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#31 DUF2

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 10:40 AM

That floor looks a cracking fit!! Nice work.


Yes it does look good, these are Tony’s pictures. I have yet to see it in the flesh so to speak, I’ll report back when I inspect the job

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 01:49 PM

Look forward to the update :)



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Posted 24 December 2018 - 12:10 PM

Had a quick look at Duffy today
The bracing has been removed, but there is still a bit more welding to do.
I’m very pleased with what I have seen
It will need painting when all the work is finished.
The problem is we don’t know which white has been used when previously painted

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 02:42 PM

Having realised I’m not going to find the correct code for the white on Duffy, we have agreed to repaint all bar the roof.
So we have had to strip a bit more off the car, no windows now, better than having to mask around the rubber seals

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 07:18 PM

A little bit of an update. When I brought my car in for the new floor to be fitted I never expected to have to strip it down as far as this!
The doors have been fully stripped, the window glass has all been removed. The headlining has a ho,e above the interior mirror when a roof mounted aerial has been fitted, so I feel a new headlining will be needed. Better to fit is now with all the glass out.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:08 PM

Duffy is now in the paint booth at Derwenthaugh Motors, awaiting it’s fresh coat of Old English White paint to be applied.
It is looking good, many thanks to Tony, Karen & Jonny Chrisp.
I will have to be very careful I don’t scratch it whilst re assembling the car!

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:34 PM

At last the finished paint job.
Many thanks to Derwenthaugh Motors, Tony Chrisp, Karen & Jonny Chrisp for doing an excellent job and putting up with me for the last few weeks.
The car looks great, and before anyone says it, the bits behind the radiator grille will be blacked out!
I’m very pleased with the finished result and really happy I opted for the Old English White, it is much more “period” than the Pepper White we had been thinking of.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:12 PM

That looks great, and the old English white was the perfect choice. Really suits the shape :)

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:33 PM

That looks great, and the old English white was the perfect choice. Really suits the shape :)


Yes the Old English White looks much better than the previous white paint. I am pleased we chose Old English White.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:47 PM

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Great job, it looks brilliant - I'm at the dirty sanding off the old topcoat stage so seeing your completed project is a good piece of encouragement!



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:36 AM

Does look good  =]



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:12 PM

Looks lovely!

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 05:49 PM

Sorry I have not posted much of late.
I’m slowly rebuilding Duffy after the new floor went in.
One of the things I had to do was to make up a bracket to support the rod gear change. Another job was to re size the hole in t6e tunnel for the gear lever, I have fixed the plate on with pop rivets rather than weld the plate in.
I have also been fitting sound deadening to the bulkhead in an attempt to quieten the car a bit. It is a long time since I drove a Mini but know they can be a tad noisy!
The roll pins on the gear selector rod were difficult to install, the one on the gear lever end was not too bad, but the one on the rod coming out of the box has been a right sod, the pin still is not all the way home. I won’t relish trying to remove it when I remover the engine & box!
Bugger, just checked, the pics have not come in the correct order, anyway you folks know hat I’m talking about.

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 06:01 PM

One thing I was disappointed about was the dash rails on the passenger side. The vinyl covering was rather untidy, so I thought I would replace this whilst the windows were out. Look what I found when I removed the vinyl!!

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 06:12 PM

I managed to source some dash rail from a guy breaking a Mini shell, so I cut out the rust and let 2 new pieces in.

I have also installed the battery cable, brake & fuel lines inside the car, just in case I ever do anything competitive with the car.

I also removed the exhaust manifold and wrapped it, having ground off all the lumpy bits first.
I was not happy with the fuel pump being so close to the unwrapped manifold.

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