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#31 Vinay-RS

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 02:32 PM

The roof damage is hectic. Can that be repaired? Surely it'd be easier to just replace it with new steel since that panel has huge holes in it too. 



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 02:36 PM

The roof damage is hectic. Can that be repaired? Surely it'd be easier to just replace it with new steel since that panel has huge holes in it too. 

Ive seen worse which is why im open to opinions and indeed photographic reference



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 05:01 PM

It can be repaired but it's a difficult and time consuming repair to get right so prepare for high cost



#34 miniireland

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 05:17 PM

It can be repaired but it's a difficult and time consuming repair to get right so prepare for high cost

Thanks Ben, have you any photos of a roof skin change you could pop on here for reference or even mail me 



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 07:31 PM

 

It can be repaired but it's a difficult and time consuming repair to get right so prepare for high cost

Thanks Ben, have you any photos of a roof skin change you could pop on here for reference or even mail me 

 

I don't currently but have a job provisionally lined up for March that will be having a new roof skin 



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:47 PM

Have back in the day fitted a few Mini roof skins ! including a van one  

having said that the van also needed a side panel at the same time, it 

is a lot of work cleaning the old rover weld in the gutter,allthough not

sure whether the Inocenti was roller welded, have also made a fibreglass

roof for a Autocross Mini.Maybe as suggested elsewhere a full length

webasto would not look out of place on this, I like the car by the way

and personally think it needs a nice restoration job IMO.

Unfortunately back then it was just another repair job never took photos.

 

Best of luck



#37 miniireland

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 10:00 PM

Cheers for the comments Ill have a good look over it when the weather improves

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 01:20 PM

What a cool build! I would just replace the roof with a new skin, i am sure you could keep the patina look with that, but quickest nicest way would be get a roof for it.



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 03:30 PM

Thanks buddy yeah I’m on the look out for a skin

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:31 PM

Mirrors arrived today and I had the brackets already bought, Im not sure about the chrome, I might go for satin

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:37 PM

I pretty much know the direction Im heading with the car now so its time to start putting it all together, Ive a few nice bits knocking about , my main priority is the roof and then onto the suspension converting the 4 hydrolastic corners to dry and setting up the geometry so this is where my next chapter starts, if anyone has converted hydrolastic to dry please feel free to post here and let me know what direction to take

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 02:36 PM

Just a dig around the boot, Beautifully original with no accident damage and all lines and panels still pretty much in line after 47 years, simplicity at its best ...
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