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#1 BLING BLING WHEELZ

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 06:27 PM

I bought a mini off of eBay for £350 quid got it home and began to strip it got it down to a bare shell and put it on a roll over jig and put together a panels list, i cried a little bit i would need the following  

 

Front end

scuttle panel

inner wings

a post 

a panels

door skin 

door bottoms

full floor 

door sills

quatre panels

back panels 

boot floor

valence

so i decided at this point as the boot floor was already falling out it i would turn it into a z car

 

Heres the mini when i picked it up

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plans

 

my plans for the mini are as follows

 

carbon fiber

roof exposed weave

arches exposed weave

doors 

bonnet 

front end

valence

boot

 

Other parts

force racing wheels

all new chrome work

new lights all round 

6 point harnesses

all poly windows

unsure on colour probably metallic blue of some sort maybe the fiesta st180 blue

 

Body work

standard on the outside apart from wheels chrome roof arches etc

smoothed inner wings

smooth bulkhead with hidden washer bottle, wiper motor and all wiring tucked and out of view

stripped out inside no carpets 

all unused holes in shell with be weilded and smoothed going for a simple clean look

 

 

i have the z car kit on order and should be going to collect it in a week cannot wait 

i have ordered

vtec race frame

k20 recon engine

front subframe kit

wilwood pedal box

wilwood 6 pots

 

 

will be ordering looms and everything to finish the car as soon as i have sold my other car

 

welding and photos to follow


Edited by BLING BLING WHEELZ, 27 April 2016 - 08:13 PM.


#2 andream88

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 07:00 PM

welcome aboard mate!!!

looking forward to seeing some pics

#3 BLING BLING WHEELZ

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 07:09 PM

This was most of the rot

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#4 dondo

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 11:20 PM

I see lot's of hard work ahead, skint knuckles and a tear or too !!!

Don't worry it will be worth it.

 

looking forwards to your build.

 

Don


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#5 BLING BLING WHEELZ

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:13 PM

WEILDING WEILDING WEILDING

 

bought some of the panels i need at brook lands mini day

 

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started to fit them on the bank holiday weekend

 

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patch was also needed on the window surround

 

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lower post was also rotten 

 

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smoothing inner wing began removing the air intake holes as well as the shock mount holes

 

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quatre panel replacement

 

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have also replaced the sill but no photos

 

have now started on the other side WHICH IS WORSE ):

 

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i have done something different to the driver side inner wing which i will transfer to the passenger side soon because it looks better

 

Today i also bought:

 

a new floor

a back panel with mk1 light conversion

and a scuttle with surround

plus a quick steering rack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



#6 cptkirk

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 07:56 AM

Good skills, looking forward to the finished article. I am sure we will all help where possible, should you have any questions....



#7 BLING BLING WHEELZ

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 12:22 PM

Good skills, looking forward to the finished article. I am sure we will all help where possible, should you have any questions....


Thanks probably will when it comes to fitting the kit

#8 BLING BLING WHEELZ

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 09:46 AM

Mondays the day. Going up to z cars to pick up my kit (:
Cannot wait

#9 andream88

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 09:48 AM

take a few pics of my kit if you have the time :D

 

should be ready to ship, just waiting for the last bits and bobs.

 

cheers



#10 BLING BLING WHEELZ

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 06:02 PM

Got the z car kit yeasterday :D

 

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loaded up for the 5 HOUR drive back ):

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at home all tucked up in the garage

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parts invading the house, sorry about the dogs bed

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really happy with the kit really good quality and very helpfull people

 

 

 



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Posted 21 April 2015 - 06:14 PM

wow i am jealous mate

No pics of my kit?? ;(

Looking forward to seeing some more progress on this build!!!! Keep up the good work!

#12 BLING BLING WHEELZ

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 06:23 PM

Got some more of the wielding done to the mini on sunday

 

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got a bit carried away with the grinder removing some seams and some reinforcers. as well as blanking off the air inlet pipe.

just need to copy what i have done on this side to the other side

 



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Posted 22 April 2015 - 03:10 PM

Good work, keep it up.



#14 BLING BLING WHEELZ

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 03:46 PM

so over the past few weeks i have done a little bit of welding but not much due to the British weather 

 

but i have bought a few bits

 

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got an OMP steering wheel at the bhp show at Lydden hill on bank holiday Monday

 

got home friday to find this on the door step

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my 

floor

back panel

scuttle

 

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also fitted up the front subframe with the fuel tank and rad

 

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fingers crossed the weather improves for tomorrow

 

also bought a number plate for the mini F2 YOB to match my fiesta

 

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:26 PM

Unless I've missed something somewhere along the thread you won't be able to use that plate? If the mini is still an 86 as per yiur first post "D" is the newest year you can use as you can't make a car look newer. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news if that is the case, but cracking work on everything else and keep it up.   






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