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#16 Mat

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 07:57 PM

Not much done, started stripping the engine bay for some new paint.

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Quite like the look with no front bumper, can't decide whether to take it off or not though.

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:01 PM

Had half an hour this evening, so did a little investigating. Took the wheels off, to find Gaz dampers and hilos-nice. Needs new brake discs and a good clean up all round, but so far 'scruffy but solid' is proving fairly accurate. Ideas on cleaning headlinings? Or is this one too far gone?


 

 

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Huh. Looks like I can embed photos from my laptop- I'll do that tomorrow.

 

Edit: Fixed :P

Looks like you may have bent the tie bar with your jack.

 

Maybe best to jack it under the centre of the subframe where the bottom arm fits.



#18 Mat

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 05:47 AM

It looks like it doesn't it. I double checked after taking the photo; think it's just an optical illusion. It'll all be changed for adjustable items before it sees the road anyway!

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 07:02 PM

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Got a coat of paint onto the engine bay today, after a good sand and wire brush. Next is painting the subframe, then the engine will go in. Please ignore the shocking wiring; it won't last long!

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:02 AM

Engine is in! Just need to work out the wiring, fit carb/exhaust, radiator etc. Then onto the next bit- can't decide what that is yet.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 05:05 PM

Nice - if I ever finish the pickup an elf or hornet is the next Mini shaped ich I'd like to scratch

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:32 AM

Thanks, Ive always liked them- something a little different. Ive taken the engine out again for cleaning and some paint; it looked terrible being so manky in a freshly painted engine bay.

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 06:54 AM

Had a little bit of time today so played with a few bits; mocking up and making a bracket for the reversing lamp- 10p from eBay! Also lined up the Rokee dash- the wood is not staying, Im not a fan of wood and this is pretty scruffy.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:47 PM

Ive been playing! Reversing light is now fixed on, fitted some new mirrors- probably a bit marmite these, but I love them. Also found a washer bottle from a tractor that Ill mount under the dash, with the filler neck in the heater hose aperture in the bulkhead.

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 01:37 PM

This looks like a great little build i have always wanted to get my hands on one of these.



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Posted 01 November 2017 - 03:52 PM

I like those mirrors  =]



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:18 PM

I like those mirrors  =]


Thanks, Ive never seen them anywhere else so quite chuffed to have found them.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:19 PM

This looks like a great little build i have always wanted to get my hands on one of these.


Thanks, its lovely having something to tinker with that doesnt have to take me to work the next day. Build is probably a strong term; Im just pissing about compared to some others!




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