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#16 minipete

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 03:55 PM

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Thats how it stands at the moment.

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 07:11 AM

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This is from about 5 years ago maybe longer.

Looks very good, some nice touches there.

I was looking at using similar arches & had considered the white chequered roof as well.



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Posted 13 August 2015 - 04:48 PM

I fancy doing the roof gunmetal grey these time as i took the squares off and painted it silver. Interior wise i have a colour coded dash with black doorcards and carpets,seats are lovely cobra lemans sports recliners.

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 07:24 AM

I fancy doing the roof gunmetal grey these time as i took the squares off and painted it silver. Interior wise i have a colour coded dash with black doorcards and carpets,seats are lovely cobra lemans sports recliners.

I think the roof in gunmetal is a good idea. I wanted to paint the roof, but it's just too good to play with.

I've gone for anthracite wheel centres & will be trying to match the grill to see how that looks.


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Posted 14 August 2015 - 04:27 PM

I had grey minilights on it looked good.

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 08:21 AM

This project is still ticking over very very slowly.

I've got another cylinder head sorted, the previous one was beyond help as it had been modified too much in the wrong places.

I purchased a Weber manifold from Maniflow.

Just need to get myself a sidedraught to go with it now. Ebay has turned up lots of ones for refurb, but might be more economical to purchase new.



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:24 PM

Actually found some time to play with this after a year of no progress.

Colour coded one of the arches. Quite happy with the result.

Hopefully on with some body work soon.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:57 AM

I've been getting a little more time on this project now & then.

So I've been stripping out the engine bay. There's plenty of surface rust around the master cylinders & bulkhead.

Hoping to get it on it's side soon to tackle the sills/floor. Will need to lighten up the shell a bit first.

Subframes & fuel tank will be out shortly.

It's not terrible underneath, but suffering the usual oversill bodges. Hoping not to find any horrors.

As the paintwork isn't bad I'm hoping to get the body sorted pretty quickly.

More pictures to follow.



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 06:48 PM

Rear subframe out. the subframe is good enough to work with & the radius arm bearings seem good.

But the heel board, rear valance & sills are pretty bad. Crusty & a great selection of cheap repairs.

I was hoping to keep this body repair simple but the panel list might have to grow.

It's not going to be a concours car, but I want i solid & rot free.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 06:43 AM

Front subframe out. Despite the fact it was me that placed in in a couple of years ago just to roll it around. There is always one bolt or nut that fights me.

But I won..! Offering up the spit jig frame now.



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 08:37 PM

On the spit jig now. Bit heavier than the last shell as it still has the doors & glass in. But nothing else.

Still manageable. I had to cut a hole in the rear seat back for the pole.

Rear valance far worse than it looked. Boot rear floor was a patchwork quilt of rusty repairs.

Hopefully I have a plan & some repair panels to fix this.

Heel board & floor is a mess too. Will tackle this after the boot. Don't want to weaken the shell too much all at once.

It will fall off the jig!

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 08:15 PM

New repair panel offered up, cut & welded in. Not overly happy with the alignment for the bumper edge, but I'll make it fit in the end.

It's the first new bit of metal on the car & it's got a much better boot already. On with the rest of the repairs!

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:21 PM

I've been nibbling away at the repairs.

I cut out some rust just behind the drivers door. Hoping to get a repair patch in when I take the sills off.

I've welded most of the rear boot lip on & repaired the rear quarter corner.

It's slowly coming together again. I've used Magnum panels as I've just been cutting off the sections I need.

Also at £200 for the BMH rear boot lip, I couldn't justify that.

After market wasn't my first choice, but as I'm making everything fit it is working out just fine & cheaper.

The only heritage panel I have to go on so far is the rear valance. Just to get the right shape.

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 07:07 PM

Still working on the boot floor. It's a bit of a patchwork quilt of repair panels. So not that pretty but it's alot stronger & solid.

More photos to follow.

I've peeled back one of the oversills. No surprises, just piles of rust pouring out onto the floor.

I'm keen to crack on with this part now though. Looking forward to a solid car to put together.

The engine block has gone off to the machine shop. Hoping for it back in a couple of weeks to start the engine build.



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 01:30 PM

Nice looking project, you are a brave man to get your wife to give it a name with your other project on the go!. I don't think I would have been brave enough to draw it to my wife's attention. I have one finished and on the road, one currently a bare shell which I am currently welding in M-Machine half floors with outer sills (a right old fiddle, getting the fit good). Then my Mark 2 on hold in my Mum's garage. Good idea about the Heritage rear valance as I couldn't get Hadrian ones to fit and as they are all compound curves you can't bend them (they sat too proud in the middle on the bumper seam). Good luck with the mini though.





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