder out!!

Edited by ÐØGMÁTÌX, 30 July 2006 - 06:44 PM.


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Posted 30 July 2006 - 08:59 PM

Other than... Hi-Los they can higher/lower a car by a good few inchs!! depends on what wheels/tyres your using. For example I have 10" wheels, there is a possablity that my car could sit 6-7" off the gound, with the Hilos set at a "everyday" setting... where as I am tring to get lower than that!



project is looking great!

when you say 6-7'' off the ground, which part of the car are you refering to? im guessing not the floorpan, as i can put my finger through the drainage hole in the lowest part of my front floor pan and touch the road!

do you mean the sill seams?

if not, get it lower!

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 01:34 AM

Yours must be low then!!

I am measuring from the lowest point on the car... so i guess the bottom of the subframes

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:00 AM

what about ur sump??? u will defo be adding a guard on there?!?! wich will restrict the lowness?

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:06 AM

Yep fitting a full Sump gaurd and exharst skid plate.

It will "resrit" how low I can go, but if I am low enough for the sump guard to hit the floor in normal driving, then something is wrong!!

I guess the lowest point would be the sump, so I will take my measurement from there.

But in the mean time, I have enough rust on my plate to deal with. Once thats done, the front's coming off, ready for flip fronting.

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 09:58 PM

I'd of loved to start with a shell as solid as that! Haha.

Looking good mate, nice to see you getting stuck in.

Caught yourself with the grinder yet? Its quite scary!

Remember not too cut too much out before welding it all back together.. Or it gets you all depressed when you see rather big holes in your mini and nothing going back in!

Good work fella.

Are you steel flip fronting it?

Please dont do a Fg front. They look C**p.

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 10:13 PM

Nope not cuaght myself with the grider yet....
but almost went though the cable :)

I am going steel front, as I have an idea I want to try on mounting it, its nice to able to get stuck in to be honest, with all my ideas I've had, I am glad I am finally sticking to one :-

Its pissing down outside atm, so not much is happening... but on a plus side, got my self a 50ltr compressor today, and just ordered about £200ish worth of air tools and bits... and to reels of welding wire...

so hopefully, over the next couple of days/weeks, I am can finally take the mini off the ramps, and axle stands...




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