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#16 Ben_O

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 10:53 AM

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 05:10 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

 

And it's not a full restoration :wacko:



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Posted 05 November 2016 - 07:21 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

 

And it's not a full restoration :wacko:

 

Nope, Just sorting the floors



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Posted 11 November 2016 - 06:05 PM

Ben_O,

 

I need a quick fix.......Please post more photos, automotive porn rocks!!!!



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Posted 11 November 2016 - 07:13 PM

Ben_O,

 

I need a quick fix.......Please post more photos, automotive porn rocks!!!!

I have been waiting for the panel order to turn up so there has been no progress as due to the panels that need to be replaced, i will have to do them carefully in a specific order.

 

The order turned up today so i have made a start removing the rear bulkhead.

 

Ill post up pics in a bit.

 

Cheers

 

Ben



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Posted 11 November 2016 - 07:44 PM

The panel order turned up this afternoon so work can begin.

 

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Because everything on the back end is so frail, i need to replace the panels one by one leaving myself datum points to work from. This is hard to do with some panels because there are rough patches badly welded over the top of seams and panel joins.

 

I started by cutting out the rear bulkhead and a section of the boot floor/seat pan leaving the arch tubs intact to use as a datum for the new bulkhead

 

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Next i shall put in the new bulkhead using the arch tubs as a datum and then weld the top to the rear shelf and the waist rails. Then i will be able to replace the rear arch tubs one at a time keeping everything in line as i go. Once they are in, then it will be solid enough to remove the rest of the boot floor and replace that.

 

I'm on holiday next week so progress will resume the following Monday.

 

Cheers

 

Ben



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Posted 11 November 2016 - 08:11 PM

Good to see lots of fresh metal ready to go in, enjoy your holiday.



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Posted 11 November 2016 - 08:25 PM

Good to see lots of fresh metal ready to go in, enjoy your holiday.

Thanks John.

 

Ben



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Posted 12 November 2016 - 12:00 AM

Should be lovely when done!
What sort of cost would one be looking at for this sort of work Ben?

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 11:34 AM

I hope your holiday will involve coffee and bacon sandwiches

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 11:35 AM

Should be lovely when done!
What sort of cost would one be looking at for this sort of work Ben?

Cheers, ill PM you re costings



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Posted 12 November 2016 - 07:11 PM

Very nice Ben_O, this will turn into a valuable thread for others to follow and Inspire others to follow in your footsteps, plus a nice piece of documented history for your car I would imagine.

 

Have a good hols.



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Posted 22 November 2016 - 07:44 PM

Ok, so back on the 1275GT this morning and it was time to get the new rear bulkhead in

 

Here it is mocked up and lined up using measurements and markings from the old one to get the position right

 

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I then plug welded it to the parcel shelf and seam welded both upper ends to the waist rails either side

 

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After that was done, i could remove the first of the arch tubs

 

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Again, several measurements were taken some of which can't be used as the back of the car is not square from the start after previous repairs so i will reset the panel positions to get it back to square as i go.

 

Then new one was trial fitted and measurements checked.

 

Then i plug welded it in a few places on the arch lip and to the rear bulkhead

 

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You may notice that i had to chop the end of the companion bin where it welds to the front edge of the arch tub. There were so many patches over the seam that i couldn't have saved it so a new piece will be made up to go in.

 

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I'm also going to need to replace a small section of the quarter panel on the arch lip as it is quite peppered. Ill do this after the boot floor has been replaced.

 

I have removed the arch tub from the other side ready for the new one but i seem to have failed to get a picture.

 

Ill get one tomorrow.

 

So hopefully, ill be able to get the other arch in and the remains of the boot floor out ready for the new one to go in

 

Cheers

 

Ben



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Posted 22 November 2016 - 08:11 PM

Hi Ben

 

Hope you had a good break

 

My mini seems to keep coming up with more suprises (not nice ones) for you, hopefully there are not too many more.

 

Its good to see some of the patches disappearing and being replaced with new metal.

 

Regards

John



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Posted 22 November 2016 - 08:27 PM

Hi Ben

 

Hope you had a good break

 

My mini seems to keep coming up with more suprises (not nice ones) for you, hopefully there are not too many more.

 

Its good to see some of the patches disappearing and being replaced with new metal.

 

Regards

John

Hi John,

There are a few bits that will need attention but no more work really than prepping it if it was good anyway

 

I removed a section of the old boot floor and it weighed quite a bit more than the entire new boot floor because of all the patches and filler!

 

If anything serious comes to light, ill let you know but it's all going smoothly so far.

 

Cheers

 

Ben






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