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#1 Will16

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 08:14 PM

So, here is my latest purchase. Its a 1976 MK3, one of the last.  It started life as a 998cc, but has had a 1275 Metro lump put in. It was Zierbart'ed from new, so has done rather well at surviving, although there are a few patches of serious rust, that shall be addressed!   No idea on the colour, its faded quite bad!, but I'm a fan of it patina so shan't be resprayed anytime soon.  Plans for this are retro 70's/80's style mods and to keep it simple, and to use it as my daily. 
 
Here it is, the day when it arrived

 

35248373200_b063fe50a2_b.jpgCAAEB350-72AB-46C4-8323-6303CC39A0B9_zpskfmq1jaj by Will Giddings, on Flickr

 

 
35248395840_fac1a257eb_c.jpg7DCBE548-DBB7-4ECB-8E34-CB619278B3FD_zpso58egmyo by Will Giddings, on Flickr

 

 
After a few mods and started rust tackling;
 
35504585251_fd36e4b73f_c.jpgIMG_6321_zpsan5qvxmv by Will Giddings, on Flickr

 

35504585111_bcc5b5168a_c.jpgIMG_6322_zpsmlcqdyte by Will Giddings, on Flickr

 

35504585011_697359531f_c.jpgIMG_6323_zpscjfqs25w by Will Giddings, on Flickr


Edited by Will16, 30 June 2017 - 07:55 PM.


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 08:32 PM

Me likey

 

What headlamps are those?



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:04 PM

Looks cool :D you keeping your Mayfair as well?

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:06 PM

Nice project, prefer it when you first got it though, doesn't look forced.



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:13 PM

Looks great, not a fan of the seats, steering wheel and rear bumper bits. Looks better without the hubcaps though



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:30 PM

Wicked looking mini love the look of it retro with original touches :) love the little poke from the steels :)

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:09 PM

Me likey
What headlamps are those?


:-). The appear to be Bosch H4 Conversions, pretty flat, then I've added a set of stone guard a guy at work have me, that he had on his old Turbo Mini.

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Looks cool :D you keeping your Mayfair as well?


Cheers mate! The fate of the Mayfair remains unknown, my parents are likely to have it to be honest!
 

Nice project, prefer it when you first got it though, doesn't look forced.


Cheers! I'm just adding my own touch to it, it won't be changing massive
 

Looks great, not a fan of the seats, steering wheel and rear bumper bits. Looks better without the hubcaps though


Thanks man, steering wheel is always hit and miss haha. Bumper sticker is off :P
 

Wicked looking mini love the look of it retro with original touches :) love the little poke from the steels :)


:D thanks, I'm trying to make it my own, but also simple!

So, I fancy a wheel change, I've had reverse rims for ages and want something more special, so I'm getting some tyres put on these; courtesy of megamini_jb :D

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But I will run these at some point
35504588641_91abb6081a_c.jpgDF7F451A-632A-4626-9AB0-C35811744DEC_zps67xeum67 by Will Giddings, on Flickr


Edited by Will16, 30 June 2017 - 07:56 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:23 PM

Saw this on ebay couple of weeks ago, was tempted to have a bid myself. It looks like its full of potential! Are you gunna loose the KA seats?



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Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:37 PM

Oh yeah :D forgot about them. They'll look spot on on this mini. Lowered a bit more and with your roof rack on. Damn I can see that now :wub:

Edited by megamini_jb, 05 August 2015 - 04:45 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 05:12 PM

I'm after some advice, I've got two major bits of rust, by the rear bin, above the factory sling mount, and under the headlight. Obviously the sling mount bit will have to be patched for the MOT, but anyone got the best way to go about it? I know it needs to be cut out, but just general advice really :-)

 

34793870484_daaaf8e161_c.jpg8B71173E-17B7-4ABE-A586-3E031A8E2C92_zpspp37sort by Will Giddings, on Flickr

 

34793870484_daaaf8e161_c.jpg8B71173E-17B7-4ABE-A586-3E031A8E2C92_zpspp37sort by Will Giddings, on Flickr

 

 

 



Saw this on ebay couple of weeks ago, was tempted to have a bid myself. It looks like its full of potential! Are you gunna loose the KA seats?

I'm glad you didn't and didn't put the price up anymore  :P haha, but cheers! Yeh, KA seats will be going as soon I've sourced another set!

 



Oh yeah :D forgot about them. They'll look spot on on this mini. Lowered a bit more and with your roof rack on. Damn I can see that now :wub:

Thanks mate, thats what I'm hoping  :D! I found the front has HiLo's and rear will be on this weekend!


Edited by Will16, 30 June 2017 - 08:11 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 06:02 PM

How much of a poke around have you had for rust in other areas?  As you know, rather like icebergs what you see on the surface is only the tip of the problem! good luck though, it looks like it will be a great car.

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 05:47 PM

So been doing abit of work to it, getting it ready for it's MOT. Got the wipers, washers, brake lights and indicators working. Also, brought a set of 70's front seats to replace the Ka ones, huge improvement! Also replaced the quickshift gear linkage and made some skateboard wheel window winders. Rear floor is getting patched this week and tyres are being swapped so hopefully ready for MOT soon!

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 08:29 PM

Been doing a bit more work to this.  Got the hole patched, only to find more rust  :lol:, along the rear heelboard seam, so that's going to have to get sorted.  Put a set of tyres on the ATS', so I now have legal tread! Also been undersealing rear arches and floors/ sills. 

 

35504584681_851f457ed7_c.jpgIMG_6327_zpsawzwmu6r by Will Giddings, on Flickr

34793833914_16735f7f21_c.jpgIMG_6338_zpsu04mwyfu by Will Giddings, on Flickr

 

 

Changed the rear drums to spaced Minifin's. It had non spaced Minifin's before with 1" spacers which left next to no thread on the studs for nuts to thread on to  :ohno:

34793834784_95f4079277_c.jpgIMG_6329_zpsprtrnqxv by Will Giddings, on Flickr

 

 

I wasn't planning on putting a roof rack on, but I got given the old 70's one by a mates dad, a waaay prefer it to my Desmo

 

34793835034_63bd68f3f1_c.jpgIMG_6328_zpsbj9y3og2 by Will Giddings, on Flickr

 

 

I shouldn't really be worrying about cosmetics, but I needed some door pulls so made some from some tags...

 

34793834334_461b9c10d2_c.jpgIMG_6336_zpsi5gwf7qb by Will Giddings, on Flickr

 

 

as it sits now 

 

34793834164_c5e98332dd_c.jpgIMG_6337_zps1x9kqzwt by Will Giddings, on Flickr


Edited by Will16, 30 June 2017 - 08:13 PM.


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 07:18 PM

Using skateboard wheels for the window winders is genius! The wheels look great!

 

Love all the little touches that this car is getting. That Speedwell S badge on the bonnet is also really cool :)



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Posted 10 October 2015 - 11:09 AM


Its been a while since I updated this, many many things have happened…
 
34793833644_02029ca75e_c.jpgIMG_6343_zpsdd6uc4xh by Will Giddings, on Flickr

34793833404_23c9b81130_c.jpgIMG_6344_zpslfofjnvz by Will Giddings, on Flickr

 

One of my first bits welding, mounts for my bucket seat!

 

35466988642_52b3b0484f_c.jpg6F894BB6-7D0A-4119-AA4A-BF989FC710ED_zpstaak1wzy by Will Giddings, on Flickr

34793863234_125f6fbef4_b.jpg173B9626-D10B-455A-971F-DF518F48A5A9_zpspqaalnmv by Will Giddings, on Flickr

 

 

This occurred
 
All resulting for this, this very morning!
 
 
MOT Pass, with only 2 advisories, the first MOT its had in 5 years :D. Next is tax and insurance and it’ll be golden. Sorry for the mass of terrible pictures, I shall use a proper camera next time  :gimme:
 

Edited by Will16, 30 June 2017 - 08:17 PM.





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