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#1 Joshfman

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 06:13 PM

Hi guys

 

I ve been reluctant to post on here as Ive had negative comments before on other sites and it puts a downer on things (hopefully that wont be the case here). I bought a mini for my second car a long time ago and had to put it in the garage after a certain time of driving it to change the clutch. Anyway, when I pulled the engine out and dug around I found a load of corrosion, the more I dug the more I found. eventually the car ended as a bare shell with lots of problems. My father decided it was best to pull the car completely to pieces and rebuild it from scratch. At the time I wasnt really savy with minis or rebuilding cars and agreed. Since 2012 I have had a car that has been in pieces literally..... Only now the real worked has happened, So I've decided to share it with you guys. I am sure not alot of you have seen this kind of idiocracy been carried out and thought I would post it for your amusement and also your help!!



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Posted 21 May 2016 - 06:26 PM

Here are the most recent photos http://s53.photobuck.../?sort=3&page=1. I do have loads more photos of progress previous to this but they are on my old phone and cant be taken off. obviously there will be more to come



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Posted 21 May 2016 - 06:32 PM

I made up the jig to keep the subframes in a fixed and aligned position. the heights are set according to a dimension sheet and are all mesured from a datum wich is the two main longitudinal

 

beams of the jig. I got this idea from a user on here called Tom Sanderson.



#4 JCP

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 06:39 PM

Wow, you really meant its in pieces! That's a big project you've got there,
keep the pics and updates coming when you can, will be good to see its progress as you go along, and eventually the finished mini.

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 07:07 PM

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#6 pdaykin

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 07:09 PM

If I had a hat I would be taking it off to you.

Impressive stuff

#7 Joshfman

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 07:09 PM

Wow, you really meant its in pieces! That's a big project you've got there,
keep the pics and updates coming when you can, will be good to see its progress as you go along, and eventually the finished mini.

Yeah totally in pieces...its the biggest mistake ever. Should be fun. If you have any tips or help ill be glad to listen in! cheers



#8 Carlos W

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 07:14 PM

Wow, you're not messing about.

 

Good luck and keep up the good work.



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Posted 21 May 2016 - 07:23 PM

Wow, you're not messing about.

 

Good luck and keep up the good work.

Sadly not. Its been hell so far. Biggest problem of all was the fact had no references. If you have any tips or hints they would be much appreciated. Cheers.



#10 Carlos W

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 07:25 PM

 

Wow, you're not messing about.

 

Good luck and keep up the good work.

Sadly not. Its been hell so far. Biggest problem of all was the fact had no references. If you have any tips or hints they would be much appreciated. Cheers.

 

Actually mate, I've seen some references somewhere.

 

Be right back



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Posted 21 May 2016 - 07:28 PM

My biggest tip is have patience, and lots of it, if something isn't lining up/screwing in or what ever, walk away and leave it for a while, better to come back a few hours later or the next day than break or cross thread something and cause a lot more work and frustration.

Also don't be afraid to ask questions on here or other sites, no matter how stupid you think it may be, although do have a search to see if it's already been asked, there's a wealth of knowledge on here and lots of resto projects going on, chances are someone will have had a similar problem at some point.

#12 Carlos W

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 07:28 PM

http://www.theminifo...ig-information/

 

 

this isn't the one I was looking for, but it'll probably do for now. 

 

I'll keep searching



#13 Carlos W

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 07:36 PM

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 08:04 PM

My biggest tip is have patience, and lots of it, if something isn't lining up/screwing in or what ever, walk away and leave it for a while, better to come back a few hours later or the next day than break or cross thread something and cause a lot more work and frustration.

Also don't be afraid to ask questions on here or other sites, no matter how stupid you think it may be, although do have a search to see if it's already been asked, there's a wealth of knowledge on here and lots of resto projects going on, chances are someone will have had a similar problem at some point.

Thanks JCP. A cup of tea normally sorts head melting moments ha!



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Posted 21 May 2016 - 08:04 PM

http://www.theminifo...ig-information/

 

 

this isn't the one I was looking for, but it'll probably do for now. 

 

I'll keep searching

Nice one Carlos that jig picture will be a massive help. I wish i had found it before making mine!!!







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