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#16 Thelowrider

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:27 PM

I usually start at one end and work forward from there.

  

That’s a good idea and was my original thought but then decided it best to do the floor first working from the bottom up but I think I will be working from the front of the mini backwards as that’s where the majority of the rust is

I worked from the boot forwards. Got my eye in on the bits that don't get seen very much

 

I think that’s he best way working your way from one end to the other, I’m going to work front to back on this occassion as that’s where my spit is attached to, as the toebard is a tad shady so want to get that structurally sound before making progress on the main floor.

 

Nice project, will follow this. Love the title. The shell seems rusty in all the usual places but in my years of looking at restoration threads, it's the first time I see rust under the rear side window!


Progress will be slow and steady but got to do this in stages and fit it in and around family life etc.

Yeah the title still makes me laugh everytime I read it when my partner said it as soon as I turned up at home with it

Yeah it’s definately an unusual place for it to go, I know that the chap I got it off said the previous owner had it stored outside against a wall or bush or something so I guess it just built up over time?

My main concern with the shell is the upper part of the bulkhead are rotten just trying to make a decision on what to do with that.
 
My only advice is don't stress with deadlines and such. The whole point is to have fun, right? I got two kids , the Mini is far from finished. When I bought the car to restore it ten years ago I didn't even have a girlfriend... let's say car projects are not priorities in life

You literally have just hit the nail on the head! I also have 2 kids 2 and 4 and I’m hoping one day (My eldest has already said she wants to help with mummy’s car) that when it’s ready for assembly the kids can help to make it even more special for the missus.

I’m liking this forum already having been on a few other car forums this already seems to have an excellent atmosphere from like minded individuals!

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:39 AM

 

This looks a top project and very easy can be saved, I look forward to seeing some fresh metal going in..


Hopefully I’ll get some time on it this weekend, I’ll try and get some more pictures of all the areas that need sorting and go from there then next step is to try and decide where I’m going to make a start.

Floor or both a posts?

If anyone is reading this and has advice please fire away!

 

I am starting with the A post on ours as I feel having a solid frame for the floors is the way to go but I am sure both ways work as seen on here..



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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:11 AM

This looks a top project and very easy can be saved, I look forward to seeing some fresh metal going in..


Hopefully I’ll get some time on it this weekend, I’ll try and get some more pictures of all the areas that need sorting and go from there then next step is to try and decide where I’m going to make a start.

Floor or both a posts?

If anyone is reading this and has advice please fire away!
I am starting with the A post on ours as I feel having a solid frame for the floors is the way to go but I am sure both ways work as seen on here..

Yes that sounds like the best way to do it and I think your right.

I’m going to tackle the toeboard this weekend as that’s where my spit is braced to and want to make sure the strength is back there then it’s both flitch panels check strap repair panels and inner a post repair panels to sort that issue out.

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 08:34 PM

So i didn't get much time at the weekend to make a start on the toeboard but I have made a start on cutting the front end off as I will be running a fibreglass front end on it.

 

I managed to get an Arc angel 2 piece fibreglass front end off Ebay, which i ended up trading the bonnet that came with the car and cash for.

 

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Just some progress pictures of the front end and the hidden rust!

 

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Also spent abit more time removing the last pieces of interior. Column, column bracket, lower dash rail, pedal box and accelerator pedal.

 

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#20 Thelowrider

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:58 PM

Right so my second order of panels has arrived

 

Can anyone guess whats in the box?  :lol:

 

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A fair few panels to address issues on both N/S & O/S A posts

 

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If anybody has done the A posts before is reading this, I'm probably over thinking it but is it worth getting a spot welder to do these? or will the old drill a hole and fill with weld as I would normally?



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Posted Yesterday, 05:53 AM

Nice one, that looks the same as my last order haha, those door steps are great panels very impressed with them.



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Posted Yesterday, 06:01 AM

Nice one, that looks the same as my last order haha, those door steps are great panels very impressed with them.


How are you going about spotting them together?

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Posted Yesterday, 11:32 AM

Have a look at my Wedding car build thread, you will see the holes I have punched I am plug welding it all together, there is a guy on youtube called Sean C he does a few videos on the area as well they are worth a watch.



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Posted Yesterday, 06:24 PM

Have a look at my Wedding car build thread, you will see the holes I have punched I am plug welding it all together, there is a guy on youtube called Sean C he does a few videos on the area as well they are worth a watch.


fab! I shall have a look unless you would be so kind to pop a link on here for me :thumbsup:

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