Good evening all.
With the MG Midget virtually complete, It's time to start looking at the next job.
This time it is a 1968 Mini Cooper S mk2 and is in for inner and outer sills.
I had put it down for inner sills, outer sills, jacking points, flitch repairs, heel board ends and closing panels as well as possibly A panels (inner and outer) to allow access to the flitches for repair.
That estimate was prepared before I saw the car so the first thing I need to do is partially strip it to see exactly what I am dealing with and amend the quote accordingly.
First up was to remove the interior
The inner sills and flitches have been repaired before to quite a low standard and it is fitted with cover sills
All of that will be going in favour of new.
The next job was to remove the rear subframe to see if the entire heelboard needed replacing or just the ends
With everything disconnected, I unbolted the trunnions which came apart quite easily. It never ceases to amaze me what people think are acceptable fixings for the subframes
From this trunnion
Came these bolts
Neither were screwed into anything really and just pried out with a flat screwdriver..
And then the frame came down
The heel board is pretty crusty so will be replaced entirely I think
The front flitches are the standard affair so the bad bits will be cut out and new metal let seamlessly in
The steps are a bit suspect with plenty of filler so ill have to clean them back and see what is left and then make a decision on whether to replace those too.
The boot floor holds a few surprises so i will let the customer decide what he wants to do with them.
And lastly, the subframe has had some plates added on the bottom either side that are not fully welded.
A decision shall have to be made about what to do with this. It should be an MOT failure but checking the MOT history, it has not been mentioned.
This is all for now as the quote will need to be amended and any additional work agreed and then parts will need to be ordered.
Edited by Ben_O, 09 November 2017 - 07:47 PM.