'87 Mini City To 'mk1 Cooper S'
Posted 30 April 2015 - 10:33 PM
Posted 02 May 2015 - 02:43 PM
Edited by johnR, 24 November 2015 - 08:48 PM.
Posted 03 May 2015 - 04:26 PM
thanks - it's not a cheap way to go it has to be said, but it allows you to create your ideal mini whereas if I'd bought a Mk1 I'd feel I had to restore it to it's original spec.
If I sold it when it's finished there's no way I'd get my outlay back but I suppose not many projects are done for financial reasons!
I spent most of today trying to plate my nuts, bolts and other parts that need to be re-furbished.
It wasn't successful for some reason - couldn't get the zinc to stick so I think I'll give up the home plating and take it all to the professionals.
I've also been treating the fixings with deox c to remove the rust and that is proving more successful thankfully.
I've only got a few more parts left to paint now - the brake servo, driveshafts and fuel tank strap so I really need the fixings to start making up sub assemblies ready for when the shell arrives back.
Edited by johnR, 24 November 2015 - 08:50 PM.
Posted 03 May 2015 - 04:29 PM
Posted 03 May 2015 - 04:41 PM
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Posted 07 May 2015 - 03:32 PM
The Redness begins!
I've sent off all my nuts bolts etc to be plated - should be back 'within a week'
Need to assemble the rear subframe onto the car now so we can turn it over to prep the interior for painting.
Posted 07 May 2015 - 03:36 PM
Looks like a very quick turnaround,
I'm jealous because mine is still only half done and i have been working on it for years.
Posted 07 May 2015 - 03:55 PM
Edited by johnR, 24 November 2015 - 08:51 PM.
Posted 10 May 2015 - 02:20 PM
Cleaned and painted the brake master and bias valve and clutch slave cylinder - strangely my car had both the upright type of brake master and the servoed type fitted when we bought it although I didn't notice whether both were connected when I took it all apart.
Anyone know where I can get a replacement bung for the end of the brake bias valve?
I've painted the servo gloss black (twice, because of some spots of WD40 or something contaminating it even though I wiped it down with white spirit).
On Monday I'll be fitting the rear subframe to the shell so we can turn it over to prep the inside.
Posted 11 May 2015 - 07:27 PM
Today I bolted on the rear subframe and we turned the car over onto it's back wheels so that I could start cleaning out the remaining bitumen soundproofing from the floor - it comes off fairly well with thinners but I have got a headache from the fumes!
At least it's starting to look like a car again with some wheels!
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