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#1 myminipickup

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 03:07 PM

Just thought I would share a few pictures of my Mini Pickup restore -

 

Some of the rusty floor and X member:

 

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On the spit ready to remove the floor:

 

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I welded in some bracing to help hold it all together:

 

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I bought loads of new panels from Mini Machine:

 

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 Removed drivers side and part of the tunnel:

 

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and replaced the part of tunnel with new bits from the new tunnel:

 

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and then replaced the drivers floor:

 

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Then welded it all in and done the same with the passengers side where I found the rear subframe mount was rusty:

 

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So I made up a new part to weld in using the original mounting nuts and bracket, and welded it in place:

 

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Attached File  NEW SUBFRAME MOUNT.jpg   40.73K   3 downloads

 

I replaced the X member and replaced the original handbrake mounting bracket:

 

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After a little bit of tiding, I sprayed the bottom of the floor with epoxy mastic primer (great stuff by the way):

 

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Obviously the work continues but the floor is a bit better than it was! Next I need to move forward and do the inner wings, inner A panels, etc.

 

More pictures can be found on www.facebook.com/MyMiniPickup. And I will try to update this also.

 

Enjoy!

 

Any comments/advice/help would be welcomed.


Edited by myminipickup, 07 October 2015 - 04:30 PM.


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Posted 07 October 2015 - 04:13 PM

Looks like an awesome project :) so nice work has gone into that...



#3 myminipickup

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 01:58 PM

Hello,

 

Thought I would post a few updates:

 

So I found loads of rust around the front. The inner A panel and hinge panel was almost missing! The doors were held on with luck and magic: 

 

 

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So I cut out all the rust from the drivers side and removed the wing, A panel, Inner A panel, etc:

 

 

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And began to replace it with new panels and metal:

 

 

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Eventually I finished the inner wing:

 

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Then I clamped in the new wing and A panels, note the ratchet strap pulling the wing together:

 

 

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And welded it in:

 

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Then I started on the passenger side, but found the front panel on that side was full of filler covering a lot of damage to the panel:

 

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So I've left that for now to think about what to do. But I fixed the inner wing:

 

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Next I moved on the the rear, leaving the front panel in the back of my head to think about how to fix it.


Edited by myminipickup, 23 March 2016 - 02:01 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 04:07 PM

I found loads more rust and missing metal in the rear of the Pickup:

 

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I made up a couple of jigs in metal so that I could remove the wheel arch and replace it with a new one:

 

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And also a wooden one to line up the replacement rear panel:

 

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Then I cut it all out:

 

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and began the repair job, first on the rear cross member:

 

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Then the box section between the rear wheel arch and the rear panel:

 

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Then the rear load bed repair panel and wheel arch went in:

 

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And welded in place:

 

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And the top rail cut out:

 

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Bed drain pipe fabricated and welded in place:

 

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The rear panel clamped in place:

 

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Then I found a problem. The rear panel would not line up or fit.. the best I could get it was with a gap around the door frame:

 

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The marker line shows where the door frame is behind the panel:

 

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So I cut along the line and removed the excess metal and welded along the seam:

 

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And the door shuts:

 

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So I welded the panel in place:

 

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Edited by myminipickup, 23 March 2016 - 04:12 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 04:37 PM

Since you can still buy a complete front panel, seems like replacing it would give you the best result. Your little trucklet is coming along nicely now.....I can't believe how badly these rust!

Edited by Magneto, 23 March 2016 - 04:37 PM.


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Posted 30 March 2016 - 01:05 PM

Some really great work there its really coming along nicely!







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