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#46 Jgguinness

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 09:50 PM

Wow. That's a lot of white filler dust :)
Interesting to see the deseaming welds. Didn't realize that was a thing.

Unfortunately yes, don’t know why you’d want to deseam a Mini but each to their own.

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 07:43 PM

I would probably get those tyres removed before selling the wheels. Looking at the date codes it looks like they're from the 90s. Wouldn't want to risk the new owner using them on the road. 

 

Good luck with the project though. Following with interest.   



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Posted 25 September 2018 - 09:07 PM

That looks like mine did around the A post and floor. It’s a voyage of rot discovery, I started with the floor replacement and then onto the boot which I didn’t think needed replacing. If I did it again I would start at the boot and work forward.
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Posted 25 September 2018 - 11:41 PM

That looks like mine did around the A post and floor. It’s a voyage of rot discovery, I started with the floor replacement and then onto the boot which I didn’t think needed replacing. If I did it again I would start at the boot and work forward.
Good luck.

Thanks for your reply, out of curiosity why would you start at the rear and work forward?

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 11:42 PM

No updates yet, work has got in the way. Hence still being up at 12:41am.

Will resume soon, although at Dubs in’t Dales this weekend with the lads.

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 11:45 PM

I would probably get those tyres removed before selling the wheels. Looking at the date codes it looks like they're from the 90s. Wouldn't want to risk the new owner using them on the road. 
 
Good luck with the project though. Following with interest.

Yes I’ll check them out thanks. The tyres on the Wellers are old but the tyres on the new wheels are around 2007 I think.

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 08:06 PM

That looks like mine did around the A post and floor. It’s a voyage of rot discovery, I started with the floor replacement and then onto the boot which I didn’t think needed replacing. If I did it again I would start at the boot and work forward.
Good luck.

Thanks for your reply, out of curiosity why would you start at the rear and work forward?

Floors and boot are easier to do on rollover jig. The car is also shorter to handle and less chance of damaging front panels.

The car also needs to be off the jig to set the front correctly (gleaned from many posts on here).

It is however personal choice.

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 11:28 PM

That looks like mine did around the A post and floor. It’s a voyage of rot discovery, I started with the floor replacement and then onto the boot which I didn’t think needed replacing. If I did it again I would start at the boot and work forward.
Good luck.

Thanks for your reply, out of curiosity why would you start at the rear and work forward?

Floors and boot are easier to do on rollover jig. The car is also shorter to handle and less chance of damaging front panels.

The car also needs to be off the jig to set the front correctly (gleaned from many posts on here).

It is however personal choice.

Good idea. The rear seams need reintegrating along with boot floor, mind you so do rear arch tubs, and with the shock tops in the mix it may need some thought.




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