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#1 Ben_O

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 06:31 PM

Hi all.

 

The next job is in and this time it's a 1275GT.

 

This one is not a full restoration. I will be fitting a full new floor including sills, a new toe board, a new boot floor, a new rear valance including closing panels new rear arch tubs and a new rear bulkhead.

The reason being, the entire underside has been patched and patched to a point where it can't reasonably be patched anymore.

 

Paintwork wise, we will need to repair the lower quarter panels and replace the A panels so both sides will be painted from the waist down so that we can match in the colour.

Obviously the underside and inside will be painted body colour too.

 

Here is a picture of it this morning after putting it up on axle stands and removing the wheels

 

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And then the strip down began.

 

First, the bonnet and front end components followed by the exhaust, selector box and then the brake lines were disconnected along with the handbrake cable, fuel line and the tank was removed.

 

Then the rear subframe came down

 

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It's looking a bit sorry under there

 

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With that out of the way, i turned my attention to the front subframe and engine.

 

Once i had unbolted the lower mounts on the subframe, I lowered the car down onto a pallet and supported the bottom of the subframe on some pieces of timber and set about disconnecting everything going to the engine.

 

Then i lifted the shell off of the subframe

 

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And slid the shell away

 

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And then tidied up and put the shell back

 

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Next came the doors, bootlid and glass

 

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And the interior

 

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And then the master cylinders

 

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And that's today over.

 

Monday, ill finish removing the last few bits that need to come out and then the cutting can begin.

 

Cheers

 

Ben

 

 

 

 



#2 slidehammer

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 06:37 PM

This looks like an interesting project and one I am sure will be getting your usual attention to detail. There were a lot of patches on the floor, it will be nice to see the back of all the previous bodging.



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 06:51 PM

Fantastic stuff! Looks a bit like what my one was like, but maybe not quite as bad! Will be following this one with great interest!



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 07:04 PM

Wow Ben you have achieved a lot in a day, its good to see my Mini stripped and getting ready to have the patches and Bodges removed
John


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 07:20 PM

How long do you see this taking Ben?

I'd like to bring my Cooper in for a new front end......



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 08:32 PM

No rest for the wicked mate. Took me weeks to do what you've done in a day

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 08:46 PM

Wow Ben you have achieved a lot in a day, its good to see my Mini stripped and getting ready to have the patches and Hodges removed
John

Cheers John.

 

I do need to talk to you about a few things i have found to discuss how we can deal with them. Ill do that Monday if that's ok with you.

 

Thanks

 

Ben



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 08:47 PM

How long do you see this taking Ben?

I'd like to bring my Cooper in for a new front end......

If you want to give me a call or pop down when you are near to wanting it done, we can see where we are and fit you in.

 

Cheers

 

Ben



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 08:56 PM

I don't like it..........................................I love it!!!

Always had a soft spot for a GT and glad to see another back where it belongs.......eventually restored and back on the road!

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 09:09 PM

Hi Ben,

 

I'll be watching this with interest and it'll be nice to see it when we come and pick up Jack's mini

 

JXC Mini GT has made a great choice in getting you to do the work!



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 09:21 PM

Hi Ben,

 

I'll be watching this with interest and it'll be nice to see it when we come and pick up Jack's mini

 

JXC Mini GT has made a great choice in getting you to do the work!

Thanks Darren :-)

 

This one will be a bit of a contrast to yours as the panel list is considerably bigger  O_O

 

Cheers

 

Ben



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 09:47 PM

 

Wow Ben you have achieved a lot in a day, its good to see my Mini stripped and getting ready to have the patches and Hodges removed
John

Cheers John.

 

I do need to talk to you about a few things i have found to discuss how we can deal with them. Ill do that Monday if that's ok with you.

 

Thanks

 

Ben

 

Hi Ben

 

Mondays fine to discuss what other mysteries you have found.

 

Regards

 

John



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 10:57 PM

Perfect timing - I'm just in the middle of making extremely heavy weather of replacing the floor and toeboard in my pickup so it will be great to see how a pro does it!

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 07:46 AM

This looks like it will turn out to be another one of your great builds! I will be watching this one :)



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Posted 05 November 2016 - 10:31 AM

WOW, doesn't take you long when you get your teeth into something, I'll be following this with great intrest.






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