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#31 jamesquintin

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 07:10 AM

I had this on mine:

 

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What I should have also done is have a couple of plates sitting near the ends of the crossmember (where the hole on the top is) then weld a bar down to it. That way when you offer the new floor up, it will but up against those plates and you know its the right height.

 

Don't remove the door steps until the floor is back in! remove the sills and grid down the flange so its just eh door step/rear quarter left, as that gives you another point to clamp up the floor to.

 

Make sure you buy the full injection floor! (yes its expensive)

 

I also gave up trying to separate the companion bins and ended up buying new...

 

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 04:05 PM

Looking forward to seeing the progress to this as i have just purchased a project which needs some welding,brilliant job so far!!!

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 04:33 PM

perfect thanks for that Q! just what I wanted to know.

 

im ordering the full floor without heelboard and cross member not to bad on price without all the little bits like handbrake mount etc...save about £350

 

im going to try and save the bins only because I have now welded the new boot floor to it lol ( note to self, try and think ahead )



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Posted 03 October 2018 - 04:42 PM

had some spare time today at lunch so made a start on the sound proofing...

 

I have used "silent coat" which I must admit seems great stuff! sticks like **** on a blanket and has stoped the boot floor from tinging. it now just kinda thuds.

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#35 jamesquintin

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 04:50 PM

perfect thanks for that Q! just what I wanted to know.

 

im ordering the full floor without heelboard and cross member not to bad on price without all the little bits like handbrake mount etc...save about £350

 

im going to try and save the bins only because I have now welded the new boot floor to it lol ( note to self, try and think ahead )

 

you will 100% regret that with all the welding, grinding and shouting you'll do ;)

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 08:42 PM

I have made a start on the floor..

 

bracing is complete and I have made a hole....annnnd thats it.

 

in other news though I have taken the rear window out, and to my surprise zero rust!!

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 03:59 PM

progress on the floor/sill removal 

 

 

turns out there was an oversill just welded straight over the old one. made it a lot harder to remove...

 

 

 

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:45 AM

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 08:02 AM

Hi,

I bet that makes them a lot easier to move around!

Cheers  :proud:



#40 Harryrothers93

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 08:24 AM

almost pulled something getting them out! not saying they are light now aha! but a huge weight reduction for sure



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 12:53 PM

Good Lord! No wonder a RR weighs the same as an Elephant after a heavy meal.

#42 Harryrothers93

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 07:49 PM

new floor arrival..

 

possibly regret not getting the full floor with xmember/outersills/heel board etc

 

only because I have now ruined the old x member getting the floor out, and patching the heel board has been a nightmare.

 

 

Q you were right! and an "I told you so" is welcome lol

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#43 jamesquintin

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 11:46 AM

I told you so



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:20 PM

small update..

 

I will be spending all weekend on the car, today I managed to get most of the prep work ready for the new floor to go in tomorrow.

 

I have seem welded round the left subframe mounting plate but if you look at the right hand side I think its past it and will require some patch work!

 

good news though I have picked up some new shoes for the mini. :) so that being said does anyone have any suggestions on arches for 13x7 wheels?

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 05:14 PM

very long day, but... the mother ******* floor is in!

 

 

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