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#481 Homersimpson

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Posted 27 April 2020 - 02:05 PM

 

That looks stunning, are you just having a chrome trim on the wheel arches?

 

Thanks its nice to get peoples feed back..yes i'm just going with single arch trim as apposed to the deluxe version..found this much easier to fit..

 

Thats excellent, I couldn't quite make it out on the photos.  I think no arches and chrome trim looks awesome a mini, i've always tried to avoid arches where I can get away without them.



#482 wingnut

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Posted 27 April 2020 - 03:11 PM

This just looks so right and the colour combination is fantastic



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Posted 28 April 2020 - 11:01 AM

This just looks so right and the colour combination is fantastic

Thanks the colours work well ..i have some sign writing going on So that will also compliment  the overall look im after..



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Posted 05 May 2020 - 04:26 PM

Been a while but making progress ish...had a weeping calliper so had to strip and discovered a slither of metal behind inner seal !..also my rad decided it wanted to leak..so wipped it out and replaced...and gave the van a small ride to work to have a look at the geometry set up...

 

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#485 KTS

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Posted 05 May 2020 - 05:16 PM

hadn't noticed before just how nicely the wheels tie in with the roof

 

clutch flexi is looking a bit tight ?

 

is that another mini peeking out from behind the curtain in the background ?



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Posted 05 May 2020 - 08:28 PM

hadn't noticed before just how nicely the wheels tie in with the roof

 

clutch flexi is looking a bit tight ?

 

is that another mini peeking out from behind the curtain in the background ?

 

hadn't noticed before just how nicely the wheels tie in with the roof

 

clutch flexi is looking a bit tight ?

 

is that another mini peeking out from behind the curtain in the background ?

Nice to see it in another environment and how the colour changes around different structures...as for the clutch pipe I agree in the pic it does look tight but its bending away which you cant see at this angle...Story about the mini behind is a project taken on by graduates to learn how to restore a classic car in there spare time



#487 simpsonsclassics

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Posted 06 May 2020 - 06:04 AM

This Van is absolutely stunning, nice work!



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Posted 16 May 2020 - 03:42 PM

Geometry suitably set ..next job is to start filling the big holes in the shape of some doors.....

 

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 04:53 PM

any issues with front & rear alignments or was it all pretty square to start with ?

 

what's the normal setup with the rear hinges - i'm assuming brass balls are an upgrade (..unless it's some kind of personal statement  :ohno: )



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Posted 16 May 2020 - 06:04 PM

@KTS Alignment went ok and pretty square  to start with ..had to make a couple of tweaks main issue I had was camber ..nowhere near enough so I have some on car adjustable ones to fit to sort that..Hinges are a busy set up considering..the brass ball is part of the new pin kit..most tend to paint the whole hinge body colour including bolts but I wanted to keep all components onatural much nicer to look at..


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Posted 17 May 2020 - 05:17 PM

What a stunning van!  I'm just looking to have one fitted with the Ecoboost engine.  Whats the paint colour you've used?  



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Posted 21 May 2020 - 06:33 PM

All doors on and hanging nicely...and had a visit from a man with hidden talents...

 

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 06:36 PM

😎👍

#494 alex-95

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 06:48 PM

This is looking superb!!



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Posted 21 May 2020 - 07:53 PM

absolutely mint mate nice one






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