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#46 Ben_O

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 04:42 PM

Sorted out the hole in the quarter

 

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And then spent the best part of a week on and off having fun with the sunroof....

 

As you can see, years of repeated repairs to stop leaks has left it quite interesting

 

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So out it came

 

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Some repairs took place

 

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I ended up replacing most of the outer edges of the frame and all four drain points but it came together ok in the end

 

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And then back in the car after rust removing/treating the inside of the roof skin

 

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Just needs the frame welding back in and the inside of the roof sealing and painting now and it's done.

 

I would hesitate to do another one. That was over 20 hours work...

 

Cheers

 

Ben



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Posted 11 July 2016 - 05:00 PM

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 05:33 PM

Well after endless small repairs to rust holes that were all well hidden behind fibreglass, filler and stonechip all the way around the bottom of the car, it's now in primer :-)

 

All ready to go

 

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And done.

 

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All ready now for flatting, sealing, stonechipping and then top coat.

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 05:16 PM

Engine bay sealed up, stonechip applied to inner wings and front end/engine bay sprayed.

 

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And Then i fitted the wings so that i could mask up the sills for stonechipping.

 

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I have also flatted the primer on about 70% of the shell

 

Cheers

 

Ben



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Posted 19 July 2016 - 05:28 PM

Looking excellent as usual Ben.

 

Is it a bit warm on your rock?



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Posted 19 July 2016 - 06:01 PM

Looking excellent as usual Ben.

 

Is it a bit warm on your rock?

Cheers mate.

 

35 degrees today. I didn't even heat the booth



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Posted 19 July 2016 - 08:00 PM

Hi Ben

Looking really good,Iam really impressed with the standard of work,can't wait to get her back,do you want to pick the arches up in the morn?

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 08:57 PM

Hi Ben

Looking really good,Iam really impressed with the standard of work,can't wait to get her back,do you want to pick the arches up in the morn?

Cheers Rich. Glad you like it.

Colin is off this week so i might paint it myself if it is ready for Friday. If not, ill get him to paint it Monday so we should be mostly back together by the end of next week.

 

What time is good for you in the morning?

 

Cheers

 

Ben



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Posted 19 July 2016 - 08:58 PM

 

Hi Ben

Looking really good,Iam really impressed with the standard of work,can't wait to get her back,do you want to pick the arches up in the morn?

Cheers Rich. Glad you like it.

Colin is off this week so i might paint it myself if it is ready for Friday. If not, ill get him to paint it Monday so we should be mostly back together by the end of next week.

 

What time is good for you in the morning?

 

Cheers

 

Ben

 

Paint it yourself



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Posted 19 July 2016 - 09:11 PM

Going to the Surrey on the 29th to pick up the next restoration which will be another Mini.

 

I will be doing a full build thread for it if anyone is interested. Our customer is going for a track day toy so should be an interesting one.

 

Cheers

 

Ben



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Posted 19 July 2016 - 10:04 PM

Pop in on your way to work Ben if that's good.

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 12:41 PM

We all enjoy looking at great craftsmanship Ben well done

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 02:22 PM

Hi Ben

How's the golf going? Have you got any updated pics?

Cheers Rich

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 11:16 AM

Hi Ben

How's the golf going? Have you got any updated pics?

Cheers Rich

Hi Rich.

The prep work is virtually complete, the sills etc are stonechipped and i have stated building up the engine bay.

It will be in paint next week. I do have pictures but i think (hope) i left my camera behind.

 

Ill upload on Monday.

 

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 05:41 PM

Nothing too exciting happening the past few days. I have mainly been prepping and repairing the doors, bonnet and tailgate which needed quite alot of attention.

The bonnet was vert ripply and the doors had a lot of rust in the frames where the rubber pushes into the channels.

 

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All sorted now though and the rest of the body prep is complete.

 

Before painting the shell, i needed to respray the inside of the boot and all of the exposed metal inside the car. This too needed a lot of prep due to a combination of scrapes and scratches and the fact that whoever painted in there before didn't prep anything so the paint was chipping and flaking .

 

After hours of prep, i had it in primer

 

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And then finally in paint.

 

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i am looking at painting the shell tomorrow or Thursday depending on how long i need to do the final finishing touches to the prep.

 

Cheers

 

Ben






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