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#16 nicklouse

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 09:23 PM

Not a lot done tonight with not being able to get to the container this week. But I have convinced the girl friend to let me bring some bits home to work on at the table/ in the garden. So tonight I cut the subframe mounts off the old subframe and painstakingly removed old bushes. Then gave them a clean up with a wire wheel on a grinder and a lick of paint.

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ahh you have the wrong rear subframe bush kit then you need MS44.



#17 Mini_Mad_Manx_Man

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 10:02 PM

FFS


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#18 Mini_Mad_Manx_Man

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 10:06 PM

ahh you have the wrong rear subframe bush kit then you need MS44.

 

 

Just realised that!! I order a post 1976 rear subframe mounting kit for my 1986 mini subframe that is actually fitted with pre 1976 front mounts. Just ordering replacement parts for kit now. It's just two more short 5/16" bolts and four more small size bushes required for converting this kit right? Other parts are the same?



#19 nicklouse

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 10:27 PM

all interchangable except for the bush and mounts.



#20 Mini_Mad_Manx_Man

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 06:09 AM

all interchangable except for the bush and mounts.


Ok thanks I've order 8 polly bushes instead... in orange 😏

#21 Mini_Mad_Manx_Man

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:30 PM

Just a quick update tonight, bushes turned up for rear subframe today but still no resin!! Which is probably for the best. (I'm on a container ban this week as my girl friend has had me working on the garden.) And if it was here I'd only be itching to get out there. But that doesn't mean I haven't been doing anything mini related just not as much as I'd like. So here's a few pictures of some new bushes sandwiched between a new rear subframe and some repainted mounts..... Thrilling stuff.

 

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#22 Mini_Mad_Manx_Man

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 03:55 PM

Not to much to update in the slowest mini build ever!! The resin finally turned today, plus a box of mixed nuts as some are not supplied in mounting kits because they are already welded in the shell (on steel mini's). 

 

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Also took the the rear subframe back to the container and got the shell tipped onto it's side ready to fibreglass the underside.

 

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Well moving the shell I took advantage and swept out the what was left of the original mini.

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 09:21 PM

A fair bit done tonight, we started by making the plates for the mounting points for the sub frame and the top of the rear shocks. After making the plates we decided to make some for the outside too.  

 

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Once we figuring out a way to keep the plate in place well we fiberglassed over (powerful magnets from inside car) we set to work fiberglassing the underside of the boot that was cut out and the plates into place.

 

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Well that's it till Saturday night.



#24 Mini_Mad_Manx_Man

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 09:22 PM

Posted same thing twice but can't delete it.

Edited by Mini_Mad_Manx_Man, 01 August 2018 - 12:35 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:04 AM

Hate to be a stickler.

 

The GRP work you have done doesn't look ideal. Although neat, it doesn't look like you have keyed any of it or tried to feather it in? Any movement in what you have done and it will just come away as its not bonded to the old GRP.

 

Need to be properly going to town with some heavy grit paper. Powerfile for hard to reach bits and a flap wheel for large areas, both around 60 grit.

 

Sorry to point it out :(. Unless you have and i can't see it!



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:06 PM

Good to see you are making a start on Daves old shell




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