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#1 yannick de brabander

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 07:31 PM

Hi,

 

Im Yannick from Belgium,

im 25 and I want to share the restauration of my 1275 gt wich I bought couple years ago.

I was always looking to other people on this forum, and since you inspired me with many sweet ideas, I desided to try and do the same for and with you!

I started already some weeks ago, but I hesitated to make a post, but I guess, it's never to late!

Here yet couple of pics from how I bought him till the state its currently in:

 

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Here the car was still running completelly perfect

 

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My little workshop (under construction)

 

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Current state, only subframes need to be removed, and I can start working on that body :D

 

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Few of the bits ordered so far!

 

engine specifications:

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I do hope with this post that I will find answers on some of my question during the build...

I am not a specialist in many ways of view, but with you people on my side and the fact im really motivated to get it as light and as perfect handling as possible,

I might succeed in my goals.

 

Thank you and see you soon, Yannick "The Gasket"


Edited by yannick de brabander, 26 February 2017 - 03:11 PM.


#2 giannoutsos

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 08:45 PM

Hi Yannich,
This looks like a good base to start your restoration, I do like your garage, think you got enough space?
I also like your taste in parts.
Good luck with the resto.
John

#3 yannick de brabander

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 05:32 PM

Hi Yannich,
This looks like a good base to start your restoration, I do like your garage, think you got enough space?
I also like your taste in parts.
Good luck with the resto.
John

Hi John,

 

Thank you for ur support!

About the space i was hesitating aswell in the beginning, but i got like 100m² upstairs of that to store all old parts,

So i don't worry about it no more :D

I will make picture of the rest of the space wich i got as fast I am goiing back there, but sadly enough monday i was getting some huge pain in my spine,

So I desided to take off this week, and try to recover from that :D

Atleast now I got time to order few extra bits....

 

Regards Gasket



#4 yannick de brabander

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 05:37 PM

Maybe someone got an idea where to get such seats? or is it custom 1 time job?

I heard was JEF fabrications or someting like that, but don't know if there is anyone closer willing to fabricate 1 or 2 seats like that :D

 

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Regards Gasket



#5 yannick de brabander

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 09:18 PM

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Jig arrived,

 

 

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now loads of silicone to remove

 

 

 

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and when I am getting tired of that for a moment I can still premount my suspension parts :D

 

 

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meanwhile tires and rims are also already

 

 


Edited by yannick de brabander, 10 December 2016 - 09:24 PM.


#6 yannick de brabander

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 09:39 PM

Was a good and boring day :D (like most when taking out sealant and sealant, and more sealant...)

So i decided to start cutting some parts out

All wich is not needed will eventually go out anyway ^^

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I think when working on that body, I should just take my time, and perhaps, do piece by piece, step by step.

Anyone got a tip about how to best remove the sealant?

I now use a sharp knife to cut it away...

 

Thanks in advance :D

regards Gasket



#7 yannick de brabander

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:48 AM

Did some more work on the floor latelly,

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also i added a heater, to make it a bit more comfortable :D

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when I was to frozen to use my grinder the other day,

decided to work on my suspension components for a moment

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im not sure if there shouldnt be any spacer between the bearing from the front upraight and the aluminum of the hub wich is fitted on the braking disc :/ .

I really got my doubts on that, since clearance right now is so minimal...

When im back from xmas holiday in couple of days, ill take a closer look at it again, perhaps with some better pictures...

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think next thing ill do when im back its finishing the complete floor, and starting then to make my front subframe lighter

got the drills ready anyway :D

+ needs also some welding on the front anti rollbar etc.

 

If I don't hear u before xmas anymore, Merry Xmas to all theminiforum members, and talk to you soon :)

 

regards The Gasket

 

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#8 yannick de brabander

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 06:48 PM

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Loaded the engine aswell, will drop him off at specialist components for the bmw conversion :D

really looking forward to meet them and discust final specifications in the beginning of january :D

 



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 07:58 PM

Ok, some time has past by,

I didn't take the time to post on a high level rate, since I was spending much time to get as much paint of as possible,

each night like 1 or 2 houres after staying outside whole day for work ^^

Like many of you will probably understand that.

 

current state:

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I also recieved parts of my aluminum rollcage:

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I also dropped of my engine at specialist components first week of january.

Seems like they know well what they are doiing, and I can't wait for them to send it back in the specs I wanted to :D

 

Next job on the list before I gonna work more on the body, I need to build some kind of dust-stopper-wall around the car, since my dad, getting mad of it.

Someting I completelly understand ^^

 

Regards,

 

The Gasket



#10 yannick de brabander

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 02:45 PM

Hi all,

 

Have been working on the body just a little last 2 weeks..

Was bad weather in belgium,

And my dad's choice was to keep working in that ... so I was to exhausted to work late nights on the mini.

 

Here some of the pics while dimple dying the rear seat

 

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next job on the list is remove more unnecessary metals, to get things more light :D

anyone perhaps got an idea how far I can cut away the rear shelf and still keep it solid enough?

 

Regards,

Gasket

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Edited by yannick de brabander, 27 February 2017 - 08:13 PM.


#11 slyrmini

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 10:18 AM

Awesome!



#12 johnR

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 09:34 PM

What fuel tank will you use? Normally the rear seat back is protection from possible fuel spillage?
The body looks to be in great condition.

#13 Jase

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 09:07 PM

How did I miss this thread, looks amazing. How are you getting on with the project?







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