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#1 hardtop

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 08:51 PM

Bought this mini of a mate who had it for a good few years, in short he bought another mini that was already on the road, and this came my way.

 

It was running and rolling just waiting for a decision on the roof and paint or so i thought.

 

After chipping of the filler off the roof, as a sunroof hole had been filled in, i decided to replace the whole roof.

 

Now it was time to look over the rest of the car 

 

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with those patches and patches to the seat base and the boot floor had a have already welded in, 

 

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time to wield the grinder and cut it out properly

 

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just have to wait for some parts to arrive then i can start welding



#2 minimissions

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 06:49 AM

This looks like a big resto, keep the pics coming it looks a great project :)



#3 hardtop

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 03:55 PM

i love the smell of filler and rust in the morning

 

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both wheel arches removed, new rear quarters and rear panel arrived yesterday, i'll pick up the new boot floor tomorrow



#4 hardtop

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 04:11 PM

started playing with the boot floor, rear subframe strengthening plates welded on, got various holes to weld up and drop in the battery box

 

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#5 sonikk4

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 10:30 PM

Those first pictures reminded me so much of my lads car Project Erm, patchwork quilt central.



#6 hardtop

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 04:31 PM

can't easily see the pictures for ERM

 

anyway more adjusting on the floor, loom tabs, some holes welded up and corner bits for the battery box

 

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#7 steve m

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:41 PM

Looks like mine



#8 slidehammer

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 10:28 PM

Be nice seeing a large area of sound metal going in, great boast to a project. Good luck with it.



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:00 PM

fitting the battery box to the floor, fits like a glove!!! in all honesty i've seen lots of people modifying these to fit

 

before

 

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and after

 

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ordered some heritage wheel arches after looking at some others, and concluded neither fit well but heritage should be made from better steel as i felt a warm glow inside knowing where my recycled bean cans go when modifying the battery box

 

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:07 PM

can't easily see the pictures for ERM
 
anyway more adjusting on the floor, loom tabs, some holes welded up and corner bits for the battery box
 
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We suffered the dreaded Photobucket fiasco but the pictures should be visible

#11 hardtop

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:56 PM

i was using chrome and the photobucket fix did not work, ditched that and wet back to opera and i can see the photos fine now :)

 

we have had the change more or less the same panels



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 10:54 AM

How did you get your battery box to fit ? I'm having the same problem.

 

I can't get mine right, did you cut and weld it ?



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 08:28 PM

I know it is a bit late to say this after you have already bought it, but I used an M-Machine battery box and the fit was very good. That will fit with a bit of hammer and dolly work on the flanges. Good luck with the Mini



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 09:16 PM

How did you get your battery box to fit ? I'm having the same problem.

 

I can't get mine right, did you cut and weld it ?

 

I ended up doing that with Project Erm. Nowhere near the contour of the floor.



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 09:24 PM

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