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#31 Will16

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 07:10 PM

Looking good !
I think it looks better without the centre caps

Thanks! Yeh I agree, the caps only looked good from certain angles :/

So I've finally got the Mercury's sorted :D. Fresh tires for the fronts, and parts worms for the back (apprentice wage ;-)) Had a go on the lathe at work and made a couple inserts for the dodgy wheel. Didn't come out too bad, and the holes lined up with no problems what so ever! They will be on after Christmas. Also, huge huge thanks to TMF member Anthony30, who not only sent me a load of his old wheel nuts as I needed one, but also didn't want anything for them :thumbsup:

35595677436_5ff3c6f62b_c.jpgIMG_6475_zpsokqvqt0a by Will Giddings, on Flickr

 

34793833194_ff73188f5f_c.jpgIMG_6472_zpskpedrfma by Will Giddings, on Flickr

 

35248361180_4f173a6b67_c.jpgIMG_6473_zpsdulpbutz by Will Giddings, on Flickr

Have a good Christmas everyone :D


Edited by Will16, 30 June 2017 - 08:28 PM.


#32 eefybeefy

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 07:51 PM

Hi, great build, loving your work,

 

- I do have to ask though, with that exhaust pipe, doesn't water pool inside of it, (not just in the rain, but the water produced by the engine)?

 

thanks and good luck,

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#33 Vinay-RS

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Posted 25 December 2015 - 12:14 PM

Love the look of your mini. The black grille makes the front end look much cleaner and all the extra little bits are very cool.



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Posted 28 December 2015 - 05:19 PM

Fitted on the Mercury's 

 

35595677156_723a0a06b3_c.jpgIMG_6487_zpswjbco8ih by Will Giddings, on Flickr

 

35595677036_d75d7935fe_c.jpgIMG_6495_zpsiqhcrbmr by Will Giddings, on Flickr

 

35595676956_35406e7128_c.jpgIMG_6549_zps70czrytj by Will Giddings, on Flickr

 

35595676886_97aafd7d03_c.jpgIMG_6551_zpsttinbdby by Will Giddings, on Flickr


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Posted 28 December 2015 - 05:28 PM

Hi, great build, loving your work,

 

- I do have to ask though, with that exhaust pipe, doesn't water pool inside of it, (not just in the rain, but the water produced by the engine)?

 

thanks and good luck,

Eef,

 

Thank you :-).  I haven't had any trouble with the exhaust at all, or even with the stinger I had on the old one!

 

Love the look of your mini. The black grille makes the front end look much cleaner and all the extra little bits are very cool.

Cheers :D I'm trying not to over do it haha



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Posted 28 December 2015 - 05:51 PM

Those wheels look sick! Really suit your car. How much do they poke out at the front and rear?



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Posted 03 January 2016 - 06:34 PM



Those wheels look sick! Really suit your car. How much do they poke out at the front and rear?

 

Cheers man! It's about a couple inches all round, a nice amount :D

 

 

 

Not a good day is it...

 

35634897955_03c7ca68cd_c.jpg2E54C763-D82D-4674-A5DB-200C0A03DC8F_zpspzh4tbg8 by Will Giddings, on Flickr


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#38 CAU998

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 06:39 PM

Such a shame, take it you're going to fix it?

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 06:55 PM

Oh no.What happened?



#40 GT Jimmy

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 08:10 PM

Gutted for you mate, same shape as mine now

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#41 MrBounce

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 08:24 PM

Ouch. You must rebuild Nad!

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 08:43 PM

Such a shame, take it you're going to fix it?

 

Yep :D

 

Oh no.What happened?

 

I crashed my pride and joy  :(

 

Gutted for you mate, same shape as mine now

 

Cheers, oh dear, did you crash yours too?

 

Ouch. You must rebuild Nad!

 

Defiantly! 

 

Cheers guys, I will confirm that "NAD" will return! I think I encountered lift off oversteer. Here's how it happened;

 

Basically, there is a pair of bridges local to me, traffic lighted. Last night was rather damp and slippy on the road. I was in a que of traffic waiting at the lights. Lights changed, following a few cars, realised I was getting a bit close to the car in front, mid corner at this point, lifted off, rear starts to slide, I attempted to counter it, it gripped suddenly and I pelted into a stone wall at about 20/25mph.

 

Also, can anyone give me tips to recognising if I have bent my subby or floorpan? Hopefully will cut the front off tomorrow.


Edited by Will16, 03 January 2016 - 08:45 PM.


#43 GT Jimmy

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 09:02 PM

 

Such a shame, take it you're going to fix it?

 

Yep :D

 

Oh no.What happened?

 

I crashed my pride and joy  :(

 

Gutted for you mate, same shape as mine now

 

Cheers, oh dear, did you crash yours too?

 

Ouch. You must rebuild Nad!

 

Defiantly! 

 

Cheers guys, I will confirm that "NAD" will return! I think I encountered lift off oversteer. Here's how it happened;

 

Basically, there is a pair of bridges local to me, traffic lighted. Last night was rather damp and slippy on the road. I was in a que of traffic waiting at the lights. Lights changed, following a few cars, realised I was getting a bit close to the car in front, mid corner at this point, lifted off, rear starts to slide, I attempted to counter it, it gripped suddenly and I pelted into a stone wall at about 20/25mph.

 

Also, can anyone give me tips to recognising if I have bent my subby or floorpan? Hopefully will cut the front off tomorrow.

Mine was crashed 25 yrs  ago long before I bought it. Got a project on here so you can compare



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Posted 03 January 2016 - 09:07 PM

I checked door gaps as well as the subframe, all was ok so I'm starting getting it back together



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Posted 03 January 2016 - 09:13 PM

Oops, doesn't look that bad of damage, has the scuttle been damaged? the windscreen hasn't cracked so it doesn't seem like it's affected that area. does the door open and close ok? Is the gap different at the back of the door? Have a look at where the subframe is bolted to the floor, is it dented? Is the steering off centre?






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