Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

2000 Cooper Driving Resto


  • Please log in to reply
194 replies to this topic

#151 Harryrothers93

Harryrothers93

    Mini Mad

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 141 posts
  • Location: cumbria

Posted 30 June 2019 - 02:22 PM

Good work! Get some zinc rich primer underneath the scuttle too! Especially where you've welded! That's a prime area for them to start going.

thanks, im way a head of you ;) if I put much more in there I reckon she would be front heavy haha



#152 1330RG

1330RG

    Mini Mad

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 185 posts
  • Location: southampton

Posted 04 July 2019 - 10:52 PM

Coming along well, be back on the road in no time

#153 Harryrothers93

Harryrothers93

    Mini Mad

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 141 posts
  • Location: cumbria

Posted 08 July 2019 - 05:34 PM

update time guys.

 

 

not much to explain just welding and painting...

 

 

AJKWdhg.jpg

 

QGiDn2a.jpg

 

 

meE2Xbj.jpg

 

 

FzGqWEV.jpg

 

 

Wk8GQWf.jpg

 

 

uHCMNvD.jpg

 

HkqE4fn.jpg

 

7YITdST.jpg

 

nAxuDk7.jpg

 

o9po9Jt.jpg

 

Z8hokDX.jpg

 

 

then back on to the jig

 

2Aoubuq.jpg

 

cUm4XDd.jpg

 

Wg8shel.jpg

 

wApb6qH.jpg

 

DETpxkb.jpg

 

QkPPl5m.jpg

 

4gLpQpE.jpg

 

oaPrP4Y.jpg

 

8TmDh9t.jpg

 

xuAlfm6.jpg

 



#154 Junior Mini

Junior Mini

    Mini Mad

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 258 posts

Posted 09 July 2019 - 08:01 PM

Nice, very rewarding getting the front end on 😁

#155 Harryrothers93

Harryrothers93

    Mini Mad

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 141 posts
  • Location: cumbria

Posted 13 July 2019 - 12:23 PM

nothing much to show, only thing I have done this week is make a start on the front subframe welding ready for powder coating 

 

nxU1Y7W.jpg

 

VuxK8l7.jpg

 

5tCAhnw.jpg

 

TGfP7Vg.jpg

 

i7czHOR.jpg

 

OdWrh98.jpg

 

8vq7e85.jpg

 

a1tlisr.jpg

 

 



#156 Ben Rose

Ben Rose

    Mini Mad

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 122 posts
  • Location: Preston, Lancashire

Posted 02 August 2019 - 10:53 AM

Great work. I've got all this to come. Hadn't considered a rotary jig for my restore but maybe I need one.

Sorry if I'm hijacking your thread a bit but can you advise the floor space you need for one to work?

I dont have the biggest garage in the world.

#157 Harryrothers93

Harryrothers93

    Mini Mad

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 141 posts
  • Location: cumbria

Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:47 PM

Great work. I've got all this to come. Hadn't considered a rotary jig for my restore but maybe I need one.

Sorry if I'm hijacking your thread a bit but can you advise the floor space you need for one to work?

I dont have the biggest garage in the world.

thanks mate, you seem to be getting on well with yours! ( I'm going to be using some of your thread for reference when my rebuild happens ) haha

 

the jig only goes about 2 foot past the rear and front end, height is about 6foot to top of car once spinning 

 

I would highly recommend if you have lots of welding, is also good for painting the underneath/stone chipping 



#158 Harryrothers93

Harryrothers93

    Mini Mad

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 141 posts
  • Location: cumbria

Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:57 PM

small update, not much has happened ( work commitments )

 

 

 

floor prep getting ready for stone chip 

 

EYrCRko.jpg

 

 

1RNoKf0.jpg

 

 

HIYMQkv.jpg

 

 

rNL13Xk.jpg

 

 

EaBBvOH.jpg

 

cFeMDkj.jpg

 

 

YyVN6Sb.jpg

 

bqbi43P.jpg

 

zjeFzie.jpg

 

TYKT2eP.jpg

 



#159 Steve220

Steve220

    Up Into Fourth

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,935 posts
  • Location: Shropshire
  • Local Club: RAF Mini Club

Posted 05 August 2019 - 05:12 PM

Great progress!

#160 Ben Rose

Ben Rose

    Mini Mad

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 122 posts
  • Location: Preston, Lancashire

Posted 05 August 2019 - 07:07 PM


Great work. I've got all this to come. Hadn't considered a rotary jig for my restore but maybe I need one.

Sorry if I'm hijacking your thread a bit but can you advise the floor space you need for one to work?

I dont have the biggest garage in the world.

thanks mate, you seem to be getting on well with yours! ( I'm going to be using some of your thread for reference when my rebuild happens ) haha

the jig only goes about 2 foot past the rear and front end, height is about 6foot to top of car once spinning

I would highly recommend if you have lots of welding, is also good for painting the underneath/stone chipping

Spot on, cheers mate. Should fit the garage. Your progress looks great. Definitely referring to this thread when I start the body work. Keep up the good work and updates.

#161 jamesquintin

jamesquintin

    One Carb Or Two?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 837 posts
  • Location: Harlow

Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:04 PM

what paint are you using...?

 

Q
 



#162 Harryrothers93

Harryrothers93

    Mini Mad

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 141 posts
  • Location: cumbria

Posted 08 August 2019 - 05:32 AM

https://www.rust.co....om-421-grey--36

 

 

 

really good stuff, goes on nice and easy and is toughest paint I have ever used. ( sanding is the only down side because of this ) 100% non porous 

 

 

recommend highly 



#163 Harryrothers93

Harryrothers93

    Mini Mad

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 141 posts
  • Location: cumbria

Posted 08 September 2019 - 04:22 PM

A job I have been putting off for a while, mainly because I thought I messed up on the measurements.

 

 

So here it is. The final bit of welding to my mini shell. FINALLY!

 

 

first I offered up the rear subframe to get an idea of where the corner heel repair panel should go.

 

SftWLKH.jpg

 

 

HoNK03l.jpg

 

 

cHGiY3z.jpg

 

 

after I got everything lined up and looking pretty spot on, I tacked the repair piece in (sorry forgot to picture)

removed the subframe and fully welded it in 

 

aBS6t2E.jpg

 

 

jEMhSkW.jpg

 

and then add some primer and you end up with this 

 

 

PZ9eEGB.jpg

 

 



#164 Ben Rose

Ben Rose

    Mini Mad

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 122 posts
  • Location: Preston, Lancashire

Posted 08 September 2019 - 04:25 PM

Great pictures again. Really helps me get an idea of what I'm about to face.

#165 Harryrothers93

Harryrothers93

    Mini Mad

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 141 posts
  • Location: cumbria

Posted 08 September 2019 - 04:29 PM

Great pictures again. Really helps me get an idea of what I'm about to face.

no problem. I'm gonna be using yours, so call it even. haha






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Mini Spares