Jump to content


Photo

Mill Road Garage, Isle Of Wight. Classic Car Restoration Services


  • Please log in to reply
395 replies to this topic

#316 cooperd70

cooperd70

    Speeding Along Now

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 318 posts
  • Location: London

Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:50 PM

Beautifully sympathetic resto work. Love it.


Couldnt have put it better myself!

#317 Ben_O

Ben_O

    Mill Road Garage

  • Paint Doctor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,770 posts
  • Location: Isle of Wight

Posted 11 September 2019 - 05:42 PM

Cheers all.
It has now been collected by the owner this afternoon.

Ben

#318 Ben_O

Ben_O

    Mill Road Garage

  • Paint Doctor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,770 posts
  • Location: Isle of Wight

Posted 19 November 2019 - 04:51 PM

Something a bit different for some accident damage repairs

 

OhBGqtr.jpg

 

0QvPUzN.jpg

 

77KIe8a.jpg

 

wanxP8M.jpg

 

Cheers

Ben



#319 KTS

KTS

    One Carb Or Two?

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,028 posts
  • Location: Herts

Posted 19 November 2019 - 08:50 PM

that's in remarkably good condition considering it's a Fiat  :lol:  



#320 floormanager

floormanager

    Mini Mad

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 184 posts
  • Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex
  • Local Club: Mini Club Sussex

Posted 19 November 2019 - 08:50 PM

Fiat X19 I believe?  Did it swap ends?  They were rumoured to be prone to that.



#321 Ben_O

Ben_O

    Mill Road Garage

  • Paint Doctor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,770 posts
  • Location: Isle of Wight

Posted 19 November 2019 - 10:00 PM

It's in very clean condition. It looks to have had a fair amount of restoration work and has certainly been repainted at some point.
It didn't so much crash. It rolled back with the door open...

Edited by Ben_O, 19 November 2019 - 10:09 PM.


#322 rich_959

rich_959

    Super Mini Mad

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 561 posts
  • Location: East Yorks

Posted 20 November 2019 - 10:09 AM

Was that a new door Ben? Surely you didn't get the old one that straight again with no filler?



#323 Ben_O

Ben_O

    Mill Road Garage

  • Paint Doctor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,770 posts
  • Location: Isle of Wight

Posted 20 November 2019 - 12:34 PM

Was that a new door Ben? Surely you didn't get the old one that straight again with no filler?

It was a new door which the owner of the car sourced. Unfortunately it was quite badly damaged from being dropped and had many dents and other damage but nothing that couldn't be repaired.
It was better than the old door :lol:

Cheers
Ben

#324 floormanager

floormanager

    Mini Mad

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 184 posts
  • Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex
  • Local Club: Mini Club Sussex

Posted 20 November 2019 - 07:19 PM

It's in very clean condition. It looks to have had a fair amount of restoration work and has certainly been repainted at some point.
It didn't so much crash. It rolled back with the door open...

I would have cried for days had I done that.  Ouch



#325 timmy850

timmy850

    Up Into Fourth

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,132 posts
  • Location: NSW, Australia
  • Local Club: MITG

Posted 21 November 2019 - 09:12 AM

That happened to a customer when I was working at a petrol station, they opened the door and got out of the car without putting on the handbrake and the car rolled back, the door got stuck on a pole and the door hyper extended... 



#326 Ben_O

Ben_O

    Mill Road Garage

  • Paint Doctor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,770 posts
  • Location: Isle of Wight

Posted 10 February 2020 - 12:46 PM

Hi All.

 

Hope everyone is well.

 

I have just recently taken in the next Mini.

 

A 1991 Mini Neon

 

ACup5LZ.jpg

 

A provisional quote was given and accepted so now I need to partially strip the car to check that there are no surprises.

It looks like a new scuttle, new inner rear arch tubs, some repairs to the rear floors and a partial repaint. There are a few other bits and bobs to do as well and any additional less important body work will be dependant on how much extra essential work is found to be needed.

So this is less a restoration and more a make safe and mend.

 

vokjf7s.jpg

 

Q67rddz.jpg

 

QF27kGz.jpg

 

xE3Gi3q.jpg

 

ioZrVza.jpg

 

oeeEErM.jpg

 

Now I have partially stripped it, ill take some noisy tools to it and see what we are dealing with.

 

Cheers

Ben



#327 JXC Mini GT

JXC Mini GT

    Speeding Along Now

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 398 posts
  • Location: Tunbridge Wells

Posted 10 February 2020 - 02:26 PM

The owner has made a good choice in using Mill Road Garage for the works.

 

It looks quite a tidy example, but as all mini owners know its what lies beneath is the mystery.



#328 kit352

kit352

    Mini Mad

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 140 posts
  • Location: Guildford

Posted 11 February 2020 - 11:27 AM

My baby!

The scuttle area was my biggest concern when I dropped it off which Ben is attacking now. It leaked like crazy in the rain. I was expecting it to look much, much worse honestly so I am happy about that. I also wanted new rear inner fenders as one was a bodge job and the other developed a hole and he found some more unsavory bits back there.

I knew bringing it to Ben was the right call. The trip is fairly easy to from the mainland as well.

#329 cooperd70

cooperd70

    Speeding Along Now

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 318 posts
  • Location: London

Posted 11 February 2020 - 01:54 PM

My baby!

The scuttle area was my biggest concern when I dropped it off which Ben is attacking now. It leaked like crazy in the rain. I was expecting it to look much, much worse honestly so I am happy about that. I also wanted new rear inner fenders as one was a bodge job and the other developed a hole and he found some more unsavory bits back there.

I knew bringing it to Ben was the right call. The trip is fairly easy to from the mainland as well.


Another lucky owner who is going to get a 100% sorted car back from Ben! As soon as the small jobs I have add up to one big job, mine will be heading to Ben as well 👍👍👍

#330 Ben_O

Ben_O

    Mill Road Garage

  • Paint Doctor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,770 posts
  • Location: Isle of Wight

Posted 11 February 2020 - 04:53 PM

Right, we have a firm plan for this Mini now and so I am going to do as much as I can within a set budget so I made a start this morning.

 

First on the list of definite repairs is to replace the scuttle. It has been fitted with a non genuine Magnum? scuttle panel at some point.

The profile on these is incorrect so they tend to let water past the seal. It's also rusty in the seams between the dash rail and the bulkhead as is the norm so its going in favour of a genuine replacement

 

UmTGHmH.jpg

 

With the scuttle off, we can see the extent of the rot and also that the closing panels either end are missing with what looks like rough bits of steel tacked in and lots of tiger seal etc.

 

DjlBTK5.jpg

 

After a clean up and a few repairs, we have something to work with

 

kxtnEQh.jpg

 

And then the new scuttle is put into place

 

mm7KBqr.jpg

 

Before being welded

 

sRPxQuk.jpg

 

I am still to fit some new closing panels and I plan to fit these from underneath. 

 

The wings do sit a bit low to the scuttle on the seam but I cant do very much about that as they have been replaced in the past and fitted just a bit too low.

 

More to come

 

Ben






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Mini Spares